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Mindoro

(mĭndô`rō), island (1990 pop. 832,642), 3,759 sq mi (9,736 sq km), 7th largest of the Philippines, SW of Luzon. Its mountainous interior rises to c.8,500 ft (2,590 m) at Mt. Halcon. What little arable land there is on the island is devoted largely to subsistence farming. Coal is mined, and lumbering is an important industry. Puerto Gabera is a well-known beach area.

Mindoro

 

an island in the Philippines. Area, 9,800 sq km. It has a mountainous terrain, and the highest massifs are Mount Halcon (2,582 m) in the northwest and Mount Baco (2,488 m) in the central part. The mountains are composed of granite, diorite, schist, and sedimentary rock. A hilly plain extends along the coast.

The climate is subequatorial and monsoonal. In the east rainfall is even throughout the year, but in the west there is a dry season in winter and spring. Damp tropical and monsoonal forests are found on the slopes, and mangrove forests grow in places along the coast. The coastal plain is tilled (rice, sugarcane, and coconut palms). Fishing and gold mining are also important. The principal cities are Calapan and Mamburao.

Mindoro

a mountainous island in the central Philippines, south of Luzon. Pop.: 912 000 (1995 est.). Area: 9736 sq. km (3759 sq. miles)
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There were 74 identified retcipients of the vaccine from the provinces of Marinduque, Oriental Mindoro with Occidental Mindoro having the most number of vaccine recipients.
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Said proclamation mandates to implement special programs that would uplift awareness of all concerned the importance of caring the Tamaraw, an animal similar to a carabao which can only be found in the island provinces of Oriental and Occidental Mindoro.
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As previously announced, in July 2001, the Company's license to develop a significant portion of the Mindoro nickel project was unexpectedly cancelled by the Philippine government without due process and with no legal basis.
CALAPAN CITY, Oriental Mindoro - In less than a month since the assumption of a new regional director, the Police Regional Office- MIMAROPA apprehended 249 persons, mostly illegal- drug offenders, as part of intensified anti-crime campaign in the region.
They are no longer cops (and) they no longer report here,' Tolentino said from the regional police headquarters in Calapan City in Oriental Mindoro province.