is a city
located in the province of Kalinga in the northern part of the Philippines. It is also the capital of the said province. According to the latest census made in 2007, it has a population of 87,912 people.
The former municipal district of Tabuk was transformed into a regular municipality by Republic Act
No. 533, approved June 16, 1950.
Tabuk is politically subdivided into 42 barangays
People and Economy
The population of Tabuk is a mix of different Kalinga cultures and languages.
The two barangays of Bulanao and Dagupan are the centers of commerce and trade for Tabuk, and the focus of economic activity for most areas of Kalinga. Merchants from Ilocos, Pangasinan, Cagayan, and other nearby provinces, come to Bulanao and Dagupan to purchase rice, which is the major agricultural product of Kalinga. These merchants sell other commodities, especially seafood, clothing, fabric, metal and plastic manufactures. The language of the market place is Ilocano
Tabuk became the Cordillera’s second city after Baguio
on June 23, 2007, when 17,060 voters ratified Republic Act
No. 9404, An Act Converting the Municipality of Tabuk into a Component City of the Province of Kalinga to be Known as the City of Tabuk.
In November 2008, the full bench of the Supreme Court of the Philippines declared Republic Act 9404 unconstitutional, reverting Tabuk to the status... Read More