Roxas, Oriental Mindoro
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Port of Roxas in barangay Dangay
Map of Oriental Mindoro with location of Roxas
|Region||MIMAROPA (Region IV-B)|
|Congr. district||2nd district|
|• Mayor||Jackson Cinco Dy|
|• Total||85.26 km2 (32.92 sq mi)|
|• Density||580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
Roxas is a second class Partially Urban municipality in the province of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 49,854 people. There were 25,049 registered voters as of 2010.
It is considered as the center of socio-cultural activities in the southern part of Oriental Mindoro. During Christmas season, Mangyans from the uplands go to this common destination receive gifts from kindhearted lowlanders mostly in the form of old clothing, bread, rice and even money.
Located approximately 180 km (2–3 hours ride) from the main capital city of Calapan, Roxas is one of the smallest municipality of Oriental Mindoro province, with a total land area of 8,526 hectares of up-land, lowland, and coastal areas.
- Bagumbayan (Pob.) - pop 6322
- Cantil - pop 3570
- Dangay - pop 3495
- Happy Valley - pop 1217
- Libertad - pop 1547
- Libtong - pop 2085
- Mabuhay - pop 1249
- Maraska - pop 482
- Odiong - pop 3309
- Paclasan (Pob.) - pop 4950
- San Aquilino - pop 3093
- San Isidro - pop 1974
- San Jose - pop 2652
- San Mariano - pop 4301
- San Miguel - pop 1209
- San Rafael - pop 1566
- San Vicente - pop 3176
- Uyao - pop 798
- Victoria - pop 1945
- Little Tanauan - pop 914
Founded by Andres Torrefiel on November 15, 1948, it was formerly known as Paclasan, originally a part of Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro, then a barrio of Mansalay, Oriental Mindoro. It was named after President Manuel A. Roxas, the first town to be named as such.
|Population census of Roxas|
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In 2003, the Strong Republic Nautical Highway (SNRH) was inaugurated, resulting in the opening of the Port of Roxas, located in Barangay Dangay. This former sleepy town then became a transit point to Boracay. Several shipping companies such as Starlite and Montenegro Shipping Lines are serving the route.
The town is mostly agricultural in nature, with palay, bananas, coconuts, rambutan, lansones, calamansi and other fruits as primary agricultural crops. Barangays like Cantil, Victoria, Dangay, San Isidro, and Odiong are primarily planted with palay. Barangay Little Tanauan and San Miguel are noted for its fruit orchards and vegetables. Also, some upland barangays like Maraska, San Jose and San Rafael have developed backyard goat raising.
The town can be reached with different modes of transportation. From Calapan, the town can be reached by Public Utility Vans and buses plying the route of Calapan to Roxas. The Port of Roxas is the main port for vessels going to Caticlan, Aklan, which an approximately 4-hour RO-RO (roll-on/roll-off) ferry ride. From Caticlan it is a short boat ride from the island of Boracay. Coming from Manila, RORO Bus Transport and Dimple Star will bring you direct from Manila to Rxas and vice versa.
- Municipal Mayor: Jackson Cinco Dy
- Vice Mayor: Violeta L. Dimapilis
- Edward Soriano
- Jun Siñel
- Elsie Galaran
- Toto magno
- Jun Bacay
- Den den Dela Cruz
- Ramil Dimapilis
- Johnny Advincula
There are 25,049 registered voters in the Municipality as per NSCB census of 2010.
The town has many beach resorts mostly located at Barangay Dangay.
- Cruzmart Beach Resort
- Mitasha Resort
- Red Palm Beach Resort
- Park N Suns - this is the only resort located in the main town, at the back of the Municipal Building
- Roxas College - established in 1946 (formerly Fabella Institute) now closed, located in Bagumbayan
- Clarendon College - elementary,secondary and tertiary school located in Barangay Odiong
- John Paul College-Roxas - secondary, tech-voc and tertiary school located in Barangay Odiong
- Paradigm Colleges of Science and Technology - tech voc tertiary school located in Odiong
- Roxas Institute of Science and Technology - tech voc school located in D'Plaza, Bagumbayan
- Sto. Niño School of Roxas - Formerly Sto. Niño High School, Catholic High School located in Paclasan
- Marcelo I. Cabrera Vocational National High School - located in San Aquilino
- San Mariano National High School - located in San Mariano
- San Mariano Academy - a private institution located in San Mariano
- Dangay National High School - Located in Barangay Dangay
- Roxas Seventh-Day Adventist Academy - private school located in Palayan St., Paclasan, Roxas, Oriental Mindoro
- San Mariano Elementary School - located in Barangay San Mariano
- Roxas Central School - located in Barangay Bagumbayan (Pob.)
- Lucio Suarez Sr. Memorial Elementary School - located in Barangay Odiong
- Dangay Elementary School - located in Barangay Dangay
- Victoria Elementary School - Located in Barangay Victoria
- B.T. Lazaro Memorial School - Located in Barangay San Isidro
- Clarendon Montessori
- John Paul Montessori School
- Roxas Mindoro Christian School
- Roxas Adventist Elementary School
- Joeley Christian School
- 98.9 Hot FM Roxas - affiliate of Manila Broadcasting Company -DZRH
- Globe Telecom - also providing wireless VSAT telephones and Broadband Internet
- Smart - Mobile and Broadband
- Sun Cellular - Mobile and Broadband
- CATSI - DSL(?) wired internet and landline communications
- Dream Satellite TV
- Cignal Digital TV - satellite TV
- ROMICOM - local CATV network
- 106.9 DWDP TROPANG PINOY FM-(government owned-AFP)
- Tamaraw Vision Net
- MEUWS Radio
- "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 15 November 2012.
- "Province: ORIENTAL MINDORO". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 29 October 2012.
- "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 2012-10-24.
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- Philippine Census Information
- Local Governance Performance Management System
- Official Website of Roxas's Mayor
- National Statistical Coordination Board