Tubod, Lanao del Norte

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The welcome marker of the Provincial Capitol in Tubod, Lanao del Norte
The welcome marker of the Provincial Capitol in Tubod, Lanao del Norte
Official seal of Tubod
Map of Lanao del Norte with Tubod highlighted
Map of Lanao del Norte with Tubod highlighted
Tubod is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 08°03′N 123°48′E / 8.050°N 123.800°E / 8.050; 123.800Coordinates: 08°03′N 123°48′E / 8.050°N 123.800°E / 8.050; 123.800
Country Philippines
Region Northern Mindanao (Region X)
Province Lanao del Norte
District 1st district of Lanao del Norte
Founded October 17, 1946
Barangays 24
 • Mayor Nelieta Q. Noval
 • Vice Mayor Edward O. Pido
 • Total 246.80 km2 (95.29 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 46,332
 • Density 190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 9209
Dialing code 63
Income class 2nd

Tubod (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Tubod; Filipino: Bayan ng Tubod) is a second class municipality and the capital of the province of Lanao del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 46,332 people.[3]


Tubod derived its name from the spring located at Sitio Baybay in Barangay Poblacion. According to the old folks, even during the longest dry season, the spring will not drain. Tubod comes from the Cebuano language, meaning “the water source”. History pointed out that Christian immigrants from Luzon and Visayas settled in this part of the region.


Tubod is politically subdivided into 24 barangays.[2]

  • Barakanas
  • Baris (Lumangculob)
  • Bualan
  • Bulod
  • Camp V
  • Candis
  • Caniogan
  • Dalama
  • Kakai Renabor
  • Kalilangan
  • Licapao
  • Malingao
  • Palao
  • Patudan
  • Pigcarangan
  • Pinpin (Tadura)
  • Poblacion
  • Pualas
  • San Antonio
  • Santo Niño
  • Taden
  • Tangueguiron
  • Taguranao
  • Tubaran


Population census of Tubod
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 36,083 —    
1995 41,295 +2.56%
2000 43,067 +0.90%
2007 44,095 +0.33%
2010 46,332 +1.82%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

Place of interest[edit]

Mindanao Civic Center
Mindanao Civic Center (Stadium)

Tubod is the site of the Mindanao Civic Center which houses a hotel, cafeteria, gym, swimming pool, oval, and other sports facilities. MCC is a 71-hectare integrated complex with 5-hectare provincial trade center, 18-hectare sports facilities with 48-hectares still open for the proposed 18-hole golf course, picnic park and sports academy. MCC was the first sports hub of the First Mindanao Friendship Games. The main stadium has a seating capacity of around 12,000.

And also, MCC is the site of several motorcross events in the country, giving the distinction of Tubod and the whole province as the "Motorcross Capital of the Philippines".[4]


  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: LANAO DEL NORTE". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 7 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 7 July 2014. 
  4. ^ [1] Lanao del Norte hosts first international motocross summit - GMA News Online

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