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.


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.


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
RegionMIMAROPA (Region IV-B)
ProvinceOriental Mindoro
District1st District of Oriental Mindoro
 • MayorReynaldo A. Marco
 • Total216.23 km2 (83.49 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total37,215
 • Density160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zonePST (UTC+8)
ZIP code5201
IDD : area code +63 (0)43
Income class3rd class; partially urban


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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