The Municipality of Roxas

 
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Roxas, officially the Municipality of Roxas, is located at the south of Bongabong and northwest of of Mansalay. It is 126 kilometres (78 mi) from the main capital city of Calapan. Roxas is the smallest municipality of Oriental Mindoro.

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. 181and was inaugurated as such on November 15. The town was renamed after Pres. Manuel A. Roxas. It serves as the center of trade and commerce in the southern part of Oriental Mindoro because of its bountiful products –. It is also the gateway of Mindoro to the Southern provinces in the country because of its seaport.

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Quick Facts

 

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1948
85.26 km2 (32.92 sq mi)
53,201
620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
1.24%
7,857 voters
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2nd Class
PhP 113,080,301.23
PhP 112,891,989.00

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Sipag Festival is basically a product festival featuring the various  produce   of   the  locality. S stands for saging (banana); I for isda (fish); P is for prutas (fruits);  PA for  palay; and G for gulay (vegetables). The term “sipag” embodies the industriousness and ingenuity of the people for which Roxas is proud of.

 

Tourism Sites in Roxas

1.      San Rafael Cave

2.      Tauga Diit River

3.      Happy Valley Mountain View

4.      Fish Sanctuary

5.      San Vicente Eco-Forest

 Fish Sanctuary

Fish Sanctuary

 San Vicente Eco-Forest

San Vicente Eco-Forest

 San Rafael Cave

San Rafael Cave

 
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