Pilar - An exemplary town.

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Pilar is an interior town which is considered a fourth class municipality of the province of Bohol. It is a part of the third congressional district of the province with a total land area of 6,248 hectares. It has a population of 27, 276 people.

The municipality of Alicia bounded the town on the northeastern part, the town of Dagohoy on the northwest portion, Candijay on the east, Guindulman on the southeast portion, and the municipality of Sierra Bullones bounded Pilar on the southwest portion.

The town is 76 kilometers away from the province’s lone and capital city, Tagbilaran City and may take 1 hour and 40 minutes of travel.

Its total land area is politically subdivided into 21 barangays, to wit: Aurora, Bagacay, Bagumbayan, Bayong, Buenasuerte, Cagawasan, Cansungay, Catagda-an, Del Pilar, Estaca, Ilaud, Inaghuban, La Suerte, Lumbay, Lundag, Pamacsalan, Poblacion, Rizal, San Carlos, San Isidro, and San Vicente.

In an Oct 29 visit to Pilar, Director Gerardo Eusebio of the Department of Social Welfare and Development Social Marketing Service (DSWD-SMS) commended Pilar officials on behalf of Secretary Ezperanza Cabral.

Eusebio said Secretary Cabral also recognized the efforts community and government officials. Pilar was awarded by KALAHI-CIDSS Region 7 as “best in LGU Engagement” in 2006.

In 2008, Pilar was visited by three World Bank representatives from Indonesia and Jakarta and US-Based Intern Elizabeth Fleshman who studied WB-funded projects. In 2007, five WB officials from Washington DC also visited the town because of its successful community-driven development.

KALAHI CIDSS started in 2003 and is the Philippine government’s flagship poverty-alleviation project funded by WB and implemented by DSWD.

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