Tabuk City, Kalinga, Philippines
Barangays of Tabuk City, in the province of Kalinga, Philippines
Agbannawag • Amlao • Appas • Bado Dangwa • Bagumbayan • Balawag • Balong • Bantay • Bulanao • Bulanao Norte • Bulo • Cabaritan • Cabaruan • Calaccad • Calanan • Casigayan • Cudal • Dagupan Centro • Dagupan Weste • Dilag • Dupag • Gobgob • Guilayon • Ipil • Lacnog • Lanna • Laya East • Laya West • Lucog • Magnao • Magsaysay • Malalao • Malin-awa • Masablang • Nambaran • Nambucayan • Naneng • New Tanglag • San Juan • San Julian • Suyang • Tuga
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List of Municipalities in the Kalinga Province within Region XIV-CAR in the Republic of The Philippines
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Cities in the province of Kalinga: Tabuk City (Capital)
Tabuk City, Kalinga Seal
Tabuk City within Kalinga
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Geography of Tabuk City, Kalinga, Philippines
Tabuk City Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 70,025
It has an altitude of 200-500 feet above sea level. The town is drained by two major rivers (Chico River and Mallig River) and numerous tributaries, creeks and streams (See River Map). The western portion is characterized by interlinking mountain steep slopes, isolated flatlands, plateaus and valleys while the eastern portion consists of low lands and wide plains of rice fields.
The city of Tabuk has a terrain which ranges from flat to very steep or from 0 degrees to above 50 degrees. The flat portions from 0 degrees to 3 degrees slope and 120 m to 150 m above sea level are from San Juan to Cabaruan and the flat portions to undulating or 3 degrees to 8 degrees slope whose elevation 150 m to 300 m above sea level are from Balong, Dilag, Bulanao up to Malalao to include portions of Calaccad and Cudal. From moderately sloping to rocky and to moderately steep or 8 degrees to 30 degrees are portions of Masablang up to Calanan, Bado Dangwa to Dupag and portion of Magnao to Guilayon including Suyang, Amlao, Balawag whose elevation from 300 m to 1060 m above sea level (See Slope Map for illustration).
The steep portions from 30 degrees to above 50 degrees slope and more than 1060 meters above sea level are portions of Dupag, Naneng, Lucog to Guilayon, Magnao and Nambucayan.
Location of Tabuk City, Kalinga, Philippines
- 17.4500° N, 121.4583° E - Tabuk, Kalinga, Coordinates
- Tabuk City is in the Kalinga province.
- Kalinga is within Region XIV - Cordillera Administrative Region in the island of Luzon
The City of Tabuk is bounded by Pinukpuk in the North; Rizal in the East; Quezon, Isabela in the Southeast; Paracelis, Mt. Province and Tanudan in the South; and Lubuagan and Pasil in the Southwest (See Location Maps). It is 548 kilometers away from Manila via the Cagayan Valley and 514 kms via Bontoc, Mt. Province.
History of Tabuk City, Kalinga, Philippines
Tabuk was once called the “Valley of Gamonangs”, the Kalinga tribe who had dominated Northern Kalinga some centuries ago, as written by one of the early Spanish Missionaries. They inhabited the vast valleys and thickly forested plains between the Chico and Cagayan Rivers and their legendary feats of as warriors are chanted in the Kalinga Ullalim. As per historical accounts they repulsed every effort of the Spaniards to lay their claims in the alley. Kalinga partly owes the legacy to them that it was never subjugated by any foreign domination.
With the passage of time the Gammonangs were eventually pushed back and they moved to higher ground. The harshness of mountain living further marginalized them and their descendants are believed to be along the South-Eastern hills bordering the provinces of Isabela and MT. provinces, Since then the area become awilderness valley that became abode to wild game such as deer, hogs, horses, and other animal species that are now extinct in the alley .
Shortly after the First Wordl War Governor Walter Hale popularly known as Sapao sent volunteer settlers from Tobog and Lubuagan.The original Lubuagan settlers did not make it due to malaria and the tobog settlers led by Gullit father of Kapitan Baac Gullit and grandfather of Arsenio Baac started inhabiting the plains of Laya and were later on joined by other tobog settlers.
Repopulation of the place began sometime shortly before the First World War. Then Lieutenant Governor Walter F. Hale sent six volunteer pioneers to re-inhabit the place. Three of these settlers came from sitio Tobog while three others were selected from Lubuagan who failed after suffering from malaria. That left only the settlers from Tobog wo started tilling the soil at Laya under the leadership of Gullit, father of the late Captain Baac Gullit and grandfather of Arsenio Baac. Their relatives from tobog later joined these first settlers.
