Bugallon, Pangasinan

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Map of Pangasinan showing the location of Bugalllon

Bugallon is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 57,445 people in 10,614 households.

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History

The municipality of Bugallon was formerly called "Salasa" which means a part of a wooden house where the floor is attached to. In the Spanish colonial era, the Spanish authorities established the town center in Poblacion (now Barangay Salasa). Because of flooding and erosion, the town center was later transferred to Barrio Anagao (became Barangay Poblacion) but the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, one of the oldest churches in the country, could not be transferred (every time someone attempts, he dies). A new Catholic church was created in the Poblacion, the Saint Andrew Catholic Church. This is the reason why Bugallon has two Catholic Churches. The town was named after the town's hero General Jose Torres Bugallon who fought together with general Antonio Luna during the 1896 revolution.

Barangays

Bugallon is politically subdivided into 24 barangays.

  • Angarian
  • Asinan
  • Banaga
  • Bacabac
  • Bolaoen
  • Buenlag
  • Cabayaoasan
  • Cayanga
  • Gueset
  • Hacienda
  • Laguit Centro
  • Laguit Padilla
  • Magtaking
  • Pangascasan
  • Pantal
  • Poblacion
  • Polong
  • Portic
  • Salasa
  • Salomague Norte
  • Salomague Sur
  • Samat
  • San Francisco
  • Umanday

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