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Map of Batangas showing the location of Tuy
|Region||CALABARZON (Region IV-A)|
|• Mayor||Jose Jecerell C. Cerrado|
|• Total||94.65 km2 (36.54 sq mi)|
|• Density||430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|Income class||3rd class|
Tuy (pronounced as "too-wee") is a third class municipality in the Province of Batangas, Philippines, about 100 kilometres (62 mi) south of Manila. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 40,734 people.
The patron of Tuy is Saint Vincent Ferrer, the patron of construction workers celebrates his feast day during May 8.
The town of Tuy is located in between two first class municipalities namely Balayan and Nasugbu. Tuy is also between 2 rivers: in the north, Tuy town proper's boundary is the Mataywanac/Salipit River, while in the south, the Tuy town proper's boundary is the Obispo River.
The former PNP chief Raul Bacalzo was born in Tuy and is a graduate of Our Lady of Peace Academy's high school department.
Tuy has also been producing famous bakery products of its own, like the so-called jacobina biscuits, biscocho toasted bread, among other bakery products, since the 1960s.
Around the 1900s Tuy was still part of the town of Balayan, the former capital of Batangas Province. It became an independent town only on August 12, 1866. The name TUY was given by Don Salvador Ellio in memory of his birthplace, Tui, Galicia, Spain.
In the early 2000s, a Batangas Province governor candidate was slain in Tuy's town plaza, while he was campaigning.
|Population census of Tuy|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
The primary religion in Tuy is Roman Catholicism with a few variations of biblical Christian denominations like evangelicals, and Baptists, among other groups. There are also other religions like Jehova's Witnesses, Adventists, and Church of Christ movements.
The main poblacion of Tuy is predominantly followers of Blessed Virgin Mary (Roman Catholic) sporting yearly occasions to its honor. Also the main poblacion house the Our lady of Peace Academy, a Roman Catholic school.
The primary income source of people from Tuy are through agricultural lands like sugarcane farms. Sugarcane harvests in Tuy are usually processed in neighboring towns' factories like Nasugbu and Balayan sporting lower income base in the town of Tuy.
Some also depend on poultry, livestock, and other crops. Most of the population are unemployed or either migrating once employed due to absence of real high-paying job opportunities in its vicinity.
The previous mayors or leaders of Tuy had no prior impact on increasing the employment output of people on Tuy other than finding jobs from other towns or locations. Although there are some business establishments, they have a minimal impact on the town's economy. Relative to other towns in the province of Batangas, Tuy is among those towns not gifted with a great natural resource-that of the sea. That could say a mouthful about its economic inferiority compared to its neighboring towns.
Aside from its beautiful rivers, fields, and other captivating landscapes, which need improvements and promotions, the natural resources available in Tuy include sand, gravel, earth, construction materials, and timber. Sand, earth, & construction materials are found in some rivers with potential quarrying resources, especially riverbanks and watersheds. These are the Tuyon-Tuyon, Palico, Munting Tubig, Kaytitinga, Bayudbud and Molino rivers.
These materials are used for general constructions and concrete mix walls and protection layers for foundation of dams. Quarrying of earth is found in hills and mountains while quarrying of rocks is found in Barangay San Jose of which site was discovered only several years ago. Timber is found in the forestral areas – portions of Barangays Dalima, Talon, Palincaro, Malibu, Toong, Magahis, and San Jose.
Sugarcane is the major crop, which produces about more than 30, 000 metric tons of sugar per milling season. Milling starts during the month of December and usually ends by June of the following year. Land cultivation of sugarcane farms is on a tenancy basis hereby the tenants share 50% of the production cost and obtains 50% of the income. Sugar is harvested, hauled and brought to the nearby sugar milling companies in the towns of Balayan and Nasugbu. Sugarcane farming is thus the main source of livelihood of the people. It also provides employment for cane cutters, weepers, and haulers who are paid either on a daily or per tone of cane basis.
Other major commercial crops are mango (mainly the Indian variety), and cassava. Fruit-bearing trees and vegetable crops are also planted in the fields, backyards, and home gardens to supply household demands, and augment income.
The Municipality of Tuy has eight (8) bridges. All of these bridges are constructed permanently in concrete structures. Of these 8 bridges, 6 are national ones, while the other 2 are provincial ones.
Land transportation facilities are available in the municipality like public utility jeepneys, light vehicles, trucks, motorcycles, buses, tricycles, trailers, & heavy trucks. Public utility jeepneys are the dominant land transports plying the Balayan-Tuy-Nasugbu routes, and vice versa. Tricycles are the most used public utility that serve the population in different barangays of the municipality. Buses also link the town to Manila and Batangas City.
The municipality has three telephone systems, as of 2011. One is being operated by Western Batangas Telecommunication System, the other by Digitel. and the other by Globe. A telegraph office dispatches messages thru telegrams. Its office is located at the ground floor of the municipal building together with the post office with one post master, one mail sorter, and two letter carriers who serve the municipality.
Computers are installed in each office, an e-mail system, and three fax machines. As of 2011, cell phones use keep on spreading, as well as the internet connectivities that the same cell phone service providers offer, namely Digitel, Globe, and PLDT/Smart, among other telecommunication companies.
All newspapers, magazines, comics, and other periodicals available in the National Capital Region (NCR) reach the municipality, physically, and through the net, including those available internationally. Likewise, radio, television sets, computer gadgets, and the like in the locality have good and clear receptions of the programs aired in the mass media, and likewise provided in the internet, which then make the population of Tuy well-informed and well-updated in terms of national and international issues.
Tuy has no college or tertiary level school and depends mainly on their vocational education system hosted by the municipality.
There are 3 secondary level schools, mainly Jose Lopez Manzano NHS, Our Lady of Peace Academy, Bolboc NHS, Talon Family Farm School, Guinhawa NHS (currently non-operational), I.B. Calingasan Memorial Institute, and Santiago de Guzman NHS.they have 1 elementary level Tuy Faith Academy
There are also numerous elementary and pre-elementary schools in Tuy, aside from the ones built mainly for each barangay.
Tuy's original festival was the Salagubang (a kind of root and leaf-eating beetle) Festival. This celebration, however, was discontinued and eventually so replaced due to obvious acceptability reasons by the annual Kambingan (goats and their by-products) Festival.
The Kambingan Festival is the local way of honoring their town, and a town plaza night food market where people can buy foods and enjoy free net-surfing thru Wi-Fi connection.
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