Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya

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Aerial view of Bambang town.jpg
Official seal of Bambang
Map of Nueva Vizcaya showing the location of Bambang
Map of Nueva Vizcaya showing the location of Bambang
Bambang is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 16°23′N 121°07′E / 16.383°N 121.117°E / 16.383; 121.117Coordinates: 16°23′N 121°07′E / 16.383°N 121.117°E / 16.383; 121.117
Country Philippines
Region Cagayan Valley (Region II)
Province Nueva Vizcaya
District Lone district
Barangays 25
 • Mayor Flaviano D. Balgos Jr.
 • Total 345.00 km2 (133.21 sq mi)
Population (2015)[3]
 • Total 53,433
 • Density 150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 3702
IDD:area code +63 (0)78
Income class 1st class

Bambang is a first class municipality in the province of Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it had a population of 53,433 people.[3] The municipality is known for its salt springs at the Salinas Natural Monument.


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Balay Ti Umili.jpg

Bambang has its beginning in the early period of Spanish colonization. The name "Bambang" is an Isinay word meaning "to dig".

The first mission that dared to penetrate the dangerous wilderness and insect-infested jungles of what is southern Nueva Vizcaya today was by the Dominican Order in 1607. However, it was only two years later (1609) when a Dominican missionary come from Pangasinan. Father Tomas Gutierez arrived to establish the first missionary settlement. This settlement was subsequently called Ytuy which today actually comprises the towns of Aritao, Dupax, Bambang and a part of the Igorot tribal lands to the west (now Kayapa). Originally these places were inhabited by the Igorot and Panuypuyes (Aritao), the Ilongots (Dupax and Bambang) and the lgorot in the area west from the present native population of Dupax, Aritao, and Bambang came about by the inter-marriages of the tribes mentioned above.

Recent development and progress[edit]

In 2012, Bambang became open to big dealers and businessmen as part of its progress. Now the town has its own newly opened fast food chains and other marketing establishments.[4]


As per National Statistics Office of Philippines (NSO), Nueva Vizcaya province is part of Region-II (Cagayan Valley), Province Code for Nueva Vizcaya is 50, Municipality Code for Bambang Municipality within Nueva Vizcaya province is 4.

Province of Nueva Vizcaya is administered or governed by a Governor. Bambang Municipality is administered or governed by a Mayor. Each Barangay is administered or governed by a Punong Barangay (Barangay Captain in English).


Bambang is politically subdivided into 25 barangays.

  • Abian
  • Abinganan
  • Aliaga
  • Almaguer North
  • Almaguer South
  • Banggot (Urban)
  • Barat
  • Buag (Urban)
  • Calaocan (Urban)
  • Dullao
  • Homestead (Urban)
  • Indiana
  • Mabuslo
  • Macate
  • Manamtam
  • Mauan
  • Salinas
  • San Antonio North
  • San Antonio South
  • San Fernando
  • San Leonardo
  • Santo Domingo (Tabangan)
  • Pallas
  • Magsaysay Hill (Urban)
  • Santo Domingo West
  • Lactawan
  • Palawan
  • England
  • Holland
  • Franse
  • Ampipit


Population census of Bambang
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1903 2,033 —    
1918 2,753 +2.04%
1939 8,545 +5.54%
1948 11,188 +3.04%
1960 15,592 +2.80%
1970 20,474 +2.76%
1975 23,073 +2.43%
1980 26,204 +2.58%
1990 33,663 +2.54%
1995 36,975 +1.77%
2000 41,393 +2.45%
2007 45,440 +1.29%
2010 47,657 +1.75%
2015 53,433 +2.20%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[5][6][7][8]


Among the most popular form of travel in and around Bambang is by jeepney. Jeepnies are used to bring produce in from neighboring municipalities, and for public transportation for residents and travelers. For shorter distances, tricycles are another great form of public transportation.

Bambang is less than a day away from the beautiful Banaue Rice Terraces and hour away from shopping in the urban Solano.


Pangayjaya is the festival name of the town which celebrated in late May to April yearly. Part of it is the annual Miss Pangayjaya (Bambang) and the counterpart Mister Bambang started in 2016. Along it's patron, Saint Catherine of Siena.


Eastern Luzon College


High School:

  • King's College of the Philippines (formerly: Eastern Luzon Colleges)
  • Saint Catherine's School
  • Nueva Vizcaya State University(Laboratory School)
  • Bambang National High School
  • Salinas High School
  • Kiddie Kingdom International School

Elementary/Middle School:

  • Aurora Christian School Foundation
  • Abinganan Elementary School
  • Bambang West Elementary School
  • Bambang Central School
  • Bambang North Central School
  • Bambang East Elementary School
  • Barat Elementary School
  • Almaguer North Elementary School
  • Almaguer South Elementary School
  • Kiddie Kingdom International School
  • Saint Catherine's School
  • San Antonio South Elementary School
  • San Antonio North Elementary School
  • Camella SNV Montessori School
  • Indiana Elementary School
  • Mauan Elementary School
  • Mabuslo Elementary School
  • Salinas Elementary School
  • San Fernando Elementary School
  • San Leonardo Elementary School


Fields, roads, mountain ranges panorama


  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Province: NUEVA VIZCAYA". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Archived from the original on 15 October 2007. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of August 1, 2015" (PDF). 2015 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 November 2013. Retrieved 19 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 13 May 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2012.  |title: Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya Development
  5. ^ Census of Population (2015). "Region II (Cagayan Valley)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  6. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region II (Cagayan Valley)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  7. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region II (Cagayan Valley)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Province of Nueva Vizcaya". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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