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MUNICIPALITY OF SABLAYAN (OCCIDENTAL MINDORO)


GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION:   Bounded in the north by Santa Cruz and Baco; Naujan, Victoria and Socorro; to the east by Pinamalayan,
                       Gloria, Bansud, Bongabong and Mansalay; to the south by Calintaan; and
                       to the west by the Mindoro Strait.
   
ACCESSIBILITY:
    Nearest airport:
    Nearest seaport:
    Major road networks:  
Provincial Road Network
                                         concrete= 28.546 kms
                                         gravel  = 158.6251 kms
                                         total length = 187.1711 kms

CLIMATE AND WEATHER:  
Two distinct weather patterns- rainy from June to October;  and dry from November to May.

HOTELS AND RESORTS:

     Adventure Camp Beach Resort
     Along D' Beach Resort and Restaurant
     Villa Ocampo Resort
     Garden of Eden Beach Resort
     Countrywoods
     Feliz Del Mar Beach Resort
     Mega Pinoy Beach Resort
     Taboracay Beach Resort
     D.J. Beach Resort
     D' Luxe Hotel
     Landmanz Hotel
     Emily Hotel
     Garden Inn (home stay)
     Gustav's Place Beach Resort
     Pandan Island Beach Resort Corp.
     La Sofia Apartelle


TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:

    Agsuli Cave
    Apo Reef Natural Park
    Cabacungan Lake & Falls
    Hanging Bridge of San Agustin
    Lumang Bayan with a historic watch tower
    Lumang Simbahan
    Malatung-tong River & Falls
    Matingkay Cave
    Mt. Iglit-Baco Natural Park
    North Pandan Island with its white sand beach
    Pandan Island
    Parola Park (lighthouse)
    Presing Park where a 16th-century cannon still stands
    Sablayan Prison and Penal Farm
    Siburan Forest and Libuao Lake
    Tabtaban Lakem The San Francisco Bridge of Sablayan

FIESTAS AND EVENTS:

    Dugoy Festival (Jan 18)
    Founding Anniversary of Sablayan and Feast San Sebastian (Jan 18-20)
    Semana Santa / Pabasa Penitensya (March)
    Pabasa Penistensya (April)
    Santacruzan/ Santa Cruz de Mayo Diff. Barangay (May)
    Independence Day (June 12)
    Tamaraw Festival October(no definite date)
    Founding Anniversary of Occidental Mindoro ARAWATAN FESTIVAL (Nov 15)
    Rrodeo Oksidental Mindoro (Nov)
    Christmas Park (Dec 1)

ETHNIC GROUPS:   Mangyan

LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS:  
Tagalog; English; Ilokano; Visayan; Kapampangan; Bikolano; Mangyan

RELIGION:  
Catholicism

FAMOUS SONS AND DAUGHTERS:

COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA:

SHOPPING AND ENTERTAINMENT:
    Malls:
    Popular establishments:  
Mercury Drug
    Entertainment venues:

BANKS:
UCPB Savings Bank

UNIVERSITIES:  
Colegio de San Sebstian
                            Polytechnic University of the Philippines


HOSPITALS:  
San Sebastian District Hospital
                        Buenavista, Sablayan,5104 Occidental Mindoro


MONTHLY COST OF LIVING:

    House Rental:
        Room:    Php 500.00/ minimun
        House:   Php 2,000.00/minimum
    Food:
        Rice:   Php 27.00/ kilo (minimum)
        Meat:   Php 180.00/ kilo (minimum)
        Chicken:   Php 160.00/ kilo (minimum)
        Fish:   Php 80.00/ kilo (minimum)
    Utilities:
    Transportation/Travel:
        Bus (ordinary):   Php 210.00
        Bus (aircon):   Php 280.00 minimum           
    Education:
    Health:

PRA RETIREMENT INFORMATION:
    Accredited facilities:
    Merchant partners:
    Registered retirement accommodations:
    Retirement franchises:
    Nearest PRA satellite office:  
Head Office
    Number of PRA retirees:  
1
    LIRA MOA:

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:
   Investment zones:
     Invesment Areas for Establishment and Expansion
     Irrigation Facilities Development and Power Generation
     Establishment of Tourist Estates
     Golf Course and Lake Resort Development
     Establishment of Industrial Estate for Light Industries (Feedmilling)
     Banking and Telecommunication Facilities
     Buri-based Industries
     Reforestration
     Irrigation Facilities Development

   Government agencies / branch offices:


LINKS:  
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sablayan,_Occidental_Mindoro

 

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