Between 1922 and 1923, the second of settlers came from Bontoc, during the time of John C. Early, well known provincial Governor and Division Superintendent of Schools of the old mountain Province. Twenty-five homesteaders recruited from Samuki, Bontoc decided to settle and formed the Bontoc colony at aplace now as Barangay Bantay. They suffered malaria but they held on and the place became a thriving Bontoc Village.
With an effort to push forward the colonization of the area, despite the appalling mortality of the Bontoc colony, the provincial government at Bontoc tried another colony at Tuga. Volunteers from Cervantes, Ilocos sur were brought in. they were supplied with the necessary farm tools including mosquito nets and kitchen utensils. A certain Allo Caparas, a graduate of the Constabulary Academy of Baguio, now Philippine Military Academy was assigned to manage the colony. A nurse graduate from the Baguio Hospital, Vicente Buslig from Apayao was sent to look after the health of these settlers.
Inspired by their success in the settlement at Tuga, The Cervantes settlers crossed the Chico River eastward, right into the heart of the fertile valley. Fructoso Gallema and Inocencio Candelaria headed the group. They found a living spring with fresh potable water. They settled near this spring and were later joined by settlers from Sigay, Ilocos Sur, led by Leon Bangisan and Pedro Balacang.
Thereafter, other pioneers came in headed by Francisco Viloria who settled in Bulanao. Dionisio Falgui brought in a group of Ilocanos from La Union and settled in Appas, who was followed by Lauro Arizala from Zambales. Abraham Omao from Lubuagan chose to settle in Bulanao. Their harvests were abundant; the hills offered them plenty of venison and pork from the wild hogs. The creeks were full of fishes, crabs and lobsters. However, there were no roads and no markets for these products. Malaria casualties depleted their number, but the pioneers held on.
The dawn of the new era for Tabuk was more than assured with the coming of the Bureau of Lands Survey Party No. 3-A in the early 1930’s. The party scanned the sprawling valley and found Tabuk to contain a series of plains from Laya to Balong on the frist valley, Ipil and Bulanao on the eastern plateau. Further eastward across the hills, they saw another rich valley now known as Liwan or Babalag, Rizal. Then southward, there was another plateau of Callagdao and Southwest of Agbannwag. The execution of the government subdivision of Tabuk plains had accelerated the development of Tabuk. Today, the names of the dedicated surveyors, Mr. Edralin, Mr. Ela, and Mr. Antonio Pizarro are always well remembered by the settlers who came in waves after waves to establish their homes in this great valley.
The name of Tabuk evolved from the word “TOBOG”, the name of a living stream with cool and fresh water flowing from Sitio Paligatto in Barangay Balawag down to the Chico River. The areas traversed by this stream were also called TOBOG.
Tabuk came by mistaking letter G for C (Tobog to Toboc) and letter A for letter O, thus Taboc. Then finally in later years, they preferred the spelling from the letters OC to letters UK to form the present T A B U K.
Tabuk is now a fifth class city with an income of P110, 414,133.00 in 2007. It is prominently considered as the rice granary of the Cordillera due mainly of agriculture getting the largest area from the pie of which the bulk of production is on rice where it supplies other places. The municipality has also produced outstanding farmers at the national level for the last two decades.
The city is also the site of the proposed Regional Agro-Industrial Center which aims to further develop the city and make it the agro-industrial center of the region. The city is likewise working to become the only component city of the Cordillera in the near future. (source of article verbatim from: www.tabuk.gov.ph/)
People of Tabuk City, Kalinga, Philippines
- Tabuk City Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 Census) = 87,912
- Tabuk City Registered Voters (2009 COMELEC) = 55,363
The majority of the populace speaks the Ilokano dialect. It consists 50.7% of the 53 registered dialects in the municipality. Most locals also can converse using the national language, Filipino while some can likewise speak English, Japanese and Chinese.
The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.
They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.
