OCCIDENTAL MINDORO (History, Schools, Business, Resorts, Directory)

Brief History

Prior to the coming of the Spaniards in 1571, Mindoro was already known to the Chinese merchants who plied the waters to conduct their commercial expeditions. Trading relationship existed between the Philippines and China, particularly, in the eastern part of the island. For this reason, after Miguel Lopez de Legaspi discovered the island in 1569, Goiti, as master of camp, sailed to Mindoro on May 8, 1570, and encountered the Chinese merchants. But even as they transacted business with the islanders, to the amazement of the Spaniards, there had already been signs of Hindu and Pagan influence in the place.
The earnest conquest of Mindoro began in 1570 in the district of Mamburao, when Juan de Salcedo subjugated the inhabitants under the Spanish authority. The early names of Mindoro were Mai and Mina de Oro. The latter is a contraction of the Spanish description of the phrase which means “”gold mine.”" Although there were no major gold discoveries, panners and Mangyans have found gold in small quantities in the rivers of Baco, Binaybay, Bongabong, and Magasawan Tubig.
The province of Occidental Mindoro is characterized by successive mountain ranges, valleys and plateaus with rolling grazing lands along the coast. It is situated at the western portion of the island of Mindoro. The province is bounded by Verde Island Passage on the north, Mindoro Strait on the south and west and Oriental Mindoro on the east.

 

Considered as “Home of the Indigenous Mangyans”, its capital is Mamburao and occupies the western half of the island of Mindoro, on the west by Apo East Pass, and on the south by the Mindoro Strait; Oriental Mindoro is at the eastern half. The South China Sea is to the west of the province and Palawan is located to the southwest, across Mindoro Strait. Batangas is to the north, separated by the Verde Island Passage.
Occidental Mindoro is endowed with marine beauty from its virgin forests, beautiful white sand beaches, islands and islets rich in marine life, coral gardens, mysterious caves, and cascading waterfalls.
Tagalog is spoken by 69.78 percent of the people. Other dialects are Ilokano (10.63 percent), Hiligaynon (6.47 percent), and Kinaray-a (5.84 percent). The working population can read and speak Filipino and English.

 

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    SCHOOLS

    Colegio De San Sebastian
    Dangeros, Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro 5104

    Divine Word College of San Jose (formerly Divine Word Academy – 6 years)
    General Lukban St., San Jose, Occidental Mindoro 5100
    (043) 491-4503
    (043) 491-1523

    Occidental Mindoro National College-Mamburao
    Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro 5106

    Occidental Mindoro National College-Occidental Mindoro Polytechnic College-Murtha
    Murtha, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro 5100

    Occidental Mindoro National College-P.T. Mendiola Sr. Mem. Techno. and Polytechnic College (formerly Pedro T. Mendiola Sr. Memorial Technological & Polytechnic College)
    Labangan, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro 5100
    (043) 491-1100

    San Jose Community College
    San Jose, Occidental Mindoro 5100

    BUSINESS

    ABOEX
    Libiro St Pag Asa St San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
    (63 43) 491-4843, (63 919) 3986938
    Rodolfo Dris
    aboex_san_jose@hotmail.com

    JML ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK, INC.
    614 Urieta Street, Sto. Nio, Sablayan, 5104 Occidental Mindoro

    MAMBURAO CATV SYSTEM
    Purok Pag-Asa, Palompon, Mamburao, 5106 Occidental Mindoro
    834-6482, 550-8547, (043) 711-5414
    525-5998 c/o Isabel Estrada

    AREVALO FARM
    Bubog, San Jose , Occidental Mindoro
    (043) 491-1386

    CHANNEL PLUS CABLE NETWORK, INC.
    Francisco St., Malfrancisco Pinamalayan 5208 Oriental Mindoro
    (043) 284-3444 / 284-3200
    (043) 284-3444

    CRUZ CATTLE RANCH
    Sitio Tangon, Manoot, Rizal, Occ. Mindoro
    (043) 491-1398

    ULTIMATE VIEWING CABLE TV, INC.
    Santos Building, Rizal Street, San Jose, 5100 Occidental Mindoro
    (043) 491-1645; 491-1380 (0918) 904-1625
    (043) 491-1793

