Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My town: Bongabon, Nueva Ecija

The Augustinian missionaries who preached Catholicism in Pampanga extended their outposts into what is now the province of Nueva Ecija by following the Rio Grande dela Pampanga. Thus, Santol (present day Barangay Santor) was established in 1659. In 1760, Bongabon was named as a town and parish under the patronage of St. Francis of Assisi.
Bongabon was the first capital of Nueva Ecija.
Bongabon is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Nueva Ecija, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 73,639 people in 10,184 households in 28,352.90 hectares land area. It is the leading producer of onion in the Philippines and in Southeast Asia.
Each barangay in Bongabon has its own fiesta. The town fiesta, celebrated annually on the 1st to 2nd week of April, is known as the Sibuyasan Onion Festival.
Bongabon is politically subdivided into 28 barangays.
Population Center
  •   Commercial
  •   Kaingin
  •   Magtanggo
  •   Mantile
  •   Palomaria
  •   Rizal  <===== (where I lived) ^_^
  •   Sampalucan
  •   San Roque
  •   Sinipit
  •   Sisilang
  •   Social
  •   Tulay na Bato (New Era)
Rural area
  •   Antipolo
  •   Ariendo
  •   Bantug
  •   Calaanan
  •   Cruz
  •   Curva
  •   Digmala
  •   Larcon
  •   Labi
  •   Lusok
  •   Macabaclay
  •   Olivete
  •   Pesa
  •   Santor
  •   Tugatog
  •   Vega Grande
Enjoy the view as you travel in our town!


  1. Tourism brings in large amounts of income in payment for goods and services available, contributing an estimated 5% to the worldwide gross domestic product (GDP), and it creates opportunities for employment in the service industries associated with tourism.

  2. Interesting facts about your place. My mom is also from Nueva Ecija but from another town (Cabanatuan) :-)

  3. You have really introduced your town Bongabon very nicely in your post.I am impressed with it and will plan soon to visit there.

  4. oh! my beestfriend in college was from Munoz Neva Ecija. So madalas ako sa kanila. Actually sa kanila ako lagi nagsa summer vacation! haha at minomotor namin tuwing umaga ang CLSU para bumili fresh milk! :D


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