Bongabong is a first class municipality in the province of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines.

Bongabong is 104 kilometres (65 mi) from Calapan.

Barangays

Bongabong is politically subdivided into 36 barangays.

  • Anilao
  • Aplaya
  • Bagong Bayan I
  • Bagong Bayan II
  • Batangan
  • Bukal
  • Camantigue
  • Carmundo
  • Cawayan
  • Dayhagan
  • Formon
  • Hagan
  • Hagupit
  • Ipil
  • Kaligtasan
  • Labasan
  • Labonan
  • Libertad
  • Lisap
  • Luna
  • Malitbog
  • Mapang
  • Masaguisi
  • Mina de Oro
  • Morente
  • Ogbot
  • Orconuma
  • Poblacion Ardiente
  • Polusahi
  • Sagana
  • San Isidro
  • San Jose
  • San Juan
  • Santa Cruz
  • Sigange
  • Tawas
 
CountryPhilippines
RegionMIMAROPA (Region IV-B)
ProvinceOriental Mindoro
District2nd District of Oriental Mindoro
Founded1927
Barangays36
Government
 • MayorElgin Malaluan
Area
 • Total498.20 km2 (192.36 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total72,073
 • Density130/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zonePST (UTC+8)
ZIP code5211
IDD : area code +63 (0)43
Income class1st class; partially urban
Websitebongabong.gov.ph

Bongabong

Festivals

The annual activities in Bongabong are as follows:

  • Feast of St. Joseph and Sulyog Festival, March 19
    Sulyog is a combination of the Mangyan term “suli” meaning banana and the Tagalog word “niyog” for coconut. Said products are the main agricultural crops of the municipality. Presented in a street dance, Sulyog is a culmination of thanksgiving rites in honor “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.
  • Bongabong Foundation Day, December 7

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