Bulacan
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Bulacan (PSGC: 031400000; ISO: PH-BUL
ISO 3166-2:PH
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), officially called the Province of Bulacan (or Lalawigan ng Bulakan in Filipino
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) or simply Bulacan Province, is a first class province
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 of the Republic of the Philippines located in the Central Luzon
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 Region
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 (Region 3) in the island of Luzon
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, north of Manila
Manila
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 (the nation's capital), and part of the Metro Luzon Urban Beltway Super Region
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.
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Bulacan (PSGC: 031400000; ISO: PH-BUL
ISO 3166-2:PH
ISO 3166-2:PH is the entry for the Philippines in ISO 3166-2, part of the ISO 3166 standard published by the International Organization for Standardization , which defines codes for the names of the principal subdivisions of all countries coded in ISO 3166-1.Currently for the Philippines, ISO...

), officially called the Province of Bulacan (or Lalawigan ng Bulakan in Filipino
Filipino language
This move has drawn much criticism from other regional groups.In 1987, a new constitution introduced many provisions for the language.Article XIV, Section 6, omits any mention of Tagalog as the basis for Filipino, and states that:...

) or simply Bulacan Province, is a first class province
Provinces of the Philippines
The Provinces of the Philippines are the primary political and administrative divisions of the Philippines. There are 80 provinces at present, further subdivided into component cities and municipalities. The National Capital Region, as well as independent cities, are autonomous from any provincial...

 of the Republic of the Philippines located in the Central Luzon
Central Luzon
Central Luzon , also known as Region III , is an administrative division or region of the Republic of the Philippines, primarily serve to organize the 7 provinces of the vast central plain of the island of Luzon , for administrative convenience...

 Region
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 (Region 3) in the island of Luzon
Luzon
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, north of Manila
Manila
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 (the nation's capital), and part of the Metro Luzon Urban Beltway Super Region
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. Bulacan was established 15 August 1578.

It has 569 barangays from 21 municipalities and 3 component cities (Malolos, the capital city; Meycauayan; and San Jose del Monte). Bulacan is located immediately north of Metro Manila
Metro Manila
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. Bordering Bulacan are the provinces of Pampanga
Pampanga
Pampanga is a province of the Philippines located in the Central Luzon region. Its capital is the City of San Fernando, Pampanga. Pampanga is bordered by the provinces of Bataan and Zambales to the west, Tarlac and Nueva Ecija to the north, and Bulacan to the southeast...

 to the west, Nueva Ecija
Nueva Ecija
Nueva Ecija is a landlocked province of the Philippines located in the Central Luzon region. Its capital is Palayan City...

 to the north, Aurora and Quezon
Quezon
-History:Originally, what now forms Quezon was divided among the provinces of Batangas, Laguna, and Nueva Ecija. The area was first explored by Juan de Salcedo in 1571-1572, during his expedition from Laguna to Camarines provinces....

 to the east, and Metro Manila and Rizal
Rizal
Rizal is a province located in the CALABARZON , just 16 kilometers east of Manila. The province was named after the country's national hero, José Rizal. Rizal Governor Casimiro A. Ynares III on June 17, 2008 announced the transfer of the Capitol from Pasig. Its P 270-million capitol building,...

 to the south. Bulacan also lies on the north-eastern shore of Manila Bay
Manila Bay
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.

Bulacan prides itself for its rich historical heritage. The province figures prominently in Philippine History
History of the Philippines
The history of the Philippines is believed to have begun with the arrival of the first humans via land bridges at least 30,000 years ago. The first recorded visit from the West is the arrival of Ferdinand Magellan, who sighted Samar on March 16, 1521 and landed on Homonhon Island southeast of Samar...

. Many national heroes and political figures were born in Bulacan. The province was also one of the first to revolt against Spain. The province is honored as one of the 8 rays of the sun in the national flag. It is the home of the "Three Republics." These are the Republic of Real de Kakarong de Sili (1896) in Pandi
Pandi, Bulacan
Pandi is a 2nd class urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. The municipality of Pandi lies 41 kilometers northeast of Manila and is located at the eastern portion of Bulacan...

, the Republic of Biak-na-Bato
Republic of Biak-na-Bato
The Republic of Biak-na-Bato , officially referred to in its constitution as the Philippine Republic , was the first republic ever declared in the Philippines by the revolutionary Emilio Aguinaldo and his fellow members of the Katipunan. Despite its successes, including the establishment of the...

 (1897) and the very first Philippine Republic (1899–1901). In recognition thereof, these three republics established in Bulacan have been incorporated in the official seal of the province of Bulacan.

In 2007, Bulacan recorded the highest population in Region 3, and second in the whole Philippines with 2,826, 926 people.

In 1899, the historic Barasoain Church in Malolos, is the birthplace of the First Constitutional Democracy in Asia. It is also the cradle of the nation's noble heroes, of great men and women; also home to many of the country's greatest artists, with a good number elevated as National Artists.

Today, Bulacan is among the most progressive provinces in the Philippines. Its people—the Bulaqueños (or Bulakenyo in Filipino
Filipino language
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)— are regarded as highly educated, enterprising and industrious. It is well known for the following industries: Marble and Marbleized Limestone, Jewelry, Pyrotechnics, Leather, Aquaculture, Meat and Meat Products, Garments, Furniture, High-Value Crops, and Sweets and Native Delicacies, and a wide variety of high-quality native products.

Bulacan has fast become an ideal tourist destination, owing to its vital role in Philippine history, and its rich heritage in culture and the arts. The province is popularly known for its historical sites; nostalgic old houses and churches; idyllic ecological attractions; religious attractions; colorful and enchanting festivals; swimming and various themed attractions; and a wide selection of elegant native crafts and sumptuous delicacies. It is also home to numerous resorts, hotels, restaurants, and other recreational facilities.

History

During the time of and adelantado Miguel Legazpi in 1571, Bulacan was reported to be well populated. The Spaniards organized the then existing barangays in Bulacan into pueblos (towns). The first pueblo established in Bulacan is the town of Calumpit Founded by the Agustinians friars in 1575. Calumpit was also the birthplace of Christianity in the province.It has been said that in 1578 the Augustinian conquered Bulacan (the town, where the name of the province was named after). The Franciscan Friar Juan Plasencia and Fray Diego de Oropesa founded in that year Meycauayan, then, and for a time was the capital, people were able to do so flourishing, so rich, that the sons are six of the best in the province.(Bocaue, Polo, San Jose del Monte, Santa Maria de Pandi, Obando and Marilao) Malolos, then even fewer people now was following these in importance was civilized by the Augustinians in 1584. During the General Visitation of October 5, 1762 by Sr. Doctor Don Simon de Anda de Salazar, the province was headed by Capitan Don Jose Pasarin, alcade mayor of the province. According to the guide of 1839, Bulacan province in the island of Luzon, Philippines, is governed by a mayor, consist of 19 pueblos, 36,394 tributes and 181,970 souls. In 1848 when the changes were made in the boundaries of Pampanga, the region which includes the important town of San Miguel de Mayumo and the neighboring places that was formerly part of Pampanga was adjudicated to Bulacan.

At the height of the Filipino-Spanish conflict in 1890s, Bulacan was one of the first eight provinces to take up arms against the Spaniards in 1896. However the first phase of the revolution ceased in 1897 with the signing of the Pact of Biak-na-Bato in San Miguel. Under it terms the leaders were to go to Hong Kong and reside there. Under the illusory peace created by the Pact, the end of 1897 saw greater determination pm the part of the Filipinos to carry on the revolution. In early 1898, the provinces of Zambales, Ilocos, Pampanga, Bulacan, Laguna, Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac. and Camarines rose again. In Central Luzon, a revolutionary government was organized under General Francisco Makabulos, a Kapampangan revolutionary leader of La Paz, Tarlac.

The Americans established a local Philippine government in the Philippines when they held the first election in the country in the town of Baliuag, Bulacan
Baliuag, Bulacan
Baliuag or Baliwag is a 1st Class Urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 136,982 inhabitants in 25,050 households....

 on May 6, 1899.

In 1942, the Japanese Imperial Army occupied Bulacan.

In 1945, combined Filipino and American forces including local guerrillas, attacked Japanese Imperial forces and liberated Bulacan.

Geography

Bulacan is bounded by Nueva Ecija
Nueva Ecija
Nueva Ecija is a landlocked province of the Philippines located in the Central Luzon region. Its capital is Palayan City...

 on the north, Aurora (Dingalan
Dingalan, Aurora
Dingalan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Aurora, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 21,992 people in 4,115 households.Dingalan has several caves, of which the Lamao Caves are the best known...

) on the northeast, Quezon
Quezon
-History:Originally, what now forms Quezon was divided among the provinces of Batangas, Laguna, and Nueva Ecija. The area was first explored by Juan de Salcedo in 1571-1572, during his expedition from Laguna to Camarines provinces....

 (General Nakar
General Nakar, Quezon
General Nakar is a first class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 24,895. This is the biggest municipality in the province...

) on the east, Rizal (Rodriguez
Rodriguez, Rizal
Rodriguez, Rizal is a first-class, urban municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. It is the northernmost town in the province and comes after San Mateo, Rizal, and Quezon City coming from Metro Manila...

) on the southeast, Metro Manila
Metro Manila
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 (Valenzuela City
Valenzuela City
Valenzuela ,In rare occasion it is pronunced as , with a glottal stop after /ɐ/ in Filipino/Tagalog languages. officially known as the City of Valenzuela is a highly urbanized, first-class city and one of cities in the Philippines that constitutes Metro Manila...

, Malabon City
Malabon City
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, Navotas City, Caloocan City
Caloocan City
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 and Quezon City
Quezon City
Quezon City is the former capital and the most populous city in the Philippines. Located on the island of Luzon, Quezon City is one of the cities and municipalities that make up Metro Manila, the National Capital Region. The city was named after Manuel L...

) on the south, Manila Bay
Manila Bay
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 on the southwest, and Pampanga
Pampanga
Pampanga is a province of the Philippines located in the Central Luzon region. Its capital is the City of San Fernando, Pampanga. Pampanga is bordered by the provinces of Bataan and Zambales to the west, Tarlac and Nueva Ecija to the north, and Bulacan to the southeast...

 on the west.

Several rivers irrigate the province of Bulacan; the largest one is that of Angat. Angat River passes through the towns of Angat, San Rafael, Baliuag, Plaridel (Quingua), and Calumpit. It flow thence into the Pampanga River
Pampanga River
Pampanga River is the second largest river in the island of Luzon, next to Cagayan River and the third largest river in the Philippines...

, goes out again, washes Hagonoy and loses itself in the mangroves. The banks of these rivers are very fertile and are covered with trees.

Political

Bulacan is subdivided into 21 municipalities and 3 cities
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. As the population is concentrated in the southwestern half of the province, so are the legislative districts.



Legislative districts:


Name Type District No. of Brgy Zip Code
BULACAN Province 5 Districts 569 -
1. Angat
Angat, Bulacan
Angat is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 53,117 inhabitants in 9,483 households.-History:...

Municipality 3rd 16 3012
2. Balagtas
Balagtas, Bulacan
Balagtas is a 1st class urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 62,684 inhabitants in 11,834 households....

 (Bigaa)
Municipality 1st 9 3016
3. Baliuag
Baliuag, Bulacan
Baliuag or Baliwag is a 1st Class Urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 136,982 inhabitants in 25,050 households....

Municipality 2nd 27 3006
4. Bocaue
Bocaue, Bulacan
Bocaue is a first-class urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. The municipality of Bocaue lies 24.5 kilometers northeast of Manila through the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Highway and is located at the mid-southwestern portion of Bulacan...

Municipality 4th 19 3018
5. Bulakan Municipality 1st 14 3017
6. Bustos
Bustos, Bulacan
Bustos is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 60,681 inhabitants in 9,799 households.- Built up area :...

Municipality 2nd 14 3007
7. Calumpit
Calumpit, Bulacan
CALUMPIT is a 1st class urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 98,017 people in 16,167 households.-Physical and Socio-Political:Land Area: 5,625 has.No...

