Pulilan, Bulacan

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Pulilan, Bulacan
Municipal hall
Municipal hall
Official seal of Pulilan, Bulacan
Motto: Sa Bagong Pulilan, Kitang-kita Ang Kaunlaran
Map of Bulacan with Pulilan highlighted
Map of Bulacan with Pulilan highlighted
Pulilan, Bulacan is located in Philippines
Pulilan, Bulacan
Pulilan, Bulacan
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°54′N 120°51′E / 14.900°N 120.850°E / 14.900; 120.850Coordinates: 14°54′N 120°51′E / 14.900°N 120.850°E / 14.900; 120.850
Country Philippines
Region Central Luzon (Region III)
Province Bulacan
District 1st District
Founded January 20, 1749
Barangays 19
 • Mayor Vicente B. Esguerra Sr. (Liberal)
 • Total 39.89 km2 (15.40 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 85,844
 • Density 2,200/km2 (5,600/sq mi)
Demonym Pulileño, Pulileña
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 3005
Dialing code 44
Income class 1st class urban
Website www.pulilan.gov.ph

Pulilan is a first class urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 85,844 inhabitants.[3] The town is famous for its Carabao Festival where Carabaos are paraded and kneel as they pass through San Isidro Labrador parish church, in honor to the town's patron saint, San Isidro Labrador.

With the continuous expansion of Metro Manila, the municipality is now included in Manila built up area which reaches San Ildefonso in its Northernmost part.


Pulilan is one of the 21 towns of Bulacan province, located in about its center—from north to south. It has an area of about 4,073 hectares. It is bounded on the north by Apalit in Pampanga; on the east by Baliuag; on the south by Plaridel; and on the west by Calumpit. The Angat River cutting its way through the eastern edge of Baliuag, and the southern fringes of Pulilan down to the tributary of Manila Bay southwest of Calumpit, serves as the boundary with Plaridel. Its feature is flat and the soil is suited to farming.


The ancient town of Pulilan was first documented as Puliran in the Laguna Copperplate Inscription, a pre-colonial Philippine document written in 900 AD. The native population of Puliran at the time of the document were ruled by the sovereign Lord Ka-Sumuran (see Laguna Copperplate Inscription).[4]

An Augustinian friar, Fray Vicente Villamanzo, was made to declare the settlement a town on January 20, 1796. It was assigned a patron saint, San Isidro Labrador, after whose name he wanted the town identified.

From the time the nation acquired its Independence, the inhabitants of Pulilan have committed themselves in a determined effort to improve their lot. The influence of Spanish, American and Japanese occupations, have in a measure, contributed to the promotion of their welfare. But the Pulilenos, as they are known, treasure their great heritage.

San Isidro Labrador or saint Isidore the Laborer, the patron saint of farmers, is the patron saint of the town as well. The traditional date of his liturgical feast, which, though not included in the General Roman Calendar has been celebrated for centuries in several countries and dioceses, is May 15. However, it is in the 14th day of May that Pulileňos(people of Pulilan) celebrate the feast in honor of their saint by parading carabaos and making them kneel in front of the church as a sign of respect for the patron saint of farmers. Also included in the parade are cows, horses, street folk dancers, marching bands and floats of commercial establishments of the town.


Pulilan map.jpg

Pulilan is politically subdivided into 19 barangays:[2]

  • Balatong A
  • Balatong B
  • Cutcot
  • Dampol 1st
  • Dampol 2nd-A
  • Dampol 2nd-B
  • Dulong Malabon
  • Inaon
  • Longos
  • Lumbac
  • Paltao
  • Peñabatan
  • Poblacion
  • Taal
  • Tabon
  • Tibag
  • Tinejero
  • Sta. Peregrina
  • Sto. Cristo

A special economic zone, Central Economic Zone of Pulilan (CEZ), is planned for 2015.


Population census of Pulilan
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 48,199 —    
1995 59,682 +4.09%
2000 68,188 +2.90%
2007 85,008 +3.09%
2010 85,844 +0.36%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]


Parish Church of San Isidro Labrador
  • San Isidro Labrador Parish Church
  • Purina Philippines
  • McDonalds
  • Jollibee
  • Shakey's
  • Nestle Ice Cream Plant
  • Padre Pio Fortress
  • Navarro Studio (Poblacion)
  • Tabon Sun Signal Tower
  • 7-Eleven Conv. Store
  • Villa Lorenzo Resort
  • Virgoni Resort
  • Pulilan Butterfly Haven
  • Dampol Signal Tower
  • Poblacion Plaza
  • Munisipyo ng Pulilan
  • PC Warehouse (Poblacion)
  • Bantayog ng Magsasaka (Top of Rural Bank of Florida)
  • Dambana ni San Isidro
  • Pasalubong Bakeshop
  • ACI Resort
  • Pulilan Veterinary Center (Lumbac)
  • Sikat Lyre Music & Sports (Lumbac)
  • La Pulilan River View resort(Longos)
  • R.M. Foods Inc.(Dampol 2nd B.)
  • Pulilan Resort (Dampol 2nd A.)
  • Robinson's Pulilan
  • Jocker's Foods Industries
  • Numerous resorts
  • Potpot Shake



  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: BULACAN". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 10 October 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 10 October 2013. 
  4. ^ http://bayangpinagpala.blogspot.com/2006/11/pailah-is-pila-laguna.html

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