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Province of Masbate
Provincial seal of Masbate
Provincial seal of Masbate
Map of the Philippines with Masbate highlighted
Map of the Philippines with Masbate highlighted
Region Bicol Region (Region V)
Capital Masbate City
Divisions  
 - Highly urbanized cities 0
 - Component cities 1
 - Municipalities 20
 - Barangays 550
 - Congressional districts 3
Population 33rd largest
 - Total (2007) 707,668
 - Density 175/km² (48th highest)
Area 30th largest
 - Total 4,047.7 km²
Founded March 10, 1917
Spoken languages Masbateño, Cebuano, Hiligaynon and Bikol
Governor Elisa Olga Kho (Lakas-CMD)

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People and Culture

The people of Masbate were formerly called "Visaya" but when the province was transferred to Bicol region during the regime of President Ferdinand Marcos, they were called "Bicolanos" or "Masbatenos". Many of its people are immigrants from several provinces such as Romblon and Panay Island provinces. The people of Masbate are known as best in agriculture, history, politics and geography means.


Major institutions of higher learning in the province include the Dr. Emilio B. Espinosa, Sr. Memorial State College of Agriculture and Technology (DEBESMSCAT) in Mandaon and in Masbate City, Osmeña College, Masbate Colleges, Liceo de Masbate and Southern Bicol College.


Economy

The province of Masbate is designated as a fourth class province.


Geography

Physically, Masbate lies exactly in the center of the Philippine archipelago north of the Visayas region. The main island looks like an arrowhead with its tip pointing north. Its southern portion encloses the Asid Gulf, while the Jintotolo Channel separates it from Panay Island. The Masbate Pass separates the two islands of Burias and Ticao from the main island of Masbate. Map of the Philippines showing Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao Visayas is one of the three island groupings in the Philippines along with Luzon and Mindanao. ...


Ethnically, as well as geographically, the province is part of the Sibuyan Sea group of islands which includes Romblon, Marinduque, Sibuyan and many other small islands. There is an admixture of Visayan and Bicolano cultures in the area, and their language, Masbateño, is a Bisakol blend of Capiznon, Hiligaynon, Bikol, Waray-Waray, Cebuano, Romblomanon and Tagalog. Most of Masbate Island speaks Masbateño, but the peninsula which points towards Cebu speaks Cebuano and the peninsula which points towards Panay speaks Hiligaynon. All of Ticao Island and half of Burias Island speak Masbateño, but northern Burias speaks Central Bikol. Masbateño is a Visayan language spoken by more than 600,000 people, primarily in the province of Masbate in the Philippines. ... Bisakol are two kinds of major dialects of the Philippines which comprises Bisaya (or Visayan) and Bikolano from the province of Bicol. ... Ticao Island is one of the three major islands of Masbate Province in the Philippines. ...


The islands of the Sibuyan Sea were well known to the Spanish explorers of the sixteenth century. Legazpi, from Cebu, had made exploratory trips to the islands of Masbate, Burias and Ticao. In later centuries Masbate had shipyards that built ships for the Manila-Acapulco trade. Other than this, there was not much development in the area during the Spanish regime.


Names of places scattered over Masbate's 121 islands are reminders of the missionary journeys and church foundations that were made by the Spanish soldiers and missionaries long ago: San Pascual and Claveria in Burias, San Jacinto and Monreal in Ticao, Esperanza and Aroroy in mainland. Masbate town is the most important foundation however, and is now the seat of the diocese as well as the civil capital of the province.


New settlements sprung up in Masbate just before American colonizers landed on Philippine soil at the turn of the century. The cattle industry was started with the discovery of good grazing lands. Another development was the discovery of rich good veins. Migrations began soon after this, although the mines in Aroroy town came to be developed only during the American era.


The Diocese of Masbate was created on March 23, 1968, separating it from the Diocese of Sorsogon. It comprises then, and now, the civil province of Masbate with its 121 islands including the two larger ones – Burias and Ticao. It is now a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Caceres. Its titular patron is St. Anthony of Padua. is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Masbate's land area of 7000 square kilometers holds a population of 598,813 of which 85 percent are Catholics. Devotional practices such as the rosary, novenas to saints, and other religious manifestations as processions, the misa de gallo and Holy Week traditional activities are still very much part of the way of life of most parishioners.


