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San Jose, Occidental Mindoro

San Jose Occidental Mindoro
Full nameSan Jose
Native name langfil
Settlement typeMunicipality
RegionMIMAROPA (Region IV-B)
ProvinceOccidental Mindoro
DistrictLone District of Occidental Mindoro
MayorHon. Jose Tapales Villarosa
Total Area213 sq mi (551.93 km2)
Total Population111009 (2007)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zonePST (UTC+8)
Income class1st class municipality

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San Jose is a 1st class municipality in the province of Occidental Mindoro, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 111,009 people in 22,464 households. According to the 2007 census, the population increased to 118,807 people.

San Jose is considered the main commercial port in the province. It is named after its patron saint, St. Joseph, the husband of Mary. Most of the people are Visayans, Batangueños and Ilocanos.

San Jose is the center of entertainment and business in the province. Major banks such as Philippine National Bank (PNB), United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB), Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), Allied Bank, Metrobank, Landbank, Philippine Veterans Bank, have local branches and even fast food chain Jollibee has started operations in San Jose. Mr. Donut has started to operate too. Telecommunication services are provided by Digital Telecommunications (Digitel), Smart Communications, Globe, RCPI, and Piltel. Numerous internet cafes are also available mainly in the poblacion area. Major schools in the province include Divine Word College, Montessori de San Jose, Philippine Central Islands College (PCIC), I-NET Asia Technological School, Inc. and the Occidental Mindoro State College.

The population growth currently experienced by San Jose is attributed to a growing number of migrants.

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