The town of Bulacan, sometimes spelled as Bulakan, is the former capital of the province of Bulacan. It is located on the
southwestern part of Bulacan Province. Located 35 kilometers north of Manila,
it is bounded on the north by the towns of Guiguinto and Balagtas, on the east by Bocaue,
Meycauayan City and the town of Obando, on the south by Manila Bay, and on the west by the provincial capital
Malolos City. The town is connected with the old National Road and can be reached from Meycauayan City
or from Balagtas town or from Malolos City. It has a
total land area of 72.9 square kilometers and is subdivided into 14 barangays.
The town is the birthplace of Marcelo H. Del Pilar, one of the leaders of the Propaganda Movement and his
nephew General Gregorio Del Pilar, the youngest general during the Philippine Revolution. It is also the bithplace of Socrates
Rodrigo, a former senator of the Philippines.
Agriculture and aquaculture are the main economic activities of the town. Small scale industries producing processed foods, garments, and
home decors provide alternative livelihood to its residents.
The town of Bulacan can be developed as the center of the mariculture and fish processing industries. A fish port can be built in this town. Its proximity
to Metro Manila as well as to the urban centers of Bulacan makes it an ideal location for light to medium scale industries such as
food processing plants, garment factories and furniture shops.
Places of Interest
- Parish of Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion
- General Gregorio Del Pilar Shrine
Parish of Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion
The church as seen across the street
The church historical marker
The monument of Gen. Gregorio Del Pilar
The main street of Bulacan town
One of the schools of Bulacan town
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- Assumpta Academy
- St. Agatha College of Bulacan
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