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The Southwestern Tagalog Region,[3] officially designated as MIMAROPA Region, is an administrative region in the Philippines. It was also formerly designated as Region IV-B until 2016. It is one of two regions in the country having no land border with another region (the other being Eastern Visayas). The name is an acronym combination of its constituent provinces: Mindoro
Mindoro
(divided into Occidental Mindoro and Oriental Mindoro), Marinduque, Romblon
Romblon
and Palawan. The region was part of the now-defunct Southern Tagalog
Southern Tagalog
region until 17 May 2002.[4] On 23 May 2005, Palawan
Palawan
and the highly urbanized city of Puerto Princesa
Puerto Princesa
were moved to the region of Western Visayas
Western Visayas
by Executive Order No. 429.[5] However, on 19 August 2005, then-President Arroyo issued Administrative Order No. 129 to put in abeyance Executive Order No. 429 pending a review.[6] On 17 July 2016, Republic Act No. 10879 formally established the Southwestern Tagalog Region to be known as the MIMAROPA Region discontinuing the "Region IV-B" designation, however no boundary changes were involved.[3] Calapan
Calapan
is Mimaropa's regional center. However, most regional government offices such as the Department of Public Works and Highways[7] and the Department of Budget and Management are in Quezon City, Metro Manila.

Contents

1 History 2 Demographics

2.1 Languages

3 Economy 4 Tourism 5 Administrative divisions 6 References 7 External links

History[edit] MIMAROPA Region, together with CALABARZON, were officially created with the partitioning of Region IV (Southern Tagalog) into the two regions on 17 May 2002 with the issuance of Executive Order No. 103 by then-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo; for the purpose of promoting efficiency in the government, accelerating social and economic development and improving public services in the provinces covered. Region IV-B was designated as MIMAROPA, which stands for the island provinces belonging to the Southern Tagalog
Southern Tagalog
region— Mindoro
Mindoro
(Oriental and Occidental), Marinduque, Romblon
Romblon
and Palawan. Region IV-A was designated as CALABARZON.[4] On 23 May 2005, Executive Order 429 was issued, moving the province of Palawan
Palawan
to the region of Western Visayas,[5] designating Region IV-B as MIMARO. However, Palawan
Palawan
residents criticized the move, citing a lack of consultation, with most residents in Puerto Princesa
Puerto Princesa
and nearly all municipalities preferring to stay with Region IV-B. Consequently, Administrative Order No. 129 was issued on 19 August 2005 to address this backlash. This order directed the abeyance of Executive Order 429 pending the approval of an implementation plan for the orderly transfer of Palawan
Palawan
from Mimaropa
Mimaropa
to Region VI.[6] The 2010 Philippine Census of Population reported the region's name as "MIMAROPA" and included Palawan
Palawan
as part of the region.[8] As of 2014[update], it is not clear whether the transfer of Palawan
Palawan
to Western Visayas
Western Visayas
is still considered pending by the Philippine government. As of 2014[update], the National Statistical Coordinating Board of the Philippines
Philippines
continued to list Palawan
Palawan
province as part of the Mimaropa
Mimaropa
region.[9][needs update] On 17 July 2016, Republic Act No. 10879 formally established the Southwestern Tagalog Region to be known as the MIMAROPA Region. This involved no boundary changes but was in effect merely a renaming and discontinuation of the "Region IV-B" designation.[3] Demographics[edit]

Population census of Mimaropa

Year Pop. ±%

1990 1,774,074 —    

2000 2,299,229 +29.6%

2010 2,744,671 +19.4%

2015 2,963,360 +8.0%

Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[2][10]

Languages[edit] The native languages of MIMAROPA are:

Alangan, spoken in the interior of Mindoro. Asi, spoken in Romblon. Buhid, spoken in the interior of Mindoro. Calamian Tagbanwa, spoken in Palawan. Cuyonon, spoken in Palawan. Hanunoo, spoken in the interior of Mindoro. Hiligaynon, spoken in Romblon
Romblon
and Palawan. Iraya, spoken in the interior of Mindoro. Onhan, spoken in Romblon. Palawano, spoken in Palawan. Romblomanon, spoken in Romblon. Tadyawan, spoken in the interior of Mindoro. Tagalog, spoken in Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan. It is the regional lingua franca. Tausug, spoken in southwestern Palawan. Tawbuid, spoken in the interior of Mindoro.

