Ticao Island

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Ticao
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Ticao
Location within the Philippines
Geography
Coordinates 12°31′45″N123°41′53″E / 12.52917°N 123.69806°E / 12.52917; 123.69806 Coordinates: 12°31′45″N123°41′53″E / 12.52917°N 123.69806°E / 12.52917; 123.69806
Adjacent bodies of water
Area334 km2 (129 sq mi)
Highest elevation751 ft (228.9 m)
Highest point Mount Pandan
Administration
Region Bicol Region
Province Masbate
Municipalities
Demographics
Population95,129 (as of 2015)
Ethnic groups

Ticao Island, is an island with a total land area of 334 km2 or 129 sq mi. It is one of the three major islands of Masbate province in the Philippines. It is separated from the Bicol Peninsula by the Ticao Pass. The other two major islands are Masbate Island (3,290 km2 or 1,270 sq mi) and Burias Island (424 km2 or 164 sq mi). [1]

The island is divided into the municipalities of Batuan, Monreal, San Fernando and its mother-town, San Jacinto.

San Miguel Island is located "just off the northern tip" of Ticao Island. [2]

Archaeological and Ecological Landscape and Seascape of Ticao

Isla Ticao iti Masbate Beauty of Ticao Island.jpg
Isla Ticao iti Masbate

Ticao island is known as an archaeological landscape, possessing thousands of pre-colonial artifacts such as the Baybayin-inscribed Rizal Stone, Ticao gold spike teeth, Burial jars of varying designs and sizes, jade beads, human face rock statues, and the Ticao petrographs. Much of the homes in Ticao island use these archaeological finds to design their interiors. The island is also an ecological frontier for the conservation of manta rays. The island also possesses a 'rare subspecies' of Visayan warty pig, that is almost near extinction. Penelopides panini ticaensis, or the Ticao hornbill, was a subspecies of the Visayan hornbill (Penelopides panini) known to occur only in Ticao Island. It is likely extinct in the island due to deforestation and habitat conversion.

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Masbate Province in Bicol Region, Philippines

Masbate, officially the Province of Masbate, is an island province in the Philippines located near the midsection of the nation's archipelago. Its provincial capital is Masbate City. The province consists of three major islands: Masbate, Ticao and Burias.

<i>Penelopides</i> Genus of birds

Penelopides is the genus of relatively small, primarily frugivorous hornbills restricted to forested areas of the Philippines. Their common name, tarictic hornbills, is an onomatopoetic reference to the main call of several of them. They have a ridged plate-like structure on the base of their mandible. All are sexually dimorphic: males of all species are whitish-buff and black, while females of all except the Mindoro hornbill are primarily black.

Visayan hornbill Species of bird

The Visayan hornbill is a hornbill found in rainforests on the islands of Panay, Negros, Masbate, and Guimaras, and formerly Ticao, in the Philippines. It formerly included all other Philippine tarictic hornbills as subspecies, in which case the common name of the 'combined species' was shortened to tarictic hornbill.

Mindanao hornbill Species of bird

The Mindanao hornbill, sometimes called the Mindanao tarictic hornbill, is a medium-small species of hornbill found in the canopy of rainforests on Mindanao, Dinagat, Siargao and Basilan in the southern Philippines. As is the case with all Philippine tarictic hornbills, it has been considered a subspecies of P. panini. The Samar hornbill is often included as a subspecies of the Mindanao hornbill.

Burias (island)

Burias Island is one of the three major islands of Masbate province in the Philippines. It is separated from the Bicol Peninsula by the Burias Pass. The other two major islands are Ticao Island and Masbate Island. The Island has two municipalities, Claveria and San Pascual.

Batuan, Masbate Municipality in Bicol Region, Philippines

Batuan, officially the Municipality of Batuan, is a 5th class municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 14,610 people. 

Monreal, Masbate Municipality in Bicol Region, Philippines

Monreal, officially the Municipality of Monreal, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 25,164 people. 

