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
Lupo Ticao
1,148 263.5533 3.75
Federico Tacardon
232 134.6556 4
Alejandro De La Villa
309 362.4647 6
Camilo Calllot
280 10.7356 4.50
Jeffrey Tanilon
414 144.6238 4.50
Felix Candedeir
306 64. 2792 7
Remedios Ta-ala
206 141.2059 9
Enrique Tagat
344 69.0866 2
Serafin Tabalina
377 75.2724 10
Demetrio T.Eucare
321 83.5902 7.50
Ledina Taguibe
355 282.0997 9
Edgar Tagong
286 149.7564 7.50
Alejo Capio
505 225.7735 10
Bondoc/Sto. Niño
Andres Tacadao
215 75. 3194 4
Bernardita Taala
155 48.7467 5
Perla Tacadao
363 120.1394 5
Jupeter Tabasin
1000 340.4416 7&
Jose Tabasundra
248 38. 6136 6
Patricio Talaman
231 78.9817 5.50
Igdampog Norte
Dionic Borja
181 70. 8441 8
Igdampog Sur
Richard Cabarles
387 277.7922 7
Edwin Terania
640 1,563.2170 18
Patricia Estember
1,236 121.1785 11
Hilario Tamises
676 213.4378 3
Ireneo Tacuyan
243 140.6981 3
Visitacion Tagabi
669 160.5097 4
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
Beinvenido Tanallon
194 53.3632 5
Alejandro Tabaquirao
680 245.3520 1.75
Rodolfo Tahum
360 346.1199 11
Benito Estopido
511 318.2281 7.50
Serafin Tabunggao
481 288.9616 7.50
Rodolfo Tabuloc Sr.
547 201.5377 9.50
Ronald Talabon
253 52.8525 6
San Jose
Gaudencio Tabsing
282 91.2392 2.50
Ruben Tabingo
404 61.2110 2.0
Renato Tanque
459 71.8367 3
John Mark Tanangonan
510 272.9474 4.50
Wilmar Tabucuran
682 208.7732 4.50
Ma. Fe Tacloban
269 77.2322 4
Teniente Benito
Marcos Tacadao
976 181.8797 0.30
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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