Masbate is an island province of the Philippines located in the Bicol Region. The island of Masbate lies exactly at the center of the Philippine archipelago. Its capital is Masbate City.
Masbate-Masbate-Mandaon. Photo by jbeaulieu
Masbate consists of three major islands: Masbate, Ticao and Burias. The general surface configuration of the province ranges from slightly undulating to rolling and from hilly to mountainous.
Masbate is endowed with rich natural resources. In line with its agriculture are other industries such as large farming, livestock and poultry raising. Along its coastal areas, fishing industry predominates. Agricultural lands are planted with rice, corn, rootcrops and coconut.