|TINGLAYAN QUICK FACTS|
|Mayor:||SACRAMENT S. GUMILAB
|Vice Mayor:||CHARLES A. ABAY
|Land Area (in Hectares):||28,300|
|No. of Registered Voters**:||9,772|
|Income Class:||4TH CLASS|
|No. of Barangays:||20|
History and Government
The original settlement was named Cagaluna. At that time, the tribes were engaged almost constantly in numerous petty tribal wars. Northward was a village named Tinglayan, with whom Cagaluan was engaged in a bitter strife. After a long and fierce struggle, Cagaluan won. Aside from indemnities of various kinds, one of the conditions imposed to maintain peace was the exchange of names. That was how Cagaluan came to be named Tinglayan and vice versa.
Tinglayan was organized as a municipal district during the American regime. On June 25, 1963 during the Philippine Republic, Executive Order No. 42 was passed making Tinglayan a regular municipality. The municipality was led by Roberto Chulsi from 1992 to 1998. He was succeeded by Fernando Abay in 1998.
There are twenty political subdivisions (barangays) in the municipality, namely: Ambato Legleg, Bangad Centro, Basao, Belong Manubal, Butbut (Butbut-Ngibat), Bugnay, Buscalan (Buscalan-Locong), Dananao, Luplupa, Mallango, Poblacion, Sumadel I, Sumadel II, Tulgao East, Tulgao West, Upper Bangad, Ngibat, Old Tinglayan, Lower Bangad and Locong.
* - 2010 NSO Census of Population
Tinglayan is located deep in the Central Cordilleras, north of Sadanga, Mt. Province; west of the municipality of Tanudan and south of the muncipality of Lubuagan.
Based on the 1995 Census of Population, there are 13,591 inhabitants of the municipality. The population makes 2,494 households with an average household size of 5.
Tourist Attractions and Places of Interest
- Palan-ah Falls and Hotspring
- The Tinglayan Rice Terraces
By: DILG-CAR, Copyright 1999
Vol. I - Local Government Unit