For many years, little has been known of the City of Tagbilaran that nestles on a sea, protected from the southwest monsoon by the island of Panglao and from the cold stream of the north wind by the Maribojoc mountain range. Tagbilaran was then part of the town of Baclayon until on February 9, 1742, when Governor-General Gaspar dela Torre signed a decree separating her from Baclayon and establishing the town of San Jose de Tagbilaran. From then on, this once unheralded town has been under the mantle of the Province of Bohol until it became a Chartered City on July 1, 1966 by virtue of Republic Act No. 4660. Tagbilaran is bounded on its western and southwestern sides by 12.2 kms of coastline, on its north by the town of Cortes, on its northeast side by the town of Corella and to its eastern side by the town of Baclayon.
Tagbilaran City is a 2nd class city in the province of Bohol, Philippines. It is the capital and a component city of the island of Bohol. It is situated some 630 kilometers southeast of Manila and 72 kilometers south of Cebu City. Tagbilaran lies on the southwestern part of the province, and has a total land area of 32.7 km², including about 13 km. of coastline. The town of Cortes is situated to the north of the city, the town of Corella is on its northeast side, while the town of Baclayon is on its eastern side.
It is the principal gateway to the island province of Bohol. It is one of the eight Philippine Dream Cities along with the Island Garden City of Samal, San Fernando, La Union, Cebu City, Iloilo City, Marikina, Naga, Calbayog City and Surigao City.
There are 15 barangays comprising Tagbilaran, with an estimated population of 89,000 for the year 2003, with an annual growth rate of 3.6%. However, 41% of the entire population reside in the 4 urban districts where trade and commerce are concentrated.
City Officials: (2010- 2013)
|Mayor:||ATTY. DAN N. LIM|
|Vice-Mayor:||ATTY. NUEVAS MONTES|
|SB Members:||JOHN GEESNELL YAP II|
|ATTY. NERIO ZAMORA|
|ANNE MARIQUIT OPPUS|
|ATTY. DONI PIQUERO|
|ABC Pres:||FARO CABALIT|
|SK Pres:||MARY LIENE SHAENE KARAAN|
|San Isidro District||4,512||4.294|