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Infobox Philippine city
infoboxtitle = City of Tabaco
locatormapfile = Ph_locator_albay_tabaco.png
caption = Map of
Albayshowing the location of Tabaco City.
Bicol Region(Region V)
districts = 1st district of Albay
barangays = 47
class = 4th class city; partially urban
mayor = Cielo Krisel Lagman-Luistro (
March 24, 2001
areakm2 = 117.14
pop2007 = 123,513
popden2000 = 915
Tabaco City is a 4th class city in the province of Albay,
Philippines. Mainland Tabaco City borders Malinao to the north, Polangui and Oas to the west, Ligao Cityto the southwest, Mayon Volcanoto the south, Malilipot to the southeast, and Lagonoy Gulfto the east. The island of San Miguel, Bicol, part of the city's territory, is the northwesternmost of Albay's four main islands in the Lagonoy Gulf. Mayon Volcanooverlooks the city to the north. The island of San Miguelto the east is under the city's jurisdiction.
According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 123,513 people in 19,599 households.
As recorded in the Estado Geografico Estadistico Historico written in 1805 by Father De Huerta, the recorded history of the city began in 1587 through the missionary work of the Franciscan Fathers. In 1616, Fr. Pedro De Alcareso became the first permanent minister and built a church which was dedicated to the glorious Precursor of our Saviour, St. John the Baptist. Up to the present, St. John the Baptist remained the patron saint.
The President on record, however, was only in 1731, Martin Aguirre. The incumbent, Hon. Krisel Lagman-Luistro, from whom we now address as City Mayor is the 177th to hold the position.
Hon. Krisel Lagman-Luistro introduced House Bill No. 7851, converting the municipality of Tabaco into a component city of the Province of Albay. Senate Bill No. 2244 was sponsored by Sen. Sergio Osmeña III and Sen. Franklin Drilon as its counterpart in the Senate. The Republic Act No. 9020, An Act Converting the Municipality of Tabaco into a Component City of the Province of Albay was signed into Law by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo last February 5, 2001. The municipality was finally converted into a city after the Plebiscite conducted last March 4, 2001.
The Official Seal was conceived from the legend of how the name “TABACO” came about. It was officially adopted thru Municipal Council Resolution No. 29 on February 23, 1966.
When the Spanish conquistadores landed, they were met by an irately jealous father who thought they were taking away his daughter. At the top of his voice he shouted to his family, “TABAK KO! TABAK KO!” (My bolo! My bolo!). His daughter came running with the bolo waving it to the Spaniards. The Spaniards thought that the fisherman was greeting and welcoming them to his land named “TABACO.” Forthwith, they entered the word TABACO in their catalogue as the name of the place they were exploring.
Geography/ Land Area
The City of Tabaco is located on the eastern coast of Albay province with an area of 117.14 km². Its territory occupies a large part of the mainland which extends from the Lagonoy Gulf to San Miguel Island; an island located a few kilometers to the east. Tabaco Bay bounded the City of Tabaco to the north, the municipality of Malilipot to the south and the municipality of Polangui and the City of Ligao to the west.
The boundaries of the city are characterized by the intersection of two national roads with one traversing the east coast from the southern city of Legazpi and the other originating from Tabaco City going west across the City of Ligao which, in turn, connects with the Manila south road.
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 northwesternmost 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.
*Cielo Krisel Lagman-Luistro - City Mayor
*Reynaldo B. Bragais - City Vice-Mayor
*Alexander Phillip V. Demetriou - City Councilor
*Leona P. Martirez - City Councilor
*Lourdes Belangel-Berces - City Councilor
*Ronnel R. Borromeo - City Councilor
*Karen C. Matza - City Councilor
*Julio C. Azada Chua, Jr. - City Councilor
*Noel L. Que - City Councilor
*Alfredo Adalla, Sr. - City Councilor
*Lemuel V. Obed, Sr. - City Councilor
*Nestor T. San Pablo - City Councilor
*Benjamin B. Bron - ABC President
*Raul Angelo B. Bongalon- SKCF President
*Manuel B. Belen - OIC City Administrator
*Veronica B. Barrameda - City Treasurer
*Luis B. Melgar - OIC City Budget Officer
*Preciosa Bautista - OIC City Accountant
*Engr. Juan B. Berces - City Planning and Development Officer
*Engr. Noel S. Bonaobra - City Engineer
*Felipe Juan Imperial - OIC City Assessor
*Engr. Alex C. Binza - OIC City Civil Registrar
*Jaime Bragais - OIC City Agriculturist
*Carmenchita U. Dellova - City Social Welfare and Development Officer
*Dr. Audwin Azada - City Health Officer
*Arch. Jaime B. Borlagdan - City Architect
*Atty. Renato B. Romano - City Legal Officer
*Dominador Reynaldo Martirez - Market Supervisor
*Total Population - 107,166 (2000 Census)
*Male – 54,794
*Female – 52,372
*Number of Households - 19,599
*Population Density - 914 persons per km².
