There are only small-scale industries operating in the Province of Tawi-Tawi, particularly in Bongao. They are the following:


  • Existing Industries (Source: DTI Tawi-Tawi)


  • Fish Drying

Although no data is available on the actual volume, it is estimated that 30 % of total fish production is processed into dried fish. This particular industry is flourishing in Bongao as agents coming from ZamboangaCity, PagadianCity and other nearby cities buy dried fish in volume.

  • Seaweed-Industry

Beside seaweed farming among farmers of some coastal barangays, Bongao is also trading point of seaweed and other marine products such as abalone; sea cucumber etc. Seaweed farmers from the rest of the province of Tawi-Tawi bring their produce to Bongao where wholesale traders are basically based.

  • Furniture Making Industry

Although basically classified as a cottage industry, furniture making id fast flourishing and has a potential of private funding assistance, local furniture makers have access to good wood materials that can be procured from nearby municipality of Languyan and Panglima Sugala.