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  • Coordinates 17°37′N 121°43′E
  •  Cagayan Valley is a land of beauty, plentiful of natural resources and conveys different development potentials such as fertile farmlands, forests and grasslands, and marine resources located in the northeastern part of Luzon with an area of 26,858 square kilometers. It is where the mighty Cagayan River, the longest river in the country is found.
  •  Archaeology indicates that the Cagayan Valley has been inhabited for half a million years, though no human remains of any such antiquity have yet appeared. The earliest inhabitants are the Agta, or Atta, food- gatherers who roam the forests without fixed abodes. A large tract of land has lately been returned to them. The bulk of the population are of Malay origin. For centuries before the coming of the Spanish, the inhabitants traded with Indians, Malays, Chinese, and Japanese. In the nineteenth century the prosperity found in tobacco cultivation caused many Ilokano to settle here. Tobacco is still a major factor in the economy of Cagayan, though a special economic zone and free port has been created to strengthen and diversify the provincial economy  According to researches, the most important event in the history of Cagayan Valley took place in 1572 when Spanish Conquistador Don Juan de Salcedo traced the northern coast and landed at the mouth of the Pamplona River. Before his visit, early Cagayanos reveled in a civilization of their own. History
  •  Region 2 is located in the northeastern portion of the main island of Luzon and includes the scattered Island of Batanes-Babuyan Groups, which occupy the northern most tip of the archipelago.  It is bounded by three (3) mountain ranges, Sierra Madre Mountain on the east; Caraballo Mountain on the south and Cordillera Mountain, and north of Caraballo Mountain.
  •  It has five provinces namely:  Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino  ten (10) congressional districts with three (3) cities – Cauayan City, Isabela; Santiago City, Isabela and Tuguegarao City, Cagayan  consists of 90 municipalities.
  • Previously, it had seven provinces that enabled superb business opportunities, industrial sites and tourisms. But because of the creation of Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), its territorial jurisdiction was lessened into only five provinces that excluded the provinces of Ifugao, which is the home of the magnificent Banawe Rice Terraces, the 8th Wonder of the World, and the Province of Kalinga Apayao which was eventually divided into two provinces under CAR.
  •  Region 2 is considered the “last frontier” of the Philippines, being one of the few regions with existing watersheds. It has five (5) existing watershed with a total land area of 119,261 hectares.  - also the home of the mighty Cagayan River which meanders into the vast plains from south to north and provides water needs of the region before it drains into the Babuyan Channel, Pacific Ocean skirts the east coast and rests its waves on the foot of the Sierra Madre on eastern side. Region 02s forest cover within Alienable and Disposable Land consist of 95,068 has.
  •  The Region has a rich and immense natural and development potentials.  It is the third largest region with an area of 2,687,517 hectares representing 9% of the country’s total land area. The alienable and disposable (A&D) lands stand at 972,822 hectares, 9,343 hectares of civil and military reservations, 45,105 hectares of unclassified lands and 1,669,590 hectares of forestland.
  •  Region 2 is abundant in agricultural products such as:  rice, corn, peanut, beans, and fruits and livestock products include cattle, hogs, curacaos, and poultry.  It has also a vast source of mineral resources like hydro-power – the source of Magat Hydro- Power plant with a 360 megawatt plant supporting the power needs of the Luzon Grid.
  •  Isabela  richest in Cagayan Valley.  It was the Top 10 Richest Province in the Philippines in 2011, being the only province of Northern Luzon to be included in the list.  Cagayan has much to offer visitors:  beaches, swimming, snorkeling, skin-diving, fishing in the river and the sea, hiking in primeval forest, mountain-climbing, archaeological sites, the remarkable collection of the provincial museum, the Callao Caves,
  •  Batanes lies on a group of islands collectively called Batanes Islands and they are the northernmost islands of the Philippines. They are located between the Babuyan Islands (belonging to Cagayan Province) and Taiwan. The islands are sparsely populated and subject to frequent typhoons.  The three largest islands are Itbayat, Batan, and Sabtang. The northernmost is Mavudis Island.
  •  Almost one-half of Batanes are hills and mountains. Batan Island, with a land area of 35 km², is generally mountainous on the north and southeast. Itbayat Island, which has a total area of 95 km², slopes gradually to the west, being mountainous and hilly along its northern, eastern coast. As for Sabtang, mountains cover the central part of its 41 km² area, making the island slope outward to the coast.  The islands are situated between the vast expanse of the waters of Bashi Channel and Balintang Channel, where the Pacific Ocean, merges with the China Sea.
  •  Because of the terrain of the province, drainage is good and prolonged flooding is non-existent.  The terrain of the province while picturesque at almost every turn, has limited the potential for expansion of agriculture in an already very small province.
