Occupying the eastern side of the island with the same name, Oriental Mindoro falls under MIMAROPA Region in Luzon. It is composed of 14 municipalities and 1 city, Calapan City which is also the provincial capital.
Oriental Mindoro is home to the 18th highest mountain in the Philippines Mount Halcon and the 5th largest lake, Lake Naujan. Calapan City holds the yearly Sanduguan Festival, a commemoration of the prehistoric trade relations between the natives of the island and Chinese merchants. Puerto Galera, the province’s top crowd drawer, has beaches comparable to that of Boracay.
Aside from the vast numbers of natural wonders , Oriental Mindoro is also called as the “Rice Granary” and “Fruit Basket of Southern Tagalog”. Its indigenous people are the hardworking Mangyans.