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Topography

The terrain of Tabaco is generally flat. The difference in elevation from the highest point to the lowest point is 5 meters only. Maximum elevation is 13 meters above sea level. The central part of the mainland which is located slightly to the west of the poblacion is generally flat along the national highway going to Ligao City. To the north westernmost portion from the central mainland, the elevation of the terrain reaches 400 meters above sea level. From the south of the national road to the extreme portion west of the mainland, the elevation continuously rises up to the crater of the Mayon Volcano at an elevation of 2,462 meters. The San Miguel Island is almost entirely surrounded by groups of small hills. The land level, however, is plain and elevated at about 35 meters above sea level.

Climate

The City of Tabaco belongs to the second type of climate. It is characterized by no distinct dry season but with a very pronounced maximum rainfall from November to January. The area has pronounces warmness and humidity throughout the year with a mean temperature of 26.0 degrees Centigrade and a humidity range up to 80%. February is the coldest month with a low of 21.0 degrees Centigrade. The warmest temperature is experienced during the month of May with a mean temperature of 27.0 degrees Centigrade.

Political Subdivision

The city is composed of 47 barangays: 21 urban and 26 rural. Few of the rural barangays are found in San Miguel Island. To name, these are Agñas, Hacienda, Sagurong, Rawis, and Visita.

Name of Barangay

Barangay Captain

SK Chairman

1. Agñas Vicente B. Bataller, Jr. Tito B. Borilla, Jr.
2. Bacolod Danilo B. Brillantes Jomar B. Castillo
3. Bankilingan Jose C. Cepcon, Sr. Harlen B. Brioso
4. Bantayan Arsenio B. Biglete Darwin O. Carullo
5. Baranghawon Rene B. Realizan Vernalyn S. Butial
6. Basagan Gerardo Q. Barasona Vina B. Bongay
7. Basud Jaime E. Albaniel, Jr. Dave I. Benavente
8. Bognabong Emerita B. Bognalos Shervin C. Bagasala
9. Bombon Ramon Mirasol, Sr. Emil B. Broñoso
10. Bonot Julio B. Borromeo Charles Vincent B. Bonagua
11. Buang Rachelle B. Bongon Edcel Q. Delos Reyes
12. Buhian Dionisio P. Ragodon Jomar C. Cornel
13. Cabagnan Noel B. Bonaobra Edgar T. Biñas
14. Cobo Wilson B. Bondoy Joan B. Montales
15. Comon Flaviano Bueno Jove B. Bueno
16. Cormidal Maria Gracia B. Esmenda Edeson L. Berces
17. Divino Rostro Salvador R. Sabariza, Jr. Reena del B. Albaniel
18. Fatima Ruben V. Bualoy Jan Cristian B. Borcelis
19. Guinobat Erwin borlagdan John Gio O. Bongao
20. Hacienda Odon B. Bobiles Jonavie N. Bonete
21. Magapo Regino B. Broncate Ivy Joy B. Motilla
22. Mariroc Mecilla B. Jarabe Cecile S. Cejes
23. Matagbac Reynaldo C. Borromeo Evangeline B. Bermundo
24. Oras Abraham A. Camata
Arnel C. Camata
25. Oson Clara Boringot Allan B. Boringot
26. Panal Glenn B. Sanchez Vanette Shayne V. Milano
27. Pawa Danilo B. Carillo Nikkoh C. Onrubia
28. Pinagbobong < Orlando B. Buendia Kathlene Jane N. Logica
29. Quinale Juan Sia C. Pielago Gabriel B. Concepcion
30. Quinastillojan Armando C. Buere Helen R. Bruselas
31. Rawis Preciocisima B. Tanggo Charmaine P. Borbor
32. Sagurong Lourdes B. Brusola John Emmar B. De Vera
33. Salvacion Edgar B. Realizan Ely Ron V. Esmenda
34. San Antonio Asuncion B. Rañola Xaviery M. Camata
35. San Carlos Virgilio B. Briñas Sheena B. Borilla
36. San Isidro Eduardo C. Buison Rey B. Bronia
37. San Juan Samuel C. Carinan Jigs D. Ceruelos
38. San lorenzo Felicitas V. Bongon Alvin B. Beler
39. San Ramon Edilberto T. Balingbing Rose Ann B. Blando
40. San Roque Salvacion E. Balingbing Mark Joey Bonto
41. Sto. Cristo Roderick P. Martirez Edessa P. Bilolo
42. San Vicente Severino L. Brosas Edison B. Borromeo
43. Sua-Igot Lilybeth B. Broña Juvelyn B. Bristol
44. Tabiguian Rogelio V. Flores Kristine G. Flores
45. Tagas Leticia Saba Ma. Ruthzenit J. Bonto
46. Tayhi Calixto C. Onrubia, Jr. Daryl John O. Buenconsejo
47. Visita Pedro B. Boboyo, Sr. Jackielene M. Burce

 

Economy

Agriculture

Although the City of Tabaco may not be predominantly agricultural in nature because of its “more developed” state as compared to the neighboring municipalities, agricultural activities are still preset and very much healthy. Major crop are rice, corn, root crops, vegetables, coconuts and abaca.

Fishing & Aquatic Resources

Shallow Fishing / Municipal / Sustenance – There are sixteen coastal barangays, five in the island of San Miguel and eleven in the mainland of the city. Fishing gears most used are fish net, fish corrals and hook & line. Deep-Sea Fishing / Commercial – Fishing gears used are ring net (calansisi) and large banca with nets (basnig). Fishpond

Forest

Total forest area is 2,572 hectares.

Mineral Resources

There are no mineral deposits of any size or consequence that would be of commercial value. The only resource of this type would be sand and gravel that wash down in stream from the Mayon Volcano. These have been a boom to the hollow blocks production and building construction.

Major Industries

1. Woodcraft / Wood Upholstery – furniture and fixtures
2. Cutlery / Metal Craft – bolos, scissors, knives, razors, farm implements, window grills, steel gates and tricycle sidecars
3. Rattan Craft – furniture and fixtures
4. Ceramics – hollow blocks, toilet bowls, floor tiles and reinforced concrete pipes
5. Hat & Mat Weaving (made of caragumoy leaves)
6. Ship Repair / Building – dry dock facility at Brgy. Salvacion

Climate

The City of Tabaco belongs to the second type of climate. It is characterized by no distinct dry season but with a very pronounced maximum rainfall from November to January.

The area has pronounces warmness and humidity throughout the year with a mean temperature of 26.0 degrees Centigrade and a humidity range up to 80%.

February is the coldest month with a low of 21.0 degrees Centigrade. The warmest temperature is experienced during the month of May with a mean temperature of 27.0 degrees Centigrade.

Language / Dialect

Majority of the population speak Bicol dialect. Other languages/dialects spoken are Tagalog, Kapampangan, Waray, Spanish, English and Chinese.

Religion

Most are Roman Catholic. The rest are Protestants of various denominations (Baptist, Iglesia Ni Cristo, Philippine Independent Church, Pentecostal) and Islam.


 
 
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