Municipality 1st 29 3003
8. Doña Remedios Trinidad
Doña Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan
Doña Remedios Trinidad is a 1st class rural municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 19,086 people in 2,808 households.-History:...

Municipality 3rd 8 3009
9. Guiguinto
Guiguinto, Bulacan
Guiguinto is one of the fast growing municipalities in the province of Bulacan. From a predominating agricultural economy, it gradually urbanized and developed. It is now a 1st class urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. It's now conurbated with Metro Manilla. According to the...

Municipality 2nd 14 3015
10. Hagonoy
Hagonoy, Bulacan
Hagonoy is a 1st class urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the 2007 NSO census, it has a population of 126,329 inhabitants distributed in 25,900 households. It is the birthplace of Former Senator Blas F...

Municipality 1st 26 3002
11. Malolos City Component City 1st 51 3000
12. Marilao
Marilao, Bulacan
Marilao is a first class urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 160,452 inhabitants in 22,363 households.- Built up area :...

Municipality 4th 16 3019
13. Meycauayan City Component City 4th 26 3020
14. Norzagaray
Norzagaray, Bulacan
Norzagaray is a 1st class municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 105,470 inhabitants in 15,912 households....

Municipality 3rd 13 3013
15. Obando
Obando, Bulacan
Obando is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. It is 16 kilometers away from the Philippine capital Manila. Obando is landlocked, bordered by two cities from Metro Manila namely Valenzuela City in the east, Navotas and Malabon City in the south, Bulacan in the north,...

Municipality 4th 11 3021
16. Pandi
Pandi, Bulacan
Pandi is a 2nd class urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. The municipality of Pandi lies 41 kilometers northeast of Manila and is located at the eastern portion of Bulacan...

Municipality 2nd 22 3014
17. Paombong
Paombong, Bulacan
Paombong is a 3rd class partially urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. Dubbed as the Vinegar Capital of the Philippines, Paombong is famous for its vinegar extracted from the sap of sasa , thus the term "sukang Paombong" became known in Luzon and other parts of the...

Municipality 1st 14 3001
18. Plaridel
Plaridel, Bulacan
The Battle of Plaridel was fought in 1945 between troops of the Philippine Commonwealth Army units and the local Bulaceño resistance fighters and those the Japanese Imperial forces in the town municipality of Plaridel.-Barangays:...

Municipality 2nd 19 3004
19. Pulilan
Pulilan, Bulacan
Pulilan is a 1st class urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 85,008 inhabitants in 13,948 households...

Municipality 1st 19 3005
20. San Ildefonso
San Ildefonso, Bulacan
San Ildefonso is a 1st class municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 93,438 inhabitants in 15,753 households.- Built up area :...

Municipality 3rd 36 3010
21. San Jose del Monte City Component City Lone 59 3023;
Sapang Palay 3024
22. San Miguel
San Miguel, Bulacan
San Miguel de Mayumo is a 1st class, partially urban municipality located in the 3rd district of the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 138,839 people.-History:...

Municipality 3rd 49 3011
23. San Rafael
San Rafael, Bulacan
San Rafael is a 1st class municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 85,284 inhabitants in 14,639 households.-Barangays:...

Municipality 3rd 34 3008
24. Santa Maria
Santa Maria, Bulacan
According to the 2007 Census, the population of Sta. Maria grew by 60,976 from 144,282 in 2000 to 205,258 in 2007, making it the third biggest LGU in Bulacan in terms of population. The municipality has a population density of 2,257.56 persons per km² in 24 barangays.Total income in Santa Maria was...

Municipality 4th 24 3022

Converted into a city under Republic Act No. 8754; ratified on October 8, 2002.
Converted into a city under Republic Act No. 9356; ratified on December 10, 2006. .
Converted into a city under Republic Act No. 8797; ratified on September 10, 2000..

Physical

Terrain: Bulacan lies in the southern portion of the fertile plains of Central Luzon. The area is drained by the Angat and Pampanga
Pampanga River
Pampanga River is the second largest river in the island of Luzon, next to Cagayan River and the third largest river in the Philippines...

 river
River
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s. The Sierra Madre
Sierra Madre (Philippines)
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 mountain range forms the highlands of Bulacan in the east. Angat Lake, which was formed by the Angat Dam
Angat Dam
Angat Dam is a concrete water reservoir embankment hydroelectric dam that supplies the Manila metropolitan area water. It was a part of the Angat-Ipo-La Mesa water system...

 is located in that area. The highest point in the province at 1,206 meters is Mount Oriod, part of the Sierra Madre.
On January 19, 2008, an 18-hectare
Hectare
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 dump site, a new landfill
Landfill
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 that would also be a tourist attraction opened in Norzagaray, Bulacan province. Ramon Angelo Jr., president Waste Custodian Management Corp. stated: "I want them to see our system in our place which should not be abhorred because we are using the new state-of-the-art technology."

Climate: November to April is generally dry while wet for the rest of the year. The northeast monsoon
Monsoon
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 (amihan
Amihan
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) prevails from October to January bringing in moderated and light rain
Rain
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s. From February to April, the east trade winds predominate but the Sierra Madre (Philippines)
Sierra Madre (Philippines)
The Sierra Madre is a mountain range in The Philippines. It is located along the north-eastern coast of Luzon Island, running north/south. Quezon National Forest Park is situated in the range.-Geography:...

 mountain range to the east disrupts the winds resulting to a dry period. From May to September, the southwest monsoon (habagat).

The hottest month is May having an average temperature of 29.7 °C (85.5 °F) while the coldest is February with an average temperature of 25.1 °C (77.2 °F).

Demographics

Languages and ethnicity: As it is part of the Tagalog cultural sphere (Katagalugan), Tagalog
Tagalog language
Tagalog is an Austronesian language spoken as a first language by a third of the population of the Philippines and as a second language by most of the rest. It is the first language of the Philippine region IV and of Metro Manila...

 is the predominant language of Bulacan. SOME inhabitants also speak Kapampangan
Kapampangan language
The Pampangan language, or Kapampangan , is one of the major languages of the Philippines. It is the language spoken in the province of Pampanga, the southern half of the province of Tarlac and the northern portion of the province of Bataan. Kapampangan is also understood in some barangays of...

, which is the language of neighboring Pampanga
Pampanga
Pampanga is a province of the Philippines located in the Central Luzon region. Its capital is the City of San Fernando, Pampanga. Pampanga is bordered by the provinces of Bataan and Zambales to the west, Tarlac and Nueva Ecija to the north, and Bulacan to the southeast...

.

Population: According to the 2007 census
Census
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 (as of August 1 of the same year), there are a total of 2,826,926 Bulaqueños (or Bulakenyos) with annual population growth rate of 3.27 from the year 2000 to 2007, making Bulacan the second most populous province in the country. It is also the 4th most densely populated province at 1,076 people per square kilometer. There are 588,693 households in the province with an average size of 4.8 persons. Bulacan had a median age of 23 years in 2007.
Population by year
Year Population
1948 394,000
1960 515,000
1970 738,000
1975 900,000
1980 1,096,000
1990 1,505,000
1995 1,784,000
2000 2,234,000
2007 2,826,926

Total Population by Region, Province and Municipality: Based on 1995, 2000 and 2007
Region, Province, City, Municipality 1-Sep-95 1-May-00 1-Aug-07
Central Luzon
Central Luzon
Central Luzon , also known as Region III , is an administrative division or region of the Republic of the Philippines, primarily serve to organize the 7 provinces of the vast central plain of the island of Luzon , for administrative convenience...

7,092,191 8,204,742 9,720,982
BULACAN 1,784,441 2,234,088 2,826,926
1. Angat
Angat, Bulacan
Angat is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 53,117 inhabitants in 9,483 households.-History:...

39,037 46,033 53,117
2. Balagtas
Balagtas, Bulacan
Balagtas is a 1st class urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 62,684 inhabitants in 11,834 households....

 (Bigaa)
49,210 56,945 62,684
3. Baliuag
Baliuag, Bulacan
Baliuag or Baliwag is a 1st Class Urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 136,982 inhabitants in 25,050 households....

103,054 119,675 136,982
4. Bocaue
Bocaue, Bulacan
Bocaue is a first-class urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. The municipality of Bocaue lies 24.5 kilometers northeast of Manila through the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Highway and is located at the mid-southwestern portion of Bulacan...

69,718 86,994 105,817
5. Bulakan 54,236 62,903 72,289
6. Bustos
Bustos, Bulacan
Bustos is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 60,681 inhabitants in 9,799 households.- Built up area :...

41,372 47,091 60,681
7. Calumpit
Calumpit, Bulacan
CALUMPIT is a 1st class urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 98,017 people in 16,167 households.-Physical and Socio-Political:Land Area: 5,625 has.No...

70,839 81,113 98,017
8. Doña Remedios Trinidad
Doña Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan
Doña Remedios Trinidad is a 1st class rural municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 19,086 people in 2,808 households.-History:...

11,194 13,636 19,086
9. Guiguinto
Guiguinto, Bulacan
Guiguinto is one of the fast growing municipalities in the province of Bulacan. From a predominating agricultural economy, it gradually urbanized and developed. It is now a 1st class urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. It's now conurbated with Metro Manilla. According to the...

52,575 67,571 89,225
10. Hagonoy
Hagonoy, Bulacan
Hagonoy is a 1st class urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the 2007 NSO census, it has a population of 126,329 inhabitants distributed in 25,900 households. It is the birthplace of Former Senator Blas F...

99,423 111,425 126,329
11. Malolos City
Malolos City
City of Malolos is a 3rd class urban component city in the Republic of the Philippines. Malolos is considered as the 115th city in the country. It is the capital city of the province of Bulacan as the seat of the provincial government...

147,414 175,291 223,069
12. Marilao
Marilao, Bulacan
Marilao is a first class urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 160,452 inhabitants in 22,363 households.- Built up area :...

68,761 101,017 160,452
13. Meycauayan City 137,081 163,037 196,569
14. Norzagaray
Norzagaray, Bulacan
Norzagaray is a 1st class municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 105,470 inhabitants in 15,912 households....

51,015 76,978 105,470
15. Obando
Obando, Bulacan
Obando is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. It is 16 kilometers away from the Philippine capital Manila. Obando is landlocked, bordered by two cities from Metro Manila namely Valenzuela City in the east, Navotas and Malabon City in the south, Bulacan in the north,...

51,488 52,906 56,258
16. Pandi
Pandi, Bulacan
Pandi is a 2nd class urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. The municipality of Pandi lies 41 kilometers northeast of Manila and is located at the eastern portion of Bulacan...

40,520 48,088 60,637
17. Paombong
Paombong, Bulacan
Paombong is a 3rd class partially urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. Dubbed as the Vinegar Capital of the Philippines, Paombong is famous for its vinegar extracted from the sap of sasa , thus the term "sukang Paombong" became known in Luzon and other parts of the...

33,149 41,077 53,510
18. Plaridel
Plaridel, Bulacan
The Battle of Plaridel was fought in 1945 between troops of the Philippine Commonwealth Army units and the local Bulaceño resistance fighters and those the Japanese Imperial forces in the town municipality of Plaridel.-Barangays:...

66,355 80,481 99,817
19. Pulilan
Pulilan, Bulacan
Pulilan is a 1st class urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 85,008 inhabitants in 13,948 households...

59,682 68,188 85,008
20. San Ildefonso
San Ildefonso, Bulacan
San Ildefonso is a 1st class municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 93,438 inhabitants in 15,753 households.- Built up area :...

69,319 79,956 93,438
21. San Jose Del Monte City
San Jose del Monte City
The City of San Jose del Monte is a first class suburban component city in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. It is bordered by Caloocan City and Quezon City, both in Metro Manila, in the south; by Rodriguez, Rizal in the east; Santa Maria and Marilao, both of Bulacan, in the west and...

201,394 315,807 439,090
22. San Miguel
San Miguel, Bulacan
San Miguel de Mayumo is a 1st class, partially urban municipality located in the 3rd district of the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 138,839 people.-History:...

