Tubigon, Bohol

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Tubigon
Municipality
Aerial view of Tubigon, Bohol
Aerial view of Tubigon, Bohol
Motto: Onward EVER backward NEVER
Map of Bohol with Tubigon highlighted
Map of Bohol with Tubigon highlighted
Map of Tubigon showing barangays and islands
Map of Tubigon showing barangays and islands
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; 123.97
Country Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Bohol
District 1st district of Bohol
Founded 1819
Barangay
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor William Richard Jao (LP)
 • Vice mayor Virgilio Fortich
 • Town Council
 • Representative Rene Relampagos
Area[2]
 • Total 81.87 km2 (31.61 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)
 • Total 45,893
 • Density 560/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
 • Voter(2016)[3] 26,394
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6329
IDD:area code +63 (0)38
Income class 1st class
PSGC 071245000
Website www.tubigon.gov.ph

Tubigon is a 1st municipal income class municipality and seaport in the province of Bohol, Philippines,[2] at 51 kilometres (32 mi) from Tagbilaran. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 45,893.[4] In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 26,394 registered voters.[3]

Tubigon is well known for its "lambay" crabs.

It is the nearest seaport in Bohol to Cebu, providing many daily ferry round-trips to Cebu City. It has recently expanded its seaport to accommodate additional sea traffic.[5]

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.[6][7]

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.[6]

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.[6]

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.[6]

On 31 January 1919, Tubigon lost five barrios when Clarin was formed by virtue of proclamation by Governor Yeater.[6][8]

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.[9]

Geography[edit]

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

Barangays[edit]

Tubigon comprises 34 barangays:

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[4] 2010[10]
071245001 Bagongbanwa 2.3% 1,043 876 3.38%
071245003 Banlasan 1.9% 891 893 −0.04%
071245004 Batasan (Batasan Island) 1.9% 852 1,107 −4.86%
071245005 Bilangbilangan 1.0% 444 567 −4.55%
071245006 Bosongon 2.8% 1,295 1,070 3.70%
071245007 Buenos Aires 2.4% 1,101 945 2.95%
071245002 Bunacan 2.1% 959 980 −0.41%
071245008 Cabulihan 5.4% 2,477 2,327 1.20%
071245009 Cahayag 2.7% 1,243 1,213 0.47%
071245010 Cawayanan 3.3% 1,507 1,455 0.67%
071245011 Centro (Pob.) 5.4% 2,471 2,821 −2.49%
071245012 Genonocan 1.5% 688 506 6.02%
071245013 Guiwanon 2.7% 1,261 1,210 0.79%
071245014 Ilihan Norte 3.0% 1,384 1,498 −1.50%
071245015 Ilihan Sur 1.4% 657 634 0.68%
071245016 Libertad 2.6% 1,178 1,095 1.40%
071245017 Macaas 5.2% 2,391 2,266 1.03%
071245019 Matabao 2.4% 1,090 1,245 −2.50%
071245018 Mocaboc Island 1.4% 624 606 0.56%
071245020 Panadtaran 1.9% 864 927 −1.33%
071245021 Panaytayon 4.9% 2,230 2,069 1.44%
071245022 Pandan 2.6% 1,214 1,324 −1.64%
071245023 Pangapasan (Pangapasan Island) 1.1% 514 596 −2.78%
071245024 Pinayagan Norte 4.8% 2,212 2,082 1.16%
071245025 Pinayagan Sur 4.8% 2,180 1,956 2.09%
071245026 Pooc Occidental (Pob.) 1.9% 851 1,131 −5.27%
071245027 Pooc Oriental (Pob.) 5.5% 2,533 2,644 −0.81%
071245028 Potohan 4.7% 2,137 1,868 2.59%
071245029 Talenceras 1.8% 821 798 0.54%
071245030 Tan‑awan 1.4% 655 883 −5.53%
071245031 Tinangnan 6.3% 2,909 2,714 1.33%
071245032 Ubay Island 0.4% 196 241 −3.86%
071245033 Ubojan 5.3% 2,441 1,869 5.22%
071245034 Villanueva 1.3% 580 486 3.42%
Total 45,893 44,902 0.42%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Tubigon
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 34,302 —    
1995 34,578 +0.15%
2000 40,385 +3.38%
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2007 44,434 +1.33%
2010 44,902 +0.38%
2015 45,893 +0.42%
Source: Philippine Statistics Office[4][10][11]

In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 26,394 registered voters, meaning that 58% of the population are aged 18 and over.[3]

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.[12]

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 is also operational making two trips daily.[12]

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

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Municipal: Tubigon, Bohol". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Tubigon Port - Wikimapia". wikimapia.org. Retrieved 2015-10-13. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "Historical Background of Tubigon". Welcome to Tubigon, Bohol, Philippines. 2007-06-11. Retrieved 2009-06-15. 
  7. ^ "Municipality of Tubigon". Provincial Government of Bohol. Retrieved 2009-06-15. 
  8. ^ "Municipality of Clarin". Provincial Government of Bohol. Retrieved 2009-06-15. 
  9. ^ "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. 
  10. ^ a b "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  11. ^ "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007): Total Population by Province, City and Municipality (Report). NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  12. ^ a b "Municipal Profile". Welcome to Tubigon, Bohol, Philippines. 2007-06-11. Retrieved 2009-06-15. 

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