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Sablayan was derived from the word Sablay, a Visayan term meaning wave convergence.  In the early times, the very location of the town was where the waves from North and South China Sea meet, hence, the name Sablay that later became Sablayan.

Mangyans were the ancient aborigines of Mindoro.  They were believed to be of Malayan origin.  They were joined in by natives from neighboring islands--mostly Panayeños led by the TANUNGAN during the second Spanish settlement established by Legaspi. Years later, more arrived who, unlike the first migrants, were already converted Christians; and sometime in 1861 migrants increased in population.

The means of livelihood was agriculture, fishing and hunting.  Women though were engaged in weaving sigurang, a fiber derived from buri/nipa leaves.

Sablayan then was often subject to raids by Muslim pirates and slave traders so a wooden tower was built--watched round the clock to guard against approaching raiders.  This alarm system was augmented in 1896, when four bells of varied sizes--believed to have been manufactured in Spain--arrived from Manila.  These bells rang musical chimes.

Upon the arrival of a Spanish priest, a church had to be built.  Men, women and children were conscripted to work on it.  After ten years of backbreaking arduous toil, the church was made functional sometime in 1896.  This church is now in ruins, its bells gone but the biggest cannon standstill atop a small hill near the lighthouse of Parola.  The church was abandoned when the town proper was moved to Buenavista.

In 1901, the first American arrived in Sablayan.  Due to the outbreak of Fil-American war, Americans burned the town in 1903.  It took years before Sablayan was rebuilt.

Sablayan was already a pueblo (town) under the Spaniards when the Americans came.  However, when the American Government took over--owing perhaps to its proximity and accessibility to the National Government--it was converted into a full pledge municipality on January 04, 1906 by virtue of Act No. 1820 of the Philippine Commission.

Torism

Apo Reef Marine Natural Park

Presents good drift-diving opportunities with crystalline blue water covering an area of 35 square kilometers of coral reefs teeming with a wide variety of marine life. This atoll-like reef is divided by a narrow channel into two lagoon systems (north and south). The channel runs east to west from 1.80 and 27.00 meter deep with a fine white sand bottom, numerous mounds and patches of branching corals under the deep blue water. The reef water abound with 385 species of colorful marine fishes live in the general area, including families of sharks, stingrays, mantas, school of jacks and snappers, swarms of tropical aquarium fish and the crevice-dwelling morays, blennies and gobies. It has no less than 500 species of corals which includes soft corals and branching types of hard corals. All of these conspire to give divers a rewarding experience that should never be missed.

Apo Reef has three islands namely Apo Island, Apo Menor (Binangaan Island) and Cayos del Bajo. The white beaches and the physical attributes of these islands offers tourists a wholesome place for rest and recreation. The islands are accessible by motorized banca.

 

Pandan Grande

Pandan Grande is an islet that is surrounded by white sand having approximately 38 hectares land area. Within the islet is a lagoon. It is developed by a French National into an international beach resort, and is dubbed in the International Tourist Guidebook as Philippines top 10. It is accessible via 15 minutes banca ride from Sablayan Port.

Among the facilities in the islet include 20 native cottages, international cuisine and sporting games. Scuba diving facilities and instructors are available.

 

Parola Park

Parola Park is situated on the hilly coastal portion of the urban area. It has a approximate elevation of 15 meters above sea level. It is where the historic watchtower (parola) of Sablayan was established sometime in 1861 used by the early Sablayanons to prey on Muslim pirates who used to raid the area. Round the clock watchers stationed thereat signal or warn the people to hide whenever Muslim Vintas were sighted.

In 1896, the parola was equipped with bells that rung musical chimes. Later church was constructed. The church is now in ruins, but the biggest cannon in Sablayan is still on top of the hill where the Parola stands.

 

Beach Resorts

There are several beach resorts in the municipality with cottages. Among those frequented by local visitors are Stone Park Resort, Feliz del Mar Beach Resort and DJ Beach Resort both situated in the coastal shores of Poblacion. These are ideal for outing or boating.

