Roxas, Palawan (History, Barangays, General Information)

Roxas is a municipality located on the eastern coast of the provincial island of Palawan, Philippines. As of 2000, it had a population of 47,242 people. Roxas was created in 1951 from the barrios of Tinitian, Caramay, Rizal, Del Pilar, Malcampo, Tumarbong, Taradungan, Ilian, and Capayas of Puerto Princesa.

Brief History
Roxas was first settled in 1919 by loggers from Cagayancillo who decided to settle there. After World War II, the discovery of a vast quantity of silica (used for the manufacture of bottles) by San Miguel Corporation started the rapid population increase. It was formerly a part of Puerto Princesa City. Roxas became a separate municipality on May 15, 1951 by virtue of Republic Act No. 615.

Roxas is politically subdivided into 31 barangays. Bagong Bayan was formerly a sitio of Ilian (Iraan?).

  • Abaroan
  • Antonino
  • Bagong Bayan
  • Caramay
  • Dumarao
  • Iraan
  • Jolo
  • Magara (Arasan)
  • Malcampo
  • Mendoza
  • Narra (Minara)
  • New Barbacan (Retac)
  • New Cuyo
  • Barangay 1 (Pob.)
  • Rizal
  • Salvacion
  • San Isidro
  • San Jose
  • San Miguel
  • San Nicolas
  • Sandoval
  • Tagumpay
  • Taradungan
  • Tinitian
  • Tumarbong
  • Barangay II (Pob.)
  • Barangay III (Pob.)
  • Barangay IV (Pob.)
  • Barangay V Pob. (Porao Islan
  • Barangay VI Pob. (Johnson Is
  • Nicanor Zabala

General Information
Area (sq. kms.):1,888
Population (2000): 47,242
No. of Barangays:31
Income Class:First
District: First
Zip Code:5308
Area Code: 048

Festivals
May 14-15 (St. Isidore the Farmer)

Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roxas,_Palawan
http://www.biyahero.net/index.php?option=com_sobi2&sobi2Task=sobi2Details&catid=50&sobi2Id=824&Itemid=56