*Annual Growth Rate - 2.16%
The city used to be the province's economic capital. Its economy is still heavily dependent on
agriculture. Major crops include rice, corn, rootcrops, vegetables, coconuts and abacá. Poultry and swine raising as well as fishing are other major industries such as cuttlery is very much alive. Tabaco City has the sole international seaport in the region contributing to the city's vibrant economy it is today.
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).
Total forest area is 2,572 hectares.
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.
*Woodcraft / Wood Upholstery – furniture and fixtures
*Cutlery / Metal Craft – bolos, scissors, knives, razors, farm implements, window grills, steel gates and tricycle sidecars
*Rattan Craft – furniture and fixtures
*Ceramics – hollow blocks, toilet bowls, floor tiles and reinforced concrete pipes
*Hat & Mat Weaving (made of caragumoy leaves)
*Ship Repair / Building – dry dock facility at Brgy. Salvacion
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 Celsius and a humidity range up to 80%.
February is the coldest month with a low of 21.0 degrees Celsius. The warmest temperature is experienced during the month of May with a mean temperature of 27.0 degrees Celsius.
Language / Dialect
Majority of the population speak Bicol dialect. Other languages/dialects spoken are Tagalog, Kapampangan, Waray, Spanish, English and Chinese.
Most are Roman Catholic. The rest are Protestants of various denominations (Baptist, Iglesia Ni Cristo, Philippine Independent Church, Pentecostal, Church of God International) and Islam. There are also a few atheists living here.
Tabaco City is politically subdivided into 47
barangays.Some were severely hit by typhoon "Reming" on November 30, 2006
* Agnas (San Miguel Island) Barangay Captain: Vicente B. Bataller, Jr.
* Bacolod Barangay Captain: Danilo B. Brillantes
* Bangkilingan Barangay Captain: Jose C. Cepcon, Sr.
* Bantayan Barangay Captain: Arsenio B. Biglete
* Baranghawon Barangay Captain: Eduardo C. Borjal
* Basagan Barangay Captain: Elpidio G. Cao
* Basud (Pob.) Barangay Captain: Jaime E. Abaniel, Jr.
* Bogñabong Barangay Captain: Emerita B. Bognalos
* Bombon (Pob.) Barangay Captain: Luis Renir B. Burce
* Bonot Barangay Captain: Aurora B. Bariso
* San Isidro Barangay Captain: Antonio B. Corral
* Buang Barangay Captain: Eusebio B. Lorico
* Buhian Barangay Captain: Wenefredo B. Bronia
* Cabagñan Barangay Captain: Noel B. Bonaobra
* Cobo Barangay Captain: Wilson B. Bondoy
* Comon Barangay Captain: Flaviano B. Bueno
* Cormidal Barangay Captain: Maria Gracia B. Esmenda
* Divino Rostro (Pob.) Barangay Captain: Salvador V. Sabariza, Jr.
* Fatima Barangay Captain: Ruben V. Bualoy
* Guinobat Barangay Captain: Erwin B. Borlagdan
* Hacienda (San Miguel Island) Barangay Captain: Odon B. Bobiles
* Magapo Barangay Captain: Regino B. Broncate
* Mariroc Barangay Captain: Rosita A. Cleofe
* Matagbac Barangay Captain: Reynaldo B. Borromeo
* Oras Barangay Captain: Vicente B. Burce
* Oson Barangay Captain: Clara B. Boringot
* Panal Barangay Captain: Oscar V. Breis, Sr.
* Pawa Barangay Captain: Felicito L. Bon
* Pinagbobong Barangay Captain: Reinerio B. Bonavente
* Quinale Cabasan (Pob.) Barangay Captain: Elmer Uy Gascon
* Quinastillojan Barangay Captain: Josefa B. Cestina
* Rawis (San Miguel Island) Barangay Captain: Preciosisima B. Tango
* Sagurong (San Miguel Island) Barangay Captain: Edwin B. Bora
* Salvacion Barangay Captain: Domingo B. Bataller
* San Antonio Barangay Captain: Asuncion B. Ranola
* San Carlos Barangay Captain: Benjamin B. Bron
* San Juan (Pob.) Barangay Captain: Manolito P. Berces
* San Lorenzo Barangay Captain: Felicitas B. Bongon
* San Ramon Barangay Captain: Danilo B. Bongalbal
* San Roque Barangay Captain: Elias B. Bobiles, Jr.
* San Vicente Barangay Captain: Severino B. Borromeo
* Santo Cristo (Pob.) Barangay Captain: Roderick P. Martires
* Sua-Igot Barangay Captain: Alberto B. Bronia
* Tabiguian Barangay Captain: Lorenzo B. Flores
* Tagas Barangay Captain: Leticia B. Saba
* Tayhi (Pob.) Barangay Captain: Arnulfo B. Onrubia
* Visita (San Miguel Island) Barangay Captain: Pedro B. Boboyo
*National Roads - 27.8 km.
*Provincial Roads - 48.47 km.
*Municipal Roads - 10.7855 km.
*Barangay Roads - 74.826 km.
