Socorro is a third class municipality in the province of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. It is located at the junction of the Pola Road and is 61 kilometres (38 mi) from Calapan. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 39,099 people.

In the last decade of the 20th century and the first decade of the 21st century, many roads were paved, the market rebuilt, and employment rose. Agriculture still provides the main industry with rice, fruits, and coconut products dominating. Citrus products like calamansi, dalandan and pomelo are also abundant here together with rambutan and lanzones. Fresh fish from Lake Naujan at the northern end of the municipality and Balut are also important products. There is a large Mangyan population in the more remote parts of the municipality, and programs of assistance for these people have been implemented.

 Barangays

Socorro is politically subdivided into 26 barangays.

  • Bagsok
  • Batong Dalig
  • Bayuin
  • Calocmoy
  • Catiningan
  • Villareal (Daan)
  • La Fortuna (Putol)
  • Happy Valley
  • Calubayan
  • Leuteboro I
  • Leuteboro II
  • Mabuhay I
  • Malugay
  • Matungao
  • Monteverde
  • Pasi I
  • Pasi II
  • Zone I (Pob.)
  • Zone II (Pob.)
  • Zone III (Pob.)
  • Zone IV (Pob.)
  • Santo Domingo (Lapog)
  • Subaan
  • Bugtong Na Tuog
  • Mabuhay II
  • Ma. Concepcion

Socorro

CountryPhilippines
RegionMIMAROPA (Region IV-B)
ProvinceOriental Mindoro
District1st district
Barangays26
Government
 • MayorMaria V. Brondial
Area
 • Total151.38 km2 (58.45 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total39,099
 • Density250/km2 (660/sq mi)
Time zonePST (UTC+8)
ZIP code5207
IDD : area code +63 (0)43

Socorro – Pakapya Agtike Festival

In commemorating the town fiesta, a festival called “Pakapya-Agtike” was made. It is a ceremonial tradition practiced by Tadyawan Mangyans as a thanksgiving ritual to praise the Almighty for bountiful harvests.

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