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List of Municipalities in the Masbate Province within Region V(Bicol) in the Republic of The Philippines
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Cities in the Province of Masbate: Masbate City (Capital)

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Philippines, is the only country in the world which is 85% Catholic that created FIVE(5) national laws "favoring", "respecting" and "financing" the religion of ISLAM.
Then made it unlawful to finance all other religions.
The only country in the world that has a government commission that caters to Muslims only, for the hajj, for madrasas, and the spread of Islam at government's expense PAID by the taxes of Non-Muslims.

Religion is always good for the people but it should never be embraced or financed by government. Tax exemption is not tantamount to financing. Every non-profit organization is tax-exempt.

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Guaranteed one senator to represent Bicol Region V and its provinces, cities/municipalities and barangays.
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Location of Masbate within the Philippines
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Provincial Capitol Building of Masbate
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Vitamin A 6780 mcg Carrots: 1890 mcg
Vitamin C 220 mg Oranges: 30 mg
Calcium 440 mg Cow's milk: 120 mg
Potassium 259 mg Bananas: 88 mg
Protein 6.7 gm Cow's milk: 3.2 gm
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Masbate Province, Philippines
  • The province of Masbate is in Region V
  • As of 2009 Masbate is classified as a First Class province. it has 20 municipalities, 1 city, and 550 barangays.
  • The Province of Masbate is composed of 3 major islands, Masbate, Ticao ,and Burias.

Location of Masbate, Philippines

  • 12.1667° N, 123.5833° E - Masbate, Coordinates

Masbate is an island province south of Luzon within the Bicol Region.

History of Masbate, Philippines

When Captain Luis Enriquez de Guzman anchored on the shores of Masbate in 1569, he found tiny settlements spread along the coasts engaged in a flourishing trade with China. Chinese traders visited Masbate and found small settlements during the Shri-Vijaya and Madjapahit periods. Ruins of cave-like dwellings resembling “kiva,” possibly built by Indians who accompanied the Chinese traders, were found along the coast of Aroroy, Palanas, and Masbate. Porcelain jars dating back to the 10th century were excavated at Kalanay (Aroroy) in the 1930s.

Historic accounts show that the Christianization of the Bicol Region actually began in Masbate in 1569. Father Alonso Jimenez was the first missionary to the islands of Masbate, Burias, Leyte, and Samar. Then he went to Ibalon (Bicol) in the province of Camarines, where he resided for many years, and made many religious incursions into Albay and Sorsogon. Fray Jimenez is considered the apostle of the island of Masbate.

In December 1600 Dutch Commander Admiral Oliver van Noorth sought refuge at San Jacinto Harbor after his fleet lost to the Spanish Armada in Manila. He was later engaged in a fierce clash with Limahong’s fleet at the Canlibas-Matabao passage.

At the height of the Galleon trade, Mobo contributed first class lumber for the construction of galleons, making it the center of trade in the province apart from having been the provincial capital in the early part of the Spanish occupation.

The Americans came to Masbate in 1900 to extend their pacification campaign. In December 1908, Masbate was annexed to the province of Sorsogon. A bill declaring Masbate as an independent province was approved on February 1, 1922.

As early as 1906, the Masbate representative made the proposal to the United States Congress to grant the Philippines its independence.

The first Japanese elements arrived in Masbate at dawn on January 7, 1942 from Legazpi. They landed in several places without facing opposition – the province was too stunned to mount any resistance. The Japanese occupation reduced Masbate to economic shambles. Economic activities were limited to fishing, buying/selling or stealing. Food production ground to a halt. Camote, pakol, banana blossoms, pith, and even such obscure fruits as barobo were used as food substitutes. Lakan-bulan served as cigarette, tea or coffee. Barter transaction prevailed. For lack of nutrition and sanitation, many people succumbed to beri-beri or malaria. Lice and tick infestations spread to an unlucky few.

Dr. Mateo S. Pecso, who was governor of the province, having refused to cooperate with the Japanese, evacuated the provincial government to Guiom, a command post used by the guerillas. Pecson was eventually arrested by the Japanese and incarcerated in Cavite. He managed to escape; he later joined the guerilla movement in Central Luzon.

Dr. Emilio B. Espinosa, the lone house representative of Masbate, fought against a congressional bill authorizing the conscription of Filipinos into service of Imperial Japan and for this he was detained in Fort Santiago.

