Bulalacao (formerly known as San Pedro) is a third class municipality in the province of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 39,107 people.

Barangays

Bulalacao is politically subdivided into 15 barangays.

  • Bagong Sikat
  • Balatasan
  • Benli (Mangyan Settlement)
  • Cabugao
  • Cambunang (Pob.)
  • Campaasan (Pob.)
  • Maasin
  • Maujao
  • Milagrosa (Guiob)
  • Nasukob (Pob.)
  • Poblacion
  • San Francisco (Alimawan)
  • San Isidro
  • San Juan
  • San Roque (Buyayao)

CountryPhilippines
RegionMimaropa (Region IV-B)
ProvinceOriental Mindoro
District2nd District of Oriental Mindoro
Barangays15
Government
 • MayorErnilo Villas
Area
 • Total321.86 km2 (124.27 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total39,107
 • Density100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zonePST (UTC+8)
ZIP code5214
IDD : area code +63 (0)43
Income class3rd class; partially urban
Websitehttp://bulalacao.net

Geography

Bulalacao is located at the southernmost tip of the province and is 167 kilometres (104 mi) from Calapan.

Prominent Families in Bulalacao

  • Contreras Family
  • Absalon Family
  • Villas Family
  • Andal Family
  • Soliman family
  • Silang Family
  • Aceron Family
  • Salas Family
  • Familara Family
  • Sejera Family

Bulalacao – Biniray Festival

Brought in by the early settlers who came from the Island of Panay, this festival is done in honor of the town’s patron saints Peter & Paul, and is a way of thanksgiving for the blessings from the sea. The celebration starts in the early hours of the morning, with a flotilla of intricately-decorated boats that will encircle Bulalacao Bay and, landing onshore after, will be met by the townsfolk. Marching will continue on the streets with the icons of the two saints greeted in religious manners by the devotees. A procession is done later at twilight and, ending at the church-ground, the traditional “putong” (crowning) of the patrons complete the final rituals, amidst songs and dances by children and adults alike. A streetdancing is also staged during the day, participated in mostly by students in indigenous costumes. This festival is held every 29th of June, on the occasion of the town fiesta.

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