Income Classification: 4th Class
Congressional District: 1st District
No. of Barangays: 14
Land Area: 20,947.97 has.
Population (NSO, May 1, 2010): 24,166
Registered Voters (COMELEC, January 2010): 11,200
Newly Elected Local Officials (2016 Election)
The Municipality of Burdeos with its coral reef and forest preservation area shall become one of the alternative Eco-tourism Center of the Infanta-Polillo growth area. It is envision that the municipality of Burdeos into a progressive area that would complement the development vision of Infanta-Polillo growth Area, that is, to propel and enhance the growth and development of Quezon Province and its adjoining provinces.
In recognition of its existence, it is now known, it only takes exception to some improvements and developments. It has existed long before in the vision of men who are the forerunner inhabitants of Burdeos, who called it then “VISITA” with occupation to earn their living were deer-wild pig hunting, primitive farming (kaingin) and fishing. Foremost deers and wild pig hunters, aside from Negritos who used bow and arrow, was the old man Pelagio Valentin, while first leading citizens were three old man by that time, Mr. Valeriano Foliente, Severo Villaseñor and Alipio Azores, all known philanthropies of the place. These three used rally behind and support any undertaking for the progress of their locality to the extent of giving away from ther success of their public projects, their monies and or properties, like lands.
When the priest came to Visita to hold the first mass, this priest called the place by another name, Burdeos. From then on Visita was named and called Burdeos, instead. Burdeos progressed and become one of the barrios of the Municipality of Polillo, Tayabas (now Quezon). Before World War II, Melanio Foliente, a Municipal Councilor of Polillo, dreamed to make Burdeos a separate municipality which brain-child nowhere got its base. A second move to separate from Polillo was undertaken by Reymundo Felomino who became a councilor then of Polillo but also in vain.
In 1942, the occupation by the Japanese soldiers landed in Burdeos. In 1945, entering by the Philippine Commonwealth troops in Burdeos by the attacked from the Japanese forces in the battle of Polillo Island during the Second World War.
After the liberation of the Philippines, from the pitiful occupation of the Japanese forces by the United States through General McArthur, the spirit to make Burdeos an independent municipality generated once again on May 1948. This sentimentsleads lead to a small conference on the matter, held at the farm of of Cornelio Foliente on May 1948 at sitio Amot, Burdeos, Polillo and Tayabas. Present on the conference was melanio Foliente, Aquilino Morga, Dalmacio Durante, Conelio Foliente, Valeranio Rudio, Cerelo Avenilla and Reymundo Felomino. The conference from delegation represented by Mr. Aquilino orga, Pacifico Foliente, Valeriano Rudio & Simon Mercado.
The Municipality of Burdeos is geographically located in the coastal part of Polillo Island in the first congressional district of Quezon Province. It is a town which is trapezoidal in shape, facing the vast Pacific Ocean, It is bounded in the North by the Pacific ocean, on the NortWest by Panukulan, Quezon; on the South by Polillo, Quezon; on the Southwest by Lamon Bay and Jomalig, Quezon; on the East by Patnanungan, Quezon’ and on the west by Panukulan, Quezon. Approximate distance from Burdeos to Lucena City is 300 kilometers.
Major Income Sources: Fishing, Farming
Tourist Destinations: Binunbunan Island, Minasawa Birds Sanctuary & Game Refuge, Anilon Island, Malaguinoan Island, Natural Waterfalls at Sitio Bayabas, Sitio Bulalon, Brgy. Aluyon, Natural Caves at Sitio Bulalon
Special Events/Festivals: Dapalambayaog Festival, Fiesta Celebration
Address: Municipal Hall, Burdeos Quezon