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Bago, Negros Occidental

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Bago

Component City

Seal
Nickname(s): Home of historical and natural treasures

Map of Negros Occidental with Bago highlighted

Bago

Location within the Philippines


Coordinates:

1032N 12250ECoordinates:

Philippines

Country
Region

Negros Island Region (NIR)

Province

Negros Occidental

District

4th District of Negros Occidental

Founded

January 5, 1788

Cityhood

February 19, 1966

Barangays

24

Government[1]
Mayor

Ramon D. Torres

Area[2]
Total

401.20 km2 (154.90 sq mi)

Elevation

0 m (0 ft)

Population (2010)[3]
Total

163,045

Density

410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)

Time zone

PHT (UTC+8)

ZIP code

6101

Dialing code

(+64) 34

Income class

2nd class city

1032N 12250E

Website

www.bagocity.gov.ph

Bago is a second class city in the province of Negros Occidental in the Philippines, some 21
kilometres (13 mi) south of the provincial capital Bacolod. According to the 2010 census, it has a
population of 163,045 people.
[3]

Bago operates a subsidized college, Bago City College, located at Rafael M. Salas Drive in
Barangay Balingasag. Most of its students come from Bago and from the southern part of the island.
The Bago City School was established in 1980.
Buenos Aires Mountain Resort is one of the main tourist destinations in Bago City and so are the
Kipot Twin Falls.
The city fiesta is celebrated on November 5 in commemoration of the Negros Revolution.
Contents
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1 Barangays
2 Demographics
3 Local government

4 Notable natives or residents


5 References

3.1 List of former mayors

5.1 Sources

6 External links

Barangays[edit]
Bago City is politically subdivided into 24 barangays.

Abuanan
Alianza
Atipuluan
Bacong-Montilla
Bagroy
Balingasag
Binubuhan
Busay
Calumangan
Caridad
Don Jorge L. Araneta
Dulao
Ilijan
Lag-Asan
Ma-ao
Mailum
Malingin
Napoles
Pacol
Poblacion
Sagasa

Tabunan
Taloc
Sampinit

Demographics[edit]
Population census of Bago

Year

Pop. % p.a.

1990

122,863

1995

132,338 +1.40%

2000

141,721 +1.48%

2007

159,933 +1.68%

2010

163,045 +0.70%

Source: National Statistics Office[3][4]

Local government[edit]
Ramn D. Torres was elected as Mayor of Bago City in 2007, replacing Janet E. Torres, whose
husband served as mayor for almost 40 years. The coliseum located in the heart of the city is
named after him.
[5]

List of former mayors[edit]


Presidente Municipal (forebears of Mayors):

[5]

Hon. Federico Matti 1897 (elected)


Hon. Ramon Del Castillo 1898-1900 (elected)
Hon. Eustracio Torres 1901-1903 (elected)
Hon. Sofronio Yulo 1904-1906 (elected)
Hon. Mariano Villanueva 1906-1907 (appointed)
Hon. Rufino Advincula 1907-1908 (elected)
Hon. Mariano Villanueva 1908-1909 (appointed)
Hon. Carlos Dreyfus 1910-1912 (elected)
Hon. Mariano Araneta 1912-1918 (elected)
Hon. Angel Salas 1919-1921 (elected)
Hon. Aguedo Gonzaga, Sr 1922-1929 (elected)
Hon. Hilario D. Yulo 1930-1932 (elected)
Hon. Aguedo Gonzaga, Sr. 1933-1935 (elected)
Hon. Luis Matti 1936-1941 (elected)

Mayors:

[5]

Hon. Basilio Lopez 1945-1946 (appointed)


Hon. Humberto V. Javellana 1946 (appointed)

Hon. Carlos Dreyfus 1947 (appointed)


Hon. Jose T. Yulo 1947 (appointed)
Hon. Luis Matti 1948-1951 (elected)
Hon. Carlos Dreyfus 1951-1955 (elected)
Hon.Teodoro A. Araneta 1956-1959 (elected)
Hon. Manuel Y. Torres 1959-1986 (elected)
Hon. Enrique J. Araneta 1986-1987 (appointed OIC Mayor)
Hon. Roberto Araneta Matti December 1, 1987 -January 31, 1988 (appointed OIC Mayor)
Hon. Rosemary Caunca February 1, 1988 (appointed OIC Mayor)
Hon. Manuel Y. Torres February 2, 1988-1998 (elected)
Hon. Janet E. Torres 1998-2007 (elected)
Hon. Ramon D. Torres 2007present

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