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Encyclopedia > Dinagat Islands
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
Province of Dinagat Islands
Region: Caraga (Region XIII)
Capital: San Jose
Founded: December 2, 2006
Population:
2000 census—106,951 ()
Density—133.3 per km² ()
Area: 802.12 km² ()
Languages:
Governor: (2004-2007)

Image:Ph_locator_surigao_del_norte_dinagat_island.png Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Dinagat Island is a small island in the Philippines, located on the south side of Leyte Gulf in the province of Surigao del Norte. ... Map of the Philippines showing the regions and their provinces (click for larger version). ... For a municipality in the province of Davao Oriental, see Caraga, Davao Oriental Caraga is an Administrative Region of the Philippines, on the northeastern portion of the island of Mindanao. ... San Jose is a 5th class municipality in the province of Dinagat Islands, Philippines. ... December 2 is the 336th day (337th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Other countries Politics Portal      A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Other countries Politics Portal      A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local... A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipalidad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... A barangay (Tagalog: baranggay , pronounced as ba-rang-gai, gai as in guy), also known by its former name, the barrio, is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village, district or ward. ... The House of Representatives (Kapulungan ng mga Kinatawan in Filipino) is the lower chamber of the Congress of the Philippines. ... Image File history File links Ph_locator_surigao_del_norte_dinagat_island. ...

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Dinagat Islands is an island group comprising a province in the Philippines, located on the south side of Leyte Gulf in the province of Surigao del Norte. Leyte is to the west, across Surigao Strait, and Mindanao is to the south. Dinagat is about 60 km from north to south. Image File history File links Ph_locator_map_surigao_del_norte. ... Map of the Philippines showing all the regions and their provinces. ... Leyte Gulf is the body of water immediately east of the island of Leyte in the Philippines, adjoining the Philippine Sea of the Pacific Ocean. ... Surigao del Norte is a province of the Philippines located in the Caraga region in Mindanao. ... Leyte (pronounced LAY-teh or LAY-tee) is an island in the Visayas group of the Philippines. ... Surigao Strait is a body of water in the Philippines located between the islands of Mindanao and Leyte. ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao Mindanao is the second largest and easternmost island in the Philippines. ...


Best known for its great rock climbing sites and white sand beaches, it is the country's 81st and newest province and the fifth in the Caraga Region. For a municipality in the province of Davao Oriental, see Caraga, Davao Oriental Caraga is an Administrative Region of the Philippines, on the northeastern portion of the island of Mindanao. ...


The province, situated almost entirely on Dinagat Island, is a Shangri-La of adventurers. Its caves, rock formations and mountain lakes provide a perfect ambience for the thrill seeker and highly-strung individuals. It is also the seat of the greatest and historic Battle of Surigao Strait during the World War II and the entry point of the American Liberation forces before the momentous return of Gen. Douglas MacArthur in Leyte. Dinagat Island is a small island in the Philippines, located on the south side of Leyte Gulf in the province of Surigao del Norte. ... Battle of Leyte Gulf Conflict World War II, Pacific Campaign Date 23 October 1944 – 26 October 1944 Place The Philippines Result Decisive Allied victory The Battle of Leyte Gulf was a naval battle of the Pacific Campaign of World War II, fought in the seas around the island of... Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom France Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Charles de Gaulle Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian... Douglas MacArthur (January 26, 1880 - April 5, 1964), was a famous American general who played a prominent role in the Pacific theater of World War II. He was poised to command the invasion of Japan in November 1945 but was instead instructed to accept their surrender on September 2, 1945. ...


San Jose, Dinagat is the capital of this province, and is where the Headquarters of the Philippine Benevolent Missionaries Association, Inc., founded by Ruben Ecleo (who is now deceased) is at. ECLEO, RUBEN EDERA [Ecleo, Ruben Edera], December 09, 1934-December 20, 1987, a Filipino spiritual leader who founded the Philippine Benevolent Missionaries Association, Incorporated in 1965. ...


The province is known as one of the archipelago's holiest sites in the Pre-Christian native religion. It is here where the god of hurricanes was persuaded to relent his attacks on the islands by Da, the god of peace. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Christianity. ...


External Links

  • Additional Info concerning the Philippine Benevolent Missionaries Association
  • Info & fotos about the Philippine Benevolent Missionaries Association (PBMA)

Political divisions

Dinagat Islands is divided into 7 municipalities. A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipalidad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ...

City/Municipality No. of
Barangays
Area
(km²)
Population
(2000)
Pop. density
(per km²)
Basilisa (Rizal)
27
26,489
Cagdianao
14
12,886
Dinagat
12
 9,883
Libjo (Albor)
16
16,610
Loreto
10
 8,751
San Jose
12
25,532
Tubajon
 9
 6,800

Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Other countries Politics Portal      A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local... A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipalidad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... A barangay is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is very similar to a village. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Image File history File links Ph_seal_dinagat_islands_basilisa. ... Basilisa is a 5th class municipality in the province of Dinagat Island, Philippines. ... Cagdianao is a 4th class municipality in the province of Dinagat Island, Philippines. ... Dinagat is a 5th class municipality on Dinagat Island in the province of Dinagat Islands, Philippines. ... Image File history File links Ph_seal_dinagat_islands_libjo. ... Libjo is a 5th class municipality in the province of Dinagat Island, Philippines. ... Image File history File links Ph_seal_dinagat_islands_loreto. ... Loreto is a 5th class municipality in the province of Dinagat Island, Philippines. ... San Jose is a 5th class municipality in the province of Dinagat Islands, Philippines. ... Tubajon is a 5th class municipality in the province of Surigao del Norte, Philippines. ...

References

  • Dinagat Isles land provincehood status
  • Charter of the Province of Dinagat Islands (Republic Act No. 9355)
Philippines
Capital Manila | National Capital Region
Provinces Abra | Agusan del Norte | Agusan del Sur | Aklan | Albay | Antique | Apayao | Aurora | Basilan | Bataan | Batanes | Batangas | Benguet | Biliran | Bohol | Bukidnon | Bulacan | Cagayan | Camarines Norte | Camarines Sur | Camiguin | Capiz | Catanduanes | Cavite | Cebu | Compostela Valley | Cotabato | Davao del Norte | Davao del Sur | Davao Oriental | Dinagat Islands | Eastern Samar | Guimaras | Ifugao | Ilocos Norte | Ilocos Sur | Iloilo | Isabela | Kalinga | La Union | Laguna | Lanao del Norte | Lanao del Sur | Leyte | Maguindanao | Marinduque | Masbate | Misamis Occidental | Misamis Oriental | Mountain Province | Negros Occidental | Negros Oriental | Northern Samar | Nueva Ecija | Nueva Vizcaya | Occidental Mindoro | Oriental Mindoro | Palawan | Pampanga | Pangasinan | Quezon | Quirino | Rizal | Romblon | Samar | Sarangani | Shariff Kabunsuan | Siquijor | Sorsogon | South Cotabato | Southern Leyte | Sultan Kudarat | Sulu | Surigao del Norte | Surigao del Sur | Tarlac | Tawi-Tawi | Zambales | Zamboanga del Norte | Zamboanga del Sur | Zamboanga Sibugay
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