Bakun, Benguet

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Bakun
Municipality
Official seal of Bakun
Seal
Map of Benguet showing the location of Bakun
Map of Benguet with Bakun highlighted
Bakun is located in Philippines
Bakun
Bakun
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 16°47′32″N 120°39′55″E / 16.7922°N 120.6653°E / 16.7922; 120.6653Coordinates: 16°47′32″N 120°39′55″E / 16.7922°N 120.6653°E / 16.7922; 120.6653
Country  Philippines
Region Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
Province Benguet
District Lone district of Benguet
Barangays 7 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Fausto Talbino Labinio
 • Electorate 9,074 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 286.91 km2 (110.78 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 15,357
 • Density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2610
PSGC 141103000
IDD:area code +63 (0)74
Income class 3rd municipal income class
Website www.bakun.gov.ph

Bakun, officially the Municipality of Bakun (Ilocano: Ili ti Bakun; Filipino: Bayan ng Bakun), is a municipality in the province of Benguet in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) of the Philippines. The population was 15,357 at the 2015 census.[3] In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 9,074 registered voters.[4]

History[edit]

During the Spanish Period, Bakun was a rancheria of the Commandancia Politico-Militar de Amburayan. Ampusongan (currently a barangay of Bakun) was a rancheria of the Commandancia Politico Militar de Tiagan, Distrito de Benguet.[5]

When the United States took control of the Philippines, the American Congress issued Act No. 48 in November 1900, placing Bakun under the province of Amburayan, and Ampusongan under the province of Benguet.[6] On August 13, 1908, Benguet became a subprovince of the newly established Mountain Province with the enactment of Act No. 1876, and the municipal districts of Bakun and Ampusongan became part of the subprovince.[7]

In 1917, the Bureau of Non-Christian Tribes recommended that the western border of the Mountain Province be pushed eastward, such that the entire subprovince of Amburayan and large slices of Lepanto and Benguet would be made part of Ilocos Sur and La Union. In early 1937, Ampusongan was merged with Bakun, the latter carrying the name of the township while the former became a barangay.[5] The issuance of Republic Act No. 4695 in 1966 included Bakun as a regular municipality in the newly created province of Benguet.[8]

Geography[edit]

Bakun is located at 16°47′32″N 120°39′55″E / 16.7922°N 120.6653°E / 16.7922; 120.6653, at the northwestern tip of Benguet. It is bounded by Mankayan on the east, Buguias on the southeast, Kibungan on the south, Sugpon on the south-west, Alilem on the north-west, and Cervantes on the north.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 286.91 square kilometres (110.78 sq mi)[2] constituting 10.36% of the 2,769.08-square-kilometre- (1,069.15 sq mi) total area of Benguet.

Bakun is 336 kilometres (209 mi) away from Manila and 86 kilometres (53 mi) away from Baguio.

Barangays[edit]

Bakun is politically subdivided into 7 barangays.[9]


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[10]
141103001 Ampusongan 17.1% 2,625 2,178 3.62%
141103002 Bagu 5.3% 820 856 −0.81%
141103004 Dalipey 15.6% 2,392 2,164 1.93%
141103005 Gambang 28.4% 4,367 3,705 3.18%
141103007 Kayapa 11.3% 1,741 1,527 2.53%
141103009 Poblacion (Central) 12.3% 1,894 1,834 0.61%
141103010 Sinacbat 9.9% 1,518 1,323 2.65%
Total 15,357 13,587 2.36%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Bakun
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1903 10 —    
1918 4,076 +49.28%
1939 4,383 +0.35%
1948 3,390 −2.81%
1960 4,927 +3.16%
1970 6,584 +2.94%
1975 7,932 +3.81%
1980 8,878 +2.28%
1990 10,817 +2.00%
1995 12,836 +3.26%
2000 12,213 −1.06%
2007 12,137 −0.09%
2010 13,587 +4.19%
2015 15,357 +2.36%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][10][11][12]

In the 2015 census, Bakun had a population of 15,357.[3] The population density was 54 inhabitants per square kilometre (140/sq mi).

In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 9,074 registered voters.[4]

Education[edit]

Public schools[edit]

As of 2015, Bakun has 30 public elementary schools and 4 public secondary schools.[13][14][15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Benguet". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Census of Population (2015). "Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "Municipality of Bakun, Benguet". Department of Interior and Local Government - Cordillera Administrative Region. DILG-CAR. Archived from the original on 22 January 2016. Retrieved 21 June 2017. 
  6. ^ "Benguet: History". Province of Benguet (official website). Archived from the original on 18 September 2014. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "Act No. 1876". PhilippineLaw.info. Archived from the original on 15 October 2014. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "Republic Act No. 4695: An Act Creating the Provinces of Benguet, Mountain Province, Ifugao and Kalinga-Apayao". Chan Robles Virtual Law Library. 18 June 1966. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
  9. ^ "Municipal: Bakun, Benguet". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  10. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  11. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  12. ^ "Province of Benguet". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  13. ^ "Masterlist of Public Elementary Schools for the School year 2012- 2013" (XLSX). Department of Education (Philippines), July 15, 2013. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "Masterlist of Secondary Schools (School Year 2013- 2014)" (XLSX). Department of Education (Philippines), July 4, 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "Masterlist of Public Schools SY 2013-2014" (XLSX). Department of Education (Philippines), 22 October 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2014.