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Official seal of Buguias
Map of Benguet showing the location of Buguias
Map of Benguet showing the location of Buguias
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] 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.


Buguias is politically subdivided into 14 barangays.[1]

  • Abatan
  • Amgaleyguey
  • Amlimay
  • Baculongan Norte
  • Bangao
  • Buyacaoan
  • Calamagan
  • Catlubong
  • Loo
  • Natubleng
  • Poblacion (Central)
  • Baculongan Sur
  • Lengaoan
  • Sebang


Population census of Buguias
Year Pop.   ±% p.a.  
1990 25,236 —    
1995 28,034 +2.13%
2000 33,177 +3.43%
2007 34,507 +0.56%
2010 39,271 +4.41%
Source: National Statistics Office[2][3]

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. ^ a b "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. ^ "Province of Benguet". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 

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Manila Standard Today
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:18:17 -0700

BAUKO, Mountain Province—Three teenage girls from this town, who were reported missing for more than a week, were found weak and unable to speak during the weekend in a vacant lot in Buguias, Benguet, police said on Monday. Sr. Supt.
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 08:33:45 -0700

A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was recently signed by Beneco and the Development Bank of the Philippines approving the loan for the three-megawatt Man-asok Mini Hydroelectric Power Plant project of the electric cooperative in Buguias, Benguet.
Manila Bulletin
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:04:25 -0700

Camp Dennis Molintas, Benguet — The anti-illegal logging task force of the Benguet Police Provincial Office (PPO), arrested two suspected illegal loggers in Barangay Loo, Buguias, Benguet. Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Azurin, Jr., PPO director ...
Baguio Midland Courier
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:56:15 -0700

Laoagan also ordered Punasen's arrest and will try him for sexually abusing a girl last April 22, 2013 at Nadekkan, Buguias, Benguet. Last month, CIDG agents arrested an alleged notorious illegal recruiter, who raked in huge amount, and three more ...
Baguio Midland Courier
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:56:15 -0700

Dalmacio Miguel ES of Atok, Benguet was second best followed in descending ranking by Otucan Norte ES of Bauko, Mountain Province; Tindo-Bosania Primary School of Buguias, Benguet; and Don Mariano Marcos ES of Baguio City. In the plot garden ...
BusinessWorld Online Edition
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 07:54:50 -0700

“The Department of Energy notified us of the award of three hydropower service contracts to Trans-Asia covering certain areas in Pililia, Rizal (300 MW); Ilagan, Isabela (10 MW) and Buguias, Benguet (10 MW),” the company said. The contracts, Trans-Asia ...
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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 02:33:45 -0700

According to reports from InterAksyon, the Department of Energy awarded the Phinma Group company service contracts for a 300MW project in Pililia, Rizal, a 10MW project in Ilagen, Isabela, and a further 10MW scheme in Buguias, Benguet. The contracts ...
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 04:48:45 -0700

... Dalmacio Miguel Primary School, Atok, Benguet (PhP 50,000,00); Otucan Norte Elementary School, Bauko, Mt. Province (PhP 40,000.00); Tindo Basanio Elementary School Buguias, Benguet (PhP 30,000.00); and, Don Mariano Marcos Elementary School, ...

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