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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]

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 northeast, Atok on the northwest, Tublay on the mid-west, Itogon on the southwest, 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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116 news items

Herald Express | News in Northern Luzon (press release)

Herald Express | News in Northern Luzon (press release)
Wed, 13 Jan 2016 04:24:49 -0800

BOKOD, Benguet – A 63-year old carpenter was reportedly found lifeless in front of the door of the house where he works at Giweng, Daclan here Tuesday morning. BSBT-IN-AD Senior Superintendent Florante Camuyot, officer-in-charge of the Benguet ...

GMA News

GMA News
Sat, 14 Feb 2015 05:03:02 -0800

Hanging bridges are quite common for the locals of Bokod, Benguet but tourists love crossing them. While Drew and Iya were on their way to Mount Pulag, they stopped over Jangjang hanging bridge, which is 290 meters long and is one of the longest ...

Herald Express | News in Northern Luzon (press release)

Herald Express | News in Northern Luzon (press release)
Sun, 10 Jan 2016 04:00:00 -0800

Initial police investigation showed that the truck driven by Jayson Laway Guay, 31, married, driver and a native of Ambuclao, Bokod, Benguet was on its way to the city proper when it accidentally bumped the victim while in front of a mall along ...

GMA News

GMA News
Sun, 22 Feb 2015 12:13:55 -0800

'Biyahe ni Drew' at Iya in Bokod, Benguet (Full episode February 13, 2015). 'Biyahe ni Drew' at Iya in Bokod, Benguet (Full episode February 13. Updated when : Feb 23, 2015 03:55 am. Planning to climb Mount Pulag with your special someone? Check out ...

Herald Express | News in Northern Luzon (press release)

Herald Express | News in Northern Luzon (press release)
Mon, 21 Dec 2015 04:33:45 -0800

News in North Luzon BOKOD, Benguet – A 4-year old boy was hurt after he was sideswiped by a speeding car along the Benguet-Nueva Vizcaya road, particularly at Beyengbeng, Bangao here over the weekend. Police authorities described the victim to be a ...

Herald Express | News in Northern Luzon (press release)

Herald Express | News in Northern Luzon (press release)
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 06:48:45 -0800

FIRST-AND-FREE-HORIZONTAL BOKOD, Benguet – Three persons cheated death after they were able to jump off their vehicle that suffered mechanical trouble before plunging into a 300-meter deep ravine along the Benguet-Nueva Vizcaya road, ...

InterAksyon

InterAksyon
Thu, 20 Aug 2015 22:21:47 -0700

BAGUIO CITY/CITY OF SAN FERNANDO/MANILA - (UPDATE 2 - 3:35 p.m.) Two persons were killed in landslides caused by rain and wind induced by typhoon Ineng in Bokod, Benguet, the Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management ...

InterAksyon

InterAksyon
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 18:05:05 -0700

BENGUET - Fire destroyed more than 1,800 hectares of forest land in eight barangays of Bokod, Benguet but the heavy downpour over the weekend helped put it out. Bokod Mayor Mauricio Makay, in an interview on Tuesday, said the fire started Wednesday ...
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