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Official seal of Pulupandan
Map of Negros Occidental with Pulupandan highlighted
Map of Negros Occidental with Pulupandan highlighted
Pulupandan is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°31′N 122°48′E / 10.517°N 122.800°E / 10.517; 122.800Coordinates: 10°31′N 122°48′E / 10.517°N 122.800°E / 10.517; 122.800
Country Philippines
Region Negros Island Region (NIR)
Province Negros Occidental
Congregational district 4th district of Negros Occidental
Barangays 20
 • Mayor Miguel C. Peña
 • Total 23.00 km2 (8.88 sq mi)
Population (2015)[3]
 • Total 27,735
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6102
IDD:area code 34

Pulupandan, officially the Municipality of Pulupandan (Hiligaynon: Banwa sang Pulupandan; Filipino: Bayan ng Pulupandan) is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 25,350 people.[3]

The current mayor of Pulupandan is Miguel C. Peña, son of its former mayor Magdaleno "Magsie" Peña who is now the incumbent mayor of Moises Padilla. With an area of 23 square kilometers, it is the smallest town in terms of area in Negros Occidental. The first people who lived in this place were the Negritos and the name Pulupandan came from a Hiligaynon phrase "Pulo sang Pandan which means "island of pandan". Patron Saint - Saint Filomena/Philomena Feb 15 & Aug 10 Saint Philomena. Formerly a barrio of Valladolid, Pulupandan was organized into an independent pueblo or temporary town together with Sum-ag, Ma-ao and Dancalan, among others, in 1899 under the Republic of Negros when it was created after the successful revolution of Negrenses against Spain.

In 1903, after the short-lived existence of the Negros Cantonal Government, a Re-organization Committee was created in consonance with the re-organization of the government during the American Occupation.  Ironically, however, the municipality of Pulupandan was again incorporated as barrio of Valladolid pursuant to the re-organization.  Pulupandan remained as such until 1916 when it was again segregated from Valladolid and re-organized into an independent municipality.
Pulupandan was officially created into a town pursuant to the mandate of Governor General Francis Burton Harrison as contained in his Executive Order No. 95 dated December  23, 1916.  This creation took effect on January 1, 1917 and was implemented by Resolution No. 36 dated January 12, 1917 of the Provincial Board of Negros Occidental with then Gov. Matias Hilado.

The only town in Negros Occidental where President Rodrigo R. Duterte won during the 2016 Presidential Election.


Pulupandan is politically subdivided into 20 barangays ("Pob. means poblacion).[2]

  • Barangay Zone 1-A (Pob. / Paco beach)
  • Barangay Zone 4-A (Pob.)
  • Barangay Zone 1 (Pob. / Green beach)
  • Barangay Zone 2 (Pob.)
  • Barangay Zone 3 (Pob.)
  • Barangay Zone 4 (Pob.)
  • Barangay Zone 5 (Pob.)
  • Barangay Zone 6 (Pob.)
  • Barangay Zone 7 (Pob.)
  • Canjusa
  • Crossing Pulupandan
  • Culo
  • Mabini
  • Pag-ayon
  • Palaka Norte
  • Palaka Sur
  • Patic
  • Tapong
  • Ubay
  • Utod


Population census of Pulupandan
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1903 6,167 —    
1918 5,268 −1.04%
1939 10,751 +3.46%
1948 11,726 +0.97%
1960 14,844 +1.98%
1970 19,476 +2.75%
1975 23,665 +3.98%
1980 24,824 +0.96%
1990 22,983 −0.77%
1995 24,932 +1.54%
2000 25,849 +0.78%
2007 27,072 +0.64%
2010 25,350 −2.36%
2015 27,735 +1.73%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]


  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Negros Occidental". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Negros Island Region (NIR)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). Population and Annual Growth Rates for The Philippines and Its Regions, Provinces, and Highly Urbanized Cities (PDF). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). Population and Annual Growth Rates by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 4 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Province of Negros Occidental". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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