Misamis Occidental Province, Philippines

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List of Municipalities in Misamis Occidental Province within Region X in the Republic of The Philippines
Aloran || Baliangao || Bonifacio || Calamba || Clarin || Concepcion || Don Victoriano Chiongbian || Jimenez || Lopez Jaena || Panaon || Plaridel || Sapang Dalaga || Sinacaban || Tudela
Cities in the Province of Misamis Occidental: Oroquieta City(Capital) || Ozamis City || Tangub City

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Philippines, is the only country in the world which is 85% Catholic that created FIVE(5) national laws "favoring", "promoting" and "financing" the religion of ISLAM.
Then made it unlawful to finance all other religions. Islamic insurgents paid off the architects of the 1987 constitution to insert two words: Muslim and Autonomous.
They classify all the Muslims(Moros) not only as followers of Islam but also as
indigenous people. 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. A government-run Muslim channel, Salaam TV to promote Islam.

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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Seal of Misamis Occidental Province
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Location of Misamis Occidental within The Philippines
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Kalatungan falls, Carmen, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental

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We are one with Flora. Throughout time humans and the animal kingdom have relied on the healing power of herbs. We used them in several ways: we have ingested them, rubbed them on our bodies, bathed in them, even used them in our cooking to flavor our foods.

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Provincial Capitol of Misamis Occidental Province
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Provincial Capitol of Misamis Occidental Province
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City Hall, Oroquieta City
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Social Security System, Oroquieta City

Wars of ancient history were about possessions, territory, power, control, family, betrayal, lover's quarrel, politics and sometimes religion.

But we are in the Modern era and supposedly more educated and enlightened .

Think about this. Don't just brush off these questions.

  • Why is RELIGION still involved in WARS? Isn't religion supposed to be about PEACE?
  • Ask yourself; What religion always campaign to have its religious laws be accepted as government laws, always involved in wars and consistently causing WARS, yet insists that it's a religion of peace?


There are only two kinds of people who teach tolerance:
  1. The Bullies. They want you to tolerate them so they can continue to maliciously deprive you. Do not believe these bullies teaching tolerance, saying that it’s the path to prevent hatred and prejudice.
  2. The victims who are waiting for the right moment to retaliate. They can’t win yet, so they tolerate.
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Municipality Hall of Lopez Jaena, Misamis Occidental
Province of Misamis Occidental, Philippines
  • Misamis Occidental has a total of 490 barangays, 14 municipalites, and 3 cities
  • Land Area of Misamis Occidental (as of 2007, in hectares) = 205,522
  • Misamis Occidental is a 2nd class province.
  • The province of Misamis Occidental is within Region X in the island of mindanao.

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Location of Misamis Occidental, Philippines

  • 8.3333° N, 123.7000° E - Misamis Occidental, Coordinates
  • The province of Misamis Occidental is within Region X in the island of Mindanao.
Source is verbatim from the office of the Commission on Population

"Misamis Occidental is located near the narrow strip of land linking Northwestern Mindanao, to the Northcentral part of the island. Shaped like a collapsible fan it is bounded on the northeast by the Mindanao Sea, east by the Iligan Bay, southeast by the Panguil Bay, and the west by the Zamboanga del Norte and Sur. The fact that three of its boundaries are bodies of water gives away water life as one of its natural resources and fishing as one of its main industries. Except along the coastal area, hilly and rolling land characterized the provincial terrain. Towards the western border, the terrain is particularly rugged."

From the vast tracks of rice land along the coastal areas, 12 municipalities and 3 cities are located. The terrain is rising gently towards the hilly and rolling land westward to Mount Malindang and Mount Ampiro where 2 municipalities are situated. The soil in the rugged interior are suited to coconuts which is the chief crop grown in this province. the second major crop is rice. Other crops like corn, abaca, cacao also thrive in flat and rolling lands. Under the present land classification system, lands of public domain with slopes of more than 18% (approximately 10 degrees) are retained for permanent forest purposes.

Those with 18% slope and below classified as alienable and disposable (A and D) lands. Those lands may be released for non-forest purposes (agriculture, industrial and residential) subject to additional conditions such as contiguity of area and environmental considerations.