There is no airport facilities of any type located within the city. The nearest airport is in Legazpi City, about 30 kilometers from Tabaco City. There are two commercial airline companies operating in the airport.
The port of Tabaco City is one of the ports of entry open to overseas shipping in the province of Albay. It serves mainly as a passenger and cargo movement facility to the islands of San Miguel, Cagraray, Batan and Rapu-Rapu as well as the Province of Catanduanes and the coastal town of Camarines Sur.
*Sea Transport Operators
Ferry Boat Schedules and Destination
*M/V Eugenia departs at 5:30 A.M. and 1:00 P.M. from Virac, Catanduanes to Tabaco City. Fare: Php 70.00 Ordinary, and Php 100.00 for Aircon
*M/V Regina Calixta departs at 6:30 A.M. and 1:30 P.M. from San Andres, Catanduanes to Tabaco City. Fare: Php 70.00 Ordinary, and Php 100.00 for Aircon
*M/V Star Ferry departs at 9:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. from Tabaco City to Virac, CatanduanesFare: Php 70.00 Ordinary, and Php 100.00 for Aircon
*Candano Shipping Lines, Inc. – Candano Bldg., Ziga Ave.; Tel. Nos. 558-2115, Fax No. 558-2257 BTTI
*Land Transport Operators
*Bound to Manila: (Integrated Bus Terminal – Rizal St.)
*Cagsawa Tours – Tel. No. 487-7191, 487-5318 (Main Office); Contact Person: Glo BermalDestination: Cubao / Ermita
*Royal Elite departs at 4:30 pm, fare Php 900.
*Royal Class departs at 5:30 pm, fare Php 800.
*Business Class departs at 5:00 pm, fare Php 700.
*Executive Carrier – Contact No. 0928-4234846; Contact Person: Imelda Macalinao
Destination: Cubao / Pasay / Baclaran
Departure: 5:00 P.M.
Fare: Php 700.00
*Gold Line Tours, Inc. – Contact Nos. 487-4527, 0920-8602405; Contact Person: Rochelle de los SantosDestination: Cubao / Alabang / Monumento / Magallanes Business Class Business Class w/ C.R.
Departure: 5:00 P.M. 5:00 P.M.
Fare: Php 700.00 Php 750.00
*Raymond Transportation – Tel. No. 830-2880; Contact Person: Rosemarie Manjare
Destination: Cubao / Sampaloc / Alabang
Departure: 5:00 P.M.
Fare: Php 700.00
*RSL Bus Transport Corporation – Tel. No. 487-5406; Contact Person: Gie Bercillo
Destination: Alabang / Ermita / Cubao / Magallanes
Departure: 4:30 P.M.
Fare: Php 760.00
*PhiltrancoDestination: Alabang / Pasay / Cubao
*29-Seater Aircon departs at 5:30 pm (night trip) Fare:Php 1,000.00
*Ordinary Aircon departs at departs at 7:00 am (day trip), and 5:30 pm (night trip)Fare: Php 750.00
Other buses bound to Manila are TAWTRASCO, St. Jude, JVH, RJ Transit, Antonina Line and A. Bragais Liner
Departure: every hour from 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Fare: Php 350.00
Bound to Legazpi and Naga City (Transport Operators)
S.M. Buban Line / St. Jude Transit
J.Y.Q. Line, Inc. – James Cua
E. Perol Liner – Eddie Perol
RJ Transit – Roberto Diaz
TAWTRASCO – Olivia Barcebal
Buses bound to Manila 20
Buses bound to Naga 35
Buses bound to Legazpi 21
Registered motorized tricycle 632 (Routes: different barangays and neighboring municipalities)
Pedicabs 2,083 (Routes within the poblacion)
Jeepney Routes 153 (from Tabaco City, vice versa)
1. Legazpi via Diversion 20.00
2. Bacacay 16.50
3. San Francisco 7.00
4. Malinao 7.00
5. Tagoytoy 7.00
6. Baybay 7.00
7. Soa 8.00
8. Mayong 18.75
9. Ligao (proper) 32.00
10. Bantayan 12.00
11. San Isidro 8.00
12. Bonot / Buhian 16.00 – 18.00
13. Nagsipit 10.00
14. Legaspi via Sto. Domingo 20.00
15. Malilipot 7.00
16. San Roque / Canaway 8.00
17. Matalipni 8.00
18. Jonop 7.00
19. Estancia / Labnig 7.00 – 8.00
20. Tiwi 12.00
21. Joroan 15.00
22. Amtic 9.00
23. Oras 8.50
24. Oson / Magapo 8.00
25. Comon 7.00
*Hotels / Resorts / Homestay
1. Casa Eugenia Hotel & Restaurant – Tagas, Tabaco City; Contact Nos. 830-0425 / 487-5514, 0916-4156781; email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Number of Rooms: 12
Features: air-conditioned rooms, cable TV, hot/cold shower, dining set, balcony, standby generator, bar, restaurant, disco & ballroom, videoke, function hall, professional reflexologist, welcome breakfast, airport assistance
Rates:Junior Suite 1,300.00
Executive Suite 1,600.00
Celebrity Suite 1,700.00
Ambassador Suite 2,000.00
Presidential Suite 2,200.00
Emperor Suite 2,400.00
Royal Suite 2,600.00
*Residence Hotel – Ziga Avenue, Brgy. Basud, Tabaco City;
*Gardenia Hotel – Riosa St., Quinale, Tabaco City; Tel. Nos. 487-8019; Contact Person: Albert Abraham
Features: air-conditioned rooms, cable TV, hot/cold shower, restaurant, function hall, elevator service
De Luxe 1,050.00
Rose Suite 1,700.00
Orchid Suite 1,700.00
*Sleep-Easy Lodging House – A.A. Berces St., Tabaco City; Tel. No. (052)830-3220/558-2705; Cellphone No. +639274022929
Features: air-conditioned rooms, multi-cabled TV, some rooms with hot/cold shower, 24-hour security, professional reflexologist (upon request), safety deposit box, rent-a-car service, laundry & pressing service, air & land booking and reconfirmation, standby generator, tourist information and wake-up service, internet cafe & free WIFI-connections.
