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Tuguegarao City,
Cagayan Province, Philippines

  • Tuguegarao City has a total of 49 barangays.
  • Registered Voters of Tuguegarao City as of (2010) = 73,226
  • Tuguegarao City is in the "3rd" Voting Congressional District of Cagayan.
  • Population of Tuguegarao City (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 129,539
  • Land Area of Tuguegarao City (as of 2007, in hectares) = 14,480
  • Tuguegarao City is a 3rd class Component City and Partially Urban.
  • Tuguegarao City is in the Cagayan province and within Region II-Cagayan Valley in the island of Luzon.
  • Tuguegarao City is the capital City of the Cagayan Province.

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Geography of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, Philippines

Geography of Tuguegarao City

Location of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, Philippines

History of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, Philippines

Origin of the Name Tuguegarao

There are several versions of the origin of the name, Tuguegarao. One is the abundance of "tarrao" trees in the area. Another is "garrao" meaning swift current, possibly of the Pinacanauan River. Another is from the word "tuggui" meaning fire. Another recorded version is, the town was formerly called Twerao by the people of the northern towns. Still another is that the name Tuguegarao comes from two Ibanag words "tuggui" (fire) and "aggao" (day), possibly referring to a daytime fire that happened in the town.

However, the version most accepted is that the name Tuguegarao comes from the sentence "Tuggui gari yaw", meaning "This was cleared by fire" possibly referring to the kaingin areas pointed by the natives to the Spaniards. This means therefore that the town, Tuguegarao, was carved out of the wilderness by fire.

Founding of the Town

It was a small settlement, in terms of population but was big in territory until 1850s. It was governed as a barangay until the Spaniards gave it the status of "mission-pueblo" on May 9, 1604, making it one of the political units of the province of Cagayan, which then included all the territory which later became the province of Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino. Actually, it was in the year 1600 when the Spaniards first visited Tuguegarao. The natives fled to the outlying wilderness, because they felt that unlike the Chinese, Japanese and Indians who came only to trade, it was clear that the newcomers were here to settle and govern them. The Dominican friars coaxed the natives through evangelization, education and the improvement of livelihood methods. Reforms for social and material upliftment were worked out. Chapels and barrios were built, with each barrio having its own patron saint. Elaborate fiestas were held in honor of the patron saint. Slowly, the natives returned to their homes in the lowland.

As a mission-pueblo and with assigned encomenderos to Tuguegarao, the inhabitants were made to pay taxes in the form of poultry products and other foodstuffs. Resentment flared. The people of Tuguegarao revolved in 1605, killing the encomendero. Again, the people of Tuguegarao revolted in 1718 and then 1761 with a leader named Rivera.

Original Inhabitants

The original inhabitants of Tuguegarao were Itawes, a group of Malays who arrived in the island sometime between 200 B.C. and 300 A.D. The various groups of immigrants drove the Atta (very short, dark-skinned nomad with very curly hair) to the mountains. The Itawes were later taught the Ibanag dialect by the Spaniards as the medium of Christianization and trading during the Tobacco Monopoly, which explains why several Spanish words are interspersed in the local dialect. However, in the rural communities, Itawes continue to be the native tongue. The means of livelihood of the natives were fishing, hunting, farming and livestock raising.

Tuguegarao in the 1980s and 1990s

The year 1983 marked the quadricentennial celebration of the establishment of the Civil Government of the Province of Cagayan. In the week long celebration held in Tuguegarao, several Ministers visited the town and province.

New barangays had been formed, so that by 1981, Tuguegarao had 49 barangays, 12 of which were urban. The late 1980s saw the gradual expansion of the urban core of Tuguegarao to the outlying barangays of Ugac, Caritan and Atulayan. With the fast rising prices of real estate in the Poblacion. Residents found it very profitable to sell their houses and lots in the Poblacion and to buy lots in the barangay surrounding the Poblacion, so that they would still be near the market, the schools, their offices and business, the church, the stores and recreation spots.

By 1980, Tuguegarao had a population of 73,507. The increase in population could be attributed to various factors. One is the increasing peace and order problems in the other towns in the region, driving the people to Tuguegarao, which relatively is free of the insurgency problem with the visible presence of the military and due to the town's geographic location. Another factor is the presence of the schools, whose quality of education is highly comparable to that of Metropolitan Manila. Others come because of trade and industry. Another reason is the completion of the Maharlika Highway, which made Region 02 more accessible. Of very great consideration is the town's tremendous improvement in social services and infrastructure facilities since 1975. The immigrants, seeing that the people of Tuguegarao are generally peaceful and gentle and that the town could sufficiently sustain a comfortable life, decide to stay for good. And then, of course, the children and grandchildren of Tuguegarao, after their sojourn in the cities for education, first jobs and professional trainings, come back to Tuguegarao to build their homes and careers.

Tuguegarao's sky line has greatly changed over the years. In the 1980s and 1990s, there are multi-storey buildings in the Poblacion, landscaped schools and homes, cable television, air-conditioned buses, jet flights, telegraph and telex services, door-to-door delivery services, domestic and overseas long-distance calls, luxurious social amenities and other trappings of a highly urbanized town. It has been observed that Tuguegarao's Calle Commercio, now called Bonifacio Street improved dramatically after every fire, which happens periodically in this town which was carved out of the wilderness by fire.

