Buug, officially the Municipality of Buug (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Buug; Chavacano: Municipalidad de Buug; Tagalog: Bayan ng Buug), is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 38,425 people. [3]

Buug
Municipality of Buug
A streetdance performance during Bog Festival
A streetdance performance during Bog Festival
Official seal of Buug
Map of Zamboanga Sibugay with Buug highlighted
Map of Zamboanga Sibugay with Buug highlighted
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Buug is located in Philippines
Buug
Buug
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 7°44′N 123°04′E / 7.73°N 123.07°E / 7.73; 123.07Coordinates: 7°44′N 123°04′E / 7.73°N 123.07°E / 7.73; 123.07
CountryPhilippines
RegionZamboanga Peninsula
ProvinceZamboanga Sibugay
District 1st district
FoundedFebruaey 2, 1960
Barangays27 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorDionesia B. Lagas
 • Vice MayorJonam R. Lagas
 • RepresentativeWilter W. Palma II
 • Municipal Council
Members
 • Electorate25,472 voters (2019)
Area
 • Total134.06 km2 (51.76 sq mi)
Elevation
174 m (571 ft)
Highest elevation
551 m (1,808 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2020 census) [3]
 • Total38,425
 • Density290/km2 (740/sq mi)
 • Households
8,116
Economy
 • Income class3rd municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence38.90% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue₱107,086,489.79 (2016)
Service provider
 • ElectricityZamboanga del Sur 2 Electric Cooperative (ZAMSURECO 2)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
7009
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)62
Climate typetropical climate
Native languagesSubanon
Cebuano
Chavacano
Tagalog
Websitewww.buugsibugay.gov.ph

EtymologyEdit

The name Buug was derived from the word bog, a Subanen word for secondary forest which is the same as the Cebuano-Visayan term buog. Accordingly, a group of Subanens stumbled upon this bog that was endowed with a stream and sufficient supply of water while they were moving from one place to another in search of a safe place to start a living away from marauders who were in search for slaves and things to loot. From then on people began to refer to the bog as Buug.

GeographyEdit

Buug is located in the central Zamboanga Peninsula, on the island of Mindanao. It has a pentagon-like shape bounded on the south by Dumanquilas Bay, Bayog on the north, Kumalarang on the east, Diplahan on the west, and Malangas on south-west. The distance from Manila to Buug is approximately 790 kilometres (490 mi). It is five hours away from Zamboanga City by bus, one hour and 45 minutes bus drive from the Ipil, and 57 kilometres (35 mi) away from Pagadian, or 45 minutes of travel by bus.

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Buug, Zamboanga Sibugay
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30
(86)
30
(86)
31
(88)
31
(88)
29
(84)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
Average low °C (°F) 20
(68)
20
(68)
21
(70)
22
(72)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
22
(72)
21
(70)
22
(72)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 22
(0.9)
18
(0.7)
23
(0.9)
24
(0.9)
67
(2.6)
120
(4.7)
132
(5.2)
156
(6.1)
119
(4.7)
124
(4.9)
54
(2.1)
24
(0.9)
883
(34.6)
Average rainy days 9.4 9.1 11.5 11.9 20.1 22.5 22.4 23.2 21.5 22.2 15.7 11.5 201
Source: Meteoblue [5] (Use with caution: this is modeled/calculated data, not measured locally.)

It has an average temperature of 26 °C (79 °F) and has an average elevation of 200 metres (660 ft) above sea level. It is away from the typhoon belt and enjoying a Type IV climate, i.e. rainfall is more or less evenly distributed throughout the year.

BarangaysEdit

Buug belongs to the first district of Zamboanga Sibugay. The local executive council is administered by a mayor. The legislative council is headed by a vice mayor with ten municipal councilors as members, eight of which are elected, plus the representative of Sangguniang Kabataan and the president of the Association of Barangay Captains (ABC). It is politically subdivided into 27 barangays.

  • Agutayan
  • Bagong Borbon
  • Basalem
  • Bawang
  • Bliss
  • Bulaan
  • Compostela
  • Danlugan
  • Datu Panas
  • Del Monte
  • Guintuloan
  • Guitom
  • Guminta
  • Labrador
  • Lantawan
  • Mabuhay
  • Maganay
  • Manlin
  • Muyo
  • Pamintayan
  • Pling
  • Poblacion
  • Pulog
  • San Jose
  • Talairan
  • Talamimi
  • Villacastor (Galit)

HistoryEdit

Buug grew into a thriving community through the initiative of the timuays, the Subanen chieftains, who held leadership of the community. A school was opened which drew in the first trickle of Subanon, Cebuano, and other Visayan settlers. When the Samar Mining Company (SAMICO) opened the Sibuguey project in 1957 at Bobuan (now part of the municipality of Bayog), the next group of settlers flooded in. More people came when the Pagadian-Zamboanga National Highway reached Buug in 1958. The highway is part of the Pan-Philippine Highway (also known as the Maharlika Highway and AH26).

Buug was originally a barangay of the municipality of Margosatubig and became a baranggay of Malangas when the former was divided in 1951. It became a municipality through Executive Order No. 380 issued by President Carlos P. Garcia on February 2, 1960. Instrumental in the formation of Municipality of Buug was the persistence of Mr. Quirino M. Gonzales, a fisherman who also was a councilor of Malangas and a native of Merida, Leyte. He is also a distant relative of then Senator Neptali Gonzales. Gonzales became the first appointed mayor and was called the "Father of Buug". After being proclaimed as a municipality, flocks of settlers established residence and trade in the place.[6]

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Buug
YearPop.±% p.a.
1970 22,858—    
1975 25,724+2.40%
1980 19,648−5.24%
1990 32,815+5.26%
1995 34,175+0.76%
YearPop.±% p.a.
2000 33,623−0.35%
2007 34,289+0.27%
2010 35,969+1.76%
2015 36,634+0.35%
2020 38,425+0.94%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[7][8][9][10]

EconomyEdit

Credit institutions and commercial businesses have multiplied. Appliance centers and merchandisers with main branches in big cities have invested in the area. Cottage industries have also sprouted. Buug's economy is based on two sectors categorized by the local government:

  1. Agriculture which consists of farming, livestock & poultry, and fisheries.
  2. Service Activities such as trade/commerce & industry, finance, personal and community service.

EducationEdit

There are two higher education institutions in Buug. Mindanao State University- Buug offers courses in education, agriculture, fisheries, liberal arts, information technology, hospitality industry, environmental science, etc. It also has a high school which serves as the laboratory school of the College of Education. St. John College of Buug Foundation, Inc. the only private college which offers courses criminology and business administration. A private high school managed by the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres is also located here, the St. Paul School (formerly Holy Trinity Academy) which offers primary and high school education. The first high school which opened in Buug is a Gabaldon school called Western Mindanao Institute, a private school. Public high schools are also present such as the Buug National High School (which opened in 1996) located in Barangay Manlin and Del Monte National High School.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of Buug | (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 IX (Zamboanga Peninsula)". 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. ^ "Buug: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  6. ^ Manlin, Alicia. "Municipality of Buug". Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
  7. ^ Census of Population (2015). "Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  8. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  9. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  10. ^ "Province of Zamboanga Sibugay". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  11. ^ "Poverty incidence (PI):". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  12. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/NSCB_LocalPovertyPhilippines_0.pdf; publication date: 29 November 2005; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ 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.
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ 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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