When Masbate was formally liberated on April 3, 1945, Pecso was sent to Masbate by President Osmeña to organize the civil government. Pecso took reins of government on May 11, 1945. (source verbatim from:

People of Masbate, Philippines

  • Total Population of Masbate (as of 2015 census) = 892.393
  • Total Population of Masbate as of the 2010 census is 834,650
  • Registered voters per comelec as of 2010: 380,037

Elected Government Officials of Masbate, Philippines

Elected officials of Masbate Province for the term of 2019-2022
  • Provincial Governor of Masbate: Antonio "Tony" Tero Kho (PDPLBN) 265,850
  • Provincial Vice-Governor of Masbate: KHO, ARA (PDPLBN) 249,711
  • House Representatives (congress):
    • 1st District: BRAVO, BONG (NUP) 40,293
    • 2nd District: KHO, OLGA (PDPLBN) 124,505
    • 3rd District: KHO, TONTON (PDPLBN) 94,366
Board Members of Masbate Province
  • 1st District
  2. BARSAGA, BOK (NUP) 32,785
  3. ANDUEZA, MARK (NUP) 28,805
  • 2nd District
  1. DANAO, TATA (LP) 75,686
  • 3rd District
  1. AREVALO, JASON (IND) 68,455
  2. ALVAREZ, RUDY JR. (PDPLBN) 63,302

Elected officials of Masbate Province for the term of 2016-2019
Board Members of Masbate Province
  • 1st District
  1. Emilio Marc Barsaga
  2. Alfredo Alim
  3. Job Willard Rivera
  4. Mendoza, Tonet
  • 2nd District
  1. Lovely Abapo
  2. Dennis Placer
  3. Jamon Espares
  4. Dionnie Lopez
  • 3rd District
  1. Jason Arevalo
  2. Randy Vasquez
  3. Albert Vincent Chu
  4. Hamilcar Arregadas

Elected officials of Masbate Province for the term of 2013-2016
  • Provincial Governor of Masbate: Lanete, Rizalina Seachon - NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION
  • Provincial Vice-Governor of Masbate: Vicente Homer Bajar Revil - NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION
  • House Representatives of Masbate:
    • 3rd District: Scott Davies Seachon Lanete - NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION
  • First District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  1. Rivera, Job Willard Laurio
  2. Alim, Alfredo Jr. Lim
  • Second District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  1. Jo Kristine "Kaye" Celera Revil
  2. Abapo, Lovely Semeniano
  3. Espares, Jamon Jardin
  4. Abayon, Alberto Rivera
  • Third District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  1. Chu, Albert Vincent Abaja
  2. Arevalo, Jason Rosero
  3. Arregadas, Hamilcar Ii Pacia
  4. Vasquez, Ricar Nueva

Elected officials of Masbate Province for the term of 2010-2013

Elected officials of Masbate Province for the term of 2007-2010

Barangay Elected Officials of Masbate Province

Businesses in Masbate, Philippines

How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood

The Philippine Livelihood Program: The Philippine government provides several programs to enhance the livelihood of the Filipino people. The department of Science and Technology through its Technology Research Center (TRC) regurlarly conducts various types of hands-on and personalized training programs.

  • DOST - Website
  • UPLiFT stands for Urban Program for Livelihood Finance and Training. - Website
  • DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website

Take a picture of your Business (from a Sari-Sari Store to a Mega Mall). Upload that picture here in and that picture can immediately be your business webpage. It is that easy. Here are two examples of how a picture becomes the webpage of the business: FHM Garden Grill and Catering and ABC Shopping Center

  • Give your business a good description. Add your address and contact number if available.
Possible Businesses
  • Auto, Trucks, Motorcycle and Bicycle dealers
  • Banks, Lending Firms, Pawnshops, and Financial Institutions
  • Clinics, Veterinary Clinics and Hospitals
  • Pharmacies, Drug Stores, Agri-Vets
  • Convenient Stores, Hardware and Supplies, General Stores, Sari-Sari Stores, Internet-Cafes
  • Department Stores and Appliance Stores
  • Supermarket, wet market, Fish Markets
  • Hotels, Motels, Pension Houses, Boarding houses and Resorts
  • Repair Shops: Shoe repair, Cellphone, Bikes (bicycles), motorcycles etc...
  • Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops, and Bakeries (Bakeshops)
  • Salons, Spas, Beauty Shops and Barber Shops
  • Gas Stations, Water Stations, Propane Stations

Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Masbate, Philippines

  • If you have real estate property, whether its commercial, residential, farm land, or just an empty lot in Masbate, you can list that property for free.
  • Click to VIEW, EDIT, or ADD Realty Listings.
  • You can list your House and lot or farm land for sale or lease for free here.
  • If you are a real estate developer, you can list your subdivision, condominiums, high rises, apartment complexes, shopping strips or malls, open market developments here for Free.

Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Masbate, Philippines

The name of your church, mosque, or place of worship can be listed in this community page. Take a picture of the facade of your church or place of worship and it can be posted here. We can even provide you with a free webpage. You can enter the data (story about your place of worship) here yourself, email the information or pictures to ( or via Facebook.