Tuguegarao, the capital of the Province of Cagayan and the center of Region 02, has undergone a lot of changes and will continue to change to better serve its purpose. Though not verbalized, the town is dear to its people. No matter in what shape or state the town is, its people continue to make it function. Tuguegarao is a hometown its inhabitants will always return to.

source: tuguegaraocity.gov

People of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, Philippines

  • Total Population of Tuguegarao City as of May 1, 2010 census: 138,865
  • Registered Voters as of 2010: 84,009

Elected Government Officials of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, 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 Tuguegarao City for the term of 2013-2016
  • Mayor of Tuguegarao City: SORIANO, JEFF (NPC)
  • Vice-Mayor of Tuguegarao City: CARONAN, JOJO (NUP)
  • Councilors of Tuguegarao City:
    1. DE GUZMAN, BEN-BEN (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 27423 6.88%
    2. RESUELLO, PASTOR ROSS INDEPENDENT 27053 6.78%
    3. ORTIZ, BOYET (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE 24812 6.22%
    4. TUMALIUAN, PERLA (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE 21403 5.37%
    5. TING, MAILA (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE 20678 5.18%
    6. MORA, NOEL (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 20345 5.10%
    7. BAYONA, JUDE (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 18896 4.74%
    8. CALUBAQUIB, KENDRICK (NUP) NATIONAL UNITY PARTY 18730 4.70%
    9. VALDEPEÑAS, ETO (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE 18484 4.63%
    10. DAYAG, MIMI (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 17840 4.47%

Elected officials of Tuguegarao City for the term of 2010-2013

Barangay Elected Officials of Tuguegarao City (Capital), Cagayan

Businesses in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, Philippines

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  • Salons and Barber Shops
  • Supermarket, wet market

How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood

The Philippine Livelihood Program: The Philippine government provides several programs to enhance the livelihood of the Filipino people. The department of Science and Technology through its Technology Research Center (TRC) regurlarly conducts various types of hands-on and personalized training programs.

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Real Estate for Sale or Lease in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, Philippines

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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, Philippines

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Schools in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, Philippines

School year 2013-2014 starts June 3 and ends March 31, 2014, for public elementary and secondary schools. The school year will have 201 school days, of which 180 days are “nonnegotiable” student-teacher contact time.

The multisectoral Brigada Eskwela to prepare schools for the students’ return will be on May 21-26. Oplan Balik Eskwela will be from May 28 to June 8 while orientation on K to 12 for parents and other stakeholders will be on June 9.

Although private schools may deviate from the Department of Education (DepEd) calendar, they are enjoined not to start before June 3 and later than Aug 31.


School Year 2013-2014 in public elementary and high schools will start on June 3 and end on March 31, 2014 The name of your school in Tuguegarao City can be listed here. You can list it like this:

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Economy of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, Philippines

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Jobs in Tuguegarao City

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Natural Resources of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, 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.

Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!


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.

Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More


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.

Contact:

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

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 Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, Philippines

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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, Philippines

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Featured News of The Philippines

  • 2015 is ‘Visit Philippines year’
  • Thursday, April 24, 2014
The Philippine tourism sector is gearing up for 2015 as “Visit Philippines year” (VPY 2015) which was declared by Department of Tourism (DOT) during the 17th Meeting of ASEAN Tourism Ministers, a part of activities in ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) in Sarawak, Malaysia, on January 16-24, 2014. VPY 2015 will coincide with the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministerial Meetings and Leaders’ Summit in 2015 and a preparation for the country’s hosting of ATF in 2016.
DOT is drawing up a calendar of events for VPY 2015 to include a mix of exceptional work of Filipinos in painting and graphic arts, cinema, performing arts such as dance, music, and theater, as well as unveil more historic treasures, national wonders, breathtaking adventures, exquisite products, and ecotourism activities, for visitors to come and enjoy the promise of “more fun in the Philippines.” ....................... Full Story»

  • IFC, Phl to ramp up green buildings project
  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014 1:15 pm
MANILA, Philippines — International Finance Corp., a member of the World Bank Group, is stepping up its work with the Philippine government to expand the development of green buildings.
IFC is also conducting technical studies that will be used in drafting laws requiring new buildings to reduce electricity use. These measures will help the country cut the greenhouse-gas emissions of new buildings by 20 percent annually. ....................... Full Story»

  • Carabao Festival
Date: May 14 - Location: Angono, Rizal
Farmers pay tribute to their patron saints; a procession of carabao carts bearing a myriad local produce is held; prizes are awarded to the strongest and most beautifully decorated carabaos.
Date: May 14 Location: Pulilan, Bulacan
Hundreds of festively adorned carabaos are paraded by their farmer-owners on the street leading to the church; there the carabaos are made to kneel down as a homage to San Isidro de Labrado, the patron saint of farmers.

  • Power Pinays out of Asian Club tilt
  • Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - PLDT Home TVolution Philippines took a stinging 25-7, 25-13, 25-12 defeat from title contender Hisamitsu Spring Japan to bow out of the 2014 Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand yesterday.
The Power Pinays, who made it to the quarters by finishing fourth in the six-team Group B with a 2-3 (win-loss) record, proved no match to the power-hitting Japanese, falling to the consolation pool ....................... Full Story»

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Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling

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