  •  Founded- 1909  Capital- Basco  Total Area- 219.01 km2 (84.56 sq mi)  Population (2010) =16,604 Source: National Statistics Office of the Philippines (web) and National Statistical Coordination Board (web).
  •  It is subdivided into 6 municipalities. It has only one congressional district. Municipalities  Basco  Itbayat  Ivana  Mahatao  Sabtang  Uyugan
  •  The ancestors of today's Ivatans are descended from Austronesians who migrated to the Batanes Islands 4000 years ago during the Neolithic period. They lived in fortified mountain areas called idjangs and drank sugar-cane wine, or palek. They also used gold as currency and produced a thriving agriculture-based industry. They were also seafarers and boat- builders.  In 1687, a crew of English freebooters headed by William Dampier came with a Dutch crew and named the islands in honour of their country's nobility. Itbayat was named "Orange Isle" after William of Orange, and Batan was named "Grafton Isle" after Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Grafton. Sabtang Isle was named "Monmouth Isle" after James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth. Capt. Dampier stayed for less than three months, and did not claim the islands for the British crown.
  •  In 1783, the Spanish claimed Batanes as part of the Philippines under the auspices of Governor-General José Basco y Vargas. The Bashi Channel had come to be increasingly used by English East India Company ships and the Spanish authorities brought the islands under their direct administration to prevent them falling under British control.  By 1890, many Ivatans were in Manila, and became ilustrados, who then brought home with them the revolutionary ideas of the Katipunan. These Ivatans, who were then discontented with Spanish rule, killed the ruling General Fortea and declared the end of Spanish rule.
  •  Toward the end of the Spanish regime, Batanes was made a part of Cagayan. In 1909, however, the American authorities organized it into an independent province.  During the American colonial period, public schools suddenly boomed, and more Ivatan became more aware of their place in the Philippines.  In 1920, the first wireless telegraph was installed, followed by an airfield in 1930. Roads were constructed and the Batanes High School was instituted.
  •  In the morning of December 8, 1941, the Batan Task Force from Taiwan landed on the Batan Islands, the first American territory occupied by the Japanese.  During the Second World War, the Japanese army committed atrocities against the Ivatan. When the United States regained the country, Batanes regained its province hood.
  •  On July 23, 2007, a magnitude-5.2 quake rocked Batanes, but no damage or casualty was immediately reported.  On June 1, 2008, a magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the seabed off the coast of Batanes, but neither injuries nor damage was reported.
  •  About 75% of the Ivatans are farmers and fishermen. The rest are employed in the government and services sector. Garlic and cattle are major cash crops. Ivatans also plant camote (sweet potato), cassava, gabi or tuber and a unique variety of white uvi. Sugarcane is raised to produce palek, a kind of native wine, and vinegar.  In recent years, fish catch has declined due to the absence of technical know-how. Employment opportunities are scarce. Most of the educated Ivatans have migrated to urban centers or have gone abroad.
  •  The people of Batanes are called Ivatan and share prehistoric cultural and linguistic commonalities with the Babuyan on Babuyan Island and the Tao people of Orchid Island.
  •  The main languages spoken in Batanes are Ivatan, which is spoken on the islands of Batan and Sabtang, and Itbayaten, which is spoken primarily on the island of Itbayat. The Ivatan which is dominant in the province is considered to be one of the Austronesian languages. From college level down to elementary level, the language is widely spoken.
  •  The island province of Batanes is accessible by air and served by air with 3 flights per week from Manila by SkyJetAir, and from Tuguegarao, Cagayan by small local airliners (as of January 2013).
  • The famous hills where all tour guides could talk about Batanes. There were wild animals, a spectacular view -- which unavoidably makes the Marlboro theme. From the hills, you can see what remains of the Old Loran Station, a former US navigational facility.
  • It is a good spot to view Batan island from end to end.
  • This old house in Batanes was built in 1887 by Jose Dacay. Maytuab means it has a four-sloped roof. Like other traditional Ivatan houses, its walls are made of stone and limestone.
  • It is most commonly associated with dorado (dolphin fish), which can be found on every hut's roof, drying in the sun. It is found in East of Mahatao town proper.
  • About 1,900 feet above sea level, it is the second highest peak in Batan island. Good for mountain climbers. Home of the Batanes pit viper, an arboreal snake found only in Batanes, just one of the abundant endemic flora & fauna species in the island. Basco Airport is located at foot of Mt. Iraya.
  • It is situated in Mahatao, Batan Island. The viewdeck gives an enchanting view of Basco, the vastness of the South Chinese Sea and the rock head being pounded by the waves.
