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REGION IV- B MIMAROPA
Transcript of REGION IV- B MIMAROPA
is an administrative region of the Philippines.
is one of two regions of the Philippines having no land border with another region, Eastern Visayas being the other.
is located at the heart of the archipelago and is dubbed as the "
Treasure Trove of Southern Luzon
The name is an acronym combining the names of its provinces, which are:
The region is also more formally known as
Southern Tagalog Islands
MIMAROPA is envisioned as the food basket for the country and a haven for tourism, industry, and technology.
Region 4-B (MIMAROPA) is awarded as one of the
top 5 rice producing regions in the country
Economy In 2007, MIMAROPA's economy surged by 9.4%, making it the fastest growing region in the country in that year.
There are only two cities in the entire region:
Calapan City in Oriental Mindoro
Puerto Princesa City in Palawan Province
Executive Order 103 - CREATION OF MIMAROPA
MIMAROPA is composed of 5 island provinces, 2 cities and 71 municipalities
--LOCATION AND AREA--
MIMAROPA region lies along the Southern portion of Luzon. It is archipelagic, bounded in the north by CaLaBarZon and the Verde Island; in the southeast by Bicol region and the pacific Ocean ; in the south lies Panay Islands.
MIMAROPA has a total land area of 2,745,720 hectares, with an arable land area of 550,302 has. irrigated areas.
Tagalog is widely spoken in the region.
is a province of the Philippines located in the
island of Mindoro under MIMAROPA region
in Luzon, about 140 km southwest of Manila.
Oriental Mindoro is touted as the country's emerging eco-tourism destination.
>> Most of the
endemic species in the Philippines
are found in the
Verde Island Passage
between Mindoro island and the main island of Luzon.
>> The passage houses
individual species of
algae, corals, crustaceans, mollusks, fishes, marine reptiles, and marine mammals
, based on a study conducted by scientists Carpenter and Springer in 2005.
a biosphere reserve under its Man and the Biosphere Programme in the 1970s.
>> The Verde Island Passage is at the
of the so-called
– the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia – which has the distinction of being the "
global center of marine biodiversity".
World War II
wrought heavy damages, death and pain to the people of Mindoro. However, social conditions continued to exist without any definitive changes.
After the war, reconstruction and rehabilitation of infrastructure and economy took place which ended with the
division of the island into two provinces
June 13, 1950
, by virtue of the
Republic Act No. 505
most populous province
in the region.
province is largely rural, with 70% of the population engaged in
agriculture and fishing
and with only 30% living in urban centers.
is widely spoken in the province.
Other languages spoken are
Ilocano and Cebuano
Dialects of the
Arayan, Alagnan, Buhid, Hanunoo, and Tadyawan.
Most of the population are of
Roman Catholic conviction
Indigenous people of Oriental Mindoro are the
(Manguianes in Spanish, Mañguianes in Old Tagalog), consisting of
7 distinct tribes
Oriental Mindoro has
no distinct wet or dry seasons
Average temperature ranges from
26 to 32 °C (79 to 90 °F)
June to October
Relative humidity is registered at
The province has a total land area of
; with the western portion of the province being mountainous or rugged, hills and flood plains are widely distributed in the eastern portion.
, standing 2582 m above sea level, is the
18th highest mountain in the country
and is the
province's and island's highest peak
fifth largest lake in the country
with an area of approximately 8,125 ha of open water, is located at the northeastern part of the island and the province.
rich and arable land
is suitable for agriculture.
It is producing large quantities of
rice, corn, coconut, vegetables
calamansi, banana, rambutan, marang or uloy, lanzones and durian.
For that, Oriental Mindoro is also known as the
Rice Granary and Fruit Basket of Southern Tagalog.
It still is the
Banana King and Calamansi King of the region.
