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Distance from the City Proper 5.10 kms
Political District District II
Historical Background The name "Tugbungan" originated from two words: "tubug", meaning "to wallow" and "ngan", the sound carabaos make.

Long before, we can find many carabaos in the swampy areas an in vacant plaza of this place.  Whole day, these carabaos spend the day in these places that sometimes the owners do not even bother to bring their carabaos in their homes at night.

Tugbungan, long ago, was one of the sleeping barangays for it was so peaceful and quiet.  There were only a few people residing in the place.

It has an area of 380.7098 hectares.  Its roads were not passable before and there was no potable water connection at all.  The only means of transportation was by trail on foot.  There was no school for children to go to and all they did was travel to the neighboring barangay, Tetuan.

The main source of Tugbungan River is Barangay Pasonanca, then passing through Tumaga, then portions of Guiwan and Tetuan, and finally Tugbungan before reaching the mouth of the seashore.

Tugbungan also was once a picnic site for residents of Barangay Talon-Talon and Mampang.  On weekends, Tugbungan River would be full with picnickers coming onboard their pushcarts, calesa and carro (drawn by carabaos or cows).
Desciption It is bounded on the north by Guiwan; on the south by Talon-Talon; on the west by Tetuan; and on the northeast by Sitio Lumbayao.
Barangay Fiesta Third Saturday of May
Total Population (2007 Census) 21,834
Number of Households 3,249
Punong Barangay Agustin E. Graciano Jr.
Barangay Kagawad Rogelio A. Bernardo
Romeo S. Suan
Richie G. Bautista
Zosimo S. Balolot
Ramon T. Saavedra
Teonilo U. Duterte
Abraham T. Rojas