108,147 123,824 138,839
23. San Rafael
San Rafael, Bulacan
San Rafael is a 1st class municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 85,284 inhabitants in 14,639 households.-Barangays:...

58,387 69,770 85,284
24. Santa Maria
Santa Maria, Bulacan
According to the 2007 Census, the population of Sta. Maria grew by 60,976 from 144,282 in 2000 to 205,258 in 2007, making it the third biggest LGU in Bulacan in terms of population. The municipality has a population density of 2,257.56 persons per km² in 24 barangays.Total income in Santa Maria was...

101,071 144,282 205,258

Source: National Statistics Office
Details may not add up to totals due to rounding.
Figures are from NSO census and considered correct and exact.

U.N. millennium development goals

In 2006, the Provincial Government received from Galing Pook - a Special Citation on Local Capacity Innovations for the Millennium Development Program in an awarding ceremony held last October 16 at the Teatro Marikina in Marikina City. The province is one of the ten local government units recognized for its pioneering effort in the localization of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and promoting good governance. M.D.G. is a set of quantifiable, measurable, and time-bound development goals and targets for global human development set by UN member-states to be achieved by 2015.

Economy

Industries: The province of Bulacan is steadily becoming industrialized due to its proximity to Metro Manila
Metro Manila
Metropolitan Manila , the National Capital Region , or simply Metro Manila, is the metropolitan region encompassing the City of Manila and its surrounding areas in the Philippines...

. Many corporations put up industrial plants and site in Bulacan. Some of the businesses and industries include Agribusiness
Agribusiness
In agriculture, agribusiness is a generic term for the various businesses involved in food production, including farming and contract farming, seed supply, agrichemicals, farm machinery, wholesale and distribution, processing, marketing, and retail sales....

; Aquaculture
Aquaculture
Aquaculture, also known as aquafarming, is the farming of aquatic organisms such as fish, crustaceans, molluscs and aquatic plants. Aquaculture involves cultivating freshwater and saltwater populations under controlled conditions, and can be contrasted with commercial fishing, which is the...

; Banking; Cement
Cement
In the most general sense of the word, a cement is a binder, a substance that sets and hardens independently, and can bind other materials together. The word "cement" traces to the Romans, who used the term opus caementicium to describe masonry resembling modern concrete that was made from crushed...

 Bag Making Ceramic
Ceramic
A ceramic is an inorganic, nonmetallic solid prepared by the action of heat and subsequent cooling. Ceramic materials may have a crystalline or partly crystalline structure, or may be amorphous...

s; Construction
Construction
In the fields of architecture and civil engineering, construction is a process that consists of the building or assembling of infrastructure. Far from being a single activity, large scale construction is a feat of human multitasking...

; Courier
Courier
A courier is a person or a company who delivers messages, packages, and mail. Couriers are distinguished from ordinary mail services by features such as speed, security, tracking, signature, specialization and individualization of express services, and swift delivery times, which are optional for...

; Education
Education
Education in its broadest, general sense is the means through which the aims and habits of a group of people lives on from one generation to the next. Generally, it occurs through any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts...

; Food
Food
Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body. It is usually of plant or animal origin, and contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals...

/Food Processing
Food processing
Food processing is the set of methods and techniques used to transform raw ingredients into food or to transform food into other forms for consumption by humans or animals either in the home or by the food processing industry...

; Furniture
Furniture
Furniture is the mass noun for the movable objects intended to support various human activities such as seating and sleeping in beds, to hold objects at a convenient height for work using horizontal surfaces above the ground, or to store things...

; Garments; Gift
Gift
A gift or a present is the transfer of something without the expectation of receiving something in return. Although gift-giving might involve an expectation of reciprocity, a gift is meant to be free. In many human societies, the act of mutually exchanging money, goods, etc. may contribute to...

s, Houseware & Decors; Hospitals; Hotels, Resorts & Restaurants; Information and Communications Technology; Insurance
Insurance
In law and economics, insurance is a form of risk management primarily used to hedge against the risk of a contingent, uncertain loss. Insurance is defined as the equitable transfer of the risk of a loss, from one entity to another, in exchange for payment. An insurer is a company selling the...

; Jewelry; leather
Leather
Leather is a durable and flexible material created via the tanning of putrescible animal rawhide and skin, primarily cattlehide. It can be produced through different manufacturing processes, ranging from cottage industry to heavy industry.-Forms:...

 & leather
Leather
Leather is a durable and flexible material created via the tanning of putrescible animal rawhide and skin, primarily cattlehide. It can be produced through different manufacturing processes, ranging from cottage industry to heavy industry.-Forms:...

 tanning
Tanning
Tanning is the making of leather from the skins of animals which does not easily decompose. Traditionally, tanning used tannin, an acidic chemical compound from which the tanning process draws its name . Coloring may occur during tanning...

; Manpower; Manufacturing
Manufacturing
Manufacturing is the use of machines, tools and labor to produce goods for use or sale. The term may refer to a range of human activity, from handicraft to high tech, but is most commonly applied to industrial production, in which raw materials are transformed into finished goods on a large scale...

; Marble
Marble
Marble is a metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals, most commonly calcite or dolomite.Geologists use the term "marble" to refer to metamorphosed limestone; however stonemasons use the term more broadly to encompass unmetamorphosed limestone.Marble is commonly used for...

; Printing Press
Printing press
A printing press is a device for applying pressure to an inked surface resting upon a print medium , thereby transferring the ink...

; Pyrotechnics
Pyrotechnics
Pyrotechnics is the science of using materials capable of undergoing self-contained and self-sustained exothermic chemical reactions for the production of heat, light, gas, smoke and/or sound...

 & Fireworks Manufacturing; Realty/Real Property
Real property
In English Common Law, real property, real estate, realty, or immovable property is any subset of land that has been legally defined and the improvements to it made by human efforts: any buildings, machinery, wells, dams, ponds, mines, canals, roads, various property rights, and so forth...

 Development; Shoe
Shoe
A shoe is an item of footwear intended to protect and comfort the human foot while doing various activities. Shoes are also used as an item of decoration. The design of shoes has varied enormously through time and from culture to culture, with appearance originally being tied to function...

 Manufacturing; Textile
Textile
A textile or cloth is a flexible woven material consisting of a network of natural or artificial fibres often referred to as thread or yarn. Yarn is produced by spinning raw fibres of wool, flax, cotton, or other material to produce long strands...

; Trade
Trade
Trade is the transfer of ownership of goods and services from one person or entity to another. Trade is sometimes loosely called commerce or financial transaction or barter. A network that allows trade is called a market. The original form of trade was barter, the direct exchange of goods and...

; Transport
Transport
Transport or transportation is the movement of people, cattle, animals and goods from one location to another. Modes of transport include air, rail, road, water, cable, pipeline, and space. The field can be divided into infrastructure, vehicles, and operations...

 Services; Travel
Travel
Travel is the movement of people or objects between relatively distant geographical locations. 'Travel' can also include relatively short stays between successive movements.-Etymology:...

 & Tours
Tours
Tours is a city in central France, the capital of the Indre-et-Loire department.It is located on the lower reaches of the river Loire, between Orléans and the Atlantic coast. Touraine, the region around Tours, is known for its wines, the alleged perfection of its local spoken French, and for the...

; Other Services

Agribusiness & aquaculture: The rural areas still mostly depend on agriculture
Agriculture
Agriculture is the cultivation of animals, plants, fungi and other life forms for food, fiber, and other products used to sustain life. Agriculture was the key implement in the rise of sedentary human civilization, whereby farming of domesticated species created food surpluses that nurtured the...

 (in the plains) and fisheries (in the coastal areas) as a source of income. Some of the major crops are rice, corn, vegetables, and fruits such as mango
Mango
The mango is a fleshy stone fruit belonging to the genus Mangifera, consisting of numerous tropical fruiting trees in the flowering plant family Anacardiaceae. The mango is native to India from where it spread all over the world. It is also the most cultivated fruit of the tropical world. While...

es; and various kinds of fishes and seafoods. Orchid farming by Golden Bloom Orchids at Brgy. Maguinao, San Rafael, Bulacan

Banking and finance: Bulacan is served by all major banks with more than 200 banks doing business in the province. The entrepreneureal culture is supported by the strong cooperative movement with total assest of over PhP 2 Billion.

Industrial estate and parks
This is a partial list of industrial sites in the province.
  • First Bulacan Industrial City - Malolos City
  • Intercity Industrial Estate - Wakas, Bocaue
  • Bulacan Agro-Industrial Subdivision - Calumpit
  • Bulacan Metro Warehouse (BMW) Center - Guiguinto
  • Meycauayan Industrial Subd. I, II, III & IV - Meycauayan
  • Meridian Industrial Compound - Meycauayan
  • Muralla Industrial Project - Meycauayan
  • First Velenzuela Industrial Compound - Meycauayan
  • Sterling Industrial Park Phase I, II, III & IV - Meycauayan
  • Grand Industrial Estate - Plaridel
  • Sapang Palay Industrial Estates - San Jose del Monte City
  • Agus Development Corporation - Sta. Maria
  • Bulacan ICT Park - Marilao
  • Golden City Business Park - Wakas, Bocaue
  • Sterling Industrial Park - MArilao

Income

Bulacan got the top place for "LGU's with Highest Gross Income" (PhP 1,717,600,000.00) and "Top Spender by LGU's" (PhP 1,349,420,000.00), and third (3rd) among the "Top Provinces with Generated Biggest Net Income" (PhP 368,180,000.00) according to the 2006 ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT - LOCAL GOVERNMENTS of the Commission of Audit. The first time to top the perennial top placer, which was the Province of Cebu.

The province got the top place for "LGU's with Highest Gross Income" (PhP 1,807,600,000.00), second (2nd) in "Top Spender by LGU's" (PhP 1,372,160,000.00), and third (3rd) among the "Top Provinces with Generated Biggest Net Income" (PhP 434,830,000.00) according to the 2007 ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT - LOCAL GOVERNMENTS of the Commission of Audit.

Based on the Commission of Audit's 2008 Annual Financial Report for Local Governments, the province's total gross income had increased to PhP 1,965,633,000.00 (including the subsidies and extra items). It's expenses had also increased to PhP 1,641,325,000.00, which brings a total net income of PhP 324,308,000.00.

This is the list of the top income earner in Bulacan from 2006-2009:
Cities and municipalities Total Income year 2006 Total Income year 2007 Total Income year 2008 Total Income year 2009
Angat
Angat, Bulacan
Angat is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 53,117 inhabitants in 9,483 households.-History:...

P80,477,963.64
P88,899,749.76
Balagtas
Balagtas, Bulacan
Balagtas is a 1st class urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 62,684 inhabitants in 11,834 households....

P121,715,734.14
Baliuag
Baliuag, Bulacan
Baliuag or Baliwag is a 1st Class Urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 136,982 inhabitants in 25,050 households....

P147,426,000.00
P159,302,000.00
P191,676,534.48
P220,738,084.28
Bocaue
Bocaue, Bulacan
Bocaue is a first-class urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. The municipality of Bocaue lies 24.5 kilometers northeast of Manila through the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Highway and is located at the mid-southwestern portion of Bulacan...

P115,957,000.00
P114,632,000.00
P133,926,200.39
P157,889,721.55
Bulakan
Bulacan, Bulacan
Bulacan or Bulakan is a 1st class partially urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 72,289 people in 13,577 households. It is 35 km north of Manila...

P83,064,405.36
P92,941,800.11
Bustos
Bustos, Bulacan
Bustos is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 60,681 inhabitants in 9,799 households.- Built up area :...

P72,001,753.24
P80,444,835,59
Calumpit
Calumpit, Bulacan
CALUMPIT is a 1st class urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 98,017 people in 16,167 households.-Physical and Socio-Political:Land Area: 5,625 has.No...

P117,471,000.00
P119,989,000.00
P137,342,243.79
P154,754.539.53
Doña Remedios Trinidad
Doña Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan
Doña Remedios Trinidad is a 1st class rural municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 19,086 people in 2,808 households.-History:...

