The Municipality of San Fernando was once called San Isidro Labrador. This southern town was one of the barangays of the town of Naga. It was given the name San Fernando in honor of one of the best-loved parish priests of the town, Fernando Sanchez. The town was established after it merged with other barangays in the area under the leadership of Juan Diyong or Juan Magdidiiyong.
The term “Sikoy-Sikoy” is the informal term used for the Cebuano word “panikoy,” which is a fishing practice where fishermen throw their nets into rough seas. The Sikoy-Sikoy Festival symbolizes the vitality of the people of San Fernando wherein the waves are the challenges they face and the fish are the blessings they receive each year. The festival also aims to unite the people of San Fernando as well as keep the young away from vices.
You can get to San Fernando by getting on a bus headed to the town at the Cebu South Bus Terminal. Just tell the driver or conductor that you want to get off the town of San Fernando.