Bagac

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Bagac
Municipality
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Official seal of Bagac
Seal
Map of Bataan showing the location of Bagac
Map of Bataan showing the location of Bagac
Bagac is located in Philippines
Bagac
Bagac
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°36′N 120°24′E / 14.600°N 120.400°E / 14.600; 120.400Coordinates: 14°36′N 120°24′E / 14.600°N 120.400°E / 14.600; 120.400
Country  Philippines
Region Central Luzon (Region III)
Province Bataan
District 2nd District
Founded 1866
Barangays 14
Government[1]
 • Mayor Rommel V. del Rosario (National Unity)
 • Vice Mayor Guillermo C. Mendoza, Jr. (NPC)
Area[2]
 • Total 231.20 km2 (89.27 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 25,568
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2107
Dialing code 47
Income class 3rd class

Bagac is a third class municipality in the province of Bataan, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 25,568 people.[3] With an area of 23,120 hectares (231.2 km2), Bagac is the largest municipality in the province of Bataan.[2]

Bagac is off Exit 60 of Bataan Provincial Expressway.

Barangays[edit]

Bagac is politically subdivided into 14 barangays.

  • Bagumbayan (Pob.)
  • Banawang
  • Binuangan
  • Binukawan
  • Ibaba (Poblacion)
  • Ibis
  • Pag-asa (Wawa-Sibacan)
  • Parang
  • Paysawan
  • Quinawan
  • San Antonio
  • Saysain
  • Tabing-Ilog (Pob.)
  • Atilano L. Ricardo

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Bagac
Year Pop.   ±% p.a.  
1990 18,241 —    
1995 20,906 +2.76%
2000 22,353 +1.35%
2007 24,202 +1.14%
2010 25,568 +1.85%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

Places of interest[edit]

  • Bagac Friendship Tower. The monument, symbolizing the renewed friendship between Japan and the Philippines after the events of World War II, was erected by Risshō Kōsei Kai, a Japanese Buddhist organization. The tower was inaugurated on April 8, 1975 and is located about 200 m (660 ft) from where the Bataan Death March started. The 27-metre (89 ft) high tower is composed of three pillars interconnected by several multi-layer rings. It located at the junction of the Gov. Linao National Road and the road to the Bagac town proper.[4]
  • Las Casas Filipinas de Açúzar. This is a heritage park built by José "Gerry" Acuzar, owner of the New San Jose Builders and history art collector. Inside this heritage park is a collection of Spanish Colonial buildings and stone houses (bahay na bato in Tagalog), planned to resemble a settlement reminiscent of the period. These houses were carefully transplanted from different parts of the Philippines and rehabilitated to their former splendor.

Popular culture[edit]

  • The Ciudad Real de Acuzar Heritage Park was the location of the TV Show Zorro of GMA Network.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: BATAAN". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Friendship Tower in the Philippines". Rissho Kosei-kai. Archived from the original on July 30, 2007. Retrieved September 9, 2007. 

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