Bansud is a second class municipality in the province of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 40,992 people.

Bansud is 90 kilometres (56 mi) from Calapan.

Barangays

Bansud is politically subdivided into 13 barangays.

  • Alcadesma (formerly Tiguisan)
  • Bato
  • Conrazon
  • Malo
  • Manihala
  • Pag-asa
  • Poblacion
  • Proper Bansud
  • Rosacara
  • Salcedo
  • Sumagui
  • Proper Tiguisan
  • Villa Pag-Asa

Bansud

CountryPhilippines
RegionMIMAROPA (Region IV-B)
ProvinceOriental Mindoro
District2nd district
Barangays13
Government
 • MayorAngel Saulong (LP)
Area
 • Total343.47 km2 (132.61 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total40,992
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zonePST (UTC+8)
ZIP code5210
IDD : area code +63 (0)43
Websitewww.bansud.gov.ph

Etymology

The name of the town is said to be derived from a legend. The legend says that long ago the Mangyans, the aborigines of the Mindoro settled in the lands near the mouth of Bansud River, which they called “Basud” which means Delta. The delta provided fertile soil for the people; hence they lived there peacefully and productively until the time that settlers from the province of Marinduque and Visayan Islands moved in. In many years that followed, the word “Basud” was eventually changed to Bansud.

Bansud – Basudani Festival

A streetdance similar to Sinulog which depicts “thanksgiving” for the bountiful harvest. It is participated in by the different sectors of the community from school children to senior citizens. The event is annually held every January 19, the traditional town fiesta in honor of its Patron Sto. Niño.

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