  • It is the most luxurious accommodation on the island. Staying at Fundacion Pacita is expensive, but picture-taking is free. It's also the most expensive, with rooms costing from around five thousand pesos.
  • The tunnel was built during the Japanese occupation as a shelter for soldiers.
  • T he chapel has stone walls but instead of cogon, the roof is made of red bricks. On the ceiling, different municipal saints of Batanes are painted by Ivatan artists trained at the Pacita Abad Center for the Arts.
  • The PAGASA tower offers an excellent 360-degree view of the island.
  • The Vayang rolling hills have a magical effect because of the fresh air, or the squeaky clean sunshine.
  • It is the favorite spot on Batan island. The rocks are warm and smooth, perfect for an extreme version of hopscotch, or for the more sedentary folk, just sitting and watching the day go by.
  • It was where Katipuneros raised their flag to claim Batanes during the Revolution in 1898. Aside from being a place of worship, they havebeautiful structures with their large, bright-colored wooden doors, machuca tiles and cogon-lined high ceilings.
  • The bridges linked villages together and made it easier for Ivatans to travel to the church. They built as far back as the 17th-century are still used by Ivatans today.
  • It was celebrated on August 4 – 5 in Basco, Batanes. It is a cultural presentation of the different municipalities of Batanes, showcasing their ethnic group’s rugged yet storied existence.
  •  The province is bounded by the Pacific Ocean on the east; on the south by Isabela province; on the west by the Cordillera Mountains; and on the north by the Balintang Channel and the Babuyan Group of Islands. About two kilometers from the northeastern tip of the province is the island of Palaui; a few kilometers to the west is Fuga Island. The Babuyan Group of Islands, which includes Calayan, Dalupiri, Camiguin, and Babuyan Claro, is about 60 nautical miles (110 km) north of Luzon mainland.  The province comprises an aggregate land area of 9,002.70 square kilometers, which constitutes three percent of the total land area of the country, making it the second largest province in the region.
  •  Cagayan has 28 municipalities and one city divided into three congressional districts. It has 820 barangays. Tuguegarao City (as of December 18, 1999) is the provincial capital, regional seat, and center of business, trade, and education. It has a land area of 144.80 square kilometers and a population of 120,645 as of 2000.
  • City  Tuguegarao City Municipalities  Abulug  Alcala  Allacapan  Amulung  Aparri  Baggao  Ballesteros  Buguey  Calayan  Camalaniugan  Claveria  Enrile  Gattaran  Gonzaga  Iguig  Lal-Lo  Lasam  Pamplona  Peñablanca  Piat  Rizal  Sanchez-Mira  Santa Ana  Santa Praxedes  Santa Teresita  Santo Niño (Faire)  Solana  Tuao
  •  In 1581, Captain Juan Pablo Carreon arrived in Cagayan with a hundred fully equipped soldiers and their families by order of Gonzalo Ronquillo de Peñaloza, the fourth Spanish Governor-General of the Philippines.  On 29 June 1583, Juan de Salcedo traced the northern coastline of Luzon and set foot on the Massi (Pamplona), Tular, and Aparri areas. The Spanish friars soon established mission posts in Camalaniugan and Lal-lo (Nueva Segovia), which became the seat of the Diocese established by Pope Clement VIII on August 14, 1595.
  •  With the Treaty of Paris was signed in 1898, ending the Spanish-American War, America took over the Philippines and influenced the culture, most notably in agriculture and education as well as in public works and communications.  Beginning the Second World War, the air raid of the Japanese fighters and bomber planes was invaded, bombed and destroyed around the province of Cagayan and founded in 1942, the Japanese Imperial forces entered in Cagayan.
  •  In 1945, the combined United States and Philippine Commonwealth ground troops together with the recognized guerrillas took in Cagayan by the attack from the Japanese troops during the liberated in Cagayan province was under the Filipino soldiers.
  •  The Hotel Delfino siege is a bloody coup attempt happened on March 4, 1990, when suspended Cagayan governor Rodolfo Aguinaldo and his armed men of 200 seized Hotel Delfino in Tuguegarao, Brigader General Oscar Florendo, his driver and four members of the civilian staff, and several other people were held hostage for several hours.
  •  Agricultural products are rice, corn, peanut, beans, and fruits. Livestock products include cattle, hogs, carabaos, and poultry. Fishing various species of fish from the coastal towns is also undertaken. Woodcraft furniture made of hardwood, rattan, bamboo, and other indigenous materials are also available in the province.
