Bacong, Negros Oriental

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Bacong
Municipality
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
Bacong
Bacong
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 09°15′N 123°17′E / 9.250°N 123.283°E / 9.250; 123.283Coordinates: 09°15′N 123°17′E / 9.250°N 123.283°E / 9.250; 123.283
Country Philippines
Region Negros Island Region (NIR/Region XVIII)
Province Negros Oriental
Congr. district 3rd district of Negros Oriental
Barangays 22
Government[1]
 • Mayor Jocelyn Alviola
 • Vice Mayor Lenin P. Alviola
Area[2]
 • Total 40.30 km2 (15.56 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 32,286
 • Density 800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6216
Dialing code 35

Bacong is a fourth-class municipality in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 36,527 people.[4] Bacong was the hometown of the Visayan hero of the Philippine Revolution, Pantaleon Villegas, better known as León Kilat.

Barangays[edit]

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

History[edit]

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 Oriental Negros’ 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.

Points of touristic interest are a string of beaches the length of the Bacong shoreline, sinamay handlooms, and the Negros Oriental Arts and Heritage (NOAH) which produces export quality stonecraft 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.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Bacong
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 16,384 —    
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: National Statistics Office[3]

Education[edit]

Public High Schools[6][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)

Private Schools[edit]

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

Elementary Schools[6][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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elected Mayors – Vice-Mayors and Councilors in Negros Oriental". Dumaguete.com. Retrieved 2016-05-15.
  2. ^ "Province: Negros Oriental". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 13 March 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 13 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "NEGROS ISLAND REGION (NIR)". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Negros Oriental Tourism", About | Cities & Towns. Retrieved 2013-05-28.
  6. ^ a b "dumaguete.com". 

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