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Aklan Province, Philippines

  • Tangalan has a total of 15 barangays
  • Registered Voters of Tangalan as of (2010) = 11,658
  • Tangalan is in the "lone" Voting District of Aklan.
  • Population of Tangalan (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 19,121
  • Land Area of Tangalan (as of 2007, in hectares) = 7,459
  • Tangalan is a 5th class Municipality and Partially Urban.
  • Tangalan is in the Aklan province and within Region VI - in the island of panay within the Western Visayas Area.


Geography of Tangalan, Aklan, Philippines

Tangalan is characterized by gently rolling to rugged terrain with 8-30% slope comprising 49.39% of the total land area. This is found in western and southern part of the municipality. Level to nearly level land category (0-30%) comprise a little more than one third (39.98%) of the land area and is concentrated in the coastal Barangays.

Location of Tangalan, Aklan, Philippines

Tangalan is one of the municipalities in the province of Aklan lying 19 kilometers northeast of Kalibo, the capital town of the province of Aklan. It is bounded on the north by Sibuyan Sea, on south by Ibajay, on the northeast by Makato, on the southeast by Malinao and on the west by Ibajay.

History of Tangalan, Aklan, Philippines

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The descendants of Datu Bangkaya in barangay Afga, a seaside barangay facing the sea of Sibuyan, established Tangalan in the early part of 16th century. Because of the continuous raid and furious behavior of the non-Christians (Moro) pirates, the native of the said barangay transferred their place to another inland location at sitio Nagub-an of Barangay Tagas.

After the termination of the Spanish rule in the country and the Americans took the reign of control all over the Philippines, the town of Makato and Tangalan was fused into one municipality. But the people of Tangalan did not relish the set-up of being merged and/or fused with Makato, and silently accepted the bitter and unhappy situation, but worked a way out of the dilemma. It was a true love for freedom and self-government that enlightened and fired a fervent desire of the leaders and the people of Tangalan to wage a struggle for separation of the town of Tangalan from Makato.

The separation of the Municipal government of Tangalan from Makato passed so many obstacles and hard struggle. The legal aspect had been filed, but due to political intrigues of the other politicians, the attempt was failure. The people of Tangalan firmly believed that the unity achieved their cherished dream, so that their leaders and its people joined and acted together and found support from the late Congressman Jose M. Reyes. Republic Act No. 285 was passed and was signed into law and on July 31, 1948, the banner of independence was hosted in the municipality of Tangalan.

Tangalan got its name from the two incidents during the Spanish regime. It has been told that when the Spanish sailboat, manned and piloted by a Tagalog, broke its rudder and was brought ashore for repair, the native asked the captain of the boat, what was the cause of their being ashore, and the captain answered “natanggalan” meaning displaced, referring to the detached rudder of the boat. Another incident happened, when a Spanish officer passed by the shore and found trees growing with distinctive foliage nearby and asked the native, and the native answered, “Tanggal,” the name of the tree in local dialect. The name of the town was coined from these two incidents.

People of Tangalan, Aklan, Philippines

  • Population of Tangalan as of 2010 census: 20,277
  • Population of Tangalan (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 19,121

  • Registered Voters of Tangalan as of (2010) = 11,658
  • Tangalan is in the "lone" Voting District of Aklan.

Elected Government Officials of Tangalan, Aklan, Philippines

The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.

They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.

Elected officials of Tangalan for the term of 2013-2016
  1. Stanley "STAN" Tandog Aguirre (LP)
  2. Efren "OLOY" Masangcay Tampos (LP)
  3. Jay "TOTO JAY" Eulalio Tejada (LP)
  4. Julio "TOTO" Salazar Rabe (IND)
  5. Rhean "YANN" Fuentes Yap (LP)
  6. Alexander "NONOY" Nadal Tefora (LP)
  7. Glenn "GLENN" Fuentes Tigson (LP)

