Victoria, Oriental Mindoro

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Victoria
Municipality
Map of Oriental Mindoro showing Victoria
Map of Oriental Mindoro showing Victoria
Victoria is located in Philippines
Victoria
Victoria
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°22′N 121°12′E / 13.367°N 121.200°E / 13.367; 121.200Coordinates: 13°22′N 121°12′E / 13.367°N 121.200°E / 13.367; 121.200
Country Philippines
Region MIMAROPA (Region IV-B)
Province Oriental Mindoro
District 1st district of Oriental Mindoro
Founded October 15, 1955
Barangays 32
Government[1]
 • Mayor Alfredo G. Ortega Jr. (LP)
 • Vice Mayor Luis S. Castillet Sr.
Area[2]
 • Total 146.23 km2 (56.46 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 48,308
 • Density 330/km2 (860/sq mi)
Time zone PHT (UTC+8)
ZIP code 5205
Dialing code 43
Income class 2nd Class Municipality

Victoria is a second class municipality in the province of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 48,308 people.[3]

The Municipality of Victoria is known as "Fruit Basket of Oriental Mindoro" and celebrates its annual Kapakyanan Festival every September 15 as graces and thanks giving for the bountiful blessings that every Victoreños received from God.

History[edit]

Victoria was once part of the Municipality of Naujan until its creation on September 15, 1953 and was originally known as Barbocolon or “a big river”.

Barangays[edit]

Victoria is politically subdivided into 32 barangays. Five (5) barangays are classified as urban (Alcate, Leido, Macatoc, Poblacion I, Poblacion III) and other 27 barangays are rural.[2]

  • Alcate
  • Antonino (Mainao)
  • Babangonan
  • Bagong Silang
  • Bagong Buhay
  • Bambanin
  • Bethel
  • Canaan
  • Concepcion
  • Duongan
  • Leido
  • Loyal
  • Mabini
  • Macatoc
  • Malabo
  • Merit
  • Ordovilla
  • Pakyas
  • Poblacion I
  • Poblacion II
  • Poblacion III
  • Poblacion IV
  • Sampaguita
  • San Antonio
  • San Cristobal
  • San Gabriel
  • San Gelacio
  • San Isidro
  • San Juan
  • San Narciso
  • Urdaneta
  • Villa Cerveza

Top 10 Most Populous Barangay

Rank Barangay 2010 Population
1. Alcate 3,756
2. Poblacion I 2,980
3. Macatoc 2,822
4. Poblacion III 2,745
5. Leido 2,222
6. Villa Cerveza 1,952
7. Malabo 1,944
8. Bambanin 1,909
9. Ordovilla 1,867
10. Babangonan 1,843

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Victoria
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 34,760 —    
1995 35,828 +0.57%
2000 42,873 +3.92%
2007 44,932 +0.65%
2010 48,308 +2.67%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

Tourist attractions[edit]

  • Tongloy Mountain Lake
  • Fruit Orchards
  • Philippine Tree Farm, Inc.
  • Polester and Butterfly Farms
  • Gipit Picnic Grove
  • Villa Bautista Resort
  • Triple L Resort

Schools[edit]

Colleges:

High Schools:

  • Macatoc National High School (MNHS)
  • Good Shepherd Academy (GSA)
  • Oriental Mindoro Academy (OMA)
  • Aurelio Arago Memorial National High School
  • Alcate National High School
  • Lakeside Institute
  • Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Academy (OLMHRA)
  • ACMCL College

Elementary Schools:

  • Victoria Central School
  • Simon Gayutin Memorial Elementary School (SGMES)
  • Ali-aly Roldan Memorial Elementary School
  • Macatoc Elementary School
  • Pakyas Elementary School
  • Bethel Elementary School
  • Good Shepherd Academy (GSA)
  • Loyal Elementary School (LES)
  • ACMCL College

Notable People[edit]

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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