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About Tangub City
Tangub City is located at the Southern curve of D-shape Misamis Occidental Province, part of Mindanao. It is bounded by Mt. Malindang on the north, Ozamiz City on the east, Paguil Bay on the south and Municipality of Bonifacio on the west. It can be reached by plane in 1hour and 20 minutes from Manila, one-night travel by boat from Cebu City and 3 hours and 30 minutes ride by bus from Cagayan de Oro City.
Tangub came from the word “tangkub”, a Subanen word for rice container made of tree bark woven together by rattan strips. A Spanish soldier on patrol in the area found a dead man whom the Subanens described as bitten by a snake inside the “tangkub” when he checked if there was still rice in the container. Not understanding the dialect, the soldiers reported that there was a dead man from “tangkub” and the name stuck, which later on was changed to Tangub.
Geographical Data
Tangub City is found at the southern curve of the D-shaped province of Misamis Occidental. It is bounded by Mt. Malindang in the north, Ozamiz City in the east, Panguil Bay in the south and the municipality of Bonifacio in the west. It can be reached by plane in one hour and twenty minutes from Manila; thirty minutes by plane from Cebu City to Ozamiz City and overnight travel by boat from Cebu City; and three hours and thirty minutes by public utility bus from Cagayan de Oro City.
Physical Characteristics
Sheltered by the mighty Mt. Malindang Range and embraced by the placid Panguil Bay, Tangub City is composed of fifty-five barangays spread over a land area of 16,572 hectares. The topography is approximately 40% plain along the coast of Panguil Bay and 6% rolling and hilly, gradually rising to the Mt. Malindang National Forest Reservation area. The city does not have high rise buildings and traffic congestion.
Commerce and Industry
Basically agricultural, more than 60% of the land is devoted to farming. Main products are coconut, corn and banana. Fishing is another source of livelihood of the people. Other occupations include professional practice, handicraft, blue collar jobs, private business and employment.
Population Trend and Growth
2011 BHW data, population density of the city is 4 persons per hectare. Barangay Maquilao has the highest population density of 4,705 persons per sq. km. In contrast, Barangay Owayan has only 24 persons per sq. km.
1. Pre-School
65 Day Care Centers (Government) 

4 Day Care Centers (Private)

2. Elementary Level
Central District 13 E/S
North District 13 E/S – 3 P/S
South District 11 E/S
Southwest District 14 E/S – 3 P/S
3. Secondary Level
1. Banglay NHS 

2. Bongabong NHS

3. Caniangan NHS

4. Lorenzo Tan NHS

5. Sta. Maria NHS

6. Silangit NHS

7. Sumirap NHS

8. Tangub City NHS

9. St. Michael’s HS

10. Northern Mindanao State College (NMSC)

4. Tertiary Education (Government Schools)

Barangay Labuyo


Barangay Maloro

Sports and Recreation
1. Tangub City Sports Complex
2. Tangub City Swimming Pool
3. Sinanduloy Gym
4. 67 Basketball Courts
2 – city
55 brgy. courts
10 brgy. NHS courts
5. 14 Volleyball Courts
2 – city
2 – tertiary courts
10 brgy. NHS courts
6. 5 Tennis Courts
4 – city
1 – private
Boundaries : North – Mt. Malindang 

South – Panguil Bay

East – Ozamiz City

West –Municipality of Bonifacio

Land Area : 16,572 hectares.(165.72 sq. km)
Population : 62, 288 (2011BHW Data)
Population Density : 4 persons/ha
Average Population Growth Rate : 2.24%
Number of Households : 12, 619 (2011 BHW Data)
Average HH Size : 3.75 (2011 BHW Data)
Number of Barangays : 55
Dominant Religion : Roman Catholic
Major Dialect : Cebuano
Indigenous People Group : Subanens
Labor Force : Population 15 years and over – 32,290
Labor Force Participation Rate : 61.27%
Unemployment Rate : 57% (2001 vs 2005)
Income (2011) : Php 276, 138, 278.75
Expenditures (2011) : Php225, 248, 289.80
Average Family Income : Php100,800/annum (Local Survey 2004)
City Classification : 4th Class City
Climate : Fair climate, rainfall is more or less evenly distributed averaging 183 mm throughout the year
Soil Type : Jasaan Clay Loam, Guingona Silt Loam, Bantog Clay
The City aims to encourage and promote a CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE among the Tangubanons, hence recognizing remarkable achievements in various fields.
Agricultural : Major Leading Crops: Coconut: 5,891 has, Corn: 3,148.70 has., Banana: 1,333 has., Irrigated Rice: 100 has., Non-irrigated: 210 has. 

Total Area planted for temporary crops: 4,000 has.

Total Area planted for selected permanent crops: 3,600 has.

Total Area planted or commercial plants: 10, 300 has.

Livestock: 7,500 heads

Poultry: 12,100 heads

Industrial Establishment : DLMR Coco Industry
Banks : 1 (private)
Number of Business Establishment : 832 (2006)
Educational Institution : 2 tertiary schools (public) 

9 secondary schools (public)

1 secondary school (private)

50 elementary schools (public)

5 primary schools (private)

5 primary schools (public)

Health Indicators : 1 hospital 

2 private clinics

55 barangay health centers

1 city health center

1 rural health center

Birth Rate: 38.96 %

Death Rate: 5.52 %

Welfare Facilities : 66 day care centers (public) 

5 day care center (private)

Housing : 3-GK residential sub-division
Protective Services : Policemen:

Uniform Personnel – 40

NUP                       -    2

Firemen:               -  16

Index crime rate        -41.40%

Infrastructure & Utilities
Road Network : National Road: 41.138 km 

Barangay Road: 154.410 km.

Bridges : 270.5 Linear meter
Seaports : 1 Public port
Power : MOELCI II (Provincial Electric Cooperative)
Water : Level I: 5,934 HHs served 

Level II: 673 HHs served

Level III: 2,300 connections

Mandate & Main Function
“A vibrant agri-producer, eco-tourism and learning center for skills, technology, culture and the arts in Northwestern Mindanao spearheaded by committed, competent and dynamic leaders working harmoniously with culture loving, empowered, responsive and environmentally concerned and family centered society.”







General Goal 

A highly improved quality of people’s lives through total human development & access to benefits, opportunities and resources within a safe and life enhancing environment.