Tabuk City

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Tabuk, officially the City of Tabuk (Ilocano: Siudad ti Tabuk; Tagalog: Lungsod ng Tabuk), is a 5th class component city and capital of the province of Kalinga, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 110,642 people. 

History

The former municipal district of Tabuk was transformed into a regular municipality by Republic Act No. 533, approved June 16, 1950.[1]

Cityhood

Tabuk became the Cordillera's second city after Baguio on June 23, 2007, when 17,060 voters ratified Republic Act No. 9404. On November 18, 2008, the SC voted 6-5 to revert Tabuk City, among other 15 cities', status back to municipalities. However, on December 21, 2009, the Supreme Court reversed its first decision, returning the 16 back to cities. It contended that these cities were not covered by Republic Act 9009 – the law enacted in June 2001 that increased the income requirement for cities from P20 million to P100 million – as proven by transcripts of Senate debates while crafting RA 9009.

But on August 24, 2010, the SC made a reversal again, reinstating its November 2008 decision. It concluded that the Local Government Code as amended by RA 9009 should be followed, without exception.

Finally, on February 15, 2011, the 16 became cities again after the SC made a third reversal. This time, the High Court acknowledged, among others, that the 16 cityhood laws amended RA 9009, effectively amending the Local Government Code itself.

Geography

Tabuk City is 461 kilometres (286 mi) from Manila via Cauayan/Roxas and 443 kilometres (275 mi) via San Mateo/Roxas.

Barangays

Tabuk is politically subdivided into 42 barangays.

  • Agbannawag
  • Amlao
  • Appas
  • Bado Dangwa
  • Bagumbayan
  • Balawag
  • Balong
  • Bantay
  • Bulanao
  • Bulanao Norte
  • Bulo
  • Cabaritan
  • Cabaruan
  • Calaccad
  • Calanan
  • Casigayan
  • Cudal
  • Dagupan Centro (Poblacion)
  • Dagupan West
  • Dilag
  • Dupag
  • Gobgob
  • Guilayon
  • Ipil
  • Lacnog
  • Lanna
  • Laya East
  • Laya West
  • Lucog
  • Magnao
  • Magsaysay
  • Malalao
  • Malin-awa
  • Masablang
  • Nambaran
  • Nambucayan
  • Naneng
  • New Tanglag
  • San Juan
  • San Julian
  • Suyang
  • Tuga

Climate

Climate data for Tabuk City
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 25

(77)

27

(81)

29

(84)

32

(90)

31

(88)

31

(88)

30

(86)

30

(86)

30

(86)

29

(84)

27

(81)

26

(79)

29

(84)

Average low °C (°F) 20

(68)

20

(68)

21

(70)

23

(73)

24

(75)

24

(75)

24

(75)

24

(75)

24

(75)

23

(73)

23

(73)

21

(70)

23

(73)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 78

(3.1)

60

(2.4)

49

(1.9)

51

(2.0)

194

(7.6)

197

(7.8)

209

(8.2)

226

(8.9)

185

(7.3)

180

(7.1)

143

(5.6)

183

(7.2)

1,755

(69.1)

Average rainy days 15.6 12.5 11.8 12.5 21.0 23.3 25.2 26.1 22.6 17.1 16.7 19.6 224
Source: Meteoblue

Demographics

Population census of Tabuk
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1918 4,079 —    
1939 3,343 −0.94%
1948 7,376 +9.19%
1960 21,261 +9.22%
1970 28,016 +2.79%
1975 33,918 +3.91%
1980 42,768 +4.74%
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 57,200 +2.95%
1995 63,507 +1.98%
2000 78,633 +4.69%
2007 87,912 +1.55%
2010 103,912 +6.27%
2015 110,642 +1.20%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority   

In the 2015 census, the population of Tabuk was 110,642 people,  with a density of 160 inhabitants per square kilometre or 410 inhabitants per square mile.

References