Pandan Piqueño

Pandan Piqueño is one of the sentinel islands guarding Sablayan from tidal waves. It has a total land area of 31 hectares with virgin forest. Like Pandan Grande this is an atoll and has the potential for scuba diving and boating.

 

Libao Lake

Libao lake is an inland lake situated within the Civil Reservation, Sablayan Prison and Penal Farm. It has an approximate area of 24 hectares with a perimeter measurement of 2,780 meters. The lake derived its name from the white lotus abundant in its waters, which the Mangyan called Libua.

The lake has a average depth of 10 feet. Its water is clear and cool. For one to enjoy the unique aura at the lake, the SPPF built a floating kiosk, strategically anchored to give one a feeling of being close to Mother Nature.

 

Manamlay Lake

Manamlay Lake is a mountain lake with a total area of more or less 20 hectares. It is situated within the FB Harrison Game Refuge and sanctuary establish on January 9, 1920 by Hon. Governor Francis Burton Harrison.

The said area is commonly known as Panikian Lake for in the past when the nearly forest vegetation is not yet denuded Million Fruit Bats found refuge in that environs.

The lake is ideal for boating and fishing. It has a cool invigorating climate.

 

Matingkay Cave

Matingkay Cave situated in Barangay San Vicente is an enchanting cave for amulets.

Office of the Municipal Mayor
Municipal Mayor Hon. Godofredo B. Mintu

 
Office of the Municipal Treasurer
Municipal Treasurer Mr. Gavino Lapuz

 
Office of the Municipal Agriculturist
Municipal Agriculturist Mrs. Lina De Leon

 
Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Officer
Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Officer Mr. Fernando Dalangin

 
Municipal Budget Office
Municipal Budget Officer Mrs. Fe Santos

 
Office of the Municipal Accountant
OIC - Municipal Accountant Lily Dangupon

 
Municipal Planning and Development Office
OIC - Municipal Planning and Development Officer Engr. Edward Cabalbag

 
Office of the Municipal Social Welfare and Development
OIC - MSWDO Mr. Roderick Talundata

 
Municipal Health Office
Municipal Health Officer Dr. Ferdinand Romabon

 
Office of the Municipal Engineer
Municipal Engineer Engr. Roberto Dimayacyac

 
Office of the Municipal Administrator
Municipal Administrator Mrs. Ofelia Mabulay

 
Office of the Municipal Civil Registrar
Civil Registrar Mr. Benjamin Eugenio

 
Office of the Municipal Assessor
Municipal Assessor Mr. Alex Flores
 
Hon. Manuel Tadeo (Councilor)
Hon. Edwin Mintu (Councilor)
Hon. Romeo Dimayacyac (Councilor)
Hon. Rocky Legaspi (Councilor)
Hon. Amable Urieta (Councilor)
Hon. Efren Dimaculangan (Councilor)
Hon. Salustiana Ani-Dawates (Councilor)
Hon. Roberto Dawates (Councilor)
Hon. Leonilo Nicanor (ABC President)
Hon. Jaypee Nardo (SK Chairman)
Hon. Eduardo Gadiano (Municipal Vice-Mayor)
Ma. Theresa Poblador (Secretary to the Sangguniang Bayan)

In the heart of the province of Occidental Mindoro, the municipality of Mamburao lies in the level area on the coastal shorelines of the South China Sea and extends far beyond into the interior at the foot mountain. The town is situated along the Mamburao Bay between Tubili point and Mamburao Reef and affords good anchorage. Mamburao River empties into the bay at Southward of Tayamaan and Westward of Balansay. The bay has a good anchorage from northerly and easterly wind, but it is exposed to southwest wind. The Mamburao Reef extends about 3 ¼ miles from Caraoisan point. The first settlement in Mindoro visited by the Spaniards was Mamburao, the Moro strong hold in the island then. On January 1, 1870, Legaspi dispatched his grandson Juan de Salcedo, with Panay forces in fifteen boats they sailed towards Mamburao and destroyed this Mohammedan town and demolished the pirate fort. Juan de Salcedo returned to Panay readily laden with spoils of war and covered with marital glory. On May 3, 1560, Juan de Salcedo and Martin de Goiti join another expedition to Mamburao.

