Palanas Tourist Spots, History, Festival

Palanas is a 4th class coastal municipality of Masbate Province in the Bicol Region, Philippines.

Palanas Municipal Hall
Palanas Municipal Hall (Credit: Facebook Page)

Profile of Palanas Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Eastern part of Masbate Island (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Dimasalang (northwest), Cataingan (southeast), Placer (southwest)
Area –> 171.10 km2 (66.06 sq mi)
Population –> 26,222 (2015 Census)
Revenue (2016) –> 84,332,716.15
Barangays –> 24
Terrain –> Hilly with coastal Plain
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Coconut, Fish, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Masbateno, Bicolano, Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> 3rd
Government Officials
Congressman –> Wilton “Tonton” Kho
Mayor –> Roscelle Eramiz
Vice Mayor –> Rudy Alvarez

History of Palanas

The town of Palanas used to be the mother town of Dimasalang but it was downgraded to a mere barrio of Dimasalang before it regained its status as a municipality on December 19, 1951 by virtue of Republic Act 639.

Economy of Palanas

Palanas is an agricultural town where rice, corn and fish are the major products.

Tourist Spots in Palanas

Festivals in Palanas

Pasayaw sa Leon Festival

Map of Palanas Municipality in Masbate Province

See also: Profile of Mayor Roscelle Eramiz, Governor Antonio Kho

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