|Region||Cagayan Valley (Region II)|
|Mayor||Delfin Telan Ting (LKS-CMD)|
|Area|| 113.95 km²|
|Total (2000)|| 120645|
The City of Tuguegarao is a 1st class city in the province of Cagayan, Philippines. It is the capital city of Cagayan & the regional capital of Region 2. It is located on the Cagayan River, near the southern border of the province, at .
According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 129,539.
The highest recorded temperature in the Philippines and of the Western Pacific Region was in Tuguegarao on April 29, 1912 at 42.2°C (108°F). Average temperature during March and April is 38°C, one of the highest in the country for years. The Former Senator Eulogio Balao is a native of this city.
Tuguegarao City is politically subdivided into 49 barangays.
Pav-vurulun Festival is celebrated from August 10–16. Pav-vurulun is an Ibanag word which means get-together or a sense of belongingness. It is in this context that Tuguegarao City annually celebrates its patronal fiesta. It gathers Tuguegaraoeños to a weeklong festivities culminating with a mass and procession of the patron saint on August 16. The patronal fiesta is in honor of St. Hyacinth, the city's patron saint.
The week-long celebration is dubbed as a festival of activities. It is marked by parades, beauty contest, pancit eating contest, street dancing contest from the different schools of the city, music festival, sports fest, and trade fairs among others.
Universities and Colleges
There are several universities and colleges that reside in the city. Majority of the universities and colleges of the Province of Cagayan are in Tuguegarao. Hence, because of the presence of many universities that are situated in the city, Tuguegarao City is considered to be the University Belt of Region 02. The following are the universities and colleges:
Soon to open:
- University of Saint Louis - New Site Campus
- Global Reformed University
- Central Colleges of the North - New Site Campus
Hence, there are numerous technological institutes and vocational institutes that are in the city. The TESDA offers short-term courses to all Cagayanos.
There are many public and private schools here in Tuguegarao.
Tuguegarao City has 63 Barangay Daycare Centers. Currently, there are about 3,000 Daycare Pupils who are under the program. Moreover, there are also several privately operated daycare centers that are scattered in the city.
Far East Christian Deaf Academy provides education from pre-school to middle school operated and funded by the Church of the Living God at Sharon Village, Barangay Cataggaman Nuevo. The University of Saint Louis of Tuguegarao also has an elementary school program for the hearing impaired.<ref>Directory of Schools for the Deaf in the Philippines - MCCID College Official Website</ref>
Students from China, Congo, India, Nigeria, Pakistan and South Korea have come to study at St. Paul University Philippines and Cagayan State University. Most of the international students have come to study degrees such as Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Biology, Bachelor of Secondary Education and Doctor of Medicine.<ref>Tuguegarao City Government</ref>
The origin of the city's name is unclear. Possibilities include "tuggui gari yao" (this was cleared by fire), "garao" (swift river current), or "taraw" (a species of palm). The first recorded settlement was a mission pueblo established May 9, 1604. The city developed gradually, then more rapidly after the provincial capital was transferred from Lallo, in 1839. It was occupied by American troops on 12 December 1899.
During World War II, the city was captured by the Japanese on 8 December 1941, and its airfield was of some significance; the city and airfield were bombed by the US regularly between January and May 1945. The Japanese had left by the time Filipino guerillas came in early June; the town was officially liberated on June 25, 1945.
Tuguegarao was once the only first class municipality in the province of Cagayan. It has served as the provincial capital of Cagayan since 1893 because of the notable socio-economic progress of the town. In 1975, having adequate facilities and amenities aside from being the region's geographic center and having capabilities of serving as the administrative seat of government for the region, Tuguegarao was declared the regional capital of Region II (Cagayan Valley).
Tuguegarao as a component city was affirmed in a plebiscite held on December 18, 1999, with Randolph Ting as the first city mayor.
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