      In the early days of Christianity, the village of Mamburao belonged to the third convert district established in Cavite and Mamburao. After which, it became a “Colossal Empire” incorporating three towns and gave birth to the municipality. From the end of the Spanish era to 1902, Sablayan was a barrio of Mamburao. In 1905, Paluan and Abra de Ilog were annexed to Mamburaoas barrios under Republic Act no. 1280. Eventually, those places were created as separate municipalities. In 1949, Sta. Cruz, another barrio of Mamburao, was given an independent status as municipality.

      Mamburao’s population at the turn of the century was very sparse due to Muslim invasions and piracy of seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Mamburao itself was made the base Muslim piratical raids of the coastal town of Mindoro, Luzon and Visayas. On the later part of the nineteenth century, migrants from Zambales occupied the locality. At the turn of the century, Tagalogs mostly from Lubang, Looc and Paluan and few from Batangas and Cavite, came to Mamburao.

      In 1950, Mindoro province was divided into two, Occidental and Oriental. A year later, Mamburao was chosen the capital town of Occidental Mindoro. It begun to progress gradually in the field of agriculture which include fishing and grazing.

      At present, Mamburao constituted of diverse culture, language and religious practice.

Office of the Mayor
Municipal Mayor Hon. Joel C. Panaligan
EMail Address : mayorbigj@yahoo.com
Telephone No : (043) 711 7950

 
Office of the Municipal Treasurer
Municipal Treasurer Mrs. Deoridina U. Reyes

 
Office of the Municipal Accountant
Municipal Accountant Mrs. Mary Anne R. Alcaide

 
Office of the Municipal Budget Officer
OIC-MBO Mr. Reynaldo Abeleda

 
Office of the Municipal Engineer
Municipal Engineer Mr. Ariel P. Cortuna
Telephone No : (043) 711 1791

 
Office of the Municipal Assessor
Municipal Assessor Mr. Antonio V. Eugenio

 
Office of the Municipal Planning and Dev't. Coordinator
Municipal Planning and Dev't. Coordinator Mr. Ellison G. Girao
EMail Address : mpdomamb@yahoo.com
Telephone No : (043) 711 1769

 
Office of the Municipal Civil Registrar
Municipal Civil Registrar Mr. Menandro Regudo

 
Office of the Municipal Agriculturist
Municipal Agriculture Officer Mr. Evelio Vidal

 
Office of the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officer
MSWDO Ms. Maruja Porras

 
MMO-Newsletter Section
Editor-In-Chief Mr. Randole M. Bool
EMail Address : mamburenews@yahoo.com
Telephone No : (043) 711 1874
 
Hon. Leonilo Villanueva (Municipal Vice Mayor)
Tel No : (043) 711 1813
 
Jesus Antonio Robles (Secretary to the Sanggunian)
Tel No : (043) 711 1813
 
Hon. Angelina Tria (SB Member)
Hon. Damaso Abeleda (SB Member)
Hon. Jacinto Olfato (SB Member)
Hon. Donald Tadeja (SB Member)
Hon. Alberto Alastre (SB Member)
Hon. Elorde Masangkay (SB Member)
Hon. Segundo Maguad (SB Member)
Hon. Linda Tajonera (SB Member)

* Land Area

The province is composed of 11 municipalities, of which, the municipalities of Lubang and Looc are in Lubang Island situated in the northern tip of the province. The municipality of Sablayan, with its 2,188.80 sq. km. area, is the largest in term of land area; almost twice the size of the entire Cavite province. Sta.Cruz, the second largest, occupies 681 sq. km. or about 11.59% of the province's land mass. The municipality of Lubang, with a land area of 113 .10 sq. km. is the smallest, occupying about 1.92% of the provinces land area.


