The Municipality of Mansalay
Mansalay, officially the Municipality of Mansalay, is located at the south of Bongabong and north of Bulalacao. It is 135 kilometres (84 mi) from Calapan.
Mansalay was formerly a barrio of Mangarin during Spanish times. Its name was derived from the Mangyan words un man malay which means “I don’t know.” In 1905, it was consolidated with Bulalacao, Caluya, Managarin and Tikling with the seat in Bulalacao. Mansalay became a separate municipality during the term of Cong. Mariano P. Leuterio.
The town is famous for its weaving industry. It has a small secondary airport located at Wasig. It has a 3,200-ft. long unpaved runway and can accommodate small to medium-size aircraft for charter and private flights. This town is notable for its indigenous Mangyan population
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446.62 km2 (172.44 sq mi)
120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Palakaya-Mansalenses is most dedicated to the immeasurable yields of the seas, where the townsfolk largely depended for living since earlier time. Hence, Palakaya (fishing) and Mansalenses (the people) is a festive offering beyond the boundaries of the shores.
Tourism Sites in Mansalay
- Matang Pugita and Lamak River/Waterfalls
- Palaypay Burial Ground and Palaypay
- Diit River
- Lanao Sigong River Mansalay Bay Bugtong Bato Point Mangyan Virgin Cave
- Acacia Park and Mountain View
- Buktot and Kasabangan White Sand Beaches
- Bait Mangyan Village in Brgy. Panaytayan
- Burial Cave in Balanga Mangyan Culture (settlement) Municipal Museum
- Wasig Airport Turtle Sanctuary Mansalay Eco Park
- Mansalay Municipal Port