Pulupandan, officially the Municipality of Pulupandan (Hiligaynon: Banwa sang Pulupandan; Tagalog: Bayan ng Pulupandan), is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 27,735 people.[3]

Municipality of Pulupandan

Map of Negros Occidental with Pulupandan highlighted
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°31′N 122°48′E
Country Philippines
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceNegros Occidental
District4th district
Barangays20 (see Barangays)
  TypeSangguniang Bayan
  MayorMiguel Antonio C. Peña
  Vice MayorAnthony Gerard A. Suatengco
  CongressmanJuliet Marie D. Ferrer
  Electorate18,004 voters (2019)
  Total23.00 km2 (8.88 sq mi)
 (2015 census)[3]
  Density1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
  Income class3rd municipal income class
  Poverty incidence12.64% (2015)[4]
  Revenue (₱)70,731,445.68 (2016)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
IDD:area code+63(0)34
Climate typetropical climate
Native languagesHiligaynon

With an area of 23 square kilometers, it is the smallest town in terms of area in Negros Occidental.


The current mayor of Pulupandan is Miguel C. Peña, son of its former mayor Magdaleno "Magsie" Peña who is now the incumbent mayor of Moises Padilla town.

Known for being a bailiwick of the Liberal Party, the town is notable for being the only municipality in Negros Occidental where President Rodrigo Duterte won during the 2016 Presidential Election.


Pulupandan currently has a sea port with RORO vessels traveling straight to the island province of Guimaras.


Pulupandan is politically subdivided into 20 barangays ("Pob. means poblacion).

  • Barangay Zone 1-A (Pob. / Paco beach)
  • Barangay Zone 4-A (Poblacion)
  • Barangay Zone 1 (Pob. / Green beach)
  • Barangay Zone 2 (Poblacion)
  • Barangay Zone 3 (Poblacion)
  • Barangay Zone 4 (Poblacion)
  • Barangay Zone 5 (Poblacion)
  • Barangay Zone 6 (Poblacion)
  • Barangay Zone 7 (Poblacion)
  • Canjusa
  • Crossing Pulupandan
  • Culo
  • Mabini
  • Pag-ayon
  • Palaka Norte
  • Palaka Sur
  • Patic
  • Tapong
  • Ubay
  • Utod


Population census of Pulupandan
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 6,167    
1918 5,268−1.04%
1939 10,751+3.46%
1948 11,726+0.97%
1960 14,844+1.98%
1970 19,476+2.75%
1975 23,665+3.98%
1980 24,824+0.96%
1990 22,983−0.77%
1995 24,932+1.54%
2000 25,849+0.78%
2007 27,072+0.64%
2010 25,350−2.36%
2015 27,735+1.73%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6][7]

Notable people with Pulupandanon descent


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  2. "Province:". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. Census of Population (2015). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. "PSA releases the 2015 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  5. Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  6. Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  7. "Province of". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
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