San Jose Airport and Control Tower, Occidental Mindoro


Lapu-Lapu The first Filipino Hero

The McGuire Airstrip which was abandoned by the Allied Forces in 1945 was converted into a commercial airport by the government. (Now called San José Airport)

Since the airport is located in San Roque, a concrete road from the center of San Jose to the runway was constructed by the national government. In addition, the road at the center of the barrio and other parts of the place was made concrete by the late Congressman Pedro Mendiola, Sr.

Through the efforts of the late Congressman Pedro Medalla. Sr., the wooden bridge over Pandurucan River was replaced with a concrete one, in 1967. The bridge hastened the economic growth of San Roque.

The city center can be reached by tricycle from the airport - about 5 kilometers. PAL Express and Cebu Pacific Airlines have daily flights to/from Manila. The flight time is about 45 minutes.

There are several banks that have ATMs. Metrobank (Sikatuna St.) and PNB (Philippine National Bank) - (Corner Quirino and M.H. del Pilar Streets) change travellers cheques.

Reference: HISTORY OF SAN JOSE by Rudy Candelario. (

Mindoro Occidental
Tabernacle of Praise, Barangay Sanguniang

Iglesia ni Christo - Barsngay Pag-Asa
Returning from school?
A small street in Barangay Pag-Asa
Preparing vegetables for a meal
A small restaurant in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
Jolibee, Rizal St. Brgy 6, Poblacion , San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
Kusina Restaurant and Videoke, Sikatuna St. San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
Philippine Rotary Club's 4 Way Test
Rotary club of San Jose, Mindoro
South bank of the Pandurucan River
Houses on the North Bank of the Pandurucan River
Tricycle traffic on the Pandurucan bridge, San Jose, Mindoro
A motorbike behind the San Jose Market
Rosario Filipinas Protective and Investigative Agency
Occidental Mindoro National College - Murals
Poblacion 5 Barangay Hall, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
Occidental Mindoro National College
Western Union, 3 Kids Building, Rizal Street, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
Jazmine Royale Hotel, Marketplace, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
San Jose Airport, Occidental Mindoro and the statue of a Tamaraw