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Bulacan
Province
Province of Bulacan
Bulacan Provincial Capitol Building

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Nickname(s): Northern Gateway from Manila[1]

Location in the Philippines
Coordinates: 15°00′N 121°05′E / 15°N 121.08°E / 15; 121.08Coordinates: 15°00′N 121°05′E / 15°N 121.08°E / 15; 121.08
Country Philippines
Region Central Luzon (Region III)
Founded August 15, 1578 [2]
Capital Malolos
Government
 • Type Sangguniang Panlalawigan
 • Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado (Liberal)
 • Vice Governor Daniel Fernando (Liberal)
Area[3]
 • Total 2,796.10 km2 (1,079.58 sq mi)
Area rank 46th out of 81
Highest elevation (Mount Oriod) 1,206 m (3,957 ft)
Population (2015 census)[4]
 • Total 3,292,071
 • Rank 2nd out of 81
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
 • Density rank 4th out of 81
Demonym(s)
Divisions
 • Independent cities 0
 • Component cities
 • Municipalities
 • Barangays 569
 • Districts 1st to 4th districts of Bulacan, Legislative lone district of the city of San Jose del Monte
Demographics
 • Ethnic groups
 • Languages
Time zone PHT (UTC+8)
ZIP code 3000–3024
IDD:area code +63 (0)44
ISO 3166 code PH
Website www.bulacan.gov.ph

Bulacan (Tagalog: Lalawigan ng Bulacan; Kapampangan: Lalawigan ning Bulacan) (PSGC: 031400000; ISO: PH-BUL) is a province in the Philippines, located in the Central Luzon Region (Region III) in the island of Luzon, 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) north of Manila (the nation's capital), and part of the Metro Luzon Urban Beltway Super Region. Bulacan was established on August 15, 1578.

It has 569 barangays from 21 municipalities and three component cities (Malolos the provincial capital, Meycauayan, and San Jose del Monte). Bulacan is located immediately north of Metro Manila. Bordering Bulacan are the provinces of Pampanga to the west, Nueva Ecija to the north, Aurora and Quezon to the east, and Metro Manila and Rizal to the south. Bulacan also lies on the north-eastern shore of Manila Bay.

In the 2015 census, Bulacan had a population of 3,292,071 people, the highest in Region III and the 2nd most populous in the Philippines.[4] Bulacan's most populated city is San Jose del Monte, the most populated municipality is Santa Maria while the least populated is Doña Remedios Trinidad.

In 1899, the historic Barasoain Church in Malolos was the birthplace of the First Constitutional Democracy in Asia.

History

Pre Colonial Period

Pre colonial Bulacan is not much documented as others in the Visayas region. It was said that Bulacan were administered by the Royal Natives from Tondo ruled by Lakandulas. In the Laguna Copperplate Inscription mentioned some settlements such as Gatbuka, Paila, Binaungan. All a settlement under Tondo.

Other pre colonial accounts on Bulacan was the ancient village called by Chinese traders "Lihan" as mentioned by Ferdinand Blumentritt is the present day Malolos (capital).

Spanish Colonization

The Conquest of Bulacan traces to the first years of the Spanish in the Philippines. Upon the defeat of the Macabebe and Hagonoy natives led by Bambalito in the Battle of Bangkusay in June 3, 1571 that caused Martin de Goiti to move up north first to Lubao in September 1571.

Two months later, in November 14, 1571 Martin de Goiti reached Malolos and Calumpit respectively and it was reported to Adelantado Miguel Lopez de Legaspi, the first Governor General of the Philippines. Adelantado established Calumpit and Malolos as an Encomienda entrusted to Sargento Juan Moron (Morones in other documents) and Don Marcos de Herrera[5] These two conquistador was one of the first group of conquerors accompanied by Legaspi who have arrived in the Islands in 1565.

In April 5, 1572, the Encomiendas of Calumpit and Malolos were unified co-administered by Moron and Herrera. Also on that year Alcaldia de Calumpit was formed which the areas of Macabebe, Candaba, Apalit in Pampanga and the settlements of Meyto, Panducot, Meysulao and Malolos. And in December 28, 1575 Governor - General Francisco Sande order to include Hagonoy in Calumpit. (NHCP Journal February 2015)

In 1575, Bulakan was established as a visita of Tondo and it is not part of Calumpit as the boundary between Tondo and Calumpit were marked in Mambog River and placed the statue of Our Lady of Visitacion (partroness of Calumpit) was erected. It was gone and recreated in 1997 upon the re-establishment of the Roman Catholic Parish of Our Lady of Presentacion in Malolos.

