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2017, January 15.  Bustos, Bulacan Centennial

Litho Offset, Amstar Company, Inc.,  Perf 14

Singles,  Sheets of  40



12p  Centennial Logo, Bustos, Bulacan - Singles  (101,000) 


Designer:  Rodine C. Teodoro




First Day Covers:  Manila & Bustos, Bulacan







Bustos was part of the town of Baliuag as its barrio during the Spanish Period. The town was separated from Baliuag by a tragic incident when around 1860, a rainy Sunday, a group of natives from Bustos with babies in their arms were on their way to St. Augustine Parish Church of Baliuag for baptismal when they drowned when the raft they were riding capsized while crossing the wild river of Angat due to strong water current. This fateful event led the people of Bustos to request and build their own parish. The people chose Holy Child Jesus (Sto. Niņo) as their patron saint.

Bustos also gained its independence from Baliuag in April 29, 1867 through the painstaking efforts and sacrifices of its inhabitants with the integration of barrios Bonga Mayor and Bonga Menor.  

Bustos was again separated from Baliuag and became a distinct municipality on January 1, 1916 during the Philippine Assembly.  After a year the town inaugurated its Municipal Hall on January 1, 1917.  

With the theme "Bustos Sentenaryo: Isang Daan tungo sa Ikasandaan", Bustos is about to celebrate its 100th year founding anniversary in the same time with the 7th Minasa Festival.  Sto. Niņo de Bustos Parish Church, on the other hand, will also celebrate its 150th year founding anniversary as an independent parish church.,_Bulacan




  • Towns & Municipalities


Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak

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