San Fernando, Masbate Municipality in Bicol Region, Philippines

San Fernando, officially the Municipality of San Fernando, is a 5th class municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 21,600 people. 

San Jacinto, Masbate Municipality in Bicol Region, Philippines

San Jacinto, officially the Municipality of San Jacinto, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 29,686 people. 

Samar Sea

The Samar Sea is a small sea within the Philippine archipelago, situated between the Bicol Region of Luzon and the Eastern Visayas.

Visayan warty pig Species of mammal

The Visayan warty pig is a critically endangered species in the pig genus (Sus). It is endemic to six of the Visayan Islands in the central Philippines. It is known by many names in the region with most translating into 'wild pig': baboy ihalas, baboy talonon ,baboy sulopbaboy ramo.

Luzon hornbill Species of bird

The Luzon hornbill, sometimes called Luzon tarictic hornbill, is a species of hornbill in the family Bucerotidae. It is endemic to forests on Luzon and nearby islands in the northern Philippines. As is the case with all Philippine tarictic hornbills, it has been considered a subspecies of P. panini.

Mindoro hornbill Species of bird

The Mindoro hornbill is a species of hornbill in the family Bucerotidae. It is endemic to forests on Mindoro in the Philippines. As is the case with all Philippine tarictic hornbills, it has been considered a subspecies of P. panini. It is the only tarictic hornbill where both sexes are creamy-white and black. The sexes are very similar, differing primarily in the colour of the ocular ring. It is threatened by habitat loss, and is consequently considered endangered by the IUCN. It is considered a frugivore for its diet mainly consists of fruit.

The Samar hornbill is a species of hornbill in the family Bucerotidae. It is found in forests on the islands of Samar, Calicoan, Leyte and Bohol in the east-central Philippines. As is the case with all Philippine tarictic hornbills, it has been considered a subspecies of P. panini. Alternatively, it is considered a subspecies of P. affinis.

Visayan fantail Species of bird

The Visayan fantail is a fantail endemic to the Philippines on islands of Negros, Panay, Guimaras, Masbate and Ticao. Until recently, it was considered conspecific with the blue-headed fantail and Tablas fantail.

Negros Island in the Philippines

Negros is the fourth largest and third-most populous island in the Philippines, with a total land area of 13,309 km2 (5,139 sq mi). Negros is one of the many islands that comprise the Visayas, in the central part of the country. The predominant inhabitants of the island region are mainly called Negrenses. As of 2020 census, the total population of Negros is 4,656,945 people. 

Visayan shama Species of bird

The Visayan shama is a species of bird in the family Muscicapidae. It is endemic to Ticao, Masbate, Negros, and Panay in the Philippines. It formerly considered a subspecies of the white-browed shama.

Bikol languages group of languages of the Philippines

The Bikol languages or Bicolano languages are a group of Central Philippine languages spoken mostly in the Bicol Peninsula in the island of Luzon, the neighboring island province of Catanduanes and the island of Burias in Masbate. There is a dialect continuum between the Visayan languages and the Bikol languages; the two together are called the Bisakol languages.

San Miguel Island is an island under the jurisdiction of the Philippine province of Masbate. The island has a lighthouse mounted atop a concrete tower. San Miguel Island is located "just off the northern tip" of Ticao Island.

Masbates 1st congressional district

Masbate's 1st congressional district is one of the three congressional districts of the Philippines in the province of Masbate. It has been represented in the House of Representatives since 1987. The district consists of six municipalities in the Burias and Ticao islands of northern Masbate, namely Claveria and San Pascual in Burias island, and Batuan, Monreal, San Fernando and San Jacinto in Ticao island. It is currently represented in the 18th Congress by Narciso Bravo Jr. of the National Unity Party (NUP).

References

  1. "Ticao Island". Lonely Planet.
  2. Rowthorn, C.; Bloom, G. (2006). Philippines . City guide. Lonely Planet. p.  347. ISBN   978-1-74104-289-4.