Bien Unido, Bohol

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Bien Unido
Municipality
Map of Bohol showing the location of Bien Unido
Map of Bohol showing the location of Bien Unido
Bien Unido is located in Philippines
Bien Unido
Bien Unido
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°08′N 124°23′E / 10.133°N 124.383°E / 10.133; 124.383Coordinates: 10°08′N 124°23′E / 10.133°N 124.383°E / 10.133; 124.383
Country Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Bohol
District 2nd district of Bohol
Founded 1981
Barangays 15
Government[1]
 • Mayor Niño Rey Boniel
 • Vice Mayor Petronilo Justiniane
Area[1]
 • Total 44.82 km2 (17.31 sq mi)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 25,796
 • Density 580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6326
Dialing code 38
Income class 4th class

Bien Unido is a fourth class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 25,796 people.

The principal industries of the town are fishing, farming and mat-weaving. Fish is sold to Cebu and mats are sold to Mindanao, Leyte and also to Cebu.

Bien Unido is 108 kilometres (67 mi) and is approximately 3 hours from Tagbilaran City by land transportation. By ferry-land, it is approximately 4 hours from Cebu City following the Cebu-Talibon-Bien Unido route.

Barangays[edit]

Bien Unido is politically subdivided into 15 barangays.

  • Bilangbilangan Dako
  • Bilangbilangan Diot
  • Hingotanan East
  • Hingotanan West
  • Liberty
  • Malingin
  • Mandawa
  • Maomawan
  • Nueva Esperanza
  • Nueva Estrella
  • Pinamgo
  • Poblacion (Bien Unido Proper)
  • Puerto San Pedro (Lawis)
  • Sagasa
  • Tuboran

History[edit]

In an executive order in 1935 two sitios in the northern Trinidad were united into one barangay and was given the name of Bien Unido, a Spanish word which means "well united". In order to hasten its economic, social, cultural and political upliftments the people of Barangay Bien Unido aspire for independence and wanted to become a municipality. This longtime dream of the residents which started in 1965 became a reality when in 1981, it was approved by Batasang Pambansa Blg.93 through the efforts of then Assemblyman Bartolomeo Cabangbang and Eutiquio Cimafranca. This makes Bien Unido the youngest of all municipalities in Bohol.

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Bien Unido
Year Pop.   ±% p.a.  
1990 19,047 —    
1995 19,185 +0.14%
2000 22,176 +2.94%
2007 23,412 +0.78%
2010 25,796 +3.29%
Source: National Statistics Office[2][3]

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