In April 30, 1578 Bulakan town was officially established by the Augustinians with Fray Diego Vivar as its first prior and the convent was dedicated to San Agustin. (when it was change to Our Lady of Assumption was uncertain). It was reported that the western part of the present-day Bulacan was to be very well populated and rich. No exact date and year when Alcaldia de Calumpit was dissolved and the exact foundation year of the Province of Bulacan. It was only documented that Malolos (then part of Calumpit in 1572) were first to be appeared as part of Alcaldia de Bulacan was in 1582. It may assumed that reorganization of encomiendas has been occurred between 1580-1582 at the time of Governor General Gonzalo Ronquillo de Penalosa.

Same document also from the 1582 Relacion de las Islas Filipinas by Miguel de Loarca reports that Alcaldia de Calumpit have the jurisdiction in the areas of Calumpit (capital) Capalangan, Cabangbangan and Hagonoy as its villages. Then Loarca was mentioned that Alcaldia de Bulacan have Bulakan (capital) Malolos, Caluya, Guguinto, Binto and Catanghalan (instead of Meycauayan) as it Encomiendas which formerly have one alcalde mayor but he said that Alcaldia de Bulacan was formed in 1580 at the time of Penalosa. In the document of Governor-General Luis Perez de Dasmarinas in the Account of the Encomiendas for the King of Spain furnished in June 21, 1591. Dasmarinas mentioned that Alcaldia of Bulacan was part of La Pampanga with the Encomiendas subject to it such as the Encomiendas of Malolos (3,600 persons), Binto (2,000 persons), Guiguinto (2,000 persons), Caluya (2,800 persons), Mecabayan (2, 800 persons) and Bulacan identified as " capital" and residence of "alcalde mayor" with 4,800 persons.In the same 1591 document it was mentioned that Calumpit y Hagonoy belongs to Juan Moron with the 12,800 persons, 2 Augustinian Convents and One Alcalde Mayor of its own.

However, the establishment and development of southern part of the present-day Bulacan was not simultaneous and identified with the West. It was because this part of the Province was established by other group of missionaries, the Franciscan Order who came in the islands only in 1577 at Manila. In 1578 Order of Friars Minor headed by Juan de Plasencia and Diego Oropesa arrived in the area called Toril (now part of Meycauayan) and their headquarters. Also in 1578 Plasencia established the Town of Meycauayan. Its pueblos was first only settlements of the Old Meycauayan, founded by Franciscan [6]

Secondary sources mentioned that Meycauayan exist as a Province in 1578.It was said the Augustinians Christianized Bulacan (the town after which the province was named).[original research?] where in fact Bulacan "the town" was already a visita of Tondo in 1575 and Calumpit where Malolos and Hagonoy belongs in 1572. The province of Bulacan is on the island of Luzon, and is one of the most important Alcadia de Termino, Civil and politically it corresponds to the Audiencia y capitanía general de Filipinas, and spiritually belongs to the Archbishop of Manila.[7] The Franciscan friars Juan Plasencia and Fray Diego de Oropesa founded Meycauayan in 1578, and for a time it was the capital of the Province of Meycauayan (differ from the Western Bulacan administered by Augustinian Order since 1572) Meycauayan people were able to flourish, and became so rich that the sons are six of the best in the then Province of Meycauayan. It was the towns of Bocaue, Polo, San Jose del Monte, Santa Maria de Pandi, Obando and Marilao).[8]

The Casa Real de Malolos. Served as the office and residency of the Governor of Malolos.