Elected officials of Tangalan for the term of 2010-2013

Barangay Elected Officials of Tangalan, Aklan Province

Businesses in Tangalan, Aklan, Philippines

How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood

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Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Tangalan, Aklan, Philippines

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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Tangalan, Aklan, Philippines

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Schools in Tangalan, Aklan, Philippines

School year 2015-2016 starts Monday, June 1, 2015 and ends Friday, April 1, 2016, for public elementary and secondary schools. The SY will consist of 201 school days, inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training (INSET) break. The different school events and activities, including the number of school days per quarter, are contained in Enclosure No. 1. Source: Department of Education

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Economy of Tangalan, Aklan, Philippines

DILG through its Local Government Academy (LGA) has spearheaded an anti-red tape advocacy program dubbed Project CURE which stands for Comprehensive and Unified Response to Eliminate Red-Tape in LGU.

The recently initiated anti-red tape program is a response to the challenge of efficient and effective public service, as stated in the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007.

Thus, LGUs are enjoined in coming up with a Citizens’ Charter since LGUs are the crucial providers of frontline services to the public from urban areas down to

the remotest communities of the country.

The Citizens’ Charter is defined in the implementing rules of RA 9485 as “an official document, a service standard, or a pledge, that communicates, in simple

terms, information on the service provided by the government to its citizens. It describes the step-by-step procedures for availing a particular service, and the guaranteed performance level that they may expect for that service”.

This information is complemented by list of requirements a customer must comply to facilitate service delivery.

The Tangalan Citizens’ Charter is the newest publication tool developed by the Local Government to empower its citizenry by promoting transparency and accountability in service delivery. It is designed to promote good governance by operationalizing its four elements namely: accountability, participation, predictability and transparency.

It is also considered as an instrument through which the quality of public service can be improved by letting the people know the mandate of the government office concerned, how one can get in touch with its officials, what to expect by way of services and how to seek remedy if something goes wrong.

Designed for dissemination and publication at billboards in strategic areas of the municipality, the charter has catalogued a total of 72 frontline services for this first edition.

Jobs in Tangalan, Aklan

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Natural Resources of Tangalan, Aklan, Philippines

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It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.

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Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.

The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.

To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.

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We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.

This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.


  • Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
  • +63-2-929-6626

We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.

Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.