As of 1995 about 127,929.54 hectares or 63.20% of the total land area of the province has been classified as A and D while the remaining percentage of 34.03 percent accounts for forest lands. Parks and wildlife reserved 53,262 hectares or 71.50% of the total classified forestlands. The area for fishpond, Civil Reservations and Established Timberlands constituted 21,226.46 or 28.50% of the total classified forestland.

History of Misamis Occidental, Philippines

Source is verbatim from the office of the Commission on Population

The name "Misamis" is believed to have been derived from the Subano word "Kuyamis" which is variety of sweet coconut - the staple food of the early settlers in this place. During the years the name persisted as an inference of geographical location and upon the advent of the Sapnish settlers, the word "Kuyamis" easily gave way to the more conveniently pronounceable word "Misamis".

The original inhabitants of this area were the Bukidnon who gradually retreated into the interior following the steady influx of settlers from Cebu and Bohol.

People of Misamis Occidental, Philippines

  • Population of MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL as of 2020 census: 617,333
  • Population of Misamis Occidental (as of 2015) census = 602,126
  • Population of Misamis Occidental (as of 2010) census = 567,642
  • Population of Misamis Occidental (as of Aug 1, 2007) census = 531,680

  • Registered Voters of Misamis Occidental as of (2010) = 303,145

Elected Government Officials of Misamis Occidental, Philippines

Elected officials of Misamis Occidental for the term of 2019-2022
  • Provincial Governor of Misamis Occidental: TAN, PHILIP TIU
  • Provincial Vice-Governor of Misamis Occidental: ALMONTE, AURORA VIRGINIA MAG-USARA
  • House Representatives of Misamis Occidental:
    • 1st District: TY, DIEGO CACHO
    • 2nd District: OAMINAL, HENRY SEVILLA
  • First District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  • Second District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):

Elected officials of Misamis Occidental for the term of 2016-2019
  • Provincial Governor of Misamis Occidental: Herminia "Hermie" De Mesa Ramiro
  • Provincial Vice-Governor of Misamis Occidental: Aurora "JieJie" Virginia Almonte
  • House Representatives of Misamis Occidental:
    • 1st District: Jorge Almonte
    • 2nd District: Henry Oaminal - Unopposed
  • First District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  1. Zaldy Daminar
  2. Richard Centino
  3. Roy Yap
  4. Lel Blanco
  5. Pablo Stephen Ty
  • Second District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  1. Mena Luansing
  2. Emeterio, Roa
  3. Octavio, Parojinog
  4. Dan Navarro
  5. Tito Decina

Elected officials of Misamis Occidental for the term of 2013-2016
  1. Yap, Roy Miraflor
  2. Daminar, Zaldy Gatab
  3. De Los Santos, Jim Rivera
  4. Bulawin, Edilma Clarete
  5. Yape, Lovely Liezl Baz
  • Second District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  1. Navarro, David Mabal
  2. Olegario, Gerard Teodorico Rada
  3. Florida, Edwin Badilla
  4. Parojinog, Ricardo Ozamiz
  5. Neri, Simplicia Obina

Elected officials of Misamis Occidental for the term of 2010-2013

Elected officials of Misamis Occidental for the term of 2010-2013

Barangay's power and authority: A must read for all barangay officials


This is the "Barangay Code of the Philippines".

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A Barangay Clearance is NEEDED in order to get a Business License.
So why is the barangay name not in most business addresses?
Ask your Barangay Captain/Chairman to create a Resolution to make it mandatory to put the barangay name in all Business addresses.
Every Government Unit in the Philippines is within a Barangay. The municipal hall, city hall, the provincial capitol building, and even the Malacañang Palace where the president resides is within a Barangay.

The barangay has power and authority over its domain. The improvement of the barangay rests on the barangay officials. The barangay chairman, the barangay council and the local businessmen forge the prosperity of the barangay. Not the president of the Philippines, senate, nor congress. Not the governor of the province, not the mayor nor council of the municipality or city. Poor barangays stay poor because of weak and/or ignorant(uninformed) barangay leaders.