Classic (1 semi-double bed, w/ air-con, TV & shower) 2 persons P850.00
De Luxe (1 semi-double bed, w/ air-con, TV, warm & cold shower & some rooms w/ mini-balcony) 2 persons P1,050.00
Executive (1 semi-double bed & 1-single bed, w/ air-con, TV, warm &cold shower, & bath tub) 3 persons P1,500.00
Family Suite (2 semi-double bed, air-con,TV, mini-ref, warm & cold shower, bath tub, & w/ mini-balcony) 4 persons P1,800.00
Extra Person (w/ or w/o extra bed) 300.00
*Carolyn A – Zone 6, San Roque, Tabaco City; Tel. No. 830-0169; Contact Person – Ms. Reynilda Aytona
Features: swimming pool, videoke bar, piano bar, conference hall
Single bed w/ aircon, cable TV 600.00
Double bed w/ aircon, cable TV 750.00
Double bed w/ aircon, cable TV, personal ref 800.00
Double bed w/ wide space, aircon, cable TV, personal ref 850.00
*Dhio Endheka Spring Resort – Mayon Crossing, Buang, Tabaco City; Tel. Nos. 487-5025, 487-4127; Contact Person – Ms. Herminia Alberto
Features: swimming pool, cottages, airconditioned rooms
*Tago Inn – Salvacion, Tabaco City; Tel. Nos. 487-6886 / 830-1175; Contact Person – Joel L. Que
Features: small bar, some air-conditioned rooms, cable TV, videoke house
Ordinary 300.00 overnight 200.00 short-time (3 hours)
De Luxe 600.00 overnight 250.00 short-time (3 hours)
*Silvercrest Travel Lodge – San Lorenzo, Tabaco City
Features: air-conditioned rooms, cable TV
*Q Place – San Roque, Tabaco City; Tel. No. 487-6988; Contact Person – Noel L. Que
Ordinary 270.00 overnight 170.00 short-time (3 hours)
De Luxe 520.00 / 24 hours420.00 overnight 220.00 short-time (3 hours)
Travel Agencies / Tour Operators
Indigo Travel and Tours, Unit 1, Hannie GMI, Ziga Avenue, Bombon, Tabaco City Tel. No. 8300610
Central Metro Trade Distributors, Inc. / LCC Food GardenTomas Cabiles Ave.; Tel. No. 830-0140; Antonio Tan
ECL Foods & Catering Corp.Tomas Cabile Ave.
Benjo’s Pizza / Graceland Industries, Inc. – offers pizza and rice mealsZiga Ave.; Tel No. 830-2020, 487-7000Manager: Mr. Brendo Sacriz
JollibeeZiga Ave.; Tel. No. 487-7555; Contact Person – Esperanza Blanquera
Abing’s Food HouseTomas Cabiles Ave.; Tel. Nos. 830-2800, 487-5370; Contact Person – Crisanta Diaz
Solamente Bar and RestaurantKarangahan Blvd.
Nok’s Lechon Manok and RefreshmentLlorente St.; Tel. Nos. 830-1288; Contact Person – Noel L. Que
Ice Blink Halo-Halo and FastfoodCor. Gen. Luna St. and Llorente St.; Contact Person – Cecilia B. Realizan, for phone orders dial (52)487-5089
E.F. Palace RestaurantRiosa St.; Tel. Nos. 830-1040, 558-2087; Contact Person – Estrella S. Chan
Paayahayan RestaurantRuivivar St. Cor. Luna St.; Contact Person – Ms. Carmelita Obed
Andok’s Lechon ManokZiga Ave.
