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Municipality of Bacolor

HISTORY

Don Guillermo Manabat, a rich landlord, is believed to be the founder of Bacolor.

Historical records show that Bacolor has been in existence as proposed settlement as early as 1571. When the Spaniards under the leadership of Ferdinand Blumentrit arrived they found "Baculud", its original name meaning level ground because Bacolor was formerly part of the Philippine coastline until eruptions from ancestral Mount Pinatubo raised it above the ocean floor, on October 1, 1995, the lahar flows from the mountain raised it to its current level of an approximate 37 meters above sea level. Subsidence caused the constant reclaiming of parts of Pampanga by the sea.
The first settlers of Bacolor were believed to be Malays that came from Atjeth Sumatra led by Panday Pira. It is believed to have been founded by Monmon, first cousin and sister-in-law of Malangsic, a son of Prince Balagtas. However, historians recorded the official foundation of Bacolor to have occurred in 1574 through a landlord named Guillermo Manabat, whose palatial house and resting place is now the site of the San Guillermo Church, hence the church's name.
The name Baculud was changed to Bacolor when the Spaniards came to the place. It was recorded to have been the first capital of Pampanga for two centuries (1698 to 1904) before San Fernando was declared the capital town of the province in July 1904. In 1757, the provincial building, Casa Real, was constructed at the place where the Bacolor Elementary School is now located.

During the British Occupation of the Philippines, when Manila fell to the British, it became capital of the exiled government of Governor General Simón de Anda y Salazar from October 6, 1762 to May 30, 1764. The provincial offices were temporarily moved to Factoria (now San Isidro, Nueva Ecija). It remained the former capital town of Pampanga until the provincial seat of government was transferred to neighboring City of San Fernando in 1904. Through a decree of the King of Spain on November 9, 1765, Bacolor became "Villa de Bacolor", one of the only three villas in the Philippines and was granted a Spacial Coat of Arms. Simon de Anda organized an army of natives with which he finally recaptured Manila from the British invaders. (This is wrong. The British left due to the terms of the Treaty of Paris (1763) and they left by embarking from Manila and Cavite in the first week of April 1764, and sailing out of Manila Bay for Batavia, India, and England.)

The coming of the American colonizers broke up the military form of government and instead political and economic reforms were introduced. A civil form of government was organized and was inaugurated on February 13, 1901 by Com. William H. Taft which took place in the old "Escuala de Artes y Officios de Bacolor" (formerly named Pampanga School of Arts and Trade) now known as the Don Honorio Technological State University the first state university in Pampanga.
The first provincial Civil Governor was Don Ceferino Joven and the first Municipal President of Bacolor was Don Estanislao Santos. Pampanga was acknowledged as the first province to have organized civil government in the Philippines by General Grant, the then President of the United State of America.

In 1956, the sitio of Mesalipit was converted into a barrio.

On the morning of October 1, 1995, over 20 feet (6.1 m) of lahar from the slopes of Mount Pinatubo and surrounding mountains buried the entire town of Cabalantian among many others, killing hundreds of people. 18 out of the 21 barangays of Bacolor were buried.


GEOGRAPHY

This place is situated in Pampanga, Region 3, Philippines, its geographical coordinates are 15° 0' 5" North, 120° 39' 14" East and its original name (with diacritics) is Bacolor.


POLITICAL SUBDIVISION

Bacolor is politically subdivided into 21 barangays:

Balas, Cabalantian, Cabambangan (Pob.), Cabetican, Calibutbut, Concepcion, Dolores, Duat, Macabacle, Magliman, Maliwalu, Mesalipit, Parulog, Potrero, San Antonio, San Isidro, San Vicente, Santa Barbara, Santa Ines, Talba, Tinajero


GASOLINE STATIONS

Northern Gasoline

Located at Olongapo-Gapan Road, Bacolor, Pampanga


HOSPITAL/CLINIC

Ricardo P. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital

Located at Cabambangan, Bacolor, Pampanga
Dr. Abenir Tungol

Jesus S. Datu Memorial Hospital

Located at San Vicente, Bacolor, Pampanga


TOURIST INFORMATION OFFICES

Bacolor Municipal Hall

Located at Cabambangan, Bacolor, Pampanga
(045) 885-0020


SCHOOLS

Don Honorio Ventura Technological State Universities

University Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University (DHVTSU) began when the Augustinian friar Fr.Juan P.Zita dreamed of helping the youth of Bacolor. Aided by benevolent civic leader Don Felino Gil, the school was officially founded on November 4, 1861 upon the approval of its statutes by Governor-General Lemery and was then called “Escuela de Artes Y Oficios de Bacolor.” Enrique G. Baking
Tel: (045)900-0691
Fax: (045)910-0046


BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS

CHRYSARA (CARATS MANUFACTURING, INC.)

Angeles Industrial Park Calibutbut, Bacolor, Pampanga
Toys, Souvenirs, Gifts, Jewelry and Decors
Tel: (6345)636-6036, (632)246-8346 Fax: (6345)636-6038 / 887-2651
www.chrysara.com

Country Accents Inc

Country Accents Inc Marlboro Street, Calibutbut Bacolor, Pampanga
Furniture Designer and Manufacturer
Tel: +63458882693 Fax: +63458882693
www.countryaccentsfurniture.com

FAR EAST FURNITURE MARKETING CORP.

Marlboro Street, Calibutbut Bacolor, Pampanga
Toys, Souvenirs, Gifts, Jewelry and Decors
Tel: (6345) 887-3474 Fax: (6345) 887-4029
www.far-east-furniture.com
Link: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


FAMOUS PEOPLE

Sec. Ping De Jesus – former Secretary of Dept. of Transpotation and Communication
Ms. Beatriz Rodriguez-(ensaymada, tocino Del cielo, mamon tostado and native dishes) Sta. Ines, Bacolor Pampanga

Mrs. Irene “Apung Nene” M. Cruz-(Native Rice Cake, Putong Puti & Kutsinta, Kapit, Ube, Kalame Duman, Maja Blanca)( Blk 163, Lot 20, Bulaon, City of San Fernando
(Sta. Ines, Bacolor)

Marietta Vitug “Nerimar’s” -(Turones de Casoy, Sansrival, Uraro and others)
Bulaon Resettlement, City of San Fernando
(San Vicente, Bacolor)

Lolita O. Hizon- “Pampanga’s Best” (Tocino, Longganisa, Ham and other processed meat products)
Dolores, San Fernando, Pampanga (Cabalantian)

Apung Doring Miranda - (Mamon Tostado)
Zone 6, Cabalantian, Bacolor, Pampanga

Apung Loring Kabigting - (Tamalis)
Zone 5, Cabalantian, Bacolor, Pampanga


PROPOSED PLAN

- Megadike (Landmark)
Structure (to prevent lahar, safeguarding nearby municipalities)


CLIMATE AND WEATHER

Summer and Rainy Seasons

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