Bucay Abra Philippines
Barangays of Bucay in the Abra Province within Region XIV-CAR in the Republic of The Philippines
Abang • Bangbangcag • Bangcagan • Banglolao • Bugbog • Calao • Dugong • Labon • Layugan • Madalipay • North Poblacion • Pagala • Pakiling • Palaquio • Patoc • Quimloong • Salnec • San Miguel • Siblong • South Poblacion • Tabiog
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List of the 27 Municipalities in the Abra Province within Region XIV-CAR in the Republic of The Philippines
Bangued (capital) ● Boliney ● Bucay ● Bucloc ● Daguioman ● Danglas ● Dolores ● La Paz ● Lacub ● Lagangilang ● Lagayan ● Langiden ● Licuan-Baay ● Luba ● Malibcong ● Manabo ● Peñarrubia ● Pidigan ● Pilar ● Sallapadan ● San Isidro ● San Juan ● San Quintin ● Tayum ● Tineg ● Tubo ● Villaviciosa
Bucay, Abra Official Seal
Bucay within the province of Abra
Location of Municipalities within the province of Abra
Abra Province within The Philippines
Bucay Municipality Hall
- Bucay has a total of 21 barangays
- Bucay is in the lone Voting District of Abra
- Land Area of Bucay (as of 2007, in hectares) = 10,216
- Bucay is a 5th class Municipality and Partially Urban.
- Bucay is in the Abra province and within Region XIV - Cordillera Administrative Region, North/Western Luzon
- 1 Geography of Bucay, Abra, Philippines
- 2 Location of Bucay, Abra, Philippines
- 3 History of Bucay, Abra, Philippines
- 4 People of Bucay, Abra, Philippines
- 5 Elected Government Officials of Bucay, Abra, Philippines
- 6 Businesses in Bucay, Abra, Philippines
- 7 Real Estate or Properties for Sale in Bucay, Abra, Philippines
- 8 Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Bucay, Abra, Philippines
- 9 Schools in Bucay, Abra, Philippines
- 10 Economy of Bucay, Abra, Philippines
- 11 Natural Resources of Bucay, Abra, Philippines
- 12 Tourists Attractions of Bucay, Abra, Philippines
- 13 Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Bucay, Abra, Philippines
- 14 Your Story about Bucay, Abra, Philippines
- 15 The oldest man or woman in Bucay, Abra, Philippines
- 16 Bucay, Abra supports Philippine Cycling
- 17 Bucay, Abra Photo Gallery
- 18 Disclaimer
Geography of Bucay, Abra, Philippines
Among the twenty-seven (27) towns of Abra, Bucay is the most centrally located. It is bounded on the north by the towns of Tayum and Lagangilang, on the south by Manabo town, on the east by the towns of Baay-Licuan and Sallapadan, and on the west by Penarrubia, Bangued and Villaviciosa. It has a total land area of 12,063 hectares and is traversed by numerous rivers, brooks, and springs. (source verbatim from: wikipedia)
Location of Bucay, Abra, Philippines
- 17.5333° N, 120.7167° E - Bucay, Coordinates
Bucay is the most centrally located. It is bounded on the north by the towns of Tayum and Lagangilang, on the south by Manabo town, on the east by the towns of Baay-Licuan and Sallapadan, and on the west by Penarrubia, Bangued and Villaviciosa.
History of Bucay, Abra, Philippines
The first inhabitants of Bucay are the Tingguians, commonly known as Itnegs. The Itnegs, noted for their hard work and resourcefulness, are jungle-dwelling, with their daily activities preoccupied with crude agriculture, hunting and fishing. The rolling and terraced rice fields in the hilly areas of the municipality attest to the Itnegs’ hard work and resourcefulness. Aside from agriculture, fishing and hunting, the Itnegs also are noted for their quality woven cloths, molded bamboo-crafts and pottery items.