During the General Visitation of October 5, 1762 by, Sr. Doctor Don Simón de Anda y Salazar, the province was headed by Capitan Don Jose Pasarin, alcalde mayor of the province.[9] 1795-96, Don Manuel Piñon was the alcalde mayor.[10] According to the "Guia de 1839", Bulacan province in the island of Luzon, Philippines, is governed by a mayor, consists of 19 pueblos, 36,394 tributes and 181,970 souls.[11] D. Felipe Gobantes, Alcalde of the province of Bulacan erected a stone column in the plaza of Bulacan in Memory of Fr. Manuel Blanco O.S.A. who died on April 1, 1845.[12]

In 1848, when the boundaries of Pampanga were changed, the region, which includes the important town of San Miguel de Mayumo and neighboring places that were formerly part of Pampanga, was adjudicated to Bulacan.[13]

Opening of the Malolos Congress (1898)

In an earlier period during 1890, Malolos was a hot-spot of Liberal Ilustrados, notably the "20 Women of Malolos", who exerted pressure for education under a Filipino professor. However, the first phase of the revolution ceased in 1897 with the signing of the Pact of Biak-na-Bato in San Miguel. Under its terms the leaders were to go to Hong Kong and reside there. Under the illusory peace created by the pact, the end of 1897 saw greater determination on the part of the Filipinos to carry on the revolution. In early 1898, the provinces of Zambales, Ilocos, Pampanga, Bulacan, Laguna, Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac. and Camarines rose again. In Central Luzon, a revolutionary government was organized under General Francisco Macabulos, a Kapampangan revolutionary leader of La Paz, Tarlac.

The Americans established a local Philippine government in the Philippines when they held the first municipal election in the country in the town of Baliuag on May 6, 1899. At the beginning of the American rule, 1899-1900, Malolos became the headquarters of the Military Governor of the Philippines at Casa Real. In February 27, 1901, the Philippine Commission officially transferred the seat of government to Malolos, and the Casa Real de Malolos was the seat of the Provincial Governor from 1900 to 1930 until the completion of the capitol building at Brgy. Guinhawa, Malolos City.[clarification needed]

In 1942, at the height of World War II, the Japanese Imperial Army occupied Bulacan and made Casa Real de Malolos its headquarters. In 1945, combined Filipino and American forces and local guerrillas attacked the Japanese Imperial Forces and liberated Bulacan.

Through Presidential Decree № 824, Bulacan was partitioned on November 7, 1975 to form the National Capital Region. The municipality of Valenzuela was excised to form the new region, while the other 25 towns remained in Bulacan.

Issues concerning the foundation date

For a long period of time, Bulacan traced its founding as a province during the American Period at the reorganization of Philippine Provinces. To determine the tentative date of the province's foundation and to trace its roots from colonial period. Efforts and research conducted by Dr. Jaime Veneracion, Dr. Reynaldo Naguit of the Center for Bulacan Studies and Mr. Isagani Giron of the Samahang Pangkasaysayan ng Bulacan (Sampaka) shows that Bulacan was identified as a visita of Tondo in 1578. With regards to exact date of foundation of Bulacan as a province, Veneracion correlated it with the practice of Spaniard of dedicating the founding a pueblo to the feast of a patron saint. In the case of Bulacan it is the Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion, which is also the patron saint of Bulakan town, the first capital of the province.[2] Officially, the province of Bulacan was created under Act 2711 on March 10, 1917.[14]

Geography

Bulacan covers a total area of 2,796.10 square kilometres (1,079.58 sq mi)[15] occupying the southeastern section of the Central Luzon region. The province is bounded by Nueva Ecija on the north, Aurora (Dingalan) on the northeast, Quezon (General Nakar) on the east, Rizal (Rodriguez) on the southeast, Metro Manila (Valenzuela City, Malabon City, Navotas City, Caloocan City and Quezon City) on the south, Manila Bay on the southwest, and Pampanga on the west.

Several rivers irrigate the province of Bulacan; the largest one is that of Angat. Angat River passes through the towns of Norzagaray, Angat, Bustos, San Rafael, Baliuag, Plaridel, Pulilan, and Calumpit. It flow thence into the Pampanga River, goes out again, washes Hagonoy and loses itself in the mangroves. The banks of these rivers are very fertile and are covered with trees.

Terrain

Bulacan lies in the southern portion of the fertile plains of Central Luzon. The area is drained by the Angat and Pampanga rivers. The Sierra Madre mountain range forms the highlands of Bulacan in the east and is a protected area known as the Angat Watershed Forest Reserve. Angat Lake, which was formed by the Angat Dam is located in that area. The highest point in the province at 1,206[16] meters is Mount Oriod, part of the Sierra Madre.