  •  The majority of people living in Cagayan are of Ilocano descent, mostly from migrants coming from the Ilocos Region. Originally, the more numerous group were the Ibanags, who were first sighted by the Spanish explorers and converted to Christianity by missionaries.  Aside from Ilocanos and Ibanags, Malauegs, Itawits, Gaddangs, groups of nomadic Aetas, as well as families of Ibatans who have assimilated into the Ibanag-Ilocano culture make Cagayan their home. Tagalog-speaking people from the Southern Luzon have also settled in the area. Because of this influence from other majority groups like the Ilocano from the west and the Tagalog from the south, the smaller ethnic groups living in the valley could potentially go extinct.
  • It is a white sand beach located in the northeastern part of the Philippines. The beach is very suitable for scuba diving, jet ski ridding, motorboating, and other watercrafting and sports. It is also known as the "Boracay of the North" for having the fine white sand and pristine blue waters.
  • The first chamber was made into a chapel by its people. It’s one of the most popular tourist spots in Cagayan.
  • The Calvary Hills of Iguig, Cagayan Valley consists of the 11 hectares of rolling hills with life-size concrete statues of the station of the cross and the church of San Antonio de Galicia. This colonial place is popular for the devotees of the Holy Week (Lenten Season), which depicts Jesus Christ suffering.
  • Its beauty is still restored to its glory because no hotels or resorts are built in the area, assuring the tourists of utmost peace and relaxation with nature. It served as a safe haven for people who are looking for a place where they can just throw their worries away and regain a sense of peace with their lives.
  • The festival is about a war between to tribes and is portrayed through dance.
  • It is held on August 2 at Cagayan, Philippines. It is in honor of the unique shell found only in the Cagayan River that passes through this town. this annual festival is a tribute to the link between this town's pagan past and its Christian present.
  • Queen Province of the Philippines, Rice Granary of the North
  •  Flag  Seal
  •  Coordinates: 17°00′N 122°00′E  Coordinates: 17°00′N 122°00′E COMELEC
  •  The Province of Isabela is province of the Philippines and the second largest province in the country next to Palawan. It is located in the Cagayan Valley Region in Luzon. Its capital is Ilagan and borders, clockwise from the south, Aurora, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Ifugao, Mountain Province,Kalinga, and Cagayan. This primarily agricultural province is the rice and corn granary ofLuzon due to its plain and rolling terrain. In 2012, the province was declared as country's top producer in corn with 1,209,524 production.[1]  It is the Top 10 richest province in the Philippines last 2011, being the only province of Northern Luzon to be included in the list. The province has four trade centers in the cities of Ilagan, Cauayan, Santiago and the municipality of Roxas.
  •  Prior to 1856, there were only two provinces in the Cagayan Valley: Cagayan and Nueva Vizcaya. The Province of Cagayan at that time consisted of all towns from Tumauini to the north in Aparri and all other towns from Ilagan City, Roxas southward to Aritao comprised the Province of old Nueva Vizcaya. In order to facilitate the work of the Catholic missionaries in the evangelization in the Cagayan Valley, a royal decree was issued on May 1, 1856 that created the Province of Isabela consisting of the towns of Gamu, Old Angadanan (now Alicia), Bindang (now Roxas) and Camarag (now Echague), Carig (nowSantiago City) and Palanan, all detached from Nueva Vizcaya; while Cabagan andTumauini were taken from the Cagayan province. The province was put under the jurisdiction of a governor with the capital seat at Ilagan City, where it remains at the present. It was initially called Isabela de Luzon to differentiate from other places in the Philippines bearing the name of Isabela. The new province was named in honor of QueenIsabella II of Spain.
  •  According to the latest Philippine Census, Isabela is the most populated province among the five provinces in Cagayan Valley (Region II). It has a population of 1,401,495 people and comprising 45.93 percent of the 3 million people in the region. At the national level, the province contributed 1.58 percent to the total population of 88.57 million. There are 254,928 households in the province.  For all ages, the sex ratio in Isabela was about 105 with 660,627 males and 626,948 females in the 2000 Census of Population and Housing (Census 2000). There are more males than females below 50 years old.  Ilokano are the most prominent group in Isabela. Of the total household population, 68.71 percent classified themselves as Ilokanos. The next two prominent groups(ethnic) are Ibanag (14.05 percent) and Tagalog (10.02 percent). The remaining 7.22 percent are either Gaddang,Paranan, Yogad, or are from other ethnic groups.  Major languages in Isabela are Ilokano followed by Ibanag, Yogad, Gaddang. People especially in the capital and commercial centers speak and understand English and Tagalog/Pilipino.
