San Ildefonso, Bulacan
|Municipality of San Ildefonso|
Map of Bulacan with San Ildefonso highlighted
|Region||Central Luzon (Region III)|
|Barangays||36 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Paula Carla G. Tan|
|• Vice Mayor||Rocky G. Sarmiento|
|• Congressman||Lorna C. Silverio|
|• Electorate||72,630 voters (2019)|
|• Total||128.71 km2 (49.70 sq mi)|
|• Density||810/km2 (2,100/sq mi)|
|• Income class||1st municipal income class|
|• Poverty incidence||9.15% (2015)|
|• Revenue||PHP 371.29 million (2017) |
|• Assets||PHP 947.62 million (2017)|
|• Expenditure||PHP 242.84 million (2017)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)44|
|Climate type||tropical monsoon climate|
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.
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.
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 1811. 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.
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.
San Ildefonso is politically subdivided into 36 barangays (6 urban, 30 rural).
|031419010||Buhol na Mangga||1.3%||1,402||1,302||1.42%|
|031419029||Santa Catalina Bata||1.4%||1,502||1,177||4.75%|
|031419030||Santa Catalina Matanda||2.5%||2,620||2,497||0.92%|
|031419038||Mataas na Parang||2.4%||2,460||2,345||0.92%|
|Population census of San Ildefonso|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
In the 2015 census, the population of San Ildefonso, Bulacan, was 104,471 people, with a density of 810 inhabitants per square kilometre or 2,100 inhabitants per square mile.
The town has numerous public schools offering elementary and high school education. Some of the elementary public schools are:
San Ildefonso South District
|7||Sapang Putik ES|
|10||Bagong Baryo Es|
|14||Sitio Pag- Asa ES|
|16||Sitio Biga ES|
|17||Pasong Bangkal ES (Satellite School)|
San Ildefonso North District
|1||San Ildefonso ES|
|3||Bubulong Malaki ES|
|4||Bubulong Munti ES|
|8||Pulong Tamo ES|
|10||Santa Catalina Mat. ES|
|12||Nabaong Garlang ES|
|15||San Juan ES|
|16||Mataas na Parang ES|
|17||Buhol na Mangga ES|
|19||Santa Catalina Bata ES|
Some of the public high schools are:
|1||San Ildefonso National High School|
|2||Calawitan High School|
|3||Akle High School|
|4||Santa Catalina High School|
|5||Upig High school|
Tertiary and College Education
Some of the tertiary schools are:
|1||Bulacan Agricultural State College|
Some of the private schools offering education
|No||Name||Elementary||Secondary||Senior High School||Tertiary / College|
|1||AMG Skilled Hands Technological College||Yes||Yes|
|2||Motessori De San Ildefonso||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|3||Saint Paul School of San Ildefonso||Yes|
|4||Saint John School||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|5||Liceo De Buenavista||Yes||Yes|
|6||Goldenville School of Montessori||Yes|
- Yuka Saso – Filipino Japanese amateur golfer. Two-time Asian Games gold medalist in individual and team events.
St. Ildephonsus of Toledo Church (Poblacion)
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