San Ildefonso, Bulacan

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San Ildefonso
Municipality of San Ildefonso
Welcome Arch
Welcome Arch
Official seal of San Ildefonso
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Map of Bulacan with San Ildefonso highlighted
Map of Bulacan with San Ildefonso highlighted
San Ildefonso is located in Philippines
San Ildefonso
San Ildefonso
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 15°04′44″N 120°56′31″E / 15.07889°N 120.94194°E / 15.07889; 120.94194Coordinates: 15°04′44″N 120°56′31″E / 15.07889°N 120.94194°E / 15.07889; 120.94194
Country Philippines
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvinceBulacan
District3rd District
Founded1885
Barangays36 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorPaula Carla Galvez Tan (suspended)
Luis Sarrondo (acting)
 • Vice MayorAlexander Galvez (acting)
 • Electorate65,138 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total128.71 km2 (49.70 sq mi)
Population
(2015 census)[3]
 • Total104,471
 • Density810/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
3010
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)44
Climate typeTropical monsoon climate
Income class1st municipal income class
Poverty ratePositive decrease 11.9%
• Revenue (2017)Increase PHP 371.29 million [4]
• Expenses (2017)Increase PHP 242.84 million
• Total Assets (2017)Increase PHP 947.62 million
ElectricityManila Electric Company
• Consumption24.22 million kWh (2003)
Native languagesTagalog
Kapampangan

San Ildefonso, officially the Municipality of San Ildefonso, (Tagalog: Bayan ng San Ildefonso), is a 1st class municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 104,471 people.[3]

With the continuous expansion of Metro Manila, the municipality is now part of Manila's built-up area which makes San Ildefonso its northernmost part.

History[edit]

The early inhabitants called this town Bulak because of the abundant 'kapok' trees ('bulak' in vernacular) growing on the hill where the town is now.

Bulak was then a barrio of San Rafael. There were only about 3,000 inhabitants. The early inhabitants were people from neighboring towns and provinces who preferred to settle in this place because of its good agricultural prospects.

When the Spaniards came, the name Bulak was changed to Hacienda San Juan de Dios because 15,500 hectares of grazing and farming grounds were claimed by the friars. The people were told to pay tribute. Proceeds from the rentals were used to finance the operation of the San Juan de Dios Hospital in Manila. The Spanish friars, though antagonistic toward the Filipinos, admired the beauty of the natural scenery. They changed the name to Hacienda Buenavista (which means beautiful scenery in Spanish).

As the population grew, a chapel was constructed under the parochial jurisdiction of San Rafael. In 1809, Father Juan dela Rosa was named the first Filipino priest of the town. He held the position until 1911. He was responsible for changing the name Bulak to San Ildefonso in honor of Alfonso XII, then the king of Spain, and San Ildefonso, its patron saint. By the time it was given this name, a tribunal was created finally making it a town in 1877. Between 1905 and 1906, San Ildefonso was merged with San Miguel due to its low income and inability to finance its expenditures in operating the local government.

As years went by, more and more people were induced to live in the town. The growth of population promoted an increase of income. The town became capable of meeting its expenses so it ceased being a barrio of San Miguel and became once again an independent town.[5]

Bahay na Pula, also known as the "Red House" (2014)

During the Japanese occupation of the Philippines in 1942 the mansion Bahay na Pula of the Ilusorio family was confiscated by the Imperial Japanese Army and used as barracks and became a place where local so-called comfort women were forced to work.[6]

Barangays[edit]

San Ildefonso is politically subdivided into 36 barangays (6 urban, 30 rural).


