Bungahan is literally the fruit of the people’s virtuous labor.
From the harvest of golden palay grains, this small barrio at the fringes of Malolos acquired its name. The appellation Bungahan which means “to bear produce or fruit”, pays tribute to the palay planters to this tiny village which was recognized as part of the historic town Malolos in 1928. Originally a sitio of Barrio Ligas, Bungahan’s expansive farming community found strength and unity as a mature and self-reliant village, capable of independence in improving their lives and sustaining economic and social growth.
Living true to its divine inpiration, the first people of Bungahan made a small church out of a storehouse of palay harvest. The veneration of the chapel was made even more meaningful by its dedication to the Child Jesus, in the person of the Philippine’s first patron saint—the Sto. Niño, which is Bungahan’s affirmation of its people’s commitment to the future of its young.
In the celebration of the Sto. Niño’s feast day, church organizations of the old and young alike, join hands in celebrating the year’s bountiful harvest and its provision to the household. The Child Saviour has since served as an inspiration to provide for the sustenance of the family, especially for the young of the community.
2,461 as of 2007 Source: NSO Census of Population, 2007