Bula, Camarines Sur

Bula, officially the Municipality of Bula (Rinconada Bikol: Banwaān ka Bula; Tagalog: Bayan ng Bula), is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Camarines Sur, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 69,430 people. [3]

Bula
Municipality of Bula
A view of native houses in Bula pecuaria green hills WTR.JPG
Official seal of Bula
Seal
Map of Camarines Sur with Bula highlighted
Map of Camarines Sur with Bula highlighted
OpenStreetMap
Bula is located in Philippines
Bula
Bula
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°28′N 123°17′E / 13.47°N 123.28°E / 13.47; 123.28Coordinates: 13°28′N 123°17′E / 13.47°N 123.28°E / 13.47; 123.28
Country Philippines
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceCamarines Sur
District5th district
Barangays33 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorAmelita A. Ibasco
 • Vice MayorNilo C. Malanyaon II
 • RepresentativeJocelyn F. Fortuno
 • Electorate40,794 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
 • Total167.64 km2 (64.73 sq mi)
Elevation
24 m (79 ft)
Population
 (2015 census) [3]
 • Total69,430
 • Density410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
 • Households
13,482
Economy
 • Income class2nd municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence45.45% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue₱148,123,781.66 (2016)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
4430
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)54
Climate typetropical rainforest climate
Native languagesRinconada Bikol
Central Bikol
Tagalog
Websitewww.bula.gov.ph

The town of Bula is historically considered as one of the first four towns of Camarines Sur founded by the Spanish conquistadores when they set foot on the Bicol soil coming from the Visayas, 1576. The other premier towns were Naga, Quipayo and Nabua. The Spaniards who first came to this place asked the men who were splitting bamboos about the name of the place, and since they did not understand the language, they thought that they were being asked about the name of the bamboo, and so they got the answer "Bu-la". And so Bula became the name of the town.

GeographyEdit

Bula is bounded on the north by the municipalities of Pili and Ocampo, on the east by the municipality of Baao, on the southeast by the Municipality of Nabua, on the south it is bounded by the Municipality of Balataan, on the southwest by Ragay Gulf, and on the west by the Municipality of Minalabac. It is approximately 25 kilometres (16 mi) southwest of Naga City.

BarangaysEdit

Bula is politically subdivided into 33 barangays.

  • Bagoladio
  • Bagumbayan
  • Balaogan
  • Caorasan
  • Casugad
  • Causip
  • Fabrica
  • Inoyonan
  • Itangon
  • Kinalabasahan
  • La Purisima
  • La Victoria
  • Lanipga
  • Lubgan
  • Ombao Heights
  • Ombao Polpog
  • Palsong
  • Panoypoyan
  • Pawili
  • Sagrada (Sagrada Familia)
  • Salvacion (Poblacion)
  • San Agustin
  • San Francisco
  • San Isidro
  • San Jose
  • San Miguel
  • San Ramon
  • San Roque (Poblacion)
  • San Roque Heights
  • Santa Elena
  • Santo Domingo
  • Santo Niño
  • Taisan

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Bula, Camarines Sur
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 33
(91)
32
(90)
36
(97)
37
(99)
38
(100)
37
(99)
35
(95)
33
(91)
35
(95)
34
(93)
33
(91)
32
(90)
35
(94)
Average low °C (°F) 27
(81)
27
(81)
29
(84)
31
(88)
32
(90)
32
(90)
31
(88)
29
(84)
30
(86)
29
(84)
28
(82)
28
(82)
29
(85)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 36.63
(1.44)
49.6
(1.95)
46.66
(1.84)
78.81
(3.10)
93.81
(3.69)
135.51
(5.34)
326.31
(12.85)
406.1
(15.99)
214.85
(8.46)
313.98
(12.36)
76.2
(3.00)
262
(10.3)
2,040.46
(80.32)
Average rainy days 19 23 17 19 23 27 31 29 27 29 24 29 297
Source: World Weather Online[5]

HistoryEdit

The Municipality of Bula is historically one of the first four mission towns of Camarines Sur founded by Spanish conquistadores in 1576. Bula was established together with Quipayo, Naga and Nabua. However, it was only in 1578 when the natives where Christianized, so the National Historical Commission dates back our history to 1578. From this historical fact, Bula, whose chosen Saint is St. Mary Magdalene celebrates its fiesta every 22nd day of July, which is the birthdate of the Saint.

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Bula
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 2,859—    
1918 5,346+4.26%
1939 11,750+3.82%
1948 11,952+0.19%
1960 24,257+6.07%
1970 31,506+2.65%
1975 36,904+3.22%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1980 40,642+1.95%
1990 48,240+1.73%
1995 54,650+2.37%
2000 57,474+1.09%
2007 62,024+1.06%
2010 68,011+3.41%
2015 69,430+0.39%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]

In the 2015 census, the population of Bula, Camarines Sur, was 69,430 people, [3] with a density of 410 inhabitants per square kilometre or 1,100 inhabitants per square mile.

LanguageEdit

Majority of the people speak the Bula-Pili variant, a lowland dialect (sinaranəw) of Rinconada Bikol language, also known as Riŋkonāda. The population can also understand and speak Tagalog or Filipino language and English.

ReligionEdit

People of Bula are divided into different Christian sects. Most of the population are Roman Catholic and Iglesia ni Cristo members which are the biggest bulk of Bulaeños adhering to Christian faith. The rest of population are followers of different Protestant denominations.

Tourist SpotsEdit

The town of Bula is the home of the breath-taking views of Tan-Awan Park, Nalalata Falls, and Burabod. Tan-Awan Park, located in Barangay Bagoladio atop a hill, attracts a number of tourists because of its captivating view overlooking the areas of its neighboring towns in Rinconada.

GalleryEdit

Panoramic View in Tanawan Park

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of Bula | (DILG)
  2. ^ "Province: Camarines Sur". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ "PSA releases the 2015 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  5. ^ ", Camarines Sur: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". World Weather Online. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  6. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ "Province of Camarines Sur". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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