Mindoro Island

Oriental Mindoro

Mindoro Island is the seventh-largest island in the Philippines. It is located off the coast of Luzon, and northeast of Palawan. The southern coast of Mindoro forms the northeastern extremum of the Sulu Sea.

The island was once a single province from 1920 to 1950 when it was divided into its two present-day provinces, Occidental Mindoro and Oriental Mindoro.

The econo ...

my of Mindoro is largely based on agriculture. Products consist of a wide variety of fruits, such as citrus, bananas, lanzones, rambutan, and coconuts, such cereals as rice and maize, sugar cane, peanuts, catfish, milkfish, tilapia, livestock, and poultry. Logging and the mining of marble and copper also thrive.

Tourism is a lucrative business as well, with locations such as Apo Reef National Park, Lubang Island, Puerto Galera, Sabang Beach, and Mount Halcon. Puerto Galera's beaches are the island's most known tourist attraction and are widely visited.

Mindoro is also home to the Tamaraw or Mindoro dwarf buffalo, which is endemic to the island. The Tamaraw is a bovine related to the water buffalo and is an endangered species.  Wiki

Mindoro Island News

  • DOH Mimaropa Launches Health Caravan For IPs

    The Department of Health (DOH) in Mimaropa recently launched its health caravan for indigenous cultural communities and indigenous peoples (IPs) simultaneous with the opening of the "Balay Mangyan Para sa Kaunlaran at Kalusugan" at Sitio Banti, Barangay San Roque, in Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro.

    "We would like to make basic healthcare services available, and also culture sensitive. Most important is to ensure the sustainability of health-care delivery among our indigenous communities in the region," Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo said.

    He said indigenous communities concept of heal ...

  • Youth Groups Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Month With Mangyan People

    In observance of Philippine's National Indigenous People's Month, Rotary Satellite Club of Fort Bonifacio Global City TITANS and Rotaract Club of Fort Bonifacio Global City in cooperation with Sigaw ng Kabataan Coalition (SKC) organized another outreach activity to the Tau-buid Mangyan tribe in Malubay, Gloria, Oriental Mindoro.

    The outreach program which is launched in December 2014 has been annually done with various community partners. This year, there is an initial activity in May and followed up with a bigger activity with more young professionals from the Rotary Satellite Club of FBGC ...

  • Caritas Philippines Launches Book Honoring Indigenous People

    Caritas Philippines Launches Book Honoring Indigenous People

    Caritas Philippines, the social action arm of the country's Catholic bishops' conference, has launched a book to honor indigenous people and what they do to protect the environment.

    Father Edwin Gariguez, head of Caritas Philippines and the book's author, said that for indigenous peoples "the whole creation is deeply imbued with spiritual reality."

    "They live their lives always in reverence to the unseen powers enveloping the earth," said the priest, adding that tribal people "maintain their inherent sacred relationship to the land."

    The book titled "Ecological Spirituality and the Ma ...

  • Lawmakers Bill Seeks To Preserve Philippines Watersheds

    Lawmakers Bill Seeks To Preserve Philippines Watersheds

    The Duterte administration should make good on its pro-environment advocacies by preserving the country's watersheds amid reports of hit-and-run mining operations, a congresswoman said yesterday.

    "Protecting and conserving watersheds is also the best way to protect and conserve the unique biodiversity. Watersheds are also home to threatened animal and plant wildlife," Occidental Mindoro Rep. Josephine Ramirez-Sato said.

    The senior administration lawmaker said that in order to protect watersheds, it must be "defined, and protected by law that will put in place the appropriate management s ...

  • The Mindoro Story

    WWF-Philippines has worked with the local government, park rangers, and tribe community to protect Apo Reef, Tamaraws, and the Tawbuid tribe. Together, they prove that humans can live in harmony with nature.

  • World Water Day Lady Solon Calls For Protection Conservation Of Watersheds

    World Water Day Lady Solon Calls For Protection Conservation Of Watersheds

    Occidental Mindoro Rep. Josephine Ramirez-Sato is calling for the protection and conservation of the country's watersheds in celebration of the World Water Day 2017.

    World Water Day is a global event celebrated on March 22 every year to create awareness on water resources management.

    In a statement on Wednesday, Sato urged various stakeholders to ensure sustainable management of freshwater resources, stressing the need to protect and make good use of this important resource amid its abundance in the country.

    "Water is a very important economic resource and the key to human survival an ...