There are two versions on how this town got its name as Bucay. Some residents say that there was a tribe leader by the name ‘BUCAY’. When this tribe leader was still young, while patrolling, he found a pretty young lass lying on the way which prompted him to extend assistance, and brought her home. After a period of time, the tribe leader by the name Bucay developed his love with the young lass and took her as his wife.
In several occasions, the girl suddenly disappeared, sometime Bucay used to see her at the corner of his bamboo hut sitting alone with bowed head which prompted him to approach and touch but suddenly disappeared.
Another version is that sometime in 1846, an expedition of Spanish conquistadores led by Fr. Jesus Blanco arrived at a settlement in Bucay, now Barangay Labon. The Spaniards found the natives nonbelligerent and submissive because they were afflicted with an epidemic close to malaria. Fr. Blanco purportedly established rapport with them by initiating a cure for the epidemic. From out of a boiled juice of a native vine called “makabuhay”, a panacea was connected and afflicted natives were made to drink it for their recovery. It was said that the name “Bucay” is a corruption of the word “makabuhay”.
Because of its popularity and medicinal value, it became the legendary name of the place. This mayor may not be true, but whatever the facts, it is found Bucay Town to be a place of prosperous farms well supplied by an irrigation system that matches the fertility of its soil.
The influx of Ilocanos followed Fr. Blanco’s expedition and very soon, settlements grew, usually along the rivers and creeks. One suitable area where the Poblacion is now located is a wide strip of flat land located immediately west of the Abra River.
The Spanish authorities at the time saw it suitable for development and proclaimed Bucay on October 29, 1846 the first capital town of Abra. Poblacion streets were constructed in a nice criss-crossing pattern that residential and institutional blocks were cut out almost identical to one another. Like all other early Spanish settlements, the church, town hall and plaza were successively put up including foot paths leading to nearby settlements with provisions of deterrent structures against the hostile headhunting tribes from nearby settlements. One evidence of such structures is the presence of the Casa Real façade in the municipality.
Bucay maintained its stature as Abra’s capital for 13 years, from 1846 to 1861. The Spanish Military Governor, Don Joaquin de Pratt, convinced of the greater potential and accessibility of Bangued decreed the transfer of the capital of Abra to Bangued sometime in 1862. Bucay was then left in the stewardship of its local leaders. The first Gobernadorcillo of Bucay was Don Esteban Alzate. Don Alzate was followed by 12 other rich and educated persons who served as Gobernadorcillo up to 1893. All that the officials can do at that time was to maintain peace and order and initiate the cultivation and development of agricultural lands. The vast prime agricultural lands west of the Poblacion, terracing up to the foot of the mountains, may have been owned by the few that at the time that it is now the site of the Bucay Corporate Farm, known in Abra as the showcase of the modern rice farming.
With the coming of the Americans, the educational system was improved and the first attempt to link Bucay with the other municipalities that came into existence was made. The attempt saw socio-cultural enrichment of the town until World War II broke out.
The Japanese invading forces proved to be the exact opposite of what the Spaniards and Americans did to the town. The former set up their own educational system, side by side with their hostility and abuses causing the residents to evacuate and take refuge in the mountains.
Then came liberation. People became conscious of the government thus, development and reconstruction began. Various settlements grew in a desperate pattern consisting of the municipality’s 21 barangays.
Now, Bucay is next to Bangued in terms of income, revenue and population. It has 21 barangays as follows: Abang, Bangbangcag, Bangcagan, Banglolao, Bugbog, Calao, Dugong, Labon, Layugan, Madalipay, North Poblacion, Pagala, Pakiling, Palaquio, Patoc, Quimloong, Salnec, San Miguel, Siblong, South Poblacion, and Tabiog. (source verbatim from: http://nerbac-car.ph/)
People of Bucay, Abra, Philippines
- Total Population of Bucay as of 2015 census: 17,115
- Total Population of Bucay as of May 1, 2010 census: 17,126
- Population of Bucay (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 16,266
- Registered Voters of Bucay as of (2010) = 11,647
The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.
They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.
