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San Andres Church
San Andres Church
Official seal of Masinloc
Map of Zambales showing the location of Masinloc
Map of Zambales showing the location of Masinloc
Masinloc is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 15°32′N 119°57′E / 15.53°N 119.95°E / 15.53; 119.95Coordinates: 15°32′N 119°57′E / 15.53°N 119.95°E / 15.53; 119.95
Country  Philippines
Region Central Luzon (Region III)
Province Zambales
District 2nd district of Zambales
Founded 1910
Barangays 13
 • Mayor Arsenia "Senyang" J. Lim
 • Total 331.50 km2 (127.99 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 47,719
 • Density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2211
IDD:area code +63 (0)47
Income class 1st class

Masinloc is a first class municipality in the province of Zambales, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 47,719 people.[3]

The disputed Scarborough Shoal (under the names Pulo ng Panatag and Bajo de Masinlóc) is claimed by the Philippine government as within the town's territorial jurisdiction. Due to the continued dispute over the shoal, this has negatively impacted fishermen of the community, reducing catch sizes and affecting other businesses.[4]


Masinloc is politically subdivided into 13 barangays.[2]

  • Baloganon
  • Bamban
  • Bani
  • Collat
  • Inhobol
  • North Poblacion
  • San Lorenzo
  • San Salvador
  • Santa Rita
  • Santo Rosario
  • South Poblacion
  • Taltal
  • Tapuac


Population census of Masinloc
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 32,375 —    
1995 34,942 +1.44%
2000 39,724 +2.79%
2007 40,603 +0.30%
2010 44,342 +3.26%
2015 47,719 +1.41%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6]

In the 2015 census, the population of Masinloc was 47,719 people,[3] with a density of 140 inhabitants per square kilometre or 360 inhabitants per square mile.

San Andres Parish Church[edit]

Located at Brgy. South Poblacion, the 18th-century San Andres Parish Church has been declared a National Cultural Treasure by the National Museum of the Philippines in July 2001.[7]

Masinloc Coal Power Plant[edit]

An electric company producing electricity up to 600 MW. It uses coal and a steam engine attached to electric generator.


  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Zambales". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Tomas Etzler (18 February 2013). "Fishermen caught out by politics of South China Sea". CNN. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  5. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  6. ^ "Province of Zambales". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  7. ^ Alba, Reinerio. "The Restoration of 26 Philippine Churches". National Commission on Culture and the Arts. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 

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