The Sierra Madre Mountain Range as seen near Mount Oriod's summit

On January 19, 2008, an 18-hectare (44-acre) dump site, a new landfill that would also be a tourist attraction opened in Norzagaray, Bulacan province. Ramon Angelo, Jr., president Waste Custodian Management Corp. stated: "I want them to see our system in our place which should not be abhorred because we are using the new state-of-the-art technology."[17]

Climate

November to April is generally dry while wet for the rest of the year. The northeast monsoon (amihan) prevails from October to January bringing in moderated and light rains. From February to April, the east trade winds predominate but the Sierra Madre (Philippines) mountain range to the east disrupts the winds resulting to a dry period. From May to September, the southwest monsoon (habagat).

The hottest month is May having an average temperature of 29.7 °C (85.5 °F) while the coldest is February with an average temperature of 25.1 °C (77.2 °F).


Climate data for Bulacan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30.5
(86.9)
31.5
(88.7)
33.1
(91.6)
34.5
(94.1)
34
(93)
32.6
(90.7)
32
(90)
31.2
(88.2)
31.4
(88.5)
31.6
(88.9)
31.4
(88.5)
30.5
(86.9)
32.03
(89.67)
Average low °C (°F) 21.6
(70.9)
21.8
(71.2)
22.9
(73.2)
24.1
(75.4)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24.6
(76.3)
24.8
(76.6)
24.3
(75.7)
24
(75)
23.5
(74.3)
22.3
(72.1)
23.66
(74.56)
Average rainy days 5 3 4 5 13 20 22 22 22 17 15 8 156
Source: Storm247[18]

Administrative divisions

Bulacan is subdivided into 21 municipalities and 3 cities. As the population is concentrated in the southern half of the province, so are the legislative districts.

Demographics

Population census of
Bulacan
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1948 394,000 —    
1960 515,000 +2.26%
1970 738,000 +3.66%
1975 900,000 +4.06%
1980 1,096,000 +4.02%
1990 1,505,219 +3.22%
1995 1,784,441 +3.24%
2000 2,234,088 +4.94%
2007 2,826,926 +3.30%
2010 2,924,433 +1.24%
2015 3,292,071 +2.28%
Source: National Statistics Office[4][19][19]

The population of Bulacan in the 2015 census was 3,292,071 people,[4] making it the second most populous province in the country. It had a density of 1,200 inhabitants per square kilometre or 3,100 inhabitants per square mile, the country's 4th highest for a province.

On 1 May 2010, the province had 2,924,433 inhabitants with an annual population growth rate of 2.73 from the year 2000 to 2010,[19] There were 588,693 households in the province with an average size of 4.8 persons. Bulacan had a median age of 23 years in 2007.[20]

Languages and ethnicity

As it is part of the Tagalog cultural sphere (Katagalugan), Tagalog is the predominant language of Bulacan. Some inhabitants also speak Kapampangan (which is the main language of neighboring Pampanga), especially in areas close to the border of Pampanga.

Religion

Roman Catholic is the predominant religion with 88% adherence[citation needed] in the province. Other Christian groups include the Aglipayans, Born-again Christians, Church of God (Ang Dating Daan), Baptists, Jehovah's Witnesses, Iglesia ni Cristo (INC), Methodists, Presbyterians, Mormons, Seventh-day Adventist and other small Charismatic Christian groups. Muslims and other small number of non-Christian groups are also present.

Economy

Industries

The province of Bulacan is steadily becoming industrialized due to its proximity to Metro Manila. Many corporations put up industrial plants and site in Bulacan. Some of the businesses and industries include agribusiness; aquaculture; banking; cement bag making; ceramics; construction; courier; education; food/food processing; furniture; garments; gifts, houseware & decors; hospitals; hotels, resorts & restaurants; information and communications technology; insurance; jewelry; leather & leather tanning; manpower; manufacturing; marble; printing press; pyrotechnics & fireworks manufacturing; realty/real property development; shoe manufacturing; textile; trade; transport services; travel & tours.

Agribusiness & aquaculture

The rural areas still mostly depend on agriculture (in the plains) and fisheries (in the coastal areas) as a source of income. Some of the major crops are rice, corn, vegetables, and fruits such as mangoes; and various kinds of fishes and seafoods. Orchid farming by Golden Bloom Orchids at Brgy. Maguinao, San Rafael, Bulacan

Banking and finance

Bulacan is served by all major banks with more than 200 banks doing business in the province. The entrepreneureal culture is supported by the strong cooperative movement with total assets of over PhP 2 Billion.

