IJsselstein, Tuesday, 16 October 2012 05:44:17

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