|Municipality of Binalbagan|
Map of Negros Occidental with Binalbagan highlighted
|Region||Negros Island Region (NIR)|
|District||5th district of Negros Occidental|
|Incorporated||May 15, 1572 (town)|
|• Mayor||Emmanuel Aranda|
|• Vice Mayor||Samuel Gavaran|
|• Total||189.96 km2 (73.34 sq mi)|
|• Density||350/km2 (920/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|Languages||Hiligaynon (Ilonggo), Filipino, English|
Binalbagan, officially the Municipality of Binalbagan (Hiligaynon: Banwa sang Binalbagan; Filipino: Bayan ng Binalbagan) is a first-class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 67,270 people. Major economic activities include manufacturing, agriculture, services, cottage industries and tourism. Binalbagan is also known for the Binalbagan Isabela Sugar Company (BISCOM).
Binalbagan became a town on May 15, 1572 and was one of the first two settlements of Negros Occidental (the second being the municipality of Ilog). On the record, Binalbagan is the oldest town in the whole Negros Island Region, thereby earning the title, “Banwang Panganay” or oldest town. The Municipality of Oton in the province in Iloilo, also founded in 1572 holds the same title in Western Visayas.
The municipality celebrates an annual fiesta called "The Balbagan Festival" every month of May.
- San Pedro
- Sto. Rosario
- Payao (formerly Soledad)
- San Jose
- San Juan
- San Teodoro
- San Vicente
|Population census of Binalbagan|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
- Binalbagan Catholic College
- Carlos Hilado Memorial State College (formerly Negros Occidental School of Fisheries)
- Southern Negros College
- Dynatech Industrial Institute
- Jose Miguel Tuason Arroyo (first gentleman of former Philippine President, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo)
- Ignacio "Iggy" Tuason Arroyo, Jr. (member of the Philippine House of Representatives)
- Augurio Abeto (dubbed as the "King of Hiligaynon Poetry")
- Ian Clark Bautista (Southeast Asian Games Boxing Gold Medalist)
- Rico Amancio (Masterchef Asia Contestant)
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- "The Official Website of Binalbagan". Retrieved 2012-05-20.
- Binalbagan History.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-01-01. Retrieved 2015-01-01.
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- Municipality of Binalbagan Official Website
- Binalbagan Profile at the Official Website of Negros Occidental
- Municipality of Binalbagan
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- Philippine Census Information
- Local Governance Performance Management System
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