Industrial estate and parks

This is a partial list of industrial sites in the province:

  • First Bulacan Industrial City—Malolos City
  • Intercity Industrial Estate—Wakas, Bocaue
  • Bulacan Agro-Industrial Subdivision—Calumpit
  • Bulacan Metro Warehouse (BMW) Center—Guiguinto
  • Horizon IT Park—San Jose del Monte[21]
  • Meycauayan Industrial Subd. I, II, III & IV—Meycauayan
  • Meridian Industrial Compound—Meycauayan
  • Muralla Industrial Project—Meycauayan
  • First Velenzuela Industrial Compound—Meycauayan
  • Sterling Industrial Park Phase I, II, III & IV—Meycauayan
  • Grand Industrial Estate—Plaridel
  • Sapang Palay Industrial Estates—San Jose del Monte
  • Agus Development Corporation—Santa María
  • Bulacan ICT Park—Marilao[22]
  • Golden City Business Park—Wakas, Bocaue
  • Sterling Industrial Park—Marilao

Income

Bulacan got the top place for "LGU's with Highest Gross Income" (PhP 1,717,600,000.00) and "Top Spender by LGU's" (PhP 1,349,420,000.00), and third (3rd) among the "Top Provinces with Generated Biggest Net Income" (PhP 368,180,000.00) according to the 2006 ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT - LOCAL GOVERNMENTS of the Commission of Audit.[23] The first time to top the perennial top placer, which was the Province of Cebu.[24]

The province got the top place for "LGU's with Highest Gross Income" (PhP 1,807,600,000.00), second (2nd) in "Top Spender by LGU's" (PhP 1,372,160,000.00), and third (3rd) among the "Top Provinces with Generated Biggest Net Income" (PhP 434,830,000.00) according to the 2007 ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT - LOCAL GOVERNMENTS of the Commission of Audit.[25]

Based on the Commission of Audit's 2008 Annual Financial Report for Local Governments, the province's total gross income had increased to PhP 1,965,633,000.00 (including the subsidies and extra items). Its expenses had also increased to PhP 1,641,325,000.00, which brings a total net income of PhP 324,308,000.00.[26]

This is the list of the top income earners in Bulacan from 2010 to 2012:

Transportation

Bulacan is dubbed as "The Gateway to the Northern Philippines". The province is linked with Metro Manila primarily through the North Luzon Expressway and Manila North Road (better known as the MacArthur Highway) which crosses the province into Pampanga and western part of Northern Luzon (western Central Luzon, Ilocos and Cordillera Administrative Region). While taking the Cagayan Valley Road in Guiguinto, the road leads to Nueva Ecija and to the eastern part of Northern Luzon (eastern Central Luzon and Cagayan Valley Region). Bulacan will be accessed by the future C-6 Road connecting the provinces of Rizal and Cavite and the cities of Taguig, Parañaque and Muntinlupa in Metro Manila.

The proposed North Luzon East Expressway (NLEE) is the future expressway link between Metro Manila and the provinces of Bulacan and Nueva Ecija. It will also serves as a new alternate route of motorists coming from Manila going to Aurora and Cagayan Valley region.

The MacArthur Highway traverses the province from north to south. Most major towns can be reached through the North Luzon Expressway. A good number of motor vehicles owned largely by private individuals provide mobility to Bulacan's populace. Aside from five main highways that traverse the province, all roads are widely dispersed throughout Bulacan.

Bus terminals of Baliwag Transit Inc., Golden Bee Transport and Logistics Corp., California Bus Line, Sampaguita Liner and Royal Eagle are in Baliuag, Balagtas and Hagonoy. The main bus lines of Philippine Rabbit, Victory Liner, Aladdin Transit that originate from their main terminals in Manila, Pasay and Quezon City and travel northward to cities and towns in Pampanga, Tarlac and Zambales, pass through Bulacan via the Tabang exit. Other bus companies that travel to Bulacan include Baliwag Transit, First North Luzon, Five Star, Agila Bus Transport, Phil. Corinthian, Mersan, Mayamy, RJ Express. Bulacan is the home of its pride, the one of the biggest bus lines in luzon, the Baliwag Transit Inc. which headquarters in Baliuag, Bulacan hence its name.