P87,685,778.42
P99,542,910.79
Guiguinto
Guiguinto, Bulacan
Guiguinto is one of the fast growing municipalities in the province of Bulacan. From a predominating agricultural economy, it gradually urbanized and developed. It is now a 1st class urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. It's now conurbated with Metro Manilla. According to the...

P136,428,657.76
P157,987,207.32
Hagonoy
Hagonoy, Bulacan
Hagonoy is a 1st class urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the 2007 NSO census, it has a population of 126,329 inhabitants distributed in 25,900 households. It is the birthplace of Former Senator Blas F...

P130,546,160.04
P149,896,057.13
Malolos City
Malolos City
City of Malolos is a 3rd class urban component city in the Republic of the Philippines. Malolos is considered as the 115th city in the country. It is the capital city of the province of Bulacan as the seat of the provincial government...

P364,241,000.00
P373,863,000.00
P423,406,000.00
P539,475,355.25
Marilao
Marilao, Bulacan
Marilao is a first class urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 160,452 inhabitants in 22,363 households.- Built up area :...

P196,560,000.00
P218,327,000.00
P276,372,289.39
P304,021,805.89
Meycauayan City
P300,644,000.00
P504,625,000.00
P569,970,000.00
P644,175,814.18
Norzagaray
Norzagaray, Bulacan
Norzagaray is a 1st class municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 105,470 inhabitants in 15,912 households....

P217,130,000.00
P185,004,000.00
P226,792,760.99
P231,069,380.91
Obando
Obando, Bulacan
Obando is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. It is 16 kilometers away from the Philippine capital Manila. Obando is landlocked, bordered by two cities from Metro Manila namely Valenzuela City in the east, Navotas and Malabon City in the south, Bulacan in the north,...

P71,658.091.29
P78,133,540.73
Pandi
Pandi, Bulacan
Pandi is a 2nd class urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. The municipality of Pandi lies 41 kilometers northeast of Manila and is located at the eastern portion of Bulacan...

P72,099,299.50
P83,520,563.83
Paombong
Paombong, Bulacan
Paombong is a 3rd class partially urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. Dubbed as the Vinegar Capital of the Philippines, Paombong is famous for its vinegar extracted from the sap of sasa , thus the term "sukang Paombong" became known in Luzon and other parts of the...

P63,091,169.62
P68,597,425.03
Plaridel
Plaridel, Bulacan
The Battle of Plaridel was fought in 1945 between troops of the Philippine Commonwealth Army units and the local Bulaceño resistance fighters and those the Japanese Imperial forces in the town municipality of Plaridel.-Barangays:...

P135,382,505.84
P143,888,631.65
Pulilan
Pulilan, Bulacan
Pulilan is a 1st class urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 85,008 inhabitants in 13,948 households...

P121,517,000.00
P133,816,000.00
P150,991,400.82
P168,110,203.53
San Ildefonso
San Ildefonso, Bulacan
San Ildefonso is a 1st class municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 93,438 inhabitants in 15,753 households.- Built up area :...

P102,503,622.91
P138,163,552.30
San Jose del Monte
P501,455,000.00
P526,136,000.00
P607,782,085.98
P703,297,709.27
Santa Maria
Santa Maria, Bulacan
According to the 2007 Census, the population of Sta. Maria grew by 60,976 from 144,282 in 2000 to 205,258 in 2007, making it the third biggest LGU in Bulacan in terms of population. The municipality has a population density of 2,257.56 persons per km² in 24 barangays.Total income in Santa Maria was...

P211,143,000.00
P216,086,000.00
P278,636,399.31
P303,992,842.87
San Miguel
San Miguel, Bulacan
San Miguel de Mayumo is a 1st class, partially urban municipality located in the 3rd district of the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 138,839 people.-History:...

P150,845,760.91
P165,306,857.02
San Rafael
San Rafael, Bulacan
San Rafael is a 1st class municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 85,284 inhabitants in 14,639 households.-Barangays:...

P105,865,750.06
P121,456,864.80

Transportation

Bulacan is dubbed as "The Gateway to the Northern Philippines". The province is linked with Metro Manila
Metro Manila
Metropolitan Manila , the National Capital Region , or simply Metro Manila, is the metropolitan region encompassing the City of Manila and its surrounding areas in the Philippines...

 primarily through the North Luzon Expressway
North Luzon Expressway
The North Luzon Expressway , and which is formerly called the North Diversion Road, and officially known as Radial Road 8 is a 4 to 8-lane limited-access toll expressway that connects Metro Manila to the provinces of the Central Luzon region in the Philippines...

 and Manila North Road (better known as the MacArthur Highway
MacArthur Highway
The MacArthur Highway, formerly the Manila North Road, is a two to six-lane highway in the Philippines that stretches from Caloocan City to La Union, passing through Metro Manila and the provinces of Central Luzon and the Ilocos Region...

) which crosses the province into Pampanga
Pampanga
Pampanga is a province of the Philippines located in the Central Luzon region. Its capital is the City of San Fernando, Pampanga. Pampanga is bordered by the provinces of Bataan and Zambales to the west, Tarlac and Nueva Ecija to the north, and Bulacan to the southeast...

 and western part of Northern Luzon (western Central Luzon
Central Luzon
Central Luzon , also known as Region III , is an administrative division or region of the Republic of the Philippines, primarily serve to organize the 7 provinces of the vast central plain of the island of Luzon , for administrative convenience...

, Ilocos
Ilocos
Ilocos collectively refers to two provinces in the Philippines: Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur. Inhabitants are called Ilocanos and they speak the language Iloko, also called Ilocano.The Ilocos Region, containing four provinces, is named after Ilocos...

 and Cordillera Administrative Region
Cordillera Administrative Region
The Cordillera Administrative Region is a region in the Philippines composed of the provinces of Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga and Mountain Province, as well as Baguio City, the regional center. The Cordillera Administrative Region encompasses most of the areas within the Cordillera...

). While taking the Cagayan Valley Road in Guiguinto, the road leads to Nueva Ecija
Nueva Ecija
Nueva Ecija is a landlocked province of the Philippines located in the Central Luzon region. Its capital is Palayan City...

 and to the eastern part of Northern Luzon (eastern Central Luzon
Central Luzon
Central Luzon , also known as Region III , is an administrative division or region of the Republic of the Philippines, primarily serve to organize the 7 provinces of the vast central plain of the island of Luzon , for administrative convenience...

 and Cagayan Valley Region). Bulacan will be accessed by the future C-6 Road connecting the provinces of Rizal
Rizal
Rizal is a province located in the CALABARZON , just 16 kilometers east of Manila. The province was named after the country's national hero, José Rizal. Rizal Governor Casimiro A. Ynares III on June 17, 2008 announced the transfer of the Capitol from Pasig. Its P 270-million capitol building,...

 and Cavite
Cavite
Cavite is a province of the Philippines located on the southern shores of Manila Bay in the CALABARZON region in Luzon, just 30 kilometers south of Manila. Cavite is surrounded by Laguna to the east, Metro Manila to the northeast, and Batangas to the south...

 and the cities of Taguig, Parañaque and Muntinlupa in Metro Manila
Metro Manila
Metropolitan Manila , the National Capital Region , or simply Metro Manila, is the metropolitan region encompassing the City of Manila and its surrounding areas in the Philippines...

.

The MacArthur Highway traverses the province from north to south. Most major towns can be reached through the North Luzon Expressway. A good number of motor vehicles owned largely by private individuals provide mobility to Bulacan’s populace. Aside from five main highways that traverse the province, all roads are widely dispersed throughout Bulacan.

Bus terminals of Baliuag Transit, California Bus Line, Sampaguita Liner and Royal Eagle are in Baliuag, Balagtas and Hagonoy. The main bus lines of Philippine Rabbit, Victory Liner, Aladdin Transit that originate from their main terminals in Manila, Pasay and Quezon City and travel northward to cities and towns in Pampanga, Tarlac and Zambales, pass through Bulacan via the Tabang exit. Other bus companies that travel to Bulacan include Baliwag Transit, First North Luzon, Five Star, Agila Transport, Phil. Corinthian, Mersan, Mayamy, RJ Express.

Public transportation within the province, like in most of the urban areas in the Philippines, is facilitated mostly using inexpensive jeepneys and buses. Tricycles are used for short distances.

Education

The province is home to several nationally recognized public and private educational institutions such as Baliuag University
Baliuag University
Baliuag University is a university in the Philippines. It was founded in 1925 and is the first school granted full autonomy in Region 3 by the Commission on Higher Education ....

 (First school granted full autonomy in Region 3), the Bulacan State University
Bulacan State University
Bulacan State University is a state-funded institution of higher learning established in 1904, by the virtue of ACT 74 of the Philippine Commission in 1901, as an intermediate school established by the American regime, and converted into a chartered state university in 1993 by virtue of Republic...

 (Main & Satellite Campuses), Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Polytechnic University of the Philippines
The Polytechnic University of the Philippines commonly known as PUP is a public research university in the Philippines. It was founded on October 19, 1904 as the Manila Business School, offering commerce-related courses...

 (Sta. Maria Extension Campus and Pulilan Campus) and Centro Escolar University
Centro Escolar University
Centro Escolar University is a private university in the Philippines. It was founded on June 3, 1907 by two women, Librada Avelino and Carmen de Luna, and was originally called Centro Escolar de Señoritas. It became a university in 1933...

 (Malolos Campus)

Primary and intermediate: Bulacan has a total of 473 public Elementary schools, 435 public schools under the Department of Education
Department of Education (Philippines)
The Department of Education , is the executive department of the Philippine government responsible for the management and governing of the Philippine system of basic education. It is the chief formulator of Philippine educational policy and is responsible for the Philippine primary and secondary...

 (DEPED) Division of Bulacan and 38 public schools under the Division of City Schools of Malolos.

Secondary: Bulacan has a total of 68 public high schools, national and provincial. Sixty-five (65) under the Department of Education
Department of Education (Philippines)
The Department of Education , is the executive department of the Philippine government responsible for the management and governing of the Philippine system of basic education. It is the chief formulator of Philippine educational policy and is responsible for the Philippine primary and secondary...

 (DEPED) Division of Bulacan and three (3) public high schools under the Division of City Schools of Malolos.

Private schools: There are many privately-owned (by individual or group) and church-operated schools established in the city. Private Schools in the province are member of Bulacan Private Schools Association (BULPRISA) While in Malolos, private schools are organized as Malolos City Private Schools Association (MACIPRISA)

Current government officials (2010-2013)

  • Governor: Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado (Lakas-Kampi-CMD)
  • Vice Governor: Daniel R. Fernando (Lakas-Kampi-CMD)


Provincial Board Members

First District:
  • Michael C. Fermin
  • Felix V. Ople
  • Therese Cheryll B. Ople


Second District:
  • Atty. Ramon R. Posadas
  • Enrique V. dela Cruz, Jr.


Third District:
  • Rino V. Castro
  • Enrique V. Viudez II


Fourth District:
  • Eulogio C. Sarmiento III
  • Enrique A. delos Santos, Jr.
  • Romeo Allan M. Robes


Ex-officio Board Members

PCL President:
  • Ariel S. Arceo


ABC President:
Mark Cholo I. Violago

SK President:
  • Mark Joseph L. Guillermo


Congressional representatives
  • First District: Ma. Victoria Sy-Alvarado
    Ma. Victoria Sy-Alvarado
    Maria Victoria Reyes Sy-Alvarado is a Filipino politician. A member of the Lakas-CMD Party, she is a Member of the House of Representatives of the Philippines, representing the First District of Bulacan since 2007....

     (Lakas-Kampi-CMD
    Lakas-Kampi-CMD
    Lakas Kampi CMD is a center-right political party in the Philippines and the current minority party in the country. Its ideology is heavily influenced by Christian and Islamic democracy...

    )
  • Second District: Pedro M. Pancho (Lakas-Kampi-CMD
    Lakas-Kampi-CMD
    Lakas Kampi CMD is a center-right political party in the Philippines and the current minority party in the country. Its ideology is heavily influenced by Christian and Islamic democracy...

