Bien Unido, Bohol

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Bien Unido
Municipality
Bien Unido Town Hall
Bien Unido Town Hall
Official seal of Bien Unido
Seal
Map of Bohol with Bien Unido highlighted
Map of Bohol with Bien Unido highlighted
Map of Bien Unido showing barangays and islands
Map of Bien Unido showing barangays and islands
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
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Gisela Boniel (NPC)
 • Vice mayor Rene Borenaga
 • Town Council
 • Representative Erico Aristotle Aumentado
Area[2]
 • Total 27.39 km2 (10.58 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 27,115
 • Density 990/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
 • Voter(2016)[4] 15,858
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6326
IDD:area code +63 (0)38
Income class 4th class
PSGC 071248000
Website www.bienunido.gov.ph

Bien Unido is a 4th municipal income class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines.[2] According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 27,115.[3] In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 15,858 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. The town gained the nickname as the de facto Seaweeds Capital of the Visayas.[6]

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 "Bien Unido Double Barrier Reef Marine Park" is the first underwater pilgrimage in Asia, established in 2012. It is situated along the Danajon Bank.[7]

Geography[edit]

Barangays[edit]

Bien Unido comprises 15 barangays. Of these, only Bilangbilangan Diot and Hingotanan East are classified as rural and the rest are urban.[2]

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[8]
071248001 Bilangbilangan Dako 7.2% 1,960 1,920 0.39%     
071248002 Bilangbilangan Diot 3.0% 818 845 −0.62%     
071248003 Hingotanan East 7.9% 2,143 2,283 −1.20%     
071248004 Hingotanan West 7.3% 1,986 1,665 3.41%     
071248005 Liberty 3.7% 998 843 3.27%     
071248007 Mandawa 6.2% 1,691 1,997 −3.12%     
071248007 Mandawa 8.8% 2,385 2,328 0.46%     
071248008 Maomawan 6.2% 1,671 1,475 2.40%     
071248009 Nueva Esperanza 8.1% 2,205 2,527 −2.56%     
071248010 Nueva Estrella 6.0% 1,638 1,576 0.74%     
071248011 Pinamgo 8.6% 2,344 2,177 1.42%     
071248012 Poblacion (Bien Unido Proper) 12.1% 3,273 3,082 1.15%     
071248013 Puerto San Pedro (Lawis) 4.2% 1,144 1,137 0.12%     
071248014 Sagasa 5.5% 1,483 1,308 2.42%     
071248015 Tuboran 3.9% 1,054 955 1.90%     
Total 27,115 25,796 0.95%
Poblacion: 3,273 (12.1%) Mandawa: 2,385 (8.8%) Hingotanan East: 2,143 (7.9%) Nueva Esperanza: 2,527 (9.3%) Pinamgo: 2,344 (8.6%) Malingin: 1,691 (6.2%) Bilangbilangan Dako: 1,960 (7.2%) Hingotanan West: 1,986 (7.3%) Nueva Estrella: 1,638 (6.0%) Maomawan: 1,671 (6.2%) Sagasa: 1,483 (5.5%) Puerto San Pedro: 1,144 (4.2%) Tuboran: 1,054 (3.9%) Bilangbilangan Diot: 818 (3.0%) Liberty: 998 (3.7%)Circle frame.svg

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Bien Unido
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 19,047 —    
1995 19,185 +0.14%
2000 22,176 +3.15%
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2007 23,412 +0.75%
2010 25,796 +3.59%
2015 27,115 +0.95%
Source: Philippine Statistics Office[3][8][9]

In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 15,858 registered voters, meaning that 58% 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.

Education[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Municipal: Bien Unido, Bohol". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016. 
  5. ^ History of Bien Unido – Bohol-Philippines.com.
  6. ^ http://www.philstar.com/region/2015/12/22/1535307/bien-unido-town-celebrates-34th-year-mass-wedding
  7. ^ Only in the Philippines: An Underwater Grotto in a Double-Barrier Reef! – ChoosePhilippines. January 2015
  8. ^ a b "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  9. ^ "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007): Total Population by Province, City and Municipality (Report). NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  10. ^ a b "List and Status Of Private Schools" (PDF). DepEd – Region VII. 22 January 2015. Retrieved 5 March 2015. 
  11. ^ "Catholic Educational Institutions". Roman Catholic Diocese of Talibon. 1 January 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2015. 
  12. ^ "List of Elementary Schools". DepEd – Bohol. 1 January 2015. Retrieved 5 March 2015. 

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