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TitleTaguig City Profile
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Coordinates: 14°33 N 121°5 E/

14.55°N 121.083°E
Country: Philippines
Region: National Capital Region
Districts: 1st and 2nd Districts of Taguig City
Barangays: 28 Incorporated (town)

April 25, 1587

Incorporated (city)

December 8, 2004
Government: Mayor Sigfrido R. Tiñga


Vice Mayor George A. Elias


Sangguniang Panlungsod

Area: Total 47.88 km2 (18.5 sq mi)
Elevation: 16.0 m (52 ft)
Population: (2007) - Total 613,343
Time zone: PST (UTC+8)
Zip code: 1630 to 1638
Area code(s): 2
Motto: Forward Taguig


(formerly spelled as Tagig; Filipino:
Lungsod ng Taguig)

•A thriving fishing community along
the shores of Laguna de Bay.
•An important residential, commercial
and industrial center.
•C-5 highway and the acquisition of
the Fort Bonifacio development.
•Paved the way for the cityhood of the


Lies on the western shore of Laguna
de Bay.

Bordered by the following cities

•Muntinlupa City to the south
•Parañaque City to the southwest
•Pasay City to the west
•Cainta and Taytay on the
northeast and
•Makati City, Pateros, and Pasig
City to the north.

Bodies of Water:

Taguig River
a tributary of the Pasig River,
cuts through the northern half
of the municipality.

Napindan River
a tributary of the Pasig River
that forms the common border
of Taguig with Pasig City.

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Taguig consists of 2 terrain units; a western
undulating section and an eastern alluvial portion,
which extends into the Laguna de Bay.

The undulating to gently sloping terrain is
underlain by a gently dipping sequence of
pyroclastic rocks

•made up of tuffs,
•tuffaceous sandstones
•conglomerates belonging to the
Guadalupe formation .

Taguig has two major geologic formations namely:
•Quaternary Alluvial (QA1) which is
comprised of detrital deposits mostly silt,
sand and gravel
•Guadalupe formation (GF) of which the
upper member (Diliman Tuff) is thin to
medium bedded, fine-grained, vitric tuffs
and welded volcanic breccias with
subordinate amounts of tuffaceous, fine
to medium grained sandstone.

•Alat Conglomerate and Diliman Tuff
predominantly underlie the terrain where Taguig


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Bay Clay Loam
• dark brown in color and has fine
granules which is friable when dry,
but very sticky when wet (found in
barangays Ibayo-Tipas and

Guadalupe Clay
• nearly black in color and coarse
in texture. It is granular to coddy
when dry, and very fine sticky
when wet (found in the barangays
of Bambang, Upper and Lower
Bicutan, Hagonoy, Ususan and

Marikina Clay Loam
• brown and friable (found in
Barangays Calzada, Sta. Ana and

Quinqua Fine Sandy Loam
• Quinqua fine sandy loam
(underlies barangays Bagumbayn
and Bagong Tanyag).

Unmodified Soil
• (found in Fort Bonifacio and
barangays Western Bicutan,
Maharlika and Ligid Tipas).


There are five main types of soils found in Taguig;

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Atmospheric Characteristic

From the nearest PAGASA atation at
NAIA, climatological data from 1950-1995


The climate of Taguig is classified as Type 1
depending on rainfall pattern.

It is characterized by two pronounced seasons:
rainy season from May to October
dry season from January to April

Rainfall drops to 10-30 mm/month. In general,
Metro Manila is directly influenced by an
average of 2 to 3 tropical cyclones per year.


The PAGASA station recorded an annual
rainfall amount of 1,149.2 with a total of 113
rainy days between the years 1961-1995.

The rainy months of May – October
indicated monthly rainy days of 1 – 20 of
which the month of July recorded the highest
at 20.

The highest amount of rainfall for the period
1949-1995 was 427.4 mm recorded in
February 1, 1962.

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Gissel B.B./ 08102005 Alerie SPC
2ND Flr., Taguig City Hall, gen. Antonio Luna St., Tuktukan, Taguig City, 1637, Philippines

Tel. No. (632) 628-1999 Fax No. (632) 642-3588 (local 205/206 - CDPO )


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