The land area and number of barangays of the province is breakdown as follows:

LAND AREA OF OCCIDENTAL MINDORO
BY MUNICIPALITY
2000 

Municipality   No. of Barangays Land Area   (In hectares) Percentage of  Distribution
Abra de Ilog              9         53,370       9.08%
Calintaan              7         38,250       6.51%
 Looc              9         13,280       2.25%
 Lubang              16         11,310       1.92%
 Magasaysay              12         29,675       5.05%
 Mamburao              15         29,760       5.06%
 Paluan              12         56,450       9.60%
 Rizal              11                      24.250       4.12%
 Sablayan              22         218,880     37.22%
 San Jose              38         44.670       7.60%
 Sta. Cruz              11         68,140      11.59%
 Total             162        587,985       100%

 

 

Major Physiography and Geology


A mountain block running northwest to south across central portion of the island of the Mindoro separates Occidental from Oriental Mindoro. The bulk of highland in Occidental Mindoro is uplifted with serpentinized perioditite. Volcanic terrain is limited to areas near Mt. Cavite in the northern coast part, and Mt. Halcon in the central part. Wider lowlands exist along the southwest, while small patches of alluvial flat land are found west along the coast, principally where the rivers meet the sea. Delta formation on the west side of the island are found near Sta. Cruz, Mamburao and San Jose. The smaller island of Lubang , Golo ,Ambil, Cabra, Ambulong and Iling contain metamorphic and igneous rocks. The eastern portion of the province is composed of two major highland systems that serve as boundaries for Occidental Mindoro. Mt. Halcon (2,100 m) forms the core, the northern portion of the two system; while on the central part is the Mt. Baco(2,000m), around which the second highland system is located. Mt. Calavite (1,700m) and Abra de Ilog (1,600m) are near the north cost of the island. The eastern portion of the province is known to be extremely rugged and quite elevated, accessible only through mountain trails.


Climate and Rainfall


The province's climate is generally characterized by two pronounced seasons; dry during the months of January to May and wet during the rest of the year. The warmer months are experienced from March to May, while the lowest temperature is experienced in December.

From June to October, rains prevailing in the eastern part are the rainy, low altitude and the coastal plains suffer excess heat and humidity, while the extensive mountain ranges receive cool climate. During the northwest monsoon, the moist air coming from the northwest side becomes dry after crossing the mountains. This counts for the dry season during the months of northeast monsoon. Also from June to October, the province is affected by the southeast monsoon.

Humidity and Temperature Ranges

Temperature in the province does not vary significantly with the season. The average temperature is 30.1°C while the minimum is 22.8° C. Humidity from 63% to 87% with an annual average of 75.4%. The coolest months are December to February while the warmest temperature is experienced from March to June.

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE :

TRIBE GROUP LOCATION POPUL ATION
Iraya Paluan,Mamburao
Abra de Ilog
6,300
Alangan Sta., Cruz 2,711
Batangan/Alangan Sablayan 3,956
Batangan Calintaan 1,698
Buhid Rizal 323
Hanunuo/Buhid San Jose 2,939
Hanunuo/Ratagnon Magsaysay 1,898

 

The Lubang Island group consists of about four (4) islands and some islets is located northwest of the northern end of Mindoro Island, west of Batangas and offshore west-south-west of Manila. It is bounded on the west by vast South China Sea and on the South by the Calavite Passage. Separating Lubang Island from Mindoro is the Calavite Passage and from Batangas the Verde Passage.

The largest island is Lubang, 30 km by 10 km in area, and up to 417 meters high on Mount Gonting. Close east of Lubang lies Ambil Island, oval shaped with mean diameter of 6 km and 645 m high on Mount Benagongon.?#060;/font>

The second largest island is Golo Island, situated close southeast of the southern end of lubang. In the northern most end of Lubang lies Cabra Island. Lubang group of islands were discovered in the 16th century by Spanish sailors. They found the islands as inhabited, except Ambil, where a volcanous activity was reported.

In 1694, the Spain passenger ship "San Jose" run on the south coast of Lubang reef, and sunk, about 150 settlers and 15 sailors were killed. It was reported that during Spanish time two ships sunk off the coast of the island.?#060;/font>

In 17th century Mindoro was administered from Bonbon, now known as Batangas. In 1902 the island of Lubang, which was formerly part of Cavite, was annexed to Mindoro. In the same year Mindoro and Lubang were annexed to Marinduque when the latter became a regular province. Mindoro became a regular province in 1921. On November 15, 1950, Mindoro was divided into two provinces, Occidental and Oriental Mindoro by virtue of Republic Act No.505.