When roads or any infrastructure need to be built, improved or repaired, all the barangay officials have to do is make a resolution and present it to the city or municipality council. The resolution will force the city/municipal council or responsible government office to hear the legitimate demands. "The squeaky wheel gets the grease."

Each city or municipality is represented by the "barangay association or federation". The elected president of the Association of Barangay Council and the President of Kabataan (SK) association each have a seat in the City/Municipality council. Their powers are the same and equal to the elected city/municipality councilors. They are there to help lobby the demands of the barangays. They are not there just to collect a big salary and rub elbows with the regular elected city/municipality council, but to also represent the needs of the barangays.
The duties of the barangay officials are specifically written in Chapter III(Punong Barangay) and Chapter IV (The Sangguniang Barangay). Read it..

Practically anything that has to do with the barangay, the barangay officials have a say on it and most likely the authority over it. The majority of the barangay officials are not aware of their duties and power. They depend on the city council or mayor. The elected barangay officials are afraid of the mayor and city/municipality's "Sangguniang Panlungsod". They are in fear of being ousted or removed from office. The truth is, the "Sangguniang Panlungsod" does not have the power to remove or suspend any elected barangay officials from office. Only the COURT OF LAW can do this (judicial branch of the government). Elected public officials can't be suspended by the DILG or the office of the president unless an official complaint has been filed, there must be proof and there must be due process. Republic Act 7160 chapter 4, Section 60. Information is power. Be informed. Do not be intimidated by the president, senator, congressman, governor, mayor, vice-mayor, or councilors. Do your job.

The control of traffic is not up to the city council or chief of police. It is controlled by the barangay. If the barangay needs traffic enforcers, the barangay can make a resolution to demand it from the city or municipality council. When the electric coop or the water district do not maintain their lines, the barangay can directly demand for the maintenance from the utility companies. No need to wait for city council.

The citizens also has the power to make demands to the barangay officials. In case the officials get blinded. Simply file an official complaint with the barangay secretary naming the Punong barangay as the respondent representing the barangay.

If the power lines are sagging, don't go to the power company, go to the barangay office. Ask the barangay for a DEMAND resolution against the power company.
If the water lines are busted, don't wait for the water company, go to the barangay office. Ask the barangay for a DEMAND resolution against the water company.
If the potholes in the road are not fixed, don't wait for the The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), go to the barangay office. Ask the barangay for a DEMAND resolution against the DPWH.
Are you beginning to get the point?

Cleaning the shorelines, drainage systems, streets, rivers, and parks within your barangay is YOUR responsibility. You are accountable for this. It is not the responsibility of the City/Municipality officials. The citizens and officials of the barangay are responsible. Stop blaming others.

  • BUDGET: As far as the preparation for the budget expenditures, it starts at the barangay level, then moves on to cities, municipalities, provinces and regions. The barangays need to exercise their authority. They need to put their yearly budget together for their administration and future projects. The majority of the barangays leave this job to the municipality and city. This is so wrong. Then when the budget doesn't come or is lacking, they complain.
  • The budget for the barangays does go to the City or Municipality, but simply for holding and later distribution. The city or municipality DOES NOT approve the budget. It was already approved by congress. The city or municipality simply "distributes" the approved budget.
  • The bureau of internal revenue is in cahoots to subdue the barangays, municipalities and provinces. They call the rightful shares to the taxes collected as "Internal Revenue Allotment Dependency". It is not a dependency. It is the lawful and rightful share of the LGU as specified in "TITLE III, SHARES OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS IN THE PROCEEDS OF NATIONAL TAXES, CHAPTER I, Allotment of Internal Revenue Taxes, Section 284."
  • "IMPERIAL MANILA IS A MYTH!", it does not exist anymore. The Philippine budget formulation system is not centralized. "Budgetary planning has been DECENTRALIZED since 1991". It is the responsibility of each LGU to submit their budgetary needs for review. Failure to submit is the problem.
  • DURING ELECTIONS: Where do City and Municipality politicians go to campaign? They seek the support of the Barangay officials. They plead to the barangay folks for the votes. Even the candidate for president. But after the election they ignore you. Do not ever forget the power of the barangay.

