Brooke's, Palawan (History, Barangays, General Information)

Brooke’s Point is a 1st class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines. Named after Sir James Brooke, the municipality has become famous for its promotion of ecotourism. It is also famous for holding a world record, as the biggest pearl in the world, known as the Pearl of Lao Tzu, was found in its waters.
According to the August 2007 census, it has an estimated population of 58,537.

Brief History
Brooke’s Point was formerly called Bonbon. It was named after the English explorer Sir James Brooke who discovered the town and helped the early settlers.

Brooke’s Point is politically subdivided into 18 barangays.

  • Samariñana was separated from Tanionbog in 1954.[2]
  • Amas
  • Aribungos
  • Barong-barong
  • Calasaguen
  • Imulnod
  • Ipilan
  • Maasin
  • Mainit
  • Malis
  • Mambalot
  • Oring-oring
  • Pangobilian
  • Poblacion I
  • Poblacion II
  • Salogon
  • Samariñana
  • Saraza – formerly Taniongbobog[3]
  • Tubtub

General Information
Area (sq. kms.): 829.50
Population (2000): 48,928
No. of Barangays:18
Income Class:Fourth
Zip Code:53
Area Code: 048

Festivals
March 19 (St. Joseph, the Husband of Mary)

Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooke%27s_Point,_Palawan

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