|Municipality of Badoc|
Welcome sign of Badoc
Map of Ilocos Norte with Badoc highlighted
|Region||Ilocos Region (Region I)|
|Barangays||31 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Maximo Cajigal|
|• Electorate||19,382 voters (2016)|
|• Total||76.68 km2 (29.61 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)77|
|Climate type||Tropical monsoon climate|
|Income class||3rd municipal income class|
|Revenue (₱)||223,394,758.61 (2016)|
- Alay-Nangbabaan (Alay 15-B)
- Ar-arusip (13-A)
- Aring (4-B)
- Balbaldez (15-A)
- Canaan (Poblacion) (1)
- Caraitan (8)
- Gabut Norte
- Gabut Sur
- Garreta (Poblacion) (2)
- Mabusag Norte
- Mabusag Sur
- Morong (6-A)
- La Virgen Milagrosa (Paguetpet)
- Pagsanahan Norte
- Pagsanahan Sur
- Pasuc (17-B)
- San Julian (13-B)
- Santa Cruz Norte (7-A)
- Santa Cruz Sur (7-B)
- Saud (4-A)
- Turod (12)
|Population census of Badoc|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
In the 2015 census, the population of Badoc was 31,616 people, with a density of 410 inhabitants per square kilometre or 1,100 inhabitants per square mile.
The La Virgen Milagrosa
Badoc houses the Sanctuary of the Miraculous Statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the La Virgen Milagrosa. History traces the life-sized statue to Nagasaki, Japan. It was sent floating in the sea by missionaries operating in secret in Japan (for fear of persecution during the Tokugawa Regime), along with the Miraculous Statue of the Black Nazarene (Sinait's Santo Cristo Milagroso). It was first found by local fishermen in the shores of Barangay Dadalaquiten of Sinait, Ilocos Sur and Barangay Paguetpet of Badoc, Ilocos Norte. In short, the boundary between Sinait and Badoc, in the year 1620. Only fishermen from Sinait were able to move the Statue of the Black Nazarene. The fishermen from Badoc, unable to move the Black Nazarene, were able to move the La Virgen Milagrosa that came with it—which was, in turn, unable to be moved by the fishermen from Sinait. They took the statues to their respective towns, hence becoming their patron saints. Today The La Virgen Milagrosa is enshrined at the Badoc Church, as Barangay Paguetpet was renamed in honor of the La Virgen Milagrosa.
Places of interest
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Juan Luna Shrine
The Juan Luna Shrine is the reconstructed two storey ancestral house of the painter Juan Luna, the revolutionary general Antonio Luna, and the violinist Manuel Luna. Built in the typical middle class fashion, the house was burned down in 1861 and was rebuilt using clay bricks and molave wood. Now a museum, the shrine houses photos of the Luna family and reproductions of Luna's paintings. The second floor retains the living room, bedrooms, azotea, and chapel, all furnished with period furniture and accessories.
Saint John the Baptist Parish Church
Also known as Badoc Church, St. John the Baptist Parish Church was constructed in 1591 and was once a chapel under the jurisdiction of Sinait. It was formally recognized as a parish in 1714 with St. John the Baptist as patron saint. The baroque church made of stone blocks and brick tiles is credited to Reverend Father Valentin Blovide. It was occupied by the Sambals during the revolution headed by Andres Malong in 1660-61.
The celebrated Philippine painter Juan Luna was baptized in Badoc Church on 27 October 1857. At present, the church houses the miraculous statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary venerated under the title Virgin of Miracles, crowned by Catholic bishops in 1980, and was granted a Canonical coronation by Pope Francis in 31 May 2018.
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|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Badoc.|
- Official Website of Badoc, Ilocos Norte
- Badoc Information Guide - Badoc Municipal Officials
- Pasyalan Ilocos Norte
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- Philippine Census Information
- stock photo of Badoc, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines
- Local Governance Performance Management System
- National Historical Commission of the Philippines