Tourists Attractions of Tangalan, Aklan, Philippines verbatim
  • St. John Nepomucene Parish Church – For almost twenty-eight years men, women, and children carried limestone and coral blocks on their heads and shoulders from the quarries of Barangay Afga to the town proper from sunrise to sunset in a great polo (forced labor). Being finished in 1889 and still intact today the century old church is one of the oldest in the province, featuring limestone and coral walls.
  • Afga Wave-Rock Formation – The wave-rock formation is a unique environmental phenomenon produced by wave action on a rocky shore. It is told that the wave-rock formation served as the quarry site for the distinct limestone and coral walls of the St. John Nepomucene Parish Church. It is a detrital type of sedimentary rock stratified in the colors yellow, grey, black, and reddish-brown. Dwarf mangroves have found a home amongst the numerous cracks and crevices.
  • Jawili Beach – The white sands and crystal clear waters of Jawili Beach are an excellent location for a weekend getaway or a relaxing vacation. Jawili Beach provides Boracay like scenery with the slow place and tranquility of a small fishing village. Fishing boats line the beach as the majority of the local community still rely on the sea for their livelihood. Jawili Beach is an ideal destination for sea related recreation, picnics, conferences, conventions, holiday outings, and vacations.
  • Jawili Falls – The splendor of Jawili Falls is only a five to ten minute walk from Jawili Beach. The seven basins have been uniquely arranges by centuries of water flow. Crystal clear water cascades from basin to basin as if rolling down a giant stairwell. The falls are surrounded by a pristine forest that serves as a wildlife sanctuary for endemic flora and fauna. Tracing the tributaries of the falls into the heart of the forest is a challenging yet rewarding adventure.
  • Tangalan Marine Sanctuary - The 375ha Marine Sanctuary was established in 2003 within the municipal waters at Pungtod Reef. Pungtod Reef is approximately 150ha consisting of patch reefs and ranging in depth from 8 to over 30m. Live coral coverage and fish density have been increasing since the sanctuary was implemented. The sanctuary hosts numerous species of hard and soft corals, sponges, shells, sea stars, sea cucumbers, oysters, and lobsters. There are a variety of colorful fish as well, including Butterflyfish, Angelfish, Damselfish, Parrotfish, *Surgeonfish, Scorpionfish, and Sweetlips among others. There are also many species targeted for fishing, such as Fusilers, Groupers, Jacks, Snappers, and Emperor Breams. Endangered sea snakes and sea turtles are also found within the sanctuary, as well as dolphins and stingrays. The sanctuary is currently closed to SCUBA diving and snorkeling.
  • Coral Garden - The Coral Gardening and Reef Rehabilitation Project is a 10 ha area inside the Marine Sanctuary where 49 cross-bar pyramid type artificial reefs were deployed in 2003 in a cooperative effort of the LGU-Tangalan and DA-BFAR. The goal of the project is to rehabilitate an area that was previously decimated by dynamite and cyanide fishing. The artificial reefs, by increasing coral cover and providing additi0nal shelter for juvenile fishes, will in turn increase the catch of municipal fisherfolk. Numerous species of hard and soft corals can be observed growing on the artificial reefs after only 2 years. Sea stars, feather stars, tunicates, and oysters have also taken advantage of the additional habitat provided by the artificial reefs. Fish are plentiful within the Coral Garden as they utilize the shelter provided by the artificial reefs. The artificial reefs consist of 16 concrete bars stacked in a pyramid to maximize the amount of surface area exposed to sunlight. One of the artificial reefs, the “mother” artificial reef, is made up of 48 concrete bars. The LGU is currently developing an ecotourism project in which SCUBA divers will be able to purchase a growing coral and “plant” it on an artificial reefs, thereby contributing to the rehabilitation of coastal resources in the Philippines. The Coral Garden is scheduled to open for SCUBA diving in May 2006.

Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Tangalan, Aklan, Philippines

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Tangalan, Aklan supports Philippine Cycling

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  • ILOILO CITY, April 27-May 2, 2015 (PNA) – Some 5,000 bikers are expected to join the second Iloilo Bike Festival slated April 27-May 2, 2015 as the city continues to aspire to become a bike-able walkable metropolis. The activity that supported by the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU) and Megaworld Iloilo aims to promote Iloilo as a safe and bike friendly city, promote the share-a-road movement encourage Ilonggos to commute via biking and raise Ilonggos awareness on the benefits of biking on health, safety and environment concerns. Read More....
  • CYCLING Le Tour de Filipinas 2015 set as country celebrates 60 years of top-caliber cycling Feb 1 to Feb 4 2015 - View the result of the race: A four stage race. Stage 1 starts in Balanga and back to Balanga for a 126K race Feb 1, 2015 (Sunday); stage 2 starts in Balanga, Bataan to Iba, Zambales for a 154.7 K race Feb 2, 2015 (Monday); stage 3 starts in Iba, Zambales to Lingayen, Pangasinan for a 150.1K race Feb 3, 2015 (Tuesday); stage 4 starts in Lingayen, Pangasinan to Baguio City, Benguet for a 101.7K race Feb 4, 2015 (Wednesday). For a total distance of 532.5 Kms. Read More >>>
  • Ronda Pilipinas: Feb 8 - 27 2015:>> Discovering young riders for the national team will be the main objective of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2015 when the country’s premiere cycling race hits the road on Feb. 8 in Butuan City. Ronda Pilipinas executive project director Moe Chulani said the international multistage bikathon, which ends on Feb. 27, will have two qualifying legs of four stages each in Mindanao and the Visayas where the top riders will advance to face a tough foreign challenge in the six-stage Luzon finale. Read More>>>

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