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City of Tayabas
—  Municipality  —

Map of Quezon showing the location of Tayabas.
City of Tayabas is located in Philippines
City of Tayabas
Location in the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°1′1.2″N 121°34′58.8″E / 14.017°N 121.583°E / 14.017; 121.583Coordinates: 14°1′1.2″N 121°34′58.8″E / 14.017°N 121.583°E / 14.017; 121.583
Country  Philippines
Region CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
Province Quezon
District 1st district of Quezon
Founded 1578
Barangays 66
 - Mayor Faustino Silang (Lakas-Kampi-CMD)
 - Total 301.8 km2 (116.5 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 - Total 87,252
 - Density 289.1/km2 (748.8/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4372
Income class
Website Official Website of Tayabas

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.



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.



City Officials

  • City Mayor: Hon. Faustino A. Silang
  • City Vice Mayor: Hon. Venerando R. Rea
  • City Councilors:
    • Hon. Dino M. Romero
    • Hon. Maria Cielito M. Zeta
    • Hon. Luzviminda V. Cuadra
    • Hon. Ernida A. Reynoso
    • Hon. Wenda A. Saberola
    • Hon. Nick Abesamis
    • Hon. Estelito M. Querubin (SB President)
    • Hon. Lyka Monica J. Oabel (SK President)


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

Tayabas City

On March 18, 2007, Republic Act No. 9398, An Act Converting the Municipality of Tayabas in the Province of Quezon into a Component City to be known as City of Tayabas, was enacted into law. 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, although there was a low turnout of voters for the plebiscite.

However, after one year, the cityhood of Tayabas was revoked together with sixteen other cities as the Supreme Court of the Philippines declared their cityhood laws unconstitutional. According to the high court, the cityhood laws violated Sections 10, Article X of the Constitution as well as the equal protection clause. [3] More than a year later, on December 22, 2009, acting on the appeal of the so-called "League of 16 Cities" (of which Tayabas is a part of), the Supreme Court reversed its earlier ruling as it ruled that "at the end of the day, the passage of the amendatory law (regarding the criteria for cityhood as set by Congress) is no different from the enactment of a law, i.e., the cityhood laws specifically exempting a particular political subdivision from the criteria earlier mentioned. Congress, in enacting the exempting law/s, effectively decreased the already codified indicators."[4]

As such, the cityhood status of Tayabas is effectively restored.


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ Supreme Court strikes down cityhood of 16 towns
  4. ^ SC reverses self, upholds creation of 16 cities

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