Budget of Municipalities and Cities: The Philippine budget formulation system is not centralized. It has been decentralized since 1991. It is the responsibility of each LGU to submit their budgetary needs for review. Failure to submit is the problem. "IMPERIAL MANILA IS A MYTH!".
- Absolutely NO need for FEDERALISM. It is a ploy to give the Bangsamoro an Islamic State and finance the religion of Islam. It violates the constitution's "separation of church and state". We need a representation of a MINIMUM of one SENATOR per REGION..
- Contrary to Pres. Duterte's ranting (July 2019): Elected public officials can't be suspended by the DILG or the office of the president. Republic Act 7160 chapter 4.
- Elected Government officials of Bucay for the term of 2016-2019
- Mayor of Bucay: Bernadette Baroña - Unopposed
- Vice-Mayor of Bucay: Ludevina Co - Unopposed
- Councilors of Bucay:
- Lito Alzate
- Nathan Bernardez
- Rudolfo Bernardez III
- Judor Zales
- Brenda Beltran
- Onesimo Lizardo Sr.
- Mario Rosales
- Julius Rosales
- Elected Government officials of Bucay for the term of 2013-2016
- Mayor of Bucay: Victorino Berras Baroña Jr. - LIBERAL PARTY
- Vice-Mayor of Bucay: Ludevina Gonzales Co - LIBERAL PARTY
- Councilors of Bucay:
- Nathan Crisologo Bernardez (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 4481 9.44%
- Rudolfo Alzate Bernardez III (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 4302 9.06%
- Jordan Gonzales Astudillo (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 4250 8.95%
- Onesimo Cabiao Lizardo (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 4225 8.90%
- Julius Siblon Rosales (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 3697 7.79%
- Mario Flores Rosales (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 3617 7.62%
- Febes Alzate Palcon (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 3575 7.53%
- Niciela Bernales Fernandez (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 3562 7.50%
- Elected Government officials of Bucay for the term of 2010-2013
- Mayor of Bucay: Victorino Berras Baroña Jr.
- Vice-Mayor of Bucay: Rudolfo Alzate Bernardez IV
- Councilors of Bucay:
- Elected Government officials of Bucay for the term of 2007-2010
- Mayor: Rudolfo Alzate Bernardez IV
- Vice-Mayor: Elmer Berras Bides
Businesses in Bucay, Abra, Philippines
- How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood
The Philippine Livelihood Program: The Philippine government provides several programs to enhance the livelihood of the Filipino people. The department of Science and Technology through its Technology Research Center (TRC) regurlarly conducts various types of hands-on and personalized training programs.
- DOST - Website
- UPLiFT stands for Urban Program for Livelihood Finance and Training. - Website
- DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website
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- Banks, Lending Firms, Pawnshops, and Financial Institutions
- Clinics, Veterinary Clinics and Hospitals
- Pharmacies, Drug Stores, Agri-Vets
- Convenient Stores, Hardware and Supplies, General Stores, Sari-Sari Stores, Internet-Cafes
- Department Stores and Appliance Stores
- Supermarket, wet market, Fish Markets
- Hotels, Motels, Pension Houses, Boarding houses and Resorts
- Repair Shops: Shoe repair, Cellphone, Bikes (bicycles), motorcycles etc...
- Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops, and Bakeries (Bakeshops)
- Salons, Spas, Beauty Shops and Barber Shops
- Gas Stations, Water Stations, Propane Stations
Real Estate or Properties for Sale in Bucay, Abra, Philippines
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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Bucay, Abra, Philippines
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- FILIPINOS WAKE UP! THE TAXES YOU PAID ARE USED BY THE GOVERNMENT TO EXCLUSIVELY FINANCE THE RELIGION OF ISLAM.
Freedom of religion, yes. Equality, yes. But no favoritism.
Schools in Bucay, Abra, Philippines
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School year 2018-2019 starts Monday, Monday, June 4, 2018 and ends on Friday, April 5, 2019, for public elementary and secondary schools. The School Year shall consist of 208 school days inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training and the three days for the Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTC) conducted within the school year. However, learners are expected to be in school for a total of 200 class days.
