Provincial Statistics Office
Masbate Province 
 
Arnulfo A. Virtucio 
OIC-Provincial Statistics Officer 
 
2nd Floor Revil Building
Quezon Street 
Masbate City, Masbate 4500 
Tel no.:   (056) 582-0238
Telefax:  (056) 333-3407
 
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The Province

The City of Masbate (Bikol: Syudad nin Masbate; Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Masbate; Hiligaynon: Dakbanwa sang Masbate; Tagalog: Lungsod ng Masbate) is a third class city in the province of Masbate, Philippines. It is the only city in the province, that serve as its City Provincial Capital. It also serves as the main commercial center and the chief seaport of the Province of Masbate. It is noted for its well-protected port with Ticao Island acting as barrier against the effect of inclement weather from the northeast.

Being located at the central part of the Philippine archipelago, the city serves as Bicol Region’s gateway to Visayas and Mindanao provinces. It is accessible through sea and air transportation. The City of Masbate is one of the major cities in the Bicol Region.The city domain is bounded on the northeast by Masbate Pass; on the southwest by the municipality of Milagros and on the northwest by a portion of Asid River and the municipalities of Milagros and Baleno.

From Manila, the city is barely 212.5 aerial miles or 362 nautical miles. By plane, it takes more or less one hour to negotiate; by boat, 16 to 18 hours to ply. The city is more or less situated at the center of Masbate province, too, taking the tip of Burias Island as its northern most part and the tip of Esperanza municipality as the southern most part.
The city serves as the dividing line between Luzon and the rest of the islands in the country. To the neighboring islands, Masbate City is three hours away by boat from the nearest point in Bicol mainland; three hours away from the nearest point in Burias; three hours away from the nearest municipality in Ticao Island; five hours from the nearest point in the island of Cebu and five hours from the nearest point in Panay island. According to the 2010 census, the city has a population of 85,227 people.

Provincial Statistical Figures

Demography May 2010
Total Population 2,731,928
Male 1,400,061
Female 1,331,867
Price Indices Jan 2016
Consumer Price Index (2006=100) 146.80
Inflation Rate 1.30
Purchasing power of the peso 0.68
Domestic Trade 2nd Qtr 2015
Coastwise trade  
Quantity* 9,727
Value* 392,955
Air trade  
Quantity* 523
Value* 3,253

*(Quantity in thousand tons; value in P1,000)

Masbate Statistical News

May 2017

The economy of the Bicol Region expanded to 5.7 percent in 2016, slower than the 8.9 percent growth recorded in 2015. Industry and Services spurs the region’s economy albeit recording decelerated growths.

February 2017
The PSA-RSSO V, joined in the celebration of the 2017 Civil Registration Month as they held a CRVS Comic Book Making Contest-Regional Elimination. There were three (3) entries received for the said elimination coming from the provinces of Catanduanes and Sorsogon,... Read more about CRVS Comic Book Making Contest-Regional Elimination
February 2017
PSA RSSO V Conducted the 2017 Civil Registration Quiz at Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Multi-Purpose Hall, Legazpi City. Each of the Provincial office held a provincial elimination prior to the conduct of the Regional Championship. The said CR Quiz was limited to... Read more about 2017 Regional Civil Registration Quiz
February 2017
PSA RSSO V conducted Training on the Registration of Authority to Solemnize Marriage held at PSA RSSO V training room. The aim of the training is to update knowledge and address issues and concerns regarding the application for Certificate of Registration of... Read more about Training on the Authority to Solemnize Marriage
February 2017

In order to promote awareness on the Civil Registration Month Celebration, RSSO V solicited support and participation from partner agencies through display of streamers in the conspicuous area of their respective offices. Most of the agencies answered the request and... Read more about Government Agencies Supports Civil Registration Month

February 2017
As one of the means of giving back to its stakeholders, PSA RSSO V conducted a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) dubbed as Handog Birth Certificate: Adopt-a-Day Care Center on February 9, 2017 at Sampaguita Day Care Center, Sitio Tico-tico, Barangay Taysan,... Read more about Handog Birth Certificate: Adopt-a-Day Care Center 2017
December 2016

The total family income in Bicol Region for the year 2003 reached P90.3 billion at constant 2000 prices. This figure accounted for a 4.3 percent share to the country's total family income generated in 2003. Within the 3-year span, the region's total family income... Read more about Bicol Region's Family Income Reaches 90.3B

July 2016
The economy of the Bicol Region accelerated to 8.4 percent in 2015, almost double its pace in 2014. Consequently, the region topped in terms of growth among other regions nationwide. Industry accelerated faster than Services, but both boosted the region’s economy... Read more about Bicol Region Posts Fastest Economic Growth in 2015
July 2014

Bicol Region’s economy expanded by 9.4 percent in 2013, the fastest growth among regions of the country. All sectors performed well with Services turning in the strongest performance.

Services remained the biggest contributor to Bicol’s economy accounting for... Read more about Bicol Region Records Fastest Economic Growth in 2013

September 2013

The National Statistical Coordination Board, Regional Statistical Coordination Unit V is an awardee of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) in recognition as source of information for regional economic developments under the category “Outstanding Information Support... Read more about Poverty Incidence in the Bicol Region Hardly Improved in 2009

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