  •  Isabela comprises an aggregate land area of 10,665 square kilometers, representing almost 40 percent of the regional territory. It is the largest province in the island of Luzonand the second largest province in the Philippines in terms of land area. It is located on the right- most part of the Northern Luzon facing the Pacific Ocean and comprising parts of the Sierra Madre. Isabela is one of the provinces which is often hit by typhoons due to its location.
  •  The province is divided into three physiographic areas. The eastern area, straddled by theSierra Madre mountain range, is rugged and thickly forested. A substantial portion is uncharted. These unexplored hinterlands are home to a rich variety of flora and fauna, while others are government reservations. The western area is a sprawling fertile valley hemmed by the Central Cordillera. It is criss-crossed by the mighty Cagayan River, Siffu river, and Magat River. Its mountains rise to a peak of about 8,000 feet, and are home to one of the world’s largest remaining low-altitude rainforests, with numerous unknown endemic species of flora and fauna and exceptional biological diversity. The area is popularly known as the Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park. Isabela has 600,000 hectares of Cagayan Valley’s 900,000 hectares of forest cover.[10][11]  Isabela is subdivided into 34 municipalities and three (3) cities.
  •  Cauayan City1  Ilagan City2  Santiago City3
  • 1. Alicia 2. Angadanan 3. Aurora 4. Benito Soliven 5. Burgos 6. Cabagan 7. Cabatuan 8. Cordon 9. Delfin Albano (Magsaysay) 10. Dinapigue 11. Divilican 12. Echague 13. Gamu 14. Jones 15. Luna 16. Maconacon 17. Mallig 18. Naguilian 19. Palanan 20. Quezon 21. Quirino 22. Ramon 23. Reina Mercedes 24. Roxas 25. San Agustin 26. San Guillermo 27. San Isidro 28. San Manuel 29. San Mariano 30. San Mateo 31. San Pablo 32. Santa Maria 33. Santo Tomas 34. Tumauini
  •  Tourism is relatively a new industry being developed in the province. Support services and accommodation facilities are likewise being developed. Tourism focuses mainly in the two cities Santiago City and Cauayan City and its surrounding area with the Presence of Magat Dam tourism complex and places of interest. Tourism is also being developed in the coastal areas of Palanan where white sand beaches can be found.  The province of Isabela is the richest in Cagayan Valley. It is also the Top 10 Richest Province in the Philippines last 2011, being the only province of Northern Luzon to be included in the list.
  •  Bambanti Festival (Isabela Day)  Pattaraday Festival - Pattaraday which means unity is an Ybanag word, it is celebrated on the occasion of the founding anniversary of Santiago. It celebrates the unity of the ethno-linguistic groups that have merged in the city to make it the melting pot of culture of Region 02 and contributed to the city’s progress and development-unity in action. Highlighted with the presentation of the Comedia – a moro-moro dance made famous by the Spaniards to stress the power of Christian Religion over the Moorish non- believers; other activities include beauty pageant, grand batalla presentations and a grand street dancing parade and exhibition with performers from other cities, provinces and regions.  Pagay Festival (Alicia)  Kankanen Festival (Cabatuan)  Binnadangan Festival (Roxas)  Nateng Festival (Mallig)  Gakit Festival (Angadanan)  Nuang Festival (San Agustin) - Carabao Race  Gawagaway-yan Festival (Cauayan City)  Mangi Festival (Tumauini)  Baka Festival (San Pablo)  Mammangi Festival, Binallay Festival (Ilagan City)
  •   Nueva Vizcaya is a province of the Philippines located in the Cagayan Valley region in Luzon. Its capital is Bayombong. It is bordered by, clockwise from the north, Ifugao, Isabela, Quirino Province, Aurora, Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan, and Benguet.
  •  Area  3,903.9 km² (33rd largest)  Population  Total (2000)  366,962 (19th smallest)  Density  94/km² (14th lowest)
  •  The province of Nueva Vizcaya used to be a territory of the vast Cagayan Valley which was once an integral political unit with one governor. In 1839, then Governor Luis Lardizabal issued an order transforming Nueva Vizcaya into a politico-militar province upon the advice the alcalde mayor of Cagayan. The order was approved by a Royal Decree on April 10, 1841. The province had its first taste of civil governance in 1902 when it was organized by the Philippine Commission.  Since Nueva Vizcaya's birth as a province, traces of the culture and customs of its early settlers-- the Ilongots (Bugkalots), Igorots, Ifugaos, Isinays, and the Gaddangs--can still be seen. The influx of civilization and the infusion of modern technology to the life stream of the province induced many immigrants from adjacent provinces to migrate to this province.  The history of organized religion in the province of Nueva Vizcaya dates back to the year 1607 when the Dominican Order arrived at the hinterlands of the province to preach their beliefs. It was not until 1609, however, that the first settlement of a religious order was established in the southern half of the province. In 1702, a covenant was erected in Burubur at the foot of the Caraballo mountains in Sta. Clara, which is now a barangay of the town of Aritao. It was on this site that the first mass in Nueva Vizcaya was celebrated and the first baptism of a Christian convert was held.  Every last week of May, Nueva Vizcaya celebrates the Panagyaman festival.