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PUBLIC NOTICE: Why pretend that the National language of the Philippines is Tagalog? It should be English. To be a Teacher, doctor, lawyer, engineer, architect, nurse, computer technician; what books do you learn from? English books of course. All your tests are in English. The constitution of the Philippines is written in English. All the laws and new laws introduced by congress are in English. For that matter, you can't be a teacher in a school system unless you know English. The "Licensure Exam for Teachers" is in ENGLISH! Who are these people forcing Tagalog down our throats? Tagalog is simply one of the many dialects of the Philippines. Keep your dialects but learn and be proficient in ENGLISH.
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- Telephone Number
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Economy of Bucay, Abra, Philippines
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Natural Resources of Bucay, Abra, Philippines
- Protect the environment
It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.
Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!
Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.
The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.
To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.
Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More
We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.
This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.
- Secretary Roy Cimatu - since May 8, 2017
- Department of Environment and Natural Resources
- Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.
Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power and thermal energy conversion. We have too many black outs.
Tourists Attractions of Bucay, Abra, Philippines
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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Bucay, Abra, Philippines
In the Philippines a fiesta is usually celebrated in barrios or barangays. It is the official holiday of the LGU, the barangay. Filipinos love fiestas. It is a time for joy and celebration. A fiesta is of Spanish origin and is usually commemorated in association with a christian patron saint. Most barangays whose population have been clustered by Muslims(Moros) and their population is more than that of the Christians, the celebration of the fiesta have been cancelled and replaced with the Hari Raya or Eid al-Fitr.
The cities or municipalities usually have yearly festivals where all the barangays participate. The cities or municipalities hold contests for the best floats in parades.
Your Story about Bucay, Abra, Philippines
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The oldest man or woman in Bucay, Abra, Philippines
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Bucay, Abra supports Philippine Cycling
Philippine Cycling is about cycling in the Philippnes. Philippine Cycling helps promote bike races, cycling clubs, bicycle tours, and the development of bicycle trails. Activities are coordinated with bike shops and cycling clubs throughout the Philippines to promote the fun of riding bikes. Philippine Cycling will be coordinating events with tour of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Road biking and mountain bikings will be promoted by Philippine Cycling.
Cycling Activity to Participate In
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- ILOILO CITY, April 27-May 2, 2015 (PNA) – Some 5,000 bikers are expected to join the second Iloilo Bike Festival slated April 27-May 2, 2015 as the city continues to aspire to become a bike-able walkable metropolis. The activity that supported by the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU) and Megaworld Iloilo aims to promote Iloilo as a safe and bike friendly city, promote the share-a-road movement encourage Ilonggos to commute via biking and raise Ilonggos awareness on the benefits of biking on health, safety and environment concerns. Read More....
- CYCLING Le Tour de Filipinas 2015 set as country celebrates 60 years of top-caliber cycling Feb 1 to Feb 4 2015 - View the result of the race: A four stage race. Stage 1 starts in Balanga and back to Balanga for a 126K race Feb 1, 2015 (Sunday); stage 2 starts in Balanga, Bataan to Iba, Zambales for a 154.7 K race Feb 2, 2015 (Monday); stage 3 starts in Iba, Zambales to Lingayen, Pangasinan for a 150.1K race Feb 3, 2015 (Tuesday); stage 4 starts in Lingayen, Pangasinan to Baguio City, Benguet for a 101.7K race Feb 4, 2015 (Wednesday). For a total distance of 532.5 Kms. Read More >>>
- Ronda Pilipinas: Feb 8 - 27 2015:>> Discovering young riders for the national team will be the main objective of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2015 when the country’s premiere cycling race hits the road on Feb. 8 in Butuan City. Ronda Pilipinas executive project director Moe Chulani said the international multistage bikathon, which ends on Feb. 27, will have two qualifying legs of four stages each in Mindanao and the Visayas where the top riders will advance to face a tough foreign challenge in the six-stage Luzon finale. Read More>>>
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