Located just north of Metro Manila and Rizal
Province, Bulacan is bounded on the east by Quezon Province,
on the north by Nueva Ecija, and on the west by Pampanga and Manila Bay.
The eastern part is dominated by the Sierra Madre
mountain range while the central part is a lowland which is an extension of the vast central plain of Luzon. The westernmost
part that extend to Manila Bay is a swampland that is home to many fishpens. Seasons are not very pronounced in the mountaious part
of the province but the lowland experiences two very pronounced seasons: dry from November to April and wet during the rest of the year.
The people of Bulacan are mostly Tagalogs but the spill over of urban growth from Metro Manila has brought
residents from all over the country.
Famous people from Bulacan
Economic Profile, Products and Industries
- Blas Ople - Senate president, Cabinet Secretary
- Geminiano T. De ocampo - 1982 National Scientist in opthalmology
- Marcelo H. Del Pilar - Writer and revolutionary leader
- Mariano Ponce - Filipino physician, writer, and active member of the Propaganda Movement
- Trinidad Tecson - an active member of the Katipunan and considered as the Mother of Biak-na-bato
- Francisco O. Santos - 1983 National Scientist in chemistry
- Gregorio T. Velasquez - 1982 National Scientist in biology (botany)
- Francisca R. Aquino - 1973 National Artist for Dance
- Antonino R. Buenaventura - 1988 National Artist for music
- Levi Celerio - 1997 National Artist for music
- Guillermo E. Tolentino - 1973 National Artist for visual arts (sculpture)
- Ernani J. Cuenco - 1999 National Artirst
- Virgilio S. Almario - 2003 National Artist for literature
- Angel Locsin - Movie and Television actress
- Jolina Magdangal - Singer, Actress
- Diana Zubiri - Actress
- Lydia De Vega-Mercado - former Asia's fastest woman; won gold medal in 100-meter dash in the 1982 New Delhi Asiad and in the 1986 Seoul Asiad
One of the most economically progressive provinces, Bulacan has one of the lowest poverty incidence at 13.4 in
2006 - the 8th lowest in the country. There are many small and medium scale enterprises in the province and in fact, the local government
is touting it as the SME capital of the Philippines. Products manufactured in Bulacan include among others processed food especially
sweets and pastries, feeds, metal products, marble products,
textile and garments, jewelry, chemical and medicines, firecrackers, and home furnishing materials.
The province is a major supplier of Metro Manila's food especially rice, meat, and vegetables.
Agricultural production in 2007 are as follows (figure in thousand metric tons, rank among 79 provinces)
Animal inventory of Bulacan in 2007 are as follows (figure in thousand, rank among 79 provinces)
As of 2007, there were 236 bank branches serving the financial needs of the province. Total deposits in pesos
amounted to 44.7 billion.
Bulacan is an ideal site, minus the high cost of real estate, for factories that sell products primarily to Metro Manila.
Real estate itself is a booming industry particulary subdivisions for low to medium cost housing. The production and processing
of high value crops such as vegetables and root crops are recommended.
See List of municipalities and cities of Bulacan Province
Places of Interest/ Tourist spots in Bulacan
- Barasoain Church - in Malolos City, site of the Malolos Congress which ratified the first Philippine Constitution.
- Hiyas ng Bulacan Museum - also in Malolos
- Biak-na-Bato National Park - a historical site in San Miguel town
- Obando Fiesta in May where childless couples dance to implore heaven for offspring.
- Colonial Churches in Sta. Maria, Bocaue, Hagonoy, Calumpit and Angat
- Bustos Dam
- Pulilan Butterfly Haven
Rice farms in Bulacan
The provincial gymnasium
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