Entertainment / Sports/ Recreational
1. Metro Star Superama, Inc. – Tomas Cabiles St.
2. Romlink Computers and Ink - Llorente St. Armenta Bldg.; Tel. No. 830-3379
3. Tabaco Sports Arena – Pawa, Tabaco City
4. Reymundo Ortiz Cockpit Coliseum – Matagbac
5. V.L.M. Billiard Hall – 796 Arellano St.; Russell Macabeo
6. Gloss & Glitter Disco & Restaurant – Ziga Ave.; Joaquin Pablo Guarte
7. Fastfood & Videoke – Demetriou St.; Estrella Camato
8. Billiard Hall – Riosa St.; Solon Demetriou
9. A.P.P. Amusement Center – Bombon; Altogenes Parcia
10. JLM Billiard Hall – 796 Arellano St.
11. Videoke Amusement Center – Riosa St.; Ricardo Samonte
12. Gem Disco Club & Videoke – Pier Site; Gerry Besino
13. Videoke Bar – A.A. Berces St.; Mark John Belen
14. Mega Disco Club – Pier Site; Elmer Teves
15. Ester-Cel Foodhauz & Videoke – Demetriou St.; Estrella Camato
16. CNN Mega Disco Ballroom, KTV & Restaurant – A..U. Bett’s St.; Tel. No. 487-5398
17. City Plaza & Children’s Playground
18. Jamaica Mansions Clubhouse – Panal
hopping Centers / Souvenir Shops
1. Liberty Commercial Center (LCC) – Ziga Ave. cor. A.A. Berces St. & Tomas Cabiles Ave.; Tel. Nos. 487-5469, 487-5499, 487-5315
2. Oriental Bazar – Ziga Ave.; Edilberto Tang
3. Tabaco Royal Bazar – Demetriou St.; Tel. No. 487-5360; Joel L. Que
4. Borlagdan Native Products – Rizal St.; Sergio Borlagdan
5. Borlasa Native Products – Gen. Luna St.; Maria Borlaza
6. Boncolmo Native Products – Rizal St.; Hospicio Boncolmo
7. Ayzariz Flower n’ Shop – Tagas; Salome Bulawan
8. Santos Benditahan Store – Gen. Luna St.
9. F.C. Cutlery – Baranghawon; Felix Cabais
10. Mayon Pilinut Candies – Riosa St.; Jannette Susa
11. Boy & Joy Native Product – Rizal St., Angela Boncolmo
12. P.J. Borlagdan’s Store – Rizal St.; Pederito Borlagdan
13. Brosa’s Native Product – Rizal St.; Ma. Digna Brosas
14. Nena’s Native Product – Magdalina Custodio
15. Maralit Cutlery – Gen. Luna St.; Florenda Maralit
16. Bicol Cutlery Product – Gen. Luna St.
17. Lucky 9
18. 2 Cents Boutique
19. Novo Jeans & Shirts
Meetings, Conventions & Exhibition Facilities
1. Pastoral Center – Ziga Ave.
2. Edson Parklane – Bombon; Tel. No. 558-2273; Ed Diaz
3. Grace Venue – Bocalbos St.
4. LCC Concourse – Tomas Cabiles Ave.
5. Abing’s II – Karangahan Blvd.; Tel. No. 830-2095; Jaime Diaz
6. TNHS Lagman Hall
7. DBPMCF Gymnasium
8. Jamaica Mansions Clubhouse – Panal
9. Carolyn A – San Roque
10. Teja Function Hall, Cormidal
Other Support Facilities
1. Land Bank of the PhilippinesRiosa St.; Tel. No. 487-5182, 830-0058; Manager: Leonora A. Areola
2. Philippine National BankZiga Ave. cor. Bonifacio St.; Tel. No. 487-5053, 830-0125; Manager: Vicente U. Bermejo
3. Bank of the Philippine IslandGround Floor, Cambare Bldg., Ziga Ave.; Tel. No. 487-5312, 558-2032; Manager: Raul D. Gonzales
