Seal symbolism

Shield, derived from the official seal of Abra where the town is located.

Two circular lines, Emphasized the unity of the people of the town depicted as living in a quiet environment of the mountains and hills in the protective circle of its mother province.

Three Stars: symbolized the three islands of the Philippines.

Mountain, Creek and Small Farms: shows the topographical condition of the town.  Green color depicts the forest, promising a bright future.  The Creek symbolizes the people’s continuous struggle to make a daily living. The farm stands for farming as the main source of livelihood.

Line, depicts south and north of Tineg, divided and yet united as one people.

Deer, represents the town’s forest as abundant wildlife habitat.

Torch, represents the aspirations of the people for a better education to stabilize living condition


History and Government

Prior to its creation as an independent municipality Tineg was composed of six districts  namely: Agsimao, Alaoa, Anayan, Lanec, Caganayan and Naglibacan. Tineg became an independent municipality in 1958 with Sulyan Layugan and Vidal Baoalan as the first  municipal mayor and vice mayor, respectively. At present, Tineg is composed of ten barangays, namely: Agsimao, Alaoa, Anayan, Apao, Belaat, Caganayan, Cogon, Lanec, Lapat-Balantay and Naglibacan.