Bugasong, Antique

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Bugasong
Municipality
Bugasong seascape
Bugasong seascape
Motto: Bringing New Progress
Map of Antique showing the location of Bugasong
Location within Antique province
Bugasong is located in Philippines
Bugasong
Bugasong
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°03′N 122°04′E / 11.05°N 122.07°E / 11.05; 122.07Coordinates: 11°03′N 122°04′E / 11.05°N 122.07°E / 11.05; 122.07
Country Philippines
Region Western Visayas (Region VI)
Province Antique
District Lone district
Founded 1591
Barangays 27 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Bernard Pesayco
Area[2]
 • Total 203.71 km2 (78.65 sq mi)
Highest elevation (Mount Baloy) 1,909 m (6,263 ft)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 33,642
 • Density 170/km2 (430/sq mi)
 • Voter(2016)[4] 20,056
Demonym(s) Bugasongnon
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 5704
IDD:area code +63 (0)36
Income class 3rd class
PSGC 060604000
Website elgu.ncc.gov.ph/ecommunity/bugasong-antique/

Bugasong, officially the Municipality of Bugasong (Karay-a: Banwa kang Bugasong; Hiligaynon: Banwa sang Bugasong; Filipino: Bayan ng Bugasong), is a municipality in the province of Antique in the Western Visayas (Region VI) of the Philippines. The population was 33,642 at the 2015 census.[3] In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 20,056 registered voters.[4]

Bugasong is 43 kilometres (27 mi) from the provincial capital, San Jose de Buenavista.

Geography[edit]

Bugasong is located at 11°03′N 122°04′E / 11.05°N 122.07°E / 11.05; 122.07.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 203.71 square kilometres (78.65 sq mi)[2] constituting 7.46% of the 2,729.17-square-kilometre- (1,053.74 sq mi) total area of Antique.

Barangays[edit]

Bugasong is politically subdivided into 27 barangays.[5] Ilaures and Cubay Sur were sitios converted into barrios in 1957 and 1959, respectively.[6][7]

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[8]
060604001 Anilawan 0.7% 223 213 0.88%
060604002 Arangote 1.5% 510 442 2.76%
060604003 Bagtason 5.3% 1,786 1,779 0.07%
060604004 Camangahan 3.4% 1,139 1,124 0.25%
060604018 Centro Ilawod (Poblacion) 6.0% 2,020 1,934 0.83%
060604019 Centro Ilaya (Poblacion) 6.5% 2,190 2,086 0.93%
060604020 Centro Pojo (Poblacion) 6.7% 2,259 2,147 0.97%
060604005 Cubay North 5.4% 1,813 1,635 1.99%
060604006 Cubay South 4.0% 1,330 1,272 0.85%
060604009 Guija 3.4% 1,140 1,078 1.07%
060604010 Igbalangao 5.3% 1,773 1,754 0.21%
060604011 Igsoro 4.1% 1,368 1,261 1.56%
060604012 Ilaures 4.1% 1,391 1,361 0.42%
060604013 Jinalinan 3.1% 1,053 955 1.88%
060604014 Lacayon 3.9% 1,307 1,148 2.50%
060604015 Maray 1.4% 468 398 3.13%
060604016 Paliwan 3.9% 1,303 1,227 1.15%
060604017 Pangalcagan 6.1% 2,053 1,805 2.48%
060604021 Sabang East 2.5% 835 783 1.23%
060604022 Sabang West 2.4% 801 689 2.91%
060604023 Tagudtud North 3.3% 1,102 1,771 −8.64%
060604024 Tagudtud South 3.1% 1,044 944 1.94%
060604025 Talisay 2.9% 982 953 0.57%
060604026 Tica 1.6% 540 521 0.68%
060604027 Tono-an 2.2% 745 671 2.01%
060604028 Yapu 1.6% 551 527 0.85%
060604029 Zaragoza 5.7% 1,916 1,786 1.35%
Total 33,642 32,264 0.80%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Bugasong
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1903 11,101 —    
1918 10,924 −0.11%
1939 14,863 +1.48%
1948 15,642 +0.57%
1960 16,635 +0.51%
1970 17,697 +0.62%
1975 17,988 +0.33%
1980 21,619 +3.74%
1990 24,537 +1.27%
1995 26,721 +1.61%
2000 28,294 +1.23%
2007 30,394 +0.99%
2010 32,264 +2.20%
2015 33,642 +0.80%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][8][9][10]

In the 2015 census, Bugasong had a population of 33,642.[3] The population density was 170 inhabitants per square kilometre (440/sq mi).

In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 20,056 registered voters.[4]

Government[edit]

The current mayor of the town is Bernard N. Pesayco, with John Lloyd Pacete as vice mayor. The town council is composed of ten members, eight are elected at large, while two are elected after the barangay elections. The current town council members are:

  • Casimira de la Cruz
  • Aida Uy Kimpang
  • Gerardo Antoy
  • Susan Escote
  • Geraldine Pesayco
  • Roberto Fruto
  • Cyril Pesayco
  • Renante Dava
  • Krizel Joy Panaguiton (SK Municipal Federation President)
  • Norma Sayon (Liga ng mga Barangay)

Tourism[edit]

The town celebrates its annual town fiesta every 18 January in honor of Santo Niño (the Holy Child). The local town festival, the Bugas Sa Lusong, is integrated with this celebration, with its opening salvo sometime between 10 and 12 January. The highlight of the celebration is the high mass on 18 January, usually celebrated by the diocesan bishop and visiting priests.

The patadyong, a colorful native fabric, is a well-known product made by the locals in barangay Bagtason.

The Estaca Hills historically served as the town's watch tower. Currently, it is a destination for hiking. From the top, one can see the entirety of Bugasong.

Schools[edit]

The town is the location of the only Dominican school in the province of Antique, Saint Joseph Academy, which was established on 1957. The school is run by the Dominican Sisters of the Most Holy Rosary of the Philippines. Notable alumni include former Deputy Ombudsman for the Visayas Atty. Pelagio Apostol and then National Artist Edsel Moscoso.

Other schools in the town include: Antique Vocational School, at the town proper; Northern Bugasong National School at barangay Cubay North; and Southern Bugasong National School at barangay Igbalangao.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Antique". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Census of Population (2015). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016. 
  5. ^ "Municipal: Bugasong, Antique". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "Republic Act No. 1743 - An Act Creating the Barrio of Ilaures in the Municipality of Bugasong, Province of Antique". Chan Robles Virtual Law Library. 21 June 1957. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "Republic Act No. 2133; An Act Creating the Barrio of Cubay Sur in the Municipality of Bugasong, Province of Antique". The Corpus Juris. 7 April 1959. Archived from the original on 30 October 2016. Retrieved 30 October 2016. 
  8. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  9. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  10. ^ "Province of Antique". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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