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Misamis Occidental
Mis Occ
Where the color of nature is greener
Map of the Philippines with Misamis Occidental highlighted
08 20 N
123 42 E
#property:P17: +
#property:P131: + (Region X)
November 8, 1929
Oroquieta City+
Herminia M. Ramiro (NUP+)
Vice Governor+
Aurora Virginia M. Almonte (Independent+)

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Misamis Occidental is located near the narrow strip of land linking Northwestern Mindanao, to the Northcentral part of the island. Shaped like a collapsible fan it is bounded on the northeast by the Mindanao Sea, east by the Iligan Bay+, southeast by the Panguil Bay+, and the west by the Zamboanga del Norte and Sur. The fact that three of its boundaries are bodies of water gives away water life as one of its natural resources and fishing as one of its main industries. Except along the coastal area, hilly and rolling land characterized the provincial terrain. Towards the western border, the terrain is particularly rugged.

Misamis Occidental is subdivided into 14 municipalities+ and 3 component cities+.

* Oroquieta City+
* Ozamiz City+
* Tangub City+

* Aloran+
* Baliangao+
* Bonifacio+
* Calamba+
* Clarin+
* Concepcion+
* Don Victoriano Chiongbian+ (Don Mariano Marcos)
* Jimenez+
* Lopez Jaena+
* Panaon+
* Plaridel+
* Sapang Dalaga+
* Sinacaban+
* Tudela+

Misamis Occidental comprised the original nine towns of Baliangao, Lopez Jaena, Tudela, Clarin, Plaridel, Oroquieta, Aloran, Jimenez, and Misamis. The original nine municipalities of the province of Misamis Occidental grew into the present three cities of Ozamiz, Oroquieta, and Tangub and the 14 municipalities of Aloran, Baliangao, Bonifacio, Calamba, Clarin, Concepcion, Don Victoriano, Jimenez, Lopez Jaena, Panaon, Plaridel, Sapang Dalaga, Sinacaban, and Tudela.

In 1942, the Japanese Imperial forces landed in Misamis Occidental, beginning their brief occupation of the province during World War II+. In 1945, combined American and Philippine Commonwealth+ forces liberated the province, and with the help of the recognized guerilla units, defeated the Japanese forces.

Philippine Census
Population census of Misamis Occidental
Source: National Statistics Office

The dense population along the coast consists mainly of migrants from Cebu+ and Bohol+. Thus the major dialects are Cebuano+ and Boholano. The native Subanens live in the interior uplands.

The province economy depends firstly on fishing, secondly on coconuts, thirdly on rice. The province has 169 kilometers of coastline fronting the rich fishing grounds of Panguil and Iligan bays. It also has the biggest area of brackish-water fishponds in the region. Tangub City+ is a fishing port on Panguil Bay famous for seafood. Coconut is the chief crop. This is processed into oil, desiccated coconut, and coir, most of which are shipped to Cebu. Coconut processing is the main industry in Oroquieta City+. Other crops grown are rice, corn, abaca, coffee, cacao and rubber.

Wood is the major forest product. Predominant species are the lauan group, apitong, tanguige yakal, and Philippine Mahogany. There is also an abundant supply of bamboo, rattan and various vines. Forest land in the province has an area of 66,002.46 hectares; 53,262 hectares of which are considered a national park (which has legal implications).

The province has a considerable deposit of clay especially in the municipalities of Lopez-Jaena and Concepcion.

There are also an abundant sources of sand and gravel.

The province is traditionally a net exporter of various commodities. Historical data from the Ozamiz Port District of the Bureau of Customs show that outgoing commodities, which is mainly of coconut products, far outweigh incoming cargoes.

Being a coco-based province, major manufacturing firms in Misamis Occidental are engaged in the production of crude coconut oil, cooking oil, lard, margarine, laundry soap and desiccated coconut. Other products are furniture, ceramics gifts toys and housewares, processed food like banana chips and marine products.

Locally fabricated agri-industrial machines and equipment are also available in the province.

*Pas'ungko S'g Mis. Occ. Festival of all Festivals - November
*Binalbal Festival+, Tudela, Misamis Occidental+
*Misamis Occidental Aquamarine Park+
*Hoyohoy Highland Stone Chapel and Adventure Park, Tangub City
*Fort Santiago, Ozamiz City
*Immaculate Conception Cathedral Pipe Organ, Ozamiz City
*Dalit Festival, Tangub City
*Christmas Symbols Festival, Tangub City

*1st District: Rep. Jorge T. Almonte
*2nd District: Rep. Henry "Henz" S. Oaminal

Governor : Herminia "Hermie" M. Ramiro

Vice-Governor: Aurora Virginia "Gigi" M. Almonte

Board Members:
*1st District:
**Engr. Roy M. Yap
**Edilma "Angging" C. Bulawin
**Zaldy G. Daminar
**Lovely Liezl "Lileth" B. Yape
**Jim R. Delos Santos
*2nd District:
**David M. Navarro
**Edwin B. Florida
**Dr. Gerard Teodorico "Boy" R. Olegario
**Ricardo "Ardot" O. Parojinog
**Simplicia "Bebie" O. Neri

*Wilma P. Malinis
*Gella Caay
*Loreto Leo S. Ocampos
*José Ozámiz+
*Gedeon G. Quijano+
*Henry Y. Regalado Sr.
*Atty. Ernie D. Clarete
*Gorgonio F. Buaquiña II

* Laguindingan Airport+, the first International airport in Northern Mindanao region.


Commons category:

Geographic location
Misamis Occidental
''Bohol Sea+''
''Iligan Bay+'' / Misamis Oriental+
Lanao del Norte+
Zamboanga del Norte+
Zamboanga del Sur+

Misamis Occidental:
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 Misamis Occidental Science and Technology High School+ The Misamis Occidental Science and Technology High School (Mataas na Paaralang Pang-Agham at Pangteknolohiya ng Misamis Occidental) is a Secondary Public Science High School system located in Misamis Occidental, Philippines.
 Misamis Occidental Aquamarine Park+ Misamis Occidental Aquamarine Park is a tropical resort and a prominent habitat for various marine mammals in Mindanao, Philippines.