Mansalay is a second class municipality in the province of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 54,533 people.

This town is notable for its indigenous Mangyan population. The municipal hall is located on the upper land of Mansalay Town proper, in front of a Medical Care Hospital. Nearby is the church and the only Catholic School, Mansalay Catholic High School. Sta. Catalina is the town’s patron saint. It is 135 kilometres (84 mi) from Calapan.

Barangays

Mansalay is politically subdivided into 17 barangays.

  • B. Del Mundo
  • Balugo
  • Bonbon
  • Budburan
  • Cabalwa
  • Don Pedro
  • Maliwanag
  • Manaul
  • Panaytayan
  • Poblacion
  • Roma
  • Sta. Brigida
  • Santa Maria
  • Villa Celestial
  • Wasig
  • Santa Teresita
  • Waygan

Mansalay

CountryPhilippines
RegionMIMAROPA (Region IV-B)
ProvinceOriental Mindoro
District2nd
Barangays17
Government
 • Mayor Joel Maliwanag
Area
 • Total446.62 km2 (172.44 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total54,533
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zonePST (UTC+8)
ZIP code5213
IDD : area code +63 (0)43

History

In 1957, the sitios of Sta. Brigida, Sta. Maria, Roma, Budburan, and Mahabangsapa were constituted into barrios.

Economy

Its people relies heavily on fishing and farming to survive and earn a living. Because of meager income opportunities, Mansalay has produced a large number of overseas Filipino workers who send remittance back.

Mansalay – Mangyan Festival

A solemn tribute to the richness of the town’s natural habitat – Palakaya-Mansalenses is most dedicated to the immeasurable yields of the seas, where the townsfolk largely depended for living since earlier time. Hence, Palakaya (fishing) and Mansalenses (the people) is a festive offering beyond the boundaries of the shores.

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