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 • The San Andres Parish Church named after its founder, Father Andres del Espiritu, a Recollect Priest, is the first and oldest Augustinian Catholic Church built in 1607 in the Province of Zambales. In 2001, the church made of coral stones was declared as a “National Cultural Treasure” by the National Museum thru Pres.Decree No. 374.

 

 • “Binabayani Festival” is a dance / play depicting the clash between the Spaniards and the Natives of Masinloc or the triumph of Christianity over Paganism celebrated every November 30 in honor of San Andres, the Patron Saint of Masinloc. 

 

  The Binabayani Street Dance Competition participated by various groups (schools, barangays and other groups) during the Annual celebration of the Feast of St. Andrew.

 

 

 • Participation of Masinloc Street Dancers  in the Zambales Mango Festival, in the National Competition (Aliwan Fiesta) and other street dancing competition.

 

 • The Masinloc Boardwalk serves as a marine park, playground and as a favorite venue for various arts & cultural programs / activities. 

 

 

  The Annual Search for The Beauty and Brains MISS MASINLOC:

 

  The 127.5 hectare Marine Sanctuary Project in San Salvador Island is one of the eco-tourism destinations in Masinloc. It is endowed with powdery white sand beaches and crystal clear water. The project garnered top award for “Best in Local Governance” in 1997 under the “Galing Pook Award” sponsored by the Local Government Academy and the Asian Institute of Management (AIM).

 

 The UNEP-GEF project had established additional three (3) demonstration sites, namely:

 The 4-hectares Giant Clam Farm (Tridacna Gigas) locally known as ”Taklobo” and the Coral Reef Transplantation project contributes to the improvement of the condition of Philippine Coral Reef thru oral transplantation and re-seeding of giant clams. The biological life forms in San Salvador Island is suitable for snorkeling and scuba diving activities.

 

 

 • The 50-hectares Marine Sanctuary Project in Brgy. Bani (back of the MCFTPP).

 

 

 • The 20-hectares Marine Sanctuary Project in Sitio Panglit, San Lorenzo.

 

 

   

• The 8.7-hectares Mangrove-formed Island in San Lorenzo locally known as “Yaha” is a place where a rare hybrid mangrove (Rhizophora x lamarckii) produced by “bakauan lalaki” (Rhizophora apiculata) and “balauan bato” (Rhizophora stylosa) are found. 

• One can also enjoy “Bird Watching” of different bird species at the Mangrove Island. 

 

 

• The breathtaking hanging bridges and underground mining tunnels at Coto Mines Inc.

 

 • The relaxing and enchanting beauty of Coto Kidz Pool/Coto Mines Mountain Resort in Masinloc is nestled within a mountain terrain of primary and secondary growth forest of relatively unspoiled and pristine quality. The area offers a nature designed swimming pool overflowing with cool and crystal-clear spring water. 

 

 

 Nature enthusiasts will enjoy the good underwater sceneries within the marine sanctuary areas thru Scuba Diving and Snorkeling activities. 

 

 

• The descending / cascading crystal-clear water of KM18 Mini-waterfall is an ideal place for picnic activities.

 

 

  The mouth watering taste of Elephant’s Ear “Pamislat” known to thrive only in selected deep seabed of Brgy. Bani in Masinloc.

 

 

  The succulent sweet “Carabao” variety mango in Masinloc with at least 22 Brix Rate (measurement of sweetness) is the “One Town One Product” of the Municipality.

 

 • The unexplored beauty of Tumutugol Caves in Sitio Bunga, Brgy. Sta. Rita features a large dome of glistening stalactites supported by a broad white column. The place  offers the best place for nature enthusiasts and spelunking lovers to discover the amazing stalactites and stalagmites formations.  

 

 

 • The Bacala Guesthouse in San Salvador Island sits astride a sand bar in the middle of the bay. It has privacy and the comfort of a resort, plus the pristine white sand and crystal-clear swimming areas.

 

 • The long stretch Beach front in Sitio Longos in Barangay Bani extending up to Candelaria is an ideal place for the establishment of resort/hotels with complete amenities. The area is also known as the nesting place of “Pawikan”.

 

 

 • The “Enchanted Cross” or “Mapalyon Krus” at the middle of the sea previously used as anchor of foreign cargo ships transporting chrome ores.

 

 • Enjoy and explore the Masinloc Bays thru Kayaking:

 

 • The Masinloc Marine Eco-Tour Program (Explore and learn about the marine ecology). 

 

 • Various Resorts, Lodging inn and Retreat Houses with amenities and restaurants in the area offer exotic food and comforts to the visitors namely: Camp J. Paul Resort, Fisherman’s Village, Bayside Resort (formerly Stingray Diver’s Resort), Andrei’s Native Restaurant, Marks Resto Bar, Lake View Hotel, Charmaine’s Lodge, D’Farm Resort/Hotel, Inhobol Lodge, Venice Hotel and Lord Elgin’s.

 

 

a. Farming Sector

 

• Major agricultural activities are rice farming (two cropping per year) and mango production (one harvest per year).  Agricultural lands cover 2,500 hectares that are planted mainly to rice (62%) and mangoes (32%). 

