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.
Provincial Statistical Figures Masbate
|Price Indices||Jul 2017|
|Consumer Price Index (2006=100)||160.4|
|Purchasing power of the peso||0.62|
|Domestic Trade||1st Qtr 2017|
|Value*||2, 850, 441|
*(Quantity in thousand tons; value in P1,000)
Masbate Statistical News
In 2015, the median age of the province of Masbate based on the household population was 17.9 years. The province's median age for males in 2015 was 19.1, while that for female, 19.8 years.
PSA Masbate updated and made available to the general public, the academe and to business enterprise the most requested statistics for the month of September 2017.
The PSA Masbate, Provincial Statistics Office, Masbate City releases its monthly Consumer Price Index for May 2017.