Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro
|Municipality of Bulalacao|
Map of Oriental Mindoro with Bulalacao highlighted
|Region||Mimaropa (Region IV-B)|
|Barangays||15 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Hon. Neil Contreras Villas|
|• Electorate||19,251 voters (2016)|
|• Total||321.86 km2 (124.27 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||120/km2 (310/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)43|
|Climate type||tropical climate|
|Income class||3rd municipal income class|
Bulalacao, officially the Municipality of Bulalacao, (formerly known as San Pedro), is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 39,107 people.
Don Gabriel Contreras – Capitan. Founder and one of the rulers of Bulalacao (as Encomendero) under the Spanish Imperial Crown. The territory of Bulalacao was formerly ruled by Datu (Prince) Calido of Panay. Since the founding of the First Republic, Bulalacao has predominantly been administered by descendants of Don Gabriel Contreras. The lands composing the present Municipality of Bulalacao was previously the hacienda of the Contreras family. During the Spanish colonial period, the Contrerases were the undisputed principalia of Bulalacao. Their collateral familial lines (Sejera, Templanza, Fajardo, etc.) also once held vast haciendas throughout the island of Mindoro.
Bulalacao, with a natural harbor, is one of the places theorized by anthropologists and archaeologists to be the location of the ancient wangdom (kingdom) of Ma-i. In the late 1970's, several jade Ming vases were found in Bulalacao, further corroborating the theory.
Bulalacao is located at the southernmost tip of the province and is 167 kilometres (104 mi) from Calapan.
Bulalacao is politically subdivided into 15 barangays.
- Bagong Sikat
- Benli (Mangyan Settlement)
- Cambunang (Poblacion)
- Campaasan (Poblacion)
- Milagrosa (Guiob)
- Nasukob (Poblacion)
- San Francisco (Alimawan)
- San Isidro
- San Juan
- San Roque (Buyayao)
|Population census of Bulalacao|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
Prominent Families in Bulalacao
- Contreras Family
- Absalon Family
- Villas Family
- Andal Family
- Soliman family
- Silang Family
- Aceron Family
- Sejera Family
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- Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro Official Website
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- Philippine Census Information
- Local Governance Performance Management System
- Bulalacao Investment Portal
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