    EF CATTLE RANCH
    Emaling II, Mangot Rizal, Occidental Mindoro
    (043)491-1090

    SANTOS RANCH
    Batasan, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
    (043) 491-1492

    JUPITER RANCH
    Davao, Calintaan, Occidental Mindoro
    (043) 492-2043

    J.B. ABELADA RANCH
    Sta. Cruz, Occidental Mindoro

    MINDORO CATTLE PRODUCERS CORP.
    San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
    (043) 832-1357

    Organic Fertilizer – Trichoderma
    302 Bonifacio St. San Jose Occ.Mindoro

    CREAM SHIP MANAGEMENT INCManning Agency
    Prudential Bank,Escolta,Plaza Lacson Santa Cruz, Occidental Mindoro
    7363760 / 7363761/7344709

    TAMARAW RURAL BANK , INC.
    M.H. delPilar cor. Magsaysay Sts ., 5100 San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
    (046) 491-1790 ; 491-1677

    Development Bank of the Philippines
    Rizal Street corner Quirino Street San Jose, Occidental Mindoro 5100
    (043) 491-2024 (043) 491-2073
    www.devbankphil.com.ph
    sanjose”at”devbankphil.com.ph

    Landbank
    Bernardo Bldg., #14 Rizal Street Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro
    (043) 711-1087
    www.landbank.com

    Landbank – San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
    Ronquillo Bldg., Liboro Street San Jose , Occidental Mindoro
    (043) 491-1525
    www.landbank.com

    Metrobank – San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
    C. Liboro Street, corner Rajah Soliman Street San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
    (043) 491-1352 (043) 491-1439
    www.metrobank.com.ph

    Philippine National Bank – Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro
    93 National Road, Payompon Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro
    (043) 711-3036 (043) 711-1078
    www.pnb.com.ph
    mamburao”at”pnb.com.ph

    Philippine National Bank – San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
    Corner Quirino and M.H. del Pilar Streets San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
    (043) 491-2052
    www.pnb.com.ph
    mangarin”at”pnb.com.ph

    Philippine Veterans Bank – San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
    Rizal corner Quirino Streets San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
    (072) 242-4953
    www.veteransbank.com.ph

    Rural Bank of Lubang, Inc.
    Lubang, Occidental Mindoro 5109
    (043) 812-0485

    Tamaraw Rural Bank, Inc.
    M. H. Del Pilar corner Magsaysay Streets San Jose, Occidental Mindoro 5100
    (043) 491-1790 (043) 491-1677

    UCPB – San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
    Lopez Jaena Street San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
    (043) 491-1014
    www.ucpb.com
    sanjose”at”ucpb.com

    Hanunoo Handicrafts – Mangyan Handicrafts
    12 Sison Street, Barangay Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro
    (0928) 758-2854
    www.hanunoo.com
    hanunoo”at”gmail.com

    Seachamp International Export Corporation – Mindoro Branch
    Seabreeze, PagAsa San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
    (043) 491-4816
    www.seachamp.com
    sales”at”seachamp.com.ph

    College Assurance Plan (CAP) – Region 4 – West (Occidental Mindoro)
    Units 4A&5A, J & S Building, corner Rizal & Liboro Streets San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
    (043) 491-4307
    www.cap.com.ph

    College Assurance Plan (CAP) – Region 4 – West (Occidental Mindoro)
    #64 Rizal Street, Barangay 3 Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro
    (043) 711-4019
    www.cap.com.ph

    Insular Life – San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
    2/F Ronquillo Building, Liboro Street San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
    (043) 491-2108
    www.insularlife.com.ph
    services”at”insular.com.ph

    Loyola Plans Consolidated, Incorpoarted – San Jose District Office
    2/F J & S Building, Liboror corner Rizal Street San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
    (043) 491-1727
    www.loyolaplans.com

    Cebuana Lhuillier Pawnshop – Mamburao, Occicdental Mindoro (Mamburao Branch)
    Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro

    (043) 711-3025
    www.cebuanalhuillier.com

    Cebuana Lhuillier Pawnshop – San Jose, Occidental Mindoro (Liboro Branch)
    San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
    (043) 491-4264
    www.cebuanalhuillier.com

