GEO-PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICSLocation and Area
The Municipality of Gloria has a total land area of 28,029 hectares. It is about 76 km away from the province capital, Calapan City.
Bounded on the north by the Municipality of Pinamalayan, on the south by the Municipality of Bansud, on the west by the Province of Occidental Mindoro, and on the east by Tablas Strait
Bulaklakan, Maligaya, Kawit, Narra, Balete, Lucio Laurel, G. Antonino, Sta Maria and Banus are the barangays along the Strong Republic Nautical Highway
Tambong, San Antonio, Sta Theresa, Guimbonan, Maragooc and Agsalin are the interior barangays on the eastern part of the municipality
Bonifacio, Alma Villa, Agos, Malamig Buong Lupa, Papandungin, M. Adriatico, Malubay, Mirayan, Banutan, Malayong and Manguyang are the barangays on the town’s western portion
Major portion of the entire municipality is comprised of plain areas
The terrain that extends from the southwestern part of the locality running towards the western direction to the boundary separating Oriental and Occidental Mindoro is, on the other hand, composed of rolling hills and rugged mountains.
Gloria falls under Climatic Type III, i.e. no pronounced maximum rain period with a short dry season lasting from one to three months; areas of this type are partly shielded from the northeast monsoon and are also benefited by rainfall caused by tropical cyclones.
Heavy downpours of rain occur in June, July, September, October and November
Minimal rainfall occurs in May, December, February, March and April
The wettest months are June and July
The driest months are March to April
The coldest months are December and February with temperature ranging from 23.0°C and 23.3°C
The month of May has the highest temperature of 33.5°C
Wind direction shifts about four (4) times a year; the northeast monsoon prevails from August to December of the year and continues from January to March of the following year; in April , wind direction is east to northeast; in May and June, it blows from southeast; finally, it becomes easterly in October
Source: Municipal SEPP, 2001