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Official seal of Buguias
Location in the province of Benguet
Location in the province of Benguet
Buguias is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 16°43′23″N 120°49′41″E / 16.72306°N 120.82806°E / 16.72306; 120.82806Coordinates: 16°43′23″N 120°49′41″E / 16.72306°N 120.82806°E / 16.72306; 120.82806
Country  Philippines
Region Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
Province Benguet
District Lone district of Benguet
Founded February 9, 1942
Barangays 14
 • Mayor Melchor Daguines Diclas
 • Total 175.88 km2 (67.91 sq mi)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 39,271
 • Density 220/km2 (580/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2607
Dialing code 74
Income class 3rd class

Buguias is a third class municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 39,271 people.[2]


Buguias is bounded by Mankayan on the northwest, Bakun on the mid-west, Kibungan on the southwest, Kabayan on the south, Tinoc on the east, Hungduan on the northeast, and Bauko on the north.

It is about 75 kilometres (47 mi) away from Baguio City.


The name of the municipality came from the word Bogey-yas, a popular Igorot settlement during the pre-Spanish time. The spelling was modernized and spelled as "Buguias" by Spanish authorities. Just like Bogey-yas, other names such as Loo, Tucucan, Tinoc, Buguias, Abatan, Ambuse (now Kabayan), Lutab, Karao, Bokkod, Acupan, Kafagway (now Baguio City), Benguet (now La Trinidad), Mankayan, Lepanto were popular Igorot settlements during the Spanish times.


The 14 barangays of the Municipality of Buguias[3]
Rank Barangay Population Rank Barangay Population
1 Loo 4,388 9 Sebang 2,643
2 Bangao 4,269 10 Natubleng 2,513
3 Amgaleyguey 3,538 11 Amlimay 2,197
4 Poblacion (Central) 3,472 12 Baculongan Norte 2,157
5 Baculongan Sur 3,169 13 Lengaoan 1,488
6 Buyacaoan 3,160 14 Calamagan 739
7 Abatan 2,780 Buguias Total 39,271
8 Catlubong 2,758

*Italicized names are former names


Population census of Buguias
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 25,236 —    
1995 28,034 +1.99%
2000 33,177 +3.68%
2007 34,507 +0.54%
2010 39,271 +4.82%
Source: National Statistics Office[2][4]


Elementary Schools[edit]

The 40 public elementary schools of Buguias (2012-2013)[5] [6]
School Barangay
Abatan Elementary School Abatan
Alapang Elementary School Sebang
Ambanglo Primary School Catlubong
Amgaleyguey Primary School Amgaleyguey
Amlimay Elementary School Amlimay
Bacasen-Wakit Primary School Sebang
Bad-ayan Elementary School Baculongan Sur
Bangao Elementary School - Poway Annex Bangao
Bangsalan-Daganos Primary School (Bangsalan)
Bano-oy Elementary School Baculongan Norte
Bayoyo-Lukingan-Awal Elementary School Buyacaoan
Bekes Elementary School Buyacaoan
Bot-oan Elementary School Catlubong
Buguias Central School Poblacion
Buyacaoan Elementary School Buyacaoan
Calamagan Primary School Calamagan
Catlubong-Adiston Primary School Catlubong
Cayapas Elementary School Baculongan Sur
Cotcot-Talabis Elementary School Bangao
Deccan Primary School Baculongan Sur
Guioeng Elementary School Amlimay
Kimpit Primary School Amlimay
Laduan Primary School Lengaoan
Lam-ayan Elementary School Bangao
Lengaoan-Waking Elementary School Lengaoan
Loo Elementary School Loo
Nabalicong Saltin Elementary School Natubleng
Natubleng Elementary School Natubleng
Naytokyab Elementary School Poblacion
Orlani Telitel Primary School Baculongan Sur
Paing Elementary School Baculongan Sur
Pan-ayaoan Elementary School Loo
Pasbol-Belino Primary School Sebang
Pugo James Mocate Elementary School Baculongan Norte
Saclalan Sagandoy Elementary School Amgaleyguey
Sagandoy Elementary School Amgaleyguey
Sinipsip Elementary School Amgaleyguey
Taba-ao Primary School Loo
Tin-apan Primary School Bangao
Tindo-Bosania Primary School Bangao

Secondary Schools[edit]

The 6 public secondary schools of Buguias (2013-2014)[7] [8]
School Barangay
Bangao National High School Bangao
Buguias National High School Poblacion
Catlubong National High School Catlubong
Loo National High School Loo
Sinipsip National High School Amgaleyguey
Sinipsip National High School - Natubleng Extension Natubleng

Historical markers and shrine[edit]

Veteran Memorial Marker[edit]

The Veteran Memorial Marker marks the liberation of Abatan and Buguias on July 27, 1945, that fought between the Japanese Imperial Army and the combined Filipino and American ground troops. Through municipal council resolution No. 19; July 27, 1945, was declared as the Liberation Day and local holiday in the municipality. Festivals during this date include parade, programs and wreath-laying.

World War II 66th Infantry Shrine[edit]

The World War II 66th Infantry Shrine symbolizes the bravery of the combined Filipino and American soldiers; this is where they stood their ground defending the area and firing their cannons against the Japanese forces. This historical monument is located in Lengaoan, along the Halsema Highway.


  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". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "2010 Census of Population and Housing: Population Counts - Cordillera Administrative Region" (PDF). National Statistics Office (Philippines), April 4, 2012. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Province of Benguet". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Masterlist of Public Elementary Schools for the School year 2012- 2013" (XLSX). Department of Education (Philippines), July 4, 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "Public Elementary Schools, Buguias, Benguet". PhilippineCompanies.com. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "Masterlist of Secondary Schools (School Year 2013- 2014)" (XLSX). Department of Education (Philippines), July 4, 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "Public Secondary Schools, Buguias, Benguet". PhilippineCompanies.com. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 

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