Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro
Bulalacao, officially the Municipality of Bulalacao (formerly known as San Pedro), is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 39,107 people.
|Municipality of Bulalacao|
Map of Oriental Mindoro with Bulalacao highlighted
|Region||Mimaropa (Region IV-B)|
|Barangays||15 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Ernilo C. Villas|
|• Vice Mayor||Ramon G. Magbanua|
|• Congressman||Alfonso V. Umali Jr.|
|• Electorate||19,251 voters (2016)|
|• Total||321.86 km2 (124.27 sq mi)|
|• Density||120/km2 (310/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)43|
|Climate type||tropical climate|
|Income class||3rd municipal income class|
|Revenue (₱)||114.7 million (2016)|
Don Gabriel Contreras – Capitanes Municipal and Gobernadorcillo. Founder and one of the rulers of Bulalacao under the Spanish Imperial Crown  The territory of Bulalacao was formerly raided by Datu (Prince) Calido of Panay. The Contreras family ruled over Bulalacao as Punong Datu (Sovereign High Prince/King) 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. During the Spanish colonial period, the Contrerases were the undisputed principalia of Bulalacao. 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 (kingdom) of Ma-i. In the late 1970s, several jade Chinese porcelain vases were found in Bulalacao, further corroborating the theory.
Bulalacao is located at the southernmost tip of the province and is 176 kilometres (109 mi) from Calapan.
Bulalacao is politically subdivided into 15 barangays.
|Benli (Mangyan Settlement)||4,527|
|San Francisco (Alimawan)||778|
|San Roque (Buyayao)||6,044|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
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- 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.
- "Province of Oriental Mindoro". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.