Bokod, Benguet

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Bokod
Municipality
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Official seal of Bokod
Seal
Map of Benguet showing the location of Bokod
Map of Benguet with Bokod highlighted
Bokod is located in Philippines
Bokod
Bokod
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 16°30′N 120°50′E / 16.5°N 120.83°E / 16.5; 120.83Coordinates: 16°30′N 120°50′E / 16.5°N 120.83°E / 16.5; 120.83
Country  Philippines
Region Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
Province Benguet
District Lone district of Benguet
Founded 1960
Barangays 10 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Thomas Wales Jr.
 • Electorate 9,025 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 274.96 km2 (106.16 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 13,756
 • Density 50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2605
PSGC 141104000
IDD:area code +63 (0)74
Income class 4th municipal income class
Website www.bokodbenguet.com

Bokod, officially the Municipality of Bokod (Ilocano: Ili ti Bokod; Filipino: Bayan ng Bokod), is a municipality in the province of Benguet in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) of the Philippines. The population was 13,756 at the 2015 census.[3] In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 9,025 registered voters.[4]

History[edit]

Pre-colonial and Spanish periods[edit]

According to folklore, Bokod, once a heavily-forested village, got its name from a man named Ebokot (or Ekbot), who introduced agricultural development to the area.[5] Ebokot's name was associated with the village and was registered as a pueblo during the Spanish Regime.[6]

American period[edit]

Bokod was established as one of the 19 townships of Benguet during the American Rule with the enactment of Act No. 48 on November 22, 1900.[5][6][7][8]

On August 13, 1908, Benguet was established as a sub-province of the newly created Mountain Province with the enactment of Act No. 1876. As a result, six townships of Benguet were abolished, among them were Ambuklao and Daclan which were integrated into the township of Bokod.[5][6][8]

Post-war era[edit]

Ambuklao Dam

One of the principal infrastructure in Bokod is the Ambuklao Dam. Built in 1950 and opened in 1956, it is one of the most important hydroelectric facilities in Luzon.

On June 25, 1963, President Diosdado Macapagal issued Executive Order No. 42 converting eight (8) of the thirteen (13) towns (designated as municipal districts) of Benguet sub-province into regular municipalities. Bokod was among them.[9]

On June 18, 1966, the sub-province of Benguet was separated from the old Mountain Province and was converted into a regular province. Bokod remained to be a component municipality of the newly established province.[10]

Geography[edit]

Bokod is located at 16°30′N 120°50′E / 16.5°N 120.83°E / 16.5; 120.83. It is bounded by Kabayan on the north-east, Atok on the north-west, Tublay on the mid-west, Itogon on the south-west, and Kayapa on the east.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 274.96 square kilometres (106.16 sq mi)[2] constituting 9.93% of the 2,769.08-square-kilometre- (1,069.15 sq mi) total area of Benguet.

Barangays[edit]

Bokod is politically subdivided into 10 barangays.[11]


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[12]
141104001 Ambuclao 23.0% 3,167 3,013 0.95%
141104002 Bila 10.2% 1,405 991 6.87%
141104003 Bobok‑Bisal 9.1% 1,254 1,086 2.78%
141104004 Daclan 13.3% 1,824 1,748 0.81%
141104005 Ekip 6.1% 834 806 0.65%
141104006 Karao 7.2% 989 958 0.61%
141104007 Nawal 4.2% 581 743 −4.57%
141104008 Pito 7.9% 1,092 838 5.17%
141104009 Poblacion 14.8% 2,036 1,964 0.69%
141104010 Tikey 4.2% 574 501 2.62%
Total 13,756 12,648 1.61%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Bokod
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1903 31 —    
1918 4,268 +38.86%
1939 6,082 +1.70%
1948 5,503 −1.11%
1960 8,946 +4.13%
1970 10,161 +1.28%
1975 10,404 +0.48%
1980 11,899 +2.72%
1990 11,474 −0.36%
1995 10,526 −1.60%
2000 11,705 +2.30%
2007 12,913 +1.36%
2010 12,648 −0.75%
2015 13,756 +1.61%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][12][13][14]

In the 2015 census, Bokod had a population of 13,756.[3] The population density was 50 inhabitants per square kilometre (130/sq mi).

In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 9,025 registered voters.[4]

Education[edit]

Public schools[edit]

As of 2014, Bokod has 37 public elementary schools and 3 public secondary schools.[15][16][17]

Immaculate Conception School of Bokod compound

Universities[edit]

Private schools[edit]

  • Immaculate Conception School of Bokod, Inc. (Poblacion)

Attractions[edit]

  • Ambuklao Dam
  • Mount Amalkatan
  • Badekbek Sulfur Springs
  • Palansa Panoramic View
  • Bila Mountain Saddle
  • Ekip Mossy Forest
  • Palpalan Waterfalls
  • Adwagan River
  • Bobbok Second Growth Pine Forests
  • Mount Pulag
  • Mount Purgatory
  • Mount Patoktok

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Benguet". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Census of Population (2015). "Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c "Municipality of Bokod". Province of Benguet (official website). Archived from the original on 11 November 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2017. 
  6. ^ a b c "Municipality of Bokod, Benguet". Department of Interior and Local Government - Cordillera Administrative Region. Archived from the original on 7 October 2014. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "Facts & Figures: Benguet Province". Philippine Statistics Authority - National Statistical Coordination Board - Cordillera Administrative Region. Archived from the original on 28 February 2016. Retrieved 27 May 2017. 
  8. ^ a b "History: Benguet Province". Province of Benguet (official website). Archived from the original on 19 October 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2017. 
  9. ^ "Executive Order No. 42, s. 1963: Declaring Certain Municipal Districts in the Philippines as Municipalities". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 27 May 2017. 
  10. ^ "Republic Act No. 4695: An Act Creating the Provinces of Benguet, Mountain Province, Ifugao and Kalinga-Apayao". Chan Robles Virtual Law Library. 18 June 1966. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
  11. ^ "Municipal: Bokod, Benguet". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  12. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  13. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  14. ^ "Province of Benguet". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  15. ^ "Masterlist of Public Elementary Schools for the School year 2012- 2013" (XLSX). Department of Education (Philippines), July 15, 2013. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "Masterlist of Secondary Schools (School Year 2013- 2014)". Department of Education (Philippines), July 4, 2013. Archived from the original (XLSX) on 1 July 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  17. ^ a b "Masterlist of Public Schools SY 2013-2014" (XLSX). Department of Education (Philippines), 22 October 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 

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