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Misamis Occidental Province, Philippines

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List of Municipalities in Misamis Occidental Province within Region X in the Republic of The Philippines
Aloran || Baliangao || Bonifacio || Calamba || Clarin || Concepcion || Don Victoriano Chiongbian || Jimenez || Lopez Jaena || Panaon || Plaridel || Sapang Dalaga || Sinacaban || Tudela
Cities in the Province of Misamis Occidental: Oroquieta City(Capital) || Ozamis City || Tangub City
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Provincial Capitol of Misamis Occidental Province
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Provincial Capitol of Misamis Occidental Province
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Province of Misamis Occidental, Philippines

  • Misamis Occidental has a total of 490 barangays, 14 municipalites, and 3 cities
  • Registered Voters of Misamis Occidental as of (2010) = 303,145
  • Population of Misamis Occidental (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 531,680
  • Land Area of Misamis Occidental (as of 2007, in hectares) = 205,522
  • Misamis Occidental is a 2nd class province.
  • The province of Misamis Occidental is within Region X in the island of mindanao.

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Location of Misamis Occidental, Philippines

  • 8.3333° N, 123.7000° E - Misamis Occidental, Coordinates
  • The province of Misamis Occidental is within Region X in the island of Mindanao.
Source is verbatim from the office of the Commission on Population

"Misamis Occidental is located near the narrow strip of land linking Northwestern Mindanao, to the Northcentral part of the island. Shaped like a collapsible fan it is bounded on the northeast by the Mindanao Sea, east by the Iligan Bay, southeast by the Panguil Bay, and the west by the Zamboanga del Norte and Sur. The fact that three of its boundaries are bodies of water gives away water life as one of its natural resources and fishing as one of its main industries. Except along the coastal area, hilly and rolling land characterized the provincial terrain. Towards the western border, the terrain is particularly rugged."

From the vast tracks of rice land along the coastal areas, 12 municipalities and 3 cities are located. The terrain is rising gently towards the hilly and rolling land westward to Mount Malindang and Mount Ampiro where 2 municipalities are situated. The soil in the rugged interior are suited to coconuts which is the chief crop grown in this province. the second major crop is rice. Other crops like corn, abaca, cacao also thrive in flat and rolling lands. Under the present land classification system, lands of public domain with slopes of more than 18% (approximately 10 degrees) are retained for permanent forest purposes.

Those with 18% slope and below classified as alienable and disposable (A and D) lands. Those lands may be released for non-forest purposes (agriculture, industrial and residential) subject to additional conditions such as contiguity of area and environmental considerations.

As of 1995 about 127,929.54 hectares or 63.20% of the total land area of the province has been classified as A and D while the remaining percentage of 34.03 percent accounts for forest lands. Parks and wildlife reserved 53,262 hectares or 71.50% of the total classified forestlands. The area for fishpond, Civil Reservations and Established Timberlands constituted 21,226.46 or 28.50% of the total classified forestland.

History of Misamis Occidental, Philippines

Source is verbatim from the office of the Commission on Population

The name "Misamis" is believed to have been derived from the Subano word "Kuyamis" which is variety of sweet coconut - the staple food of the early settlers in this place. During the years the name persisted as an inference of geographical location and upon the advent of the Sapnish settlers, the word "Kuyamis" easily gave way to the more conveniently pronounceable word "Misamis".

The original inhabitants of this area were the Bukidnon who gradually retreated into the interior following the steady influx of settlers from Cebu and Bohol.

People of Misamis Occidental, Philippines

  • Population(as of Aug 1, 2007)= 531,680
  • Registered Voters per Comelec (2010)= 303,145

Elected Government Officials of Misamis Occidental, Philippines

Elected officials of Misamis Occidental for the term of 2013-2016
  • Provincial Governor of Misamis Occidental: Herminia De Mesa Ramiro - NATIONAL UNITY PARTY
  • Provincial Vice-Governor of Misamis Occidental: ALMONTE, AURORA VIRGINIA - INDEPENDENT
  • House Representatives of Misamis Occidental:

Elected officials of Misamis Occidental for the term of 2010-2013

Elected officials of Misamis Occidental for the term of 2010-2013

Barangays Elected Officials of Misamis Occidental

Businesses in Misamis Occidental, Philippines

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

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Businesses in Misamis Occidental
  • Auto, Trucks, Motorcycle and Bicycle dealers
  • Banks, Lending Firms, Pawnshops, and Financial Institutions
  • Clinics, Veterinary Clinics and Hospitals
  • Pharmacies, Drug Stores, Agri-Vets
  • Convenient Stores, Hardware and Supplies, General Stores, Sari-Sari Stores
  • Department Stores and Appliance Stores
  • Supermarket, wet market, Fish Markets
  • Hotels, Motels, Pension Houses, Boarding houses and Resorts
  • Repair Shops: Shoe repair, Cellphone, Bikes, etc...
  • Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops, and Bakeries (Bakeshops)
  • Salons, Spas, Beauty Shops and Barber Shops
  • Gas Stations, Water Stations, Propane Stations

Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Misamis Occidental, Philippines


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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Misamis Occidental, Philippines

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  • List the Mosques or Masjid in Misamis Occidental here.
  • List the Catholic churches and chapels in Misamis Occidental here.
    1. Catholic Church, Oroquieta, Misamis Occidental
  • List the Methodist churches in Misamis Occidental here.
  • List the Iglesia Ni Cristo churches in Misamis Occidental here.
  • List the Seventh-day Adventist churches in Misamis Occidental here.
  • List the Church of Jesus Christ Latter day Saints (Mormons) churches in Misamis Occidental here.
  • List the Presbyterian churches in Misamis Occidental here.
  • List the Baptist churches in Misamis Occidental here.
  • List the Evangelical churches in Misamis Occidental here.
    1. Evangelical Chruch, Oroquieta, Misamis Occidental

Schools in Misamis Occidental, 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.


The name of your school in Misamis Occidental can be listed here. You can list it like this:

  • Name of School. Private or Public. It can be an elementary school, high school, college.
    • Address of your school
    • Telephone Number
    • Principal of the school

You can also create a webpage for your school. We can help you.

Economy of Misamis Occidental, Philippines

Source is verbatim from the office of the Commission on Population

Misamis Occidental is a predominantly agri-based economy with 118,933 hectares or 61.33% of its total land utilized as cropland. Food crops occupied an area equivalent to 13,861 hectares or 11.65% of its total cropland, while 105,072 hectares or 88.35% are devoted to commercial crops.

Coconut shared the largest area of 101,784 hectares or 96.87% of commercial crops. It is still the main cash crop of the province, even if some considered it a "sunset industry". Coconut is a major drag to agriculture growth. There are a total of 58,685 coconut farmers in the province. It has 337.9 million nuts production per year from 9.1 million coconut-bearing trees or barely 36 nuts per tree per year which is very low production.

Rice being the secondary crop and the staple food of majority of lowland residents is planted to a total of 6,831 hectares. About 6,209 hectares or 90.9% are planted in irrigate paddies, 435 hectares or 6.4% on non-irrigated paddies and 187 hectares or 2.7% on upland areas, with average yield of 4.1, 2.96 and 1.32 metric tons per hectare, respectively.

Corn is another crop grown in the province on an effective area of 16,800 hectares. It is mostly concentrated on high land areas and are usually planted under coconut trees with total yield of 25,000 MT or an average yield of 1.5 MT/hectare in 2000. There was no increase in average yield, meaning that there was no visible intervention to increase productivity of corn, which is the staple food for rural areas. These high hectarage planted to corn display the segment of the population consuming corn.

Coffee and cacao (excluding coconuts) are the only perennial commercial-industrial crops grown in the province. However, in recent years, farmers are attracted to planting high value crops with mango and banana as the leading fruits.

Jobs in Misamis Occidental Philippines

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Natural Resources of Misamis Occidental, 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 Misamis Occidental, Philippines

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Source is verbatim from the office of the Commission on Population

Among the local government units in the province, Ozamiz City stands out as the center of trade and commerce, due to the presence of improved port facilities located in the city. Businessmen and travelers even from nearby provinces of Lanao del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur especially those from along the Panguil Bay area, find it cheaper and more convenient to use Ozamiz port as starting point for Cebu and Manila destination.

In 2000, there were 461 business establishments registered in the province with total capitalization of P2,311,589,745.15 and generated 2,956 employments. About 216 or 46.9% of registered establishments were on trading with P1.218 billion capitalization with 931 employments generated. Servicing came next with 186 registered establishments with P1.379 billion capitalization and generated about 1,379 employments. About 38 manufacturing establishments registered with P1.025 billion capitalization but with only 542 employments generated.

Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Misamis Occidental, Philippines

Every city or municipality has some sort of a festival or tradition that is celebrated every year. In the Philippines almost all barangays that are predominantly populated by Christians celebrate fiesta. Tell us about the festivals, fiestas and traditions of Misamis Occidental.

