Bien Unido, Bohol
|Municipality of Bien Unido|
Bien Unido Town Hall
Map of Bohol with Bien Unido highlighted
|Region||Central Visayas (Region VII)|
|Barangays||15 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Rene B. Borenaga|
|• Vice Mayor||Ramon R. Arcenal|
|• Congressman||Erico Aristotle C. Aumentado|
|• Electorate||15,858 voters (2016)|
|• Total||27.39 km2 (10.58 sq mi)|
|• Density||990/km2 (2,600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)38|
|Climate type||tropical monsoon climate|
|Income class||4th municipal income class|
|Revenue (₱)||67.5 million (2016)|
|Native languages||Boholano dialect|
Bien Unido, officially the Municipality of Bien Unido (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Bien Unido; Tagalog: Bayan ng Bien Unido), is a 4th class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 27,115 people.
The name "Bien Unido" is a Spanish word translated to "well united" in English and is the youngest municipality in Bohol being founded in 1981 after it was carved out and separated from the municipalities of Trinidad and Talibon. Among the principal industries in Bien Unido are rice farming, seaweed farming, livestock raising, algaculture, fishing, and mat weaving. The town gained the nickname as the de facto Seaweeds Capital of the Visayas.
Bien Unido is 108 kilometres (67 mi) (2 hours or more) from Tagbilaran by road. Cebu City is approximately over 4 hours via the Cebu—Talibon or Cebu—Tubigon RORO, while it takes approximately 3 hours via the Cebu—Getafe ferry. Bien Unido can also be reached directly from Cebu City through Pasil fish port via ferry in more than 3 hours.
The town of Bien Unido, Bohol celebrates its feast on December 28, to honor the town patron the Holy Child.
In 1981, Batas Pambansa Blg. 93 was passed providing for the creation of the municipality of Bien Unido comprising the barangay of Bien Unido and certain surrounding barangays in the municipalities of Talibon and Trinidad. The creation of the municipality was to be approved by plebiscite.
On June 7, 2017, Gisela Bendong-Boniel, who was supposed to leave her position as mayor, was allegedly killed by her husband, Board Member Niño Rey Boniel, who is the former mayor of the town. Her body was dumped between the waters of Olango Island Group, Lapu-Lapu, Philippines. Her body has not yet been found to this day.
Bien Unido comprises 15 barangays. Of these, only Bilangbilangan Diot and Hingotanan East are classified as rural and the rest are urban.
|Population census of Bien Unido|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
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