Geology

The Philippine fault runs parallel to Masbate's East coast. A detailed description of Masbate's geology and the prevalent structures can be found through this link


Biology

Im Masbate 15 mangrove species can be found.The predominant ones being Pagatpat (Sonneratia alba), Bakauan-lalaki (Rhizophora apiculata), Pi-api(Avicennia lanata), and Bakauan-babae (Rhizophora mucronata).[1]


Political

Masbate is subdivided into 20 municipalities and 1 city. A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipalidad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... 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...


Masbate Representatives

1st District 2nd District 3rd District
Narciso Bravo Jr. (KAMPI) Antonio Kho (Lakas-NUCD) Rizalina Lanete (NPC)
City/Municipality No. of
Barangays
Area
(km²)
Population
(2000)
Mayor
(2007-2010)
Aroroy Hon. Arturo Vicente P. Maristela, Jr.
Baleno Hon. Gracia Mingoy-Llamado
Balud Hon. Clemente A. Arguelles, Jr
Batuan Hon. Severino V. Alofre III
Cataingan Hon. Felipe L. Cabataña
Cawayan Hon. Ramon B. Abinuman
Claveria Hon. Henedina V. Andueza
Dimasalang 20 Hon. Henry J. Naga
Esperanza Hon. Mac John C. Seachon
Mandaon 26 Hon. Emily Estipona Hao
Masbate City Hon.Ates M. Tuazon Milagros Hon. Dr. Natividad Magbalon
Mobo Hon. Konrad R. Ramos
Monreal Hon. Ben G. Espiloy
Palanas Hon. Rudy L. Alvarez, Sr.
Pio V. Corpuz Hon. Diomedes C. Amaroto
Placer Hon. Vicente C. Cutero
San Fernando 26 19,179 Hon. Helen Letada-Bunan
San Jacinto Hon. Leny Arcenas
San Pascual Hon. Zacarina A. Lazaro
Uson 36 43,825 Hon. Felepe U. Sanchez

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 | 1987 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Other countries Politics Portal      The Kabalikat ng Malayang Pilipino (KAMPI, formerly the Kabalikat ng Mamamayang Pilipino) is... ... 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 | 1987 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Political clans Other countriesAtlas  Politics Portal      The Nationalist Peoples Coalition or NPC is a political party... 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 | 1987 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Government Website Human rights Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipyo, in Tagalog) is a local... A barangay is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is very similar to a village. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Aroroy is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines. ... Baleno is a 4th class municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines. ... Balud is a 4th class municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines. ... Batuan is a 5th class municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines. ... Cataingan is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines. ... Cawayan is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines. ... Claveria is one of the municipalities in Masbate, in the Philippines. ... Dimasalang is a 5th class municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines. ... Esperanza is a 5th class municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines. ... Mandaon is a 4th class municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines. ... Masbate City is a 5th class city in the province of Masbate, Philippines. ... Milagros is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines. ... Mobo is a 4th class municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines. ... Monreal is a 5th class municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines. ... Palanas is a 4th class municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines. ... Pio V. Corpuz is a 4th class municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines. ... Placer is a 4th class municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines. ... San Fernando is a municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines. ... San Jacinto is a 4th class municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines. ... San Pascual is a 4th class municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...

History

Pre-Spanish Period

During the pre-Spanish period, the province was part of the province of Sorsogon. The province is administrated by the Diocese of Sorsogon during the Spanish times.


Masbate as an Independent Province

The Second Philippine Commission (the Taft Commission), consisting of Judge William Howard Taft, Mr. Dean C. Worcester and Senor Trinidad Pardo H. de Tavera, organized the islands of Masbate, Ticao and Burias into the Province of Masbate during their visit to the region in March 1901.[2] Senor Serrano, a native Masbateno, was appointed Governor of the province. George Landers, a New York soldier was appointed Supervisor and Lieutenant Snyder of the Twenty-seventh Infantry Regiment was appointed Treasurer. The province had about 40 000 inhabitants at that time [3] The Philippine Commission was a body appointed by the President of the United States to exercise legislative and limited executive powers in the Philippines. ... 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 | 1987 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Other countries Politics Portal      The Taft Commission also known as Philippine Commission was the legislature of the... For other persons named William Howard Taft, see William Howard Taft (disambiguation). ...


