Sons and Daughters of Nagbukel, USA,Inc.

2001

Nagbukel:

History

About Nagbukel ...

Nagbukel is a 5th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. The provinces of the Philippines are the primary administrative divisions of the Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 4,671 people in 910 households. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar.

 

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Barangays

Nagbukel is politically subdivided into 12 barangays:

  • Balaweg
  • Bandril
  • Bantugo
  • Cadacad
  • Casilagan
  • Casocos
  • Lapting
  • Mapisi
  • Mission
  • Poblacion East
  • Poblacion West
  • Taleb

Origin of the Municipality's Name

The name of the municipality was thought to have come from the round shape of one of the hills in the area. People in the area would utter, "Anian nga nagbukel" (Ilocano, "How round it is. "). 

                                  

Nagbukel Cave


     Nagbukel Cave is a Philippine cave found in a dome-shaped mountain in the municipality of Diffun in the province of Quirino, Cagayan Valley. There is an excellent view  of the surrounding area and Santiago City from the top of the mountain. The cave is a popular site for trekking, spelunking, and picnicking during the holidays. It is also popular with religious pilgrims, who visit the site during Holy Week in the Philippines. The cave is currently being developed by a religious sect called the Lamplighter.

 

 

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