    )
  • Third District: Joselito Andrew R. Mendoza (Liberal
    Liberal Party (Philippines)
    The Liberal Party of the Philippines is a liberal party in the Philippines, founded by then senators Senate President Manuel Roxas, Senate President Pro-Tempore Elpidio Quirino, and former 9th Senatorial District Senator Jose Avelino, on November 24, 1945 by a breakaway Liberal group from the...

    /Partido Del Pilar)
  • Fourth District: Linabelle Ruth R. Villarica (Liberal
    Liberal Party (Philippines)
    The Liberal Party of the Philippines is a liberal party in the Philippines, founded by then senators Senate President Manuel Roxas, Senate President Pro-Tempore Elpidio Quirino, and former 9th Senatorial District Senator Jose Avelino, on November 24, 1945 by a breakaway Liberal group from the...

    /Partido Del Pilar)
  • Lone District of San Jose del Monte: Arthur B. Robes
    Arthur B. Robes
    Arthur B. Robes is a Filipino politician. A member of the Liberal Party , he has been elected to second termer as a Member of the House of Representatives of the Philippines, representing the Lone District of San Jose del Monte City...

     (Liberal
    Liberal Party (Philippines)
    The Liberal Party of the Philippines is a liberal party in the Philippines, founded by then senators Senate President Manuel Roxas, Senate President Pro-Tempore Elpidio Quirino, and former 9th Senatorial District Senator Jose Avelino, on November 24, 1945 by a breakaway Liberal group from the...

    )


Municipal Mayors
  • Angat - Gilberto C. Santos (Liberal
    Liberal Party (Philippines)
    The Liberal Party of the Philippines is a liberal party in the Philippines, founded by then senators Senate President Manuel Roxas, Senate President Pro-Tempore Elpidio Quirino, and former 9th Senatorial District Senator Jose Avelino, on November 24, 1945 by a breakaway Liberal group from the...

    /Partido Del Pilar)
  • Balagtas - Romeo M. Castro (Liberal
    Liberal Party (Philippines)
    The Liberal Party of the Philippines is a liberal party in the Philippines, founded by then senators Senate President Manuel Roxas, Senate President Pro-Tempore Elpidio Quirino, and former 9th Senatorial District Senator Jose Avelino, on November 24, 1945 by a breakaway Liberal group from the...

    /Partido Del Pilar)
  • Baliuag - Romeo M. Estrella (Partido Del Pilar)
  • Bocaue - Eduardo J. Villanueva, Jr. (Bangon Pilipinas
    Bangon Pilipinas Party
    Bangon Pilipinas Party is a political party in the Philippines, formed in 2004 and unaffiliated with either major coalition in the 2007 elections.-Candidates for Philippine general elections, 2010:...

    /Partido Del Pilar)
  • Bulakan - Patrick Neil F. Meneses (Liberal
    Liberal Party (Philippines)
    The Liberal Party of the Philippines is a liberal party in the Philippines, founded by then senators Senate President Manuel Roxas, Senate President Pro-Tempore Elpidio Quirino, and former 9th Senatorial District Senator Jose Avelino, on November 24, 1945 by a breakaway Liberal group from the...

    /Partido Del Pilar)
  • Bustos - Arnel F. Mendoza (Liberal
    Liberal Party (Philippines)
    The Liberal Party of the Philippines is a liberal party in the Philippines, founded by then senators Senate President Manuel Roxas, Senate President Pro-Tempore Elpidio Quirino, and former 9th Senatorial District Senator Jose Avelino, on November 24, 1945 by a breakaway Liberal group from the...

    /Partido Del Pilar)
  • Calumpit - James P. De Jesus (Liberal
    Liberal Party (Philippines)
    The Liberal Party of the Philippines is a liberal party in the Philippines, founded by then senators Senate President Manuel Roxas, Senate President Pro-Tempore Elpidio Quirino, and former 9th Senatorial District Senator Jose Avelino, on November 24, 1945 by a breakaway Liberal group from the...

    /Partido Del Pilar)
  • Doña Remedios Trinidad - Ronaldo T. Flores (Liberal
    Liberal Party (Philippines)
    The Liberal Party of the Philippines is a liberal party in the Philippines, founded by then senators Senate President Manuel Roxas, Senate President Pro-Tempore Elpidio Quirino, and former 9th Senatorial District Senator Jose Avelino, on November 24, 1945 by a breakaway Liberal group from the...

    /Partido Del Pilar)
  • Guiguinto - Isagani C. Pascual (Partido Del Pilar)
  • Hagonoy - Angel L. Cruz, Jr. (Lapiang K)
  • Malolos City - Christian D. Natividad (Partido Del Pilar)
  • Marilao - Epifanio V. Guillermo (Liberal
    Liberal Party (Philippines)
    The Liberal Party of the Philippines is a liberal party in the Philippines, founded by then senators Senate President Manuel Roxas, Senate President Pro-Tempore Elpidio Quirino, and former 9th Senatorial District Senator Jose Avelino, on November 24, 1945 by a breakaway Liberal group from the...

    /Partido Del Pilar)
  • Meycauayan City - Joan V. Alarilla (NPC
    Nationalist People's Coalition
    The Nationalist People's Coalition or NPC is a political party in the Philippines.-History:The Party was founded in 1991 after some members of the Nacionalista Party led by then Rizal Governor Isidro Rodriguez bolted from the Nacionalista Party after some disagreements with Nacionalista party...

    /Partido Del Pilar)
  • Norzagaray - Feliciano P. Legaspi (Lakas-Kampi-CMD
    Lakas-Kampi-CMD
    Lakas Kampi CMD is a center-right political party in the Philippines and the current minority party in the country. Its ideology is heavily influenced by Christian and Islamic democracy...

    )
  • Obando - Orencio E. Gabriel (Liberal
    Liberal Party (Philippines)
    The Liberal Party of the Philippines is a liberal party in the Philippines, founded by then senators Senate President Manuel Roxas, Senate President Pro-Tempore Elpidio Quirino, and former 9th Senatorial District Senator Jose Avelino, on November 24, 1945 by a breakaway Liberal group from the...

    /Partido Del Pilar)
  • Pandi - Enrico A. Roque (Lakas-Kampi-CMD
    Lakas-Kampi-CMD
    Lakas Kampi CMD is a center-right political party in the Philippines and the current minority party in the country. Its ideology is heavily influenced by Christian and Islamic democracy...

    )
  • Paombong - Donato D. Marcos (Liberal
    Liberal Party (Philippines)
    The Liberal Party of the Philippines is a liberal party in the Philippines, founded by then senators Senate President Manuel Roxas, Senate President Pro-Tempore Elpidio Quirino, and former 9th Senatorial District Senator Jose Avelino, on November 24, 1945 by a breakaway Liberal group from the...

    /Partido Del Pilar)
  • Plaridel - Anastacia R. Vistan (Liberal
    Liberal Party (Philippines)
    The Liberal Party of the Philippines is a liberal party in the Philippines, founded by then senators Senate President Manuel Roxas, Senate President Pro-Tempore Elpidio Quirino, and former 9th Senatorial District Senator Jose Avelino, on November 24, 1945 by a breakaway Liberal group from the...

    /Partido Del Pilar)
  • Pulilan - Vicente B. Esguerra, Sr. (Liberal
    Liberal Party (Philippines)
    The Liberal Party of the Philippines is a liberal party in the Philippines, founded by then senators Senate President Manuel Roxas, Senate President Pro-Tempore Elpidio Quirino, and former 9th Senatorial District Senator Jose Avelino, on November 24, 1945 by a breakaway Liberal group from the...

    /Partido Del Pilar)
  • San Ildefonso - Paula Carla G. Tan (Liberal
    Liberal Party (Philippines)
    The Liberal Party of the Philippines is a liberal party in the Philippines, founded by then senators Senate President Manuel Roxas, Senate President Pro-Tempore Elpidio Quirino, and former 9th Senatorial District Senator Jose Avelino, on November 24, 1945 by a breakaway Liberal group from the...

    /Partido Del Pilar)
  • San Jose Del Monte City - Reynaldo S. San Pedro (Lakas-Kampi-CMD
    Lakas-Kampi-CMD
    Lakas Kampi CMD is a center-right political party in the Philippines and the current minority party in the country. Its ideology is heavily influenced by Christian and Islamic democracy...

    )
  • San Miguel - Roderick D.G. Tiongson (Liberal
    Liberal Party (Philippines)
    The Liberal Party of the Philippines is a liberal party in the Philippines, founded by then senators Senate President Manuel Roxas, Senate President Pro-Tempore Elpidio Quirino, and former 9th Senatorial District Senator Jose Avelino, on November 24, 1945 by a breakaway Liberal group from the...

    /Partido Del Pilar)
  • San Rafael – Lorna C. Silverio (Lakas-Kampi-CMD
    Lakas-Kampi-CMD
    Lakas Kampi CMD is a center-right political party in the Philippines and the current minority party in the country. Its ideology is heavily influenced by Christian and Islamic democracy...

    )
  • Santa Maria - Bartolome R. Ramos (Lakas-Kampi-CMD
    Lakas-Kampi-CMD
    Lakas Kampi CMD is a center-right political party in the Philippines and the current minority party in the country. Its ideology is heavily influenced by Christian and Islamic democracy...

    )

Governors

Governor Term Municipality Notes
Gregorio del Pilar
Gregorio del Pilar
Gregorio del Pilar y Sempio was one of the youngest generals in the Philippine Revolutionary Forces during the Philippine Revolution and the Philippine-American War. He is most known for his role and death at the Battle of Tirad Pass...

1898-1899
San Jose, Bulakan
Bulacan, Bulacan
Bulacan or Bulakan is a 1st class partially urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 72,289 people in 13,577 households. It is 35 km north of Manila...

The first and the youngest governor at the age of 23. He was appointed by General Emilio Aguinaldo as the Military Governor of Bulacan and Nueva Ecija.
Gregorio del Pilar
Gregorio del Pilar
Gregorio del Pilar y Sempio was one of the youngest generals in the Philippine Revolutionary Forces during the Philippine Revolution and the Philippine-American War. He is most known for his role and death at the Battle of Tirad Pass...

1899
Matimbo, Malolos
During the American invasion, Isidoro Torres was appointed Governor-General of Bulacan with juridical power. He established many Katipunan
Katipunan
The Katipunan was a Philippine revolutionary society founded by anti-Spanish Filipinos in Manila in 1892, whose primary aim was to gain independence from Spain through revolution. The society was initiated by Filipino patriots Andrés Bonifacio, Teodoro Plata, Ladislao Diwa, and others on the night...

 chapters in Bulacan.
Segundo Rodrigo
1898-1899
Bulakan
Bulacan, Bulacan
Bulacan or Bulakan is a 1st class partially urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 72,289 people in 13,577 households. It is 35 km north of Manila...

The first civil Governor of the province.
Jose Serapio
1900–1901
Santa Maria
During his term, the capital and the seat of provincial government was transferred from Bulakan to Malolos.
Pablo Tecson
1902–1904
1904–1906
San Miguel de Mayumo (San Miguel)
The first elected Governor, and served in two consecutive terms.
Teodoro Sandico
1906–1907
1908–1909
Malolos
The first elected Governor of the province who was not born in Bulacan. He was born in Pandacan, Manila.
Donato Teodoro
1910–1912
Malolos
The first "Hukom Pamayapa" to be elected as Governor
Trinidad Icasiano
1912–1916
Bulakan
Nicolas Buendia
1916–1919
Malolos
The first "Presidente Municipal" or "Alcalde" to be elected as Governor.
Jun B. Carlos
1919–1921
Baliuag
Pio Valenzuela
Pio Valenzuela
Pío Valenzuela was a Filipino physician and patriot who was among the leaders of the Katipunan that started the Philippine Revolution against Spain...

1921–1925
Polo (Valenzuela)
Restituto J. Castro
1925–1928
Bulakan
José Padilla, Sr.
1928–1931
1934–1937
Plaridel
Cirilo B. Santos
1931–1934
San Miguel
Jacinto Molina
1938–1940
Bulakan
Emilio Rustia
1941–1942
Baliuag
Javier Pabalan
1942–1943
San Miguel
Jose Delos Reyes
1943–1944
Bulakan
Regino Sevilla
1944–1945
San Miguel
Alejo Santos
Alejo Santos
Alejo S. Santos was a Filipino soldier and World War II hero who parlayed his fame into a political career. His prestige was somewhat marred in later life when he agreed to run as the only candidate against Ferdinand Marcos in the widely-suspect 1981 Philippine presidential election.-Early life...

