Bobon
Bobon-USA Association: California, USA |   Email: bobonusa@bobon.us
Copyright © 1999 Bobon-USA Association

About Bobon

As we have said in our home page, this site is all about Bobon - its colorful history, its customs and traditions, and its people. We have tried to gather as much information as we possibly can from different sources. As we expected, it was not an easy task considering that there are really no existing depositories or sources of historical data. We have gathered our data mainly from interviews and old archived family records. Mrs.Rosario E. Paredes, Man Sayong to most Bobonanons, has supplied most of these records coupled with her own recollection of religious and traditional practices that Bobonanons observed in the past and still observe at present and the social events that have made Bobon what it is today. When we were listing all the items that we wanted to include in this page, we could not help but recall all those fond memories particularly when we were still children running around the streets of Bobon. Viva Señor Santo Niño! The Webmaster

History

A Brief History of Bobon

Geography Bobon is one of the oldest municipalities in the province of Northern Samar. It is a coastal town located on the northern portion of the province bounded by the Pacific ocean in the north, the former Municipality of Oquendo (now a district of Calbayog City) in the south, Catarman (the capital town) in the east and San Jose (formerly Carangian) in the west.

Politics

Capitanes of Bobon

Early executive officers of Bobon were called Capitanes. They were: Capitan Crisostomo Batiles Capitan Antonio Tobes Capitan Gregorio Balite Capitan Ruperto Balite Capitan Buenaventura Tagros Capitan Feliciano Paredes Capitan Eleodoro Paredes Capitan Pedro Balite Capitan Eleuterio Duran

Socio-Economic

Products Bobon is basically an agricultural town and its major products are copra, rice, corn, abaca, vegetables and root crops. Its main source of livelihood is farming, tuba gathering, fishing, livestock raising and some cottage industry such as piñato making, etc. Education Early education of Bobonanons was given by the Spanish Friars assigned to Bobon.

Religious

Bobonanons are a highly religious people. The tradition of the fiesta like most of its religious customs and traditions is an ancient one handed down from the many Spanish religious practices. Most fiestas are celebrated among patron saints and/or the major events in the life of Jesus Christ and His Mother. Bobon's Patron Saint is Señor Santo Niño. Bobonanons venerate the white and the black Señor Santo Niño. But it is widely believed that the black Santo Niño called the Agta is the more mysterious and miraculous one.

Customs - Past and Present

Tubá Tubá is one of Bobon's well-known produce. It is everyone's wine, liquor, or a combination of both. It is made from the coconut tree by tuba gatherers known locally as manangete. Bobon's tuba is known to most Northern Samarenos as one of the best especially after it becomes a bahalina. The Bandillo Many years ago, before the advent of the electronic public address systems

Associations of Bobonanons

Around the World

Bobon-USA Association (Founded August 10, 1991 in California, USA) President: Butch E. Paredes Vice-President: Ber G. Carpina Secretary/Treasurer: Bobbie M. Cornillez Auditor: Nelly Hill Bobon-Metro Manila Residents Association Past Presidents 1960-1961 = Benjamin de Asas August 1961 - April 1962 = Florencio Gorgonia
Bobon
Bobon-USA Association: California, USA   |   Email: bobonusa@bobon.us
Copyright © 1999 Bobon-USA Association

About Bobon

As we have said in our home page, this site is all about Bobon - its colorful history, its customs and traditions, and its people. We have tried to gather as much information as we possibly can from different sources. As we expected, it was not an easy task considering that there are really no existing depositories or sources of historical data. We have gathered our data mainly from interviews and old archived family records. Mrs.Rosario E. Paredes, Man Sayong to most Bobonanons, has supplied most of these records coupled with her own recollection of religious and traditional practices that Bobonanons observed in the past and still observe at present and the social events that have made Bobon what it is today. When we were listing all the items that we wanted to include in this page, we could not help but recall all those fond memories particularly when we were still children running around the streets of Bobon. Viva Señor Santo Niño! The Webmaster

History

A Brief History of Bobon

Geography Bobon is one of the oldest municipalities in the province of Northern Samar. It is a coastal town located on the northern portion of the province bounded by the Pacific ocean in the north, the former Municipality of Oquendo (now a district of Calbayog City) in the south, Catarman (the capital town) in the east and San Jose (formerly Carangian) in the west.

Politics

Capitanes of Bobon

Early executive officers of Bobon were called Capitanes. They were: Capitan Crisostomo Batiles Capitan Antonio Tobes Capitan Gregorio Balite Capitan Ruperto Balite Capitan Buenaventura Tagros Capitan Feliciano Paredes Capitan Eleodoro Paredes Capitan Pedro Balite Capitan Eleuterio Duran

Socio-Economic

Products Bobon is basically an agricultural town and its major products are copra, rice, corn, abaca, vegetables and root crops. Its main source of livelihood is farming, tuba gathering, fishing, livestock raising and some cottage industry such as piñato making, etc. Education Early education of Bobonanons was given by the Spanish Friars assigned to Bobon.

Religious

Bobonanons are a highly religious people. The tradition of the fiesta like most of its religious customs and traditions is an ancient one handed down from the many Spanish religious practices. Most fiestas are celebrated among patron saints and/or the major events in the life of Jesus Christ and His Mother. Bobon's Patron Saint is Señor Santo Niño. Bobonanons venerate the white and the black Señor Santo Niño. But it is widely believed that the black Santo Niño called the Agta is the more mysterious and miraculous one.

Customs - Past and Present

Tubá Tubá is one of Bobon's well-known produce. It is everyone's wine, liquor, or a combination of both. It is made from the coconut tree by tuba gatherers known locally as manangete. Bobon's tuba is known to most Northern Samarenos as one of the best especially after it becomes a bahalina. The Bandillo Many years ago, before the advent of the electronic public address systems

Associations of Bobonanons

Around the World

Bobon-USA Association (Founded August 10, 1991 in California, USA) President: Butch E. Paredes Vice-President: Ber G. Carpina Secretary/Treasurer: Bobbie M. Cornillez Auditor: Nelly Hill Bobon-Metro Manila Residents Association Past Presidents 1960-1961 = Benjamin de Asas August 1961 - April 1962 = Florencio Gorgonia