Facts and Figures About Sinacaban, Misamis Occidental

The fifth income class municipality of Sinacaban, led by Mayor Crisinciano E. Mahilac, is located in the second district of Misamis Occidental, a province of Northern Mindanao (Region X) in the Republic of the Philippines.  It was founded in August 30, 1949, and has a total area of 99.09 km2 (38.26 square miles).

Sinacaban is comprised of seventeen (17) barangays, namely: Cagay-anon, Camanse, Colupan Alto, Colupan Bajo, Dinas, Estrella, Katipunan, Libertad Alto, Libertad Bajo, Poblacion, San Isidro Alto, San Isidro Bajo, San Vicente, Senor, Sinonoc, San Lorenzo Ruiz (Sungan), and Tipan.

The population of Sinacaban has ebbed and flowed steadily since 1990, at a population of 14,846 citizens, with a slight 0.14% decline in 1995 at 14,735.  A 1.82% increase in the year 2000 yielded a population of 16,030, followed by an additional 0.63% in 2007 at 16,772.  The highest recorded population rate was in 2010, growing by 3.83% with 18,597 people.  As reported in the 2015 census, the population has dropped only by 0.21%, for a total of 18,391 residents, with a density of 190/km2 (480 square miles).

As of 2016, there are 13,758 registered voters in the city of Sinacaban.  The current mayor is Crisinciano E. Mahilac, and the vice mayor is Bernardino Tiu, Sr.  The provincial governor of Misamis Occidental is Herminia M. Ramiro, while the vice governor is Aurora Virginia M. Almonte.  The provincial council is made up of the following members: Zaldy G. Daminar, Richard T. Centino, Roy M. Yap, Lel M. Blanco, and Pablo Stephen C. Ty for the 1st district; Mena A. Luansing, Emetrio B. Roa, Sr., Octavio O. Parojinog, Jr., Dan M. Navarro, and Tito B. Decina for the 2nd district (which includes Sinacaban).

There are twenty-three (23) public schools in Sinacaban, twenty (20) of which are under the primary or elementary educational system.  They are the following: Libertad Alto Elementary School, Libertad Bajo Elementary School, San Isidro Alto Elementary School, San Lorenzo Ruiz Elementary School, Cagay-Anon Elementary School, San Vicente Elementary School, Caraghanan PS, Colupan Alto Elementary School, Colupan Bajo Elementary School, Dinas Elementary School, Senor Elementary School, Sinonoc Elementary School, San Vicente ES Annex, Estrella Elementary School, San Isidro Bajo PS, Camanse Elementary School, Katipunan Elementary School, Libertad Bajo PS, Sinacaban CS, and Tipan Elementary School.

Meanwhile, Sinacaban only has three (3) public high schools.  These are: St. Joseph High School, Sinonoc National High School, and Katipunan National High School.

Sinacaban plays host to two of Misamis’ prominent tourist spots which have been further enhanced during the administration of Mayor Crisinciano E. Mahilac.  One of them, the Sinakbang  Beach Resort, is a popular tropical resort comparable to the beaches of Boracay.  Ideal for parties, special events or family vacations, it is situated in Barangay Poblacion, roughly less than 1 kilometer from the municipal hall positioned at the town highway.

The Misamis Occidental Aquamarine Park is a diving destination and marine mammal habitat, its most notable attraction being Dolphin Island, a shelter for rescued dolphins where they are cared for until they are fit to be released back to the sea.  MOAP also comes with a wildlife park housing an extensive menagerie of animals, mostly native to the country.

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Sinacaban is a municipality under the administration of Mayor Crisinciano E. Mahilac. It is located in the second district of Misamis Occidental, a province of Northern Mindanao (Region X) in the Republic of the Philippines.

It plays host to several tourist spots that have been further enhanced during the term of Mayor Crisinciano E. Mahilac including the Misamis Occidental Aquamarine Park, where the Gov. Herminia Ramiro’s Wharf is situated.  Other tourist spots include the Sinakbang Beach and the Tipan Falls.

These hot spots form part of the municipality’s major developments under the administration of Mayor Crisinciano E. Mahilac.

 


 

[Note: Not all photos and information found in this site are owned by Discover Sinacaban, but are borrowed from the Sinacaban Tourism Department, Sinacaban locals and friends, and Sinacaban public officials led by Mayor Crisinciano E. Mahilac.]

