Bombon, Camarines Sur

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Bombon
Municipality
Municipal hall
Municipal hall
Map of Camarines Sur showing the location of Bombon
Map of Camarines Sur showing the location of Bombon
Bombon is located in Philippines
Bombon
Bombon
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°41′N 123°12′E / 13.683°N 123.200°E / 13.683; 123.200Coordinates: 13°41′N 123°12′E / 13.683°N 123.200°E / 13.683; 123.200
Country Philippines
Region Bicol (Region V)
Province Camarines Sur
District 2nd district
Barangays 8
Government[1]
 • Mayor Luisa DC. Angeles
Area[2]
 • Total 28.73 km2 (11.09 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 15,437
 • Density 540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4404
Dialing code 54
Income class 4th class; partially urban

Bombon is a fourth class municipality in the province of Camarines Sur, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 15,437 people.[3]

History[edit]

Like any other municipalities in the province, the town of Bombon also started as a mere barrio or "visita". It was dependent on the town of the ancient Quipayo for nearly 240 years, now a mere barangay of Calabanga town. It finally gained its independence during the arrival of the Americans on February 11, 1900. This taste of freedom was, however, momentary for after the establishment of the Civil Government occurred in the Philippines in the year 1903, Bombon was ceded to the municipality of Calabanga .

The municipality of Bombon also became a barrio of Magarao, now another town in the second district. For more than forty years of waiting, it was finally given its proclamation as a town by virtue of Executive Order (EO) 251 dated July 27, 1949 signed by the former President Elpidio Quirino.The mayor at the time was Jose Buenagua Sr, whose son Jose Buenagua Jr went on to be the Provincial Engineer of Albay. Jose Jr now resides in Scottsdale AZ. He had also two daughters, Irene Buenagua Fernandez and Lydia Buenagua Guerrero, both retired teachers, and three other sons, Salvador, Melchor, and Diogenes Buenagua who are all still residing in Bombon. The acquired independence continued permanently and it served well its constituents.

The Leaning Bell Tower, dubbed as the country's own version of Italy 's Leaning Tower of Pisa, found in this municipality serves as a major historical attraction.

Barangays[edit]

Bombon is politically subdivided into 8 barangays.[2]

  • San Antonio
  • San Francisco
  • San Isidro (Pob.)
  • San Jose (Pob.)
  • Pagao (San Juan)
  • San Roque (Pob.)
  • Siembre
  • Santo Domingo

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Bombon
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 10,874 —    
1995 11,739 +1.44%
2000 12,843 +1.95%
2007 14,083 +1.28%
2010 15,437 +3.40%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][4]

Literacy Rate:

  • 97.75% in both rural as well as urban areas
  • Almost half of the population 5 years and older have reached elementary grade and about 25.8% have finished high school

Work and Labor Force:

  • 15 years and older - about 3,590 or 55% are in the active labor force while the remaining 45% are schooling, disabled, or home caretaker
  • Majority (3,590) of the population in the active force are gainfully employed with only 158 as unemployed
  • Agriculture and its complementary industries are the major sources of employment

Languages:

  • 98% considers Bikol as the first dialect spoken
  • Tagalog: 1.67%
  • English language as second language

Religion:

  • Approximately ninety five percent (95%) of the population is Roman Catholics
  • 5% subdivided into the different modern sects of religion such as the Iglesia ni Cristo, UCCP, Aglipay, Born Again, Jehovah's Witnesses, Seventh Day Adventist and other forms religious affiliation

Housing:

  • 71% of the total housing units are considered single dwelling and it is mostly made-up

of concrete and semi-permanent materials

  • Shanties or "barong-barong" accounts to about 29% of the total number of housing units

Economy[edit]

Agricultural Sector

  • Major Crops:
    • Active agricultural area: About 3,978.7580 hectares
    • Mostly planted with rice either irrigated, rainfed or upland rice
      • Irrigated paddy rice has an estimated area of about 1,028.75 hectares while rainfed and upland rice occupies about 564.87 and 33 hectares, respectively
      • Corn areas comprise 38.75 hectares and sugarcane has 118.18 hectares
  • Livestock and Poultry Production
    • As of 1999, area has an estimated animal population of about 6,374 heads
      • 3,740 or 59% are poultry and 2,634 or 41% are livestock
      • Chicken has an aggregate number of 2,567 and ducks with 1,053 heads
      • Major livestock raise is swine with 1,850 heads while carabao and sheep/goat have 176 and 203 heads, respectively

Public services[edit]

Health

  • Health facilities consist of the following:
    • 1 Rural Health Unit
    • 1 barangay station

Education

  • 7 elementary schools
  • 2 public high school

Protection and Security

  • Current police ratio to the population is 1:1,363

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: CAMARINES SUR". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 3 January 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 3 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Province of Camarines Sur". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 

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