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MUNICIPALITY OF SAN JOSE (OCCIDENTAL MINDORO)


GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION:
   
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:

    Sikatuna Town Hotel
    Sikatuna Town Hotel Extension
    Sikatuna Beach Hotel
    Mindoro Plaza Hotel and Restaurant
    White House Beach Resort
    El Mora Hotel
    Seacaost Hotel, Bar and Restaurant
    Grace Island Resort
    Villa Paulina Spa Resort    
    Jazmin Royalle  

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:

    Ambulong - white sand beaches, cliffs along pillars jutting out of the water, and underwater caves.
    Ilin - village of shell divers, being abundant in shells and coral reefs.
    White Island- long powdery beach where buried turtle eggs
    Mt. Iglit National Park -provides a nice eco-tourism, trekking, or mountaineering alternative to beach/dive resorts.

FIESTAS AND EVENTS:  

    Semana Santa / Pabasa Penitensya (March)
    Pabasa Penistensya (April)
    Indak Padurukan Festival (April 27-30)
    Saknungan Festival (May 15)
    Santacruzan/ Santa Cruz de Mayo Diff. Barangay (May)
    Feast of St. Joseph the Parish, San Jose (April 29)
    Founding Anniversary San Jose (May 1)
    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)
    Lantern Festival (December 15)

ETHNIC GROUPS:   Mangyan

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

RELIGION:  
Catholicism

FAMOUS SONS AND DAUGHTERS:

COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA:

    Digital Telecommunications (Digitel),Smart Communications,
    Globe,    RCPI, and Piltel.

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

BANKS:  

    Philippine National Bank (PNB)
    Corner Quirino and M.H. del Pilar Streets
    San Jose, Occidental Mindoro

    United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB)
    Lopez Jaena Street
    San Jose, Occidental Mindoro

    Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP)
    Rizal Street corner Quirino Street
    San Jose, Occidental Mindoro 5100
       
    Metrobank
    C. Liboro Street, corner Rajah Soliman Street
    San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
   
    Landbank
    Ronquillo Bldg., Liboro Street
    San Jose , Occidental Mindoro

    Philippine Veterans Bank
    Rizal corner Quirino Streets
    San Jose, Occidental Mindoro

    Allied  Savings Bank
    Rizal St., Rizal St., San Jose,
    Occidental Mindoro, Philippines
   

UNIVERSITIES:

    Divine Word College,
    Montessori de San Jose
    Philippine Central Islands College (PCIC)
    I-NET Asia Technological School, Inc.
    Occidental Mindoro State College

HOSPITALS:

      San Jose District Hospital
      Murtha, San Jose, 5100 Occidental Mindoro
   
      St. Magdalene Hospital
      Bonifacio St., San Jose, 5100 Occ. Mindoro

      Westmin United Doctor's Hospital, CO.
      Gomez St., Brgy. I, San Jose 5100 Occi. Mindoro
   
      Zapanta Maternity & General Hospital
      4689 Manalo St., Brgy. Pag-Asa, San Jose 5100 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
        VAn:   Php 300.00 (Mamburao -San Jose)       
    Education:
        Divine World College
        Course: AB, ACT, BSA,BSBA,BSCS,BEED,BSED, BSAT BSIT, BST, COMM. HRM AND Nursing
                      php 400.00/ unit (minimum)
    Health:

PRA RETIREMENT INFORMATION:
    Accredited facilities:
    Merchant partners:
    Registered retirement accommodations:
    Retirement franchises:
    Nearest PRA satellite office:  
Head Office
    Number of PRA retirees:     4

    LIRA MOA:

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:
     Investment zones:
        Invesment Areas for Establishment and Expansion
        Cattle, Agricultural and Marine Infrastructure for Public Use
        Construction of Roads and Seaports
        Ship Building and Repair Center
        Power Generation
        Production of high value crops
        Fish Canning an Processing
        Rice Wine and Garlic Processing
        Beach Resorts, Golf Course and Retirement Homes
        Irrigation Facilities Development
        Reforestation
     Government agencies / branch offices:   
        1)  Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) - San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
        2)  Bureau of Plant Industry - Satellite (NSQCS) - Region 4
        3)  Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines - San Jose Airport
        4)  Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) - Provincial Office (Occidental Mindoro)
        5)  Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) - CENRO (Occidental Mindoro)
        6)  Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) - Occidental Mindoro
        7)  Philippine Social Security System (SSS) - San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
        8)  Public Employment Service Office (PESO)
        9)  Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) - Occidental Mindoro Provincial Office

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

 

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