Bombon, Camarines Sur

Bombon, officially the Municipality of Bombon (Central Bikol: Banwaan kan Bombon; Tagalog: Bayan ng Bombon), is a 4th class municipality in the province of Camarines Sur, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 17,995 people. [3]

Bombon
Municipality of Bombon
Municipal Hall
Municipal Hall
Map of Camarines Sur with Bombon highlighted
Map of Camarines Sur with Bombon highlighted
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Bombon is located in Philippines
Bombon
Bombon
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°41′12″N 123°11′58″E / 13.6867°N 123.1994°E / 13.6867; 123.1994Coordinates: 13°41′12″N 123°11′58″E / 13.6867°N 123.1994°E / 13.6867; 123.1994
CountryPhilippines
RegionBicol Region
ProvinceCamarines Sur
District 3rd district
Barangays8 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorMaria Luisa D. Angeles
 • Vice MayorEddie Felix S. Alteza
 • RepresentativeGabriel H. Bordado Jr.
 • Municipal Council
Members
 • Electorate11,411 voters (2019)
Area
 • Total28.73 km2 (11.09 sq mi)
Elevation
10 m (30 ft)
Highest elevation
57 m (187 ft)
Lowest elevation
−2 m (−7 ft)
Population
 (2020 census) [3]
 • Total17,995
 • Density630/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
 • Households
3,441
Economy
 • Income class4th municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence23.78% (2018)[4]
 • Revenue₱81,388,449.61 (2020)
 • Assets₱246,828,134.73 (2020)
 • Expenditure₱61,941,089.30 (2020)
 • Liabilities₱87,617,011.94 (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricityCamarines Sur 2 Electric Cooperative (CASURECO 2)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
4404
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)54
Native languagesCentral Bikol
Tagalog
Websiteweb.archive.org/web/20101016225808/http://www.gayonbombon.com

HistoryEdit

 
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish Church

Like any other municipalities in the province, the town of Bombon also started as a mere barrio or "visita". It was dependent on the town of the ancient Quipayo for nearly 240 years, now a mere barangay of Calabanga town. It finally gained its independence during the arrival of the Americans on February 11, 1900. This taste of freedom was, however, momentary for after the establishment of the Civil Government occurred in the Philippines in the year 1903, Bombon was ceded to the municipality of Calabanga .

The municipality of Bombon also became a barrio of Magarao, now another town in the second district. For more than forty years of waiting, it was finally given its proclamation as a town by virtue of Executive Order (EO) 251 dated July 27, 1949 signed by the then President Elpidio Quirino. The mayor at the time was Jose Buenagua Sr, whose son Jose Buenagua Jr went on to be the Provincial Engineer of Albay. Jose Jr now resides in Scottsdale AZ. He had also two daughters, Irene Buenagua Fernandez and Lydia Buenagua Guerrero, both retired teachers, and three other sons, Salvador, Melchor, and Diogenes Buenagua who are all still residing in Bombon. The acquired independence continued permanently and it served well its constituents.

The Leaning Bell Tower, dubbed as the country's own version of Italy 's Leaning Tower of Pisa, found in this municipality serves as a major historical attraction.

GeographyEdit

BarangaysEdit

Bombon is politically subdivided into 8 barangays.

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Bombon, Camarines Sur
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 32
(90)
31
(88)
34
(93)
36
(97)
37
(99)
37
(99)
36
(97)
34
(93)
35
(95)
34
(93)
33
(91)
32
(90)
34
(94)
Average low °C (°F) 27
(81)
27
(81)
29
(84)
31
(88)
32
(90)
32
(90)
31
(88)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29
(84)
28
(82)
28
(82)
30
(85)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 39.34
(1.55)
68.7
(2.70)
26.73
(1.05)
66.19
(2.61)
84.49
(3.33)
178.89
(7.04)
244.27
(9.62)
188.3
(7.41)
160.98
(6.34)
445.0
(17.52)
135.5
(5.33)
367.8
(14.48)
2,006.19
(78.98)
Average rainy days 16 18 13 15 23 28 30 24 26 27 25 29 274
Source: World Weather Online[5]

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Bombon
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 1,917—    
1960 5,179+1.76%
1970 6,495+2.29%
1975 7,494+2.91%
1980 8,234+1.90%
1990 10,874+2.82%
1995 11,739+1.44%
2000 12,843+1.95%
2007 14,083+1.28%
2010 15,437+3.40%
2015 16,512+1.29%
2020 17,995+1.71%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[6][7][8][9]

In the 2020 census, the population of Bombon, Camarines Sur, was 17,995 people, [3] with a density of 630 inhabitants per square kilometre or 1,600 inhabitants per square mile.

Literacy RateEdit

  • 97.75% in both rural as well as urban areas
  • Almost half of the population 5 years and older have reached elementary grade and about 25.8% have finished high school

Work and Labor ForceEdit

  • 15 years and older - about 3,590 or 55% are in the active labor force while the remaining 45% are schooling, disabled, or home caretaker
  • Majority (3,590) of the population in the active force are gainfully employed with only 158 as unemployed
  • Agriculture and its complementary industries are the major sources of employment

LanguagesEdit

  • 98% of the population considers Bikol as their first language
  • Tagalog: 1.67%
  • English language as second language

ReligionEdit

  • Approximately ninety five percent (95%) of the population is Roman Catholics
  • 5% subdivided into the different modern sects of religion such as the Iglesia ni Cristo, UCCP, Aglipay, Born Again, Jehovah's Witnesses, Seventh Day Adventist and other forms religious affiliation

HousingEdit

  • 71% of the total housing units are considered single dwelling and it is mostly made-up

of concrete and semi-permanent materials

  • Shanties or "barong-barong" accounts to about 29% of the total number of housing units

EconomyEdit

Despite staying as a 4th class municipality more developments are happening in town, this was made possible by the local government of The town, including the government of Camarines Sur. Being strategically located in 2 booming municipalities the town of Calabanga in the north and Naga City to the south the town itself is already a small growing municipality. It's proximity to Naga City is also one of the reasons why there are developments in Bombon.

Agricultural SectorEdit

  • Major Crops:
    • Active agricultural area: About 3,978.7580 hectares
    • Mostly planted with rice either irrigated, rainfed or upland rice
      • Irrigated paddy rice has an estimated area of about 1,028.75 hectares while rainfed and upland rice occupies about 564.87 and 33 hectares, respectively
      • Corn areas comprise 38.75 hectares and sugarcane has 118.18 hectares
  • Livestock and Poultry Production
    • As of 1999, area has an estimated animal population of about 6,374 heads
      • 3,740 or 59% are poultry and 2,634 or 41% are livestock
      • Chicken has an aggregate number of 2,567 and ducks with 1,053 heads
      • Major livestock raise is swine with 1,850 heads while carabao and sheep/goat have 176 and 203 heads, respectively

Public servicesEdit

HealthEdit

  • Health facilities consist of the following:
    • 1 Rural Health Unit
    • 1 barangay station

EducationEdit

  • 7 elementary schools
  • 2 public high school

Protection and SecurityEdit

  • Current police ratio to the population is 1:1,363

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of Bombon | (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 c Census of Population (2020). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  4. ^ "PSA Releases the 2018 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  5. ^ "Bombon, Camarines Sur: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". World Weather Online. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  6. ^ Census of Population (2015). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  7. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  8. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  9. ^ "Province of Camarines Sur". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  10. ^ "Poverty incidence (PI):". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  11. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/NSCB_LocalPovertyPhilippines_0.pdf; publication date: 29 November 2005; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ 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.
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ "PSA Releases the 2018 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2022.

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