Bulalacao, officially the Municipality of Bulalacao (Tagalog: Bayan ng Bulalacao), is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 44,366 people. [3]

Bulalacao
San Pedro
Municipality of Bulalacao
Bulalacao Town Hall
Bulalacao Town Hall
Official seal of Bulalacao
Etymology: meteorite, shooting star
Map of Oriental Mindoro with Bulalacao highlighted
Map of Oriental Mindoro with Bulalacao highlighted
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Bulalacao is located in Philippines
Bulalacao
Bulalacao
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 12°20′N 121°21′E / 12.33°N 121.35°E / 12.33; 121.35Coordinates: 12°20′N 121°21′E / 12.33°N 121.35°E / 12.33; 121.35
CountryPhilippines
RegionMimaropa
ProvinceOriental Mindoro
District 2nd district
Barangays15 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorErnilo C. Villas
 • Vice MayorRamon G. Magbanua
 • RepresentativeAlfonso V. Umali Jr.
 • Electorate22,568 voters (2019)
Area
 • Total321.86 km2 (124.27 sq mi)
Elevation
42 m (138 ft)
Highest elevation
283 m (928 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2020 census) [3]
 • Total44,366
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
 • Households
8,485
Economy
 • Income class3rd municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence23.93% (2018)[4]
 • Revenue₱179,403,495.40 (2020)
 • Assets₱478,524,250.21 (2020)
 • Expenditure₱167,807,644.54 (2020)
 • Liabilities₱142,380,840.23 (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricityOriental Mindoro Electric Cooperative (ORMECO)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
5214
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)43
Native languagesRatagnon
Romblomanon
Tagalog
Websitewww.bulalacaomindoro.com

It is formerly known as San Pedro.[5]

HistoryEdit

Don Gabriel Contreras – Gobernadorcillo and Capitan Municipal. One of the rulers of Bulalacao under the Spanish Imperial Crown [6] The territory of Bulalacao was formerly raided by Datu (Prince) Calido of Panay. The Contreras family administered over Bulalacao as Panginoon Basal/Punong Datu before the conquest of Spain. Since the founding of the First Republic, Bulalacao has predominantly been administered by descendants of Don Gabriel Contreras. The lands composing the present Municipality of Bulalacao was previously the hacienda of the Contreras family.[7] Their collateral familial lines (Sejera, Templanza, Fajardo, etc.) also once held vast haciendas throughout the island of Mindoro.

Bulalacao, with a natural harbor, is one of the places theorized by anthropologists and archaeologists to be the location of the ancient wangdom of Ma-i. In the late 1970s, several jade Chinese porcelain vases were found in Bulalacao, further corroborating the theory.[citation needed]

On May 7, 1995, reelectionist Mayor Guillermo Salas was assassinated a day before the 1995 election by Rodel Gonzales of the Mangyan tribe; Gonzales eventually surrendered to authorities five days later, confessing to the crime.[8]

GeographyEdit

Bulalacao is located at the southernmost tip of the province and is 176 kilometres (109 mi) from Calapan.

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29
(84)
30
(86)
30
(86)
31
(88)
31
(88)
30
(86)
29
(84)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
30
(85)
Average low °C (°F) 23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
24
(75)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 45
(1.8)
34
(1.3)
62
(2.4)
64
(2.5)
127
(5.0)
159
(6.3)
172
(6.8)
147
(5.8)
167
(6.6)
182
(7.2)
172
(6.8)
88
(3.5)
1,419
(56)
Average rainy days 12.1 9.4 13.0 14.3 22.7 26.9 28.0 26.4 27.0 27.0 22.7 17.8 247.3
Source: Meteoblue [9]

BarangaysEdit

Bulalacao is politically subdivided into 15 barangays.

  • Bagong Sikat
  • Balatasan
  • Benli (Mangyan Settlement)
  • Cabugao
  • Cambunang (Poblacion)
  • Campaasan (Poblacion)
  • Maasin
  • Maujao
  • Milagrosa (Guiob)
  • Nasukob (Poblacion)
  • Poblacion
  • San Francisco (Alimawan)
  • San Isidro
  • San Juan
  • San Roque (Buyayao)

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Bulalacao
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 3,754—    
1918 6,224+3.43%
1939 3,497−2.71%
1948 3,597+0.31%
1960 5,414+3.47%
1970 10,857+7.20%
1975 14,038+5.29%
1980 16,926+3.81%
1990 21,316+2.33%
1995 24,047+2.28%
2000 27,698+3.08%
2007 30,188+1.19%
2010 33,754+4.15%
2015 39,107+2.84%
2020 44,366+2.51%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[10][11][12][13]

EconomyEdit


TransportationEdit

Bulalacao has a port that serves as a gateway from Mindoro to Caticlan in Malay, Aklan. FastCat operates in the port.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of Bulalacao | (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). "MIMAROPA". 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. ^ Republic Act No. 5646 Archived 2012-06-01 at the Wayback Machine, PhilippineLaw.info, retrieved 2012
  6. ^ "I Recently Discovered My Datu Heritage". 16 April 2019.
  7. ^ "I Recently Discovered My Datu Heritage". 16 April 2019.
  8. ^ Evangelista, Romie (May 14, 1995). "Mindoro town mayor's slay solved". Manila Standard. Kamahalan Publishing Corp. p. 4. Retrieved January 24, 2022.
  9. ^ "Bulalacao: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  10. ^ Census of Population (2015). "Region IV-B (Mimaropa)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  11. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region IV-B (Mimaropa)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  12. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region IV-B (Mimaropa)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  13. ^ "Province of Oriental Mindoro". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  14. ^ "Poverty incidence (PI):". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  15. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/NSCB_LocalPovertyPhilippines_0.pdf; publication date: 29 November 2005; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  16. ^ 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.
  17. ^ 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.
  18. ^ 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.
  19. ^ 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.
  20. ^ "PSA Releases the 2018 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2022.

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