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Oriental Mindoro (Filipino: Silangang Mindoro) is a province of the Philippines located in the MIMAROPA region in Luzon. Its capital is Calapan City and occupies the eastern half of the island of Mindoro; Occidental Mindoro is at the western half. On the east of the province lies the Sibuyan Sea and Romblon. To the north is Batangas across the Verde Island Passage. The Semirara Islands of Antique are to the south. Map of the Philippines showing the regions and provinces (click for larger version). ... MIMAROPA, also known as Region IV-B, is a region of the Philippines located in Luzon. ... Map of the Philippines showing the regions and their provinces (click for larger version). ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. ... Calapan City is a 4th class city in the province of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. ... Beach in Northern Mindoro Mindoro is the seventh-largest island in the Philippines. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Sibuyan Sea is a small sea in the Philippines that separates the Visayas from the northern Philippine island of Luzon. ... Romblon is an island province of the Philippines located in the MIMAROPA region in Luzon. ... Batangas is a province of the Philippines located on the southwestern part of Luzon in the CALABARZON region. ... Antique P is a Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ...

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
Province of Oriental Mindoro
Region: MIMAROPA (Region IV-B)
Capital: Calapan City
Founded:
Population:
2000 census—681,818 (34th largest)
Density—156 per km² (28th lowest)
Area: 4,364.7 km² (27th largest)
Languages: Tagalog, Kamangyan
Governor: Arnan C. Panaligan (2004-2007)
Image:Ph_locator_map_oriental_mindoro.png

Oriental Mindoro is famous among tourists for Puerto Galera. This municipality, only a few hours from Manila, boasts of splendid white beach resorts and diving spots. For the adventurous, Mt. Halcon, on the western border of the province provides one of the most challenging mountain climbing experiences in the Philippines. Image File history File links Ph_seal_oriental_mindoro. ... Map of the Philippines showing the regions and their provinces (click for larger version). ... MIMAROPA, also known as Region IV-B, is a region of the Philippines located in Luzon. ... Calapan City is a 4th class city in the province of Oriental Mindoro, 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... 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. ... Type Lower house Houses House of Representatives House Speaker Jose De Venecia, Jr. ... Tagalog (pronunciation: ) is one of the major languages of the Republic of the Philippines. ... Image File history File links Map of the Philippines showing the location of Oriental Mindoro. ... Puerto Galera is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. ... A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipalidad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... The City of Manila (Filipino: Lungsod ng Maynila), or simply Manila, is the capital of the Philippines and one of the municipalities that comprise Metro Manila. ... Mountaineering is an umbrella term that can variously be used to describe the actions of climbing, hillwalking and scrambling. ...

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People and culture

Oriental Mindoro is the home province of current Philippine vice-president and former ABS-CBN news anchor Noli de Castro. He is from the town of Pola. Categories: Corporation stubs | Philippines | Television networks ... Manuel Noli de Castro, Jr. ... Pola is a 4th class municipality in the province of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. ...


Economy

Oriental Mindoro relies on tourism, and harvest of fruits for an income. IT is relatively new there, but it is having progressive development.


Geography

Political

Oriental Mindoro is subdivided into 14 municipalities and 1 component 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...

City/Municipality No. of
Barangays
Area
(km²)
Population
(2000)
Pop. density
(per km²)
Baco
Bansud
Bongabong
Bulalacao (San Pedro)
Calapan City
Gloria
Mansalay
Naujan
Pinamalayan
Pola
Puerto Galera
Roxas
San Teodoro
Socorro
Victoria

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. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Baco is a 4th class municipality in the province of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. ... Bansud is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. ... Bongabong is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. ... Bulalacao is a 4th class municipality in the province of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. ... Calapan City is a 4th class city in the province of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. ... Gloria is a 4th class municipality in the province of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. ... Mansalay is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. ... Naujan is a 1st class municipality in the province of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. ... Pinamalayan is a municipality of Oriental Mindoro in the Philippines. ... Pola is a 4th class municipality in the province of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. ... Puerto Galera is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. ... Roxas is a 4th class municipality in the province of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. ... San Teodoro is a 4th class municipality in the province of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. ... Socorro is a 4th class municipality in the province of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. ... Victoria is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. ...

Local Officials

  • Governor Arnan C. Panaligan
  • Vice Governor Maria Estela Felipa M. Aceron
  • Board Member Ireneo Apasan
  • Board Member Ramil Dimapilis
  • Board Member Luis Castillet
  • Board Member Ernesto Liwanag
  • Board Member Corazon Agarap
  • Board Member Romeo Infantado
  • Board Member Abraham Abas
  • Board Member Ronald Panaligan
  • Board Member Claro Recto
  • Board Member Susan Cobrado
  • Board Member Juan Paolo Luna ( Pres. Councilors' League, Oriental Mindoro)
  • Board Member Rogeto Cometa ( Pres. Association of Barangay Chairmen, Oriental Mindoro)
  • Board Member Kathleel Cyrele Cuyas Pres. Sangguniang Kabataan Federation, Oriental Mindoro)

History

Spaniards first arrived on Mindoro in the 16th century and initially administered it as part of Batangas. The island gained full provincehood in 1921. In 1950, the island was divided into the provinces of Oriental Mindoro and Occidental Mindoro. (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... Batangas is a province of the Philippines located on the southwestern part of Luzon in the CALABARZON region. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


External links

  • WOW Philippines - Oriental Mindoro
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  Results from FactBites:
 
GlobalPinoy, Travel - Oriental Mindoro (726 words)
Oriental Mindoro shares the eastern half of the large island of Mindoro Island.
Oriental Mindoro is famous for it's rich marine life and colorful coral reefs.
Access to Oriental Mindoro from Manila is by a two and a half hour land trip to Batangas City or by a two-hour ferryboat ride either to Calapan or Puerto Galera.
Oriental Mindoro - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (253 words)
Oriental Mindoro is a province of the Philippines located in the MIMAROPA region in Luzon.
Its capital is Calapan City and occupies the eastern half of the island of Mindoro; Occidental Mindoro is at the western half.
Oriental Mindoro is famous among tourists for Puerto Galera.
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