Baco is a third class municipality in the province of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 37,215 people.

Geography

Baco is located in the northern part of Oriental Mindoro. It is bounded to the north by the Verde Island Passage, to the east by Calapan City and Naujan to the south by Santa Cruz and Sablayan in Occidental Mindoro, and to the west by San Teodoro. It is 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) from Calapan.

Barangays

Baco is politically subdivided into 27 barangays.

  • Alag
  • Bangkatan
  • Burbuli
  • Catwiran I
  • Catwiran II
  • Dulangan I
  • Dulangan II
  • Lumang Bayan
  • Malapad
  • Mangangan I
  • Mangangan II
  • Mayabig
  • Pambisan
  • Pulang-Tubig
  • Putican-Cabulo
  • San Andres
  • San Ignacio (Dulangan)
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santa Rosa I
  • Santa Rosa II
  • Tabon-tabon
  • Tagumpay
  • Water
  • Baras (Mangyan Minority)
  • Bayanan
  • Lantuyang (Mangyan Minority)
  • Poblacion
Country Philippines
Region MIMAROPA (Region IV-B)
Province Oriental Mindoro
District 1st District of Oriental Mindoro
Barangays 27
Government
 • Mayor Reynaldo A. Marco
Area
 • Total 216.23 km2 (83.49 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 37,215
 • Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 5201
IDD : area code  +63 (0)43
Income class 3rd class; partially urban

Baco

Baco – Banana Festival

Celebrated in abundance of bananas; activities include the traditional “lupakan,” “harana” (serenade), and pandangguhan (dance with lights). Along this is a food festival featuring sumptuous meal and delicacies all made from banana, and are being displayed on artistically-designed booths of which materials used are also purely from banana trees. A streetdancing is a main event at the festivity which is staged every 25th of January, in observance of the town’s founding day.

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