Pilar, Bohol

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Pilar
Municipality of Pilar
Municipal hall
Municipal hall
Map of Bohol with Pilar highlighted
Map of Bohol with Pilar highlighted
OpenStreetMap
Pilar is located in Philippines
Pilar
Pilar
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 9°50′N 124°20′E / 9.83°N 124.33°E / 9.83; 124.33Coordinates: 9°50′N 124°20′E / 9.83°N 124.33°E / 9.83; 124.33
Country Philippines
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceBohol
District3rd District
Founded26 December 1960
Barangays21 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorNecitas T. Cubrado
 • Vice MayorEugenio B. Datahan II
 • CongressmanKristine Alexie B. Tutor
 • Electorate18,454 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
 • Total120.39 km2 (46.48 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census) [3]
 • Total27,256
 • Density230/km2 (590/sq mi)
 • Households
5,961
Economy
 • Income class4th municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence38.19% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue₱82,903,072.27 (2016)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
6321
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)38
Climate typetropical monsoon climate
Native languagesBoholano dialect
Cebuano
Eskayan
Tagalog

Pilar, officially the Municipality of Pilar (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Pilar; Tagalog: Bayan ng Pilar), is a 4th class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 27,256 people. [3]

The town of Pilar, Bohol celebrates its fiesta on October 10, to honor the town patron Virgen del Pilar.[5]

History[edit]

Pilar was formerly a barrio known as Banlasan, which is used to be the town center of Sierra Bullones. Constant flooding from Wahig River led residents of Sierra Bullones to transfer their town center at barangay Candagaz and named it as Poblacion. Banlasan was then called Lungsod Daan which means old town.[6]

On December 29, 1961, Lungsod Daan became an independepent municipality and it was renamed Pilar after the patron saint, Virgen del Pilar. A total of 16 barangays from the municipalities of Candijay, Guindulman, Sierra Bullones, and Ubay are carved out from their territories to form the new municipality through the Executive Order No. 460 issued by President Carlos P. Garcia.[7] Below is list of 16 original barrios of Pilar:

Original Barangays of Pilar, Bohol
From Sierra Bullones From Candijay From Guindulman From Ubay
Aurora Cagawasan Pamacsalan
(with sitio Lumbay)
Inaghuban
(with sitio Cansungay)
Lundag
(with sitio
San Vicente
)
San Isidro
(with sitio La Suerte)
Bagacay Catagdaan
Bagumbayan Estaca Rizal
(with sitio Del Pilar)
Bayong Ilaud
Buena Suerte Lungsod Daan (Poblacion) San Carlos

Barangays[edit]

Pilar comprises 21 barangays:

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[8]
071234001 Aurora 1.6% 431 410 0.96%
071234002 Bagacay 3.2% 862 890 −0.61%
071234003 Bagumbayan 7.0% 1,908 1,725 1.94%
071234004 Bayong 5.3% 1,432 1,493 −0.79%
071234005 Buenasuerte 6.9% 1,894 1,918 −0.24%
071234006 Cagawasan 4.0% 1,079 1,086 −0.12%
071234007 Cansungay 3.0% 820 769 1.23%
071234008 Catagdaan 5.5% 1,492 1,546 −0.67%
071234009 Del Pilar 3.3% 898 890 0.17%
071234010 Estaca 10.7% 2,924 2,575 2.45%
071234011 Ilaud 2.8% 764 929 −3.65%
071234012 Inaghuban 3.9% 1,062 1,235 −2.83%
071234013 La Suerte 2.7% 726 752 −0.67%
071234014 Lumbay 4.4% 1,212 1,161 0.82%
071234015 Lundag 2.9% 789 735 1.36%
071234016 Pamacsalan 2.4% 656 666 −0.29%
071234017 Poblacion 10.6% 2,890 2,806 0.56%
071234018 Rizal 5.2% 1,425 1,282 2.03%
071234019 San Carlos 2.5% 679 744 −1.73%
071234020 San Isidro 9.2% 2,506 2,411 0.74%
071234021 San Vicente 3.0% 807 864 −1.29%
Total 27,256 26,887 0.26%

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Pilar, Bohol
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27
(81)
28
(82)
29
(84)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
29
(83)
Average low °C (°F) 22
(72)
21
(70)
22
(72)
22
(72)
23
(73)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
22
(72)
22
(72)
23
(73)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 102
(4.0)
85
(3.3)
91
(3.6)
75
(3.0)
110
(4.3)
141
(5.6)
121
(4.8)
107
(4.2)
111
(4.4)
144
(5.7)
169
(6.7)
139
(5.5)
1,395
(55.1)
Average rainy days 18.6 14.8 16.5 16.7 23.9 26.4 25.6 24.1 24.4 26.3 23.7 20.5 261.5
Source: Meteoblue [9]

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Pilar
YearPop.±% p.a.
1970 10,888—    
1975 13,928+5.06%
1980 14,902+1.36%
1990 19,930+2.95%
1995 21,141+1.11%
2000 25,095+3.74%
2007 27,276+1.16%
2015 27,256−0.01%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][8][10][11]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Municipality of Pilar | Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)
  2. ^ "Province: Bohol". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ "PSA releases the 2015 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Bohol Festivals Timetable". "www.bohol-philippines.com". Retrieved 2019-02-27.
  6. ^ Jes B. Tirol (March 6, 2011). "Toponyms of Bohol and its Towns Part 9". Bohol Chronicle. Archived from the original on April 5, 2011. Retrieved March 12, 2020.
  7. ^ Executive Order No. 460 (29 December 1941), Creating the Municipality of Pilar in The Province Of Bohol (1961), retrieved April 7, 2016CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  8. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  9. ^ "Pilar: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  10. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  11. ^ "Province of Bohol". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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