Loreto is a 4th class coastal municipality of Dinagat Island Province in Caraga Region, Philippines.
Profile of Loreto Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Northern part of Loreto (See map below)
Neighboring Town –> Tubajon (south)
Area –> 255.87 km2 (98.79 sq mi)
Population –> 9,309 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Mountainous with rolling hills and narrow coastal plain and valleys
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Fish, Coconut, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Cebuano, Surigaonon, Waray, Tagalog, English
Barangays –> (10) Carmen (Poblacion), Esperanza, Ferdinand, Helen (on Gibusong Island), Liberty (on Gibusong Island), Magsaysay (on Gibusong Island), Panamaon, San Juan (Poblacion), Santa Cruz (Poblacion), Santiago (Poblacion)
Revenue (2016) –> 101,288,410.76
Legislative District –> Lone
Congressman –> Alan Ecleo I
Mayor –> Doandre Bill A. Ladaga
Vice Mayor –> Richard C. Tan
History of Loreto
The town of Loreto was founded on January 1, 1919.
Economy of Loreto
Farming and fishing are chief economic activities in the municipality of Loreto. The local government is trying to develop commerce and tourism as alternative source of livelihood but the building of infrastructure is the priority at present.
Loreto is rich in mineral resources like aluminous laterite ore, chromite, gold, nickeliferous laterite, sand and gravel, guano, rock phosphate, limestone, and siliceous sand. However, some residents are opposed to the development of the mining industry.
Tourist Spots in Loreto
Gibusong Island (also spelled as Hibusong)
Festivals in Loreto
Map of Loreto Municipality in Municipality