Tabina, Zamboanga del Sur

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Map of Zamboanga del Sur with Tabina highlighted
Map of Zamboanga del Sur with Tabina highlighted
Tabina is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 07°28′N 123°25′E / 7.467°N 123.417°E / 7.467; 123.417Coordinates: 07°28′N 123°25′E / 7.467°N 123.417°E / 7.467; 123.417
Country Philippines
Region Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
Province Zamboanga del Sur
District 2nd district of Zamboanga del Sur
Barangays 15
 • Mayor Greg Dayondon
 • Total 86.90 km2 (33.55 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 24,110
 • Density 280/km2 (720/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 7034
Dialing code 62
Income class 4th class; partially urban

Tabina is a fourth class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 24,110 people.[3]


It is the southernmost town in the Province of Zamboanga del Sur, facing the area wherein the waters of Illana Bay flows out to the Moro Gulf.


Tabina is politically subdivided into 15 barangays.[2]

  • Abong-abong
  • Baganian
  • Baya-baya
  • Capisan
  • Concepcion
  • Culabay
  • Doña Josefina
  • Lumbia
  • Mabuhay
  • Malim
  • Manicaan
  • New Oroquieta
  • Poblacion
  • San Francisco
  • Tultolan


Tabina was formed out of the Municipality of Dimataling on August 16, 1961, by virtue of Executive Order No. 443 signed by President Carlos P. Garcia. Upon its creation, Tabina has twelve (12) barangays which comprised its original territory.

4 new barangays (Capisan, Doña Josefina, New Oroquita, San Francisco) were later created. When the Municipality of Pitogo was created, barangay Limbayan was detached from the Municipality of Tabina to be added to the new municipality, thus, resulting in a total number of fifteen (15) barangays within its jurisdiction.


Population census of Tabina
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 19,422 —    
1995 20,210 +0.75%
2000 21,882 +1.72%
2007 23,798 +1.16%
2010 24,110 +0.48%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

Tourist attractions[edit]

  • Tambunan Beach and Marine Sanctuary
  • Talisay Beach and Barangay Malim Marine Sanctuary
  • Pod-ok Mangrove Boardwalk
  • Baliti Beach Resort
  • Baganian Beach Resort



  • Josefina E. Cerilles State College Tabina Campus



  • Saint Ambrose High School


  • Baganian National High School
  • Concepcion National High School
  • Culabay National High School
  • Malim National High School
  • Tabina National High School
  • Tultolan National High School


  • Abong-Abong Elementary School
  • Baganian Elementary School
  • Concepcion Elementary School
  • Culabay Elementary School
  • Mabuhay Elementary School
  • Malim Elementary School
  • San Antonio Elementary School (Baganian)
  • Tabina Central Elementary School


  • Lumbia Primary School
  • San Roque Primary School
  • Sto. Domingo Primary School


  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 12 May 2014. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 

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