Ignorance keeps the pinoys thinking that Manila rules. Be informed, be educated and make your barangay prosper.

  • Absolutely NO need for FEDERALISM. It is a ploy to give the Bangsamoro an Islamic State where the religion of Islam is financed by the Philippine government. Bangsamoro will be a HOMELAND not for all Filipinos but for only the Muslim Filipinos. It violates the constitution's "separation of church and state". 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.

Businesses in Misamis Occidental, 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 zamboanga.com 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: Centrum National Highway Ozamiz City and Alano & Sons of Southwestern Calamba

  • Give your business a good description. Add your address and contact number if available.
Businesses in Misamis Occidental
  • 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
  • Department Stores and Appliance Stores
  • Supermarket, wet market, Fish Markets
  • Hotels, Motels, Pension Houses, Boarding houses and Resorts
  • Repair Shops: Shoe repair, Cellphone, Bikes, 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 Misamis Occidental, Philippines

  • If you have real estate property, whether its commercial, residential, farm land, or just an empty lot in Misamis Occidental, 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 in Z-Wiki
  • 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 in Z-wiki for Free.

Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Misamis Occidental, 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 (franklin_maletsky@yahoo.com) or via Facebook.

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

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

Schools in Misamis Occidental, Philippines

  • Take a picture of your school building(s) and send your pictures via email to (franklin_maletsky@yahoo.com) 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, classes for the year 2021-2022 will be opened but will be monitored.

  • 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 Misamis Occidental 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 Misamis Occidental, Philippines

Source is verbatim from the office of the Commission on Population

Misamis Occidental is a predominantly agri-based economy with 118,933 hectares or 61.33% of its total land utilized as cropland. Food crops occupied an area equivalent to 13,861 hectares or 11.65% of its total cropland, while 105,072 hectares or 88.35% are devoted to commercial crops.

Coconut shared the largest area of 101,784 hectares or 96.87% of commercial crops. It is still the main cash crop of the province, even if some considered it a "sunset industry". Coconut is a major drag to agriculture growth. There are a total of 58,685 coconut farmers in the province. It has 337.9 million nuts production per year from 9.1 million coconut-bearing trees or barely 36 nuts per tree per year which is very low production.

Rice being the secondary crop and the staple food of majority of lowland residents is planted to a total of 6,831 hectares. About 6,209 hectares or 90.9% are planted in irrigate paddies, 435 hectares or 6.4% on non-irrigated paddies and 187 hectares or 2.7% on upland areas, with average yield of 4.1, 2.96 and 1.32 metric tons per hectare, respectively.

Corn is another crop grown in the province on an effective area of 16,800 hectares. It is mostly concentrated on high land areas and are usually planted under coconut trees with total yield of 25,000 MT or an average yield of 1.5 MT/hectare in 2000. There was no increase in average yield, meaning that there was no visible intervention to increase productivity of corn, which is the staple food for rural areas. These high hectarage planted to corn display the segment of the population consuming corn.

Coffee and cacao (excluding coconuts) are the only perennial commercial-industrial crops grown in the province. However, in recent years, farmers are attracted to planting high value crops with mango and banana as the leading fruits.

Jobs in Misamis Occidental Philippines

If you have a job available and that job is within the Province of Misamis Occidental, 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 "Misamis Occidental Philippines, Jobs" page.

Natural Resources of Misamis Occidental, 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
  • osec@denr.gov.ph

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 Misamis Occidental, Philippines

  • Help us post some interesting pictures. This will help boost the local economy of the community. 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. Send your pictures via email to (franklin_maletsky@yahoo.com) or via Facebook.

Source is verbatim from the office of the Commission on Population

Among the local government units in the province, Ozamiz City stands out as the center of trade and commerce, due to the presence of improved port facilities located in the city. Businessmen and travelers even from nearby provinces of Lanao del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur especially those from along the Panguil Bay area, find it cheaper and more convenient to use Ozamiz port as starting point for Cebu and Manila destination.

