- Published: Tuesday, 12 March 2013 07:33
Manticao is a municipality of Misamis Oriental, located on Macajalar Bay, east of Lugait, west of Naawan, and north of the province of Bukidnon. Manticao comprises a vast array of landscapes, from coastlines to mountains, to flatlands. It is made up of 13 barangays, and as of the 2000 census, there were 24,072 inhabitants. A variety of communities live in the municipality: in the hinterlands, the predominant group is Higaunon, an indigenous tribe represented throughout Northern Mindanao, and along the coast, the majority of the population is made up of the descendants of Visayan immigrants. Both groups are for the most part Roman Catholic, although other religions represented include Seventh Day Adventist and Baptist.