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IJsselstein, Saturday, 14 January 2012 (updated: Tuesday, 16 October 2012)

Tubigon Pier
Tubigon Pier
Tubigon Church
Tubigon Church
Tubigon is a coastal town with a coastline of 14 kilometers and is located in the north-western part of the province. Tubigon is 54 km to the north of Tagbilaran. Being much closer to Cebu, Tubigon makes a good alternative port of entrance to Bohol. Several ferries cross the Cebu straight every day, including several fast craft and a Roro ferry, in case you want to bring a car. Even when you are going from Cebu to Tagbilaran, it may be both faster and cheaper than a direct ferry, as you can take a bus or Vhire ("van for hire", minivans with air-con used for passenger transport, filling the gap between buses and taxis) to Tagbilaran city. This route, following the coastal ring-road, is quite interesting because you can enjoy the landscape, will cross several rivers, have some nice sea-views, and pass through a number of historical towns.

There are some pension houses in Tubigon if you would like to stay in Tubigon.

The early settlers called the place 'Tubigan' meaning having water or watery because the community was always submerged in water when rivers overflows its banks during rainy seasons. Later, this was changed to 'Tubigon' meaning a place abounding in water, because under the fertile soil there is plenty of water aside from the many springs and streams of the town. At present these sources of water are converted into a giant irrigation dam to regulate the flow of supply of water to the rice fields.

The town was established in 1819.


Tubigon celebrate its town fiesta on the 15th of May in honor of Saint Isidore the Farmer

Tubigon Police Station: +63 38 508 8000

Tubigon Fire Station: +63 38 508 8111

Banks: First Consolidated Bank "FCB" and Philippine National Bank "PNB"

Philippine Port Authority (Tubigon): +63 38 508 8117



Bohol Saint Joseph Clinic
Address: Poblacion, 6329 Tubigon, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 237 2259

Bohol Saint Joseph Clinic is a private infirmary and has a capacity of 20 beds. Dr. Ernesto M. Bolotaulo - Medical Director

Tubigon Community Hospital
Address: Potohan, 6329 Tubigon, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 237 2446

Tubigon Community Hospital is a primary government owned hospital and has capacity of 15 beds. Dr. Imelda S. Pedrero - Chief of Hospital

Tubigon at a glance
Population (2010): 44902
Population (2000): 40385
Number of households (2000): 7714
Land area: 7556 ha
Number of barangays: 34
Distance from Tagbilaran: 54 km

BarangayPopulation (2010)Population (2000)Households (2000)
Batasan (Batasan Island)1107954193
Bilangbilangan (Bilangbilangan Island)56756199
Buenos Aires9451133201
Centro (Pob.)28212438445
Ilihan Norte14981212264
Ilihan Sur634579133
Mocaboc Island60639469
Pangapasan (Pangapasan Island)596710112
Pinayagan Norte20821853359
Pinayagan Sur19562194412
Pooc Occidental (Pob.)11311272230
Pooc Oriental (Pob.)26442294441
Ubay Island24135270

(Based on figures from the census of 2000 and 2010 from NSO)

Jeroen Hellingman and Rodelyn Gallo Hellingman

What readers think...

Eliseo Raciti wrote:
Tuesday, 15 May 2012 21:46:27 PHT
I would like to know about the crime in ur town...tank.
Catarina Paris wrote:
Wednesday, 9 May 2012 09:00:35 PHT
I just heard about Tubigon and seen the pictures. Wow! I was blown away with the natural beauty of the place! The beaches are astounding! Couldn`t wait to use Tubigon as the next setting of my novels. I never thought this municipality really exist! I am now preparing an itinerary ! I must be in Tubigon soon!
William J. Moynihan wrote:
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 05:22:11 PHT
My wife and i was married there in Cahayag 21 years ago and my father in and mother in law still lives there we went back for a visit 2 years ago how? can i promote your beautiful island more thank you william
Maria wrote:
Friday, 27 January 2012 06:54:46 PHT
Nice how I wish I can help promote Tubigon.
Maria wrote:
Friday, 27 January 2012 06:53:39 PHT
Nice how I wish I can help promote Tubigon.

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