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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 AreaPopulationNo. of Households
Bonifacio21839
Bugang Norte620100
Bugang Sur778136
Cabacnitan (Magsaysay)755141
Cambigsi737124
Campagao1216231
Cansumbol1145199
Dagohoy882160
Owac923179
Poblacion1497265
Quezon683128
Riverside807119
Rizal526106
Roxas1180193
Subayon1162226
Villa Aurora729122
Villa Suerte26945
Yanaya991187
Zamora1150267

Municipal Officials (2007-2010)

Mayor:
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ABC President:
SK Representative:

Events and Festivities

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


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