In 2000, there were 461 business establishments registered in the province with total capitalization of P2,311,589,745.15 and generated 2,956 employments. About 216 or 46.9% of registered establishments were on trading with P1.218 billion capitalization with 931 employments generated. Servicing came next with 186 registered establishments with P1.379 billion capitalization and generated about 1,379 employments. About 38 manufacturing establishments registered with P1.025 billion capitalization but with only 542 employments generated.

Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Misamis Occidental, Philippines

Every city or municipality has some sort of a festival or tradition that is celebrated every year. In the Philippines almost all barangays that are predominantly populated by Christians celebrate fiesta. Tell us about the festivals, fiestas and traditions of Misamis Occidental.

Misamis Occidental News

School Year 2012-2013 starts on June 4

by Rutchie C. Aguhob

OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, May 11 (PIA) -- The coming school year (SY) will start on June 4 and end on March 22, 2013.

Education Secretary Armin A. Luistro, FSC, issued the School Calendar for SY 2012-2013 to synchronize all core events and teaching-learning activities in order to maximize the use of the required 200 school days, Rebonfamil Baguio, Asst. Superintendent, Ozamiz City Schools Division, said.

This will then include the 180 days to be used for non-negotiable teacher-pupils/students contact time and the five days In-Service Training (INSET) break and parent-teacher conference, he said.

Private schools, however, may deviate from the School Calendar, as long as they will not start their classes earlier than June 4, 2012 and not later than the last day of August, this year, as provided in Republic Act (RA) No. 7797 entitled “An Act to Lengthen the School Calendar from 200 Days to Not More Than Two Hundred Twenty-Two (220) Class Days.”

Schools may also observe national and local celebrations/activities and holidays, provided that the total number of school days is maintained and make-up classes shall be conducted to compensate for the school days spent for such activities.

Meanwhile, Secretary Luistro, per DepEd Order No. 26, series of 2012, has issued the following guidelines for the schools to conduct in preparation for the opening of classes for SY 2012-2013: early registration of pupils/students in the schools where they wish to study held last Jan. 29; and National Schools Maintenance Week (Brigada Eskwela) on May 21-26, to enable the community and the school to prepared their facilities and In-Service Training (INSET) activities to be held a week before the opening of classes.

Likewise, as part of the opening rites, all schools are expected to conduct a general assembly for the purpose of orienting stakeholders on the curriculum and co-curricular programs and ancillary services lined-up for the year in support of learner development and continuous improvement of school outcomes.

For the secondary level, the general orientation shall include a career exposure program for the first- to third-year students to acquaint them with the various career pathways, which they wish to pursue.

For the fourth-year students, schools are encouraged to conduct Career Guidance Program in preparation for the careers or courses they prefer to pursue after high school.

On the other hand, the school year will be divided into four quarters: 52 days each for the 1st and 2nd quarters and 50 days and 46 days, for the 3rd and 4th quarters, respectively.

A mid-term break will be observed at the end of the 2nd quarter to appraise individual-teachers and their collective performance, and on this basis, conduct INSET activities, in support of continuing professional development.

Christmas break, as indicated in the school calendar, will begin on December 22, Saturday, and classes will resume on January 3, 2013, Monday.

Summer classes will begin on April 15, 2013, and ends on May 27, 2013, which is the last day for the final examination.

It shall consist of a three-hour daily sessions per subject area from Monday to Saturday for 36 days, exclusive of May 1, which is a legal holiday. (PIA-10 Mis. Occ.)

Misamis Occidental Zip Codes

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7200 Ozamis City Misamis Occidental
7201 Clarin Misamis Occidental
7202 Tudela Misamis Occidental
7203 Sinabacan Misamis Occidental
7204 Jimenez Misamis Occidental
7205 Panaon Misamis Occidental
7206 Aloran Misamis Occidental
7207 Oroquieta City Misamis Occidental
7208 Lopez Jaena Misamis Occidental
7209 Plaridel Misamis Occidental
7210 Calamba Misamis Occidental
7211 Baliangao Misamis Occidental
7212 Sapang Dalaga Misamis Occidental
7213 Concepcion Misamis Occidental
7214 Tangub City Misamis Occidental
7215 Bonifacio Misamis Occidental

Misamis Occidental, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling

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  • 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>>>

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