Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines
List of Barangays in Tagbilaran City, in the Bohol Province within Region 7 in the Republic of The Philippines
Bool • Booy • Cabawan • Cogon • Dao • Dampas • Manga • Mansasa • Poblacion • Poblacion II • Poblacion III • San Isidro • Taloto • Tiptip • Ubujan
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List of Municipalities in the Bohol Province within Region VII in the Republic of The Philippines
Alburquerque • Alicia • Anda • Antequera • Baclayon • Balilihan • Batuan • Bien Unido • Bilar • Buenavista • Calape • Candijay • Carmen • Catigbian • Clarin • Corella • Cortes • Dagohoy • Danao • Dauis • Dimiao • Duero • Garcia Hernandez • Getafe • Guindulman • Inabanga • Jagna • Lila • Loay • Loboc • Loon • Mabini • Maribojoc • Panglao • Pilar • Pres. Carlos P. Garcia • Sagbayan • San Isidro • San Miguel • Sevilla • Sierra Bullones • Sikatuna • Talibon • Trinidad • Tubigon • Ubay • Valencia
Cities in the Province of Bohol: Tagbilaran (Capital City)
Seal of Tagbilaran City, Bohol
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Tagbilaran City Bohol
City Hall of Tagbilaran City, Bohol
Holy Name University Dampas Campus Tagbilaran City
Bohol Province, Philippines
- Tagbilaran has a total of 15 barangays
- Tagbilaran Registered Voters as of (2010) = 35,818
- Tagbilaran Population (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 92,297
- Tagbilaran Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares) = 3,650
- Tagbilaran is a 3rd class Component City and Urban
- Tagbilaran City Government
- Address: City Hall, Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines
- Phone: +63 38 411 3139, 3715, 3720
- Fax: +63 38 411 4405
- Website: http://www.tagbilaran.gov.ph/
- Tagbilaran City Tourism
- Contact Person: Governor's Mansion
- Address: CPG North Avenue, 6300 Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines
- Phone: +63 38 411 4559
- Phone: +63 38 501 8676
- Tourism Information Counter
- Contact Person: Tagbilaran City Airport
- Address: 6300 Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines
- Phone: +63 38 235 5497
- Fire Department
- Address: J.S. Torralba St., Tagbilaran City
- Phone: 160 (Hotline)
- Police Department
- Address: Tagbilaran City
- Phone: 166 (Hotline)
Geography of Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines
Geography of Tagbilaran City
Location of Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines
History of Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines
On July 1, 1966 by virtue of R.A. 4660, Tagbilaran became a chartered City. The political transition of Tagbilaran from a town/municipality of Bohol to its present status of a chartered city brought about a significant level of development in view of the increase in the share of the internal revenue allotment from the national government to the city.
With the passage of Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991, radical changes was wrought out in the whole gamut of the city government structure. The present organizational hierarchy of the City Government includes 16 department level offices, 7 non-departmental level office and 7 non-organic offices.
- article from the LGU of Tagbilaran Verbatim: http://www.tagbilaran.gov.ph/info/history/
On account of her peculiar geographic location, it has been bruited that the place was first named TINABILAN, which means “screened”, as she is shielded on the southwest by Panglao Island. But tradition has it that the word “Tagbilaran” was derived from the word TAGUBILAAN, a contraction from two local dialects TAGU (to hide) and BILAAN (a Muslim marauder tribe), which means a place hidden from the pillaging Muslims. How it finally evolved into her present name TAGBILARAN must have been the work of the Spanish conquistadores.
Tagbilaran started as a small settlement of natives who swore by the spirit of the Anito, a pagan god, in the vicinity of lower Mansasa. They were simple in their ways and peaceful, husky in build and generally tall. These are evidenced by bones and other artifacts excavated by self-styled archeologists along the shorelines, which they asserted to be the natives’ burial grounds. Early settlers have established trade relations with China, Malaysia and Indonesia.
During the later years of the Spanish era, a more advanced and civilized community was established at Sitio Ubos, the lower coastal portion at the back of the present Cathedral compound. All phases of activities — mercantile or otherwise — were confined to this little settlement by the sea. Most of their houses were made of local materials like bamboo, molave and nipa, except for a few which were made of limestones and bricks. As the population of the settlement grew, the upper portion of the coastal area was developed from with what is now the Cathedral compound spreading towards the east and northeast directions.
