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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.

Tourist destination: Island hopping and Tubigon Loom Weaving in Pinayagan Norte, Tubigon.

How to ge there: For island hopping tour, you can contact Sea Drake Island Cruises.

The Tubigon Loomweavers Multi-Purpose Cooperative is located just along the national road of Pinayagan Norte, Tubigon. From Poblacion Tubigon, you can take a bus or v-hire going to Tagbilaran, just ask the driver to drop you there. You can also take a jeepney bound to Calape. Here you can see how they make the raffia (buri leaves fibers) made bags, placemats and mats. After visiting the workshop, you can buy the finish handmade native products at their shop.

Shopping Malls: Alturas Tubigon mall and BQ Superstore Tubigon


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

Website: Hospitals

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 (2015): 45893
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 (2000)Households (2000)Population (2010)Population (2015)
Batasan (Batasan Island)9541931107852
Bilangbilangan (Bilangbilangan Island)56199567444
Buenos Aires11332019451101
Centro (Pob.)243844528212471
Ilihan Norte121226414981384
Ilihan Sur579133634657
Mocaboc Island39469606624
Pangapasan (Pangapasan Island)710112596514
Pinayagan Norte185335920822212
Pinayagan Sur219441219562180
Pooc Occidental (Pob.)12722301131851
Pooc Oriental (Pob.)229444126442533
Ubay Island35270241196

(Based on figures from the census of 2000, 2010, and 2015 from PSA)

Jeroen Hellingman and Rodelyn Gallo Hellingman

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Mae wrote:
Wednesday, 23 December 2015 08:11:00 PHT
Arriving the pier the 21 of december at 8:48 am with our car.1 guard of the pier show us a public free parking place after parking he want to claim 150 pesos. So my husband find another place and he parked along the road where the other cars park.. and comming back yesterday we found out the tire was flat and we bring it to shop they said .. someone did it by purposed.. so now we know who did it.. so now our question what is the guards mession in the pier.. ? Just collect money and if we dont gve they will destroy the tire ...there is no secure if no money
Elmar B. Lumayog wrote:
Monday, 27 October 2014 22:34:49 PHT
I was born in Tanawan Tubigon Bohol. My wife Lorna P. Bongcales was born in Libertad Tubigon Bohol. We decided to purchase a house & lot in Tagbilaran City. We build also our half native house in Cawayanan Tubigon Bohol. I never forget my life during my elementary days walking morning and afternoon from Tanawan to Libertad and going home to Tanawan of about 8km each day. When I was in high school at Holy Cross Academy Tubigon Bohol. Just by walking also 14km to and from school. Tubigon is the beautiful place to live. We keep on coming back with our children. "Share our Blessings" This is our advocacy. We will share our blessings to our neighbors every december. We would like to extend our gifts to nearby barangays depending in our budget. We have made blogs to support our advocacy. Every visitor in our blogs contribute a great help. Only one blog we will introduce " " the other blogs we let other people discover it. We extend our thanks to the person who will visit our simple blog. I have been in so many places but Tubigon is the best. Thanks to Mayor Marlon Amila our Ninong in our wedding in Matabao Beach Resort on March 08, 2008

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