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Tubigon
Municipality of Tubigon
Aerial view of Tubigon, Bohol
Aerial view of Tubigon, Bohol
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Map of Bohol with Tubigon highlighted
Map of Bohol with Tubigon highlighted
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Tubigon is located in Philippines
Tubigon
Tubigon
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 9°57′N 123°58′E / 9.95°N 123.97°E / 9.95; 123.97Coordinates: 9°57′N 123°58′E / 9.95°N 123.97°E / 9.95; 123.97
CountryPhilippines
RegionCentral Visayas
ProvinceBohol
District 1st district
Founded1819
Barangays34 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorWilliam R. Jao
 • Vice MayorRenato C. Villaber
 • RepresentativeEdgardo M. Chatto
 • Municipal Council
Members
 • Electorate31,075 voters (2019)
Area
 • Total81.87 km2 (31.61 sq mi)
Elevation
39 m (128 ft)
Highest elevation
360 m (1,180 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2020 census) [3]
 • Total47,886
 • Density580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
 • Households
10,265
Economy
 • Income class1st municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence16.30% (2018)[4]
 • Revenue₱232,374,676.36 (2020)
 • Assets₱588,628,767.64 (2020)
 • Expenditure₱277,839,966.60 (2020)
 • Liabilities₱74,123,924.27 (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricityBohol 1 Electric Cooperative (BOHECO 1)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
6329
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)38
Native languagesBoholano dialect
Cebuano
Tagalog
Websitewww.tubigon.gov.ph

Tubigon, officially the Municipality of Tubigon (Cebuano: Munisipyo sa Tubigon; Tagalog: Bayan ng Tubigon), is a 1st class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 47,886 people. [3]

Located 51 kilometres (32 mi) from Tagbilaran, it is the nearest seaport in Bohol to Cebu City, providing many daily ferry round-trips to Cebu City. It has recently expanded its seaport to accommodate additional sea traffic.[5]

Tubigon is well known for its "lambay" crabs.[6]

The municipality of Tubigon, Bohol celebrates its feast on May 15, to honor the town patron San Isidro Labrador.[7]

History[edit]

The first settlers in Tubigon settled along the shores of the river that flows through the community. Their exact origins are unknown but they are thought to be early Malays from southeast Asian countries, migrating to the Philippines in small bangkas. Seasonal overflowing of the river flooded the community and led the place to be called "Tubigan" (meaning "place having water" or "watery"), which later morphed into "Tubigon" (meaning "place abounding in water"). The first record of the town of Tubigon dates from the early part of the 17th century.[8][9]

In 1816, the community organized itself under a recognized headman, Yguiz Hutora, who was succeeded by teniente Mijares and by teniente Matong in 1818. A chapel was built on an elevated site of the settlement but had no officiating priest. A coadjutor of the Spanish friars from the Calape parish would perform the religious ceremonies.[8]

In 1819, by authority of the Spanish Governor of Cebu, Tubigon was formally organized into an independent town by separating from the town of Calape, with Capitan Teniente Matong becoming the first gobernadorcillo.[8]

Starting in 1852, the exact boundaries of the municipality were defined. On 8 March of that year, sitio Bacane was made the boundary between Tubigon and Inabanga. In 1856, the boundary with Calape was fixed at Mandaug. On 19 June 1865, the boundary between Tubigon and Catigbian was set at the Sampilangon River and on 14 September 1913, the boundary with Antequera (currently San Isidro) was fixed at sitio Tubod.[8]

On 31 January 1919, Tubigon lost five barrios when Clarin was formed by virtue of proclamation by Governor Yeater.[8][10]

Tubigon was badly affected by the 2013 Bohol earthquake, suffering 11 fatalities and damage to some 7,300 homes, as well as total destruction of its town hall and church.[11]

Geography[edit]

Map of Tubigon showing barangays and islands

Tubigon is bounded by Calape in the west, Clarin in the east, by the Cebu Strait in the north, and San Isidro in the south.

