negros oriental

4th Class City

Province of Negros Oriental

Tanjay City in the Negros Oriental province is a must see place for many tourists traveling to the area and considered to be on the gems of the province having such a rich culture and history. Having nicknames like “The City of Music and Fun” and the “City of Professionals” it is easy to see why Tanjay City is a hub of culture for the entire region. Tanjay City sits in the Negros Oriental province of the Philippines and became the provinces fifth official city on April 1, 2001. Tanjay City covers an area of 276.05 sq km or 106.58 sq mi. Interestingly enough Tanjay City claims to have the highest density of professionals for the entire province and is often nicknamed the “City of Professionals.” The full population of the city is 79,098 as of the 2010 census.

Tanjay’s land area is 27,605 hectares (68,210 acres) and is utilized for agricultural, residential, commercial, industrial, educational, forestral and other purposes. It is the only city in Negros Oriental with a very wide flat lowland, although mountainous and rolling hills are found in the hinterland barangays of Santo Niño and Pal-ew. Rugged areas can also be found in Barangays Bahi-an and Santa Cruz Nuevo.

Tanjay City is located in the humble province of Negros Oriental. It just recently received its title as a city when the former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo approved and signed the act proposing the conversion of the municipality into a component city on March 5, 2011. It is part of the province’s 2nd district alongside with Bais City and Dumaguete City.


The Sangguniang Panlungsod of Tanjay City, as a branch of the Local Government, envisions and commits to be an effective arm for the delivery of basic services while drawing strength and focuses on quality local legislation where its supreme objective is the general welfare and well-being of the constituents.


The Sangguniang Panlungsod of Tanjay City shall pursue a unified and collective effort for the passage of quality legislations that would address the needs and promote the welfare of the community.


To provide sound and doable legislations in consonance to the Executive Agenda, and help build a more effective local government.
To organize all local laws of a general and permanent nature in a style that is easy, informative, and readily retrievable and accessible through advance technology and proper tools.
To update ordinances appropriately for a more confident and efficient legislature.


The Sangguniang Panlungsod, as specifically stated in Republic Act 7160 otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991, as the legislative body of the city, shall enact ordinances, approve resolutions, and appropriate funds for the general welfare of the city and its inhabitants.


The crafting and approving of measures and ordinances that redound to the general welfare of the community.