Tubajon, Dinagat Islands

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Map of Dinagat Islands with Tubajon highlighted
Map of Dinagat Islands with Tubajon highlighted
Tubajon is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°18′N 125°34′E / 10.300°N 125.567°E / 10.300; 125.567Coordinates: 10°18′N 125°34′E / 10.300°N 125.567°E / 10.300; 125.567
Country Philippines
Region Caraga (Region XIII)
Province Dinagat Islands
Congr. district Lone district of Dinagat Islands
Established June 21, 1969
Barangays 9
 • Mayor Romeo Constantino L. Vargas
 • Total 90.00 km2 (34.75 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 7,568
 • Density 84/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 8426
Dialing code 86

Tubajon is a municipality in the province of Dinagat Islands, Philippines. Its official population count as of the 2010 Census is 7,568.[3]


The town became a part of the province of Dinagat Islands in December 2006, when the province was created from Surigao del Norte by Republic Act No. 9355. However, in February 2010, the Supreme Court ruled that the law was unconstitutional, as the necessary requirements for provincial land area and population were not met. The town reverted to Surigao del Norte.[4] On March 30, 2011, however, the Supreme Court reversed its ruling from the previous year, and upheld the constitutionality of RA 9355 and the creation of Dinagat Islands as a province.[5]


Tubajon is politically subdivided into 9 barangays.[2]

  • Diaz (Romualdez)
  • Imelda
  • Mabini
  • Malinao
  • Navarro
  • Roxas
  • San Roque
  • San Vicente(Pob)
  • Santa Cruz


Population census of Tubajon
Year Pop.   ±% p.a.  
1990 5,783 —    
1995 6,155 +1.25%
2000 6,800 +2.01%
2007 7,815 +2.01%
2010 7,568 −1.06%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]


  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Dinagat Islands". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  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 15 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Tetch Torres (2010-02-11). "Dinagat Islands province back to being a town". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 10 February 2010. 
  5. ^ http://www.gmanews.tv/story/216534/nation/dinagat-islands-a-province-again-as-sc-reverses-itself

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