Bongabon Tourist Spots, History, Festival

Bongabon is a 2nd class landlocked municipality of Nueva Ecija Province in Central Luzon or Region 3, Philippines.

Bongabon Welcome Arch
Bongabon Welcome Arch (Credit: bongabon.gov.ph)

Profile of Bongabon Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Eastern part of Nueva Ecija Province in Central Luzon (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Pantabangan (north), San Luis in Aurora Province (east), Gabaldon (south), Rizal (west)
Area –> 286.95 km2 (110.79 sq mi)
Population –> 64,173 (2015 Census)
Revenue (2016) –> 157,182,782.60
Barangays –> 28
Terrain –> Lowland with mountains
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Corn, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> 3rd
Government Officials
Congressman –> Rosanna Vergara
Mayor –> allan Gamilla
Vice Mayor –> Hernan Andres

History of Bongabon

In 1760, Bongabon was organized as a town under the patronage of St. Francis of Assisi. It became the first capital of Nueva Ecija. The town was the scene of a great battle between the American Forces and the Filipino Resistance Army during the Filipino-American War.

Economy of Bongabon

Bongabon is an agricultural town where rice, garlic, onion and corn are the major products.

Tourist Spots in Bongabon

Bongabon Town Plaza
Saint Francis of Assisi Parish Church
Giron Botanic Garden

Festivals in Bongabon

Sibuyas (onion) Festival

Map of Bongabon Municipality in Nueva Ecija

See also: Profile of Mayor allan Gamilla, Governor Aurelio Umali

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