Loreto Dinagat History, Tourist Spots, Festival

Loreto is a 4th class coastal municipality of Dinagat Island Province in Caraga Region, Philippines.

Loreto Dinagat Municipal Hall
Loreto Dinagat Municipal Hall (Credit: Facebook Page)

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
Government Officials
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

See also: Profile of Mayor Doandre Bill A. Ladaga, Governor Kaka Bag-ao

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