  •  The province has a total land area of 4,378.80 square kilometers, which accounts for 16.30% of the total land area of Region II. It is composed of 15 municipalities, with Bayombong as the provincial capital, Bambang and Solano as the major commercial centers, and Kayapa as the summer capital and "vegetable bowl." Bayombong lies approximately 268 kilometers north of Metro Manilaand can be reached by land via the Cagayan Valley Road (Maharlika Highway).  With forest land, agricultural areas and grasslands occupying a wide swath of the province, it does not come as a surprise that Nueva Vizcaya is an ideal site for extensive agricultural activity. Its main crops are rice, corn, vegetables, pineapple, banana, coffee, coconut, oranges and other fruit trees.  In mining, the province faces bright prospects. According to the Bureau of Mines and Geo-Sciences, deposits of metallic minerals which can be exploited are copper, gold, molybdenum and pyrite. Non-metallic deposits include red clay, white clay and limestone. Sand and gravel are the most abundant deposits in the province.
  •  Nueva Vizcaya is within the influence of the typhoon belt in Northern Luzon. However, it is not in the direct path of cyclones that visit the region.  The province falls under the third type of climate characterized by rainfall pattern that is relatively wet from May to October and gradually becomes dry during November to February. March and April are considered dry.  December and January are considered as the coldest months while March and April are the hottest. 
  •  Alfonso Castaneda  Ambaguio  Aritao  Bagabag  Bambang  Bayombong  Diadi  Dupax del Norte
  •  Grand Ammungan Festival  Citrus Festival  Kalanguya Festival  Pagbiagan Festival  Bakyat Festival  Panlingalingan Festival
  • Panagyaman Festival / Nueva Vizcaya Day Celebrated with parades, beauty pageant, trade shows, and agro-industrial fair, among others. When: May 22-24 Where: Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya What it is: The founding anniversary of the establishment of the civil government of Nueva Vizcaya (note: 166th year in 2010). Highlight and Attractions: Street parades Street dancing Cultural shows Float parades and contest Sports events by municipality Agro-industrial fairs, and many more
  • GRAND AMMUNGAN FESTIVAL: NUEVA VIZCAYA DAY Anniversary celebration of the establishment of the civil government of Nueva Vizcaya highlighted by an agro- industrial trade fair, street parades, float competition, cultural presentations by indigenous groups participated by the 15 towns of the province and others activities.
  •  Amid the suspension of Chinese banana imports from the Philippines, students of Villaverde, Nueva  Vizcaya showcase their town’s major agricultural product during the province’s Grand Ammungan Festival
  •  Kalanguya Festival (Sta. Fe, Nueva Vizcaya )
  •  Street dancers from Artitao, Nueva Vizcaya, pictured as they perform their dance routine. The dancers went on to take the top prize of the street dancing competition, securing a place in the Pattaradday Festival Hall of Fame.   Pattaradday Festival in Santiago City  “Pattaradday”, a local word for unity was the main theme of Santiago City’s Pattaradday Festival, the highlight of which is a grand street dance parade competition by different contingents from various towns and provinces.
  • TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
  •  Nueva Vizcaya, which is very mountainous attracts visitors to Mt. Pulog National Park.  This is the site of the country’s second highest peak. 
  •  NUEVA VIZCAYA PROVINCIAL CAPITOL COMPLEX  NUEVA VIZCAYA PROVINCIAL CAPITOL COMPLEX  DALTON PASS  CAPISAAN CAVE SYSTEM  ALAYAN CAVE  HEAVEN CAVE  IMUGAN WATER FALLS  KAYAPA FRUITS and VEGETABLE FARMS  DUPAX DEL SUR CHURCH  Mt. UGU in Kayapa  MT. PALALI  AMBAGUIO  PEOPLE’S MUSEUM and LIBRARY  LOWER MAGAT ECOTOURISM PARK
  • WELCOME TO QUIRINO
  •  The features or images captured in the corporate seal represent the province’s potentials –the mountains replicate the Sierra Madre Series in the eastern part of the province and the Caraballo and Mamparang ranges in the south. It also illustrates that majority of its land resources are rolling to steep and very steep areas. In the middle right hand corner of the seal are trees that represent its major natural resources. It also signifies that the province contains the upper Cagayan River basin watershed. The replica of bundled rice, tobacco and corn identifies the three (3) main crops grown in the province as a source of living. The lower portion of the seal represents the abundance of inland bodies of freshwater. This portion of the seal also divided the middle that signifies that the Cagayan River dissects this inland province of which other small rivers and tributaries flow to the mouth at Aparri, Cagayan.
