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Bokod
Municipality
FvfBokodChurch0434 17.JPG
Official seal of Bokod
Seal
Location in the province of Benguet
Location in the province of Benguet
Bokod is located in Philippines
Bokod
Bokod
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 16°30′N 120°50′E / 16.500°N 120.833°E / 16.500; 120.833Coordinates: 16°30′N 120°50′E / 16.500°N 120.833°E / 16.500; 120.833
Country  Philippines
Region Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
Province Benguet
District Lone district of Benguet
Founded 1960
Barangays 10
Government
 • Mayor Mauricio Tayoco Macay
Area[1]
 • Total 274.96 km2 (106.16 sq mi)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 12,648
 • Density 46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2605
Dialing code 74
Income class 4th class

Bokod is a fourth class municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 12,648 people.[2]

History[edit]

Pre-colonial and Spanish periods[edit]

According to folklore, Bokod, once a heavily-forested village, got its name from a man named "Ebokot" (or "Ekbot"), who introduced agricultural development to the area.[3] Ebokot's name was associated with the village and was registered as a pueblo during the Spanish Regime.[4]

American period[edit]

Bokod was established as one of the 19 townships of Benguet during the American Rule with the enactment of Act No. 48 on November 22, 1900.[3] [4][5][6]

On August 13, 1908, Benguet was established as a sub-province of the newly created Mountain Province with the enactment of Act No. 1876. As a result, six townships of Benguet were abolished, among them were Ambuklao and Daclan which were integrated into the township of Bokod.[3][4][6]

Post-war era[edit]

Ambuklao Dam

One of the principal infrastructure in Bokod is the Ambuklao Dam. Built in 1950 and opened in 1956, it is one of the most important hydroelectric facilities in Luzon.

On June 25, 1963, then-President Diosdado Macapagal issued Executive Order No. 42 converting eight (8) of the thirteen (13) towns (designated as municipal districts) of Benguet sub-province into regular municipalities. Bokod was among them.[7]

On June 18, 1966, the sub-province of Benguet was separated from the old Mountain Province and was converted into a regular province. Bokod remained to be a component municipality of the newly established province.[6] [8]

Bokod Municipal Hall

Geography[edit]

Bokod is bounded by Kabayan on the north-east, Atok on the north-west, Tublay on the mid-west, Itogon on the south-west, and Kayapa on the east.

Barangays[edit]

The 10 barangays of the Municipality of Bokod[9]
Rank Barangay Population Rank Barangay Population
1 Ambuclao 3,013 7 Pito 838
2 Poblacion 1,964 8 Ekip 806
3 Daclan 1,748 9 Nawal 743
4 Bobok-Bisal 1,086 10 Tikey 501
5 Bila 991 Bokod Total 12,648
6 Karao 958

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Bokod
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 11,474 —    
1995 10,526 −1.60%
2000 11,705 +2.30%
2007 12,913 +1.36%
2010 12,648 −0.75%
Source: National Statistics Office[2][10]

Education[edit]

Public schools[edit]

As of 2014, Bokod has 37 public elementary schools and 3 public secondary schools.[11][12][13]

Immaculate Conception School
of Bokod compound

Universities[edit]

Private schools[edit]

  • Immaculate Conception School of Bokod, Inc. (Poblacion)

Points of interest[edit]

Immaculate Conception Parish Church
Pine forests in Bokod
  • Ambuklao Dam
  • Mount Amalkatan
  • Badekbek Sulfur Springs
  • Palansa Panoramic View
  • Bila Mountain Saddle
  • Ekip Mossy Forest
  • Palpalan Waterfalls
  • Adwagan River
  • Bobbok Second Growth Pine Forests
  • Binga Dam
  • Mt. Pulag
  • Mt. Purgatory
  • Mt. Patoktok

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Province: Benguet". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Municipality of Bokod". Province of Benguet (official website). Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c "Municipality of Bokod, Benguet". Department of Interior and Local Government - Cordillera Administrative Region. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Facts & Figures: Benguet Province". Philippine Statistics Authority - National Statistical Coordination Board - Cordillera Administrative Region. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c "History: Benguet Province". Province of Benguet (official website). Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "Executive Order No. 42, s. 1963: Declaring Certain Municipal Districts in the Philippines as Municipalities". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "Republic Act No. 4695: An Act Creating the Provinces of Benguet, Mountain Province, Ifugao and Kalinga-Apayao". Chan Robles Virtual Law Library. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "2010 Census of Population and Housing: Population Counts - Cordillera Administrative Region" (PDF). National Statistics Office (Philippines), April 4, 2012. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  10. ^ "Province of Benguet". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  11. ^ "Masterlist of Public Elementary Schools for the School year 2012- 2013" (XLSX). Department of Education (Philippines), July 15, 2013. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "Masterlist of Secondary Schools (School Year 2013- 2014)" (XLSX). Department of Education (Philippines), July 4, 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "Masterlist of Public Schools SY 2013-2014" (XLSX). Department of Education (Philippines), 22 October 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 

External links[edit]


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