 

• Masinloc is known for its abundant harvest of premium quality "carabao" mangoes with an average annual yield of 3,000 metric tons. As of 2004, a total of 31,000 mango trees planted in 1,240 hectares in which 13,500 are bearing and 17,500 are not bearing trees. 

• The “Mayuyubyob” or siganid usually thrives abundantly along Masinloc seas. The dried fish is being introduced as additional “One Town One Product” of the municipality.

 

b. Agro-Forestry

 

• Topography is suitable for orchard, agro-forestry and industrial tree farming. The LGU of Masinloc is primarily involved in massive reforestation in its 2,000 identified watershed areas in Sta. Rita, Masinloc. 

c. The Fishery Sector

• Fishing is one of the dominant sources of livelihood of 29% of households in the area.

• The inshore and near shore fisheries employ at least 2,901 fishermen. 

• Registered fishing vessels operating accounted to 542 out of 1,320 fishermen. 

• There were Commercial Fishing Vessels operating in the area .that has been affected by the Scarborough Shoal Standoff or known also as “Bajo de Masinloc”.

 

• Other fishing activities include: milk fish (bangus) fry gatherers, aquarium fish gatherers, seaweed gatherers and fishpond / fish cage workers.

• Fish catch composition in Masinloc indicates about 175 fish species.

• Existing fish cages/fishponds in the locality produced at least 540,300 metric tons of Milk Fish (Bangus) . 

d. Communication

• Masinloc is linked to the rest of the country and the world through the efficient telecommunication facilities like telephone (Digitel), facsimile machines, telegraphs as well as postal services. 

• Internet service providers furnish e-mail and local Cable TV (Dream, Cignal and Northwest Cables) provided services to other households in the municipality. 

• SMART, GLOBE and Sun Cellular, the three (3) biggest telecommunication networks in the Philippines, also widen their services in the municipality through installation of their cell sites to different barangays.

 

• The municipality was previously identified as one of the possible sites for the development of an Economic Zone in Central Luzon as per accreditation of the PEZA. In support to this, the LGU has classified the three (3) barangays namely: Baloganon, Bani and Taltal as industrial areas. It has identified 300 hectares in Baloganon as possible site for the ECOZONE project.

 

• The Coto Mines Inc. (CMI) which was operated by the BC-MCO since 1930 for its refractory chromite had suffered a downturn in the 90’s but has become active again in producing ore due to a new surge in world demand for minerals. However, in middle of 2000, the Coto Mines has temporarily ceased operations.

 

• The Masinloc Coal-Fired Thermal Power Plant (MCFTPP) previously operated by National Power Corporation is presently operated by the American Energy System (AES) or the Masinloc Power Partners Co. Ltd. (MPPCL). It provides huge revenues and employment for the municipality.

 

• The Masinloc Mall was constructed to accommodate some of the establishments in the municipality. A total of 806 establishments with business permits were presently operating in the municipality generating at least Php 3.16 M in 2013 as per eBPLS. 

• An Automated Teller Machine (ATM) is installed at the Masinloc Mallby the Bank of Commerce.

• The LGU had revitalized the Operation and Management of the Masinloc Public Market. Improvements were undertaken in some facilities in the Wet Section, “Native Cakes” Section, and the new stalls for vegetables. 

 

 

 

 

 

• The 24 hours services of the Seven-Eleven (7/11) Convenience Store was conveniently installed within the vicinity of the town’s plaza.

• The Masinloc & Oyon Bays cover a total area of 7,560 hectares was proclaimed as protected seascape in 1993 under the NIPAS Law.

 

• Presence of four (4) Marine Sanctuaries: San Salvador Island (127.5 hectares and 4 hectares Giant Clam Farm); Bani (50 hectares) and Panglit, San Lorenzo (20 hectares). 

 

• Abundance of marine species such as: yellow fin (tuna), skipjack (round scud), squid, octopus, lapu-lapu, sea urchin, sea cucumber, Spanish mackerel, seaweeds, and other marine species that commands higher market values. Commercial and municipal fishing production rose to an average of 33,348 metric tons.

 

• The Fishing Communities in Balogo & Matalviz, Brgy. Inhobol who were directly affected by the Scarborough Standoff.

 

• Fish catch composition indicates about 175 fish species. 

 

• Abundant of inland water system (Lauis and Sta. Rita rivers) suitable for irrigation.

 

• The Scarborough Shoal (Panatag Island)  or the “Bajo de Masinloc” which 110 nautical miles from Masinloc town is the source of bountiful fish harvest among commercial / deep sea fishing vessels from the municipality. Fishing activities in this area was temporarily ceased due to the standoff between China and the Philippines over full sovereignty and jurisdiction.

 

• Presence of four (4) piers / wharves (MCFTPP, Coto Mines, C-Square Corp., and Matalvis Port). The deep seabed in Masinloc which is acceptable to the PANAMAX Standard is suitable for cargo ships, thus, highlights the potential of the area as a port municipality.

 

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