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Welcome to the City of Tayabas








Within the Province of Quezon, Tayabas is a land-locked town which is situated at the south-eastern of “Mt. Banahaw” – one of the famous volcanoes in the country. It is surrounded by several municipalities of Quezon Province such as Lucban, Mauban and Sampaloc to the north; Atimonan and Pagbilao to the south-east; Lucena City to the south; and Sariaya to the west. It shares its boundary with the Province of Laguna in its north-eastern extremity. From southeast of Manila, it lies some 150 km. and approximately 10 km. from the provincial capital, Lucena City.

Tayabas has a total land area of 23,095 hectares divided among its 66 barangays, 19 of which are within the Poblacion; 47 classified as rural with respective areas ranging from a mere 10 hectares to an enormous 3,002.41 hectares. The compact urban core measures only 82.15 hectares which is less than one (1) percent of the total land area.


About Tayabas


Within the Province of Quezon, Tayabas is a land-locked town which is situated at the south-eastern of “Mt. Banahaw” – one of the famous volcanoes in the country. It is surrounded by several municipalities of Quezon Province such as Lucban, Mauban and Sampaloc to the north; Atimonan and Pagbilao to the south-east; Lucena City to the south; and Sariaya to the west. It shares its boundary with the Province of Laguna in its north-eastern extremity. From southeast of Manila, it lies some 150 km. and approximately 10 km. from the provincial capital, Lucena City.

Tayabas has a total land area of 23,095 hectares divided among its 66 barangays, 19 of which are within the Poblacion; 47 classified as rural with respective areas ranging from a mere 10 hectares to an enormous 3,002.41 hectares. The compact urban core measures only 82.15 hectares which is less than one (1) percent of the total land area.

A portion of the once flourishing coconut plantation and rice fields is now converted into 35 residential subdivisions (e.g. Sta. Isabel Estates, Santa Barbara and San Juan Estates, all of the Ayala Land thru Laguna Properties Holdings Inc., Village of St. Jude, Lovely Village/Meadows, Intertown, and Green Valley)

History of the Town

Prior to the coming of the Spaniards in 1521, the natives of Tayabas lived in scattered villages. These Tayabenses had their own system of government, strict code of ethics, communal type of economy, and a very indigenous from of religion. Just like any rural village in the Philippines, social order in Tayabas was affected by the barangay set up that was headed by a chief or council of elders. Retribution was facilitated as the set of norms was known by everyone in the village. There was a strong sense of cooperation among the people as evidenced by the atagan (bayanihan system). Communal landholdings were prevalent at that time. Peasants of Tayabas helped one another, on a rotation basis, in connection to their agricultural activities such as planting and harvesting crops locally known as turnohan. Marketing of products was through barter within the village or in nearby areas when production exceeded consumption needs in the locality.

In 1578, two Franciscan missionaries, Fray Juan de Plasencia and Fray Diego de Oropesa founded Tayabas while pursuing Spain’s missionary objective, and planted the first seed of Christian faith among the natives.

For 131 years (1779-1910), the City of Tayabas was the cabecera of the then called Tayabas Province. The province is now called Quezon Province.
City of Tayabas is a component city in the province of Quezon. On March 18, 2007, Republic Act No. 9398, An Act converting the Municipality of Tayabas in the Provi nce of Quezon into a Component City to be known as City of Tayabas, was enacted into law and on July 14, 2007, the municipality held a plebiscite to ratify the conversion of the said act, with the residents voting in favor of the move.



POPULATION : 80, 917 (as of 2007)
REGISTERED VOTERS : 38, 013
INCOME CLASS : 6th Class
GROWTH RATE : 1.35%



Historical Places

San Miguel de Archangel Basilica Menor


The basilica is located on an elevated ground with Mt. Banahaw and Mt. San Cristobal on the background. The basilica, a mute witness to the history of Tayabas, underwent numerous transformation, from an ordinary camarin type church made of bamboo, nipa and anahaw, to a 103 meter in length church, made of
concrete and stone.

One will get to appreciate the Baroque influence on the architectural and interior design of the basilica as manifested on its fa├žade and church interiors.




Puente de Malagonlong


A declared historical site by the National Historical Institute, Malagonlong is a 445 foot-long bridge built in 1840. It was the longest bridge ever made during the Spanish colonial era with approximately 100,000 adobe blocks used.
Puente del Malagonlong

Malogonlong Bridge is said to be one of the oldest and longest stone arched bridges found in the town of Tayabas, province of Quezon. The bridge is reported to have been built between the years 1840 and 1850 under the direction of the “Ministro del Pueblo,” Fray Antonio Mattheos, a Franciscan priest.{mosimage}

155 years after its construction, the bridge remains a testimony to the excellent stone arch bridge craftsmanship that was its foundation. It joins other such bridges in the world that are worthy of preservation as it provides us a window to the past when natural materials such as stone, molasses, eggs and blood resulted in a structure that lasted through the ages.

