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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 / 15.533°N 119.950°E / 15.533; 119.950Coordinates: 15°32′N 119°57′E / 15.533°N 119.950°E / 15.533; 119.950
Country  Philippines
Region Central Luzon (Region III)
Province Zambales
District 2nd district of Zambales
Founded 1910
Barangays 13
 • Mayor Desiree S. Edora
 • Total 331.50 km2 (127.99 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 44,342
 • Density 130/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2211
Dialing code 47
Income class 1st class

Masinloc is a first class municipality in the province of Zambales, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 44,342 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 fisherman 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%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][5]

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.[6]


  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Zambales". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  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 26 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Tomas Etzler (18 February 2013). "Fishermen caught out by politics of South China Sea". CNN. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Province of Zambales". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  6. ^ Alba, Reinerio. "The Restoration of 26 Philippine Churches". National Commission on Culture and the Arts. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 

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