History and Government
Tinoc was created by virtue of Batas Pambansa Bilang 184 dated March 1, 1983 out of its mother municipality, Hungduan.
The name Tinoc came from a Kalanguya word “tinec” which means dipped in mud. Later due to the Tuwali educators, it was written Tinoc.
From the municipality's creation in 1983, those who became mayors of the municipality are as follows: Lopez Pugong (1983-1986), Robert Tayaban (1987-1995) and Daniel Baguista (1998 to 2001).
Tinoc is politically subdivided into 12 barangays, namely: Ahin, Ap-apid, Binablayan, Danggo, Eheb, Gumhang, Impugong, Luhong, Poblacion, Tukucan, Tulludan and Wangwang.
Tinoc having a total land area of 14,948.17 has. is situated on the eastern part of Mount Pulag, the second highest mountain in the Philippines, on top of the sleeping beauty mountain range. It has an elevation about 2,700 meters above sea level. It is bounded by the province of Benguet on the western side, the province of Nueva Vizcaya on the south, the municipality of Asipulo on the east and by the protruding strip of Mt. Province on the north. It has four major rivers flowing to the eastern part of Ifugao down to the lowlands of Lamut and Nueva Vizcaya and finally to the Magat Multipurpose Dam.
Occupied by Kalanguya speaking people, Tinoc has a total population of 9,504, a total number of households of 1,629 with an average household size of 5.83 and a population growth rate of 2.67 based on the period 1990-1995.
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