Tagbilaran City: Economic Profile

The city of Tagbilaran is the main business capital and center of governance of the province of Bohol aside from being the center of education and transportation. Commerce and trade is very promising in the city although business activities also thrive in port towns (e.g. Tubigon, Talibon, Jagna) known to be growth centers of the province.

Many residents of Tagbilaran are considerably moneyed, but when it comes to business development, they become investment shy. It is observable that dollar earners and entrepreneurs would rather save and bank their money rather than invest them for business endeavor. In the light of this situation, the inflow of investments from foreign investors is steadily pouring in to finance business ventures especially in the area of tourism.

Tagbilaran has 23 banking institutions with several branches each. This is due to the "thriftiness" attitude of the Boholanos aside from the remittances from Overseas Foreign Workers. The average household income is P 141,028.00/annum for a total 12,876 households.

Major establishments existing in the city are shopping centers, hotels, restaurants, fast-food centers and banks.

Banking Institutions:

Metropolitan Banking Corporation (2 branches)
Equitable PCIBank / Banco de Oro
Unionbank
Chinabank
Philippine Postal Bank
PSBank
United Coconut Planters Bank
First Consolidated Bank (3 branches)
Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation
Security Bank
Allied Bank
Development Bank of the Philippines
Philippine National Bank
Landbank of the Philippines (2 branches)
Bank of the Philippine Islands (3 branches)
City Savings Bank
Cooperative Bank of Bohol
Bank of Calape

Major Shopping Centers:

Island City Mall
BQ Mall
Alturas Supermarket
Plaza Marcela
Shoppers' Mart
Schools and Universities

Colleges and Universities

Holy Name University or HNU
University of Bohol or UB
BIT International College, formerly the Bohol Institute of Technology or BIT
Central Visayas State College of Agriculture, Forestry and Technology or CVSCAFT,
Tagbilaran City campus, formerly the Bohol School Of Arts And Trades (BSAT)
PMI Colleges Bohol or PMI
Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary or IHMS
Bohol Technical Institute
AMA Computer Learning Center
STI Colleges
Informatics Computer Institute

Secondary Schools

Bohol Wisdom School or BWS
Holy Spirit School or HSS
Holy Trinity School or HTS
Dr. Cecilio Putong National High School formerly the Bohol National High School (BNHS)
Holy Name University, formerly Divine Word College of Tagbilaran High School Department
University of Bohol or UB High School Department
Tagbilaran City Science High School
Mansasa National High School
Manga National High School

Elementary schools

St. Therese Elementary School, Mansasa
Victoriano D. Tirol Advanced Learning Center
Royal Christian School
City Central Elementary School
City East Elementary School
Cogon Elementary School
Dampas Elementary School
Holy Trinity School or HTS
Taloto Elementary School
Booy Elementary School
Bool Elementary School
Ubujan Elementary School
Mansasa Elementary School
Dao Elementary School
Cabawan Elementary School
Manga Elementary School
San Isidro Elementary School
Tiptip Elementary School

Pre-elementary schools

D M L Montessori School
Grace Christian School
Holy Trinity Foundation School
Merne Graham Montessori School
Royal Christian School
St. Therese Kindergarten School
Victoriano D. Tirol Advanced Learning Center

Notable hotel accommodations in the city:

Metrocentre Hotel and Convention Center
Bohol Tropics Resort
Linaw Beach Resort
Vest Pension House/Hotel
Ladaga Inn/Hotel Panglao
CoCo Grove Tourist Inn/Hotel Panglao
El Portal Inn
Hotel La Roca
Wregent Plaza Hotel
The Meridian Hotel
Gie Gardens Hotel

Symbols of the City of Tagbilaran

Flag: Tagbilaran Flag
Hymn: Tagbilaran Hymn
Dance: Kuradang
Bird: Tailor Bird (tamsi)
Flower: Bougainvillea Tree: Acacia
Plant: Golden Duranta
Fish: Danggit

Source:
www.bohol.ph