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Santa Cruz Occidental Mindoro Tourism - A Paradise So True, The Treasures Are Me & You

Santa Cruz, Occidental Mindoro, Philippines - tourism and vacation, tourist destination.  (Sta. Cruz, officially the Municipality of Santa Cruz (Tagalog: Bayan ng Santa Cruz), is a 1st class municipality in the province of Occidental Mindoro, Philippines. It was formerly known as Talabasi during the precolonial era. 


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0:00 Welcome to Sta. Cruz Occidental Mindoro

2:06 Taklala Falls 

2:42 Grand Creek Hotel & Resort

3:02 Native Delicacies

3:35 Dayaw Dance Troupe

4:04 Holy Cross Parish - Sta. Cruz

4:14 Carindan Lake

4:55 Alangan Tribe (Mangyan)

5:07 Salagan Bridge / Salagan River

5:19 Wawa Estuary

5:30 Mulawin Bayside

5:44 Sitio Mendiola

5:49 Pagbahan Bridge


Santa Cruz - Province of Occidental Mindoro. Sta. Cruz is a coastal municipality in the province of Occidental Mindoro. The municipality has a land area of 681.40 square kilometers or 263.09 square miles which constitutes 11.62% of Occidental Mindoro's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 37,484. This represented 7.69% of the total population of Occidental Mindoro province, or 1.26% of the overall population of the MIMAROPA region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 55 inhabitants per square kilometer or 142 inhabitants per square mile.


Santa Cruz Occ. Mindoro History  - History of the Town of Santa Cruz

The original name of Sta. Cruz prior to the coming of the Spaniards to the Philippines was Talabasi.  In the old map of Mindoro presumably sketched by an unknown Chinese trader, this name appeared in the place where Sta. Cruz is located at present.  According to the indigenous people, in their dialect, talabasi was the name of a kind of medicinal plant during the early days.


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Arawatan Festival, tampok sa pagdiriwang ng Anibersaryo ng Occidental Mindoro  

“ARAWATAN” is a native term among the Mangyan that connotes “unity”, “cooperation” and “helping each other”. This is an annual historic event in Occidental Mindoro where the people of this province of various religious congregations, beliefs, and political differences, varying ethnically & indigenous people, customs and traits are strongly “unified.” Each year, the people of Occidental Mindoro, the students, professionals, businessmen, government officials, together with the rural folks and indigenous people participate in the activities. The usual celebration highlights exhibition of this province natural attractions, agricultural, coastal and marine products, street dancing, fairs, sports, competition, parade of beauties and recognition to achievers or outstanding performers of the province. It is celebrated every 11th day of November in celebration of the Province of Occidental Mindoro’s founding anniversary.






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