In 1901, a very strong typhoon hit Masbate badly and seriously crippled its economy when coconut plantations, forests and 90% of the houses were severely devastated. Governor Henry C. Ide issued an Executive Order annexing Masbate to the Province of Sorsogon under the Philippine Commission Act 1413 enacted on November 23, 1905 which took effect on January 1, 1906.[4]


During the year 1917, Masbate became independent of its mother province, Sorsogon. Pio V. Corpuz became its first governor after the American times. The municipality of Pio V. Corpuz is named in his honor. 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ...


The Philippine Legislative Act 2934, approved on December 5, 1920, implemented by Executive Order No.3 dated January 9, 1921 and was made effective on February 15, 1921, mandated the separation of Masbate from Sorsogon as a separate Province. [5]


Second World War

In 1942, the Japanese forces landed in Masbate.


In 1945, Masbate was liberated by the Philippine Commonwealth forces with Filipino guerrilla units, which attacked the Japanese Imperial forces beginning the Battle of Masbate.


Masbate City

Architecture

Lighthouses

There are three lighthouses in the province,[6]:

  • Colorado Point

1908. Active; focal plane 33 m (109 ft); two red flashes every 5 s. 5 m (16 ft) concrete tower with keeper's house. No photo available. A tourist site says the light station may date from Spanish times but the present lighthouse is American. Located on the east side of the entrance to the harbor of Aroroy, on the north coast of Masbate. Site apparently open, tower status unknown. ARLHS PHI-020; Admiralty F2508; NGA 14604.

  • Bugui Point

1903. Active; focal plane 66 m (218 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 15 m (49 ft) masonry tower. Keeper's house. No photo available, but the lighthouse appears on a postage stamp. A tourist site says the lighthouse was constructed by the Spanish, but it does not seem to have been in service by 1898; apparently the Americans completed it. Located at the northwestern point of Masbate, a landmark on the traditional Southern Passage to Manila from San Bernardino Strait. Site apparently open, tower status unknown. ARLHS PHI-070; Admiralty F2510; NGA 14600.

  • Jintotolo (Gintotolo) Island

1890s. Active; focal plane 57 m (187 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 15.5 m (51 ft) square cylindrical stone tower with lantern and gallery. 1-story keeper's house. No photo available, but the lighthouse appears on a postage stamp. Located on an island off the southwestern tip of Masbate in Jintotolo Strait, an important shipping route to and from the central Philippines. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. ARLHS PHI-035; Admiralty F2292; NGA 14624.


External links

  • Masbate Province Official Site
  • Masbate City Official Site
  • www.masbateonline.com
  • www.bicolanoes.com
  • www.bicolonline.com
  • Masbate City, Islands Philippines

Notes

  1. ^ http://209.85.175.104/search?q=cache:YXEZZVFPzF0J:www.pcamrd.dost.gov.ph/zone2/papers/7th/santos.pdf+uson+masbate+mangroves&hl=nl&ct=clnk&cd=4&gl=nl
  2. ^ The Philippine Commission Act. No. 105, enacted March 18
  3. ^ The New York Times 21 March 1901http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9A0DEFDF1139E733A25752C2A9659C946097D6CF
  4. ^ Excerpt from 2000 annual audit report on the Province of Masbate;http://www.coa.gov.ph/2000_AAR/LGUs/R05/MasbateProv_es00.htm
  5. ^ Excerpt from 2000 annual audit report on the Province of Masbate;http://www.coa.gov.ph/2000_AAR/LGUs/R05/MasbateProv_es00.htm
  6. ^ Philippine Lighthouses

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Local Government Unit: Provincial Government of Masbate (244 words)
It is bounded on the north by the Bicol Mainland, on the south by the Visayan Sea, on the west by Sibuyan Sea and on the east by the Burias Pass, Ticao Pass and Samar Sea.
Masbate had a population of 707,668 as of the 2000 census, growing at an average rate of 1.71 percent from 1995 to 2000.
Masbate is the biggest cattle raising province in the region.
Masbate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (496 words)
Masbate is an island province of the Philippines located in the Bicol Region in Luzon.
Masbate town is the most important foundation however, and is now the seat of the diocese as well as the civil capital of the province.
Masbate's land area of 7000 square kilometers holds a population of 598,813 of which 85 per cent are Catholics.
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