Barangays[edit]

Tubigon comprises 34 barangays:

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2020[3] 2010[12]
071245001 Bagongbanwa 2.2% 1,043 876 1.73%
071245003 Banlasan 1.9% 891 893 −0.02%
071245004 Batasan (Batasan Island) 1.8% 852 1,107 −2.54%
071245005 Bilangbilangan 0.9% 444 567 −2.38%
071245006 Bosongon 2.7% 1,295 1,070 1.89%
071245007 Buenos Aires 2.3% 1,101 945 1.51%
071245002 Bunacan 2.0% 959 980 −0.21%
071245008 Cabulihan 5.2% 2,477 2,327 0.62%
071245009 Cahayag 2.6% 1,243 1,213 0.24%
071245010 Cawayanan 3.1% 1,507 1,455 0.35%
071245011 Centro (Poblacion) 5.2% 2,471 2,821 −1.29%
071245012 Genonocan 1.4% 688 506 3.07%
071245013 Guiwanon 2.6% 1,261 1,210 0.41%
071245014 Ilihan Norte 2.9% 1,384 1,498 −0.78%
071245015 Ilihan Sur 1.4% 657 634 0.35%
071245016 Libertad 2.5% 1,178 1,095 0.72%
071245017 Macaas 5.0% 2,391 2,266 0.53%
071245019 Matabao 2.3% 1,090 1,245 −1.30%
071245018 Mocaboc Island 1.3% 624 606 0.29%
071245020 Panadtaran 1.8% 864 927 −0.69%
071245021 Panaytayon 4.7% 2,230 2,069 0.74%
071245022 Pandan 2.5% 1,214 1,324 −0.85%
071245023 Pangapasan (Pangapasan Island) 1.1% 514 596 −1.44%
071245024 Pinayagan Norte 4.6% 2,212 2,082 0.60%
071245025 Pinayagan Sur 4.6% 2,180 1,956 1.07%
071245026 Pooc Occidental (Poblacion) 1.8% 851 1,131 −2.76%
071245027 Pooc Oriental (Poblacion) 5.3% 2,533 2,644 −0.42%
071245028 Potohan 4.5% 2,137 1,868 1.33%
071245029 Talenceras 1.7% 821 798 0.28%
071245030 Tan‑awan 1.4% 655 883 −2.89%
071245031 Tinangnan 6.1% 2,909 2,714 0.68%
071245032 Ubay Island 0.4% 196 241 −2.01%
071245033 Ubojan 5.1% 2,441 1,869 2.66%
071245034 Villanueva 1.2% 580 486 1.75%
Total 47,886 44,902 0.63%

Islands[edit]

There about 17 minor islands in the municipal, some of whom are inhabited:

  • Bagongbanwa
  • Batasan
  • Bilangbilangan
  • Budlaan
  • Cabgan
  • Cancostino
  • Danajon Reef (part)
  • Hayaan
  • Inanuran
  • Maagpit
  • Mocaboc
  • Pangapasan
  • Sib
  • Silo
  • Taboan Islet
  • Tanga‑on
  • Ubay Island and Reef

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Tubigon, Bohol
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 28
(82)
28
(82)
29
(84)
31
(88)
31
(88)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
28
(82)
29
(85)
Average low °C (°F) 23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
24
(74)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 98
(3.9)
82
(3.2)
96
(3.8)
71
(2.8)
104
(4.1)
129
(5.1)
101
(4.0)
94
(3.7)
99
(3.9)
135
(5.3)
174
(6.9)
143
(5.6)
1,326
(52.3)
Average rainy days 18.0 14.1 17.1 16.8 23.7 25.7 25.8 23.3 24.2 25.9 24.0 20.6 259.2
Source: Meteoblue (Use with caution: this is modeled/calculated data, not measured locally.) [13]

