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San Jose

A melting pot of culture and history, San Jose is home to Visayans, Batangueños, Bicolanos, and Ilocanos. San Jose, Occidental Mindoro has the largest airport and is the biggest commercial center in the province. The current swelling of its population is due to the growing migrants from different parts of the country especially from Palawan.

San Jose is named after the Virgin Mary’s husband, Saint Joseph.

Catering to all sorts of businesses, this town is teeming with economy and is busy with life. The urban municipality, however, still relies on its natural resources and is still heavily depend on their agriculture to keep afloat. Livestock and poultry growing, and aquaculture are also considered major industries in the city.

They grow and sell lapu-lapu, milkfish, and prawn. It’s their leading produce exported to different parts of the country. Perhaps the reason to San Jose’s thriving economy is its history. Back in the day, Chinese traders used to do business in this part of Occidental Mindoro. Remnants of that past probably had something to do with how San Jose is today.

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