Bulacan, Bulacan

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Bulakan is a 2nd class partially urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 72,289 inhabitants.

Bulacan is the birthplace of Marcelo H. del Pilar, a Filipino nationalist who published the Filipino propaganda paper La Solidaridad. The town is also the birthplace of his nephew, Gregorio del Pilar, a Filipino revolutionary general, and Soc Rodrigo, a former Philippine senator.

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Barangays

Bulacan is politically subdivided into 14 barangays.

  • Bagumbayan
  • Balubad
  • Bambang
  • Matungao
  • Maysantol
  • Perez
  • Pitpitan
  • San Francisco
  • San Jose (Pob.)
  • San Nicolas
  • Santa Ana
  • Santa Ines
  • Taliptip
  • Tibig

History

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The name "Bulacan" is derived from the Tagalog word "bulak", which means "cotton". The Spaniards named the town Bulacan due to the abundance of cotton plants growing in the region. The town is one of the oldest in the country. The Augustinians founded the town in 1574 and dedicated it under the patronage of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción. Records tell us that Father Agustin del Alburqueque, OSA is the first priest and founder of the town of Bulakan.

By the year 1591, the town of Bulacan had 1,200 tributer or 4,800 persons, one Augustinian convent and one Alcalde Mayor who had jurisdiction over the town of Malolos. Bulacan was originally the capital of the Bulacan province. The capital was moved to Malolos shortly after the American occupation. In the heart of the town stands the centuries old adobe church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción in front of it, stand the municipal hall and the park dedicated to Gregorio del Pilar.

In 1846, the town of Bulacan had 1,960 1/2 tributes or 9,805 inhabitants. Bulacan was about 5 leagues from Manila and was connected with that city by beautiful roads. Among the inhabitants of Bulacan, there were many rich mestizos who owned sugar mills and engaged in trade. [1]Another part of the population manufactured different cloths such as silk tapis and sayas. [2]

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Notes

  1. ^ Jean Baptiste Mallat. Les Philippines: Historie, Geographie, Moeurs, Paris:1846 (translated to English by the National Historical Institute)
  2. ^ Ibid

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