San Jose Municipal Hall, Occidental Mindoro


A statue of Rizal in front of the San Jose Municipal Hall, Occidental Mindoro

My decision to accompany Myrna to San José was only made the night before taking the plane. My only reference was a Lonely Planet guide to the Philippines.

Thus my three day visit was more of a series of random walks rather than following a fixed plan.

The guide book states:
"SAN JOSÉ - pop. 111,009 - The southernmost town in Mindoro Occidental, San José is notable for having an airport and that's about it."

I hope that the few pages I have prepared, from my brief visit to San José, indicates that there is more depth to San José than what the guide book indicates.

The municipality of San José has approved a P430 million budget for 2011: continued => RHS

Construction work on the San Jose Municipal Hall


Among the infrastructure projects to be implemented for the year (2011) are the new two-storey public market, new municipal police station, improvement of the municipal gymnasium, improvement of the municipal park, Acacia Park and Children’s Playground, uniform food stalls, grand terminal, improvement of the municipal plaza, Aroma Beachwalk, Hall of Justice, and several barangay and farm-to-market roads. Mini piers are also set for construction to aid in the inter-island tourism activities in the area.

Reference: THE MINDORO POST San Jose approves P430M budget
January 15, 2011

Dedication - Liberation Monument

Liberation Monument - San Jose Municipal Park, Mindoro
Kurungan ng walang disiplina
Sulong bagong San Jose - PNP Police Station
Ruins at San Jose Municipal Park
Stage in San Jose Municipal Park
A childrens' playground in Acacia Park next to the Municipal Park in San Jose
A couple at San Jose Municipal Park
'Magic Voyager'
Tricycle - timber delivery
A decorative tower in San Jose Municipal Park, Occidental Mindoro
A water tank at the Municipal Center - San Jose - Mindoro
A welcome sign to the San Jose Municipal Park
Our Home, Our Heart, Our Pride
'Muloy at Work' - San Jose Central Park and Municipal Hall