Tubay, Agusan del Norte
Location within Agusan del Norte province
|Region||Caraga (Region XIII)|
|Province||Agusan del Norte|
|District||2nd district of Agusan del Norte|
|Barangays||13 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Fidel E. Garcia Jr.|
|• Total||138.09 km2 (53.32 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||180/km2 (470/sq mi)|
|• Voter (2016)||19,697|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)85|
|Income class||4th municipal income class|
|Electorate||19,697 voters as of 2016|
Tubay, officially the Municipality of Tubay (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Tubay; Filipino: Bayan ng Tubay), is a municipality in the province of Agusan del Norte in the Caraga (Region XIII) of the Philippines. The population was 24,932 at the 2015 census. In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 19,697 registered voters.
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The town of Tubay is named after its legendary founder Datu Tabay, and lays claim to being the second Spanish Settlement in Agusan and was known as a pueblo as early as 1751. Formerly, the people settled in the wilderness of Ilihan, then transferred to sitio Malabog and later to Tubay-Tubay and Sabang near the mouth of the Jabonga River. However, the danger of constant inundation and Moro attacks convinced the succeeding leader of the place to move the pueblo to Daang Lungsod where the massive magkuno post of once spacious and strongly built church now stand. It was here where the settlement firmly took place.
Since 1898, Tubay was a prosperous town. But when the Americans visited Tubay and Cabadbaran, they were convinced that the latter was the better place for the seat of government. Therefore, in 1903, Tubay was reduced to a barrio to give way to its equally thriving neighbor, Cabadbaran. Although reduced to a barrio status, it still remained the center of commercial activity due to the presence of Chinese merchants. Booming business in Tubay was still noticeable until the fabulous 20’s when the navigable Jabonga River was the chief artery of its copra and hemp traffic. However, when the road connecting Tubay-Santiago and Cabadbaran was finished, business in Tubay began to decline and trade through the Jabonga River disappeared.
On June 22, 1947, Tubay officially became a municipality when the Congress of the Philippines enacted Republic Act No. 188 which separated the barrios of Tubay, La Fraternidad, Tinigbasan, Cabayawa, Victory, Santa Ana, and Tagmamarcay, all from Cabadbaran, and constituted into the newly created town. By virtue of said law, President Manuel A. Roxas issued Presidential Proclamation No. 44 on October 20, 1947, thus making Tubay regain its township status.
Tubay is located at.
According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 138.09 square kilometres (53.32 sq mi)  constituting 5.06% of the 2,730.24-square-kilometre- (1,054.15 sq mi) total area of Agusan del Norte.
|Population census of Tubay|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
In the 2015 census, Tubay had a population of 24,932. The population density was 180 inhabitants per square kilometre (470/sq mi).
In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 19,697 registered voters.
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