Barangay Official:
Barangay Captain: Wilfredo C. Propogo
Councilors: Antonio C. Tolarba, Sr.
Byron John P. Quilala
Josephine Marie H. Escaño
Wellington Q. Manga
Cesar R. Copla
Gene P. Hilario
Leonora P. Briguela
SK Chairman: John michael O. Surbano
Secretary: Elena Nañoz
Treasurer: Aireen Quirab


The name “Tuburan” was derived from the word “tubo,” the local term for sugar cane. The place was planted with sugar cane, hence the name “Tuburan.”

In 1940, the population of the barangay is very small, more or less 20 or 30 with only 10 households. From this sprung the ancestors of the Tolarba and the Lopez clans.

A fiesta is celebrated every 10th day of September in honor of their patron saint San Nicolas de Tolentino.

Physical Characteristics

Tuburan belongs to the urban unit barangay in the City of Ligao, 3rd District of Albay. bounded on the East by Barangay Paulog; on the West by Barangay Calzada; on the North by Barangay Bay; and on the south by Barangay Bonga.

It has a total land area of 162 hectares (has). The Barangay is classified as Urban and has a population of 4614 where 2304 are male and 2310 are female. It has an average household size of 4. Major source of livelihood is Farming, Labor, Employees (Professionals) Small business enterprise (wholesale and Retail) , transportation, storage and communication,  community, social and personal services, engaged in construction.

It has a tropical climate. Heavy rainfall occurs during the months of June to November and the dry season is from the month of January to May.

Educational Health and Service Facilities

Tuburan has three (3) Day Care Centers which are supervised by skilled Day Care Workers, one (1) public elementary school, two (2) private pre-schools, one (1) private elementary schools which caters the primary and intermediate pupils under the supervision of Department of Education (DepEd) schools district. One (1)  public secondary school, one (1) private secondary school under the supervision of Commission on Higher  of Education (CHED). Nearest College or Vocational Schools is 1.2 kilometers from the barangay proper.

The barangay has one (1) health center manned by four (4) barangay health workers and two (2) barangay nutrition scholar assigned to take charge in the implementation and monitoring of various health programs and services such as maternal and health care which includes family planning, nutrition, and immunization of children below five (5) years old and one (1) Utility Worker. Other service facilities include Multi-Purpose Hall, Barangay Outpost, Barangay Hall, one (1) public hospital, one (1) private clinic, and six (6) drugstores.

Mode of Public Transportation

In Barangay Tuburan, the modes of transportation are tricycle.

Credit Institutions

The barangay has 3 credit institutions namely ASA, CARD and ARDCI.

Water & Electric Supply

Twenty One (21) households or 1.8% has no access to potable drinking water. Residents get their source from their own use faucet, community water system; shared faucet, and own use tubed/pipe deep well. Electricity for the barangay is provided by Albay Power and Energy Corporation (APEC).

Waste Management

1092 households or 94.38% of the total households from the barangay is being collected by the city garbage collector. 64 households are practicing burning of garbage while 125 households or 10.8% is practicing garbage recycling, 496 households or 42.87% practiced garbage segregation. The barangay is on its process of enhancing its capacity in implementing the RA 9003. They are on the process on implementation of various environmental ordinances as well as currently practicing the “segregation at source” and have established their own material recovery facility.

Peace and Order

There are twelve (12) Male Barangay Tanods appointed by the Punong Barangay who maintain the stable peace and order situation by conducting a nightly patrol.  They are receiving monthly honorarium from the barangay budget.