    M. Lhuillier Pawnshops – San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
    J.P. Rizal corner Lapu-Lapu Street San Jose, Occidental Mindoro 5100
    (043) 491-1623

    MLhuillier Pawnshop – Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro (Mamburao Branch)
    Rizal corner Sison Street, Barangay 6, Poblacion Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro
    (043) 711-1711
    www.mlhuillierinc.com

    Mercury Drug
    M. Papa St. Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro 5104 (0918) 724-5304
    Cooper Street San Jose, Occidental Mindoro 5100 (043) 491-1793
    Sikatuna Street, corner Liboro Street San Jose, Occidental Mindoro 5100 (043) 491-1243
    Website: www.mercurydrug.com
    Email: info”at”mercurydrug.com

    RESORTS

    Adventure Camp
    Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro 5104
    (043) 821-1875 (0917) 813-2554 (0917) 850-0410
    www.sablayanadventurecamp.com
    contactusa”at”sablayanadventurecamp.com

    Pandan Island Resort
    Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro 5104
    (0919) 305-7821 (02) 523-7007
    www.pandan.com
    info”at”pandan.com

    San Jose Mindoro Plaza Hotel and Restaurant

    Sea Coast Hotel & Restaurant

    Sikatuna Beach Hotel

    White House Safari Lodge

    DIRECTORY

    Governor’s Office
    Provincial Capitol, Mamburao
    (tel: 711-1692)

    Provincial Tourism Office
    (tel: 711-5003).

    GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

    Josephine R. Sato
    Governor
    elgu2.ncc.gov.ph/occidentalmindoro

    MUNICIPAL MAYOR

    Eric A. Constantino
    Abra de Ilog
    639062504936
    lgu_abradeilog@yahoo.com

    Lily R. Estoya
    Calintaan
    09185206989
    elgu2.nnc.gov.ph/calintaan

    Nestor N. Tria
    Looc
    09297999078
    elgu2.ncc.gov.ph/loocmindoro

    Juan M. Sanchez
    Lubang
    09209126269
    elgu2.ncc.gov.ph/lubang

    Eleonor B. Fajardo
    Magsaysay
    (043)7111878
    09209817278
    elgu2..ncc.gov.ph/magsaysay mindoro

    Voltaire Anthony C. Villarosa
    Mamburao
    (043)7117950; 7111878
    elgu2.ncc.gov.ph/mamburao

    Abelardo S. Pangilinan
    Paluan
    (043)3382299
    elgu2.ncc.gov.ph/paluan

    Jesus A. Valdez, Sr.
    Rizal
    (043)433-3774
    elgu2.ncc.gov.ph/rizalmindoro

    Eduardo B. Gadiano
    Sablayan
    (043)4580149
    elgu2.ncc.gov.ph/sablayan

    Jose T. Villaroza
    San Jose
    (043)4917962; 4914204
    elgu2.ncc.gov.ph/sn_joseoccmdo

    Felimon M. Gaisim
    Sta. Cruz
    elgu2.ncc.gov.ph/stacruzmindoro

    COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

    Abra De Ilog Hospital
    Abra de Ilog, Occidental Mindoro
    Dr. Juanito S. Abdon
    Medical Director
    10 beds

    Lubang District Hospital
    Lubang, Occidental Mindoro
    Ms. Juliana L. Garcia
    Medical Director
    25 beds

    Medicare Community Hospital Of Palauan
    Palaluan, Occidental Mindoro
    (043) 711-5548
    Ms. Elizabeth L. Florido
    Medical Director
    10 beds

    Rizal Community Hospital
    Sto. Nino, Rizal, Occidental Mindoro
    Ms. Minabel B. de Mesa
    Medical Director
    10 beds

    St. Magdalene Hospital
    Bonifacio St., San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
    (043) 491-4158
    Ms. Marcela A. Asilo
    Medical Director
    7 beds

    Sta. Cruz Community Hospital
    Pob. Sta. Cruz, Occidental Mindoro
    Mr. Norbeto V. Abeleda
    Medical Director
    10 beds

    Westmin United Doctor’s Hospital, Co.
    Rajah Soliman St., San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
    (043) 491-2207
    Ms. Maida N. Acosta
    Medical Director
    17 beds

