Bocaue, Bulacan

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Bocaue is a 1st class urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. The municipality of Bocaue lies 27 kilometers northeast of Manila and is located at the midsouthwestern portion of Bulacan. The town is bounded on the north by the municipalities of Balagtas and a portion of the municipality of Santa Maria; by the municipalities of Marilao and Obando on the south; larger portion of Santa Maria on the east; a portion of the municipality of Bulacan on the extreme southwestern side and a portion of Balagtas on the western side.

The word Bocaue came from the old tagalog word Bokawe which is a type of tree.

According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 105,817 inhabitants. The town was established in 1606 by the Spanish Friars and is carved out from the nearby town of Marilao.

The Bocaue River runs through most of the town, and the Bocaue Museum is located near the center. The Bocaue River festival is celebrated on the first Sunday of every July.

In July 2, 1993, over 260 people died drown the river with more than over 200 victims meanwhile over more than 300 secured in Bocaue river during the paradise in the Bocaue Pagoda Tragedy.

Bocaue is about 27 kilometres north of Manila and has its own exit on the North Luzon Expressway.

The Cross of Bocaue known locally as Ang Mapagpalang Poong Krus ng Wawa

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Built up area

With the continuous expansion of Metro Manila, the city is now included in Manila built up area which reaches San Ildefonso in its Northernmost part.

Barangays

Bocaue is politically subdivided into 19 barangays.

  • Antipona
  • Bagumbayan
  • Bambang
  • Batia
  • Biñang 1st
  • Biñang 2nd
  • Bolacan
  • Bundukan
  • Bunlo
  • Caingin

Mayors of Bocaue, Bulacan

Eduardo Villanueva, Jr. (2007 - Present)
Serafin dela Cruz (2004 - 2007)
Eduardo Villanueva, Jr. (2001 - 2004)
Jose Santiago, Sr. (1998 - 2001)
Serafin dela Cruz (1992 - 1998)
Lorenzo Gonzales (1988 - 1992)
- Other names to follow -

Vice Mayors of Bocaue, Bulacan

Jose Santiago, Jr. (2007 - Present)
Kennedy Valdez (2004 - 2007)
Peter Christopher Gonzales (2001 - 2004)
- Other names to follow -

See also

December 2007 Bocaue Fire

Notable Personalities

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  • Anna Dominique Mendoza aka Adee - a well known personality in Bocaue

External links

Coordinates: 14°48′N, 120°56′E

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