Mansalay, officially the Municipality of Mansalay (Tagalog: Bayan ng Mansalay), is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 59,114 people. [3]

Mansalay
Municipality of Mansalay
Downtown area
Downtown area
Map of Oriental Mindoro with Mansalay highlighted
Map of Oriental Mindoro with Mansalay highlighted
OpenStreetMap
Mansalay is located in Philippines
Mansalay
Mansalay
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 12°31′14″N 121°26′19″E / 12.52044°N 121.43851°E / 12.52044; 121.43851Coordinates: 12°31′14″N 121°26′19″E / 12.52044°N 121.43851°E / 12.52044; 121.43851
CountryPhilippines
RegionMimaropa
ProvinceOriental Mindoro
District 2nd district
Barangays17 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorFerdinand M. Maliwanag
 • Vice MayorLynette G. Postma
 • RepresentativeAlfonso V. Umali Jr.
 • Electorate28,728 voters (2019)
Area
 • Total446.62 km2 (172.44 sq mi)
Elevation
70 m (230 ft)
Highest elevation
473 m (1,552 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2020 census) [3]
 • Total59,114
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
 • Households
11,219
Economy
 • Income class2nd municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence31.82% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue₱230,254,738.56 (2020)
 • Assets₱727,178,837.32 (2020)
 • Expenditure₱223,275,737.19 (2020)
 • Liabilities₱167,988,987.42 (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricityOriental Mindoro Electric Cooperative (ORMECO)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
5213
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)43
Native languagesBuhid
Hanunó'o
Ratagnon
Romblomanon
Tagalog

This town is notable for its indigenous Mangyan population. The municipal hall is located on the upper land of Mansalay Town proper, in front of a Medical Care Hospital. Nearby is the church and the only Catholic School, Mansalay Catholic High School. Santa Catalina is the town's patron saint.

The town also has a wide ammonite formation area discovered in the 1940s. Since then, thousands of ammonite fossils have been discovered. Due to the complexity and vastness of the collection found in the area, the town has been called the Ammonite Capital of the Philippines. Various local and international scientific institutions have conducted research on the ammonite formations of Mansalay. Scholars have argued that due to the natural significance of the area to Southeast Asian pre-history, the site has a big chance of being declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site or a UNESCO Geopark Reserve.[5][6] It is 144 kilometres (89 mi) from Calapan.

BarangaysEdit

Mansalay is politically subdivided into 17 barangays. In 1957, the sitios of Santa Brigida, Santa Maria, Roma, Budburan, and Mahabangsapa were constituted into barrios.[7]

  • B. Del Mundo
  • Balugo
  • Bonbon
  • Budburan
  • Cabalwa
  • Don Pedro
  • Maliwanag
  • Manaul
  • Panaytayan
  • Poblacion
  • Roma
  • Sta. Brigida
  • Santa Maria
  • Villa Celestial
  • Wasig
  • Santa Teresita
  • Waygan

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Mansalay, Oriental Mindoro
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 28
(82)
29
(84)
30
(86)
31
(88)
31
(88)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
28
(82)
29
(85)
Average low °C (°F) 21
(70)
21
(70)
22
(72)
23
(73)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
23
(73)
22
(72)
23
(74)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 31
(1.2)
20
(0.8)
25
(1.0)
39
(1.5)
152
(6.0)
269
(10.6)
314
(12.4)
285
(11.2)
303
(11.9)
208
(8.2)
95
(3.7)
70
(2.8)
1,811
(71.3)
Average rainy days 9.5 7.1 9.0 11.3 21.0 25.7 28.1 26.5 27.3 24.6 16.5 12.1 218.7
Source: Meteoblue [8]

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Mansalay
YearPop.±% p.a.
1939 7,003—    
1948 11,223+5.38%
1960 14,669+2.26%
1970 18,395+2.29%
1975 19,544+1.22%
1980 23,548+3.80%
1990 27,515+1.57%
1995 29,765+1.48%
2000 39,041+5.99%
2007 43,974+1.65%
2010 51,705+6.07%
2015 54,533+1.02%
2020 59,114+1.60%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[9][10][11][12]

EconomyEdit

Its people relies heavily on fishing and farming to survive and earn a living. Because of meager income opportunities, Mansalay has produced a large number of overseas Filipino workers who send remittance back.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of Mansalay | (DILG)
  2. ^ "2015 Census of Population, Report No. 3 – Population, Land Area, and Population Density" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority. Quezon City, Philippines. August 2016. ISSN 0117-1453. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 25, 2021. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  3. ^ a b Census of Population (2020). "MIMAROPA". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  4. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/City%20and%20Municipal-level%20Small%20Area%20Poverty%20Estimates_%202009%2C%202012%20and%202015_0.xlsx; publication date: 10 July 2019; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  5. ^ https://www.kahaku.go.jp/english/research/researcher/papers/123551.pdf
  6. ^ "Mindoro students 'discover' Jurassic town". 19 March 2015.
  7. ^ "An Act Creating Certain Barrios in the Municipality of Mansalay, Province of Oriental Mindoro". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-12.
  8. ^ "Mansalay: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  9. ^ Census of Population (2015). "Region IV-B (Mimaropa)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  10. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region IV-B (Mimaropa)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  11. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region IV-B (Mimaropa)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  12. ^ "Province of Oriental Mindoro". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  13. ^ "Poverty incidence (PI):". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  14. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/NSCB_LocalPovertyPhilippines_0.pdf; publication date: 29 November 2005; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  15. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2003%20SAE%20of%20poverty%20%28Full%20Report%29_1.pdf; publication date: 23 March 2009; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  16. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2006%20and%202009%20City%20and%20Municipal%20Level%20Poverty%20Estimates_0_1.pdf; publication date: 3 August 2012; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  17. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2012%20Municipal%20and%20City%20Level%20Poverty%20Estima7tes%20Publication%20%281%29.pdf; publication date: 31 May 2016; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  18. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/City%20and%20Municipal-level%20Small%20Area%20Poverty%20Estimates_%202009%2C%202012%20and%202015_0.xlsx; publication date: 10 July 2019; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.

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