Aerial view of Tubigon, Bohol
|Motto: Onward EVER backward NEVER|
Map of Bohol with Tubigon highlighted
|Region||Central Visayas (Region VII)|
|District||1st district of Bohol|
|Barangay||34 (see § Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||William Richard Jao (LP)|
|• Vice mayor||Virgilio Fortich|
|• Town Council|
|• Representative||Rene Relampagos|
|• Total||81.87 km2 (31.61 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||560/km2 (1,500/sq mi)|
|• Voter (2016)||26,394|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)38|
|Income class||1st class|
Tubigon is a 1st municipal income class municipality and seaport in the province of Bohol, Philippines, at 51 kilometres (32 mi) from Tagbilaran. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 45,893. In the 2016 election, it had 26,394 registered voters.
Tubigon is well known for its "lambay" crabs.
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 bounding in water"). The first record of the town of Tubigon dates from the early part of the 17th century.
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.
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.
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.
There about 17 minor islands in the municipal, some of whom are inhabited:
- Danajon Reef (part)
- Taboan Islet
- Ubay Island and Reef
Tubigon comprises 34 barangays:
|071245004||Batasan (Batasan Island)||1.9%||852||1,107||−4.86%|
|071245023||Pangapasan (Pangapasan Island)||1.1%||514||596||−2.78%|
|071245026||Pooc Occidental (Pob.)||1.9%||851||1,131||−5.27%|
|071245027||Pooc Oriental (Pob.)||5.5%||2,533||2,644||−0.81%|
|Population census of Tubigon|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Office|
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.
Electric power is supplied by the Bohol Electric Cooperative I (BOHECO I). Its new administrative building is located in Tubigon along the National Road.
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.
There is no scheduled ferry service to smaller outlying islands, but outrigger canoes may be chartered any time.
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