    Zapanta Maternity & General Hospital
    Brgy. Pag-asa, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
    (043) 491-1491
    Dr. Myrna Gomez-Zapanta
    Medical Director
    15 beds

    POLICE STATION
    PPO
    Camp Winston Sibley Ebersole, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
    (043) 491-2468
    occmin_popb@yahoo.com

    PPSMC
    Camp Winston Sibley Ebersole, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro 407ppmg@yahoo.com

    2nd Pltn PPSMC
    Camp Winston Sibley Ebersole, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro

    1st Pltn PPSMC
    Mamburao, Occ Mindoro
    ppmg_408@yahoo.com

    Abra De Ilog
    Abra De Ilog, Occ Mindoro
    09107558606

    Calintaan MPS
    Calintaan, Occ Mindoro
    09106585371

    Looc MPS
    Brgy Guitna,Looc, Occ Mdo

    Lubang MPS
    Lubang, Occ Mindoro
    09082588034
    lubang_mps@yahoo.com

    Magsaysay MPS
    Magsaysay, Occ Mindoro

    Mamburao MPS
    Mamburao, Occ Mindoro
    (043) 711-1264

    Paluan MPS
    Paluan, Occ Mindoro

    Rizal MPS
    Rizal, Occ Mindoro

    Sablayan MPS
    Sablayan, Occ Mindoro
    sjmps_opn@yahoo.com

    San Jose MPS
    San Jose, Occ Mindoro
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    LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS

    Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) – San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
    DBP Building, Quirino Street San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
    (043) 491-1895 (043) 491-1895
    www.bir.gov.ph

    Bureau of Plant Industry – Satellite (NSQCS) – Region 4
    San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
    (043) 491-7229
    www.da.gov.ph
    cu.bpi”at”da.gov.ph

    Commission on Elections (COMELEC) – Provincial Office (Occidental Mindoro)
    Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro
    (043) 711-1004
    www.comelec.gov.ph
    comelec_occmindoro”at”yahoo.com.ph

    Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) – Provincial Office (Occidental Mindoro)
    Poblacion San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
    (043) 491-1754
    www.dar.gov.ph
    Email: info”at”dar.gov.ph

    Department of Education – Divisional Offices (Occidental Mindoro)
    Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro
    (043) 711-1126
    (043) 491-1807
    www.deped.gov.ph
    Email: occidentalmindoro”at”deped.gov.ph

    Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) – CENRO (Occidental Mindoro)
    Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro
    (043) 711-1694
    www.denr.gov.ph
    Email: web”at”denr.gov.ph

    Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) – CENRO (Occidental Mindoro)
    San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
    (043) 491-1683
    www.denr.gov.ph
    web”at”denr.gov.ph

    Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) – PENRO (Occidental Mindoro) Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro
    043) 711-5207
    www.denr.gov.ph
    web”at”denr.gov.ph

    Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) – Occidental Mindoro
    2nd Floor, JMJ Building, Lapu-lapu Street San Jose, Occidental Mindoro (043) 491-2131 (043) 491-2210
    www.dti.gov.ph

    National Statistics Office – Occidental Mindoro
    2nd Floor, Ramirez-Lopez Condominium, Rizal Street, Barangay 3
    Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro 5106
    (043) 711-1006
    www.census.gov.ph

    Philhealth – Mamburao Service Office
    134 National Road Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro
    (043) 711-1778
    www.philhealth.gov.ph
    Email: info”at”philhealth.gov.ph

    Philippine Social Security System (SSS) – San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
    LBP Building, Palma corner Sikatuna Streets San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
    (043) 491-7958
    www.sss.gov.ph
    sanjose”at”sss.gov.ph

    Public Employment Service Office (PESO)
    Municipal Hall Calintaan, Occidental Mindoro (043) 711-1154
    Municipal Hall San Jose, Occidental Mindoro (043) 491-1234
    Provincial Capitol Rizal, Occidental Mindoro (043) 711-1034
    www.ble.dole.gov.ph

    Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) – Occidental Mindoro Provincial Office
    1048 General Lucban Street San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
    (043) 228-8921 (043) 491-4255
    www.tesda.gov.ph

    Philhealth – Mamburao Service Office
    134 National Road Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro
    (043) 711-1778
    www.philhealth.gov.ph
    info”at”philhealth.gov.ph

    Source:

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