 


 

I Had Fun in Sinacaban! [Part 1]

by Dwyane

I am not from Sinacaban but I was given the chance to witness the beauty of this municipality in Misamis Occidental when I was invited by my friends to celebrate with them the Feast of St. Joseph last March 2017.

On our way there, I was a bit excited as it was going to be my first time to visit the place.  I have always been fond of travelling around the Philippines as I know there are legions of awe-inspiring places in my own country.  I was expecting to see stunning views in Sinacaban but what genuinely impressed me as soon as I arrived there was literally how the locals celebrated the Feast of St. Joseph… and  I must say that it was truly profound.

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The program began with an ecumenical service at the Quirino Park at 7:00 AM.  It was followed by a procession to Sinakbang Beach where a fluvial parade was held.

After the parade, the program at the Quirino Park resumed for the Sinakbang Dance Contest… and this was when everything else just started to go beyond my expectations.

Prior to the contest proper, Sinacaban Mayor Cris E. Mahilac delivered a speech before his constituents.  I must surmise Mayor Cris E. Mahilac is a leader who has a good sense of humor and is genuinely concerned about the welfare of his people.  I was present at his municipality’s four-day celebration and I had the privilege to listen to all the speeches he delivered which, I must admit, were all truly inspiring most especially for the youth.

After Mayor Cris E. Mahilac’s speech, an intermission dance number was performed by the Tribong IP composed of indigenous people from different barangays including Barangay San Lorenzo Ruiz, Katipunan, Estrella, and Dinas.  It was a cultural dance that could well pass for any performance held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). They were spectacular!

The contest proper then began wherein the contestants also came from various barangays.  The astonishing cultural dance performances literally made my jaw drop.  I was undoubtedly impressed by everything down from the colorful costume designs up to the extraordinary props to the vibrant backdrops and to the energetic dance moves.

I bet you will also be amazed simply by looking at these photos:

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Cluster 1 : Barangays Katipunan, Estrella, Dinas, San Lorenzo Ruiz and Tipan
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Cluster 2 : Barangays Sinonoc, San Vicente, Camanse and Señor
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Cluster 3 : Barangays Cagay-Anon, Colupan Bajo, Colupan Alto & Libertad Bajo
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Cluster 4 : Barangays Poblacion, Libertad Alto, San Isidro Bajo and San Isidro Alto
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Tribong IP’s intermission number

All groups did well and the judges had a difficult time choosing the grand winner. The contestants were all great but the one that stood out was Cluster 4.

That’s not all!  Learn more about Sinacaban’s celebration of the Feast of St. Joseph in my other blog posts.  Coming soon!

 


Sinacaban is a municipality under the administration of Mayor Crisinciano E. Mahilac. It is located in the second district of Misamis Occidental, a province of Northern Mindanao (Region X) in the Republic of the Philippines.

It plays host to several tourist spots that have been further enhanced during the term of Mayor Crisinciano E. Mahilac including the Misamis Occidental Aquamarine Park, the Sinakbang Beach, and the Tipan Falls.

Such hot spots form part of the municipality’s major developments under the administration of Mayor Crisinciano E. Mahilac.


[Note: Not all photos and other information found in this site are owned by Discover Sinacaban, but are borrowed from Sinacaban Tourism Action Officer Archie G. Abuhon , Sinacaban locals and friends, and Sinacaban public officials led by Mayor Crisinciano E. Mahilac.]

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Sinacaban is a municipality under the administration of Mayor Crisinciano E. Mahilac. It is located in the second district of Misamis Occidental, a province of Northern Mindanao (Region X) in the Republic of the Philippines.


[Note: Not all photos found in this site are owned by Discover Sinacaban, but are borrowed from Sinacaban Tourism Action Officer Archie G. Abuhon , Sinacaban locals and friends, and Sinacaban public officials led by Mayor Crisinciano E. Mahilac.]

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Sinacaban is a municipality under the administration of Mayor Crisinciano E. Mahilac. It is located in the second district of Misamis Occidental, a province of Northern Mindanao (Region X) in the Republic of the Philippines.

