Region 5 (Bicol Region) : (Filipino: Kabikulan; Spanish: Bicolandia)

Located in the southernmost tip of Luzon Island, the largest island in the Philippines.


Masbate City, Islands Philippines

Masbate Philippines, Geography, Climate, Economy, Major Industries, History, Political System, Getting There, Topography
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Masbate Economy

The province of Masbate is designated as a fourth class province.

AGRICULTURE
The economy of Masbate is predominantly agriculture. Recent statisticsshows that agriculture and fishery sectors continued to be the primary sources of income and employment of the people. The agricultural land comprises 93% of the total land area of the province. Perennial trees and vines occupy 132,597 has. cultivated annual crops 53,191 has., irrigated rice 4,943 has. and pasture area 187,472 has. Among the agricultural crops, the coconut served as the primary source of livelihood and income of the people. Copra production is estimated to be 60,000 MT per year amounting to P540 M. The potential of the livestock production of the province lies in the cattle industry. Masbate has a vast tract of land ideal for livestock production. Latest survey shows that the province has a total cattle production of about 65,000 heads. Aside from crops and livestock, the fishery sector also provides a substantial contribution local economy. Average annual assorted fishery products is estimated to be 303,826.80 MT.

Mining, Quarrying and Extracting
Masbate is considered as one of the richest mineral area in the country. Gold, copper, silver, iron, manganese, limestone and chromite deposites abound in most parts of the province. The largest mining establishments operating (would- be operating) are tht Base Metal, Inc. (Gold) in Aroroy and Ticao Island Cement Corporation in Monreal.

TRADE
Trading is the dominant economic activity in most part of the province. Copra, cattle, and aquamarine products are regularly shipped-out to Metro Manila, Cebu, Batangas, Lucena and neighboring islands. Selected commodities such as shrimps, prawns, mud crabs, scallops, and mollusks are exported abroad.

 

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Central Philippine Cuisine

Bicol is noted for its gastronomic appetite for the fiery or chili-hot dishes. Perhaps the most well-known Bicolano dish is the very spicy Bicol express. The region is also the well-known home of natong also known as laing or pinangat (a pork or fish stew in taro leaves).

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MASBATE FAST FACTS

  LOCATION

:

  Central  Philippines
  REGION

:

  Region V - Bicol
  LAND AREA

:

  404,770 Has.
  MUNICIPALITY

:

  21
  BARANGAY

:

  550
  HOUSEHOLD :   128,860
  POPULATION :   653,852 (1995) Census
  POPULATION GROWTH

:

  9.16% (1990-1995)
  LITERACY RATE

:

  95.90%
  DIALECT :   Masbaneto, Cebuano, 
        Hiligaynon and Bicolano
  CLIMATE

:

  Type II and III
  MAJOR PRODUCTS

:

  Copra, Aquamarine,
        Cattle and Gold

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Masbate Tourist Attractions - Masbate Natural Attractions, Masbate Cultural Attractions, Masbate Man-Made Attractions Masbate Feasts and Festivals
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