  • 16°17′N 121°35′E/ 16.283°N 121.583°E/ 16.283; 121.583
  •  Quirino - land-locked province in the Philippines located in the Cagayan Valley region in Luzon - Capital:Cabarroguis - named after Elpidio Quirino, the sixth President of the Philippines. - The province borders Aurora to the southeast, Nueva Vizcaya to the west, and Isabela to the north.
  • Quirino province acquired its juridical personality as a result of the division of the provinces of Nueva Vizcaya and Isabela on June 18, 1966 under RA 4734. Quirino, named after the late president ElpidioQuirino, was created as a sub-province of Nueva Vizcaya in 1966. It became a full province in 1971. RA 6394 was passed on September 10, 1971 further amending RA 5554 and separating the sub-province of Quirino from its mother province, Nueva Vizcaya, constituting it into a regular province. Hon. Leonardo B. Perez authored RA 6394. The province of Quirino was formally established on February 10, 1972 upon the assumption to office of the first elected provincial and municipal officials headed by Dionisio A. Sarandi as Provincial Governor.
  •  Population  176,786  Density  51 persons per square kilometer of land  Major language: Ilocano -widely spoken in the lowlands by 71.46 percent of the total populace. Other languages are: Bungkalot, Pangasinan, Kankana- ey, Tagalog, and English.
  • Divisions • Independent cities- 0 • Component cities- 0 • Municipalities- 6 • Barangays- 132
  • Quirino is subdivided into 6 municipalities.  Aglipay  Cabarroguis (capital)  Diffun  Maddela  Nagtipunan  Saguday POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY
  •  The Sierra Madre mountain range provides a natural barrier on the eastern and southern border of the province and the Mamparang Range on the western part. The province is generally mountainous, with about 80 percent of the total land area covered by mountains and highlands.  The province has a mean annual temperature of 33.6 degree Celsius. Warmest month is May and the least dry months are March to August while the rest of the year is neither too dry nor too wet. Rainy days occur from September to November. PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
  • Commercial Centers: Maddela & Diffun Proximity: 335 kms away from Metro Manila : 65 kms from Diffun to Nagtipunan Seasons: Wet and Dry Religion: Roman Catholic (30%), Protestant (30%), Iglesia ni Cristo (30%), others (10%)
  • Population (2010) • Total: 176,786 • Density: 51/km2 (130/sq mi)
  • • Governor: Junie E. Cua (LP) • Vice Governor: May G. Calaunan(LP)
  •  Agriculture is the main industry in Cagayan Valley, together with rice and corn as major crops. These supply the demand of neighboring provinces and the metropolis. Banana as well as banana chips are major products sold in Metro Manila and Pampanga. Small scale industries like furniture making, basketry, rattan craft, and dried flower production are prevalent.
  •  Quirino province was blessed with diverse natural resources, such as awesome caves, rivers, breathtaking waterfalls, mountains and valleys, forests, plantations, and minerals. It is tagged as “where adventure begins”.
  •  The six (6) municipalities offer different ecotourism features which make distinct to each other with its tagline:  AGLIPAY- “The Heart Of The Province”  CABARROGUIS – “The Golden Park Of The Province”  DIFFUN: “Gateway To The Province Of Quirino”  MADDELA- “Commercial Growth Center Of Quirino”  NAGTIPUNAN- “The Land Of Origins”, SAGUDAY: – “The Rice
  • ATTRACTIONS
  •  Nagbukel Municipal Tree Park and Nature Resort Located at Barangay Luttuad, Diffun, and Quirino with an area of 16 hectares. Its special natural features are its glamorous caves, rocky limestone mountains with forest vegetation of small trees and forest trees plantation lying beside the grandeur Ganano river a tributary to Cagayan River.
  •  Located at barangay Gabriela, Diffun, Quiri no with an area of thirty hectares with enchanting waterfalls, enthralling lagoon and forest trees plantation that surrounds the area.
  •  Located at barangay Rizal, Diffun, Quirino with an area of ten (10) hectares and known for its panoramic breast shape like mountain and could view its surrounding fields and the Ganano river and local tourists love to visit the area during Lenten season for picnicking and sightseeing.