The bridge crosses the Dumaca-a river and connects Tayabas to towns towards its Eastern side. Specifically it connects Barangay Mateuna and Barangay Lakawan, as well as the municipalities of Mauban, Pagbilao and Tayabas.

Malagonlong Bridge is proudly claimed by the citizens of Tayabas as an important heritage object tat reminds them of the history and uniqueness of the city. The Bridge is one of the eleven (11) stone measonry bridges in the city that reminds them the importance of Tayabas as a former capital of the province.

An account by a Spanish traveller (1878) describes the bridge and its surroundings as follows:
“The ravine of Maragoldon which is located about half a league from Tayabas is very beautiful because of moss and ferns which cover its rocks and large stones. At the descent of the clearing stands the magnificent bridge of that name, constructed over the deep abyss where abundant water of Dumaca River passes. Said construction which is the best work in the province of Tayabas is worthy of mention among the first bridges in the Philippines. This bridge was begun in 1841 during the time of the unfortunate governor Don Joaquin Ortega and was finished in 1850. The name of Father Antonio Mateus is intimately connected with the story of its construction. The said priest lent so much knowledge, work and money in its construction. We recommend to those who may go to Tayabas to visit that gigantic work which is easy to inspect through the ramps for descent into the buttresses.”





Casa de Comunidad de Tayabas




Constructed in 1831 when Don Diego Enriquez was gobernadorcillo, it is primarily designed as a uesthouse for visiting Spanish dignitaries. Casa de Comunidad is a national historical landmark which houses the local museum and the municipal library. It is host to many cultural and historical activities.

It is the biggest “bahay na bato” ever restored by the National Historical Institute.




PHYSICAL FEATURES

LOCATION

A 3-hour drive from Manila, this stately municipality rests at the foot of Mount Banahaw at 14°50 latitude east-southeast of this mystical mountain. Bounded on the north by Lucban; Pagbilao to the south-east; Lucena City to the south; and Sariaya to the west.

Distance from Lucena City and Manila
It lies some 150 km. South-east of Manila and only about 10 km. from the provincial capital, Lucena City.

BOUNDARY

Bounded on the north by Lucban; Pagbilao to the south-east; Lucena City to the south; and Sariaya to the west.

SOIL TYPES
There are eight (8) soil series and two (2) miscellaneous land types identified. Soils of the Land Management Unit 92 or the volcanic cone were classified in higher category, great group level due to lack of observation made. Likewise, soils of the strongly rolling to steep high relief, limestone hills were classified as complex.

The soils of the area are Tayabas, Macolod, Ibaan, Alimodian, Bolinao, Sibul-Rockland Complex, Annam, Luisiana and Hapludults – Dystropepts Association.

TOPOGRAPHY

The slopes of Tayabas are level to nearly level (0-3%) nearly level to undulating (3-8%), undulating to rolling (18-30%), and steep to very steep (>50%).

Generally, areas with slopes of 0-18% are good farmlands suited for seasonal inter-tilled crops. Those with 18-30% slopes are best suited to agro-forestry, while those with greater than 50% slopes should be devoted to forest development or wildlife.

CLIMATE

Belongs to the second type of climate characterized by the absence of a distinct dry season; the rainy season occurring between the months of June and January with pronounced maximum rain period occurring from November to January.

NATURAL RESOURCES

Minerals
There is a limestone mineral deposit in Tayabas. This mineral deposit is located in Brgy. Lawigue and Brgy. Ibabang Palale.

Forests
The Quezon National Park (Proclamation No. 594) and the Mt. Banahaw-San Cristobal National Park (Proclamation No. 716 and No. 75), cover some portions of the municipality of Tayabas. The covered areas, to some extent, are Barangays Ibabang Palale, Lawigue and Ilayang Bukal.

MAJOR AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITIES/CROPS

Coconut Production
Rice Production
Livestock Production

EMPLOYMENT
Labor force : 57% of the population

HEALTH INFORMATION

There are twelve (12) Health Stations including the City Health Center. The 66 barangays which comprise the city are clustered into twelve (12) health stations. Each health station service an average of five (5) barangays.

Most of the causes of morbidity such as cough and cold, URI, abdominal pain and fever in the City of Tayabas are readily preventable thru existing and affordable technology. This is true also in the case of bronchopneumonia which tops among the ten leading causes of mortality for the previous five years. All of these can be attributed to poor environmental sanitation, unhealthy lifestyle, lack of vitamin supplementation and malnutrition.

From year 2003 to 2005, number of cases of maternal deaths are few and almost insignificant. Though the figure is not alarming, vigorous measures are implemented like prenatal care and better care delivery services among birthing homes.

