Mansalay, Oriental Mindoro


Map of Oriental Mindoro with location of Mansalay

Location within the Philippines

Coordinates: 12°31′N 121°26′E / 12.517°N 121.433°E / 12.517; 121.433Coordinates: 12°31′N 121°26′E / 12.517°N 121.433°E / 12.517; 121.433
Country Philippines
Region MIMAROPA (Region IV-B)
Province Oriental Mindoro
Congr. district 2nd
Barangays 17
  Mayor Jose Ildefonso M. Maliwanag
  Total 446.62 km2 (172.44 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
  Total 51,705
  Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 5213
Dialing code +63(0)43

Mansalay is a second class municipality in the province of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 51,705 people.[3]

This town is notable for its indigenous Mangyan population. The municipal hall is located on the upper land of Mansalay Town proper, in front of a Medical Care Hospital. Nearby is the church and the only Catholic School, Mansalay Catholic High School. Sta. Catalina is the town's patron saint.


Mansalay is politically subdivided into 17 barangays.[2]

  • B. Del Mundo
  • Balugo
  • Bonbon
  • Budburan
  • Cabalwa
  • Don Pedro
  • Maliwanag
  • Manaul
  • Panaytayan
  • Poblacion
  • Roma
  • Sta. Brigida
  • Santa Maria
  • Villa Celestial
  • Wasig
  • Santa Teresita
  • Waygan


In 1957, the sitios of Sta. Brigida, Sta. Maria, Roma, Budburan, and Mahabangsapa were constituted into barrios.[4]


Population census of Mansalay
YearPop.±% p.a.
1990 27,515    
1995 29,765+1.48%
2000 39,041+5.99%
2007 43,974+1.65%
2010 51,705+6.07%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]


Its people relies heavily on fishing and farming to survive and earn a living. Because of meager income opportunities, Mansalay has produced a large number of overseas Filipino workers who send remittance back.


  1. "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  2. 1 2 "Province: ORIENTAL MINDORO". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 29 October 2012.
  3. 1 2 3 "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 2012-10-24.
  4. "An Act Creating Certain Barrios in the Municipality of Mansalay, Province of Oriental Mindoro". Retrieved 2011-04-12.
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