Bien Unido, Bohol

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Bien Unido
Bien Unido Town Hall
Bien Unido Town Hall
Official seal of Bien Unido
Nickname(s): "The Seaweed Capital of the Visayas"
Map of Bohol with Bien Unido highlighted
Map of Bohol with Bien Unido highlighted
Bien Unido is located in Philippines
Bien Unido
Bien Unido
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°08′N 124°23′E / 10.13°N 124.38°E / 10.13; 124.38Coordinates: 10°08′N 124°23′E / 10.13°N 124.38°E / 10.13; 124.38
Country Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Bohol
District 2nd district of Bohol
Founded 1981
Barangay 15 (see § Barangays)
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Niño Rey Boniel (NP)
 • Vice mayor Rene Borenaga
 • Town Council
 • Total 44.82 km2 (17.31 sq mi)
Population (2010 census)[3]
 • Total 25,796
 • Density 580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
 • Voter (2013) [4] 15,230
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6326
IDD : area code +63 (0)38
Income class 4th class
PSGC 071248000

Bien Unido is a fourth income class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines.[2] According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 25,796.[3] In the 2013 election, it had 15,230 registered voters.[4]

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.[5] Among the principal industries in Bien Unido are rice farming, seaweed farming, livestock farming, algaculture, fishing, and mat weaving.

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 and Cebu—Tubigon RORO while it takes approximately 3 hours via the Cebu—Getafe ferryboat. Bien Unido can also be reached directly from Cebu City through Barangay Pasil Fish Port via ferryboat in approximately over 3 hours.

The "Bien Unido Double Barrier Reef Marine Park" is the first underwater pilgrimage in Asia established in 2012. It is situated along the Danajon Bank.[6]



Bien Unido comprises 15 barangays. Of these, only Bilangbilangan Diot and Hingotanan East are classified as rural and the rest are urban. The chart shows the population of each barangay as of May 1, 2010.[2]


Population census of Bien Unido
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 19,047 —    
1995 19,185 +0.14%
2000 22,176 +3.15%
2007 23,412 +0.75%
2010 25,796 +3.59%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][7]

In the 2013 election, it had 15,230 registered voters, meaning that 59% of the population are aged 18 and over.[4]

The people in the municipality speak Cebuano and the Boholano dialect. Filipino and English are generally understood.


Secondary and High Schools[edit]

  • Bien Unido Academy[8]
  • Holy Child Academy of Bien Unido[9]
  • Hingotanan National High School
  • Pres. Carlos P. Garcia Tech-Voc School of Fisheries and Arts[10]

Elementary Schools[edit]

  • Bien Unido Central Elementary School
  • Bilangbilangan Daku Elementary School
  • Hingotanan Elementary School
  • Malingin Elementary School
  • Mandawa Elementary School
  • Maomawan Elementary School
  • Montessori Educational Learning Center of Ubay, Bien Unido Branch[8]
  • Nueva Esperanza Elementary School
  • Nueva Estrella Elementary School
  • Pinamgo Elementary School
  • Sagasa Elementary School[11]


  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "PSGC Interactive". Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 8 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "2013 National and Local Elections Statistics" (PDF). Commission on Elections. 2015. 
  5. ^ History of Bien Unido –
  6. ^ Only in the Philippines: An Underwater Grotto in a Double-Barrier Reef! – ChoosePhilippines. January 2015
  7. ^ "Population and Annual Growth Rates by Province, City and Municipality: Central Visayas: 1995, 2000 and 2007" (PDF). National Statistics Office. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 June 2011. 
  8. ^ a b "List and Status Of Private Schools as of January 22, 2015" (PDF). DepEd – Region VII. January 22, 2015. Retrieved March 5, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Catholic Educational Institutions, Diocese of Talibon". Roman Catholic Diocese of Talibon. January 1, 2014. Retrieved March 5, 2015. 
  10. ^ "List of High School Educational Service Areas / Congressional District 2". DepEd – Bohol. January 1, 2015. Retrieved March 5, 2015. 
  11. ^ "List of Elementary School Educational Service Areas / Congressional District 2". DepEd – Bohol. January 1, 2015. Retrieved March 5, 2015. 

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