Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro (History, Local Gov’t Officials, Barangays)

Bulalacao (San Pedro) is a 3rd class municipality. Regarding urbanization Bulalacao (San Pedro) is classified as partly urban. Bulalacao (San Pedro) occupies an area of 321.86 km². By the end of 2007 Bulalacao (San Pedro) was the home of 30,188 residents. Thus by average 93.79 people are living on one km².


Brief History

During the pre-Hispanic era, Bulalacao was a settlement of Panay migrants called Calido (named after its founder). It was transferred to Kaburayan (from a vine called buray) and was later renamed after sinister birds called bulalacao which shows up whenever people are dying. Fires struck the town on December 24, 1940 (90% of the housed burned) and on July 6, 1950. Because its name was synonymous to a burning meteor, the town was renamed San Pedro by virtue of Republic Act No. 2789. It was later reverted back to its old name.


Local Officials

Mayor: Ernilo Contreras Villas
Vice Mayor:Teresita Salazar Bantugan
Eduardo Contreras Aceron
Gideon Babista Abuel
Emelita Austria Osorio
Guillermo Gonzales Salas
Leonardo Alday Andallon
Juan Lamayo Salas
Senen Cusi Familara
Ramon Garao Magbanua


Bulalacao is politically subdivided into 15 barangays.
  • San Isidro
  • Bagong Sikat
  • San Francisco (Alimawan)
  • Maasin
  • Cabugao
  • Milagrosa (Guiob)
  • Campaasan (Pob.)
  • Cambunang (Pob.)
  • Balatasan
  • Maujao
  • San Juan
  • Poblacion
  • Nasukob (Pob.)
  • Benli (Mangyan Settlement)
  • San Roque (Buyayao)