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Bilar

Municipality of Bilar

Bilar is an interior town northeast of Loboc. This town used to occupy a big area and included what are now known as the municipalities of Sevilla, Batuan and Carmen. They were formerly sitios of this municipality. In 1879, it had a population 5,669. The term “bilar” is a native word from the infinitive “nagbilad”. During the Spanish regime, the Spaniards, in their effort to spread Christianity, toured the interior villages and somehow chanced to pass a plateau where a group of women were drying palay. When the women were asked as to the name of the place, the immediate reply was “nagbilad”, meaning drying, thinking that the foreigners were asking their activity. The Spaniards shorten the term to “bilad” and later on to “bilar” due to the difficulty in pronouncing the term. By virtue of a royal decree, the name Bilar was adopted as the official name of the municipality.


Demographics

At a glance..
Population (2000) :16,628
No. of Household :2,967
Land Area :13,315 ha.
No. of Barangays :19
Distance from Capital :41 km.
Congressional District :3rd
Income Classification :5th
Barangay Land Area Population No. of Households
Bonifacio 218 39
Bugang Norte 620 100
Bugang Sur 778 136
Cabacnitan (Magsaysay) 755 141
Cambigsi 737 124
Campagao 1216 231
Cansumbol 1145 199
Dagohoy 882 160
Owac 923 179
Poblacion 1497 265
Quezon 683 128
Riverside 807 119
Rizal 526 106
Roxas 1180 193
Subayon 1162 226
Villa Aurora 729 122
Villa Suerte 269 45
Yanaya 991 187
Zamora 1150 267

Municipal Officials (2007-2010)

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Events and Festivities

Town Fiesta : 15th of May
Patron Saint : St. Isidore the Farmer or Sr. San Isidro Labrador


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