There are not enough public health personnel. But shortage is compensated by numerous barangay health workers and nutrition scholars.

The financial support of the public health services (RHU and health stations) comes from the city government. The total health budget for the year 2009 is P27, 799,436.00. An increase of 10% from last year’s P25, 265,440.00.

TRANSPORT FACILITIES
The municipality of Tayabas relies solely on road-based transportation for the movement of its people and goods. There are about 234 kilometers of roads in the municipality and most of these are concentrated in the rural areas considering that Tayabas is basically an agricultural town and good road condition is a basic infrastructure needed to facilitate the transportation of agricultural products from the rural barangays to the public market. There are approximately 36 kilometers of national roads, 16 kilometers of provincial roads, 7 kilometers of municipal roads and 176 kilometers barangay roads in the municipality.

A national highway which stretches from Aparri in the northernmost Luzon to Zamboanga City in southernmost Mindanao traverses the southwestern portion of Tayabas at Barangay Isabang. The Lucena-Tayabas, Tayabas-Lucban, Tayabas-Sariaya and Tayabas-Pagbilao are first class roads made of concrete and asphalt. While a circumferential road connecting the towns of Tayabas-Mauban-Sampaloc-Lucban is presently undergoing construction.

Public transportation available: jeepneys, that carry passengers to and from neighboring Lucena City, Lucban and Sariaya; tricycles, which service short distances and are the most widely used public transport within the poblacion.

COMMUNICATION FACILITIES

The telecommunication needs are provided by the Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) Company with 12,392 enlisted subscribers as of year 2000. Smart, Globe and Sun Cellular cell sites are also in service to large number of cellular phone subscribers.

MEDIA/HANDLING FACILITIES

Media Services
Cable TV services are also made available from two local companies, Tayabas Resource Ventures Corp. and Celebrity Cable Network. HBO, Cinemax, CNN, BBC can easily be accessed for home viewing.

Mailing Services
The City of Tayabas relies solely on PhilPost for the mailing services.

FINANCIAL INSTITUTION

Banks: UCPB, Grand Agri Rural Bank, Rural Bank of Tayabas, Rural Bank of Lucban, Turumba Rural Bank, United People’s Rural Bank, Inc., and QCRB.

Other Financial Institutions: LESMA Lending Investor, Raquel Pawnshop, Querubin Pawnshop, Quickloan,
MV Lhuiller, Unitrade Pawnshop, Tayabas Lending Investor.









The City of Tayabas (Filipino: Lungsod ng Tayabas) is a city located in the province of Quezon. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 87,252 people [1]. Tayabas is known for lambanog (coconut wine) and sweet food/delicacies, as well as resorts.


Coconut Wine



History of Tayabas Quezon

In 1578, Fray Juan de Plasencia and Fray Diego de Oropesa, two Franciscan missionaries from Spain founded the town of Tayabas in order to spread Christianity to its natives. Prior to the occupation, however, the native Tayabenses lived in rural settings typical to those times, with barangays headed by village chiefs and councils of elders. [2]

From 1779 to 1910, the Municipality of Tayabas was the capital of Tayabas Province, now known as Quezon.



Barangays of Tayabas Quezon

Tayabas is politically subdivided into 66 barangays.

  • Alitao
  • Alsam Ibaba
  • Alsam Ilaya
  • Alupay
  • Angeles Zone I (Pob.)
  • Angeles Zone II
  • Angeles Zone III
  • Angeles Zone IV
  • Angustias Zone I (Pob.)
  • Angustias Zone II
  • Angustias Zone III
  • Angustias Zone IV
  • Anos
  • Ayaas
  • Baguio
  • Banilad
  • Bukal Ibaba
  • Bukal Ilaya
  • Calantas
  • Calumpang
  • Camaysa
  • Dapdap
  • Domoit Kanluran
  • Domoit Silangan
  • Gibanga
  • Ibas
  • Ilasan Ibaba
  • Ilasan Ilaya
  • Ipilan
  • Isabang
  • Katigan Kanluran
  • Katigan Silangan
  • Lakawan
  • Lalo
  • Lawigue
  • Lita (Pob.)
  • Malaoa
  • Masin
  • Mate
  • Mateuna
  • Mayowe
  • Nangka Ibaba
  • Nangka Ilaya
  • Opias
  • Palale Ibaba
  • Palale Ilaya
  • Palale Kanluran
  • Palale Silangan
  • Pandakaki
  • Pook
  • Potol
  • San Diego Zone I (Pob.)
  • San Diego Zone II
  • San Diego Zone III
  • San Diego Zone IV
  • San Isidro Zone I (Pob.)
  • San Isidro Zone II
  • San Isidro Zone III
  • San Isidro Zone IV
  • San Roque Zone I (Pob.)
  • San Roque Zone II
  • Talolong
  • Tamlong
  • Tongko
  • Valencia
  • Wakas