Masbate is a 4th class coastal city and the capital of Masbate Province in the Bicol Region or Region 5, Philippines.
Profile of Masbate City (Geography)
Location –> Central part of the Philippines, off the southern coast of Bondoc Peninsula in Quezon Province (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Mobo (east), Milagros (south), Baleno (west)
Area –> 188.00 km2 (72.59 sq mi)
Population –> 95,389 (2015 Census)
Revenue (2016) –> 469,166,590.60
Barangays –> 30
Terrain –> Mountainous with coastal plain and river valleys
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Coconut, Corn, Cattle, Fish, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Masbateño; Bikolano, Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> 2nd
Congressman –> Elisa Kho
Mayor –> Rowena Tuason
Vice Mayor –> Ruby S. Morano
History of Masbate City
Although the island of Masbate was explored by the Spanish authorities as early as 1569, the town of Masbate was established only in the 1850s. In 1946, it was made the capital of Masbate Province.
On September 30, 2000, the town of Masbate was elevated into a city after Republic Act 8807 was ratified by a majority of voters in a plebiscite held that same year.
Read the history of Masbate in Tagalog here.
Economy of Masbate City
Masbate City is an agricultural town where rice, corn and fish are the major products.
Tourist Spots in Masbate City
Buntod Reef and Marine Sanctuary
Saint Anthony of Padua Cathedral
Saint Philomena Shrine
Festivals in Masbate City
Map of Masbate City