Public transportation within the province, like in most of the urban areas in the Philippines, is facilitated mostly using inexpensive jeepneys and buses. Tricycles are used for short distances.

Education

College of Law (Bulacan State University)

The province is home to several nationally recognized public and private educational institutions such as Baliuag University (First school granted full autonomy in Region 3), the Bulacan State University (Main & Satellite Campuses), the Bulacan Polytechnic College (Malolos, Bocaue, Pandi, Angat, San Miguel, San Rafael, Obando & City of San Jose del Monte Campus), Bulacan Agricultural State College (San Ildefonso & DRT Campus), Polytechnic University of the Philippines (Sta. Maria Extension Campus and Pulilan Campus), La Consolacion University Philippines and Centro Escolar University (Malolos Campus).

Primary and intermediate

Bulacan has a total of 473 public Elementary schools, 383 public schools under the Department of Education (DepEd) Division of Bulacan, 52 public schools under the Division of City Schools of San Jose del Monte and 38 public schools under the Division of City Schools of Malolos.

Secondary

Bulacan has a total of 68 public high schools, national and provincial. Forty-three (43) under the Department of Education (DepEd) Division of Bulacan, Eighteen (18) public high schools under the Division of City Schools of San Jose del Monte, three (3) public high schools under the Division of City Schools of Malolos and Division of City Schools of Meycauayan has (4) public high schools.

Private schools

There are many privately owned (by individual or group) and church-operated schools established in the city. Private schools in the province are member of Bulacan Private Schools Association (BULPRISA) While in City of San Jose del Monte private schools are organized by City of San Jose del Monte Private Schools Association (CSanPRISA). In Malolos, private schools are organized as Malolos City Private Schools Association (MACIPRISA). In Meycauayan, private schools are organized as Meycauayan City Private Schools Association (MEYCIPRISA)

Government

Marcelo H. Del Pilar monument overviewing the Bulacan Provincial Capitol building

Current Provincial Government officials (2016–2019)

Governor
Vice Governor
Provincial Board Members
Ex-officio Board Members
  • PCL President
    • Josef Andrew T. Mendoza
  • ABC President
    • Mark Cholo I. Violago
  • SK President
    • (vacant)
Congressional District Representatives
  • First District: Jose Antonio "Kuya Jonathan" R. Sy-Alvarado (Liberal)
  • Second District: Gavini "Apol" C. Pancho (NUP)
  • Third District: Lorna Silverio (NUP)
  • Fourth District: Linabelle Ruth R. Villarica (Liberal)
  • Lone District of San Jose del Monte: Florida "Rida" P. Robes (Liberal)

