San Ildefonso, Bulacan

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San Ildefonso
Municipality
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Official seal of San Ildefonso
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Map of Bulacan showing the location of San Ildefonso
Map of Bulacan showing the location of San Ildefonso
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
Region Central Luzon (Region III)
Province Bulacan
District 3rd District
Founded 1885
Barangays 36
Government[1]
 • Mayor Paula Carla Galvez Tan (NPC)
 • Vice Mayor Luis Sarrondo
Area[2]
 • Total 128.71 km2 (49.70 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 104,471
 • Density 810/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
 • Poverty rate Decrease 11.9%
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 3010
IDD:area code +63 (0)44
Income class 1st class
Electricity Manila Electric Company
• Consumption 24.22 million kWh (2003)

San Ildefonso is a 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 it's northernmost part.

History[edit]

Long before the arrival of the Spaniards in the Philippines, the town of San Ildefonso was known as Bulak. The early inhabitants called this town as such because of the abundant "kapok" trees (Bulak in vernacular) growing on the hill where the town proper is now situated.

Bulak was then a barrio of San Rafael. There were very few inhabitants numbering only about 3,000. The early inhabitants were people from neighboring towns and provinces that preferred to settle in this place because of the good prospect of agriculture.

When the Spaniards came, the name Bulak was changed to Hacienda San Juan de Dios because her 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 towards the Filipinos, could not help admiring the beauty of the numerous natural scenarios God bestowed on the town. Because of their admiration, they changed the name Hacienda de San Juan de Dios to amore fitting one Hacienda Buenavista, a Spanish word which means beautiful scenery.

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 such position up to 1911. He was responsible for changing the 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 the periods 1905-1906, San Ildefonso was merged with San Miguel due to its low income and inability to finance its expenditures in operating the local government.

As year went by, more and more people were induced to live in the town. The growth of population promoted the increase of income. The town became capable of meeting its expenses so it consequently ceased being a barrio of San Miguel and became once again an independent town.[4]

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 so-called local comfort women were forced to work.[5]

Barangays[edit]

San Ildefonso is politically subdivided into 36 barangays (6 urban, 30 rural).[2]

No Barangay Population
(2015)
1 Akle 4,330
2 Alagao 3,506
3 Anyatam 4,169
4 Bagong Barrio 2,150
5 Basuit 2,068
6 Bubulong Munti 2,245
7 Bubulong Malaki 2,069
8 Buhol na Mangga 1,402
9 Bulusukan 1,948
10 Calasag 3,578
11 Calawitan 3,435
12 Casalat 1,811
13 Gabihan 3,393
14 Garlang 1,183
15 Lapnit 3,134
16 Maasim 3,774
17 Makapilapil 2,234
18 Malipampang 5,897
19 Mataas na Parang 2,460
20 Matimbubong 2,583
21 Nabaong Garlang 1,914
22 Palapala 6,087
23 Pasong Bangkal 839
24 Pinaod 7,283
25 Poblacion 4,080
26 Pulong Tamo 1,987
27 San Juan 5,149
28 Santa Catalina Bata 1,502
29 Santa Catalina Matanda 2,620
30 Sapang Dayap 1,483
31 Sapang Putik 3,946
32 Sapang Putol 1,988
33 Sumandig 2,257
34 Telapatio 1,020
35 Upig 2,524
36 Umpucan 2,423
- TOTAL 104,471

Demographics[edit]

Population census of San Ildefonso
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 59,598 —    
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][6]

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.

Economy[edit]

Major industries:

  • Cement
  • Pyrotechnics
  • Feed Mills
  • Food/Food Processing
  • Garments
  • Hat Making
  • Wood Crafts
  • High-Yield Crops
  • Marble/Marble Processing
  • Metalcraft

Major products:

  • Bakeries and Sweet Preserves
  • Chicharon
  • Poultry and Livestock
  • Rice
  • High Value Crops
  • Marbles
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits

Education[edit]

No Name
1 Bulacan Agricultural State College
2 Liceo De Buenavista
3 Saint Paul School of San Ildefonso
4 Saint John School
5 Motessori De San Ildefonso
6 Goldenville School of Montessori

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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. ^ "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 d "Region III (CENTRAL LUZON)". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ http://www.bulacan.gov.ph/sanildefonso/history.php
  5. ^ http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-36537605
  6. ^ "Region III (CENTRAL LUZON)". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 

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