Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro

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Municipality of Bulalacao
Official seal of Bulalacao
Map of Oriental Mindoro with Bulalacao highlighted
Map of Oriental Mindoro with Bulalacao highlighted
Bulalacao is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 12°20′N 121°21′E / 12.33°N 121.35°E / 12.33; 121.35Coordinates: 12°20′N 121°21′E / 12.33°N 121.35°E / 12.33; 121.35
Country Philippines
RegionMimaropa (Region IV-B)
ProvinceOriental Mindoro
District2nd District
Barangays15 (see Barangays)
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorErnilo C. Villas
 • Vice MayorRamon G. Magbanua
 • CongressmanAlfonso V. Umali Jr.
 • Electorate22,568 voters (2019)
 • Total321.86 km2 (124.27 sq mi)
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total39,107
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
IDD:area code+63 (0)43
Climate typetropical climate
Income class3rd municipal income class
Revenue (₱)114,743,679.73 (2016)
Native languagesRatagnon

Bulalacao, officially the Municipality of Bulalacao (formerly known as San Pedro[4]), 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.[3]


Don Gabriel Contreras – Gobernadorcillo and Capitan Municipal. One of the rulers of Bulalacao under the Spanish Imperial Crown [5] The territory of Bulalacao was formerly raided by Datu (Prince) Calido of Panay. The Contreras family administered over Bulalacao as Punong Datu before the conquest of Spain. 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[6]. 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 of Ma-i. In the late 1970s, several jade Chinese porcelain vases were found in Bulalacao, further corroborating the theory.[citation needed]


Bulalacao is located at the southernmost tip of the province and is 176 kilometres (109 mi) from Calapan.


Bulalacao is politically subdivided into 15 barangays.

Barangay Population (2016)
Bagong Sikat 830
Balatasan 2,167
Benli (Mangyan Settlement) 4,527
Cabugao 995
Cambunang (Poblacion) 2,399
Campaasan (Poblacion) 3,149
Maasin 912
Maujao 3,118
Milagrosa (Guiob) 2,117
Nasukob (Poblacion) 4,419
Poblacion 3,634
San Francisco (Alimawan) 778
San Isidro 563
San Juan 3,455
San Roque (Buyayao) 6,044
Total 39,107


Population census of Bulalacao
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 3,754—    
1918 6,224+3.43%
1939 3,497−2.71%
1948 3,597+0.31%
1960 5,414+3.47%
1970 10,857+7.20%
1975 14,038+5.29%
1980 16,926+3.81%
1990 21,316+2.33%
1995 24,047+2.28%
2000 27,698+3.08%
2007 30,188+1.19%
2010 33,754+4.15%
2015 39,107+2.84%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][7][8][9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Oriental Mindoro". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Region IV-B (Mimaropa)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ Republic Act No. 5646 Archived 2012-06-01 at the Wayback Machine, PhilippineLaw.info, retrieved 2012
  5. ^ https://www.wheninmanila.com/recently-discovered-datu-heritage/
  6. ^ https://www.wheninmanila.com/recently-discovered-datu-heritage/
  7. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region IV-B (Mimaropa)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  8. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region IV-B (Mimaropa)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  9. ^ "Province of Oriental Mindoro". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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