    Freedom of religion, yes. Equality, yes. But no favoritism.

  • List the Mosques or Masjid in Masbate here.
  • List the Catholic churches and chapels in Masbate here.
  • List the Methodist churches in Masbate here.
  • List the Iglesia Ni Cristo churches in Masbate here.
  • List the Seventh-day Adventist churches in Masbate here.
  • List the Church of Jesus Christ Latter day Saints (Mormons) churches in Masbate here.
  • List the Presbyterian churches in Masbate here.
  • List the Baptist churches in Masbate here.

Schools in Masbate, Philippines

  • Take a picture of your school building(s) and send your pictures via email to ( or message me via Facebook. I will then post the pictures in this page.

Due to Covid19: Pursuant to the instructions of President Roa Duterte, and as recommended by the DepEd, the opening of classes for the year 2020-2021 is deferred to October 5, 2020.

  • List of schools: >>> click

PUBLIC NOTICE: Why pretend that the National language of the Philippines is Tagalog? It should be English. To be a Teacher, doctor, lawyer, engineer, architect, nurse, computer technician; what books do you learn from? English books of course. All your tests are in English. The constitution of the Philippines is written in English. All the laws and new laws introduced by congress are in English. For that matter, you can't be a teacher in a school system unless you know English. The "Licensure Exam for Teachers" is in ENGLISH! Who are these people forcing Tagalog down our throats? Tagalog is simply one of the many dialects of the Philippines. Keep your dialects but learn and be fluent and proficient in ENGLISH.

The name of your school in Masbate can be listed here. You can list it like this:

  • Name of School. Private or Public. It can be an elementary school, high school, college.
    • Address of your school
    • Telephone Number
    • Principal of the school

You can also create a webpage for your school. We can help you.

Economy of Masbate, Philippines

  • If you have an article that talks about the improvement of the economy of Masbate you can post that article here. If you come across any news item that talks about the economy of Masbate, you may post it here. Of course you have to reference the writer of the article. Any improvement to transportation, power and service usually improves the economy of the community, so go ahead and report that too.

Jobs in Masbate Philippines

If you have a job available and that job is within the Province of Masbate, Philippines, you may post it here.
Remember to be as descriptive as possible and to post your Company name, Contact person, physical address, email address and Phone number..
Post expiration of Job Application. Go ahead and Click HERE to Insert your job offer in the "Masbate Philippines, Jobs" page.

Natural Resources of Masbate, Philippines

Protect the environment

It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.

Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!

Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.

The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.

To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.

Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More

We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.

This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.


  • Secretary Roy Cimatu - since May 8, 2017
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
  • +63-2-929-6626

We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.

Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power and thermal energy conversion. We have too many black outs.

Tourists Attractions of Masbate, Philippines

  • Help us add some of the tourist attractions of Masbate in Z-wiki. This will help boost the local economy of Masbate. Anything that is unique or anything that stands out in your community may be a tourist attraction.
  • Landmarks are usually photographed a lot by visitors. Post the Masbate landmarks here.

Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Masbate, Philippines

In the Philippines a fiesta is usually celebrated in barrios or barangays. It is the official holiday of the LGU, the barangay. Filipinos love fiestas. It is a time for joy and celebration. A fiesta is of Spanish origin and is usually commemorated in association with a christian patron saint. Most barangays whose population have been clustered by Muslims(Moros) and their population is more than that of the Christians, the celebration of the fiesta have been cancelled and replaced with the Hari Raya or Eid al-Fitr.

The cities or municipalities usually have yearly festivals where all the barangays participate. The cities or municipalities hold contests for the best floats in parades.

Philippine News

  • 6% growth target stays
  • Monday, Septembe 16, 2019
The Department of Finance (DOF) said the government is maintaining its growth target of six percent or higher this year, even as the economy settled at only 5.5 percent growth in the first semester given the delay in the enactment of the 2019 General Appropriations Act (GAA).
Carlos Dominguez, finance secretary, also said to avoid a repeat of the 2019 budget delay, leaders of both the Senate and the House of Representatives are meeting every month to monitor the progress on the budget and the 25 priority bills enumerated in the 4th State-of-the-Nation Address ........... Full Story»

  • Stocks up, peso stronger
  • Thursday, August 15, 2019
Share prices ended higher yesterday as investors tracked overseas leads to trade the market.
The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) was up 70.20 points to 7,858.65, a 0.9 percent hike ........... Full Story»

