Socorro, Oriental Mindoro

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Socorro
Municipality
Map of Oriental Mindoro with location of Socorro
Map of Oriental Mindoro with location of Socorro
Socorro is located in Philippines
Socorro
Socorro
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°04′N 121°24′E / 13.067°N 121.400°E / 13.067; 121.400Coordinates: 13°04′N 121°24′E / 13.067°N 121.400°E / 13.067; 121.400
Country Philippines
Region MIMAROPA (Region IV-B)
Province Oriental Mindoro
Congr. district 1st district
Barangays 26
Government[1]
 • Mayor Rolando F. Arreola
Area[2]
 • Total 151.38 km2 (58.45 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 38,348
 • Density 250/km2 (660/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 5207
Dialing code 43

Socorro is a third class municipality in the province of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. It is an inland town on the Island of Mindoro at the junction of the Pola Road. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 38,348 people.[3]

In the last decade of the 20th century and the first decade of the 21st century, many roads were paved, the market rebuilt, and employment rose. Agriculture still provides the main industry with rice, fruits, and coconut products dominating. Citrus products like calamansi, dalandan and pomelo are also abundant here together with rambutan and lanzones. Fresh fish from Lake Naujan at the northern end of the municipality and Balut are also important products. There is a large Mangyan population in the more remote parts of the municipality, and programs of assistance for these people have been implemented.

Barangays[edit]

Socorro is politically subdivided into 26 barangays.[2]

  • Epiz (Bagsok)
  • Batong Dalig
  • Bayuin
  • Calocmoy
  • Catiningan
  • Villareal (Daan)
  • La Fortuna (Putol)
  • Happy Valley
  • Calubayan
  • Leuteboro I
  • Leuteboro II
  • Mabuhay I
  • Malugay
  • Matungao
  • Monteverde
  • Pasi I
  • Pasi II
  • Zone I (Pob.)
  • Zone II (Pob.)
  • Zone III (Pob.)
  • Zone IV (Pob.)
  • Santo Domingo (Lapog)
  • Subaan
  • Bugtong Na Tuog
  • Mabuhay II
  • Ma. Concepcion

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Socorro
Year Pop.   ±% p.a.  
1990 29,806 —    
1995 34,182 +2.78%
2000 37,176 +1.69%
2007 38,052 +0.33%
2010 38,348 +0.26%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

Local government[edit]

  • Mayor: Rolando F. Arreola
  • Vice Mayor: Marvin G. Umbao

Schools[edit]

  • Leuteboro National High School
  • Socorro Central School
  • Mina de Oro Catholic High School (MDOCHS)
  • Grace Mission College
  • IATEC Computer College
  • Bayuin National High School
  • Fortuna National High School

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: ORIENTAL MINDORO". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 

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