Its total agricultural area is
. Based on agricultural statistics, 85,244 hectares are devoted to
while 21,671 hectares to
The province, for the past years, registered an average of 1 to 2 million cavans as
surplus in rice production
VERDE ISLAND PASSAGE
is a province of the Philippines located in the MIMAROPA region in Luzon.
known as the "
Home of the Indigenous Mangyans
its capital is
The political history of Occidental Mindoro necessarily begins with the commercial history of Mindoro Island.
Mindoro Island was originally known to the ancients as
It was formally called
, and known to the
before the coming of the Spanish.
began to explore the island and named it
Mina de Oro
mine of gold
) after finding some of the precious metal, though no major gold discoveries were ever made.
The natives of Mindoro were called
by the Spaniards.
country's 21st least populated province
Major languages spoken are
Ilokano, Visaya, Kapampangan,
, are spoken by people who migrated from the provinces where they are spoken.
Occidental Mindoro is a
cultural melting pot
, populated mostly by recent immigrants.
Occidental Mindoro has
two distinct weather types
Rains begin to fall in the province in
, intensifying through
June, July, August, September
, then gradually subsides in
The months of
August and September
, with storms directly passing through the area.
On the other hand,
starts in November, with rainfall subsiding in intensity, and altogether ceasing in
January, February, March
March and April
, with cloudless skies and parched earth characterizing the general area.
Temperature range is from
26 °C (79 °F)
in the windy uplands to
32 °C (90 °F)
in the lowlands.
Abra de Ilog
Occidental Mindoro is an
devoted to the production of food.
It 's economic base is
Oryza sativa culture
), a Philippine staple crop.
Wet land or lowland rice is a rainy season crop, produced from
Tobacco, onions, garlic
are rather grown during the dry season (November to May).
Forest resources include timber and minerals, among them
gold, copper, silver, chrome
for making cement, and
Oriental Mindoro relies on tourism, and harvest of fruits for an income.
Geographical Center of the Philippine Archipelago
by the Luzon Datum of 1911, the mother of all Philippine Geodetic surveys.
the province is a "
" island with a total land area of 95,258 hectares (235,390 acres).
highest peak in Marinduque is
(formerly called Mt. Marlanga)
Various cave system occupies the province which include the grand
, newly discovered San Isidro cave with its complex subterranean river.
with its 12 series of caves overlooking the western part of the island.
Legend has it that the island of Marinduque was formed as a consequence of a tragic love affair between two people:
Mariin and Gatduke
During the Philippine-American War, Marinduque was the
first island to have American concentration camps
Marinduque is the site of the
Battle of Pulang Lupa
, where 250 Filipino soldiers under
Colonel Maximo Abad
, defeated a smaller force of
54 American Infantrymen
February 21, 1920
, Act 2280 was passed by the Philippine Congress, reestablishing Marinduque as a separate province.
Marinduque is categorized on
Type III climate
having rainfall more or less evenly distributed throughout the year and no clear boundary between dry and wet seasons.
Population (2010) • Total
are said to be
in nature and are
Marinduqueños are of
Marinduque Province is resided with various religious groups, with
belonging to the
predominantly making up the greatest number.
Marinduque is an
, primarily growing
rice and coconuts
from Marinduque are also exported to dıfferent parts of the world.
is another important part of the economy.
significant role in Marinduque's economy is also played by
, especially during the
Recently, some residents are now engaged in
Home of the famous Bellaroca Island Resort and Spa
Cultural Nerve Center of the Province
Original Home of the Moriones
Province largest town
Home of the famous Poctoy White Beach.
it lies between Tayabas Bay to the north and Sibuyan Sea to the south. It is located south and west of Quezon, east of Mindoro, and north of Romblon.
Its capital is
The Province is the genuine home of the century old
It lies south of Marinduque and Quezon, east of Mindoro, north of Aklan and Capiz, and west of Masbate.
Its capital is also named
Romblon's early inhabitants were the
from Panay and
tribes from Mindoro.