Philippine News

  • Phl bond market logs fastest growth in E Asia
  • Wednesday, November 26, 2014 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine bond market posted the fastest growth in emerging East Asia in January to September this year, according to a report released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
The country’s corporate bond market expanded 11.3 percent in the third quarter, and 37.6 percent to $17 billion after nine months in 2014 ......................... Full Story»

  • President Aquino leads launch of Philippines’ biggest solar project in SM North EDSA
  • Tuesday, November 25, 2014
MANILA, Nov. 25 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday led the launch of SM City North EDSA’s solar rooftop project, so far the biggest solar project in the country.
In his speech, the President commended the country’s biggest retail outlet for its initiatives on environmental protection and energy conservation ......................... Full Story»

  • Martinez feat big boost to Phl figure skating
  • Wednesday, November 26, 2014 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - SM Skating Rink and the Philippine Skating Union hope to produce more world-class figure skater in the caliber of Olympian Michael Martinez as they stage the National Figure Skating Championships this weekend at the SM Mall of Asia’s Olympic-sized rink in Pasay City.
“We thank Michael Martinez for opening a lot of doors for us by showing us Filipinos there’s an equal chance to compete abroad even though we don’t have snow here in the Phl,” said SM’s Nicole Deato in yesterday’s press conference at SM MOA ............................... Full Story»

Misamis Occidental News

School Year 2012-2013 starts on June 4

by Rutchie C. Aguhob

OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, May 11 (PIA) -- The coming school year (SY) will start on June 4 and end on March 22, 2013.

Education Secretary Armin A. Luistro, FSC, issued the School Calendar for SY 2012-2013 to synchronize all core events and teaching-learning activities in order to maximize the use of the required 200 school days, Rebonfamil Baguio, Asst. Superintendent, Ozamiz City Schools Division, said.

This will then include the 180 days to be used for non-negotiable teacher-pupils/students contact time and the five days In-Service Training (INSET) break and parent-teacher conference, he said.

Private schools, however, may deviate from the School Calendar, as long as they will not start their classes earlier than June 4, 2012 and not later than the last day of August, this year, as provided in Republic Act (RA) No. 7797 entitled “An Act to Lengthen the School Calendar from 200 Days to Not More Than Two Hundred Twenty-Two (220) Class Days.”

Schools may also observe national and local celebrations/activities and holidays, provided that the total number of school days is maintained and make-up classes shall be conducted to compensate for the school days spent for such activities.

Meanwhile, Secretary Luistro, per DepEd Order No. 26, series of 2012, has issued the following guidelines for the schools to conduct in preparation for the opening of classes for SY 2012-2013: early registration of pupils/students in the schools where they wish to study held last Jan. 29; and National Schools Maintenance Week (Brigada Eskwela) on May 21-26, to enable the community and the school to prepared their facilities and In-Service Training (INSET) activities to be held a week before the opening of classes.

Likewise, as part of the opening rites, all schools are expected to conduct a general assembly for the purpose of orienting stakeholders on the curriculum and co-curricular programs and ancillary services lined-up for the year in support of learner development and continuous improvement of school outcomes.

For the secondary level, the general orientation shall include a career exposure program for the first- to third-year students to acquaint them with the various career pathways, which they wish to pursue.

For the fourth-year students, schools are encouraged to conduct Career Guidance Program in preparation for the careers or courses they prefer to pursue after high school.

On the other hand, the school year will be divided into four quarters: 52 days each for the 1st and 2nd quarters and 50 days and 46 days, for the 3rd and 4th quarters, respectively.

A mid-term break will be observed at the end of the 2nd quarter to appraise individual-teachers and their collective performance, and on this basis, conduct INSET activities, in support of continuing professional development.

Christmas break, as indicated in the school calendar, will begin on December 22, Saturday, and classes will resume on January 3, 2013, Monday.

Summer classes will begin on April 15, 2013, and ends on May 27, 2013, which is the last day for the final examination.

It shall consist of a three-hour daily sessions per subject area from Monday to Saturday for 36 days, exclusive of May 1, which is a legal holiday. (PIA-10 Mis. Occ.)

Misamis Occidental Zip Codes

Source: Philippine Postal Corporation
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ZipCode Location Area
7200 Ozamis City Misamis Occidental
7201 Clarin Misamis Occidental
7202 Tudela Misamis Occidental
7203 Sinabacan Misamis Occidental
7204 Jimenez Misamis Occidental
7205 Panaon Misamis Occidental
7206 Aloran Misamis Occidental
7207 Oroquieta City Misamis Occidental
7208 Lopez Jaena Misamis Occidental
7209 Plaridel Misamis Occidental
7210 Calamba Misamis Occidental
7211 Baliangao Misamis Occidental
7212 Sapang Dalaga Misamis Occidental
7213 Concepcion Misamis Occidental
7214 Tangub City Misamis Occidental
7215 Bonifacio Misamis Occidental

Misamis Occidental, Philippines 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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