Victoria is a second class municipality in the province of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 50,492 people.

The Municipality of Victoria is known as “Fruit Basket of Oriental Mindoro” and celebrates its annual Kapakyanan Festival every October 15 as graces and thanks giving for the bountiful blessings that every Victoreños received from God. It is 36 kilometers (22 mi) from Calapan.

Barangays

Victoria is politically subdivided into 32 barangays. Five (5) barangays are classified as urban (Alcate, Leido, Macatoc, Poblacion I, Poblacion III) and other 27 barangays are rural.

  • Alcate
  • Antonino (Mainao)
  • Babangonan
  • Bagong Silang
  • Bagong Buhay
  • Bambanin
  • Bethel
  • Canaan
  • Concepcion
  • Duongan
  • Leido
  • Lovaine Karen Vico Glariada
  • Loyal
  • Mabini
  • Macatoc
  • Malabo
  • Merit
  • Ordovilla
  • Pakyas
  • Poblacion I
  • Poblacion II
  • Poblacion III
  • Poblacion IV
  • Sampaguita
  • San Antonio
  • San Cristobal
  • San Gabriel
  • San Gelacio
  • San Isidro
  • San Juan
  • San Narciso
  • Urdaneta
  • Villa Cerveza
 Victoria
CountryPhilippines
RegionMIMAROPA (Region IV-B)
ProvinceOriental Mindoro
District1st district of Oriental Mindoro
FoundedOctober 15, 1955
Barangays32
Government
 • MayorAlfredo G. Ortega Jr. (LP)
 • Vice MayorLuis S. Castillet Sr.
Area
 • Total146.23 km2 (56.46 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total50,492
 • Density330/km2 (860/sq mi)
Time zonePHT (UTC+8)
ZIP code5205
IDD : area code +63 (0)43
Income class2nd Class Municipality

Top 10 Most Populous Barangay

RankBarangay2010 Population
1.Alcate3,756
2.Poblacion I2,980
3.Macatoc2,822
4.Poblacion III2,745
5.Leido2,222
6.Villa Cerveza1,952
7.Malabo1,944
8.Bambanin1,909
9.Ordovilla1,867
10.Babangonan1,843

History

Victoria was once part of the municipality of Naujan until its creation on October 15, 1953 and was originally known as Barbocolon or “a big river”.

The municipality was named after Victoria Quirino, daughter of President Elpidio Quirino.

Tourist attractions

  • Villa Villapando Resort
  • Tongloy Mountain Lake
  • Fruit Orchards
  • Philippine Tree Farm, Inc.
  • Polester and Butterfly Farms
  • Gipit Picnic Grove
  • Villa Bautista Resort
  • Triple L Resort
  • Kuatro Marias Agrifarm

Victoria – Kapakyanan Festival

Although the main agricultural crop is rice, a great portion of the town’s land is planted with citrus and tropical fruits like rambutan, lanzones, and durian. These fruits are shipped in large quantities to Metro Manila and neighboring provinces. Victoria is presently known as the “fruit basket “of Oriental Mindoro. Kapakyanan Festival is a fruit festival highlighting the abundance of fruit produce of the town. Kapakyanan is a Mangyan term which means “kasaganaan” or abundance.

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