One of the most important historical events etched in the annals in the Philippine history and immortalized in canvass by the famous Filipino painter Juan Luna as one of his masterpieces, is the famous Blood Compact between Datu Sikatuna, a local native chieftain, and Captain Miguel Lopez de Legaspi, the intrepid Spanish explorer and colonizer. That historic event took place on an unpretentious coast of Bool, now a district of Tagbilaran, on March 16, 1565, a day after Miguel Lopez de Legaspi and his crew of conquistadores on four ships were drifted into the shores of Bool during the course of their trip to the province of Butuan from Camiguin Island because of strong southwest monsoon winds and low tide. On that day, March 16, 1565, Captain General Miguel Lopez de Legaspi, the conquistador from Zumaraga, Spain, with Fray Andres de Urdaneta and some of his crew set foot on land for an audience with the local chieftain Sikatuna. The two bands of different nationalities, race and creed met at a murky place, a few hundred meters away from the beach, and after a few pleasantries, the Basque seafarer and the native chieftain of Bool sealed off and strengthened their newborn friendship in a historic Blood Compact.
In that Blood Compact, Sikatuna and Legaspi each made a cut on the left arm and collected the dripping blood oozing therefrom in a single vessel and mixed with wine. From that single vessel, two others were filled giving one to Sikatuna and the other to Legaspi. The two leaders drank the mixture of their blood.
The Blood Compact sealed the ties of friendship between two people once different in religion, nationality, culture and civilization. The Tagbilaran native chieftain who swore by his ancestral Anito and Bathala, and the Spanish intrepid explorer and colonizer who sought New World with the sword and the cross, drank to the common cause – friendship. It was the first international treaty of friendship and comity between the Filipinos and Spaniards.
To perpetuate the memory and spirit of that first treaty of friendship and comity, the late President Elpidio Quirino established the “Order of Sikatuna”, a presidential award and decoration conferred upon visiting dignitaries. A historical marker now stands on the very spot where Sikatuna and Legaspi perpetrated that famous Blood Compact.
Another significant event that took place in Tagbilaran City was the battle of Ubujan where a guerilla unit under the command of Captain Francisco Salazar, nome-de-guerre of Vicente Cubello who engaged a Japanese troop against overwhelming odds. It was a display of Boholano bravery of raw and naked courage against a well-equipped and well trained Japanese soldiers. The battle, however, cost the life of Captain Salazar.
Tagbilaran was once part of the town of Baclayon.
In the year 1741, the Father Rector of the Jesuits in Bohol, Father Cesar Felipe Doria, writing from his “Residencia” in Loboc, Bohol, said that the population of Baclayon was already one thousand six hundred (1,600) tributes or taxpayers. The total population going to confession was more than eight thousand (8,000) inhabitants. In his opinion, this number was now impossible to administer by a single priest, especially in spiritual matters. Fr. Doria petitioned his superiors for the division of the town of Baclayon and create another town from it to be named “San Jose de Tagbilaran”.
In his petition to the Superior Administrator, Father Cesar Felipe Doria gave the following reasons to support his request for the creation of a new town.
First, it is observed that the town of Baclayon has come up to more than one thousand six hundred (1,600) tributes and more than eight thousand (8,000) souls to take confessions. This excessive number is hardly possible to administer by a single priest, not even with two priests during the feast days and usually during celebrations of Holy Mass. The greater part of the people are found outside the church because they could not be accommodated within the building even though this church is the most capacious in the whole Visayas.
Second, due to the extensive number of the people it could not easily be ascertained as to who got absent, that is why many people could chance not to hear mass on holy days without having been noticed by church authorities.
Third, the town has a very extended area. To be precise, when the natives leave to make their farms and other occupations for their sustenance, it is not possible for the priest or his officials to find out whether they do it for the dissidents (por los montes). Indios having trouble in their sowing, favor the said division.
Fourth, it is difficult to form the tax-census of the church, much more impossible to execute it. It is difficult to follow up the Indios who remain outside of the tax-census which results to their lack of spiritual living. Because of their liberty they lack the instructions of their soul, and as a result all those who stay outside of said tax-census do not pay tribute, which is notably prejudicial to Spain.
Fifth, the last reason is a matter of judgment. In a short while, the said town will reach at a number of two thousand (2,000) tributes, therefore becoming difficult to administer. It is clear that the upper class (principales) and natives of Baclayon are very desirous of the division.
It would be noted in the first and second reason given, that the priest was only interested in spiritual matters, the tax-census, and the tributes paid by the inhabitants. They wanted that everyone be included in the tax-census so that they can be accounted to attend church services.
The third reason cited is very revealing to the actual political situation in the area. Father Doria said “….when the natives leave to make their farms and other occupations, it is not possible to find out and know whether they do it for the dissidents”. The year was 1741, and the Dagohoy Revolt started in 1744 or three years later. Therefore, it clearly indicated that there were already “dissidents” or dissatisfied residents even before the start of the Dagohoy Revolution.
