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Municipality of Binalbagan
Map of Negros Occidental with Binalbagan highlighted
Map of Negros Occidental with Binalbagan highlighted
Binalbagan is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°12′N 122°52′E / 10.200°N 122.867°E / 10.200; 122.867Coordinates: 10°12′N 122°52′E / 10.200°N 122.867°E / 10.200; 122.867
Country  Philippines
Region Negros Island Region (NIR)
Province Negros Occidental
District 5th district of Negros Occidental
Incorporated May 15, 1572 (town)
Barangays 16
 • Mayor Emmanuel Aranda
 • Vice Mayor Samuel Gavaran
 • Total 189.96 km2 (73.34 sq mi)
Population (2015)[3]
 • Total 67,270
 • Density 350/km2 (920/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6107
Area code 34
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.[4] 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[5] 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.[6]

The municipality celebrates an annual fiesta called "The Balbagan Festival" every month of May.


Binalbagan is politically subdivided into 16 barangays: thirteen (13) rural barangays and three (3) urban barangays.[7]

Urban Barangays[edit]

  • Pagla-um
  • San Pedro
  • Sto. Rosario

Rural Barangays[edit]

  • Amontay
  • Bagroy
  • Bi-ao
  • Canmoros
  • Enclaro
  • Marina
  • Payao (formerly Soledad[8])
  • Progreso
  • San Jose
  • San Juan
  • San Teodoro
  • San Vicente
  • Santol


Population census of Binalbagan
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 52,073 —    
1995 54,664 +0.91%
2000 58,280 +1.38%
2007 64,747 +1.46%
2010 65,431 +0.38%
2015 67,270 +0.53%
Source: National Statistics Office[4][9]



Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Archived from the original on 25 January 2013. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Province: Negros Occidental". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Census of Population (2015). "Negros Island Region (NIR)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2012. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "The Official Website of Binalbagan". Retrieved 2012-05-20. 
  6. ^ Binalbagan History.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-01-01. Retrieved 2015-01-01. 
  8. ^ "An Act Changing the Name of Barrio Soledad in the Municipality of Binalbagan, Province of Negros Occidental, to Barrio Payao". Retrieved 2011-04-12. 
  9. ^ "Province of Negros Occidental". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 

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