Bacong, Negros Oriental

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Municipality of Bacong
St. Augustine Church, Bacong, Negros Oriental
St. Augustine Church, Bacong, Negros Oriental
Map of Negros Oriental with Bacong highlighted
Map of Negros Oriental with Bacong highlighted
Bacong is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 9°15′N 123°17′E / 9.25°N 123.28°E / 9.25; 123.28Coordinates: 9°15′N 123°17′E / 9.25°N 123.28°E / 9.25; 123.28
Country Philippines
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceNegros Oriental
District3rd district of Negros Oriental
Barangays22 (see Barangays)
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorJocelyn Alviola
 • Vice MayorLenin P. Alviola
 • Electorate19,940 voters (2016)
 • Total40.30 km2 (15.56 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total36,527
 • Density910/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code6216
IDD:area code+63 (0)35
Climate typeTropical climate
Income class4th municipal income class
Revenue (₱)91,715,678.37 (2016)
Native languagesCebuano

Bacong, officially the Municipality of Bacong, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 36,527 people.[3]

Bacong was the hometown of the Visayan hero of the Philippine Revolution, Pantaleon Villegas, better known as León Kilat.


Bacong is politically subdivided into 22 barangays.

  • Balayagmanok
  • Banilad
  • Buntis
  • Buntod
  • Calangag
  • Combado
  • Doldol
  • Isugan
  • Liptong
  • Lutao
  • Magsuhot
  • Malabago
  • Mampas
  • North Poblacion
  • Sacsac
  • San Miguel
  • South Poblacion
  • Sulodpan
  • Timbanga
  • Timbao
  • Tubod
  • West Poblacion


The Province’s first town to the south of the capital may be its smallest, but it has some big things going for it. Its church of San Agustin, for one, has Oriental Negros’ tallest belfry, oldest main altar with gold-leafing and painted friezes, and a pipe organ from Zaragoza, Spain, installed in 1898 shortly before the revolution against Spain broke out in Oriental Negros. The only other pipe organ of similar provenance is found in Bohol. With its reasonably well-preserved complex including churchyard and convent (ca 1850), San Agustin of Bacong is one of the 26 colonial churches all over the country selected for restoration by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.

Bacong’s historical importance is well-monumented: it is the birthplace of Negros Oriental’s hero and only Katipunero – General Pantaleon Villegas, aka Leon Kilat, whose birthday is celebrated every July 27. Barrio Isugan was site of a battle between Filipino and American soldiers.

Beginning the Second World War, Japanese Imperial forces were entered and occupied in Bacong in 1942. Filipino soldiers and guerrillas were encounter by the Japanese Imperial forces start the conflicts from 1942 to 1945 during occupation. When Allied forces liberated in Bacong was fought against the Japanese Occupation until the end in World War II in 1945. The general headquarters of the Philippine Commonwealth Army and Philippine Constabulary was active in 1945 to 1946 in Bacong during and aftermath in World War II.

Points of touristic interest are a string of beaches the length of the Bacong shoreline, sinamay hand looms, and the Negros Oriental Arts and Heritage (NOAH) which produces export quality stone craft furniture, jewel boxes and fashion accessories.

One of the town’s bigger barangays, San Miguel, marks its local fiesta with a unique Sinulog de San Miguel, where the archangel and his heavenly army are depicted battling the forces of evil.[4]


Population census of Bacong
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 9,678—    
1918 10,094+0.28%
1939 10,644+0.25%
1948 8,676−2.25%
1960 10,592+1.68%
1970 12,065+1.31%
1975 13,368+2.08%
1980 13,123−0.37%
1990 16,384+2.24%
1995 19,177+2.99%
2000 23,219+4.19%
2007 28,310+2.77%
2010 32,286+4.90%
2015 36,527+2.38%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6][7]


Public High Schools[8][edit]

School Name Location
Buntod National High School Buntod
Ong Che Tee - Bacong National High School Sacsac
San Miguel National High School San Miguel
Isugan National High School Isugan (Planned)
Magsuhot National High School Magsuhot (Planned)

Private Schools[edit]

School Name Location
Bacong Holy Family High School West Poblacion
Divine Grace International Christian School Buntis
Bacong Science High School Central Poblacion
DLHOH Institute Learning Center North Poblacion

Elementary Schools[8][edit]

School Name Location
Bacong Central School West Poblacion (Town Proper)
Buntod Elementary School Buntod
Calangag Elementary School Calangag
Fausto M. Sarono - Tubod Elementary School Tubod
Isugan Elementary School Isugan
Nazario Tale Memorial Elementary School Banilad
Sacsac Elementary School Sacsac
San Miguel Elementary School San Miguel
Timbanga Elementary School Timbanga
Timbao Elementary School Timbao


  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province:". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ "[ Negros Oriental Tourism AND ADD CHARLES DAVE ONTOY AT FACEBOOK ]", About | Cities & Towns. Retrieved 2013-05-28.
  5. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  6. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  7. ^ "Province of". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  8. ^ a b "".

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