During the Dagohoy Revolution in Bohol, the sectoral leader in the Tagbilaran area was a man named Calixto Sotero who was of noble birth. Sotero was very well respected that the people paid their tribute or taxes to him rather than to the priests.
Even after Tagbilaran was established as a town and during the incumbencies of Gobernadorcillos (now called Mayors) Don Martin Flores and Don Manuel de la Peña, these two chose to pay tribute in the amount of one thousand pesos (PhP1,000) to Calixto Sotero rather than to the Spaniards.
It is discernible that the fear of the Spaniards of the control and influence of the dissidents impelled the Spaniards to establish the town of Tagbilaran. The statement that “…Indios having trouble in their sowing favor the said division” simply means that those who sided with the Spaniards were harassed by the dissidents and therefore desirous for the division of the town of Baclayon in order that they will be afforded more protection by the superior arms of the Spaniards.
According to Father Doria there were two good sites for the new town. They were Manzaza (Mansasa) and Tagbilaran, “…a place certainly very good and with a good port and where live the greater part of the Indios of Baclayon and a place where many Chinese junks and medium trading ships gather and stay for a time.”
This clearly show that in the 18th century Tagbilaran, Sitio Ubos of Poblacion existed already as a trading port of the Chinese. It may sound contrary to the previous statement of the first Spanish missionaries that the area was shallow and difficult to navigate by boat.
It must be borne in mind that Chinese junks were shallow draft boats and almost flat-bottomed and therefore can navigate in shallow waters. The Spanish ships of European design had deeper draft and therefore will have difficulty in navigating shallow waters.
To the Chinese, Tagbilaran area was an excellent harbor to berth.
A very revealing statement of Father Doria is the statement, “…where live the great part of the Indios of Baclayon…”. Most historical writers in Bohol are of the opinion that the present area of Poblacion, Baclayon, had the most population. The above statement of Father Doria is proof that the greater part of the population was in Mansasa – Tagbilaran area. However, this area was not in the firm grip of the Spaniards. No Spanish official was assigned in the area and therefore the people could not be tax-censused. In fact, the people had more respect for Calixto Sotero in Ilihan (now Elley Hill), Ubujan, than for the Spaniards.
People of Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines
- Registered voters as of 2010: 48,248
- Population as of May 1, 2010: 96,792
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 Government Officials of Tagbilaran for the term of 2013-2016
- Mayor of Tagbilaran City: YAP, BABA
- Vice-Mayor of Tagbilaran City: VELOSO, TOTO
- Councilors of Tagbilaran City:
- JALA, ADAM (NUP) NATIONAL UNITY PARTY 18674 5.85%
- GLOVASA, OSCAR (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 15996 5.01%
- BOMPAT, JOJO (NUP) NATIONAL UNITY PARTY 15611 4.89%
- BESAS, PHILIPP (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 13801 4.32%
- PABE, JERRY (NUP) NATIONAL UNITY PARTY 13720 4.30%
- INTING, BEBEN (NUP) NATIONAL UNITY PARTY 13008 4.08%
- LIM, ALECKOY (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 12971 4.06%
- TORRALBA, ALBERTA (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 12772 4.00%
- LAGUNAY, LUCILLE (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 12597 3.95%
- ZAMORA, NERIO II (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 12497 3.92%
- Elected Government Officials of Tagbilaran for the term of 2010-2013
- Mayor: Dan Neri Lim
- Vice-Mayor: Nuevas Tirol Montes
- Elected Government Officials of Tagbilaran for the term of 2007-2010
Barangays Elected Officials Tagbilaran City, Bohol
Businesses in Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines
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- How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood
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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines
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Schools in Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines
School year 2013-2014 starts June 3 and ends March 31, 2014, 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 multisectoral Brigada Eskwela to prepare schools for the students’ return will be on May 21-26. Oplan Balik Eskwela will be from May 28 to June 8 while orientation on K to 12 for parents and other stakeholders will be on June 9.
Although private schools may deviate from the Department of Education (DepEd) calendar, they are enjoined not to start before June 3 and later than Aug 31.
School Year 2013-2014 in public elementary and high schools will start on June 3 and end on March 31, 2014 The name of your school in Tagbilaran City can be listed here. You can list it like this:
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Economy of Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines
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Natural Resources of Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines
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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.
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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 Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines
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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines
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- Monday, December 9, 2013
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- Carabao Festival
- 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.
- Date: May 14 Location: Pulilan, Bulacan
- 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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Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
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