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Websitewww.misocc.gov.ph
Income Class: 2nd
Capital: OROQUIETA
Total Cities: 3
Total Municipalities: 14
Total Barangays: 490
Legal Basis: RA No. 3537
Creation Date: 0000-00-00
Land Area: 205,522 (Hectares)
Brief Historyhttp://misocc.gov.ph/2013/12/27/brief-history/
Major Dialect: Cebuano, Subanen, En
Zip Code: 7207
Area Code: 88
Description: The name “Misamis” is believed to have been derived from the Subano word “Kuyamis” which is a variety of sweeto coconut – the staple food of the early settlers in this place. During the years the name persisted as an inference of the geographical location and upon the advent of the Spanish settlers, the word “kuyamis” easily gave way to the more convenient pronounceable but corrupted word “Misamis”.
Wikipediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misamis_Occidental

Local Officials

 PositionName
 PROVINCIAL GOVERNORPHILIP TIU TAN
 PROVINCIAL VICE-GOVERNORAURORA VIRGINIA MAG-USARA ALMONTE
 SANGGUNIANG PANLALAWIGAN MEMBERLEL MARIANO BLANCO
  RUVY DANIEL ALA
  WINSTON VILLANUEVA CATANE
  ROSANNE MARIE LASTA PAYLAGA-LIM
  AGNES CARABAL VILLANUEVA
  TITO BARANGAN DECINA
  ELSA FUENTES NAVARRO
  EMETERIO BARIL ROA
  HEINJIE BAEL ESTAÑO
  NEMESIO DELA PEÑA LAHAYLAHAY