According to Kalinga Tambayan, our kailiyans in Tabuk will be voting this coming Saturday (June 23) on whether they would like their town to be converted into a city. We think it is unlikely that the Tabuk voters will reject cityhood given the benefits if their town becomes a city. So what are those benefits? A greater share in the Internal Revenue Allotment and iTabuks having more say in their local governance. Any disadvantages? None that we can think of.
Tabuk will be the second city in the Cordilleras if its voters approve the cityhood law. It is currently classified as a first class municipality.
Go iTabuks. Vote yes for cityhood!
UPDATE: iTabuks voted for cityhood. According to the Voice of Kalinga: 17,066 voted for cityhood and only 2,033 voted against the idea. So Tabuk is now the second city of the region. But, unlike Baguio City which is totally independent from Benguet, Tabuk remains a part of Kalinga and its residents will continue to vote for provincial officials.