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Buguias
Municipality
Official seal of Buguias
Seal
Map of Benguet showing the location of Buguias
Map of Benguet showing the location of Buguias
Buguias is located in Philippines
Buguias
Buguias
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
Government
 • Mayor Melchor Daguines Diclas
Area[1]
 • 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.

Barangays[edit]

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

Demographics[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  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. 

External links[edit]


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7 news items

 
Philippine Star
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 04:06:02 -0700

BUGUIAS, Benguet – Seventeen “bar girls”, including several minors, were rescued from girlie bars in Abatan, Buguias town in Benguet Monday night. Social welfare officers backed up by Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG-North Central ...
 
Manila Standard Today
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:28:22 -0700

Bauko and the adjacent towns in Buguias, Benguet and Tinoc, Ifugao form the headwaters of Cordillera's four major waterways--Chico, Agno, Abra and Siffu rivers. Together they supply the irrigation systems of Mountain Province and the wide tracks of ...
 
Baguio Midland Courier
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 20:45:00 -0700

Stakeholders of five barangays affected by a proposed mini-hydro power plant that the Benguet Electric Cooperative sought to build in Buguias, Benguet last week pressed for more time before giving the thumbs-up to a memorandum of agreement that would ...

Manila Standard Today

Manila Standard Today
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:28:47 -0700

Next to it are more than 200 hectares of virgin forests in the boundaries of Bauko, Mountain Province; Buguias, Benguet; and Hungduan, Ifugao. Mayaen called on the people to police their areas and observe discipline in throwing cigarette butts ...
 
Baguio Midland Courier
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:51:25 -0700

This town, together with the adjacent towns of Buguias, Benguet and Tinoc, Ifugao are the headwaters of the Chico, Agno, Abra and Siffu rivers. These rivers supply the irrigation systems not only of Mountain Province but also the wide tracks of lands ...
 
Baguio Midland Courier
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 20:45:00 -0700

The Palapal Watershed straddles Bauko (Mountain Province), Buguias (Benguet), and Tinoc (Ifugao) and is a vital water source for Monamon Sur. The boom in vegetable farming saw unscrupulous individuals encroaching into the watershed. Some were ...

Philippine Information Agency

Philippine Information Agency
Fri, 21 Mar 2014 01:13:49 -0700

Specifically, the municipality of Bauko in Mountain Province together with its adjacent towns in Buguias, Benguet and Tinoc, Ifugao are practically the headwaters of four major rivers namely: Chico, Agno, Abra and Siffu rivers. These rivers supply the ...
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