Tuy, Batangas

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Municipality of Tuy
Tuy Aerial View
Tuy Aerial View
Official seal of Tuy
Map of Batangas with Tuy highlighted
Map of Batangas with Tuy highlighted
Tuy is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°01′N 120°44′E / 14.02°N 120.73°E / 14.02; 120.73Coordinates: 14°01′N 120°44′E / 14.02°N 120.73°E / 14.02; 120.73
Country Philippines
RegionCalabarzon (Region IV-A)
District1st District
FoundedAugust 12, 1866
Barangays22 (see Barangays)
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorArmando P. Afable
 • Vice MayorJose Jecerell C. Cerrado
 • CongressmanElenita R. Ermita-Buhain
 • Electorate29,981 voters (2019)
 • Total94.65 km2 (36.54 sq mi)
 (2015 census) [3]
 • Total43,743
 • Density460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
 • Households
 • Income class3rd municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence12.44% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue₱101,735,147.68 (2016)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
IDD:area code+63 (0)43
Climate typetropical monsoon climate
Native languagesTagalog

Tuy, officially the Municipality of Tuy (Tagalog: Bayan ng Tuy), is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Batangas, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 43,743 people. [3]

The patron of Tuy is Saint Vincent Ferrer, the patron of construction workers, whose feast day is celebrated on May 8.

Tuy is located between Balayan and Nasugbu. It is also situated between 2 rivers: in the north, Tuy town proper's boundary is the Mataywanac/Salipit River, while in the south, the Tuy town proper's boundary is the Obispo River.

Former PNP chief Raul Bacalzo was born in Tuy and is a graduate of Our Lady of Peace Academy's high school department.

Tuy has been producing bakery products of its own, like the jacobina biscuits and biscocho toasted bread, among other bakery products, since the 1960s.


Tuy was historically part of the town of Balayan, the former capital of Batangas Province. It became an independent town on August 12, 1866. The name "Tuy" was given by Salvador Ellio in memory of his birthplace, Tui, Galicia, Spain.

In the early 2000s, a Batangas Province governor candidate was assassinated in Tuy's town plaza, while he was campaigning.[5]


Tuy is located at 14°01′N 120°44′E / 14.02°N 120.73°E / 14.02; 120.73.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 94.65 square kilometres (36.54 sq mi)[2] constituting 3.03% of the 3,119.75-square-kilometre- (1,204.54 sq mi) total area of Batangas.


Tuy is politically subdivided into 22 barangays.[6]

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[7]
041034001 Acle 2.6% 1,131 1,022 1.95%
041034002 Bayudbud 4.7% 2,047 2,081 −0.31%
041034003 Bolboc 5.9% 2,595 2,334 2.04%
041034004 Dalima 2.8% 1,227 1,089 2.30%
041034005 Dao 3.7% 1,601 1,448 1.93%
041034006 Guinhawa 5.3% 2,305 2,379 −0.60%
041034007 Lumbangan 3.7% 1,613 1,547 0.80%
041034008 Luntal 7.0% 3,066 2,528 3.74%
041034009 Magahis 7.7% 3,351 3,082 1.61%
041034010 Malibu 3.1% 1,345 1,286 0.86%
041034011 Mataywanac 5.1% 2,233 2,213 0.17%
041034012 Palincaro 4.0% 1,730 1,653 0.87%
041034013 Luna (Poblacion) 5.4% 2,358 2,032 2.87%
041034014 Burgos (Poblacion) 1.4% 598 572 0.85%
041034015 Rizal (Poblacion) 2.5% 1,091 1,144 −0.90%
041034016 Rillo (Poblacion) 4.8% 2,085 1,818 2.64%
041034017 Putol 6.7% 2,949 2,812 0.91%
041034018 Sabang 7.5% 3,292 2,789 3.21%
041034019 San Jose 4.3% 1,870 1,740 1.38%
041034021 Talon 2.8% 1,245 1,240 0.08%
041034022 Toong 5.7% 2,510 2,460 0.38%
041034023 Tuyon‑tuyon 3.4% 1,501 1,465 0.46%
Total 43,743 40,734 1.37%


Climate data for Tuy, Batangas
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 28
Average low °C (°F) 19
Average precipitation mm (inches) 11
Average rainy days 5.2 5.0 7.4 11.5 19.8 23.5 27.0 25.9 25.2 23.2 15.5 8.3 197.5
Source: Meteoblue [8]


Municipal hall
Population census of Tuy
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 2,340—    
1918 5,847+6.30%
1939 7,767+1.36%
1948 10,097+2.96%
1960 14,012+2.77%
1970 19,562+3.39%
1975 21,839+2.23%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1980 25,070+2.80%
1990 30,409+1.95%
1995 32,447+1.22%
2000 35,672+2.05%
2007 40,290+1.69%
2010 40,734+0.40%
2015 43,743+1.37%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][7][9][10]

In the 2015 census, Tuy had a population of 43,743. [3] The population density was 460 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,200/sq mi).


