The Municipality of Bongabong

 
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Bongabong, officially the Municipality of Bongabong, is located at the south of Bansud and North of Roxas and Mansalay. It is 104 kilometres (65 mi) from Calapan , the provincial capital.

Bongabong was established in the 16th century as Binagao, a Mangyan word meaning “big and dangerous river.” It got its present name during the American era. It is said that an American soldier shot the fruit of a beetlenut locally called bunga. The bunga and the sound of the gun (bong) were combined into one word and came to be associated with the place.

After civil government was organized in 1902, the town was downgraded to a barrio of Pinamalayan. It became a separate municipality again on November 7, 1927 by virtue of Philippine Legislative Act No. 3415. On January 1, 1941, it was the first town liberated by American forces in Eastern Mindoro.

Fishing and agriculture still provides the main industry with rice, banana, fruits and coconut dominaing. Citrus products like calamansi, are also abundant.

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Quick Facts

 

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1927
498.20 km2 (192.36 sq mi)
72,073
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36,800 voters
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PhP 173,331,842.98
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Sulyog (Suli and Niyog) Festival, presented in a street dance, is a culmination of thanksgiving rites in honor of “Bathala”. The performers portray the harvesting of bananas and coconut, extracting coconut from shell and dried for copra, and the assorting of bananas for sale, and offering of these products to Bathala. Held during

Feast of St. Joseph occurs every March 19

 

Tourism Sites in Bongabong

1.      Caves (3 caves)

2.      Waterfalls (7 waterfalls)

 Moriones Festival

Moriones Festival

3.      17th Century Kuta Shrine

4.      Ancestral House of Vicente Ilagan

5.      Batangan Mangyan Community

6.      Botanical Park

7.      Moriones Festival

 Pinagbangayan Falls

Pinagbangayan Falls

 
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