Mansalay, Oriental Mindoro

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Map of Oriental Mindoro with location of Mansalay
Map of Oriental Mindoro with location of Mansalay
Mansalay is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 12°31′N 121°26′E / 12.517°N 121.433°E / 12.517; 121.433Coordinates: 12°31′N 121°26′E / 12.517°N 121.433°E / 12.517; 121.433
Country Philippines
Region MIMAROPA (Region IV-B)
Province Oriental Mindoro
District 2nd
Barangays 17
 • Mayor Jose Ildefonso M. Maliwanag
 • Total 446.62 km2 (172.44 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 51,705
 • Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 5213
IDD:area code +63 (0)43

Mansalay is a second class municipality in the province of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 51,705 people.[3]

This town is notable for its indigenous Mangyan population. The municipal hall is located on the upper land of Mansalay Town proper, in front of a Medical Care Hospital. Nearby is the church and the only Catholic School, Mansalay Catholic High School. Sta. Catalina is the town's patron saint.


Mansalay is politically subdivided into 17 barangays.[2]

  • B. Del Mundo
  • Balugo
  • Bonbon
  • Budburan
  • Cabalwa
  • Don Pedro
  • Maliwanag
  • Manaul
  • Panaytayan
  • Poblacion
  • Roma
  • Sta. Brigida
  • Santa Maria
  • Villa Celestial
  • Wasig
  • Santa Teresita
  • Waygan


In 1957, the sitios of Sta. Brigida, Sta. Maria, Roma, Budburan, and Mahabangsapa were constituted into barrios.[4]


Population census of Mansalay
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 27,515 —    
1995 29,765 +1.48%
2000 39,041 +5.99%
2007 43,974 +1.65%
2010 51,705 +6.07%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]


Its people relies heavily on fishing and farming to survive and earn a living. Because of meager income opportunities, Mansalay has produced a large number of overseas Filipino workers who send remittance back.


  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 29 October 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 2012-10-24. 
  4. ^ "An Act Creating Certain Barrios in the Municipality of Mansalay, Province of Oriental Mindoro". Retrieved 2011-04-12. 

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