Saint Vincent Ferrer Parish Church

The primary religion in Tuy is Roman Catholicism with a few variations of biblical Christian denominations like evangelicals, and Baptists, among other groups. There are also other religions which include Jehovah's Witnesses, Adventists, and Church of Christ movements.

The main poblacion of Tuy is predominantly followers of Blessed Virgin Mary (Roman Catholic) sporting yearly occasions to its honor. Also the main poblacion houses the Our lady of Peace Academy, a Roman Catholic school.

There are 5 Iglesia ni Cristo chapels in Tuy, known as Guinhawa, Tuy, Sabang, Acle, Silangan.


Downtown Tuy

The primary income source of people from Tuy are through agricultural lands like sugarcane farms. Sugarcane harvests in Tuy are usually processed in neighboring towns' factories like Nasugbu and Balayan sporting lower income base in the town of Tuy.

Some also depend on poultry, livestock, and other crops. Most of the population are unemployed or either migrating once employed due to absence of real high-paying job opportunities in its vicinity.[citation needed]

Natural resources[edit]

Natural resources available in Tuy include sand, gravel, earth, construction materials, and timber. Sand, earth, & construction materials are found in some rivers with potential quarrying resources, especially riverbanks and watersheds. These are the Tuyon-Tuyon, Palico, Munting Tubig, Kaytitinga, Bayudbud and Molino rivers.

Quarrying of earth is found in hills and mountains while quarrying of rocks is found in Barangay San Jose. Timber is found in the forested areas – portions of Barangays Dalima, Talon, Palincaro, Malibu, Toong, Magahis, and San Jose.

Major agricultural activities/crops[edit]

A sugarcane plantation in Tuy.

Sugarcane is the major crop, which produces about more than 30,000 metric tons of sugar per milling season.[citation needed] Milling starts during the month of December and usually ends by June of the following year. Land cultivation of sugarcane farms is on a tenancy basis hereby the tenants share 50% of the production cost and obtains 50% of the income. Sugar is harvested, hauled and brought to the nearby sugar milling companies in the towns of Balayan and Nasugbu. Sugarcane farming is thus the main source of livelihood of the people. It also provides employment for cane cutters, weepers, and haulers who are paid either on a daily or per tone of cane basis.

Other major commercial crops are mango (mainly the Indian variety), and cassava. Fruit-bearing trees and vegetable crops are also planted in the fields, backyards, and home gardens to supply household demands, and augment income.


Tuy's original festival was the Salagubang (a kind of root and leaf-eating beetle) Festival. This celebration, however, was discontinued and eventually so replaced due to obvious acceptability reasons by the annual Kambingan (goats and their by-products) Festival.

The Kambingan Festival is the local way of honoring their town, and a town plaza night food market where people can buy foods and enjoy free net-surfing thru Wi-Fi connection.

Inhabitants also celebrate the Mamang-os (sugar cane) Festival for having a good harvest of sugarcane every year.


A street in downtown Tuy


Land transportation facilities are available in the municipality like public utility jeepneys, light vehicles, trucks, motorcycles, buses, tricycles, trailers, & heavy trucks. Public utility jeepneys are the dominant land transports plying the Balayan-Tuy-Nasugbu routes, and vice versa. Tricycles are the most used public utility that serve the population in different barangays of the municipality. Buses also link the town to Manila and Batangas City.


Tuy has eight bridges, all of which are constructed of concrete. Of these eight bridges, six are national, while the other two are provincial.


The municipality has three telephone systems, as of 2011. One is being operated by Western Batangas Telecommunication System, the other by Digitel. and the other by Globe. A telegraph office dispatches messages thru telegrams. Its office is located at the ground floor of the municipal building together with the post office with one post master, one mail sorter, and two letter carriers who serve the municipality.

As of 2011, cell phones use keep on spreading, as well as the internet connectivities that the same cell phone service providers offer, namely Digitel, Globe, and PLDT/Smart, among other telecommunication companies.


Tuy Vocational School

Tuy has no college or tertiary level school and depends mainly on their vocational education system hosted by the municipality.

There are 3 secondary level schools, mainly Jose Lopez Manzano NHS, Our Lady of Peace Academy, Bolboc NHS, Talon Family Farm School, Tuy NHS, I.B. Calingasan Memorial Institute, and Santiago de Guzman NHS.

There are also numerous elementary and pre-elementary schools in Tuy, aside from the ones built mainly for each barangay.


All newspapers, magazines, comics, and other periodicals available in the National Capital Region (NCR) reach the municipality, physically, and through the net, including those available internationally. Likewise, radio, television sets, computer gadgets, and the like in the locality have good and clear receptions of the programs aired in the mass media, and likewise provided in the internet.


  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Province: Batangas". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e Census of Population (2015). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ "PSA releases the 2015 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Lakas governor candidate in Batangas gunned down | Nation, News, The Philippine Star". The Philippine Star. 2001-05-08. Retrieved 2016-12-11.
  6. ^ "Municipal: Tuy, Batangas". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  7. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Tuy: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 5 May 2020.
  9. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  10. ^ "Province of Batangas". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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