4. Rizal Commercial Banking CorporationZiga Ave.; Tel. No. 487-7042, 830-0112, 435-0831; Ms. Alma B. Planes
5. Bicol Development BankRiosa St.; Tel. No. 488-1386, 830-1058; Manager: Mrs. Nanny D. Abesa
6. Equitable-PCI BankZiga Ave.; Manager: Jester Cedo
7. MetrobankLlorente St. cor. Gen. Luna St.; Manager: Ms. Ma. Cynthia Azada Chua
8. Legazpi Savings and Loan BankZiga Ave.; Tel. No. 487-7122, 830-0328; Manager: Mrs. Jenniefer B. Borres
1. Bayantel – Santillan St.
2. Digital Telecommunications Phils., Inc. (Digitel) – Rizal St.; Tel. No. 830-1130
3. Mayon Telephone Corp. (MATELCO) – Llorente St.
4. Bicol Telephone & Telegraph, Inc. (BTTI) – Ziga Ave.; Tel. No. 558-2002 / 558-2001; Manager: Ms. Norma A. Pelaez
5. DOTC – cor. Gen. Luna and Villaruel Sts.
6. Kayumanggi Radio Network, Inc. – Ziga Ave.; Ferdinand Tongo, Jr.
7. Smart Cellsite – Cormidal
8. Globe Cellsite – Bangkilingan
9. LBC Express, Inc. – Castillon Bldg., Riosa St.; Allan Lozada
10. RCPI – Santillan St.
11. Philippine Telegraph & Telephone Corp. – Riosa St.
12. JRS Business Corporation – Riosa St.
13. Prieto Forwarders – Tagas; Simeon M. Prieto
14. Red Point Copy Center – Llorente St.; Tel. No. 830-0104
15. Pol-Net Internet Café – Ziga Ave.; Tel. No. 487-5779
16. Carolyn A Internet Café – Ziga Ave.; Tel. No. 830-1284
17. Cyber Havoc – Rizal St.; Tel. No. 830-1545
18. Renew Computing Center – A.A. Berces St.; Tel. No. 830-0808
19. Digital Internet Café – Tagas; Tel. Nos. 830-1818, 830-1535; Jolito Reyes
20. San Vicente Computer Center – Llorente St.; Tel. No. 487-4431
21. Hangout Café – Rizal St.; Norlita Bertumen
22. Mi Jardin Internet Café
23. EDSELFILES studios [http://edselfiles.exofire.net http://edselfiles.exofire.net]
A. Tertiary / Vocational / Technical Schools
*Pacific Technical Institute – Tagas
*Polytechnic Institute of Tabaco – Panal
*Bicol Maritime Technical Colleges Foundation – Rizal St.
*Dr. Carlos S. Lanting College, Inc. / Casaul Technological College, Inc. – Tomas Cabiles Ave.; Tel. No. 487-4393; Ms. Yolanda Brugada
*Computer Communication Development Institute – Gen. Luna St.; Felix Alfelor, Jr.
*Perpetual Help Paramedical College – Tagas
*Tabaco College – Tomas Cabiles Ave.; Tel. Nos. 830-1245, 487-5443; Atty. Antonio Biglaen
*Bicol University Tabaco Campus – Tayhi; Tel. no. 830-0012
*Daniel B. Peña Memorial College Foundation – Ziga Ave.; Tel. Nos. 487-5671, 487-5771
*Amando Cope College, School of Nursing – Baranghawon
B. Secondary School
*Tabaco National High School – Panal; Tel. No. 487-4293
*Bantayan National High School
*San Antonio National High School
*San Lorenzo National High School – Tel. No. 830-0554
*Bogñabong National High School
*Mariroc National High School
*Comon National High School
*Hacienda National High School
*San Miguel National High School – Visita
*St. Gregory the Great Seminary – Panal; Tel. Nos. 487-4123, 487-4884
*St. Louise de Marillac School – Ziga Ave.; Tel. No. 558-2363; Sis. Eva Vargas
*Tabaco Pei Ching School – Tomas Cabiles Ave.; Tel. No. 830-0141
*Daniel B. Peña Memorial College Foundation – Ziga Ave.
C. Elementary School
*Holy Family School and Development Center – Panal; Tel. No. 487-4012
*Ezer Foundation School of Tabaco
*Tabaco Adventist Multigrade – San Ramon
*Tabaco Christian Elementary School – Bombon
*St. Nichol’s Learning Center – Bombon
*Good Shepherd School – San Juan
*Sofia Development Center for Children – Karangahan Blvd.; Ma. Cecilia Fernandez
Tabaco North District – Bombon; Tel. No. 487-4303; Ms. Elizabeth Binalinbing
*Tabaco North Central Elementary School
*Tabaco Northwest Central Elementary School
*San Antonio ES
*San Carlos ES
*San Isidro ES
*San Vicente ES
Tabaco South District – Ziga Ave.; Tel. No. 487-7112; Ms. Luzviminda R. Pacheco
*Tabaco South Central Elementary School
*San Lorenzo ES
*San Miguel ES
*San Ramon ES
*San Roque ES
D. Others / Nursery
*Sofia Learning Center – Karangahan Blvd.
*Karen Art & Music Studio – Karangahan Blvd.; Narceda Sybil
*Tabaco Creative Learning Center – Tagas
*St. Anne Montissory School – Tagas
*Colors – Bombon
*Evangelical Learning Center – Tagas
*St. Nichols Learning Center – Bombon
*Wilfred Learning Center
*Holy Cross Nursery
1. The Tabaco City Fire Station, Bureau of Fire Protection is located in Ziga Ave. A total of fifteen fire officers serve in the local fire department, including the City Fire Marshall.Tel. No. 830-1554; Sr. Insp. Achilles M. Santiago
2. The local mall (LCC) has its own volunteer fire brigade that helps the fire department in extending its services to the residents of Tabaco.
