Tuburan, officially the Municipality of Tuburan (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Tuburan; Tagalog: Bayan ng Tuburan), is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 63,866 people.
|Municipality of Tuburan|
Map of Cebu with Tuburan highlighted
|Region||Central Visayas (Region VII)|
|District||3rd district of Cebu|
|Barangays||54 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Danilo M. Diamante|
|• Vice Mayor||Democrito M. Diamante|
|• Congressman||Pablo John F. Garcia|
|• Electorate||42,547 voters (2016)|
|• Total||233.56 km2 (90.18 sq mi)|
|• Density||270/km2 (710/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)32|
|Climate type||tropical climate|
|Income class||2nd municipal income class|
|Revenue (₱)||150.7 million (2016)|
Industrial and domestic products include decorative apparel and fashion accessories made of seashells and coconut shells, wood and other indigenous products. Tubod Festival is held in honor of the parish patron, Saint Anthony of Padua.
Tuburan is the largest municipality in Cebu in terms of land area. It also has the most number of barangays for a municipality in Cebu. And it is also the only municipality in Cebu to have numerous barangays with very small population count. Most of these barangays are located in the mountains. The barangay with the lowest population count is Barangay Kanlunsing with 210 people as of 2016, though the barangay with the lowest recorded population count on Cebu Island is located in the nearby municipality of Catmon, which is the Barangay of Amancion, with 190 people in 2016.
Tuburan was founded in the 1851 by Don Mariano Montebon who came from the town of Sogod. The townsite was first located at Daan Lungsod which is just across the Adela River, north of the present poblacion. Tuburan got its name from the prevalence of springs, which are the sources of potable water for household use of the early settlers. "Tuburan" evolved from the Cebuano word Tubod, meaning "spring".
General Arcadio Maxilom y Molero was a hero of the Philippine Revolution. He was born in Tuburan where his family were members of the local gentry, or principalía. He worked as a public school teacher but later joined the Katipunan, whose activities in Cebu were led by León Kilat.
After Kilat's execution, Maxilom continued the revolution in Cebu as second in command. The Katipunan regrouped in the then impenetrable, mountainous central part of Cebu island which now part of the central highlands. On 16 December 1898, Maxilom wrote a letter to the Spanish authorities in Cebu, demanding the latter to surrender. The Spaniards quickly responded, weary after incessant fighting and on the impending defeat of the Spanish forces by the Americans overseas, on Christmas Eve of the same year, the Spaniards had left, leaving behind only three Catholic clerics.
Maxilom is best remembered for stubbornly refusing to surrender to the American occupying forces even as his fellow revolutionaries in Manila and Cebu were starting to capitulate or collaborate with the new colonial power. He finally surrendered on 27 October 1901. Virtually forgotten after the revolution, Maxilom died in his hometown of Tuburan, after a long period of time with paralysis. Decades later, the then, Mango Avenue of Cebu City, the second most historic road of the City was renamed after the late general.
Tuburan as Cebu's Largest MunicipalityEdit
Tuburan is still the largest municipality in Cebu. But before the 1950s it was even bigger than the land area of Cebu City. The town's land area decreased in size when the former barangay Tabuelan separated form the Mother Town to become the Municipality of Tabuelan in 1953.
Tuburan comprises 54 barangays:
|072252047||Barangay I (Poblacion)||2.4%||1,512||1,585||−0.89%|
|072252048||Barangay II (Poblacion)||3.0%||1,928||1,665||2.83%|
|072252049||Barangay III (Poblacion)||0.5%||299||269||2.03%|
|072252050||Barangay IV (Poblacion)||0.4%||254||294||−2.75%|
|072252051||Barangay V (Poblacion)||1.6%||1,011||843||3.52%|
|072252052||Barangay VI (Poblacion)||3.3%||2,084||1,820||2.61%|
|072252053||Barangay VII (Poblacion)||2.1%||1,373||1,116||4.02%|
|072252054||Barangay VIII (Poblacion)||3.9%||2,488||1,980||4.44%|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
Ceres Liner and Corominas Bros. are among the bus companies going to the town. But riding a V-Hire is the quickest way of going to the town. There are three ways of getting to the town:
There is a 2,000 hectares (4,900 acres) coffee farm which has the capacity to produce 4.3 million kilograms (9.5 million pounds), which if when roasted can be sold at the (2017) prevailing price of ₱600 per kilogram (₱270/lb), and the farm could earn ₱2 billion annually. This farm is located within the mountain barangay of Kabangkalan.
In addition, the coffee farm is gaining ground as a tourist attraction in an ecotourism niche.
Culture and tourismEdit
- Scenic spots
Among the scenic spots are:
- Springs of:
- Little Baguio
- Marmol cliff and cave
- Lantawan Lookout
- White beaches of:
- Daan Lungsod
- Adela River Eco Tourism Adventure
- Molobolo Nature Spring
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