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Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

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Barangays (62) of Calapan City, in the Oriental Mindoro province within Region 4-B in the Republic of The Philippines
Balingayan | Balite | Baruyan | Batino | Bayanan I | Bayanan II | Biga | Bondoc | Bucayao | Buhuan | Bulusan | Calero | Camansihan | Camilmil | Canubing I | Canubing II | Comunal | Guinobatan | Gulod | Gutad | Ibaba East | Ibaba West | Ilaya | Lalud | Lazareto | Libis | Lumangbayan | Mahal Na Pangalan | Maidlang | Malad | Malamig | Managpi | Masipit | Nag-Iba I | Nag-Iba II | Navotas | Pachoca | Palhi | Panggalaan | Parang | Patas | Personas | Puting Tubig | Salong | San Raphael | San Antonio | San Vicente Central | San Vicente East || San Vicente North | San Vicente South | San Vicente West | Santa Cruz | Santa Isabel | Santa Rita | Santo Niño | Sapul | Silonay | Santa Maria Village | Suqui | Tawagan | Tawiran || Tibag | Wawa |
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List of Municipalities in the Mindoro Oriental Province within Region IV-B in the Republic of The Philippines
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Geography of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

Calapan City Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 25,006

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Calapan is bounded on the north and northeast by the Calapan Bay. South and southeast of it is the Municipality of Naujan and on the west is the Municipality of Baco. The city lies in the quadrangle bounded by 13°12.6 and 13°27’ north latitudes and 121°17’ east longitudes. It is approximately 28 nautical miles from the nearest point of Batangas Province and 45 kilometers south of Batangas City and 130 kilometers south of Manila.

It has an area of 250.06 km2. It has also jurisdiction over the three Baco-Chico Islets and the two Silonay Islets on the Calapan Bay and is composed of 62 Barangays (22 urban, 40 rural).

The overall land characteristic is a wide plain with rivers, interspersed with wetlands at the seacoast periphery. The highest elevation of 187 meters above sea level which is Bulusan Hill, interrupts the flat terrain at the northeast towards the coast and the rise at the southwest which is part of the Halcon-Baco Mountain Range.

Location of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

Calapan City is located in the province of Oriental Mindoro on eastern side of the island of Mindoro. Calapan City is within Region IV-B


History of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

Calapan was formerly a small village before the establishment of the first Religious District in Baco. The District convent was transferred to Calapan in 1733 and began its jurisdiction over the Northern Mindoro Ecclesiastical Area.[2] In the early 18th century, the town only occupied a strip of land stretching from Ibaba to Ilaya in a cross-shape facing the present church and cut-off by the river. Later on, succeeding barrios were founded In 1837, the capital of the province was moved from Puerto Galera to Calapan. When Mindoro became a part of Marinduque on June 13, 1902, the provincial capital was once again moved to Puerto Galera. On November 10, 1902, Mindoro was detached from Marinduque. In 1903, Calapan once again became the provincial capital. When Mindoro was detached from Marinduque on November 10, 1902, Baco, Puerto Galera and San Teodoro were annexed to Calapan in 1905 under Act. 1280, adding a total area of 843 km2. of land. In 1902, under Act 2824, the three (3) municipalities gained their independence. In 1919, the boundary dispute between Calapan and Naujan was adjudicated by Presidentes Agustin Quijano of Calapan and Agustin Garong of Naujan over a portion of the territory of what is now known as the present boundary. The portion of agricultural area was awarded to Naujan, thus, making the area of Calapan much smaller as compared to that of Naujan which is now considered as the biggest municipality of the province. At present, Calapan has an area of only 250.06 km2 (according to LMB). It has also jurisdiction over the three (3) Baco Islets on the Calapan Bay and the two (2) Silonay Islets. The City of Calapan has been transformed as a component city on March 21, 1998. Its conversion was based on Republic Act 8475, enacted by Congress and signed into law by President Fidel Ramos on February 2, 1998. In a plebiscite held on March 21, 1998, majority of Calapeños ratified the conversion of Calapan into a city. It is the first and only city in the province of Oriental Mindoro. Since its creation as a city, Calapan has witnessed significant strides in commerce and industry, infrastructure and social services. New commercial establishments were opened providing employment and income opportunities for the residents. An expanded program on social services delivery, particularly in health care and education, were undertaken. The city’s physical infrastructure was upgraded which includes the construction of new roads and drainage facilities, as well as a new City Government Center. Tourism was boosted with the opening of inland resorts and new hotels.

