creation of the municipality of Calintaan was first introduced though an Act of
Congress, under the House Bill No. 1133 on 18 June 1966. The municipality of
Calintaan was finally created through Republic Act No. 4732 which was signed
into law by then President Ferdinand Marcos. The late Congressman Pedro O.
Medalla, worked hard and gave all his best efforts for the passage of the bill.
Calintaan is one of eleven (11) municipalities of the
province of Occidental Mindoro. The municipality is adjacent the China Sea, and
situated between the municipalities of Sablayan and Rizal. Calintaan was
formerly a part of the municipality of Sablayan.
According to reliable sources, the name of the municipality
was once San Miguel derived from its patron saint. When the third immigrants
from Panay Island arrived in the municipality they discovered the fresh water
worm known in English term as Leech. It is commonly called by the Visayans as
Linta. When asked by their friends, when they returned to Panay Island, as to
where they had been – the response was “from the barrio of Calintaan”. The
municipality, thus, retained the name.
The municipality of Calintaan is composed of seven (7)
barangays, namely: Poblacion, Iriron, Concepcion, Malpalon, Poypoy, New Dagupan,
and Tanyag. The natural resources and assets of these barangays remain
undeveloped and untapped. Barangays Poblacion, Concepcion and Iriron are coastal
barangays, whereas, Barangays Poypoy, Tanyag, New Dagupan and Malpalon are
inland barangays with wide agricultural and forest lands.
Agricultural land production is rather high due to the
numerous rivers that provides more than enough water for irrigation purposes.
The four (4) major rivers that traverses Calintaan includes Lumintao, Anahawin,
Patay-Ilog and Nagapi rivers.
of the Philippines
Province of Occidental Mindoro
Municipality of Calintaan
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LILY R. ESTOYA
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