  •  BANNUAR CAVES – It requires rehabilitation and restoration because the white stones and bat manure has been taken away by the nearby residents
  • AGLIPAY
  •  St. Lourdes Calvary is found at Aglipay, Quirino. It was commend on the 20th of January 2004 drawn from the people’s communal struggle, revelation experience and faith, this station of the cross stand as a reminder of Christ’s immense love to those who will follow and trend his way.
  •  It has an area of 101 hectares of forest surroundings the cave chambers that provide a refuges for vegetation, wildlife and recreation. Among the 37 caves in the compound eight chambers have been develop for caving tours.  The Aglipay Caves in Barangay Villa Ventura, Aglipay, Quirino. This spectacular formation of stalagmites in the cave was formed from minerals deposited by dripping water. The stalagmites are usually larger in diameter than stalactites. If stalactites and stalagmites meet, they form a column.
  • The Aglipay Caves are as much as 20 meters deep. It has both open chambers and crawl spaces, with a variety of stalactites, stalagmites, and other geological formations.
  •  Located at San Benigno, Aglipay, Quirino
  •  The Victoria Falls is located in the southwestern part of Aglipay town at a distance of 15-kilometers from San Leonardo, the municipal center of commerce and government as well as situated 26- kilometers away from capital town of Cabarroguis.
  •  Seven-staged waterfalls entice the visitors to swim into its crystal pools characterized as the favorite Picnic and swimming area for tourists.  Maddela Waterfalls & Forest Resorts is a favorite among locals. Plunge into its crystal pools and lounge in the cool shade of its picnic areas. An excellent site for nature retreat and a day of relaxation.
  •  A sense of comfort and tranquility with spacious villa style to create a home-away from home atmosphere of Mother Nature in its purest form.  A place where the foot of Sierra Madre Mountain is just a glimpse away from the resort.
  •  It is a stunning and well designed park with mini falls and fountains, 15 Nipa Huts owned by the different barangays of Nagtipunan. The park has breathtaking scenery as its landscape reveals the magnificent tourist spots of the town.
  •  A nature sculptured rock resembling like a ship amidst the Cagayan River
  •  Towering falls of approximately 30-50 meters high with a spacious and almost perfect bowl-shaped basin with rich biodiversity
  • Hall of Fame Awardee for the Cleanest Inland Bodies of Water. It is the head water of the Cagayan River.. Nagtipunan River
  • Abbag Bridge is next to Dibeet and is located in Province of Quirino, Cagayan Valley, Philippines.Refre shing View of the river and mountains nearby.
  •  Is a showcase of the unique culture, convergence of all tribes and colorful history of the Province of Quirino.  It is celebrated every month of September every year which coincides with the Araw ng Quirino Foundation  Every Municipality has its own festival which features their unique culture and practices.
  •  Is a celebration that inspires those who are productive and achievers in any field of expertise and vocation through recognition and giving honors or “Pammadayaw”.  It is one of our great Filipino virtues that we treasure and cherish because it serves as a motivation for better governance and public service, people empowerment, meaningful development on health, environment and agriculture. It is being celebrated every July 1-3 of the year.
  •  Encompasses all desirable, admirable traits, characteristics and virtues of the Filipino who care for the lives of their families and fellows, and who have that strong, deep concern, care and social awareness for general welfare.  It is celebrated every June 19-21 of the year at the town of Cabarroguis.
  •  Is a symbolism of the industry, perseverance and zeal of the rice producing people towards the realization of their common aspirations of development and sustaining Saguday as the rice granary of the province.  It is celebrated every April 7-8 of the year.
  •  It signifies the value of hardwork and industry of Aglipayano’s, highlighted by their habit in rising at early dawn going and working in the farm and leaving for home at dusk. The enjoyment of the work attributes is expressed through laughter, dances, chants, songs and fun. It creates relaxation and excitement to overcome the hardship of farming.  Nowadays, these activities were transformed into Panagsalukag festival which is regularly celebrated every July 27-28 of the year.
  •  – patronal fiesta celebrated every February 11 - 13
  •  Reflects the traditional customs of going to farm at dawn where their works generally located at lowlands and leaving for home at nightfall. The festivity portrays how communal activities are conducted manifesting thanks to the Lord for a bounty harvest.  It shows the old practice of “bayanihan” in the festivities. The festival is being celebrated every month of June 12-15 at the town of Maddela.
  •  it is a yearly festivity in celebration of the creation of the municipality. It is the convergence of all tribes and cultures of the municipality in cooperation and celebration.  It features the indigenous tribes which is the “Ilongots” they are the original cultural communities of the area/or the first settlers in the province. Part of the celebration is the portrayal of their primitive cultural practices like PADONG as the war dance and the TAGUEM which portrays their practice from courtship to wedding. Festivity on every 22-25th of February.
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