Tuba (Benguet) Tourist Spots, History, Festival

Tuba is a 1st class landlocked municipality of Benguet Province in Cordillera Administrative Region, Philippines. It is considered as the gateway to Baguio City and Benguet Province.

Tuba Municipal Hall
Tuba Municipal Hall (Photo Credit: Tuba LGU)

Profile of Tuba Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Southwestern part of Benguet Province in the Cordillera Region (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Sablan (north), Baguio City (east), Sison in Pangasinan (south), Pugo, Tubao and Aringay in La Union (west)
Area –> 295.97 km2 (114.27 sq mi)
Population –> 47,648 (2015 Census)
Revenue (2016) –> 160,532,737.71
Barangays –> 13
Terrain –> Mountainous
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Ibaloi, Kankana-ey, Ilocano, Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> Lone
Government Officials
Congressman (caretaker) –> Eric Yap
Mayor –> Clarita Sal-Ongan
Vice Mayor –> Maria L. Carantes

History of Tuba

The town o Tuba was established in 1911 by the American authorities.

Economy of Tuba

Tuba is an agricultural town where vegetables and fruits are the major products. It is also one of the oldest and foremost mining towns in the Philippines where gold, silver and copper are produced.

Tourist Spots in Tuba

Aran Cave
Mount Cabuyao
Mount Santo Tomas
Mount Urap
BenCab Museum
Dinosaurs Island
Saint Paul Parish Church

Festivals in Tuba

Ava (Taro) Festival

Map of Tuba Municipality in Benguet

See also: Profile of Mayor Clarita Sal-Ongan, Governor Melchor Diclas

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