Economy[edit] In 2007, Mimaropa's economy surged by 9.4%, making it the fastest growing region in the country in that year.[11] It was aided by robust growth in the industrial sector which grew by 19.1% from -6.1% in 2006.[11] Mimaropa
Mimaropa
experienced a big slowdown in 2006, posting a decelerated growth of 2.3% from a 6.4% increase in 2005. This resulted mainly from the slump in the industry sector, which shrunk by 5.4% in 2006 from its 10.8% increase in 2005. The agriculture, forestry, and fishing sector, which contributed 42.1% to the total regional economy, grew by 9.1% in 2006, accelerating from 3.2% the previous year. The higher production of palay, corn, other crops, livestock and fishery resulted in the accelerated growth in the total agriculture and fishery sector. The industry sector, which contributed 38.3% to the region’s total economy, was the second largest contributor next to agriculture. Its decline of 5.4% was largely attributed to the decrease in the mining and quarrying sub-sector, which went down by 15.4% due to the reduced production of natural gas in Palawan. Mining and quarrying contributed 16.6% to the total regional economy. The positive growth in the electricity and water, construction and manufacturing sub-sectors were not able to compensate to the drop in the mining and quarrying sub-sector. The service sector, on the other hand, posted an accelerated growth of 5.1%, which was attributed to the increase in the TCS, finance, private services, government services and trade sub-sectors, which managed to post accelerated growths of 6.0%, 5.5%, 5.1%, 5.1% and 4.7%, respectively. The other sub-sector, however, had a decelerated growth due to the slowdown in the ownership of dwelling. Tourism[edit] There are many scenic spots in Mimaropa. Some of them are the Bathala Cave, Balanacan Bay, and Tres Reyes Islands in the province of Marinduque; White Island in Mindoro; Fort San Andres, Mount Guiting-Guiting, and Bonbon Beach in Romblon; and the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park and El Nido Marine Reserve Park in Palawan. Administrative divisions[edit] Mimaropa
Mimaropa
comprises 5 provinces, 1 highly urbanized city (Puerto Princesa), 1 component city (Calapan), 71 municipalities and 1,458 barangays.

Province or HUC Capital Population (2015)[2] Area Density Cities Muni. Bgy.

km2 sq mi /km2 /sq mi

Marinduque Boac 7000790000000000000♠7.9% 234,521 952.58 367.79 250 650 0 6 218

Occidental Mindoro Mamburao 7001164009999900000♠16.4% 487,414 5,865.70 2,264.76 83 210 0 11 162

Oriental Mindoro Calapan 7001285000000000000♠28.5% 844,059 4,238.40 1,636.46 200 520 1 14 426

Palawan Puerto Princesa 7001287000000000000♠28.7% 849,469 14,649.70 5,656.28 58 150 0 23 367

Romblon Romblon 7000990000000000000♠9.9% 292,781 1,533.50 592.09 190 490 0 17 219

Puerto Princesa † — 7000860000000000000♠8.6% 255,116 2,381.02 919.32 110 280 — — 66

Total 2,963,360 29,620.90 11,436.69 100 260 2 71 1,458

 †  Puerto Princesa
Puerto Princesa
is a highly-urbanized city pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 1264;[12] figures are excluded from Palawan.

References[edit]

^ http://nap.psa.gov.ph/activestats/psgc/listreg.asp ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). Highlights of the Philippine Population 2015 Census of Population. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.  ^ a b c "An Act establishing the Southwestern Tagalog Region, to be known as the MIMAROPA Region". July 17, 2016. Archived from the original on January 4, 2017. Retrieved January 4, 2017.  ^ a b "Executive Order No. 103: Dividing Region IV into CALABARZON Region and MIMAROPA Region, Transferring the Province of Aurora to Region III and for Other Purposes". Philippine Statistics Authority
Philippine Statistics Authority
- National Statistical Coordination Board. Archived from the original on 3 September 2017. Retrieved 1 November 2014.  ^ a b "Executive Order No. 429: Providing for the Reorganization of Administrative Region VI to Include the Province of Palawan
Palawan
and Puerto Princesa City". Philippine Statistics Authority
Philippine Statistics Authority
- National Statistical Coordination Board. Archived from the original on 31 January 2018. Retrieved 1 November 2014.  ^ a b "Administrative Order no. 129" Archived 2006-02-19 at the Wayback Machine.. National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved on 2011-03-22. ^ "Region IV-B Directory: Regional Office Directory". Department of Public Works and Highways. Archived from the original on 2 August 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2014.  ^ "Population and Annual Growth Rates by Province, City, and Municipality : Region IVB - MIMAROPA: 1990, 2000, and 2010". 2010 Philippine Census of Population. Census.gov.ph. Archived from the original on 2012-07-07.  ^ "Region: REGION IV-B (MIMAROPA)". National Statistical Coordinating Board of the Philippines. Archived from the original on 2014-08-02. Retrieved 2012-05-26.  ^ "Population and Annual Growth Rates for The Philippines
Philippines
and Its Regions, Provinces, and Highly Urbanized Cities" (PDF). 2010 Census and Housing Population. Philippine Statistics Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 September 2013. Retrieved 9 August 2013.  ^ a b "NSCB - 2007 Gross Regional Domestic Product". National Statistical Coordination Board. 28 July 2008. Archived from the original on 20 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-18.  ^ " Puerto Princesa
Puerto Princesa
to hold plebiscite simultaneous with May 14 elections" (Press release). Philippine Information Agency. April 27, 2007. 