It plays host to several tourist spots that have been further enhanced during the term of Mayor Crisinciano E. Mahilac including the Misamis Occidental Aquamarine Park, the Sinakbang Beach, and the Tipan Falls.

Such hot spots form part of the municipality’s major developments under the administration of Mayor Crisinciano E. Mahilac.


 

[Note: Not all photos and other information found in this site are owned by Discover Sinacaban, but are borrowed from Sinacaban Tourism Action Officer Archie G. Abuhon , Sinacaban locals and friends, and Sinacaban public officials led by Mayor Crisinciano E. Mahilac.]

Cheap Trails: Traveling to the Philippines on a Budget

From its natural beauty to its tropical beaches, its colorful festivities and warm hospitality, there are hundreds of reasons to come visit the Philippines.  But as if that isn’t enough, the fact is that of the many tourist destinations in the world, traveling to the Philippines is relatively affordable.  You certainly get more than your money’s worth, and to give you an idea of how far you can get by on a shoestring budget, here are a few tips on making the most of what this country has to offer on the cheap.

As you prepare for your trip, you should also assess how much money you intend to bring with you.  The best way to do this is by planning a travel itinerary.  List down all the places where you would want to go, the activities that you wish to engage in, the duration of your stay and how much you would have to spend.  You can draft your itinerary based on how much you can afford, or you can budget your funds in accordance with your schedule.

You can get a discount on your ticket price by booking your flight in advance.  There are certain holiday periods, specifically during the Lenten season, when travel fare to the Philippines tends to go up, so you should carefully consider when you want to take your trip to save money.  The best time to book your flight is between the months of July and September, which are considered as a low season for tourism.  July, in particular, has the lowest number of booked flights and is hence the cheapest month to fly to the country.

When you want to move from place to place, instead of taking a taxi, you can save a lot more by riding on one of the public utility vehicles.  You can take a tricycle, a bus, or the ever-present king of the Philippine roads, the jeepney.  The transit fare is very cheap, and if you don’t mind sharing a ride with several people, it can make for a very interesting social experience.

And social skills (as well as knowledge of a few local phrases) are certainly a very helpful traveling tool.  Make friends with the local people; Filipinos are generally known to be a friendly folk and they may be able to tip you off on cheap places to stay or eat and other discount opportunities to avail of.  Traveling in a group is also an advantage, as the more people you travel with, the less the costs will be for food, transportation and lodging.  Speaking of which, you can forego checking into an expensive five-star hotel, and instead book your accommodations at an affordable but decent guesthouse or hostel.

If you want to sample the native cuisine, you wouldn’t need to spend a few hundred pesos on fine dining.  In fact, you can look no further than the nearest street corner or public market.   Check out the various street food stalls and carinderia (eateries) for some of the best and affordable Filipino dishes.  Whether you’re craving for some local comfort food or you have a taste for something a little more exotic like barbecued chicken intestines, you’re in for a very unique dining experience at a reasonably low price.


Have you checked out the beautiful places in Sinacaban, Misamis Occidental?

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Sinacaban is a municipality under the administration of Mayor Crisinciano E. Mahilac. It is located in the second district of Misamis Occidental, a province of Northern Mindanao (Region X) in the Republic of the Philippines.

It plays host to several tourist spots that have been further enhanced during the term of Mayor Crisinciano E. Mahilac including the Misamis Occidental Aquamarine Park, the Sinakbang Beach, and the Tipan Falls.

Click here or on the image above to learn more about these beautiful places.

Such hot spots form part of the municipality’s major developments under the administration of Mayor Crisinciano E. Mahilac.


 

[Note: Not all photos found in this site are owned by Discover Sinacaban, but are borrowed from Sinacaban Tourism Action Officer Archie G. Abuhon , Sinacaban locals and friends, and Sinacaban public officials led by Mayor Crisinciano E. Mahilac.]

Mga Paksa’t Pigura Ukol sa Sinacaban, Misamis Occidental

Ang ika-limang antas na munisipalidad ng Sinacaban, na pinamumunuan ni Mayor Crisinciano E. Mahilac, ay matatagpuan sa ikalawang distrito ng Misamis Occidental, isang probinsya ng Hilagang Mindanao (Rehiyon X) sa Republika ng Pilipinas.  Itinatag ito noong Agosto 30, 1949, at may kabuuang sukat na 99.09 km2 (38.26 square miles).

