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BUGUIAS QUICK FACTS
Mayor: RUBEN L. TINDA-AN
Vice Mayor: DIONE E. BAUCAS
Land Area (in Hectares): 17,588
Total Population*: 39,271
No. of Registered Voters**: 21,482
Income Class: 2ND CLASS
No. of Barangays: 14

 

History and Government

 

The name Buguias 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, Bokod, Acupan, Kafagway (now Baguio City), Benguet (now La Trinidad), Mankayan, Lepanto were popular Igorot settlements during the Spanish times until they abruptly became the Cordillera in 1898.

 

When the American took over, Act No. 48 of the Local Civil Government which was approved on November 22, 1900, created Buguias as a township. Names, such as Alingbas (one name) of Loo, Buguias; Velasco (one name) of Central Buguias; and Punasen Longbas of Amlimay, Buguias, served as Presidents of the township of Buguias. The other local leaders of the municipality were Gavino Bay-an (1945), Butag Ligmayo (1946-1949), Pingay Pulsingay (1950-1951), Lobesto Alawas (1951-1952), Pio Toyaoan (1953-1955), Mariano Cobcobo (1956-1959), Julian Calion (1960-1963), Gavino Bay-an (1964-1967), Juanito Bacquian (1968-1971), Tomas Yap (1972-1977), Robert Tinda-an (1977-1986), Antonio Abyado (1986-1987), Camilo Atas (1987-1988), Stafin Olsim (1988-1992) and Apolinario Camsol (1992-1998). During the 1998 elections, Domingo Bay-an won as mayor for a term of three years.

 

Buguias is presently composed of 14 barangays, namely: Abatan, Amlimay, Amgaleyguey, Baculongan Sur, Baculongan Norte, Bangao, Buyacaoan, Calamagan, Catlubong, Lengaoan, Loo, Natubleng, Poblacion, and Sebang.

 

 BARANGAY POPULATION*
1 Abatan 2,780
 2 Amgaleyguey 3,538
 3 Amlimay 2,197
 4 Baculongan Norte 2,157
5 Baculongan Sur 3,169
6 Bangao 4,269
7 Buyacaoan 3,160
8 Calamagan 739
9 Catlubong 2,758
10 Lengaoan 1,488
11 Loo 4,388
12 Natubleng 2,513
13 Poblacion 3,472
14 Sebang 2,643

References:

    *   - 2010 NSO Census of Population
    **  - 2010 Partial Data from COMELEC

Its Land

 

Buguias, although occupying a negotiable portion of Benguet, would have been unheard of had it not been for that Golden Buddha scandal in 1962 and that bloody ambush of 1976, a dubious popularity for this peaceful settlement. It is endowed with rich natural resources in all its 14 barangays with a total land area of 16,260 hectares.

 

Its Inhabitants

 

The town registered a population of 28,034 as recorded by the National Statistics Office in 1995. The population is divided into 5,218 households with an average household size of 5. Comparing the 1995 population with that of 1990, the population of Buguias increased by 1.99%.

 

Its Economy

 

Buguias has progressed tremendously in terms of housing, land development, education, health and sanitation, cultural and sociological aspects and racial improvement. The municipality is basically agricultural and is one of the major vegetable producing municipalities of the region. With the municipality's soil conducive to producing highland crops, majority of the residents are farmers, making terraces on the mountainsides for vegetable production. These vegetable terraces like that of the Banaue Rice Terraces are a sight to see when one is travelling along the Halsema Highway which passes through the municipality.

 

Tourist Attractions and Places of Interest

  • Buguias Hot Springs
  • Maiden Tears Waterfalls
  • Loo Valley View
  • Bayoyo Vegetable Terraces
  • Asin-an Sulfur Springs
  • Natubleng Vegetable Terraces
 
REFERENCE:
CORDILLERA ALMANAC
By: DILG-CAR, Copyright 1999
Vol. I - Local Government Units
CORDILLERA ADMINISTRATIVE REGION   QUICK FACTS
Land Area (sq.Km.): 19,611.10
Population (2010): 1,616,867
No. of Provinces: 6
No. of Municipalities: 75
No. of HUCs: 1 (Baguio City)
No. of Component Cities: 1 (Tabuk City)
Total No. of Barangays: 1,176
Legal Basis of Creation: EO 220
Date of Creation: 7/15/1987
PROVINCE / CITY NO. OF REGISTERED VOTERS (Oct 31, 2015)
ABRA 156,968
APAYAO 64,867
BENGUET 204,497
BAGUIO CITY 147,794
IFUGAO 112,328
KALINGA & TABUK CITY
121,375
MT. PROVINCE 98,351
TOTAL
906,180

 

 

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