For the narcotic, see tobacco.
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,
City to the southwest, Mayon Volcano to the south, Malilipot to the southeast, and Lagonoy Gulf to 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 Volcano overlooks the city to the north.
of San Miguel
to the east is under the
According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 123,513 people
in 19,599 households.
According to 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 dedicated to St. John the Baptist who, until now, is still
the city's patron saint.
The President on record, however, was only in 1731, Martin Aguirre.
The incumbent, Krisel Lagman-Luistro, from whom we now address as
City Mayor is the 177th to hold the position.
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 Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on February 5, 2001. The municipality
was finally converted into a city after the plebiscite conducted on
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 "Rey" Bragais - City Vice-Mayor
- Alexander Philip V. Demetriou - City Councilor
- Leona P. Martirez - City Councilor
- Ronnel R. Borromeo - City Councilor
- Lourdes Belangel-Berces - City Councilor
- Karen C. Matza - City Councilor
- Julio C. Azada Chua, Jr. - City Councilor
- Alfredo Adalla, Sr. - City Councilor
- Nestor T. San Pablo - City Councilor
- Noel L. Que - City Councilor
- Celso M. Borjal - 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
- 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
- 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
. 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
- 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.
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 a small variation of
Bikol-Legazpi. Other languages/dialects spoken are English,
Tagalog, Spanish and Chinese.
Most are Roman Catholic. The rest are Protestants of various
denominations (Baptist, Philippine Independent Church, Pentecostal,
Church of God International), Neo-Christians (Iglesia ni Cristo)
and Islam. There are also a few atheists and buddhists living in
Tabaco City is politically subdivided into 47 barangays
- Agnas (San Miguel Island)
Barangay Captain: Vicente B. Bataller, Jr.
Barangay Captain: Danilo B. Brillantes
Barangay Captain: Jose C. Cepcon, Sr.
Barangay Captain: Arsenio B. Biglete
Barangay Captain: Eduardo C. Borjal
Barangay Captain: Elpidio G. Cao
Barangay Captain: Jaime E. Abaniel, Jr.
Barangay Captain: Emerita B. Bognalos
Barangay Captain: Luis Renir B. Burce
Barangay Captain: Aurora B. Bariso
Barangay Captain: Antonio B. Corral
Barangay Captain: Eusebio B. Lorico
Barangay Captain: Wenefredo B. Bronia
Barangay Captain: Noel B. Bonaobra
Barangay Captain: Wilson B. Bondoy
Barangay Captain: Flaviano B. Bueno
Barangay Captain: Maria Gracia B. Esmenda
Barangay Captain: Salvador V. Sabariza, Jr.
Barangay Captain: Ruben V. Bualoy
Barangay Captain: Erwin B. Borlagdan
- Hacienda (San Miguel Island)
Barangay Captain: Odon B. Bobiles
Barangay Captain: Regino B. Broncate
Barangay Captain: Rosita A. Cleofe
Barangay Captain: Reynaldo B. Borromeo
Barangay Captain: Vicente B. Burce
Barangay Captain: Clara B. Boringot
Barangay Captain: Oscar V. Breis, Sr.
Barangay Captain: Felicito L. Bon
Barangay Captain: Reinerio B. Bonavente
Barangay Captain: Elmer Uy Gascon
Barangay Captain: Josefa B. Cestina
- Rawis (San Miguel Island)
Barangay Captain: Preciosisima B. Tango
- Sagurong (San Miguel Island)
Barangay Captain: Edwin B. Bora
Barangay Captain: Domingo B. Bataller
Barangay Captain: Asuncion B. Ranola
Barangay Captain: Benjamin B. Bron
Barangay Captain: Manolito P. Berces
Barangay Captain: Felicitas B. Bongon
Barangay Captain: Danilo B. Bongalbal
Barangay Captain: Elias B. Bobiles, Jr.
Barangay Captain: Severino B. Borromeo
Barangay Captain: Roderick P. Martires
Barangay Captain: Alberto B. Bronia
Barangay Captain: Lorenzo B. Flores
Barangay Captain: Leticia B. Saba
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.
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, Catanduanes
Fare: 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
- Bound to Manila: (Integrated Bus Terminal – Rizal St.)
- Cagsawa Tours – Tel. No. 487-7191, 487-5318 (Main Office);
Contact Person: Glo Bermal
Destination: 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:
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 Santos
Destination: 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:
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
Destination: Alabang / Pasay / Cubao
- 29-Seater Aircon departs at 5:30 pm (night trip)
- 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
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:
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
2. Residence Hotel – Ziga Avenue, Brgy. Basud, Tabaco City;
3. Gardenia Hotel – Riosa St., Quinale, Tabaco City; Tel. Nos.
487-8019; Contact Person: Herbert 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
4. 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
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 &
coldshower, bath tub, & w/ mini-balcony) 4 persons
Extra Person (w/ or w/o extra bed) 300.00
5. 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
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
6. Dhio Endheka Spring Resort – Mayon Crossing, Buang, Tabaco City;
Tel. Nos. 487-5025, 487-4127; Contact Person – Ms. Herminia
Features: swimming pool, cottages, airconditioned rooms
7. 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
Ordinary 300.00 overnight
200.00 short-time (3 hours)
De Luxe 600.00 overnight
250.00 short-time (3 hours)
8. Silvercrest Travel Lodge – San Lorenzo, Tabaco City
Features: air-conditioned rooms, cable TV
9. 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)
10. Maevin Inn
11. Lusavill Dormitory
12. BUTC Dormitory
12. Residence Mansion Hotel, Ziga Avenue, Tel. No. 487-7333/
Temp. Website: http://freewebs.com/residencemansion
Room Class: (Price Range Php750-2,300)
# air conditioning
# inhouse movies
# internet access (wireless)
# bathtub (Special Rooms)
# Fridge bar (Special Rooms)
# cable TV
# DVD/CD player (special Rooms)
# coffee/tea maker
# Hot & Cold shower
* room service
* Bar and coffee shop
* laundry service
* meeting facilities
* room service
* hotel/airport transfer (charge)
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
JollibeeZiga Ave.; Tel. No. 487-7555; Contact Person – Esperanza
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
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.