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Tubigon
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 15,168—    
1918 21,261+2.28%
1939 21,766+0.11%
1948 23,344+0.78%
1960 24,040+0.25%
1970 25,768+0.70%
1975 28,275+1.88%
1980 29,993+1.19%
1990 34,302+1.35%
1995 34,578+0.15%
2000 40,385+3.38%
2007 44,434+1.33%
2010 44,902+0.38%
2015 45,893+0.42%
2020 47,886+0.84%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[14][12][15][16]

Economy[edit]

Agriculture and fishing are the primary industries. 60% of the total land area of the municipality is used by agriculture and other related industries. The main agricultural produce includes rice, corn, coconut, bananas and different variety of vegetables.[24]

Electric power is supplied by the Bohol Electric Cooperative I (BOHECO I). Its new administrative building is located in Tubigon along the National Road.

Transportation[edit]

Road

The main National Road is paved and provides easy access to neighboring coastal communities, with travel time to Tagbilaran about one hour. There are inland roads to Catigbian and San Isidro.

Public utility buses are available daily on routes to any point within the province of Bohol. Trips to Tagbilaran are on a 30-minute interval. Cars and vans are available for rent or charter any time.

Boat and ferry

Tubigon's municipal port is the second largest and busiest port in the province of Bohol. It is served by 6 conventional vessels and 2 modern fastcraft with a total of 20 trips daily to Cebu City. A roll-on/roll-off ferry operated by Lite Shipping Corporation is also operational making two trips daily.[24]

There is no scheduled ferry service to smaller outlying islands, but outrigger canoes may be chartered any time.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Municipality of Tubigon | (DILG)
  2. ^ "2015 Census of Population, Report No. 3 – Population, Land Area, and Population Density" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority. Quezon City, Philippines. August 2016. ISSN 0117-1453. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 25, 2021. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2020). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  4. ^ "PSA Releases the 2018 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  5. ^ "Tubigon Port - Wikimapia". wikimapia.org. Retrieved 2015-10-13.
  6. ^ "Tubigon". "www.bohol-philippines.com". Retrieved 2019-05-09.
  7. ^ "Bohol Festivals Timetable". "www.bohol-philippines.com". Retrieved 2019-03-22.
  8. ^ a b c d e "Historical Background of Tubigon". Welcome to Tubigon, Bohol, Philippines. 2007-06-11. Retrieved 2009-06-15.
  9. ^ "Municipality of Tubigon". Provincial Government of Bohol. Archived from the original on 2009-02-01. Retrieved 2009-06-15.
  10. ^ "Municipality of Clarin". Provincial Government of Bohol. Archived from the original on 2009-01-24. Retrieved 2009-06-15.
  11. ^ "SitRep No. 35 re Effects of Magnitude 7.2 Sagbayan, Bohol Earthquake" (PDF). National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. November 3, 2013. Retrieved November 7, 2013.
  12. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  13. ^ "Tubigon: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  14. ^ Census of Population (2015). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  15. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  16. ^ "Province of Bohol". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  17. ^ "Poverty incidence (PI):". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  18. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/NSCB_LocalPovertyPhilippines_0.pdf; publication date: 29 November 2005; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  19. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2003%20SAE%20of%20poverty%20%28Full%20Report%29_1.pdf; publication date: 23 March 2009; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  20. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2006%20and%202009%20City%20and%20Municipal%20Level%20Poverty%20Estimates_0_1.pdf; publication date: 3 August 2012; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  21. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2012%20Municipal%20and%20City%20Level%20Poverty%20Estima7tes%20Publication%20%281%29.pdf; publication date: 31 May 2016; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  22. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/City%20and%20Municipal-level%20Small%20Area%20Poverty%20Estimates_%202009%2C%202012%20and%202015_0.xlsx; publication date: 10 July 2019; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  23. ^ "PSA Releases the 2018 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  24. ^ a b "Municipal Profile". Welcome to Tubigon, Bohol, Philippines. 2007-06-11. Retrieved 2009-06-15.

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