External links[edit]

Media related to MIMAROPA at Wikimedia Commons Mimaropa
Mimaropa
travel guide from Wikivoyage

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Southwestern Tagalog Region (MIMAROPA Region)

MIndoro, MArinduque, ROmblon, PAlawan

Regional Center

Calapan

Provinces

Marinduque Occidental Mindoro Oriental Mindoro Palawan Romblon

Highly Urbanized City

Puerto Princesa

Component City

Calapan

Provincial Capitals

Boac Calapan Mamburao Puerto Princesa Romblon

Municipalities

Aborlan Abra de Ilog Agutaya Alcantara Araceli Baco Balabac Bansud Banton Bataraza Boac Bongabong Brooke's Point Buenavista Bulalacao Busuanga Cagayancillo Cajidiocan Calatrava Calintaan Concepcion Corcuera Coron Cuyo Dumaran El Nido Ferrol Gasan Gloria Kalayaan Linapacan Looc (Occidental Mindoro) Looc (Romblon) Lubang Magdiwang Magsaysay (Occidental Mindoro) Magsaysay (Palawan) Mamburao Mansalay Mogpog Narra Naujan Odiongan Paluan Pinamalayan Pola Puerto Galera Quezon Rizal
Rizal
(Occidental Mindoro) Rizal
Rizal
(Palawan) Romblon Roxas (Oriental Mindoro) Roxas (Palawan) Sablayan San Agustin San Andres San Fernando San Jose (Occidental Mindoro) San Jose (Romblon) San Teodoro San Vicente Santa Cruz (Marinduque) Santa Cruz (Occidental Mindoro) Santa Fe Santa Maria Socorro Sofronio Española Taytay Torrijos Victoria

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Regions of the Philippines

Luzon

I – Ilocos Region II – Cagayan
Cagayan
Valley III – Central Luzon IV-A – Calabarzon Mimaropa
Mimaropa
– Southwestern Tagalog Region V – Bicol Region CAR – Cordillera Administrative Region NCR – National Capital Region

Visayas

VI – Western Visayas VII – Central Visayas VIII – Eastern Visayas

Mindanao

IX – Zamboanga Peninsula X – Northern Mindanao XI – Davao Region XII – Soccsksargen XIII – Caraga ARMM – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao

Former regions

NIR – Negros Island Region Southern Tagalog

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  Administrative divisions of the Philippines

Capital

Manila
Manila
(National Capital Region)

Island groups

Luzon Visayas Mindanao

Regions

Administrative

I – Ilocos Region II – Cagayan
Cagayan
Valley III – Central Luzon IV-A – Calabarzon Mimaropa
Mimaropa
– Southwestern Tagalog Region V – Bicol Region VI – Western Visayas VII – Central Visayas VIII – Eastern Visayas IX – Zamboanga Peninsula X – Northern Mindanao XI – Davao Region XII – Soccsksargen XIII – Caraga CAR – Cordillera Administrative Region NCR – National Capital Region

Autonomous

Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao

Provinces

Abra Agusan del Norte Agusan del Sur Aklan Albay Antique Apayao Aurora Basilan Bataan Batanes Batangas Benguet Biliran Bohol Bukidnon Bulacan Cagayan Camarines Norte Camarines Sur Camiguin Capiz Catanduanes Cavite Cebu Compostela Valley Cotabato Davao del Norte Davao del Sur Davao Occidental Davao Oriental Dinagat Islands Eastern Samar Guimaras Ifugao Ilocos Norte Ilocos Sur Iloilo Isabela Kalinga La Union Laguna Lanao del Norte Lanao del Sur Leyte Maguindanao Marinduque Masbate Misamis Occidental Misamis Oriental Mountain Province Negros Occidental Negros Oriental Northern Samar Nueva Ecija Nueva Vizcaya Occidental Mindoro Oriental Mindoro Palawan Pampanga Pangasinan Quezon Quirino Rizal Romblon Samar Sarangani Siquijor Sorsogon South Cotabato Southern Leyte Sultan Kudarat Sulu Surigao del Norte Surigao del Sur Tarlac Tawi-Tawi Zambales Zamboanga del Norte Zamboanga del Sur Zamboanga Sibugay

Cities

List of cities in the Philippines

Municipalities

List of cities and municipalities in the Philippines

Barangays

Lists of barangays by province Poblacion

Other subdivisions

Puroks Sitios List of primary LGUs Legislative districts Metropolitan areas

Historical

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