1945–1946
1955–1957
Bustos
Military Governor
Pedro Viudez
1946
San Ildefonso
Fortunato Halili
1946–1948
1948–1950
Santa Maria
Teofilo E. Sauco
1950–1951
Baliuag
Tomas Martin
1958–1963
Hagonoy
Jose M. Villarama
Mar. 1964–Sep. 1967
Sep. 1967–Dec. 1967
Jan. 1976–Feb. 1980
Angat
Ignacio Santiago, Sr.
Ignacio Santiago, Sr.
-References:...

Jan. 1968–Dec. 1975
Feb. 1980–May 1986
Valenzuela
Amado Pineda
Dec. 1987–Feb. 1988
Calumpit
Appointed as the OIC-Governor of the province after the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution.
Roberto Pagdanganan
Roberto Pagdanganan
Roberto M. Pagdanganan is a Filipino politician.-Personal life:Robert Pagdanganan was born to former councilor Juan T. Pagdanganan, Jr. and Mrs. Rosalina Mamangon Pagdanganan. He is brother of former Calumpit, Bulacan mayor Ramon Pagdanganan...

May 1986–Dec. 1987
Feb. 1988–Feb. 1992
Calumpit
Josefina Mendoza-Dela Cruz
Jul. 1998-Jun. 2007
Bocaue
The first female Governor.
Joselito Andrew "Jonjon" Roxas Mendoza
Jul. 2007-Jun. 2010
San Miguel
The first Barangay Captain elected as Governor.
Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado
Wilhelmino Sy-Alvarado
Wilhelmino Sy-Alvarado is the Governor of the Philippine province of Bulacan. He was first Mayor elected as District Representative, Vice Governor, and Governor...

Jul. 2010–present
Hagonoy
The first Mayor elected as District Representative, Vice Governor, and Governor.

Bulacan festivals and fiestas

This is the list of Bulacan festivals and there are other local festivals to be recorded and documented.
  • Minasa Festival on the first week of January (Bustos)
  • Halamanan Festival (Guiguinto)
  • Kasilonawan sa Obando (Fertility Rites, Obando)
  • Kalabaw Festival (Pulilan)
  • Anghel Festival (San Rafael)
  • Sto. Niño Festival (City of Malolos)
  • Halamang Dilaw (Marilao)
  • Pagoda Festival (Bocaue)
  • Kawayanan Festival (City of Meycauayan)
  • Litson Festival (City of Meycauayan)
  • Libutan Festival (City of Meycauayan)
  • 14 de Noviembre Festival (Bulakan)
  • Libad ng Calumpit (Calumpit)
  • Salubong sa Quingua (Plaridel)
  • Bulak Festival (San Ildefonso)
  • Buntal Hat Festival (Baliuag)
  • Sambuklod Festival (City of San Jose Del Monte)
  • Mano Po San Roque (Valenzuela City)
  • Putong Pulo Festival (Valenzuela City)
  • Singkaban Festival: Linggo ng Bulacan

Singkaban Fiesta

Singkaban Fiesta (Sining at Kalinangan ng Bulacan), a festival of arts and culture in honor of Capitol's patron saint, "Our Lady of Victory", showcasing the traditional arts of "Balagtasan", "Kundiman" and folk dances amidst of the "Singkaban" arches. The festival is celebrated in every second week of September which is in conjunction with the "Linggo ng Bulakan". Linggo ng Bulacan (held during September 8–15), is a province-wide, week-long celebration consisting of various colourful cultural presentations, art and culinary exhibits, arts and skills contests, and the prestigious annual Dangal nF Lipi Awards Night. Yearly, its activities vary depending upon the chosen theme for the year.

Longest carabao milk candy

Graced by Guest of Honor (LWUA) Prospero Pichay, the 2008 "Pista sa Nayon" (with the theme "Araw ng Magsasaka at Mangingisda") highlighted Bulacan's "Singkaban Festival". a 202.6-meter long "pastillas". Gov. Joselito R. Mendoza announced "We have successfully staged 202.6 meters long pastillas (4,000 kilos, made of 12,800 liters carabao
Carabao
The carabao or Bubalus bubalis carabanesis is a subspecies of the domesticated water buffalo found in the Philippines, Guam, Indonesia, Malaysia, and various parts of Southeast Asia...

 milk
Milk
Milk is a white liquid produced by the mammary glands of mammals. It is the primary source of nutrition for young mammals before they are able to digest other types of food. Early-lactation milk contains colostrum, which carries the mother's antibodies to the baby and can reduce the risk of many...

 and 1,600 kilos of white sugar, from San Miguel, Bulacan
San Miguel, Bulacan
San Miguel de Mayumo is a 1st class, partially urban municipality located in the 3rd district of the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 138,839 people.-History:...

 and San Ildefonso, Bulacan
San Ildefonso, Bulacan
San Ildefonso is a 1st class municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 93,438 inhabitants in 15,753 households.- Built up area :...

)." Mendoza said he applied for and submitted the feat to Guinness World Records
Guinness World Records
Guinness World Records, known until 2000 as The Guinness Book of Records , is a reference book published annually, containing a collection of world records, both human achievements and the extremes of the natural world...

' office. Further, residents also cooked 50 lechon (roast pigs), lechong manok (roast chicken), and 10,000 eggs.

Bulacan P 11-billion bulk water supply project

On December 12, 2007, Bulacan and the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) signed an agreement for the development of an P11-billion bulk water supply project. Ayala-owned Manila Water
Manila Water
The Manila Water Company, Inc. is a public utility company in the Philippines. Manila Water, as it is more commonly known, is the East Concessionaire of MWSS during its privatization on August 1, 1997, with its counterpart Maynilad Water Services, Inc. as the West Concessionaire...

 Co. Inc. will implement the project. MWSS and Manila Water will provide a financial package of an infrastructure
Infrastructure
Infrastructure is basic physical and organizational structures needed for the operation of a society or enterprise, or the services and facilities necessary for an economy to function...

 grant, a P10-million development assistance and a P10-million royalty fee to the towns of Norzagaray and Doña Remedios Trinidad, which will host the water supply project.

ICT Park jobs allotment

Bulacan Governor Joselito Mendoza announced before thousands of students who graduated from the College of Information and Communication Technology of the Bulacan State University
Bulacan State University
Bulacan State University is a state-funded institution of higher learning established in 1904, by the virtue of ACT 74 of the Philippine Commission in 1901, as an intermediate school established by the American regime, and converted into a chartered state university in 1993 by virtue of Republic...

 that 3,000 jobs will be allotted for the Business Processing Outsourcing and call center company (PLDT) that will be built in the Marilao, Bulacan ICT Park, a special economic zone
Special Economic Zone
A Special Economic Zone is a geographical region that has economic and other laws that are more free-market-oriented than a country's typical or national laws...

. Mendoza said 300 Information Technology graduates will be employed by Bulacan government for the general revision of the Capitolyo computerization, particularly the Bulacan Satellite-Based Geographic Information System (SBGIS) Project. (PIA-Bulacan).

WDACL ABK2 - TEACh

A 4-year school project for child workers highlighted the Philippines' observance of 2008 World Day Against Child Labor (WDACL). Accordingly, representatives of the DOLE, WDF, CCF, and other social partners in the national drive against child labor gathered at the Bulacan State University (BSU) to mark WDACL, on June 13, 2008. ABK2 (Pag-aaral ng mga Bata Para sa Kinabukasan) or TEACh (Take Every Action for Children) project will be implemented with grants from the United States Department.

Points of interest

City
Cities of the Philippines
A city is a tier of local government in the Philippines. All Philippine cities are chartered cities, whose existence as corporate and administrative entities is governed by their own specific charters in addition to the Local Government Code of 1991, which specifies the administrative structure...

Points of Interest http://www.clubbulakeno.com/index.php?go=glimpse&show=sights
Meycauayan City
(19 km from Manila
Manila
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities forming Metro Manila.Manila is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay and is bordered by Navotas and Caloocan to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong to the east, Makati on the southeast,...

)
Important Road Networks: North Luzon Expressway
North Luzon Expressway
The North Luzon Expressway , and which is formerly called the North Diversion Road, and officially known as Radial Road 8 is a 4 to 8-lane limited-access toll expressway that connects Metro Manila to the provinces of the Central Luzon region in the Philippines...

 (NLEX) through Meycauayan Exit; Manila North Road (MacArthur Highway) through Valenzuela City.
Old Meycauayan Church, In 1668 the old Church edifice was constructed thus served as a mute witness to history of the town;
Gat Ciriaco Contreras Marker, a monument in memory of the commander who fought a fierce battle against the Spanish forces in barrio Langka ;
Acacia Tree – The late Pres. Manuel L. Quezon played under this tree in his childhood days;
Liputan Islands – Surrounded by fishponds and accessible only through water transportation;
De Larisse Resorts & Pavilion, Meycauayan Golf Driving Range, and Emco Pavilion in Pandayan; Golden Cocoon Resort & Ancon Resort in Malhacan; Joeri’s Resort & Pavilion in Lawa; Jerime Irish Pavilion & Villa Maria Ester Pavilion in Libtong
San Jose del Monte City
San Jose del Monte City
The City of San Jose del Monte is a first class suburban component city in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. It is bordered by Caloocan City and Quezon City, both in Metro Manila, in the south; by Rodriguez, Rizal in the east; Santa Maria and Marilao, both of Bulacan, in the west and...


(28 km from Tungko-Manila
Manila
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities forming Metro Manila.Manila is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay and is bordered by Navotas and Caloocan to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong to the east, Makati on the southeast,...

)
Important Road Networks: Quirino Highway through Caloocan City
Caloocan City
The City of Caloocan is one of the cities and municipalities that comprises the Metro Manila region in the Philippines. It is a major residential area inside Metro Manila...

, North; NLEX through Bocaue Exit via Bocaue and Sta. Maria; Bulacan-Rizal-Manila-Cavite Regional Expressway (under planning)
Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto, a replica of the Lourdes Grotto
Lourdes grotto
A Lourdes grotto is a term used to describe a replica of the original grotto at Lourdes or a grotto honouring Our Lady of Lourdes unassociated with the Lourdes site...

in France. it features a mock hill calvary where life-size statues depicting the passion and death of Jesus Christ;
Grotto Mineral Spring – Located on a rolling hill, the natural spring is believed to be miraculous;

Grotto Vista Resort in Gaya-Gaya; Cresta del Monte Resort and Palmera North Winds Resort in Sto. Cristo; Natural falls in San Isidro; Dalisay Farm in Tungkong Mangga
Malolos City
Malolos City
City of Malolos is a 3rd class urban component city in the Republic of the Philippines. Malolos is considered as the 115th city in the country. It is the capital city of the province of Bulacan as the seat of the provincial government...


(45 km from Manila
Manila
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities forming Metro Manila.Manila is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay and is bordered by Navotas and Caloocan to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong to the east, Makati on the southeast,...

)
Important Road Networks: NLEX via Tabang Exit; MacArthur Highway
  • Barasoain Church
    Barasoain Church
    Barasoain Church is a Roman Catholic church built in 1630 in Malolos City, Bulacan. Having earned the title as the Cradle of Democracy in the East, the most important religious building in the Philippines, and the site of the First Philippine Republic, the Church is proverbial for its historical...

    - Also known as Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish. A national shrine, the historic Barasoain Church is the site of the Constitutional Convention of the first Philippine Republic, making the Philippines the very first Asian Government to promulgate a Constitution. It was the capital of the First Philippine Republic
    First Philippine Republic
    The Philippine Republic , more commonly known as the First Philippine Republic or the Malolos Republic was a short-lived insurgent revolutionary government in the Philippines...

     on Sept. 15, 1898 to the last week of Feb. 1899 under the presidency of Emilio Aguinaldo
    Emilio Aguinaldo
    Emilio Aguinaldo y Famy was a Filipino general, politician, and independence leader. He played an instrumental role during the Philippines' revolution against Spain, and the subsequent Philippine-American War or War of Philippine Independence that resisted American occupation...

