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Official seal of Bokod
Location in the province of Benguet
Location in the province of Benguet
Bokod is located in Philippines
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
 • Mayor Mauricio Tayoco Macay
 • 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]


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]

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


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.


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


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]


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


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


  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. 

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