Lubang Island comprises of two municipalities, Lubang and Looc, broken down into 25 barangays. Lubang and Looc municipality are two of the eleven municipalities of Occidental Mindoro.

It was in this island where a Japanese soldier named Hiroo Onoda, was found in 1974. He surrendered as a prisoner of war after 30 years of hiding in the mountains. From then on Lubang Island was known around the world as the place where the last Japanese soldier surrendered.

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The surrounding of Lubang Islands can be best viewed at Gozar Air Station of the Philippine Air Force on top of Mt. Ambulong. The island is served by an airport and sea port.

LUBANG  

LOOC

Mayor

Mayor

Policarpio Tesorio

Ariel Telebrico

Vice Mayor

Vice Mayor

Jeremias Tañeca

Carlito Juaño

Councilors Councilors
Celito Valisno Bernardo Canlas

Wilbert Daulat

    Wilmar Valles

Alberto Pates

     Joselito Tristan
Jaime Tardio    Roland Nunez
Florencio Tañgi   Pepito deLara
Florante Alegre   Rommel Villar

Ma. Blanca Magpantay

  Jose Ambrosio
Bernard Tesalona   Eduardo Tria
SK President

SK President

Pascasio Tejoso, Jr.

 

Barangay Chairmen

Barangay Chairmen
 ABC President Wilberto Daulat

HISTORY PALUAN, OCCIDENTAL MINDORO


 

 


The poblacion of Paluan is known as LIPA, so called because of the abundance of “LIPA” along the riverbanks. The village was made municipalities during the early part of the American regime. The name was then changed to Paluan in the resolution of the Municipal Council of the town in coincidence with the legend that Moro Pirated were all whipped “Palu” by the barangay chief. The town of Paluan derived its name from the word “Palu”.The present Municipality of Paluan was also an insignificant sition of the town of Calavite. It was only during the last quarter of the 16th century when Calavite, a flourishing trade center along the China seas where wealthy Chinese Mandarines came to trade was invade by Moro pirates. Many of the inhabitats were killed while they escaped to the nearby island over from and to their settlement along the Pasig River known as Manila. Since the town of Calavite was abandoned and depopulated by the native inhabitats. It was one Spanish Expedition to the North then Calavite was divided. The missionaries establish the third convent here in the early part of the 18th century. During the height of the Moro Piracy in the 19th century, it was again invaded and repossesed by then it was left forever for fear of the pirates. By the third quarter of the 19th century, the Spanish navy gained supremacy in the Philippine water. Believing in the strength of the navy some prominent families from the town of Looc and Lubang headed by the Capt. Vicente Abeleda and Capt. Pablo Tria began to settle in the sition in the Paluan. The promising economic security and peaceful life of the first immigrants attracted either family from the neighboring islands to move south. The first settlers established themselves at the present barrio of Lumangbayan, which they made the seat of their government. Filipino Movement in Luzon influenced the late Capt. Mariano Abeleda, son of the founder of this town and personal friend of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo. The coincidence with the Cry of Balintawak in 1896 this energetic and influenced liberate his people from Spanish oppression was readily at his command. He ordered his men to take the priest as prisoner and burned all the record of the church.. The revolutionary force increased the number as they move to the south. The parish priest of Mamburao, Abra de Ilog, Sablayan, San Jose were taken to Paluan as prisoners. This revolutionary movement started by Capitan Mariano assisted by his brother in law, Capitan Agustin Liboro found fertile soil in all towns of big province, while the Philippines Republic was under general Emilio Aguinaldo. When the early American Force come to the Local Government in Lumangbayan although a village of Lipa, the present with a dence population. The administration of Paluan, Judge Adams, during the American Military Rule, expanded the Agricultural Boundaries to practically where it is today. In 1919 by virtue of the resolution of the Municipal Council of the Municipal Government was transferred from the old town of Lumangbayan to Lipa where its today. On April 27, 1942, Capt. Ichi of Japanese Imperial Forces arrived in Paluan with Gov. Felife S. Abeleda and confirmed the appointment of local officials under the enemy occupation. Meanwhile, Guerilla was intensified in Oriental Mindoro. Due to favorable geographical location, the U.S. Army Intelligence Bureau made Paluan the springboard for naval communication, the operations to Australia where over all commnder Gen. Douglas Mac Arthur stayed after the fall of Bataan. The party of Major Philips with the help of the Guerilla and U.S. submarines within the vicinity destroyed enemy ships that entered and departed from Manila Bay. Enemy spies detected the operation on Feb. 16, 1944. Enemy motor launches from the province of the Batangas swammed Paluan Bay. Hardly had ringed around the town and summoned all the people were asked to divulge Major Philip outpost and activities but not a lip ventured to tell the truth. Right then that the crowd was deducted to the school for concentration, which lasted for a month. The hunt for the American Officer terminated when he was caught and shot to death in River in sitio Kabilugan about 10 kilometer North Abra de Ilog. This was still followed a hunt for the guerilla unit that caused suffering on many people of Paluan. When the American Liberation Forces landed in San Jose, Company 503rd paratrooper’s infantry was sent to Paluan and to take the town from the hands of the enemies in the morning of Jan. 5, 1945 after a days combat. After those years of hardship and uncertainly came rebirth of the socio economics and educational advancement. Barely the year after the liberation, a group of civil spirited headed by Judge Jesus V. Abeleda who was later elected Congressman for Occidental Mindoro and assisted by Mrs. Maura Liboro, wife of the late Ex-Governor Cipriano Liboro organized as secondary school. That secondary school has contributed some of the distinguished sons, which the province is now very proud of.
 

