Bongabong Tourist Spots, History, Festival

Bongabong is a 1st class coastal municipality of Oriental Mindoro Province in MiMaRoPa Region or Region 4B, Philippines.

Bongabong Municipal Hall
Bongabong Municipal Hall (Photo Credit: Facebook Page)

Profile of Bongabong Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Southeastern part of Mindoro Island off the coast of Luzon (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Bansud (north), Roxas and Mansalay (south), and Sablayan in Occidental Mindoro (west)
Area –> 498.20 km2 (192.36 sq mi)
Population –> 72,073 (2015 Census)
Revenue (2016) –> 190,579,545.51
Barangays –> 36
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
Government Officials
Congressman –> Alfonso Umali
Mayor –> Elegio Malaluan
Vice Mayor –> Richard S. Candelario

History of Bongabong

The town of Bongabong It became a separate municipality again on November 7, 1927 by virtue of Philippine Legislative Act No. 3415. It was previously a barrio of Pinamalayan Municipality. In 1939, it had a population of 8,054.

Economy of Bongabong

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

Tourist Spots in Bongabong

Tangisan Falls
Anila Beach and Eco Park
Kuta Bongabong (Fuerza de Bongabong) – a Spanish colonial fortification
Lisap Bridge
Saint Joseph Parish Church

Festivals in Bongabong

Sulyog Festival
Bongabong Foundation Day

Map of Bongabong Municipality in Oriental Mindoro

See also: Profile of Mayor Elegio Malaluan, Governor Humerlito “Bonz” Dolor

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