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         The newest city in the southern part of the Philippines raring to join the bandwagon of developing global communities beckons to you. It offers a rustic ambiance of unspoiled ecology but provides the amenities of a fully responsive state of business and trade. It also offers plenty of wholesome surprises for the ever inquisite and adventurous visitors who are willing to spend time for wholesome relaxation and enjoyment and places to stay.

         Tagum City has vast choices of business, commercial and industrial sites ready for occupation in an atmosphere of a well-planned zoning scheme which will assure would-be investors of peaceful, investor-friendly community serve by a body of local government administrators with balances development goals.


         Before its present status as a compononent city, Tagum was a municipality created by virtue of Executive Order No. 452, issued by the Commonwealth President Manual L. Quezon on June 23, 1941. On March 7, 1998, the people decided on the destiny of Tagum by casting voes during the plebiscite favoring the ratification of Republic Act No. 8472, an Act converting the Municipality of Tagum into a Component City of Davao del Norte to be known as the CITY of TAGUM.

         There are 23 barangays comprising the City of Tagum, It has a total land area of approximately 19,850 hectares, with a population of 179,531 as of year 2000. Tagum is strategically located at the southern part of Mindanao. It is an intersection of three (3) major road network system namely; Phil.-Japan Friendship, the Davao-Mati and the Davao-Agusan road which connect the city to other major destinations in the region and in the entire Mindanao.


         Tagum has a total population of 179,531 inhabitants based on the 2000 census by NSO with an average growth rate of 2.8 percent per annum.

LGU Income:
         Year      2000      Php 323,895,149.25
         Year      2001      Php 300,666,084.93
         Year      2002      Php 335,454,104.05
         Year      2003      Php 345,789,138.07


         Minimum 1-15 kwh = 37.00
         Excess per kwh = 2.4667

         Minimum 1-30 kwh = 74.60
         Excess per kwh = 2.4667


         Minimum 1-20 cubic meter = 12.65
         21-30 cubic meter = 13.65
         31-40 cubic meter = 16.75
         41-50 cubic meter = 20.25
         51 up = 28.25

         Minimum 1-20 cubic meter = 25.80
         21-30 cubic meter = 27.80
         31-40 cubic meter = 33.50
         41-50 cubic meter = 40.50
         51 up = 47.70


         The city's climate has two seasons. The rainy season is most likely to occur from the month of October to February with a pronounced maximum rainfall in the months of January and February. The dry season usually occurs from March to June. Tagum City boasts that it is a typhoon-free area.


         You will find that multicabs and motorized tricycles are the primary mode of transportation in the city, plying the major city streets. For more distant destination, you may ride a taxi or rent-a-car, or aircon and non-aircon buses. All barangay sites of Tagum can easily be reaced by all types of land transport vehicles through all weather roads from the city proper. Rent-a-car services are also available.


         City of Tagum is primarily an agricultural-based city with 68 percent of the total land area devoted for agricultural use. Among the twenty-three (23) barangays of the city, seventeen (17) of which are engaged in agricultural production. Aside from the favorable climatic conditions for agriculture, the high fertility of the soil makes it suitable for production of variuos crops.


         City of Tagum is primarily an agricultural-based city with 68 percent of the total land area devoted for agricultural use. Among the twenty-three (23) barangays of the city, seventeen (17) of which are engaged in agricultural production. Aside from the favorable climatic conditions for agriculture, the high fertility of the soil makes it suitable for production of variuos crops.


         Tagum has three (3) telephone companies and two (2) telecommunication service providers operating in Tagum City namele; CRUZTELCO in collaboration with the PLDT, DATELCO in collaboration with the PHILCOM, ITALTEL which is under the management of Department of Telecommunication, a government agency, SMART and GLOBE, both telecommunication service providers.


         Tagum has three (3) local radio stations, Radio Natin (FM Band), Pure (FM Band) and DXDN (AM Band). However, Tagum can also receive 30 FM and 15 AM radio station signals based in Davao City and Metro Manila. Moreover, there are eight (8) channels received for television and more than forty (40) channels for the local cable network provided by the Filipino Cable Corporation which caters Skycable and Suncable and also a wireless network by Home Channel.


         Water requirement in the city is supplied by Tagum Water District.


         Power requirement in the city is provided by Davao del Norte Electric Coooperative (DANECO). For the period, all 23 barangays are already energized, except to some outlying puroks/sitios in isolated areas of rural barangays.


         Alongside with other development endeavors of the city, infrastracture development is on the forefront. Foremost, the local government continously prioritized projects that helped boost infrastracture foundation of the city. Among these projects are as follows; drainage and flood control system, maintenance of roads, school buildings and government building and facilities.


         The educational needs of Tagum has been served by various public and private schools. At present, there are thirty-seven (37) public and thirty-one (31) private schools that caters to all barangays of Tagum. It is worthy to note that all barangays of Tagum has complete elementary education. Moreover, secondary level schools are scattered around Tagum catering all barangays. However, tertiary level and non-formal education are concentrated in the urban center of the city.


         A thanksgiving festivities for the wealth of culture, the bounties of arts and peace of living for the people of City of Tagum, as a whole. The festival is held every month of February.


         It is an annual festivity which is slated every March 1-7 during the City of Tagum founding anniversary. Panagtagbu Festival, aptly describes a celebration in the city where Tagumeņos met Tagumeņos from all walks of life in one occassion and setting since, the City of Tagum is a crossroad business center in the northern part of Southern Mindanao.


  • A major municipality of the then undivided Davao Province since June 23, 1941.
  • Became a Component City of Davao del Norte Province by virtue of RA 8472 last March 7, 1998.
  • Only 56 kilometers from Davao City or 1 hour travel via any motorized vehicle.
  • One of the PAIC (Provincial Agri-Industrial Center) areas in Region XI.
  • 19,200 hectares, total land area.
  • Parochial Town Fiesta celebrated every last Sunday of November.
  • Has a One-Stop Action Center for investors thru the City Investment Promotion Office (CIPO).
  • Has an approved CDP/Land Use Plan.
  • Has 23 banking institutions.
  • Has 5,500 business establishments.
  • Has 4 college institutions and various vocational schools.
  • Has 9 hospitals and various clinics.
  • Has 24 hours available land transportation for Davao City.
  • Government Support Facilities:
    1. Tagum City Public Market (TPM).
    2. Tagum City Livestock Auction Center (TLAC).
    3. Tagum Overland Transport Integrated Terminal (TOTIT).
    4. Tagum Trade Cultural Center and Pavilion.
    5. Tagum City Engineering Service Center (Motorpool).
    6. Tagum Slaughterhouse
    7. Tagum City Asphalt Plant
    8. Madaum Cold Storage Plant
    9. Madaum Hijo Port
  • Publication:
    1. 21 printing press
    2. 6 publication houses and at the time print media outlets
    3. National/Local News papers available in circulations:
      1. Phil. Daily Inquirer
      2. Malaya
      3. Star
      4. Manila Bulletin
    4. National/Local Tabloids available in circulations:
      1. Daily Express
      2. Tribune
      3. Bandera
      4. Saksi
      5. Balita
      6. Tempo
      7. Sunstar
      8. Perscope
      9. Trend & Time
      10. Fiscalizer
      11. Mantalaan

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