 

 


POLITICAL HISTORY
During the Spanish Regime the following person held positon as Capitan Municipal:
1. Agustin Liboro (1883 – 1885)
2. Mariano Abeleda (1885 – 1887)
3. Valintin Costa (1887 – 1889)
4. Jacinto Bernardo (1889 – 1891)
5. Leonardo Tria (1891 – 1893)
6. Mariano Ramos (1893 – 1895)
7. Jose Villar (1895 – 1897)
8. Santiago Gonzales (1897 – 1899)
9. Macario Daseco (1899 – 1901)
 

 

 


Paluan had its presidents during the American Regime, the following:
 

 

 


1. Braulio Villaflores (1901 – 1903)
2. Mariano Tria (1903 – 1905)
3. Jacinto Villar (1905 - 1907)
4. Lorenzo Abeleda (1907 - 1909)
5. Mateo Tajonera (1909 - 1912)
6. Estanislao Pagilagan (1912 - 1915)
7. Luciano Fineza (1915 - 1918)
8. Fernando Cuisia (1918 – 1921)
9. Bernardino Velandria (1921 – 1924)
10. Francisco Tria (1924 – 1930)
11. Antonio Virola (1930 – 1933)
12. Mando San Agustin (1933 – 1936)
13. Vicente Sanchez (1936 – 1939)
 

 

 


Including the Japanese occupation, the following were mayors:
 

 

 


1. Damaso Abeleda (1939 - 1950)
2. Lope Trajeco (1950 - 1951)
3. Vedasto Pangilinan (1951 - 1955)
4. Rosalio Tadalan (1955 - 1957)
5. Nestor Ableda (1957 - 1960)
6. Amado San Agustin (1960 – 1967)
7. Pablo Quinones (1967 - 1986)
8. Rizal Pangilinan (1986 - 1988)
9. Anacleto Terrenal (1988 – 1992)
10. Abelardo Pangilinan (1992 – 2001)
11. Shirley Pangilinan (2001 – up to present)
 

The creation of the municipality of Calintaan was first introduced though an Act of Congress, under the House Bill No. 1133 on 18 June 1966. The municipality of Calintaan was finally created through Republic Act No. 4732 which was signed into law by then President Ferdinand Marcos. The late Congressman Pedro O. Medalla, worked hard and gave all his best efforts for the passage of the bill.

Calintaan is one of eleven (11) municipalities of the province of Occidental Mindoro. The municipality is adjacent the China Sea, and situated between the municipalities of Sablayan and Rizal. Calintaan was formerly a part of the municipality of Sablayan.

