Bulacan is dubbed as the Gateway to Northern Philippines, a strategic location that links Metro Manila to various provinces in Luzon like Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, and Aurora. Bulacan holds the merit of being the fastest-growing province in the region with an average annual population growth rate, which is also the highest among Central Luzon provinces, at 2.4 percent. Progress comes with an increased demand for electricity, mobile telephones, a clean water supply, and a reliable internet connection. With Bulacan getting more and more industrialized and urbanized, there will be an even more increased demand for these services.
Globe and Smart (PLDT) are predominantly the two biggest telecommunication companies in the Philippines. Smaller telephone companies are also operating in Bulacan like Datelcom Corporation and Radio City Telephone Company (RACITELCOM). However, Globe and PLDT still have the most number of subscribers in the province.
Telephone numbers in the Philippines follow a telephone numbering scheme regulated by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), an attached agency under the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT). ITU-T assigns the Philippines an international dialing code of 63. Telephone numbers are fixed at seven digits, with area codes fixed at one, two, or three digits (a six-digit system was used until the mid-1990s; four to five digits were used in the countryside). Mobile phone numbers are always 10 digits (three digits for the service provider, plus a seven-digit number).
Bulacan Area Code
|City or Town in Bulacan||Telephone Area Code|
|Doña Remedios Trinidad||44|
|City of Malolos||44|
|City of Meycauayan||44|
|City of San Jose del Monte||44|
|Sapang Palay, City of San Jose del Monte||44|
Philippine area codes for fixed-line or landline telephones are fixed at two digits, excluding Metro Manila, the province of Rizal, and Obando’s towns in Bulacan, Bacoor, Cavite, and San Pedro, Laguna, which use the area code 2. However, as ordered by the National Telecommunications Commission, all landlines will have an additional prefix number beginning in 2019, bringing the landline number digit to 8.
How to call the Philippines from Abroad?
The Philippines’ country code is 63. When calling the Philippines from abroad, you must dial the international dial-out code of your country (00) followed by the Philippine’s country code (63), area code, and the local number:
00 + 63 + Area Code + Local Number
How to call Bulacan from Abroad?
Bulacan’s area code is 44 except for Obando, which uses ‘2’ like Metro Manila. When making a phone call to Bulacan from abroad, you must dial the international dial-out code of your country (00) followed by the Philippine’s country code (63), Bulacan’s area code (44), and the local number:
00 + 63 + 44 + Local Number
How to call Obando, Bulacan from Abroad?
In compliance with the NTC ordinance of 2016, you need to add the number ‘8’ at the start of the existing landline number. If your existing number is, say, 801-6722, it will become 8801-6722.
0 + 2 + 8 + Local Number
How to call Bulacan from other parts of the Philippines?
Dial zero then Bulacan’s area code except for Obando and the landline number.
0 + 44 + Local Number
How to call Bulacan from your Mobile phone in the Philippines?
Just like how you make a call to Bulacan using your local phone, you have to dial zero, then Bulacan’s area code except for Obando and the landline number.
0 + 44 + Local Number
If you are calling someone in Bulacan using a mobile phone number, then you don’t need to use Bulacan’s area code. Just dial his or her mobile number as is and that’s it.
- News Center. (n.d.). Retrieved January 28, 2021, from http://pldt.com/news-center/article/2019/07/24/pldt-subscribers-in-metro-manila-will-have-8-digit-telephone-numbers-by-october#.YBJTUOgzbBU
- Globe to Implement 8-Digit Landline in MM, Neighboring Areas by March 2019: Newsroom: Globe. (n.d.). Retrieved January 28, 2021, from https://www.globe.com.ph/about-us/newsroom/corporate/globe-to-implement-8digit-landline.html#gref
- (n.d.). Retrieved January 28, 2021, from https://bulacan.gov.ph/generalinfo/zipcode.php