Bagac, Bataan

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Bagac
Municipality
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Official seal of Bagac
Seal
Map of Bataan showing the location of Bagac
Location within Bataan province
Bagac is located in Philippines
Bagac
Bagac
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°36′N 120°24′E / 14.6°N 120.4°E / 14.6; 120.4Coordinates: 14°36′N 120°24′E / 14.6°N 120.4°E / 14.6; 120.4
Country Philippines
Region Central Luzon (Region III)
Province Bataan
District 2nd District
Founded 1866
Barangays 14 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Louise Gabriel Q. Del Rosario (NUP)
 • Vice Mayor Ron Michael Alexis R. Del Rosario (NUP)
Area[2]
 • Total 231.20 km2 (89.27 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 26,936
 • Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
 • Voter(2016)[4] 22,230
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2107
IDD:area code +63 (0)47
Income class 3rd class
PSGC 030802000

Bagac, officially the Municipality of Bagac (Filipino: Bayan ng Bagac; Kapampangan: Balen ning Bagac), is a municipality in the province of Bataan in the Central Luzon (Region III) of the Philippines. The population was 26,936 at the 2015 census.[3] In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 22,230 registered voters.[4]

With an area of 231.20 square kilometres (89.27 sq mi),[5] Bagac is the largest municipality in Bataan.

Geography[edit]

Bagac is located at 14°36′N 120°24′E / 14.6°N 120.4°E / 14.6; 120.4.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority,[6] the municipality has a land area of 231.20 square kilometres (89.27 sq mi)[2] constituting 16.84% of the 1,372.98-square-kilometre- (530.11 sq mi) total area of Bataan.

Barangays[edit]

Bagac is politically subdivided into 14 barangays.[5]


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[7]
030802016 Atilano L. Ricardo 9.1% 2,447 2,224 1.84%
030802001 Bagumbayan (Poblacion) 7.3% 1,978 1,766 2.18%
030802002 Banawang 10.3% 2,784 2,690 0.66%
030802003 Binuangan 2.3% 613 609 0.12%
030802004 Binukawan 8.7% 2,356 2,293 0.52%
030802006 Ibaba 6.3% 1,689 1,760 −0.78%
030802007 Ibis 6.2% 1,660 1,407 3.20%
030802008 Pag‑asa (Wawa‑Sibacan) 12.1% 3,271 3,456 −1.04%
030802009 Parang 12.1% 3,248 3,073 1.06%
030802010 Paysawan 2.7% 731 680 1.39%
030802012 Quinawan 2.1% 574 553 0.71%
030802013 San Antonio 5.4% 1,445 1,295 2.11%
030802014 Saysain 10.6% 2,859 2,539 2.29%
030802015 Tabing‑Ilog (Poblacion) 4.8% 1,281 1,223 0.89%
Total 26,936 25,568 1.00%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Bagac
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1903 1,310 —    
1918 2,118 +3.25%
1939 2,958 +1.60%
1948 2,745 −0.83%
1960 6,889 +7.97%
1970 9,268 +3.01%
1975 10,676 +2.88%
1980 13,109 +4.19%
1990 18,241 +3.36%
1995 20,906 +2.59%
2000 22,353 +1.45%
2007 24,202 +1.10%
2010 25,568 +2.02%
2015 26,936 +1.00%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][7][8][9]

In the 2015 census, Bagac had a population of 26,936.[3] The population density was 120 inhabitants per square kilometre (310/sq mi).

In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 22,230 registered voters.[4]

Attractions[edit]

  • Bagac Friendship Tower. — The monument, symbolizing the renewed friendship between Japan and the Philippines after the events of World War II, was erected by Risshō Kōsei Kai, a Japanese Buddhist organization. The tower was inaugurated on April 8, 1975 and is located about 200 m (660 ft) from where the Bataan Death March started. The 27-metre-high (89 ft) tower is composed of three pillars interconnected by several multi-layer rings. It located at the junction of the Gov. Linao National Road and the road to the Bagac town proper.[10]
  • Las Casas Filipinas de Açúzar. — a heritage park built by José "Gerry" Acuzar, owner of the New San Jose Builders and history art collector. Inside this heritage park is a collection of Spanish Colonial buildings and stone houses (bahay na bato in Tagalog), planned to resemble a settlement reminiscent of the period. These houses were carefully transplanted from different parts of the Philippines and rehabilitated to their former splendor.

Popular culture[edit]

  • The Ciudad Real de Acuzar Heritage Park was the location of the TV Show Zorro of GMA Network.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Bataan". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Census of Population (2015). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "Municipal: Bagac, Bataan". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  6. ^ http://www.bataan.gov.ph/home/government/provincial-government-offices/local-government-unit/municipality-city/bagac.html
  7. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  8. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Province of Bataan". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  10. ^ "Friendship Tower in the Philippines". Rissho Kosei-kai. Archived from the original on July 30, 2007. Retrieved September 9, 2007. 

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