People of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

  • Calapan City Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 Census) = 116,976
  • Calapan City Registered Voters (2009 COMELEC) = 66,460

Elected Government Officials of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.

They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.


Elected officials of Calapan City for the term of 2013-2016
  1. RAMIREZ, GIL INDEPENDENT 14368 7.14%
  2. APASAN, ERIC (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 13114 6.52%
  3. ILANO, EDEL (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 12776 6.35%
  4. NERIA, JOCY (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE 10946 5.44%
  5. TANYAG, BEL (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE 10876 5.40%
  6. LEYNES, GLEN (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 10577 5.25%
  7. LEVISTE, CARMELA (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 10268 5.10%
  8. RAQUEPO, RR ROY (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 9623 4.78%
  9. AGUA, ASEL (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 9607 4.77%
  10. LEACHON-BALBUENA, CHI (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 8907 4.42%

Elected officials of Calapan City for the term of 2010-2013

Barangay Elected Officials of Calapan City, Mindoro Oriental

Businesses in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

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Businesses in Calapan City
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  • Clinics and Hospitals
  • Convenient Stores, Hardware and Supplies
  • Department Stores and Appliance Stores
  • Hotels, Motels, Pension Houses and Boarding
  • Pharmacies or Drug Stores
  • Repair Shops
  • Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops and Resorts in Calapan City
  • Salons and Barber Shops
  • Supermarket, wet market

How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood

The Philippine Livelihood Program: The Philippine government provides several programs to enhance the livelihood of the Filipino people. The department of Science and Technology through its Technology Research Center (TRC) regurlarly conducts various types of hands-on and personalized training programs.

  • DOST - Website
  • UPLiFT stands for Urban Program for Livelihood Finance and Training. - Website
  • DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website

Real Estate for Sale or leases in Calapan City, Prvnce, Philippines

Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

The Sto. Nino Cathedral was the largest Roman Catholic cathedral in Calapan City found in Bonifacio Drive, Ilaya. There were also other small churches for Roman Catholic and other denominations of Christianity that can be found around the city. There were two Muslim mosques in the City: First is the Jamaah Green Mosque found in Aroma St., Tibag and the other mosque was found in Silonay.

Schools in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

School year 2014-2015 starts June 2, 2014 and ends March 27, 2015, for public elementary and secondary schools. The school year will have 201 school days, of which 180 days are “nonnegotiable” student-teacher contact time.


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Economy of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

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Jobs in Calapan City

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Natural Resources of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

Protect the environment

It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.

Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!


Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.

The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.

To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.

Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More


We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.

This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.

Contact:

  • Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
  • +63-2-929-6626
  • osec@denr.gov.ph

We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.


Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.

Tourists Attractions of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

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Hundreds of festively adorned carabaos are paraded by their farmer-owners on the street leading to the church; there the carabaos are made to kneel down as a homage to San Isidro de Labrado, the patron saint of farmers.

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Your Story about Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

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The oldest man or woman in Calapan City, Philippines

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Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro supports Philippine Cycling

Philippine Cycling is about cycling in the Philippnes. Philippine Cycling helps promote bike races, cycling clubs, bicycle tours, and the development of bicycle trails. Activities are coordinated with bike shops and cycling clubs throughout the Philippines to promote the fun of riding bikes. Philippine Cycling will be coordinating events with tour of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Road biking and mountain bikings will be promoted by Philippine Cycling.
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Calapan City, Mindoro Oriental Photo Gallery

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