    . In its convent the Universidad Literaria Cientifica de Filipinas (or Universidad Literaria de Filipinas) was first housed. It also boasts of a light and sound museum under the management of National Historical Institute.
  • Malolos Cathedral
    Malolos Cathedral
    Malolos Cathedral, also known as the Basilica Minore dela Nuestra Señora de Inmaculada Concepcion or Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception , is the ecclesiastical seat of the Diocese of Malolos in the Philippines...

     and Convent
    , known as Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception The 10th Basilica in the Philippines. Its convent was the presidential quarters ("Palacio Presidencial") of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo of the First Philippine Republic
    First Philippine Republic
    The Philippine Republic , more commonly known as the First Philippine Republic or the Malolos Republic was a short-lived insurgent revolutionary government in the Philippines...

     in 1898, presently the seat of the Diocese of Malolos, and has been the bastion of faith for the past centuries.;
  • Casa Real Shrine, Printing press of the First Republic, it was restored in 1852 and was converted into a municipal library. Now a museum serving as final repository of existing memorabilia.
  • Barasoain Ecclesiastical Museum – Repository of religious items and relics of the entire province of Bulacan, a museum managed by National Historical Institute showcasing a collection of municipal antiques and priceless array of artifacts.
  • Siar Tree – Now known as the “Kalayaan Tree”. It was planted by Gen. Aguinaldo during a lull in the Malolos Convention. Aguinaldo is said to have conducted many political discussions here. Under the tree is a monument that symbolizes the meeting of Filipino revolutionaries represented by Gregorio del Pilar and Gen. Isidoro Torres; Don Pablo Tecson, an erudite legislator; Padre Mariano Sevilla, a nationalist leader of the church and Doña Basilia Tantoco, portraying a woman freedom fighter.
  • Kamistisuhan Houses – These structures, located at the Pariancillo of Malolos, typify the intricate architectural designs of Spanish buildings of the late 19th century. A classic example of this is the house of Don Jose Bautista (Bautista Mansion), which was built in 1877. It housed the Ministry of Interiors during the first Philippine Republic. The Mansion is situated along the nostalgic Kamistisuhan Street, this ancestral mansion was visited by the national hero Dr. Jose Rizal to convince Triumvirate of the Ten Gentlemen of Malolos to join the La Liga Filipina.
  • Barasoain Museum – A museum managed by the National Historical Institute where the religious artifacts of the province are displayed;
  • Museo ng Bulacan – A museum housing a collection of valuable relics, mementos, articles, documents and handicrafts of the Philippine Revolution. Located in Malolos to promote the cultural heritage and tradition of the province. It is under the management of the Provincial Government of Bulacan.
  • Bulacan Provincial Capitol, seat of the provincial government of Bulacan.
  • Bulacan Heroes Park (Panlalawigang Liwasan ng mga Bayani sa Bulacan), which enshrined all the Philippine national heroes who hailed from Bulacan and officially became the Province of Bulacan's provincial heroes' park by the help of Center for Bulacan Studies since 2004.
  • Institute de Mujeres – The place where the 21 women of Malolos, addressed by Dr. Jose Rizal
    José Rizal
    José Protacio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda , was a Filipino polymath, patriot and the most prominent advocate for reform in the Philippines during the Spanish colonial era. He is regarded as the foremost Filipino patriot and is listed as one of the national heroes of the Philippines by...

     in his famous letter, conducted classes.
  • Atlag United Methodist Church, founded in 1901, considered as one of the oldest Protestant churches in the country and the oldest in the province.

Municipality
Municipalities of the Philippines
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Points of Interest
Obando
Obando, Bulacan
Obando is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. It is 16 kilometers away from the Philippine capital Manila. Obando is landlocked, bordered by two cities from Metro Manila namely Valenzuela City in the east, Navotas and Malabon City in the south, Bulacan in the north,...


(17 km from Manila
Manila
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities forming Metro Manila.Manila is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay and is bordered by Navotas and Caloocan to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong to the east, Makati on the southeast,...

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Important Road Networks: Bulacan-Obando road via Bulacan, Bulacan; Polo Road via Valanzuela City
Obando Church, venue of the famous "Fertility Dance" in honor of San Pascual Baylon, Sta. Clara de Asis and Virgen de Salambao (May 17–19);
Obando Town Fiesta – celebrated from May 17–19. Childless couples can take this occasion to appeal for heavenly intercession and dance to please the Virgin of Salambao, San Pascual de Bailon and Sta. Clara. Maidens and bachelors who want husbands and wives can dance for their mates. Farmers also thank the Virgin for bountiful harvests.
Marilao
Marilao, Bulacan
Marilao is a first class urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 160,452 inhabitants in 22,363 households.- Built up area :...


(22 km from Manila
Manila
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities forming Metro Manila.Manila is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay and is bordered by Navotas and Caloocan to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong to the east, Makati on the southeast,...

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Important Road Networks: NLEX via Marilao Exit; MacArthur Highway
National Shrine of the Divine Mercy;
Marilao Catholic Church, a 17th century church;
La Prenza Dam – 1989 communal irrigation system; serves as a checkgate to prevent water overflow from destroying rice crops in the area;
Hanging Bridge – A 60-m long cable bridge linking barangays Lambakin and Sta. Rosa;
Lustre Pavilion & Swimming Pool in Sarmiento Homes; Dad’s Vineyard and Medina’s Farm in Sta. Rosa; Villa Felomina Resort in Lias; Four Kings Resort in Abangan Sur; SM City Marilao;
Bulacan ICT Park, a special economic zone
Special Economic Zone
A Special Economic Zone is a geographical region that has economic and other laws that are more free-market-oriented than a country's typical or national laws...

.SM Marilao
Bocaue
Bocaue, Bulacan
Bocaue is a first-class urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. The municipality of Bocaue lies 24.5 kilometers northeast of Manila through the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Highway and is located at the mid-southwestern portion of Bulacan...


(27 km from Manila
Manila
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities forming Metro Manila.Manila is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay and is bordered by Navotas and Caloocan to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong to the east, Makati on the southeast,...

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Important Road Networks: NLEX via Bocaue Exit; MacArthur Highway; San Jose-Bocaue Road
Pagoda sa Wawa also known as the Pagoda Festival, a fluvial parade in honor of the miraculous "Krus sa Wawa", done every 1st Sunday of July, which is believed to have saved the life of a drowning old woman. The main feature of this fiesta is the Pagoda, which glides along the Bocaue River. The Pagoda is a guilty-decorated structure riding on a huge banca. People from all walks of life enjoy the ride on the Pagoda feasting on sumptuous food while the music plays.
Bocaue Museum, houses a collection of municipal antiques and priceless array of artifacts;
D. Lour Pavilion in Igulot
Balagtas
Balagtas, Bulacan
Balagtas is a 1st class urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 62,684 inhabitants in 11,834 households....


(30 km from Manila
Manila
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities forming Metro Manila.Manila is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay and is bordered by Navotas and Caloocan to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong to the east, Makati on the southeast,...

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Important Road Networks: NLEX via Bocaue Exit; MacArthur Highway
Balagtas Monument and Museum – The monument was built in honor of Francisco “Balagtas” Baltazar, hailed as the Father of Tagalog Poetry, whose masterpiece, Florante at Laura, is very popular;
Bahay na Tisa (Constantine House) – One of the oldest known tile-roofed houses in the province, it was constructed in 1840 and exhibits a mixture of mestizo, Spanish and native Tagalog designs.
Santa Maria
Santa Maria, Bulacan
According to the 2007 Census, the population of Sta. Maria grew by 60,976 from 144,282 in 2000 to 205,258 in 2007, making it the third biggest LGU in Bulacan in terms of population. The municipality has a population density of 2,257.56 persons per km² in 24 barangays.Total income in Santa Maria was...


(32 km from Manila
Manila
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities forming Metro Manila.Manila is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay and is bordered by Navotas and Caloocan to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong to the east, Makati on the southeast,...

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Important Road Networks: NLEX via Bocaue Exit; MacArthur Highway via Bocaue Intersection; Quirino Highway via Sapang Palay
Santa Maria Church, an 18th-century church, which is part and parcel of Bulacan’s era that resisted the American regime;
Huseng Batute Marker – A simple marker in honor of the country’s King of Balagtasan;
Long Meadows Resort, Dad's Vineyard Resort & Butterfly Garden, Aqua Matina, and Pamar Wonderpool Resort in Mahabang Parang; Villa Natalia, Villa Carmen, Villa Antonia and Sitio Lucia Resorts in Pulong Buhangin; Lanesca Resort & 4-K Garden Resort in Catmon; Lanesca in Bulac; Cool Water Resort in Lalakhan; Vig Jam Resort in Balasing;
Stone Bridge Resort in Tumana; Denverland in San Gabriel.
Guiguinto
Guiguinto, Bulacan
Guiguinto is one of the fast growing municipalities in the province of Bulacan. From a predominating agricultural economy, it gradually urbanized and developed. It is now a 1st class urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. It's now conurbated with Metro Manilla. According to the...


(34 km from Manila
Manila
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities forming Metro Manila.Manila is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay and is bordered by Navotas and Caloocan to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong to the east, Makati on the southeast,...

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Important Road Networks: NLEX via Tabang Exit
Guiguinto Gardens; Halamanan Festival; Garden City; C.M. Farm in Cut-cut; Golden Shower in Tabe; Hidden Mountain Rocks and Alcor Center in Tiaong; Luntiang Paraiso in Tabang; Old Train Station;
Bulakan
(35 km from Manila
Manila
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities forming Metro Manila.Manila is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay and is bordered by Navotas and Caloocan to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong to the east, Makati on the southeast,...

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Important Road Networks: MacArthur Highway through Guiguinto or Balagtas, or National Road through Obando
Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion Parish - the "oldest Roman Catholic Church in the province." It was here that Gen. Gregorio del Pilar distributed the pamphlets published and sent from Spain by his uncle Marcelo del Pilar during the revolutionary period against Spanish colonization in the late 19th century.

Marcelo H. del Pilar Historical Landmark and Museum – established in honor of the patriot, writer and editor of the revolutionary newspaper La Solidaridad.

Gen. Gregorio del Pilar Landmark - it was built in honor of the great hero of Bulakan and Tirad Pass and the first governor of the province of Bulacan

Frequent destinations include Coolwaves and Bon-Bon Resorts in San Nicolas, Jojima Resort in San Francisco, Maglalang Resort and Ulit Resorts in Pitpitan, Villa Elena Resort in Taliptip, and Evangelista Resort in San Jose.
Pandi
Pandi, Bulacan
Pandi is a 2nd class urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. The municipality of Pandi lies 41 kilometers northeast of Manila and is located at the eastern portion of Bulacan...


(41 km from Manila
Manila
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities forming Metro Manila.Manila is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay and is bordered by Navotas and Caloocan to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong to the east, Makati on the southeast,...

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Important Road Networks: NLEX via Bocaue Exit- Sta. Maria
Site of Kakarong Battle, site of the Republic of Real of Kakarong de Sili of 1896;
Inang Filipina Shrine;
Pandi Catholic Church
Pandi Mineral and Batch Spring Resort – Famous for its mineral water which is found to have medicinal and curative effects;
Villa Concepcion in Barangay Masuso; Pandi Mineral Spring Resort in Poblacion; Fortune Ville Pool and Cabuhat Resort in Manatal Fresh Water Resort in Siling Bata; Licom Resort in Bagbaguin; Countryside Resort in Bunsuran II; Villa Aurora Resort in Mapulang Lupa
Plaridel
Plaridel, Bulacan
The Battle of Plaridel was fought in 1945 between troops of the Philippine Commonwealth Army units and the local Bulaceño resistance fighters and those the Japanese Imperial forces in the town municipality of Plaridel.-Barangays:...


