- one of the central islands of the Philippines. 1262 sq. mi. (3269 sq. km).
- a city on this island.
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They appear in considerable numbers in Masbate, Negros and elsewhere in the archipelago.The Philippines Past and Present (Volume 2 of 2)
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In that he did excellent work and obtained much fruit in Masbate.
They founded their headquarters in Mobo,66 a famous village of Masbate.
Masbate, the largest, has traces of gold and some fine copper mines, but the gold has never paid well.
Masbate is sixty leguas from Manila, in a latitude lying between twelve and thirteen degrees.
- an island in the central Philippines, between Negros and SE Luzon: agricultural, with resources of gold, copper, and manganese. Pop (Masbate province): 707 668 (2000). Area: 4045 sq km (1562 sq miles)
- the capital of this island, a port in the northeast. Pop: 71 441 (2000)