Roxas, Oriental Mindoro (History, Local Gov’t Officials, Barangays)

Roxas is a 2nd class municipality. Regarding urbanization Roxas is classified as partly urban. Roxas occupies an area of 85.26 km². By the end of 2007 Roxas was the home of 46,711 residents. Thus by average 547.87 people are living on one km².


The town’s Dangay Pier is the gateway to Boracay Island.


Brief History

Roxas started as a small barrio of Mansalay called Tikling by the banks of the Tikling River and settled by migrants from Panay, Romblon and Batangas. It was later named Paclasan (from palasan, a species of palm growing abundantly on marshy surroundings). Roxas became a separate municipality on October 15, 1948 by virtue of Exec. Order No. 181 and was inaugurated as such on November 15. The town was renamed after Pres. Manuel A. Roxas.


Local Officials

Mayor: Jackson Cinco Dy
Vice Mayor: Violeta Labis Dimapilis
Mae Arlene Manalo Talens
Juanito Abrenica Bacay Jr.
Eduardo Kunanan Soriano
Elsie Fabriquier Galaran
Arnel Fabello Fabon
Cesar Temple Baticos
Lee Medina Baculinao
Juan Salmorin Advincula


Roxas is politically subdivided into 20 barangays.
  • Bagumbayan (Pob.)
  • Cantil
  • Dangay
  • Happy Valley
  • Libertad
  • Libtong
  • Mabuhay
  • Maraska
  • Odiong
  • Paclasan (Pob.)
  • San Aquilino
  • San Isidro
  • San Jose
  • San Mariano
  • San Miguel
  • San Rafael
  • San Vicente
  • Uyao
  • Victoria
  • Little Tanauan