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