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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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Tropical depression 'Urduja' left one dead and eight persons missing as heavy rain caused flash floods and landslides in several towns in Masbate province, reports from the Masbate Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) said.
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.
Power lines were down in Masbate province as Tropical Storm 'Urduja' continued to pour heavy rains over Southern Luzon and Visayas.
Legazpi City, Albay -- The regional office of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) here confirmed yesterday the suspension of the census operations in five barangays covered by two municipalities in Masbate province due to armed conflicts.
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.
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