Roxas is a 2nd class coastal municipality of Oriental Mindoro Province in MiMaRoPa Region or Region 4B, Philippines.
Profile of Roxas Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Southeastern part of Mindoro Island off the coast of Luzon (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Bongabong (North) and Mansalay (southwest)
Area –> 85.26 km2 (32.92 sq mi)
Population –> 53,201 (2015 Census)
Revenue (2016) –> 126,087,981.53
Barangays –> 20
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
Legislative District –> 2nd
Congressman –> Alfonso Umali
Mayor –> Leo Cusi
Vice Mayor –> Gualberto V. Magno
History of Roxas
The town of Roxas in Oriental Mindoro was created on November 15, 1948.
Economy of Roxas
Roxas is an agricultural town where rice, corn and fish are the major products.
With its modern Roll-On Roll-Off (RORO) port officially known as Dangay Port, the town of Roxas is considered as the gateway to the Visayas and Mindanao regions via the Western Nautical Highway.
Tourist Spots in Roxas
Sto. Nino Parish Church
Festivals in Roxas
SIPAG (Industry) Festival (SIPAG stands for Saging (banana), Isda (fish), PAlay and prutas (rice & fruits) and Gulay (vegetables)). The festival coincides with the feast of its patron saint Sto. Niño.
Map of Roxas Municipality in Oriental Mindoro