Tubungan, Iloilo

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Bayan ng Tubungan
Banwa sang Tubungan
Tubungan church Iloilo province, Philippines.jpg
Map of Iloilo showing the location of Tubungan
Map of Iloilo showing the location of Tubungan
Tubungan is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°47′N 122°18′E / 10.783°N 122.300°E / 10.783; 122.300Coordinates: 10°47′N 122°18′E / 10.783°N 122.300°E / 10.783; 122.300
Country  Philippines
Region Western Visayas (Region VI)
Province Iloilo
Legislative district 1st district of Iloilo
Founded 1768 (Barrio)
Incorporated 1803 (Town)
Reestablished May 1, 1938 (Executive Order No. 143)
Barangays 48
 • Mayor Vicente T. Gargaritano Jr.
 • Vice Mayor Victor T. Tabaquirao
 • Total 85.18 km2 (32.89 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 21,540
 • Density 253/km2 (660/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 5027
Dialing code 33
Website www.tubungan-iloilo.com

Tubungan is a fourth-class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 21,540 people.[3]


The Municipality of Tubungan is situated at the southern part of Iloilo Province, about 40 kilometres (25 mi) from Iloilo City. With a land area of 8,518 hectares (21,050 acres) found a hundred feet above sea level, the municipality’s topography is dominated mostly by gentle rolling hills and idyllic mountains. The slope gradient ranges to as high as of 25 per cent in most areas giving it an almost mountainous terrain.


Population census of Tubungan
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 15,936 —    
1995 18,450 +2.78%
2000 19,007 +0.64%
2007 20,631 +1.14%
2010 21,540 +1.58%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][4]


As of year 2000, a substantial number of Tubungan’s young populations are enrolled in both primary and intermediate levels reaching to as high as 3000.

The municipality has 12 complete elementary schools and a national high school. Tubungan National High School not only accommodates students from Tubungan itself but also to the secondary school students coming from the nearby towns of Igbaras, Tigbauan, and Leon. Pre-elementary education is offered by almost all of the public elementary schools including two existing private kindergarten schools.

Tubungan requires additional class rooms and personnel to provide for the needs of its ever-increasing student population. In addition to this, a proposal for the institution of another secondary school to be located in Barangay Lanag Norte is already underway to serve the students living in far-flung barangays.

Social Welfare Services[edit]

Tubungan embarks on several social development programs to better the lives of its people. At present, there are 26 Day Care Service Programs that serve close to a thousand-day care pre-schoolers. To provide for the needs of malnourished young children ages 0–5 years old, the supplemental feeding program in 13 barangays at the moment is aiming to restore the health 391 toddlers suffering from 2nd degree of malnourishment.

Water Supply[edit]

Municipal water supplies are sourced from deep wells, jetmatic pump wells, rivers, and mountain springs. In some areas with insufficient water supply, several families share water from a communal deep well. However, despite its being land locked, residents of Tubungan still are adequately supplied with clean potable water for their household and agricultural needs.

In some barangays, a large percentage of their Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA), sometimes as high as 20 per cent, is allotted for the expansion of their water supply system. Nevertheless, these projects are limited only to residents living within the barangay centers.

With a daily combined water consumption of roughly 1.6 million liters, the municipality’s existing water sources will be sufficient for the entire population ten years from the present. Moreover, the local government unit eyes to tap other potential water sources to provide more water as answer to the growing population demand and increasing economic growth.


In year 2000, Iloilo Electric Company (ILECO) I reported that almost half of the total household in the municipality have electrical installations. This covers 27 barangays; in addition, 7 barangays already have electrical connections but still unenergized. The remaining of the residents makes use of kerosene, battery cells, and generators for their power sources. These, however, are located in far-flung barangays not yet reached by ILECO I.

Nonetheless, a plan to energize the entire municipality is already on its way since it is the priority program of the National Government as endorsed by the Local Government Unit of Tubungan.


Barangay Barangay Captain Population
2010 [3]
Area in hectares Distance from
Poblacion in km
Adgao Lupo Ticao 1,148 263.5533 3.75
Ago Federico Tacardon 232 134.6556 4
Ambarihon Alejandro De La Villa 309 362.4647 6
Ayubo Camilo Calllot 280 10.7356 4.50
Bacan Jeffrey Tanilon 414 144.6238 4.50
Badiang Felix Candedeir 306 64. 2792 7
Bagunanay Remedios Ta-ala 206 141.2059 9
Balicua Enrique Tagat 344 69.0866 2
Bantayanan Serafin Tabalina 377 75.2724 10
Batga Demetrio T.Eucare 321 83.5902 7.50
Bato Ledina Taguibe 355 282.0997 9
Bikil Edgar Tagong 286 149.7564 7.50
Boloc Alejo Capio 505 225.7735 10
Bondoc/Sto. Niño Andres Tacada 215 75. 3194 4
Borong Bernardita Taala 155 48.7467 5
Buenavista Perla Tacadao 363 120.1394 5
Cadabdab Jupeter Tabasin 1000 340.4416 7&
Daga-ay Jose Tabasundra 248 38. 6136 6
Desposorio Patricio Talaman 231 78.9817 5.50
Igdampog Norte Dionic Borja 181 70. 8441 8
Igdampog Sur Richard Cabarles 387 277.7922 7
Igpaho Edwin Terania 640 1,563.2170 18
Igtuble Patricia Estember 1,236 121.1785 11
Ingay Hilario Tamises 676 213.4378 3
Isauan Ireneo Tacuyan 243 140.6981 3
Jolason Visitacion Tagabi 669 160.5097 4
Jona Domingo Elizarde 546 223.7646 6.50
Laag/San Vicente Amalia Tapulgo 189 28.7530 6
Lanag Norte Enrique Tabion 654 293.4966 6.25
Lanag Sur Melania Tacsagon 486 110.7174 1
Male Beinvenido Tanallon 194 53.3632 5
Mayang Alejandro Tabaquirao 680 245.3520 1.75
Molina Rodolfo Tahum 360 346.1199 11
Morcillas Benito Estopido 511 318.2281 7.50
Nagba Serafin Tabunggao 481 288.9616 7.50
Navillan Rodolfo Tabuloc Sr. 547 201.5377 9.50
Pinamacalan Ronald Talabon 253 52.8525 6
San Jose Gaudencio Tabsing 282 91.2392 2.50
Sibucauan Ruben Tabingo 404 61.2110 2.0
Singon Renato Tanque 459 71.8367 3
Tabat John Mark Tanangonan 510 272.9474 4.50
Tagpu-an Wilmar Tabucuran 682 208.7732 4.50
Talento Ma. Fe Tacloban 269 77.2322 4
Teniente Benito Marcos Tacadao 976 181.8797 0.30
Victoria Rodrigo Caballero 427 163.4862 12
Zone I Pob. Charlito Taclobos 465 10.0108 n/a
Zone II Pob. Arlynn Tacsagon 481 12.6017 n/a
Zone III Pob. Rustom Taladua 357 10.5951 n/a


  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Province: Iloilo". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Province of Iloilo". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 

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