Ribbon Cutting of National Child Development Center - A Priority project of Hon. Mayor Arsenia J. Lim.
Distribution of high-end computer units to different schools.
Solo Parent Livelihood Program - Basket Making with Mayor Arsenia J. Lim

About Us

Masinloc is located at the northern part of Zambales. It is situated between two growth centers namely, Subic and Olongapo in the south and Dagupan City and Baguio City in the north. It is considered as one of the “growth areas” in the province of Zambales and was accredited by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) as potential site for industrial development.

Visited by Spanish Explorer Juan de Salcedo in 1572, Masinloc was named after a Bolinao-Zambal phrase “Babali nin Masin Ilog”, which means “the town where there is a river” or the “Jinloc Tree” that previously abounds in the area. Masinloc was organized as a town and as the first capital of Zambales in 1607. It is the third biggest town in the province with a total land area of 33,150 hectares and is comprised of 13 barangays, 11 along the coastal areas and 2 in the uplands.

The municipality is gifted with 3 ecological systems: coastal, lowland and upland. Its seabed is ideal for port development. The town boosts of its protected marine sanctuary. It has available mineral resources, productive government/ privately owned lands with highly established agriculture for industrial/ commercial development, existence of good roads, telephones, ports, airstrip, electric supply and water sources. It is one of the fish producing towns of Zambales and home for sweet mangoes (Zambales Carabao Mangoes). 

The presence of the major corporations like the Coto Mines Inc. (CMI) and the Masinloc Coal-Fired Thermal Power Plant (MCFTPP) presently operated by AES/Masinloc Power Partners Co. Ltd. (MPPCL) formerly the National Power Corporation (NAPOCOR) put the town as a major player in industrialization. In support of this, the LGU focused its strategies on the following: enlarging non-agricultural employment, encouraging more commercial establishments; producing high value-crops, providing a secondary source of income for the people and undertaking strict implementation of environment-related programs. With the on-going development changes in the municipality, the LGU takes into account the  challenge of balancing different “trade-off”, that of promoting income but also re-generating ecological value.


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