KitchenOne Japanese food & Other cuisine Bar & Restaurant
-at the Mezzanine floor HCG Residence Mansion Hotel, Ziga Avenue.
Entertainment / Sports/ Recreational
1. Metro Star Superama, Inc. – Tomas Cabiles St.
2. Romlink Computers and Ink - Llorente St. Armenta Bldg.; Tel. No.
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
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
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
19. Oh! 8 Resto Bar - Ruivivar Street
20. "Kitchen One" Bar & Restaurant - Mezzanine level, Residence
Mansion Hotel, Ziga Avenue,
Tel. No. 487-7333/ 8303206
Shopping Centers / Souvenir Shops
1. Liberty Commercial Center (LCC) – Ziga Ave. cor. A.A. Berces St.
& Tomas Cabiles Ave.; Tel. Nos. 487-5469, 487-5499,
2. Oriental Bazar – Ziga Ave.; Edilberto Tang
3. Tabaco Royal Bazar – Demetriou St.; Tel. No. 487-5360; Joel L.
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
6. TNHS Lagman Hall
7. DBPMCF Gymnasium
8. Jamaica Mansions Clubhouse – Panal
9. Carolyn A – San Roque
10. Teja Function Hall, Cormidal
11. Pearlshake @ kainan - t. cabiles Ave.
12. KitchenOne - mezzanine floor, HCG Residence Mansion Hotel, Ziga
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
9. Banco de Oro: Ziga Ave,
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,
7. Smart Cellsite – Cormidal
8. Globe Cellsite – Bangkilingan
9. LBC Express, Inc. – Castillon Bldg., Riosa St.; Allan
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.
19. Digital Internet Café – Tagas; Tel. Nos. 830-1818, 830-1535;
20. San Vicente Computer Center – Llorente St.; Tel. No.
21. Hangout Café – Rizal St.; Norlita Bertumen
22. Mi Jardin Internet Café
23. EDSELFILES studios http://edselfiles.exofire.net
1. Albay Electric Cooperative (ALECO) - Matagbac, Tabaco City -
Ninette Banzuela (052)487-4625
ASCO-Tabaco - A.A. Berces Street, San Juan Tabaco City - Peter Berces, Tommie Berces (052)487-7300
2. Tabaco Water District (TAWAD) - Karangahan Blvd. Tabaco City -
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
- 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
- MTC Academy
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,
- St. Louise de Marillac School – Ziga Ave.; Tel. No. 558-2363;
Sis. Eva Vargas
- Tabaco Pei Ching School – Tomas Cabiles Ave.; Tel. No.
- Daniel B. Peña Memorial College Foundation – Ziga Ave.
C. Elementary School
- Holy Family School and Development Center – Panal; Tel. No.
- 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.
Tabaco North District – Bombon; Tel. No. 487-4303; Ms. Elizabeth
- Tabaco North Central Elementary School
- Bantayan ES
- Bonot ES
- Buang ES
- Buhian ES
- Magapo ES
- Mariroc ES
- Matagbac ES
- Nagsipit ES
- Oras ES
- Oson ES
- Tabaco Northwest Central Elementary School
- Pawa ES
- Pinagbobong ES
- Quinastillojan ES
- San Antonio ES
- San Carlos ES
- San Isidro ES
- San Vicente ES
- Sua-Igot ES
- Tabiguian ES
Tabaco South District – Ziga Ave.; Tel. No. 487-7112; Ms.
Luzviminda R. Pacheco
- Tabaco South Central Elementary School
- Agñas ES
- Baranghawon ES
- Comon ES
- Fatima ES
- Hacienda ES
- Malictay ES
- Rawis ES
- Basud ES
- Bogñabong ES
- Cabangan ES
- Cobo ES
- Sagurong ES
- 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
- 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,
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
4. Gasoline Station – San Carlos; Johnson Sy
5. Maritime Petron Gasoline Station – Pier Site; Tel. No. 487-5328;
- 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.
5. Rico Hospital – J.B. Berces St.; Tel. No. 487-5002; Dr. Pedro
6. Berango Hospital – Riosa St.; Tel. No. 487-5125; Dr. Tomasa
7. City Health Unit I – Rizal St.; Tel. No. 487-5362; Dr. Audwin
8. City Health Unit II – Visita, San Miguel Island
9. Tabaco Puericulture Center – cor. Gen. Luna and Ruivivar
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.
27. Fortuno Clinic – Karangahan Blvd.
28. Polyclinic- Basud
29. Children & Babies’ Clinic – Karangahan Blvd.
30. Community Health Care Center – Karangahan Blvd.; Tel. No.
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-Romanoand 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.
38. Marilou Compuesto – Tomas Cabiles Ave.; Tel. No. 487-5596
39. Diogenes Bien Dental Clinic – Arellano St.; Tel. No.
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 Dental Clinic
47. Esquela Clinic
48. Melit Brondial Duran Dental Clinic – Panal
49. Rosario Dental Clinic – Tagas
50. Genio-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;
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.
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.
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
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. 830-1918;
Contact Person: Noel L. Que
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
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
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
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