Tabon Caves – Quezon, Palawan

The Tabon Caves are a set of caves north of Quezon municipality, in the south western part of the province of Palawan on Palawan Island, in the Philippines. The caves are named after the Tabon Scrubfowl. Tabon Caves is bordered on the south by the town proper of Quezon, Bgy. Panitian on the west, and the South China Sea on the north and east. The complex has 29 explored caves (only seven of which are [Read more…]

Quezon, Palawan (History, Barangays, General Information)

Quezon is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 41,669 people in 8,453 households. It is where the Tabon Man lived long time ago.


Brief History
Quezon was created on May 15, 1951 from parts of Aborlan and Brooke’s Point by virtue of Republic Act No. 617. Formerly called Alfonso XIII, it was renamed after the late Commonwealth Pres. Manuel L. Quezon, the first president to visit the town.

Quezon is politically subdivided into 14 barangays.

  • Alfonso XIII (Pob.)
  • Aramaywan
  • Berong
  • Calumpang
  • Isugod
  • Quinlogan
  • Maasin
  • Panitian
  • Pinaglabanan
  • Sowangan
  • Tabon
  • Kalatagbak
  • Malatgao
  • Tagusao

General Information
Area (sq. kms.): 949.21
Population (2000): 41,669
No. of Barangays: 14
Income Class:Second
District: Second
Zip Code:5304
Area Code: 048

Festivals
May 11-15 (Ugyunan Festival) – town’s foundation anniversary, it features an agro-trade fair and street dancing competition
December 8 (Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception)

Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quezon,_Palawan
http://www.biyahero.net/index.php?option=com_sobi2&sobi2Task=sobi2Details&catid=50&sobi2Id=822&Itemid=56