Misamis Occidental

Tangub City Charter Anniversary

Tangub City Charter Anniversary, also called Tangub City Day, is the annual celebration in the city of Tangub, Misamis Occidental, Philippines every February 28. It commemorates the inauguration of the city government in 1968.

The 28th of February may also be declared a special non-working holiday in the city through executive issuance such as Proclamation No. 1306 in 2022.

Tangub City also holds the Christmas Symbol Festival every December.

History of Tangub City

Tangub City is one of the cities in Northern Mindanao, a region that consists of Bukidnon, Camiguin, Misamis Occidental, Misamis Oriental, and Lanao del Norte.

It was named after tangkob or tangkub, a basket made from a bark and rattan. It is used by the indigenous people called Subanen as a container of rice and can be carried as a load over their backs when traveling.

The Subanen are natives of Mindanao who have settled in the mainland way before the colonial period. They are so named because they inhabited riverbanks and are featured in many festivals in Mindanao provinces and cities including Pas’ungko Festival of Misamis Occidental, Megayon Festival of Zamboanga del Sur, and Pasalamat Festival of Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur.

Historically, Tangub belonged to Misamis. Its population grew when migration of Christian Filipinos from Luzon and Visayas to Mindanao was encouraged by the government. Over the years, there was a push for its independence particularly advocated by Aspiracion Committee.

Thus, it was separated from Misamis and became a municipality on December 4, 1929 through an executive issuance made by Governor-General Dwight F. Davis. It was renamed Regidor after lawyer and reformist Antonio Maria Regidor.

Born on April 16, 1845, Regidor earned education in the capital and in Universidad de Central de Madrid. He worked in various high positions in the colonial government, but he was exiled when he was accused as an accomplice in the Cavite Mutiny in 1872.

After escaping from Marianas to London, he spent the remainder of his life fighting for Philippine independence and lending support for the Aglipayan Church.

The town was renamed Tangub by virtue of Act No. 3701 on November 30, 1930.

Tangub became a component city of Misamis Occidental by virtue of Republic Act No. 5131, otherwise known as An Act Creating the City of Tangub, that was enacted on June17, 1967. The first officials of the newly created city were sworn into office on February 28, 1968. This is the date commemorated in the city charter anniversary.

Festival of Lights

In previous annual cityhood celebrations, the city held Festival of Lights. In 2018, it featured fire dancers according to a news article by MindaNews and a highlight called Stadium Lights Show where dance contingents performed in the evening according to Sunstar.

How to reach Tangub City, Misamis Occidental

Tangub City is half an hour trip away from the airpot in Ozamiz City.


Tangub City Charter Anniversary Summary

NameTangub City Charter Anniversary
CelebrationCharter Day, History
Contact0907 870 8887
DateFebruary 28
Historical eventInauguration of the city government of Tangub
LocationTangub City, Misamis Occidental
OrganizerCity Government of Tangub
Other NamesTangub City Day