Placer is a 2nd class coastal municipality of Masbate Province in the Bicol Region, Philippines.
Profile of Placer Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Eastern part of Masbate Island (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Palanas (north), Cataingan (east), Esperanza (south), Cawayan (west)
Area –> 193.03 km2 (74.53 sq mi)
Population –> 55,826 (2015 Census)
Revenue (2016) –> 129,181,999.42
Barangays –> 35
Terrain –> Hilly with coastal Plain
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Coconut, Fish, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Cebuano, Masbateno, Bicolano, Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> 3rd
Congressman –> Wilton “Tonton” Kho
Mayor –> Eusebio Dumoran Jr.
Vice Mayor –> Alito Quilongquilong
History of Placer
The municipality of Placer was organized on June 16, 1948 through Republic Act No. 292. It was originally a barrio of Cataingan.
Economy of Placer
Placer is an agricultural town where rice, corn and fish are the major products.
Tourist Spots in Placer
Our Lady of Remedies Parish Church
Festivals in Placer
Map of Placer Municipality in Masbate Province