- Elected officials of Tabuk City for the term of 2013-2016
- Mayor of Tabuk City: Ferdinand Baac Tubban - NACIONALISTA PARTY
- Vice-Mayor of Tabuk City: Darwin Cabrera Estrañero - NACIONALISTA PARTY
- Councilors of Tabuk City:
- SAROL, LUCHIE (LDP) LABAN NG DEMOKRATIKONG PILIPINO 18225 6.99%
- TARNATE, LESTER LEE (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 15296 5.87%
- AMLA, GLENN (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 14677 5.63%
- TENEDERO, NOLI (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 14089 5.41%
- VICENTE, MARTINEZ (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 13709 5.26%
- DIASEN, FRANCO (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 13472 5.17%
- BAL-O, DICK INDEPENDENT 13391 5.14%
- WANDAG, ERMILINDA INDEPENDENT 13384 5.13%
- BAKILAN, ANTONIO (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 12237 4.69%
- UYAM, ALMA SANDRA (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 11574 4.44%
- Elected officials of Tabuk City for the term of 2010-2013
- Mayor of Tabuk City: Ferdinand Baac Tubban
- Vice-Mayor of Tabuk City: Darwin Cabrera Estrañero
- Councilors of Tabuk City:
Barangay Elected Officials of Tabuk City, Kalinga
Businesses in Tabuk City, Kalinga, Philippines
- How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood
The Philippine Livelihood Program: The Philippine government provides several programs to enhance the livelihood of the Filipino people. The department of Science and Technology through its Technology Research Center (TRC) regurlarly conducts various types of hands-on and personalized training programs.
- DOST - Website
- UPLiFT stands for Urban Program for Livelihood Finance and Training. - Website
- DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website
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- Auto, Trucks, Motorcycle and Bicycle dealers
- Banks, Lending Firms, Pawnshops, and Financial Institutions
- Clinics, Veterinary Clinics and Hospitals
- Pharmacies, Drug Stores, Agri-Vets
- Convenient Stores, Hardware and Supplies, General Stores, Sari-Sari Stores, Internet-Cafes
- Department Stores and Appliance Stores
- Supermarket, wet market, Fish Markets
- Hotels, Motels, Pension Houses, Boarding houses and Resorts
- Repair Shops: Shoe repair, Cellphone, Bikes (bicycles), motorcycles etc...
- Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops, and Bakeries (Bakeshops)
- Salons, Spas, Beauty Shops and Barber Shops
- Gas Stations, Water Stations, Propane Stations
- If you have real estate property, whether its commercial, residential, farm land, or just an empty lot in Tabuk City, you can list that property for free. Click to VIEW, EDIT, or ADD Realty Listings.
- You can list your House and lot or farm land for sale or lease for free here.
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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Tabuk City, Kalinga, Philippines
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Schools in Tabuk City, Kalinga, Philippines
School year 2014-2015 starts June 2, 2014 and ends March 27, 2015, for public elementary and secondary schools. The school year will have 201 school days, of which 180 days are “nonnegotiable” student-teacher contact time.
The name of your school in Tabuk City can be listed here. You can list it like this:
- Name of School. Private or Public. It can be an elementary school, high school, college.
- Address of your school
- Telephone Number
- Principal of the school
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Economy of Tabuk City, Kalinga, Philippines
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If you have a job available and that job is within Tabuk City, Philippines, you may post it here.
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Natural Resources of Tabuk City, Kalinga, Philippines
- Protect the environment
It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.
Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!
Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.
The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.
To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.
Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More
We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.
This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.
- Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
- Department of Environment and Natural Resources
- Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.
Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.
Tourists Attractions of Tabuk City, Kalinga, Philippines
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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Tabuk City, Kalinga, Philippines
Every city has some sort of a festival or tradition that is celebrated every year. In the Philippines almost all barangays that are predominantly populated by Christians celebrate fiesta. Tell us about the festivals, fiestas and traditions of Tabuk City.
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- Date: May 14 - Location: Angono, Rizal
- Farmers pay tribute to their patron saints; a procession of carabao carts bearing a myriad local produce is held; prizes are awarded to the strongest and most beautifully decorated carabaos.
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- Hundreds of festively adorned carabaos are paraded by their farmer-owners on the street leading to the church; there the carabaos are made to kneel down as a homage to San Isidro de Labrado, the patron saint of farmers.
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Your Story about Tabuk City, Kalinga, Philippines
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The oldest man or woman in Tabuk City, Kalinga, Philippines
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Why Z-Wiki Tabuk City, Kalinga
We want to give the people of Tabuk City the ability to promote their city to the world via the internet by providing this interactive website. The growth of this website of Tabuk City is not depentent upon one individaul. This website will grow as more people of Tabuk City participate and provide valid information about the city and also by providing pictures about the city. More power to Tabuk City.
Tabuk City, Kalinga, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
Philippine Cycling is about cycling in the Philippnes. Philippine Cycling helps promote bike races, cycling clubs, bicycle tours, and the development of bicycle trails. Activities are coordinated with bike shops and cycling clubs throughout the Philippines to promote the fun of riding bikes. Philippine Cycling will be coordinating events with tour of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Road biking and mountain bikings will be promoted by Philippine Cycling.
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