Victoria, Oriental Mindoro

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Victoria
Municipality of Victoria
Downtown area
Downtown area
Official seal of Victoria
Seal
Nickname(s): 
Fruit Basket of Oriental Mindoro
Map of Oriental Mindoro with Victoria highlighted
Map of Oriental Mindoro with Victoria highlighted
Victoria is located in Philippines
Victoria
Victoria
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°22′N 121°12′E / 13.37°N 121.2°E / 13.37; 121.2Coordinates: 13°22′N 121°12′E / 13.37°N 121.2°E / 13.37; 121.2
Country Philippines
RegionMimaropa (Region IV-B)
ProvinceOriental Mindoro
District1st district of Oriental Mindoro
FoundedOctober 15, 1955
Barangays32 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorJoselito "LM" Malabanan
 • Vice MayorMarlo Nuarin
 • Electorate25,822 [1]
Area
[2]
 • Total146.23 km2 (56.46 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total50,492
 • Density350/km2 (890/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
5205
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)43
Climate typeTropical climate
Income class2nd municipal income class
Revenue (₱)124.6 million  (2016)
Native languagesAlangan
Tagalog

Victoria, officially the Municipality of Victoria, is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 50,492 people.[3]

The Municipality of Victoria is known as "Fruit Basket of Oriental Mindoro" and celebrates its annual Kapakyanan Festival every October 15 as graces and thanks giving for the bountiful blessings that every Victoreños received from God. It is 36 kilometres (22 mi) from Calapan.

History[edit]

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

The municipality was named after Victoria Quirino, daughter of President Elpidio Quirino.[4]

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.

Barangay Population (2016)
Alcate 3,800
Antonino 1,236
Babangonan 1,884
Bagong Silang 1,129
Bagong Buhay 1,058
Bambanin 1,325
Bethel 809
Canaan 837
Concepcion 714
Duongan 1,270
Jose Leido Jr. 2,116
Loyal 1,455
Mabini 1,114
Macatoc 2,906
Malabo 2,123
Merit 584
Ordovilla 1,969
Pakyas 1,875
Poblacion I 2,934
Poblacion II 803
Poblacion III 3,869
Poblacion IV 1,570
Sampaguita 1,024
San Antonio 1,394
San Cristobal 778
San Gabriel 1,355
San Gelacio 565
San Isidro 1,799
San Juan 807
San Narciso 1,867
Urdaneta 1,449
Villa Cerveza 2,074
Total 50,492

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Victoria
YearPop.±% p.a.
1960 11,662—    
1970 18,499+4.72%
1975 23,568+4.98%
1980 26,225+2.16%
1990 34,760+2.86%
1995 35,828+0.57%
2000 42,873+3.92%
2007 44,932+0.65%
2010 48,308+2.67%
2015 50,492+0.85%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6][7]

Out of the 32 barangays of Victoria, eight are perceived to be Ilokano dominated communities. In fact, several Punong Barangays (Barangay Captains) and kagawads are Ilokanos. One barangay is even a namesake of the place where they came from: Urdaneta.

Tourist attractions[edit]

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

Schools[edit]

Colleges:

High Schools:

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

Elementary Schools:

  • Bethel Elementary School
  • San Antonio Elementary School (SAES)
  • Victoria Central School
  • Simon Gayutin Memorial Elementary School (SGMES)
  • Ali-aly Roldan Memorial Elementary School
  • Macatoc Elementary School
  • Pakyas Elementary School
  • Good Shepherd Academy (GSA)
  • Loyal Elementary School (LES)
  • ACMCL College
  • Jesus Is Lord Christian School (JILCS)
  • Antonino Elementary School
  • Bagong Buhay Elementary School
  • Alcate Elementary School
  • Minas Elementary School
  • Villa Cerveza Elementary School

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Oriental Mindoro". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Region IV-B (Mimaropa)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Victoria, Oriental Mindoro (History, Local Gov't Officials, Barangays)". Wow Mindoro. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  5. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region IV-B (Mimaropa)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  6. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region IV-B (Mimaropa)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  7. ^ "Province of Oriental Mindoro". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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