3. Tabaco Chinese-Filipino Volunteer Fire BrigadeTel. No. 830-7766, 487-7766
1. Caltex / Stargaz Gasoline Station – Ziga Ave. cor. Herrera St.; Tel. No. 830-1924; Nelia T. San Pablo
2. Shell Station – Ziga Ave.; Nelson B. Morales
3. Petron Service Station – Ziga Ave.; Tel. No. 487-7668; Simeon Sy
4. Gasoline Station – San Carlos; Johnson Sy
5. Maritime Petron Gasoline Station – Pier Site; Tel. No. 487-5328; Jesus Berces
*Hospitals / Medical Institution / Pharmacy
1. Lorenzo Ziga Memorial Hospital – Karangahan Blvd.; Tel. Nos. 487-4291, 830-1364, 830-0554
2. Cabredo Medical Clinic & General Hospital – Bocalbos St.; Tel. No. 487-7072; Dr. Juan Cabredo III
3. Amando Cope Memorial Hospital – Ruivivar St.; Tel. No. 487-5282; Armando D. Cope
4. Jaime Berces Memorial Hospital – Demetriou St.; Tel Nos. 830-1160, 487-5094
5. Rico Hospital – J.B. Berces St.; Tel. No. 487-5002; Dr. Pedro Rico
6. Berango Hospital – Riosa St.; Tel. No. 487-5125; Dr. Tomasa Berango
7. City Health Unit I – Rizal St.; Tel. No. 487-5362; Dr. Audwin Azada
8. City Health Unit II – Visita, San Miguel Island
9. Tabaco Puericulture Center – cor. Gen. Luna and Ruivivar Sts.
10. Abainza Medical Clinic – San Lorenzo
11. Firaza / Alvares Medical Clinic – Basud
12. Brusela’s Clinic – Basud
13. Grace Lao Clinic – Basud; Tel. No. 487-6578
14. Buban Clinic – Quinale
15. Binalla Clinic - Quinale
16. Vivar / Tanchuling Clinic – Quinale
17. St. Terese Clinic
18. Brizuela’s Medical & Dental Clinic – Cruel Bldg., Demetriou St.; Tel. No. 487-5101
19. Dr. Tina Bigornia – Ziga Ave.; Tel No. 487-7165
20. Geno Medical Clinic – San Juan
21. Golekoh Clinic – San Juan
22. Evelyn Cua – San Juan
23. Family Drug Medical Clinic
24. Infant Jesus Medical Clinic – San Juan
25. Lopecillo Medical Clinic – Bombon
26. Irene Dyangko Medical & Dental Clinic – Tayhi; Tel No. 487-5403
27. Fortuno Clinic – Karangahan Blvd.
28. Polyclinic- Basud
29. Children & Babies’ Clinic – Karangahan Blvd.
30. Community Health Care Center – Karangahan Blvd.; Tel. No. 487-7237
31. Manzano Medical Clinic – Bombon
32. Child Sponsorship for Community Development – Quinale
33. St. Therese Clinic – cor. A. Bonifacio & Gen. Luna Sts.; Dr. Ma. Teresa Nieves-Romano and Dr. Edwin Lino B. Romano
34. Nanette Ang Dy – Morayta St.
35. Sylvia Prado – Demetriou St.
36. Ma. Julia Reyes – Demetriou St.
37. Ma. Thielda Bruces Canafe – Chavez Bldg., Ruivivar St. cor. Ziga Ave.
38. Marilou Compuesto – Tomas Cabiles Ave.; Tel. No. 487-5596
39. Diogenes Bien Dental Clinic – Arellano St.; Tel. No. 487-4012
40. Bien’s Clinic – San Juan; Dr. Generoso Bien
41. Nemia Clemena Bron Dental Clinic – Quinale
42. Perez Dental Clinic – Quinale
43. Basmayor Dental Clinic
44. Cultivo Clinic
45. Josefa Bigornia Clinic
46. Bigcas Clinic
47. Esquela Clinic
48. Melit Brondial Duran Dental Clinic – Panal
49. Rosario Dental Clinic – Tagas
50. Raon Dental Clinic – Basud
51. Aramburo Dental Clinic
52. Lopez Dental Clinic – Tayhi
53. Miranda Dental Clinic – Ziga Ave.
54. Unisia Drug – Gen. Luna St.; Tel. No. 487-5581, 830-1238; Marilou Pielago
55. Unisia Drug – Santillan St.; Tel. No. 487-7073
56. Mercury Drug / Bicolandia Drug Corp. – cor. Ziga Ave. and Bocalbos S.; Tel. No. 487-7189, 558-2055
57. New South Star Drug – Santillan St.
58. Tabaco Drug – Demetriou St.
59. Farmacia Arcilla – Ziga Ave.; Tel. No. 487-7412; Eduardo A. Arcilla
60. St. J. Pharmacy – Ziga Ave.; Nanette A. Dy
61. Vicor Pharmacy – Gen. Luna St.; Vicente Benig
62. Buenaventura Optical Clinic
63. Surara Optical Clinic
64. Acebedo Optical Clinic – Tomas Cabiles Ave.
65. Dr. Juan Amiel Cerdino – Riosa St.; Tel. No. 487-5175
66. Tabaco College Hospital – Tomas Cabiles Ave.; Tel. No. 830-1290
67. ERL Pharma
1. Bunyog Bicol Publications, Inc. – Kare Subdivision
All the major national daily newspapers and magazines are available in the community. The major newspapers are transported to Tabaco via Daily Overland Corporation. There are four regional newspapers circulating in the city namely Bicol Reporter, Bicol Tribune, Naga Newsdays and the Peryodiko Bikol. All of these are weekly newspapers.
