Bula, Camarines Sur

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Official seal of Bula
Map of Camarines Sur showing the location of Bula
Map of Camarines Sur showing the location of Bula
Bula is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°28′N 123°17′E / 13.467°N 123.283°E / 13.467; 123.283Coordinates: 13°28′N 123°17′E / 13.467°N 123.283°E / 13.467; 123.283
Country Philippines
Region Bicol (Region V)
Province Camarines Sur
District 5th district
Barangays 33
 • Mayor Rolando N. Canet
 • Total 167.64 km2 (64.73 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 68,011
 • Density 410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4430
Dialing code 054
Income class 1st class; partially urban

Bula, (Rinconada Bikol: Banwaān ka Bula; English: Municipality of Bula; Tagalog: Bayan ng Bula) is a first class municipality in the province of Camarines Sur, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 68,011 people.[3]

The town of Bula is historically considered as one of the first four towns of Camarines Sur founded by the Spanish conquistadores when they set foot on the Bicol soil coming from the Visayas, 1576. The other premier towns were Naga, Quipayo and Nabua.The Spaniards who came first to this place asked the men splitting bamboos and they got the answer "Bu-la". And so Bula became the name of the town.

Bula is bounded on the north by the municipalities of Pili and Ocampo, on the east by the municipality of Baao, on the southeast by the Municipality of Nabua, on the south it is bounded by the Municipality of Balataan, on the southwest by Ragay Gulf, and on the west by the Municipality of Minalabac. It approximately 25 kilometers southwest of Naga City.


Majority of the people speak the Bula-Pili variant, a lowland dialect (sinaranəw) of Rinconada Bikol language, also known as Riŋkonāda. The population can also understand and speak Tagalog or Filipino language and English.


People of Bula are divided into different Christian sects. Most of the population are Roman Catholic and Iglesia ni Cristo members which are the biggest bulk of Bulaeños adhering to Christian faith. The rest of population are followers of different Protestant denominations.


Bula is politically subdivided into 33 barangays.[2]

  • Bagoladio
  • Bagumbayan
  • Balaogan
  • Caorasan
  • Casugad
  • Causip
  • Fabrica
  • Inoyonan
  • Itangon
  • Kinalabasahan
  • La Purisima
  • La Victoria
  • Lanipga
  • Lubgan
  • Ombao Heights
  • Ombao Polpog
  • Palsong
  • Panoypoyan
  • Pawili
  • Sagrada (Sagrada Familia)
  • Salvacion (Pob.)
  • San Agustin
  • San Francisco
  • San Isidro
  • San Jose
  • San Miguel
  • San Ramon
  • San Roque (Pob.)
  • San Roque Heights
  • Sta. Elena
  • Sto. Domingo
  • Sto. Niño
  • Taisan


Population census of Bula
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 48,240 —    
1995 54,650 +2.37%
2000 57,474 +1.09%
2007 62,024 +1.06%
2010 68,011 +3.41%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][4]


  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: CAMARINES SUR". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Province of Camarines Sur". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 

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