According to reliable sources, the name of the municipality was once San Miguel derived from its patron saint. When the third immigrants from Panay Island arrived in the municipality they discovered the fresh water worm known in English term as Leech. It is commonly called by the Visayans as Linta. When asked by their friends, when they returned to Panay Island, as to where they had been – the response was “from the barrio of Calintaan”. The municipality, thus, retained the name.

The municipality of Calintaan is composed of seven (7) barangays, namely: Poblacion, Iriron, Concepcion, Malpalon, Poypoy, New Dagupan, and Tanyag. The natural resources and assets of these barangays remain undeveloped and untapped. Barangays Poblacion, Concepcion and Iriron are coastal barangays, whereas, Barangays Poypoy, Tanyag, New Dagupan and Malpalon are inland barangays with wide agricultural and forest lands.

Agricultural land production is rather high due to the numerous rivers that provides more than enough water for irrigation purposes. The four (4) major rivers that traverses Calintaan includes Lumintao, Anahawin, Patay-Ilog and Nagapi rivers.

Location and Land Area


 

 

The municipality of Calintaan is located in the central part of the province of Occidental Mindoro. It is bounded to the west by China Sea; in the east by the central mountain ranges that divides the province of Mindoro; and in the north by the municipality of Rizal and Lumintao River in the South.

Calintaan has a total land area of 77,448 hectares. It is about 38 kilometers from the municipality of San Jose, which is one of the trading centers of the province. .

The municipality is composed of seven (7) barangays. As shown in Table 1.1, Barangay Poypoy has biggest land area with around 27,040 hectares or 34.19 percent of the total municipal land area. Barangay Malpalon has the second biggest land area with 25,350 hectares or 32.70 percent of the total. .

 

Climate and Rainfall

The municipality of Calintaan, like the rest of the province of Occidental Mindoro, belongs, to Type 1 climate. There are two pronounced seasons; the wet season begins in mid May to mid November, whereas, the dry season begins in mid November to mid December and January, with highest in the months of March and April. Its mean annual temperature is 30’C. Humidity ranges from 77 percent to 83 percent with an annual average of 80 percent. During the month of November to May, north east monsoon is experienced in the municipality. There is hardly a month without rainfall. The driest month is April. Rainfall is more or less uniform throughout the year, and heaviest during the month of August with an average 603.5 milimeters. July is the second wettest month having an annual average of 538.5 milimeters. The average annual total rainfall is 1,805 milimeter.

 

LIST OF ELECTED OFFICIALS

Mayor: RENATO A. PAULINO

Vice Mayor: LILY R. ESTOYA



 

 

Sangguniang Bayan Member

  1. MAXIMINO GUEVARRA
  2. EFREN O. BATOLIO
  3. LUIS A. ULAY
  4. CORNELIO J. GASMIN
  5. THOMAS L. JANOLO
  6. NONAKYN Z. LABRADOR
  7. WARLITO C. ENCOMIO
  8. RONNIE D. IMPORTANTE
  9. ABC Pres. LUZ A. LOPEZ
  10. SK Fed. Pres. ROCEL P. MENDOZA
    Magsaysay
    Elected Officials

     

    Official Position
    Hon. Marleo R. Barrera
    Hon. Leodegario R. Abesamis
    Hon. Diosdado Q. Bayaoa
    Hon. Emmanuel C. Pagayonan
    Hon. Efren N. Limos
    Hon. Lucia S. Serna
    Hon. Aldrin A. Dizon
    Hon. Lauro R. Garcia
    Hon. Benjamin L. Arroza, Sr.
    Hon. Remedios V. Bonilla
    Hon. Julio V. Moralla
    Hon. Arjay Nino Q. Alegado
    Municipal Mayor
    Vice Mayor
    Sangguniang Bayan
    Sangguniang Bayan
    Sangguniang Bayan
    Sangguniang Bayan
    Sangguniang Bayan
    Sangguniang Bayan
    Sangguniang Bayan
    Sangguniang Bayan
    ABC President
    SK Mun. Federation President