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Masbate had about 250 tributes and 1000 Christian natives.In 1609, Fray Pedro de Arce, bishop-elect of Nueva Caceres, ceded the spiritual administration of Masbate to the Mitra (secular clergy).
From the chronicles of the early years of Spanish colonization, a relacion (report) about Masbate first appeared in Fray Martin de Rada‟s letter dated July 1569 to the Viceroy of New Spain (Mexico), Marquis de Falces.During the Spanish regime, San Jacinto in Ticao Island was an anchorage point for the Manila-Acapulco-Manila galleons.The course as described by the standard pilot’s guide of Cabrera Bueno was substantially that followed by nearly all the galleons.By 1600, the Spaniards had developed Mobo as a galleon shipyard and San Jacinto as a strategic port.In 1605, Masbate was officially an Augustinian Mission and its first prior was Fray Francisco Guerrero.) is an island province in the Philippines located near the middle of the nation's archipelago. The province consists of three major islands: Masbate, Ticao and Burias.
Masbate is at the crossroads of two island groups: Visayas and Luzon. However, from a bio-geographic and sociolinguistic perspective, Masbate has a stronger affiliation/connection with Visayas.
He mentioned that in a place called Masbat there were plenty of gold mines.
Other later documents such as Artieda‟s Relacion (1573) and Andres de Mirandaola‟s letter (1574) refer to a place called Masbat or Masbad.
This baptism is said to be the very first baptism in Luzon.
Fray Jimenez also built a church in Burias before he sailed on to Ibalon in 1570.
In 1700, Fray Ildefonso de la Concepcion established the settlement of Uson as a visita(barrio) of Mobo.