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Masbate

(mäsbä`tā), island, 1,262 sq mi (3,269 sq km), the Philippines, one of the Visayan Islands, S of SE Luzon. Gold, which has been mined there for centuries, is still produced in quantity; copper is also mined. The densely populated coastal plains are intensively cultivated. The town of Masbate is the island's trading center.

Masbate

 

an island in the central part of the Philippine Archipelago. Area, 3,270 sq km; elevation, to 697 m. It has tropical monsoonal forests. Rice, tobacco, corn, coconut palm, and sugarcane are grown. In the southern part of the island there is livestock breeding. Masbate has deposits of gold, manganese ore, and coal. The main city is Masbate.

Masbate

1. an island in the central Philippines, between Negros and SE Luzon: agricultural, with resources of gold, copper, and manganese. Pop. (Masbate province): 707 668 (2000). Area: 4045 sq. km (1562 sq. miles)
2. the capital of this island, a port in the northeast. Pop.: 71 441 (2000)
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F), Announces: Negotiations with the landowners and small scale mine stakeholders at Gango Gold Rush Site in Bukidnon Province and Aroroy Gold Project in Masbate Province near XYZ Mine Site have been concluded.
Bodies of Carlota Senga, 50, of Baleno, Masbate province and Erlinda Julditado, 58, from Metro Manila's suburban Pasig City, were found hours after MV Our Lady of Fatima sank off Burias Island in Masbate at five Friday morning, Senior Police Officer Armando Habibon of Masbate, police said.
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F), announces the positive results of laboratory assays done by McPhar Geoservices (Philippines) on ore samples from the Aroroy Gold Rush Site in Masbate Province very near XYZ mine, revealing average gold content of 44 grams Au per ton of ore.
Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Edilberto Adan, head of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) Commission, has began investigation of the drone found off Tacdugan, San Jacinto town in Masbate province on Sunday.
Roxas replaced the late interior secretary Jesse Robredo who died last month in a plane crash in Masbate province that also killed two other people.