December 19, 2014 

Tagalog


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       Considered to be the largest of the Philippine ethnic groups, the Tagalog are concentrated about the metropolitan area of Manila and spread out as the major population of provinces like Rizal (812,713), Laguna (1,290,278), Cavite (1,026,657), Batangas (1,445,509), Bulacan (1,384,270), and Nueva Ecija (986,248). The population now stands at some 16,054,430 (NSO 1990).

       The national nanguage is actually being built around Tagalog which is now practically understood and spoken in other parts of the country. The people are identified with all kinds of agricultural production, silviculture, animal husbandry, and industrial production. They are also engaged in international marketing, politics, and foreign relations.

       The kinship structure is essentially bilateral with offspring related equally to both parents, with inheritance following the same pattern although in practice, it is more cognatic in nature. In the urban areas and where large properties are concerned there is a tendency for the lineal distribution of wealth and property in the manner of corporations. Members of the group are involved in all sectors of government practice and in private institutions that are national and international in scope. Being in the midst of the government structure, the people are the most immediate beneficiaries of the benefits of services. Such an advantage is mirrored in the development of the Tagalog in contrast to the experience of other ethnic groups.

Distribution of Ethnic Groups by Provinces
(Arrangement: Population count)

Total National Population

16,054,430

Abra

1,172

Agusan del N.

2,535

Agusan del S.

1,553

Aklan

6,634

Albay

12,917

Antique

5,906

Aurora

69,152

Basilan

2,755

Bataan

351,365

Batanes

432

Batangas

1,445,509

Benguet

42,780

Bohol

2,678

Bukidnon

4,918

Bulacan

1,384,270

Cagayan

22,341

Camarines N.

232,664

Camarines S.

65,710

Camiguin

206

Capiz

1,851

Catanduanes

2,378

Cavite

1,026,657

Cebu

13,351

Davao

7,299

Davao del S.

40,332

Davao Or.

1,827

E. Samar

1,867

Ifugao

899

Ilocos N.

5,771

Ilocos S.

5,466

Iloilo

9,563

Isabela

91,358

Kalinga-Apayao

1,766

La Union

16,786

Laguna

1,290,278

Lanao del N.

3,188

Lanao del S.

2,584

Leyte

9,896

Maguindanao

38,823

Marinduque

183,235

Masbate

2,355

Misamis Occ.

675

Misamis Or.

6,009

Mt. Province

241

Negros Occ.

5,595

Negros Or.

2,522

N. Cotabato

10,287

N. Samar

1,454

N. Ecija

986,449

N. Vizcaya

21,576

Occ. Mindoro

196,594

Or. Mindoro

466,808

Palawan

138,067

Pampanga

134,870

Pangasinan

61,951

Quezon

1,278,252

Quirino

5,617

Rizal

812,713

Romblon

3,475

Samar

3,806

Siquijor

128

Sorsogon

5,538

S. Cotabato

29,082

S. Leyte

1,858

S. Kudarat

9,791

Sulu

455

Surigao N.

2,088

Surigao S.

1,523

Tarlac

77,200

Tawi-Tawi

2,080

Zambales

259,834

Zamboanga N.

1,659

Zamboanga S.

23,108

Kalookan

565,573

Las Pinas

225,979

Mandaluyong

191,048

Manila

1,236,270

Marikina

238,731

Muntinlupa

217,430

Navotas

158,638

Paranaque

236,329

Pasay

270,780

Pateros

43,069

Quezon City

1,157,599

San Juan

95,183

Taguig

190,337

Valenzuela

263,332

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