Lubang, Occidental Mindoro (History, Local Gov’t Officials, Barangays)

Lubang is a 4th class municipality in the province of Occidental Mindoro, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 22,896 people in 5,082 households.
The municipality encompasses western half of Lubang Island.



The name of this town came from lumbang, a kind of tree which grew profusely in this island during the early days. Due to constant use for so many years, the name became Lubang.

Lubang was already a progressive community in 1570, when Captain Juan de Salcedo and his Spanish soldiers, together with Visayan warriors, visited this place. That year, Salcedo put the island of Lubang under the jurisdiction of Spain.

According to some historians, the ancestors of the inhabitants of Lubang might have learned how to construct a stone fort and a device for throwing stones from Chinese merchants who bartered goods with them, prior to the arrival of the Spaniards to the Philippines. The potteries and kitchen utensils excavated from some parts of the island proved the existence of active trading between the people of Lubang and China.

In 1901, the American soldiers landed in Tilik and Sitio Binasal of Barrio Vigo, two communities of Lubang. They burned Tilik and captured the Katipuneros who revolted against the Spaniards. They placed the whole island under the jurisdiction of American authorities.

Local Government Offcials

Mayor: Juan Malabanan Sanchez
Vice-Mayor: Yolanda Villas Quiñones
Charles Zubiri Villas
Erwin Villas Anzaldo
Wilbert Tangi Daulat
Tomasito Tañeca Puli
Edgardo De Lara Morales
Florencito Tria Tangi
Cecilito Morales Valisno
Redentor Viaña De Lara


Lubang is politically subdivided into 16 barangays.
• Sorville (Gozar)
• Binakas
• Cabra
• Maligaya
• Maliig
• Tagbac
• Tesalona
• Tangal
• Tilik
• Vigo
• Araw At Bituin (Pob.)
• Bagong Sikat (Pob.)
• Banaag At Pag-Asa (Pob.)
• Likas Ng Silangan (Pob.)
• Maginhawa (Pob.)
• Ninikat Ng Pag-Asa (Pob.)
• Paraiso (Pob.)