Baco (Oriental Mindoro) Tourist Spots, History, Festival

Baco is a 3rd class coastal municipality of Oriental Mindoro Province in MiMaRoPa Region or Region 4B, Philippines.

Baco Municipal Hall
Baco Municipal Hall (Photo Credit: Baco LGU)

Profile of Baco Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Northern part of Oriental Mindoro (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> San Teodoro (northwest), Calapan City and Naujan (east), Sablayan (south), Santa Cruz (southwest)
Area –> 216.23 km2 (83.49 sq mi)
Population –> 37,215 (2015 Census)
Revenue (2016) –> 104,438,690.32
Barangays –> 27
Terrain –> Mountainous with lowland
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Corn, Fish, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> 1st
Government Officials
Congressman –> Paulino Salvador Leachon
Mayor –> Reynaldo Marco
Vice Mayor –> Brederick V. Castillo

History of Baco

The town of Baco was formerly called Voco, Bato, Bacoy. It served as the capital of Mindoro from 1575 to 1679.

Economy of Baco

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

Tourist Spots in Baco

Mount Halcon
Blessed Trinity Parish Church

Festival in Baco

Banana Festival

Map of Baco Municipality in Oriental Mindoro

See also: Profile of Mayor Reynaldo Marco, Governor Humerlito “Bonz” Dolor

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