Bacong, Negros Oriental
Bacong is a fourth-class municipality in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines
The Philippines , officially known as the Republic of the Philippines , is a country in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. To its north across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan. West across the South China Sea sits Vietnam...
. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 23,219 people in 4,832 households. Bacong is the hometown of the Visayan
The Visayas or Visayan Islands and locally known as Kabisay-an gid, is one of the three principal geographical divisions of the Philippines, along with Mindanao and Luzon. It consists of several islands, primarily surrounding the Visayan Sea, although the Visayas are considered the northeast...
hero of the Philippine Revolution
The Philippine Revolution , called the "Tagalog War" by the Spanish, was an armed military conflict between the people of the Philippines and the Spanish colonial authorities which resulted in the secession of the Philippine Islands from the Spanish Empire.The Philippine Revolution began in August...
, Pantaleon Villegas, better known as León Kilat
Pantaleón Villegas better known as León Kilat , was a revolutionary leader in Cebu during the Philippine Revolution against Spain. He was born in Bacong, Negros Oriental, to Don Policarpio Villegas and Doña Ursula Soldi...
BarangaysBacong is politically subdivided into 22 barangay
A barangay is the smallest administrative division in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village, district or ward...