*Police & Law Enforcement
1. Tabaco Police Force
The Philippine National Police (PNP), Tabaco City Station is manned by five police officers and seventy-five police NCO’s (non-commissioned officers), located at Llorente St., at the back of the City Hall, headed by Police Chief Superintendent Jose Lipa Capinpin . Tel. No. 487-5226
2. PNP CID Regional Office
Assisting the city police in its drive against criminality is the PNP Criminal Investigation & Detection Group Tabaco Regional Sub-Office. The station is under the direct command of the Provincial Officer and serves the first district of Albay.
3. Tabaco City Jail
The Tabaco City District Jail is situated at Burac St., San Lorenzo, Tabaco City, three kilometers away from the city proper. The jail structure is composed of six (6) operation cells. It is manned by two BJMP officers and twenty non-officer ranks. Tel. No. 830-1554
91.3 FM One Radio – Chavez Bldg., Ziga Ave.
102.7 Hot FM (Airwaves Broadcasting Services) – Tel. No. 830-1980; Contact Person: Irene Goyena
DWTC FM Radio – T. Cabiles Ave.
The city receives signal from all the major radio stations from Legazpi City and even Naga City in Camarines Sur.
There is one TV relay station operating in the city (ABS-CBN). However it gets TV signal from stations nearby Legazpi City. Tabaco City does have two cable stations:
1. Estevez Cable (ESTV) – Llorente St.
2. Ultra Vision Cable TV – Happy Homes Subd., Tagas; Tel. Nos. 487-6210, 830-0418; Contact Person: Danilo Tria
TOURIST ATTRACTIONS / PLACES OF INTEREST
1. Tabaco Port (International Port of Entry)
2. Mayon Skyline Hotel and Convention Center – Buang
3. Mayon Planetarium and Science Park – Buang
4. San Lorenzo Beach Resort – San Lorenzo
5. Punta Island Beach Resort – Rawis, San Miguel Island; Contact Person: Elena Partinio and John Taylor
6. Oras Falls – Mt. Masaraga
7. Hacienda Long Beach Resort – Hacienda, San Miguel Island
8. Jennifer’s Garden and Resort – Bantayan
9. Dhio Endheka Spring Resort – Mayon Crossing, Buang
10. San Miguel Island
11. San Miguel Island Marine Fishery Reserve – Sagurong, San Miguel Island; Contact Person: Nestor Benito
12. Natunawan Cove
13. Roman Catholic Church (St. John the Baptist Parish) – San JuanNational Landmark per PD 260, August 1, 1993
Events / Festival
1. Charter Day/ Founding anniversary of Tabaco as a city - March 24
2. Tabak Festival – June 16
3. City Fiesta (Feast Day of St. John the Baptist) – June 24
4. Holy Week CelebrationStations of the Cross pilgrimage - Good Friday
5. Barangay Santacruzan
*Tabaco City Tourism Council – Ms. Erlinda Bron, Chairman
1. Crime Rate (July 1, 2006 – June 30, 2007)
Crime Volume: 54
Crime Solution Efficiency: 98.1%
Index Crime: 30%
Non-Index Crime 24%
Theft (9) %
Murder (6) %
Rape (6) %
Violation of Presidential Decree 1866 (5)
Codifying the Laws on Illegal/Unlawful Possession, Manufacture, Dealing in, Acquisition or Disposition, of Firearms, Ammunition or Explosives or Instruments Used in the Manufacture of Firearms, Ammunition or Explosives, and Imposing Stiffer Penalties for Certain Violations Thereof and for Relevant Purposes.
Robbery (4) %
Violation of Republic Act No. 1602 (3)
Homicide (3) %
Physical Injury (2) %
Frustrated Homicide (1) %
Attempted Homicide (1) %
Violation of Republic Act No. 9262 (1)
Violation of Republic Act No. 9165 (1)
An Act Instituting the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of 2002, Repealing Republic Act No. 6425, Otherwise Known as the Dangerous Drug Act of 1972, As Amended, Providing Funds Therefor, and For Other Purposes.
Grave Threats (1)
Act of Lasciviousness (1)
Environment & Cleanliness
In dealing with solid waste disposal, the City of Tabaco has adopted the usual means of dumping garbage in an open-pit dumpsite. Garbage is collected from each barangay in the poblacion daily. The city has four garbage trucks and four compactor to ensure that the garbage is collected and disposed in the waste disposal site located at Pinagbobong, 4 km. distance from the central business district.
* [http://www.tabacocity.gov.ph/ Official web page]
* [http://www.albay.gov.ph/tabaco.htm Tabaco City profile on the Albay official website]
* [http://www.nscb.gov.ph/activestats/psgc/default.asp Philippine Standard Geographic Code]
* [http://www.t-macs.com/kiso/local/ 2000 Philippine Census Information]
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