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Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines

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Barangays of Oroquieta City, in the Misamis Occidental Province within Region 10 in the Republic of The Philippines
ApilBinuanganBolibolBuenavistaBungaBuntawanBurgosCanubayCiriaco C. PastranoClarin SettlementDolipos AltoDolipos BajoDulapoDullan NorteDullan SurLamac LowerLamac UpperLangcangan LowerLangcangan ProperLangcangan UpperLayawanLoboc LowerLoboc UpperMalindangMialenMobodPaypayanPinesPoblacion IPoblacion IIRizal LowerRizal UpperSan Vicente AltoSan Vicente BajoSebucalSenoteTaboc NorteTaboc SurTalaironTalicTipanToliyokTuyabang AltoTuyabang BajoTuyabang ProperVictoriaVillaflor
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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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Oroquieta City,
Misamis Occidental Province, Philippines

  • Oroquieta City has a total of 47 barangays
  • Registered Voters of Oroquieta City as of (2010) = 41,171
  • Population of Oroquieta City (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 65,349
  • Land Area of Oroquieta City (as of 2007, in hectares) = 23,788
  • Oroquieta City is a 4th class Component City and Partially Urban.
  • Oroquieta City is in the Misamis Occidental province and within Region_X in the island of mindanao.

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Geography of Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines

Oroquieta City is a coastal City facing Iligan Bay and bordered to the north by both the municipalities of Calamba and Lopez Jaena, to the South by Aloran, and to the West is Conception.

Location of Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines

History of Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines

article: Verbatim from the LGU of Oroquieta City

"Layawan was the oldest name of Oroquieta, which was the barrio in the province of Misamis since 1861 until 1879. The early settlers then of the barrio were Boholano peddlers. They found so many stray animals along the river, thus they named the place Layawan, which means a place of stray animals. A little later, Misamis was divided into two provinces, Misamis Occidental and Oriental. Then in 1880, Layawan changed its name into Oroquieta when it became a town. Some sources revealed that the town got its name from a famous barrio in Spain where Father Toas Tomas Casado, the first parish priest here and General Domingo Mariones y Murillo, a hero in the battle of Oroquieta, were born."

"Another version is that Oroquieta had derived its name from the word ‘ORO’ and ‘KITA’. The early inhabitants then had found gold along the river. Thus, the name ‘ORO’ which means Gold and ‘QUITA’ or ‘KITA’ which means to find"

People of Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines

  • Registered Voters of Oroquieta City as of (2010) = 41,171
  • Population of Oroquieta City (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 65,349

Elected Government Officials of Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental, 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 Oroquieta City for the term of 2013-2016
  1. Vincent Jabonillo Guantero - LIBERAL PARTY 13024 10.82%
  2. Winston "Don-Don" Villanueva Catane - LIBERAL PARTY 10942 9.09%
  3. Joel Alacre Fernandez - LIBERAL PARTY 10760 8.94%
  4. Nilo Gran Bation - LIBERAL PARTY 10622 8.83%
  5. AZCUNA, LEONILO (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 10353 8.60%
  6. Ruvy "Alay" Daniel Ala - LIBERAL PARTY 10031 8.34%
  7. Eleuterio Leopoldo Blasco Jr. - LIBERAL PARTY 10012 8.32%
  8. MICULOB, MELVIN (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 9783 8.13%
  9. Henry Fondevilla Regalado Jr. - LIBERAL PARTY 9632 8.00%
  10. DIGAL, OSCAR (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 8719 7.25%

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

Barangays Elected Officials of Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental

Businesses in Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines

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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 Oroquieta City
    1. Chicken Ati-Atihan, Lower Loboc, Oroquieta City
    2. Jollibee, Poblacion 2, Oroquieta 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 in Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines

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

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Schools in Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines

School year 2013-2014 starts June 3 and ends March 31, 2014, 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 multisectoral Brigada Eskwela to prepare schools for the students’ return will be on May 21-26. Oplan Balik Eskwela will be from May 28 to June 8 while orientation on K to 12 for parents and other stakeholders will be on June 9.

Although private schools may deviate from the Department of Education (DepEd) calendar, they are enjoined not to start before June 3 and later than Aug 31.


School Year 2013-2014 in public elementary and high schools will start on June 3 and end on March 31, 2014 The name of your school in Oroquieta City can be listed here. You can list it like this:

  • Elementary Schools in Oroquieta
  • High Schools in Oroquieta

Economy of Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines

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Jobs in Oroquieta City

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Natural Resources of Oroquieta City, 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 Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines

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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines

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Your Story about Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines

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Featured News of The Philippines

  • Pope sets Philippine trip January 15-19
  • Tuesday, July 29, 2014 7:33 pm
MANILA, Philippines – Pope Francis will visit the Philippines from January 15 to 19, 2015, to meet earthquake and typhoon survivors in the Visayas, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle said.
In a media briefing on Tuesday, July 29, Tagle said the Vatican will release other details "later in the year."........................ Full Story»

  • Aquino: The Filipino is worth living for
  • Monday, July 28, 2014 5:52 pm
MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino III held back tears as he assured the nation that he has remained true to the legacy of his parents –the late Senator Benigno Aquino Jr. and former president Corazon Aquino.
During his fifth State of the Nation (Sona) address on Monday, Aquino quoted his father’s famous line: “The Filipino is worth dying for.” ........................ Full Story»

  • Carabao Festival
Date: May 14 - Location: Angono, Rizal
Farmers pay tribute to their patron saints; a procession of carabao carts bearing a myriad local produce is held; prizes are awarded to the strongest and most beautifully decorated carabaos.
Date: May 14 Location: Pulilan, Bulacan
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.

  • Minda holds 2 Shell active chess legs
  • Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - Mindanao, long considered as the country’s hotbed for chess talents, takes its turn to host the Shell National Youth Active Chess Championship with no less than two tournaments on tap, beginning with the Northern Mindanao leg on Aug. 2-3 at SM City in Cagayan de Oro City.
The CDO elims will debut on Shell Active Chess’ 22nd year to accommodate the large number of entries in the region. SM City in Davao City will host the Southern Mindanao leg on Aug. 30-31 ............................ Full Story»

Oroquieta City News

PIA Press Release
2009/05/28
Household composting is mandatory in Oroquieta City
by Rutchie Cabahug-Aguhob
Oroquieta City (28 May 2009) -- "We have made household composting mandatory in all our 47 barangays and so far, we have a 90% household level efficiency in our waste segregation compliance."

Thus explained Mayor Jorge Almonte of Oroquieta City in Misamis Occidental, one of the 93 local government units (LGU's) of Northern Mindanao that has successfully implemented Republic Act 9003 or the Solid Waste Act.

The Mayor Oroquieta City who will brief President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Oroquieta's initiatives in solid waste management during her visit on Friday, May 29, said the Oroquieta City generates some 35 tons of waste per day and its household level of compliance for waste segregation at source is only 10% away from 100% SWM compliance.

Almonte said Oroquieta's Solid Waste Management Information Sheet (SWMIS) as of May, this year, also shows the profile of the volume of waste generation in the city, namely, 9.8% residuals, 86% compostables and 4.2% recyclables.

As to collection method, all 47 barangays are serviced by a compactor and dump trucks which are made available on a scheduled collection system as indicated in the SWMIS, Mayor Almonte said.

So far, we have established a Material Recovery System on a 10.2 hectare area in Barangay Villaflor where a controlled dump for residuals is put up and have submitted a 10-Year SWM Plan to the National SWM Commission, Almonte added.

Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling

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