Ang Sinacaban ay binubuo ng 17 mga barangay: Cagay-anon, Camanse, Colupan Alto, Colupan Bajo, Dinas, Estrella, Katipunan, Libertad Alto, Libertad Bajo, Poblacion, San Isidro Alto, San Isidro Bajo, San Vicente, Senor, Sinonoc, San Lorenzo Ruiz (Sungan), at Tipan.

Patuloy ang pagliit at paglago ng populasyon ng Sinacaban mula pa noong 1990, sa dami na 14,846 mga mamamayan, na bahagyang bumaba ng 0.14% noong 1995 sa bilang na 14,735.  Ang 1.82% pagtaas naman noong taong 2000 ay umani ng populasyon na 16,030, at sinundan ng karagdagang 0.63% noong 2007 sa dami na 16,772.  Ang pinakamataas na itinalang antas ng populasyon ay noong 2010, na lumaki ng 3.83% para sa raming 18,597 katao.  Sa ulat ng senso noong 2015, ang populasyon ay bumaba lang ng 0.21%, para sa kabuuang bilang na 18,391 na mga residente, na may densidad na 190/km2 (480 square miles).

Sa huling tala ng 2016, may 13,758 na mga rehistradong botante sa bayan ng Sinacban.  Ang kasalukuyang alkalde ay si Crisinciano E. Mahilac, at ang bise alkalde ay si Bernardino Tiu, Sr.  Ang panlalawigang gobernador ng Misamis Occidental ay si Herminia M. Ramiro, habang ang bise gobernador ay si Aurora Virginia M. Almonte.  Ang sangguniang panlalawigan ay binubuo ng sumusunod na mga miyembro: Zaldy G. Daminar, Richard T. Centino, Roy M. Yap, Lel M. Blanco, at Pablo Stephen C. Ty para sa unang distrito; Mena A. Luansing, Emetrio B. Roa, Sr., Octavio O. Parojinog, Jr., Dan M. Navarro, at Tito B. Decina para sa ikalawang distrito (kung saan kasama ang Sinacaban).

Mayroong mga 23 pampublikong paaralan sa Sinacaban, 20 sa mga ito ang nasa ilalim ng pangunahin o elementaryang edukasyon.  Sila ang mga sumusunod: Libertad Alto Elementary School, Libertad Bajo Elementary School, San Isidro Alto Elementary School, San Lorenzo Ruiz Elementary School, Cagay-Anon Elementary School, San Vicente Elementary School, Caraghanan PS, Colupan Alto Elementary School, Colupan Bajo Elementary School, Dinas Elementary School, Senor Elementary School, Sinonoc Elementary School, San Vicente ES Annex, Estrella Elementary School, San Isidro Bajo PS, Camanse Elementary School, Katipunan Elementary School, Libertad Bajo PS, Sinacaban CS, at Tipan Elementary School.

Samantala, mayroon lang 3 pampublikong haiskul sa Sinacaban.  Ito ang: St. Joseph High School, Sinonoc National High School, at Katipunan National High School.

Makikita sa Sinacaban ang dalawa sa pinaka-prominenteng pook turismo sa Misamis na labis na pinagsikapan at pinagsisikapan pa na pagyamanin ng administrasyon ni Mayor Crisinciano E. Mahilac.  Isa sa mga ito, ang Sinakbang  Beach Resort, ay isang popular na tropical resort na naikukumpara sa mga tabing-dagat ng Boracay.  Naaayon para sa mga handaan, espesyal na okasyon o bakasyong pampamilya, ito ay matatagpuan sa Barangay Poblacion, mga isang kilometro mula sa municipal hall na nakapuwesto sa lansangang-bayan.

Ang Misamis Occidental Aquamarine Park ay isang diving destination at marine mammal habitat, kung saan ang pinaka-kilalang atraksyon ay ang Dolphin Island, isang kanlungan para sa mga naisalbang dolpin kung saan sila inaalagaan hanggang sa maaari na silang pakawalang muli sa karagatan.  Ang MOAP ay mayroon ring isang wildlife park, kung saan nakalagak ang iba’t-ibang uri ng mga hayop na karamiha’y katutubo sa ating bansa.

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