Spanish colonization: Dispatched by Governor
Miguel López de Legazpi
, Spanish conquistador
Martin de Goiti explored
the western and northern Visayan Islands including Romblon Islands and Mindoro in late 1569.
was established under
American colonial rule
March 16, 1901
according the May 2010 Philippine census, it has a total population of
majority of the inhabitants of the province are Visayan
three distinct native languages
spoken by Romblon's inhabitants; they are
Romblomanon or Ini
Bantoanon or Asi
Inunhan or Onhan
, which are classified as
is widely understood, and
language stands as the
medium of communication in business and trade
The people of the province are mostly
of the population are
belong to other Christian denominations such as the
Philippine Independent Church
Romblon has a mainly
as the chief agricultural activities.
nurtures various agricultural crops like
coconut, rice, corn, bananas, raffia palm, root crops, fruit trees
, and many others.
The capital town of
and the port town of
province's trade and commercial centers.
is also a lucrative industry in the province due to its vast mineral resources.
has also become a viable source of income for the province with its pristine beaches and crystal clear waters.
The province is composed of three major islands: Romblon, where the capital city of Romblon is located,
in the province, and
There are also
four smaller island municipalities
Banton Island, Simara Island, Maestro de Campo Island,
Romblon's islands have a
mountainous and rugged topography
, and are of
in the province is
Mount Guiting-Guiting in Sibuyan
, which stands at 2,058 m.
The province is endowed with lush vegetation and mineral resources. The fertile soil nurtures various agricultural activities.
Being an archipelago, its coasts are dotted with numerous fine, white sand beaches such as in
Cresta del Gallo
Romblon does not have a truly pronounced wet or dry season though the
September to January
driest months are March and April
which are the best months to visit the province.
is the annual mean temperature, with
with temperatures dropping to 20°C, and
wherein temperatures could reach 35°C.
General land surface features that characterize Occidental Mindoro are
mountains, rivers, hills, valleys, wide plains
and some small
fresh water lakes
Mountain ranges converge on the two central peaks, namely
Mount Halcon in the north,
Mount Baco in the south
There is also a mountain known as
bundok ng susong dalaga
, the "
Maiden's breast mountain
", that looks like a reclined woman.
of the province has relatively
, while the
The province is also
to one of the more
popular coral reefs in the Philippines
CRESTA DEL GALLO
Its capital is
Puerto Princesa City
largest province in the country
in terms of
total area of jurisdiction
The province is named after its largest island,
Ancient times: During the period of the
little, dark people
Aetas and Negritos
from whom Palawan's Batak tribe descended.
Palawano and Tagbanwa
, are also descendants of the early settlers.
Palawan's economy is basically
The three major crops are
palay, corn and coconut
Mineral resources include
nickel, copper, manganese, and chromite
is also a
Palawan has one of the
richest fishing grounds in the country
natural gas reserves
of approximately 30,000 trillion cubic feet
the province is the
only oil-producing province in the country.
is also a thriving sector.
Pearl diving used to be a significant economic activity for Palawan until the advent of plastics.
world's largest pearl
, the 240 millimetres (9.4 in) diameter
Pearl of Lao Tzu
, was found off Palawan in 1934.
PEARL OF LAO TZU
the population of the province excluding the independent Puerto Princesa City is
including Puerto Princesa.
a melting pot of
87 different cultural groups and races
who live together in
peace and harmony
52 languages and dialects
in the province, with
being spoken by more than 50 percent of the people.
The predominant religion in Palawan is
Palawan is composed of the
long and narrow Palawan Island
, plus a number of other
surrounding the main island.
, are considered part of Palawan by the Philippines, and is locally called the "
Kalayaan Group of Islands
Palawan's almost 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) of irregular coastline are dotted with roughly 1,780 islands and islets, rocky coves, and sugar-white sandy beaches.
highest peak rising to 6,843 feet (2,086 m) at
Puerto Princesa City
El Nido (Bacuit)
Kalayaan (Spratly Islands)
The province has
two types of climate
The first, which occurs in the
northern and southern extremities and the entire western coast
, has two distinct seasons – six months dry and six months wet.
The other, which prevails in the
, has a
short dry season
one to three months
and no pronounced rainy period during the rest of the year.