Tuba, Benguet

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Ili ti Tuba
Tuba Benguet 1.JPG
Official seal of Tuba
Map of Benguet showing the location of Tuba
Map of Benguet showing the location of Tuba
Tuba is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 16°19′N 120°33′E / 16.317°N 120.550°E / 16.317; 120.550Coordinates: 16°19′N 120°33′E / 16.317°N 120.550°E / 16.317; 120.550
Country  Philippines
Region Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
Province Benguet
District Lone District of Benguet
Founded 1911
Barangays 13
 • Mayor Florencio Bentrez
 • Total 295.97 km2 (114.27 sq mi)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 42,874
 • Density 140/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2603
Dialing code 74
Income class 1st class

Tuba is a first class[3] municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 42,874 people.[2]



Tuba is situated in the southwestern tip of the Central Cordillera Mountain Range that extends from the northwestern tip of Luzon towards Pangasinan. South of the municipality lies the province of Pangasinan and to the west lies the Ilocos rolling hills. It is hemmed in by the municipalities of Sablan and La Trinidad on the north; the city of Baguio and the municipality of Itogon on the east; and the municipalities of Sison, Pozzorubio and San Manuel on the south.

The municipality's urban area comprises the barangays of Poblacion and Camp 3 having a composite land area of 83.85 km2.(19.31% of the total land area)


Tuba has 2 pronounced seasons - wet and dry. The dry season starts in November and lasts until April while the wet season lasts from May to October.


The municipality's topography is generally characterized by irregular rugged terrain and steep slopes. It is a plateau with several mountain peaks rising from the table land itself. Mount Santo Tomas, the highest peak in the area soars to 2,252 meters above sea level.

Four major rivers/streams and 49 tributary/ minor rivers and creeks intersect the landform and serve as the drains of the municipality.

The discovery of gold in Benguet by the early settlers during the early part of 1930 led to the "Gold Rush" and the subsequent flourishing of mining industries in the locality.


Tuba is politically subdivided into 13 barangays.[3]

  • Ansagan
  • Camp One
  • Camp 3
  • Camp 4
  • Nangalisan
  • Poblacion
  • San Pascual
  • Tabaan Norte
  • Tabaan Sur
  • Tadiangan
  • Taloy Norte
  • Taloy Sur
  • Twin Peaks


On November 22, 1900, during the American Period, Tuba was made a township by virtue of Act No. 1397 of the Philippine Commission. The township form of government continued until 1909. On December 11, 1911, Governor General William Cameron Forbes issued Executive Order No. 77 abolishing the township of Twin Peaks and creating in its place the township of Tuba.

In 1942, The Japanese Imperial forces was occupation in the town of Tuba, Benguet.

On April 26, 1945, Filipino troops of the 2nd, 11th, 12th, 13th, 15th and 16th Infantry Division of the Philippine Commonwealth Army, 1st Infantry Regiment of the Philippine Constabulary and the 66th Infantry Regiment of the United States Armed Forces in the Philippines - Northern Luzon or USAFIP-NL was liberated in the town of Tuba, Benguet and attacking Japanese troops at the end of the Second World War.

On June 25, 1963, President Diosdado Macapagal issued Executive Order No. 42 and by operation of Section 2 of Republic Act No. 1515, the municipal District of Tuba was converted into a regular municipality.


Camp 3, Tuba
Population census of Tuba
Year Pop.   ±% p.a.  
1990 39,635 —    
1995 39,589 −0.02%
2000 38,366 −0.63%
2007 40,008 +0.60%
2010 42,874 +2.33%
Source: National Statistics Office[2][4]


  1. ^ "Province: Benguet". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  2. ^ 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 12 August 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Philippine Standard Geographic Code listing for Tuba - National Statistical Coordination Board
  4. ^ "Province of Benguet". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 

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