Official seal

Attractions

City of Malolos
Malolos Cathedral
Angat
Angat Dam
Balagtas
Francisco Balagtas monument at his birthplace
  • Francisco Balagtas Museum
  • Old Bigaa Train Station
  • St. Lawrence Deacon & Martyr Parish Church
  • St. Peter the Apostle Parish Church
  • St. Joseph the Worker Parish Church
  • Balagtasan Festival
Baliuag
Baliuag Clock Tower
Bocaue
Philippine Arena
Bulakan
Marcelo H. del Pilar National Shrine
Bustos
Bulacan Military Area Monument
  • Bustos Dam
  • Bulacan Military Area Monument
  • Torch of Freedom Monument
  • Sto. Niño de Bustos Parish Church
  • El Reloj del Centenario de Bustos
  • Bantayog ng Sentenaryo ng Bustos
  • Café Apolonio - Perez Bahay na Bato
  • Mercado Bahay na Bato, Cunanan Bahay na Bato and other ancestral houses
  • Gen. Alejo Santos Memorial Shrine and Museum
  • Mga Bahay at Yaman ni San Martin de Porres
  • Daily Bread Farm and Resort
  • La Florentina Resort
  • Malamig Park Resort
  • Galilee Wonderland Resort and Mansion
  • Minasa Festival
Calumpit
Meyto Shrine
  • St. John the Baptist Church
  • Meyto Shrine
  • Bagbag Bridge
  • Jed's Island Resort
  • Amazing Grace Resort
  • Lawiswis Kawayan Resort
  • Leticia's Garden Resort and Events Place
  • Libad Festival
Doña Remedios Trinidad
DRT Welcome Arch
  • Verdivia Falls
  • Puning Cave
  • Mt. Lumot
  • Carribbean Waterpark Resort
Guiguinto
Guiguinto Old Train Station
  • Guiguinto Old Train Station
  • Guiguinto Church
  • Garden City
  • Luntiang Paraiso
  • WalterMart Guiguinto
  • Klir Waterpark Resort
  • St. Agatha Resort and Country Club, Inc.
  • Halamanan Festival
Hagonoy
National Shrine of Saint Anne
Marilao
National Shrine of The Divine Mercy
City of Meycauayan
Meycauayan Tree overviewing the St. Francis of Assisi Parish Church
Norzagaray
Bakas River Grotto of Holy Trinity-Virgin Mary
  • Ipo Dam
  • Angat Dam Hilltop
  • Bakas River and Holy Trinity-Virgin Mary Grotto
  • Pugpog River
  • St. Andrew the Apostle Parish Church
  • Pinagrealan Cave
  • Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm
  • Adventure Resort
  • Fernando Norzagaray y Escudero Monument
Obando
Obando Fertility Dance Festival and Marker overviewing the Obando Municipal Hall
  • Obando Church
  • Obando Municipal Hall
  • Colegio de San Pascual Baylon
  • Plaza Magsaysay - Bantayog ng Kagitingan
  • Obando Fertility Dance Festival
Pandi
Inang Filipina Shrine, Kakarong de Sili Republic
  • Kakarong de Sili Republic - Inang Filipina Shrine
  • Immaculate Conception Parish Church
  • Amana Waterpark Resort
  • Villa Concepcion Wet and Wild Waves
  • Sitio Antonio Wavepool Resort
Paombong
St. James the Apostle Parish Church
  • St. James the Apostle Parish Church
  • Ciudad Clemente Resort
Plaridel
Battle of Quingua Memorial
Pulilan
San Isidro Labrador Parish Church
  • San Isidro Labrador Church
  • Kneeling Carabao Monument
  • Isauro Gabaldon Ancestral House - Museo de Pulilan and Municipal Trial Court
  • Casanova-Aguirre Ancestral House
  • Casa San Francisco
  • Adriano Salvador Ancestral House
  • Pulilan Butterfly Haven and Resort
  • Villa Lorenzo Resort
  • ACI Garden Resort
  • Kneeling Carabao Festival
San Ildefonso
Bahay na Pula Haunted House
  • St. Ildephonsus of Toledo Parish Church
  • Liwasang Miguel Vasallo Viudez
  • Bahay na Pula Antique House
  • Bulusukan Cave and River
  • Aspen Garden
  • Reishia Resort
  • Manuel L. Quezon Executive House
  • Bulak Festival
  • Gulay Festival
San Jose Del Monte
Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes
  • Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes
  • Cattle Creek Golf and Country Club
  • Marina Fishing Resort
  • Mt. Balagbag
  • Kaytitinga Falls
  • VS Orchid Farm
  • Starmall San Jose Del Monte
  • SM City San Jose Del Monte
  • Manila Metro Rail Transit System Line 7 - San Jose del Monte Station
  • ABS-CBN Horizon IT Park
  • Grotto Vista Resort
  • Los Arcos De Hermano Resort and Events Place
  • Paradise Adventure Camp
  • Tierra Fontana 12 Waves Resort
  • Pacific Waves Resort
  • D' Charcoal Wonderland Resort
  • Villa Antonio de Dave Resort and Leisure Farm
San Miguel
Biak na Bato National Park
San Rafael
San Juan de Dios Parish Church
  • San Juan de Dios Church or San Rafael Church
  • Diocesan Shrine of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
  • Liwasang Anacleto SF. Enriquez
  • National Irrigation Administration Region III
  • Royal Northwoods Golf and Country Club
  • El Masfino Country Club
  • San Rafael River Adventure
  • 8 Waves Waterpark and Hotel
  • Big Rock Farm Resort
  • Villa del Carmen Leisure Park and Resort
  • C&B Orchid Farm
  • Angel Festival
Santa Maria
La Purisima Concepcion Parish Church
  • La Purisima Concepcion Parish Church
  • Diocesan Shrine of Mother Eucharist and Grace
  • Francisco Santiago Marker
  • WalterMart Sta. Maria
  • 4K Garden Resort
  • Sitio Lucia Garden Resort Hotel and Training Center

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See also

References

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