(41 km from Manila
Manila
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities forming Metro Manila.Manila is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay and is bordered by Navotas and Caloocan to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong to the east, Makati on the southeast,...

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Important Road Networks: NLEX via Sta. Rita Exit
Battle of Quinwa Marker – Death marker of Col. John Strotsenberg of the Nebraska Volunteer Infantry
Pulilan
Pulilan, Bulacan
Pulilan is a 1st class urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 85,008 inhabitants in 13,948 households...


(45 km from Manila
Manila
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities forming Metro Manila.Manila is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay and is bordered by Navotas and Caloocan to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong to the east, Makati on the southeast,...

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Important Road Networks: NLEX via Sta. Rita Exit or Pulilan Exit; Daang Maharlika
San Isidro Labrador Church
Rice Fields
More than hundreds of bird species
Pulilan Carabao Festival – Hundreds of work animals, mostly carabaos, are led on a parade in streets of the town every 14th and 15 May, to honor San Isidro Labrador, the town’s patron saint. The carabaos, decorated with garlands and shaved for the occasion, genuflect and kneel in front of the church;
Pulilan Butterfly Haven;
Pulilan Museum;
Pugpog Resort in Balatong B;
Pulilan Resort in Dampol 2A;
Taps Swimming Pool & Playground, Villa Lorenzo Resort, and Villa Cristia in Poblacion;
MRC Resort in Tabon;
Merryland Resort in Taal
Fisherfarms factory
Nestle Philippines Factory dairy factory
Norzagaray
Norzagaray, Bulacan
Norzagaray is a 1st class municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 105,470 inhabitants in 15,912 households....


(46 km from Manila
Manila
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities forming Metro Manila.Manila is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay and is bordered by Navotas and Caloocan to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong to the east, Makati on the southeast,...

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Important Road Networks: NLEX via Bocaue Exit - Sta. Maria By-Pass Road - Sta. Maria-Norzagaray Road
Hilltop, the "Baguio" of Bulacan, located atop the Sierra Madre range;
Pinagcalan Cave – Served as the headquarters of the Katipuneros;
Ipo Dam – Used as a reservoir for the La Mesa Dam which distributes water to Metro Manila residents;
Angat Water Reservoir;
Pugpog River – A natural attraction in Bulacan which clear water originating from the Sierra Madre mountains;
Pugpog River and Prince Resort in Poblacion; Bakas Resort in Matictic; Adventure Resort in Bigte; Falcon Crest Resort in Bitungcol
Paombong
Paombong, Bulacan
Paombong is a 3rd class partially urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. Dubbed as the Vinegar Capital of the Philippines, Paombong is famous for its vinegar extracted from the sap of sasa , thus the term "sukang Paombong" became known in Luzon and other parts of the...


(47 km from Manila
Manila
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities forming Metro Manila.Manila is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay and is bordered by Navotas and Caloocan to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong to the east, Makati on the southeast,...

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Important Road Networks: NLEX via Tabang Exit, MacArthur Highway through Malolos City
Kapitangan Chapel – known as a pilgrimage area during Holy Week. As a way of repenting and sharing in the sufferings of Christ, worshippers whip themselves during the Holy Week. Also, religious rituals are celebrated in all the towns especially in Malolos, Plaridel and Pulilan. Famous for families owning old, life-sized “santos”;
Ciudad Clementino Resort and Museum in San Isidro
Baliuag
Baliuag, Bulacan
Baliuag or Baliwag is a 1st Class Urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 136,982 inhabitants in 25,050 households....


(50 km from Manila
Manila
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities forming Metro Manila.Manila is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay and is bordered by Navotas and Caloocan to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong to the east, Makati on the southeast,...

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Important Road Networks: NLEX via Sta. Rita Exit- Daang Maharlika- Cagayan Valley Road
San Agustin Church;
Lenten Processions – Unique processions featuring life-sized images depicting the life and death of Christ;
Baliuag Museum; Baliuag Clock Tower; Buntal Hat; El Niño Resort in Calantipay; J.E. Garden Resort in Sabang; Glorietta Park; Skate Park; Senior Citizen's Park; SM City Baliwag
Bustos
Bustos, Bulacan
Bustos is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 60,681 inhabitants in 9,799 households.- Built up area :...


(52 km from Manila
Manila
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities forming Metro Manila.Manila is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay and is bordered by Navotas and Caloocan to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong to the east, Makati on the southeast,...

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Important Road Networks: Cagayan Valley Road (from Baliuag); Bustos-Angat Road
Mercado House, one of the several houses used as a fort by the Kapituneros. It boasts a unique architectural design of stone carvings on façade and walls.
Bustos Dam – The longest “sector gate” in the world. This is the huge reservoir of the Angat Hydroelectric plant at Barrio Hilltop, which serves as the source of electric power in the province and Metro Manila;
Sto Niño Church;
Antique Adobe Stone House – Built during the Spanish era.
Angat
Angat, Bulacan
Angat is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 53,117 inhabitants in 9,483 households.-History:...


(52 km from Manila
Manila
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities forming Metro Manila.Manila is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay and is bordered by Navotas and Caloocan to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong to the east, Makati on the southeast,...

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Important Road Networks: NLEX via Bocaue Exit- Sta. Maria By-Pass Road-Sta. Maria-Norzagaray Road- Angat-Norzagaray Road
Sta. Monica de Angat Church, displays a marvelous Baroque architecture. Its interior replicates the famous Sistine Chapel.
Baras Bakal, a stone cave; the first choice of the Katipuneros before they finally selected Biak-na-Bato.
Angat Hydroelectric Dam – One of the largest dams in the country which supplies water to the Greater Manila area. It facilitates fishing and boating in a man-made lagoon and hunting in the nearby area.
Hagonoy
Hagonoy, Bulacan
Hagonoy is a 1st class urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the 2007 NSO census, it has a population of 126,329 inhabitants distributed in 25,900 households. It is the birthplace of Former Senator Blas F...


(53 km from Manila
Manila
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities forming Metro Manila.Manila is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay and is bordered by Navotas and Caloocan to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong to the east, Makati on the southeast,...

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Important Road Networks:
National Shrine of St. Anne, the only church in the Philippines where the relics of Saints Anne and Joaquim, parents of the Blessed Virgin, are venerated;
Princess Caroline Resort in San Miguel.
Calumpit
Calumpit, Bulacan
CALUMPIT is a 1st class urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 98,017 people in 16,167 households.-Physical and Socio-Political:Land Area: 5,625 has.No...


(54 km from Manila
Manila
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities forming Metro Manila.Manila is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay and is bordered by Navotas and Caloocan to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong to the east, Makati on the southeast,...

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Important Road Networks: NLEX via Pulilan Exit; MacArthur Highway
St. John the Baptist Church(Built in 1572), is the oldest church in Bulacan. Constructed under the supervision of Augustinian priest Diego Vivar Ordoñez, the church has been a mute witness to the Filipinos' struggle against Spanish, American and Japanese rule. Inside the church is a tunnel that, as legend would have it, was used by priests during the Spanish regime to keep gold, religious statues and ornate jewelry hidden from the sight of treasure hunters;
Meyto Shrine – A marker of Christianization;
Bagbag Bridge, site of the first battle between Filipinos and American forces during the retreat of President Aguinaldo to the Ilocos Region;
Libad Festival – The town’s patron saint, San Juan, is honored with gay fluvial parade as the main attraction for the celebration;

Jed’s Island Resort in Gatbuca and El Bueno Resort in Longos
San Rafael
San Rafael, Bulacan
San Rafael is a 1st class municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 85,284 inhabitants in 14,639 households.-Barangays:...


(58 km from Manila
Manila
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities forming Metro Manila.Manila is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay and is bordered by Navotas and Caloocan to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong to the east, Makati on the southeast,...

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Important Road Networks:
San Rafael Catholic Church – site of the bloody battle between the Filipinos and the Spanish forces wherein the blood that drenched the church was ankle-deep;
Royal Northwoods Golf and Country Club
San Rafael Dam and After Bay Resort in San Rafael;
Malangaan spring in Tukod;
Villaflor Resort in Capihan;
Villa del Carmen Resort in Capihan;
Violago Resort in Maasim;
San Rafael Christian Ret. Farm Resort in Pasong Callos;
8 Waves Waterpark in Ulingao;
Villa Krizelna Resort;
and the 4 hectare Golden Bloom Orchid farm in Maguinao.
Doña Remedios Trinidad
Doña Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan
Doña Remedios Trinidad is a 1st class rural municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 19,086 people in 2,808 households.-History:...


(65 km from Manila
Manila
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities forming Metro Manila.Manila is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay and is bordered by Navotas and Caloocan to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong to the east, Makati on the southeast,...

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Important Road Networks: DRT Highway; Cagayan Valley Road (from Baliuag)
Torch of Freedom Marker – Erected for one of the guerilla base camps during World War II;
Puning Cave; Baras Bakal Spring Cave; Madlum Cave; Mt. Bato Falls; Tumutulo Falls; Mt. Lumot
San Ildefonso
San Ildefonso, Bulacan
San Ildefonso is a 1st class municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 93,438 inhabitants in 15,753 households.- Built up area :...


(66 km from Manila
Manila
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities forming Metro Manila.Manila is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay and is bordered by Navotas and Caloocan to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong to the east, Makati on the southeast,...

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Important Road Networks:
Grotto Central Cement – A memorable place because of the grotto and the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary, as well as the beautiful landscape and natural scenery;
Bulusukan, a garrison of the "insurrectos" during the Spanish Regime;
Sand Spring – Believed to have some medicinal values;
Bahay na Pula; Filipinas Resort, Paul Cruz Resort, and Vanguardia Resort in Sapang Putol; Jenerosas Resort and Carmi’s Resort in San Juan; Villa Cecilia Resort in Gabihan
San Miguel
San Miguel, Bulacan
San Miguel de Mayumo is a 1st class, partially urban municipality located in the 3rd district of the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 138,839 people.-History:...


(75 km from Manila
Manila
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities forming Metro Manila.Manila is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay and is bordered by Navotas and Caloocan to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong to the east, Makati on the southeast,...

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Important Road Networks: Cagayan Valley Road (from Baliuag)
Biak-na-Bato National Park, Biak-na-Bato – A huge split boulder which is a mountain hideout of the revolutionary forces during the Spanish regime and the place where the Malolos Constitution was signed by Gen. Aguinaldo and Pedro Paterno of the Biak-na-Bato Republic;
Buencamino House – A marker honoring the leading cabinet member of the revolutionary government of Aguinaldo. As a student of UST, he led the first student activist demonstration in 1869 and put up wall posters along the Puente de España;
Ancestral Home of Former Cong. Jose “Boji” Cabochan – The grandfather of the former Congressman Don Felix de Leon was a close friend of Dr. Jose Rizal;
Viola House – The original owner id Dr. Maximo Viola, companion of Dr. Jose Rizal in Europe during the time the latter was writing his two famous novels;
San Miguel Catholic Church – Centuries-old (more than 200 years old) edifice built by Augustinian friars;
Siojo House – Owned by the Siojo Family of which former NBI Dir. Alfredo Siojo Lim is a member;
Doña Narcisa B. de Leon House – Owned by Doña Sisang of LVN Pictures, two of whose grandchildren are film director Mike de Leon and Ambassador Narcisa “Ching” de Leon-Escaler;
Sibul Spring – Famous for its medicinal effects. The crystal spring water comes from the Sierra Madre Mountains;
Madlum Cave – Another scenic spot where stalagmites and stalactites delights excursionist and nature lovers;
Tilandong Cave – A natural fall which is now tapped as a source of electric power as well as irrigation;
Tecson House

See also

  • List of people from Bulacan
  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Malolos
    Roman Catholic Diocese of Malolos
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Malolos is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines...

  • Malolos Cathedral
    Malolos Cathedral
    Malolos Cathedral, also known as the Basilica Minore dela Nuestra Señora de Inmaculada Concepcion or Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception , is the ecclesiastical seat of the Diocese of Malolos in the Philippines...


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