  • Inaugural triathlon at New Clark City set
  • Monday, August 16, 2019 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines — All is set for the New Clark City Triathlon which is the first triathlon event to be held at the New Clark City Sports Complex in Capas, Tarlac on Oct. 19-20.
GoClark Sports and Events has partnered with presenting sponsor Robinsons Land Corp. in this triathlon featuring the swim event at the Aquatics Center, the 20km bike in the newly built New Clark City-SCTex connecting road and the run course in the sports complex, including the warm-up athletic track, the river park and a finish lap around the 20,000-seater Athletics Stadium ............................... Full Story»

Masbate Zip Codes

Source: Philippine Postal Corporation
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5400 Masbate Masbate Province
5401 Mobo Masbate Province
5402 Uson Masbate Province
5403 Dimasalang Masbate Province
5404 Palanas Masbate Province
5405 Cataingan Masbate Province
5406 Pio V. Corpuz Masbate Province
5407 Esperanza Masbate Province
5408 Placer Masbate Province
5409 Cawayan Masbate Province
5410 Milagros Masbate Province
5411 Mandaon Masbate Province
5412 Balud Masbate Province
5413 Baleno Masbate Province
5414 Aroroy Masbate Province
5415 Batuan Masbate Province
5416 San Fernando Masbate Province
5417 San Jacinto Masbate Province
5418 Montreal Masbate Province
5419 Claveria Masbate Province
5420 San Pascual Masbate Province
5421 Buenavista Masbate Province

Masbate News

Silliman, AusAID to sign accord on Masbate project


Silliman University in Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, and the Australian Agency for International Development will formalize their agreement on the project called “Participatory, Evidence-based Research and Learning” partnership this month, led by SU president Ben Malayang III and AusAID counselor Andrew Egan.

The project is aimed at improving the development planning capacity of local government units in Masbate province, a press release from the school said.

The PERL program intends to bring about results to be integrated into local development plans, including the Provincial Development Plan of Masbate, that is classified as a first class province, but has been consistently ranked among the country’s 10 poorest provinces, the press release said.

AusAID will provide the grant to run the project, initially for two years, while the SU School of Public Affairs and Governance will be the lead unit, the press release also said.

Under the PERL, staff and key stakeholders in Masbate can collaborate with experts from the University, for better identification of development opportunities, constraints and interventions, the press release added.

Masbate, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling

Philippine Cycling is about cycling in the Philippnes. Philippine Cycling helps promote bike races, cycling clubs, bicycle tours, and the development of bicycle trails. Activities are coordinated with bike shops and cycling clubs throughout the Philippines to promote the fun of riding bikes. Philippine Cycling will be coordinating events with tour of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Road biking and mountain bikings will be promoted by Philippine Cycling.
Cycling Activity to Participate In

Your cycling activity can be posted here and it will be shown in all the Provincial, City, Municipal and Barangay pages. Your 2015 Cycling Race or Activity can be Posted here.

  • ILOILO CITY, April 27-May 2, 2015 (PNA) – Some 5,000 bikers are expected to join the second Iloilo Bike Festival slated April 27-May 2, 2015 as the city continues to aspire to become a bike-able walkable metropolis. The activity that supported by the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU) and Megaworld Iloilo aims to promote Iloilo as a safe and bike friendly city, promote the share-a-road movement encourage Ilonggos to commute via biking and raise Ilonggos awareness on the benefits of biking on health, safety and environment concerns. Read More....
  • CYCLING Le Tour de Filipinas 2015 set as country celebrates 60 years of top-caliber cycling Feb 1 to Feb 4 2015 - View the result of the race: A four stage race. Stage 1 starts in Balanga and back to Balanga for a 126K race Feb 1, 2015 (Sunday); stage 2 starts in Balanga, Bataan to Iba, Zambales for a 154.7 K race Feb 2, 2015 (Monday); stage 3 starts in Iba, Zambales to Lingayen, Pangasinan for a 150.1K race Feb 3, 2015 (Tuesday); stage 4 starts in Lingayen, Pangasinan to Baguio City, Benguet for a 101.7K race Feb 4, 2015 (Wednesday). For a total distance of 532.5 Kms. Read More >>>
  • Ronda Pilipinas: Feb 8 - 27 2015:>> Discovering young riders for the national team will be the main objective of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2015 when the country’s premiere cycling race hits the road on Feb. 8 in Butuan City. Ronda Pilipinas executive project director Moe Chulani said the international multistage bikathon, which ends on Feb. 27, will have two qualifying legs of four stages each in Mindanao and the Visayas where the top riders will advance to face a tough foreign challenge in the six-stage Luzon finale. Read More>>>

The oldest living man or woman in Masbate, Philippines

Do you know who the oldest living man or woman is in Masbate? is starting this inquiry in order to honor the older generation of the Philippines. Please provide the full name and date of birth of the elder living in Masbate. We will then post your entry in the Oldest Living Man or Woman in the Philippines page.

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