Tabuk, Kalinga

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Component City
Cathedral of the Episcopal Church in the Philippines, Tabuk
Cathedral of the Episcopal Church in the Philippines, Tabuk
Official seal of Tabuk
Map of Kalinga showing the location of Tabuk
Map of Kalinga showing the location of Tabuk
Tabuk is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 17°27′00″N 121°27′30″E / 17.45000°N 121.45833°E / 17.45000; 121.45833Coordinates: 17°27′00″N 121°27′30″E / 17.45000°N 121.45833°E / 17.45000; 121.45833
Country Philippines
Region Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
Province Kalinga
District Lone District
Established June 16, 1950
Cityhood June 23, 2007
Barangays 42
 • Mayor Ferdinand B. Tubban
 • Total 700.25 km2 (270.37 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 103,912
 • Density 150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zone PHT (UTC+8)
ZIP code 3800
Dialing code 74
Income class 5th class

Tabuk is a city and the capital of the province of Kalinga in the Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 103,912 people.[3]

It borders with the town of Pinukpuk in the north and the town of Rizal in the northeast. On its westernmost section it shares border with the towns of Pasil and Lubuagan. On the southwest it borders with the town of Tanudan. Tabuk City is a border city of Kalinga with the provinces of Isabela and Mountain Province. In the east, it is bordered by the town of Quezon, Isabela, which is about 20 kilometers from the city center and the town of Paracelis, Mountain Province, to the south.


The former municipal district of Tabuk was transformed into a regular municipality by Republic Act No. 533, approved June 16, 1950.[4]


Tabuk became the Cordillera’s second city after Baguio on June 23, 2007, when 17,060 voters ratified Republic Act No. 9404.[5] In November 2008, the full bench of the Supreme Court of the Philippines declared Republic Act 9404 unconstitutional, reverting Tabuk to the status of a municipality.[6]

On December 10, 2008, Tabuk and the other 15 cities affected, informally known as the League of 16, filed a motion for reconsideration with the Supreme Court. More than a year later, on December 22, 2009, acting on said appeal, the Court reversed its earlier ruling as it ruled that "at the end of the day, the passage of the amendatory law (regarding the criteria for cityhood as set by Congress) is no different from the enactment of a law, i.e., the cityhood laws specifically exempting a particular political subdivision from the criteria earlier mentioned. Congress, in enacting the exempting law/s, effectively decreased the already codified indicators."[7] As such, the cityhood status of Tabuk is effectively restored.

But on August 24, 2010, in a 16-page resolution, the Supreme Court reinstated its November 18, 2008 decision striking down the Cityhood laws making Tabuk a municipality again. Voting 7-6, with two justices not taking part, the SC reinstated its Nov. 18, 2008 decision declaring as unconstitutional the Republic Acts (RAs) converting 16 municipalities into cities again.[8]

On February 15, 2011, the Supreme Court upheld for the 3rd time the cityhood of Tabuk and 15 other towns in the Philippines.[9]


Tabuk is politically subdivided into 42 barangays.[2]

  • Agbannawag
  • Amlao
  • Appas
  • Bagumbayan
  • Balawag
  • Balong
  • Bantay
  • Bulanao
  • Bulanao Norte
  • Cabaritan
  • Cabaruan
  • Calaccad
  • Calanan
  • Dilag
  • Dupag
  • Gobgob
  • Guilayon
  • Ipil
  • Lanna
  • Laya East
  • Laya West
  • Lucog
  • Magnao
  • Magsaysay
  • Malalao
  • Masablang
  • Nambaran
  • Nambucayan
  • Naneng
  • Dagupan Centro (Pob.)
  • San Juan
  • Suyang
  • Tuga
  • Bado Dangwa
  • Bulo
  • Casigayan
  • Cudal
  • Dagupan West
  • Lacnog
  • Malin-awa
  • New Tanglag
  • San Julian


Population census of Tabuk
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 57,200 —    
1995 63,507 +1.98%
2000 78,633 +4.69%
2007 87,912 +1.55%
2010 103,912 +6.27%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][10]


  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: KALINGA". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "R.A. No. 533: An Act to Convert the Municipal District of Tabuk, Sub-province of Kalinga, Mountain Province, into a Regular Municipality to be Known as the Municipality of Tabuk". Retrieved 4 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "R.A. 9404: An Act Converting the Municipality of Tabuk into a Component City of the Province of Kalinga to be Known as the City of Tabuk". House of Representatives of the Philippines. Congress of the Philippines. Retrieved 4 January 2015. 
  6. ^ Rempillo, Jay B. (18 November 2008). "SC Voids 16 Cityhood Laws". Supreme Court of the Philippines. Archived from the original on 20 February 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2015. 
  7. ^ Pulta, Benjamin B. (23 December 2009). "SC reverses self, upholds creation of 16 cities". The Daily Tribune. Benjamin B. Pulta. Archived from the original on 29 February 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2015. 
  8. ^ Rempillo, Jay B. (27 August 2010). "SC Reinstates 2008 Decision Voiding 16 Cityhood Laws". Supreme Court of the Philippines. Archived from the original on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2015. 
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  10. ^ "Province of Kalinga Apayao". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 

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