Mamburao History, Tourist Spots, Festival

Mamburao is a 2nd class coastal municipality and the capital of Occidental Mindoro Province in MiMaRopa Region or Region 4-B, Philippines.

Mamburao Beach
Mamburao Beach (Credit: youtube video)

Profile of Mamburao Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Northwestern part of Mindoro Island (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Abra de Ilog (north), Santa Cruz (east), Paluan (west)
Area –> 283.51 km2 (109.46 sq mi)
Population –> 42,975 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Coastal Plain with mountains and hills
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Corn, Fish, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Tagalog, English
Barangays –> 15
Revenue (2016) –> 132,318,636.29
Legislative District –> Lone
Government Officials
Congressman –> Josephine “Nene” Ramirez-Sato
Mayor –> Angelina tria
Vice Mayor –> Joel C. Panaligan
Councilors (Sangguniang Bayan or SB members)
Jenny C. Villar
Fe Abeleda-Agoncillo
Raul Masangkay
Damaso Abeleda
Eduardo “Boy” Maneja
Boy Olfato
Abel Pantoja
Bito Alastre
Alan T. Aquino (ABC President)

History of Mamburao

Mamburao was a thriving Moro settlement when the Spaniards forcibly occupied it in 1560. Towards the end of the Spanish regime and into the American Period, many barrios of Mamburao were separated and became independent towns such as Sablayan, Paluan, Abra de Ilog and Santa Cruz. On June 13, 1950, Mamburao was designated as the capital of Occidental Mindoro upon the island’s breakup into two provinces.

Economy of Mamburao

Mamburao is the commercial and financial center of northern Occidental Mindoro although agriculture remains an important source of livelihood for most of its residents. Rice, fish, and corn are the chief products but the town also produces a lot of vegetables and coconuts.

The town center is home to many commercial establishments. Mamburao is served by a seaport and airport.

Tourist Spots in Mamburao

Provincial Capitol
Mamburao Beach
La Playa Beach

Festivals in Mamburao

Mimaropa Festival
Map of Mamburao Municipality in Occidental Mindoro

See also: Profile of Mayor Angelina tria, Governor Eduardo Gadiano

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