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[7]
031419001 Akle 4.1% 4,330 3,320 5.19%
031419002 Alagao 3.4% 3,506 3,119 2.25%
031419003 Anyatam 4.0% 4,169 3,887 1.34%
031419006 Bagong Barrio 2.1% 2,150 2,087 0.57%
031419007 Basuit 2.0% 2,068 1,961 1.02%
031419008 Bubulong Munti 2.1% 2,245 2,078 1.48%
031419009 Bubulong Malaki 2.0% 2,069 1,984 0.80%
031419010 Buhol na Mangga 1.3% 1,402 1,302 1.42%
031419011 Bulusukan 1.9% 1,948 1,814 1.37%
031419012 Calasag 3.4% 3,578 3,237 1.93%
031419013 Calawitan 3.3% 3,435 2,824 3.80%
031419014 Casalat 1.7% 1,811 1,629 2.04%
031419015 Gabihan 3.2% 3,393 3,298 0.54%
031419016 Garlang 1.1% 1,183 1,082 1.71%
031419017 Lapnit 3.0% 3,134 3,110 0.15%
031419018 Maasim 3.6% 3,774 2,907 5.10%
031419019 Makapilapil 2.1% 2,234 2,697 −3.52%
031419020 Malipampang 5.6% 5,897 5,525 1.25%
031419021 Matimbubong 2.5% 2,583 2,563 0.15%
031419022 Nabaong Garlang 1.8% 1,914 1,790 1.28%
031419023 Palapala 5.8% 6,087 5,348 2.50%
031419024 Pasong Bangkal 0.8% 839 744 2.31%
031419025 Pinaod 7.0% 7,283 6,545 2.06%
031419026 Poblacion 3.9% 4,080 3,644 2.18%
031419027 Pulong Tamo 1.9% 1,987 1,813 1.76%
031419028 San Juan 4.9% 5,149 4,337 3.32%
031419029 Santa Catalina Bata 1.4% 1,502 1,177 4.75%
031419030 Santa Catalina Matanda 2.5% 2,620 2,497 0.92%
031419031 Sapang Dayap 1.4% 1,483 1,447 0.47%
031419032 Sapang Putik 3.8% 3,946 3,935 0.05%
031419033 Sapang Putol 1.9% 1,988 2,073 −0.79%
031419034 Sumandig 2.2% 2,257 1,966 2.66%
031419035 Telapatio 1.0% 1,020 903 2.35%
031419036 Upig 2.4% 2,524 2,225 2.43%
031419037 Umpucan 2.3% 2,423 1,787 5.97%
031419038 Mataas na Parang 2.4% 2,460 2,345 0.92%
Total 104,471 95,000 1.83%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of San Ildefonso
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 5,326—    
1918 9,190+3.70%
1939 16,395+2.79%
1948 18,288+1.22%
1960 26,140+3.02%
1970 34,559+2.83%
1975 39,593+2.76%
1980 44,931+2.56%
1990 59,598+2.87%
1995 69,319+2.87%
2000 79,956+3.11%
2007 93,438+2.17%
2010 95,000+0.61%
2015 104,471+1.83%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][7][8][9]

In the 2015 census, the population of San Ildefonso, Bulacan, was 104,471 people,[3] with a density of 810 inhabitants per square kilometre or 2,100 inhabitants per square mile.

Education[edit]

Public Schools[edit]

Elementary Education[edit]

The town has numerous public schools offering elementary and high school education. Some of the elementary public schools are:

San Ildefonso South District[edit]
No Name
1 Pinaod CS
2 Malipampang ES
3 Maasim ES
4 Palapala ES
5 Gabihan ES
6 Akle ES
7 Sapang Putik ES
8 Basuit ES
9 Upig ES
10 Bagong Baryo Es
11 Alagao ES
12 Matimbubong ES
13 Casalat ES
14 Sitio Pag- Asa ES
15 Narra ES
16 Sitio Biga ES
17 Pasong Bangkal ES (Satellite School)
San Ildefonso North District[edit]
No Name
1 San Ildefonso ES
2 Anyatam ES
3 Bubulong Malaki ES
4 Bubulong Munti ES
5 Bulusukan ES
6 Calawitan ES
7 Makapilapil ES
8 Pulong Tamo ES
9 Sumandig ES
10 Sta. Catalina Mat. ES
11 Umpucan ES
12 Nabaong Garlang ES
13 Calasag ES
14 Lapnit ES
15 San Juan ES
16 Mataas na Parang ES
17 Buhol na Mangga ES
18 Garlang ES
19 Sta. Catalina Bata ES
20 Telapatio PS


HighSchool Education[edit]

Some of the public high schools are:

No Name
1 San Ildefonso National High School
2 Calawitan High School
3 Akle High School
4 Sta. Catalina High School
5 Upig High school

Tertiary and College Education[edit]

Some of the tertiary schools are:

No Name
1 Bulacan Agricultural State College


Private Schools[edit]

Some of the private schools offering education

No Name Elementary Secondary Senior High School Tertiary / College
1 Motessori De San Ildefonso Yes Yes Yes Yes
2 Saint Paul School of San Ildefonso Yes
3 Saint John School Yes Yes Yes
4 Liceo De Buenavista Yes Yes
5 Goldenville School of Montessori Yes
6 Veritas Yes

Economy[edit]

Notable people[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • De los Reyes, Angelo J.; De los Reyes, Aloma Monte (1983). Bulac noon, San Ildefonso ngayon. San Ildefonso, Bulacan: Normine Printing House.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Bulacan". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e Census of Population (2015). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ ""Commission on Audit 2017 Report-Bulacan"". Quezon City, Philippines: Commission on Audit. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  5. ^ http://www.bulacan.gov.ph/sanildefonso/history.php
  6. ^ https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-36537605
  7. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  8. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  9. ^ "Province of Bulacan". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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