Tabuk City (Kalinga) History, Tourist Spots, Festivals, Officials

Tabuk is a 5th class inland city and the capital of Kalinga Province.

Tabuk City Seal
Tabuk City Seal *Photo Credit: Facebook Page

Profile of Tabuk City (Geography)
Location –> Kalinga Province in Northern Luzon (See map below)
*Distance from Manila –> 322 Kilometers to the north
Neighboring Towns –> Pinukpuk, Rizal, Pasil and Lubuagan
Area –> 700.25 km2 (270.37 sq mi)
Population –> 110,642 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Valley
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, corn, coffee, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Kalinga, Apayao, Ilocano, Tagalog, English
No. of Barangays –> 42
Revenue (2016) –> 778,971,527.59

City Officials
Representative (Lone District of Kalinga) –> Allen Jesse Mangaoang

Mayor –> Darwin C. EstraƱero
Vice Mayor –> Bernard Glenn M. Dao-as
City Councilors (Sangguniang Panlungsod Members):
Glenn Julius Amla
Ivan Yannick Bagayao
Elvis Tabanganay
Castor Cayaba
Dick Bal-o
Chester Alanday
Zorayda Mia Wacnang
Kristian Wandag
Eduardo Sacayle
Samuel Suma-al


Tabuk was created as a municipality on June 16, 1950. It was made the capital of the then undivided Kalinga-Apayao Province. It remained as the capital of Kalinga even after the division of Kalinga and Apayao as separate provinces in 1995.

On June 23, 2007, Kalinga was converted into a city but its creation became official only in 2011 when the Supreme Court ruled with finality the constitutionality of the law that created it.

Economy, Business and Investment

Aside from being the capital of Kalinga, Tabuk is also the chief trading center of the province. However, its economy is primarily agricultural where rice, corn, coffee, vegetables, livestock and poultry are produced.

Manufacturing is limited to rice milling, hollow block making, furniture and handicraft production and repair, and bread making. The traditional weaving industry is being promoted by the local government.

Being a landlocked locality with no airport, Tabuk is accessible only by land transportation. It is traversed by roads coming from all adjacent provinces but if coming from Manila or Baguio City, the best route is through the province of Isabela.

Former Mayors
Ferdinand Tubban
Camilo Lammawin Jr.

Tourist Spots in Tabuk City

Chico River
Bangabanga Waterfalls
St. William Cathedral
Provincial Capitol
Museum of Kalinga

Festival in Tabuk City

Matagoan Festival is a yearly occasion held every June 24th to 26th.

RELATED: Profile of Baguio City
See also: List of Philippine Cities by Region and Province

Map of Tabuk City in Kalinga Province

Tabuk City Hall
Tabuk City Hall *Photo Credit: Facebook Video

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