Binalbagan

Binalbagan, officially the Municipality of Binalbagan (Hiligaynon: Banwa sang Binalbagan; Tagalog: Bayan ng Binalbagan), is a 1st class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 71,407 people. [3]

Binalbagan
Municipality of Binalbagan
Binalbagan Municipal Hall
Binalbagan Municipal Hall
Flag of Binalbagan
Flag
Nickname(s): 
The True Heart of Negros
Map of Negros Occidental with Binalbagan highlighted
Map of Negros Occidental with Binalbagan highlighted
OpenStreetMap
Binalbagan is located in Philippines
Binalbagan
Binalbagan
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°12′N 122°52′E / 10.2°N 122.87°E / 10.2; 122.87Coordinates: 10°12′N 122°52′E / 10.2°N 122.87°E / 10.2; 122.87
CountryPhilippines
RegionWestern Visayas
ProvinceNegros Occidental
District 5th district
FoundedMay 15, 1572
Barangays16 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorAlejandro Y. Mirasol
 • Vice MayorUrsecio B. Inodeo
 • RepresentativeMaria Lourdes Arroyo-Lesaca
 • Municipal Council
Members
 • Electorate43,656 voters (2019)
Area
 • Total189.96 km2 (73.34 sq mi)
Elevation
5.0 m (16.4 ft)
Highest elevation
34 m (112 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2020 census) [3]
 • Total71,407
 • Density380/km2 (970/sq mi)
 • Households
14,823
Economy
 • Income class1st municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence21.65% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue₱175,997,509.72 (2016)
Service provider
 • ElectricityNegros Occidental Electric Cooperative (NOCECO)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
6107
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)34
Climate typetropical climate
Native languagesHiligaynon
Tagalog
Websitewww.binalbagan.gov.ph

Major economic activities include manufacturing, agriculture, services, cottage industries and tourism. Binalbagan is also known for the Binalbagan Isabela Sugar Company (BISCOM).

Binalbagan became a town on May 15, 1572[5] and was one of the first two settlements of Negros Occidental (the second being the municipality of Ilog). On the record, Binalbagan is the oldest town in the whole Negros Island, thereby earning the title, “Banwang Panganay” or oldest town.

The municipality celebrates an annual fiesta called "The Balbagan Festival" every month of May.

BarangaysEdit

Binalbagan is politically subdivided into 16 barangays: thirteen (13) rural barangays and three (3) urban barangays.[6]

Urban BarangaysEdit

  • Pagla-um
  • San Pedro
  • Santo Rosario

Rural BarangaysEdit

  • Amontay
  • Bagroy
  • Bi-ao
  • Canmoros
  • Enclaro
  • Marina
  • Payao (formerly Soledad)[7]
  • Progreso
  • San Jose
  • San Juan
  • San Teodoro
  • San Vicente
  • Santol
  • Remedios

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Binalbagan, Negros Occidental
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30
(86)
31
(88)
32
(90)
33
(91)
32
(90)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(87)
Average low °C (°F) 22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
24
(75)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
24
(75)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 38
(1.5)
29
(1.1)
55
(2.2)
65
(2.6)
141
(5.6)
210
(8.3)
212
(8.3)
176
(6.9)
180
(7.1)
180
(7.1)
130
(5.1)
70
(2.8)
1,486
(58.6)
Average rainy days 9.0 7.2 11.1 13.5 25.6 28.4 28.9 27.3 26.9 27.7 21.8 13.8 241.2
Source: Meteoblue [8]

DemographicsEdit

 
Binalbagan welcome marker
Population census of Binalbagan
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 10,599—    
1918 8,966−1.11%
1939 18,112+3.40%
1948 19,748+0.97%
1960 31,160+3.87%
1970 36,765+1.67%
1975 43,968+3.65%
1980 49,428+2.37%
1990 52,073+0.52%
1995 54,664+0.91%
2000 58,280+1.38%
2007 64,747+1.46%
2010 65,431+0.38%
2015 67,270+0.53%
2020 71,407+1.18%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[9][10][11][12]

The people in the city speak the Hiligaynon language (often called Ilonggo). Filipino and English are generally understood.

EconomyEdit


EducationEdit

Tertiary

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of Binalbagan | (DILG)
  2. ^ "2015 Census of Population, Report No. 3 – Population, Land Area, and Population Density" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority. Quezon City, Philippines. August 2016. ISSN 0117-1453. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 25, 2021. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  3. ^ a b Census of Population (2020). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  4. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/City%20and%20Municipal-level%20Small%20Area%20Poverty%20Estimates_%202009%2C%202012%20and%202015_0.xlsx; publication date: 10 July 2019; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  5. ^ "The Official Website of Binalbagan". Retrieved 2012-05-20.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-01-01. Retrieved 2015-01-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "An Act Changing the Name of Barrio Soledad in the Municipality of Binalbagan, Province of Negros Occidental, to Barrio Payao". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-12.
  8. ^ "Binalbagan: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  9. ^ Census of Population (2015). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  10. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  11. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  12. ^ "Province of". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  13. ^ "Poverty incidence (PI):". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  14. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/NSCB_LocalPovertyPhilippines_0.pdf; publication date: 29 November 2005; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  15. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2003%20SAE%20of%20poverty%20%28Full%20Report%29_1.pdf; publication date: 23 March 2009; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  16. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2006%20and%202009%20City%20and%20Municipal%20Level%20Poverty%20Estimates_0_1.pdf; publication date: 3 August 2012; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  17. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2012%20Municipal%20and%20City%20Level%20Poverty%20Estima7tes%20Publication%20%281%29.pdf; publication date: 31 May 2016; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  18. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/City%20and%20Municipal-level%20Small%20Area%20Poverty%20Estimates_%202009%2C%202012%20and%202015_0.xlsx; publication date: 10 July 2019; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.

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