Abra Province, Philippines
List of the 27 Municipalities in the Abra Province within Region XIV-CAR in the Republic of The Philippines
Bangued (capital) || Boliney || Bucay || Bucloc || Daguioman || Danglas || Dolores || La Paz || Lacub || Lagangilang || Lagayan || Langiden || Licuan-Baay || Luba || Malibcong || Manabo || Peñarrubia || Pidigan || Pilar || Sallapadan || San Isidro || San Juan || San Quintin || Tayum || Tineg || Tubo || Villaviciosa
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Seal of the Province of Abra
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Abra Province within The Philippines
Location of Municipalities within the province of Abra
Provincial Capitol Building of Abra
Provincial Capitol Building of Abra
Catholic Church in Tayum, Abra
Abra State Institute of Sciences and Technology Main Campus in Lagangilang
Magnificent Abra River
Province of Abra, Philippines
- Abra - Home of the Tingguians and Ilocanos
- Abra has 27 Municipalities and 0 Cities, and 303 barangays. The barangays of Abra are listed within each municipality and city. Each barangay, municipality, and city has an interactive webpage of its own.
- Abra Registered Voters as of (2010) = 133,124
- Abra Population (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 230,953
- Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares) = 416,525
- Abra is a 1st class province.
- The province of Abra is in Region XIV - Cordillera Administrative Region and within the northern part of the island of luzon.
- Capital of the province is Bangued
Geography of Abra, Philippines
- Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares) = 416,525
Location of Abra, Philippines
- The province of Abra is in Region XIV - Cordillera Administrative Region.
Hemmed in the towering mountain ranges of the Ilocos on the west and the Cordillera in the east, the province of Abra occupies the western portion of the Cordillera region. It is bounded on the north by Ilocos Norte and the south by Ilocos Sur and Mountain Province. Towards the east is Kalinga and on the west, the province of Apayao. As it straddles the Ilocandia and the Cordillera, these landlocked province is a melting pot of the lowland people of dominant Spanish ancestry and the unique ethnicity of the upland Tingguian tribe.
Insulated by the mountainous gazebo, nature has remained prestine in Abra and life goes on in a relaxed pace away from the humdrum of urban cosmopolitan living. With a land area of 3,975.6 square kilometers, Abra accounts for one-fifth of the regions land area, the largest province in the region. It possesses the most number of municipalities(27) and barangays(303) among the seven Cordillera provinces. The seat of the provincial government is at Bangued, its capital town which is four hours from Baguio City and 10 hours from Manila.
The province teems with empressive natural resources. Among the region's seven provinces, it has the largest area of alienable and disposable land totalling 98,420 hectares, more than one-fourth of the region's A & D lands. More than half of its land are forestlands which are repository of a myriad of forest products and minerals such as gold, clay guano, rock phosphate and cement raw materials.
- Source of this article: Verbatim from www.nscb.gov.ph
History of Abra, Philippines
Abra was created a politico-militar province in 1846, prior to which it comprised part of the old Ilocos Province and later to Ilocos Sur when Ilocos was divided into two provinces in 1818. Civil Government was established in Abra on August 19,1901, but on February 1905 it was re-annexed to Ilocos Sur. Abra remained a sub-province for 12 years regaining its status as a province only after the passage of Act 2683 in March 1977.
Abra remained as a province of the Ilocos Region until the creation of the Cordillera Administrative Region by virtue of Executive Order #220 dated 15 July 1987 signed by then President Corazon C. Aquino.
The province of Abra is envisioned to be developed as the North Gateway to the Cordilleras highlighting its rich cultural (both upland and lowland ) and historical heritage. Source of this article: Verbatim from: www.nscb.gov.ph
People of Abra, Philippines
- Abra Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 Census)= 230,953
- Abra Registered Voters per (COMELEC 2010)= 133,124
- Elected officials of Abra for the term of 2013-2016
- Provincial Governor: Eustaquio Purugganan Bersamin
- Provincial Vice-Governor: Rosario Afable Bersamin
- House Representative :Maria Jocelyn Valera Bernos
- Provincial Board Members First District :
- Provincial Board Members Second District :
- Elected officials of Abra for the term of 2010-2013
- Provincial Governor: Eustaquio Purugganan Bersamin
- Provincial Vice-Governor: Rolando Dait Somera
- House Representative:Maria Jocelyn Valera Bernos
- Provincial Board Members:
- Elected officials of for the term of 2007-2010
Barangays Elected Officials of Abra
Businesses in Abra, Philippines
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- Businesses in Abra
- Auto, Bicycle and Motorcycle dealers
- Banks, Lending Firms, and Financial Institutions in Abra
- Clinics and Hospitals
- Pharmacies or Drug Stores
- Convenient Stores, Hardware and Supplies, General Stores
- Department Stores and Appliance Stores
- Supermarket, wet market
- Hotels, Motels, Pension Houses and Boarding
- Repair Shops
- Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops and Resorts in Abra
- Salons, Beauty Shops and Barber Shops
- How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood
The Philippine Livelihood Program: The Philippine government provides several programs to enhance the livelihood of the Filipino people. The department of Science and Technology through its Technology Research Center (TRC) regurlarly conducts various types of hands-on and personalized training programs.
- DOST - Website
- UPLiFT stands for Urban Program for Livelihood Finance and Training. - Website
- DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website
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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Abra, Philippines
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- List the Catholic churches and chapels in Abra here.
- List the Methodist churches in Abra here.
- List the Iglesia Ni Cristo churches in Abra here.
- List the Seventh-day Adventist churches in Abra here.
- List the Church of Jesus Christ Latter day Saints (Mormons) churches in Abra here.
- List the Presbyterian churches in Abra here.
- List the Baptist churches in Abra here.
Schools in Abra, Philippines
School year 2014-2015 starts June 2, 2014 and ends March 27, 2015, for public elementary and secondary schools. The school year will have 201 school days, of which 180 days are “nonnegotiable” student-teacher contact time.
The name of your school in Abra can be listed here. You can list it like this:
- Name of School. Private or Public. It can be an elementary school, high school, college.
- Address of your school
- Telephone Number
- Principal of the school
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Economy of Abra, Philippines
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If you have a job available and that job is within the Province of Abra, Philippines, you may post it here.
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Natural Resources of Abra, Philippines
- This province is rich in bamboo and rattan, which local businessmen have translated into successful cottage industries
- Protect the environment
It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.
Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
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Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.
The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.
To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.
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We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.
This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.
- Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
- Department of Environment and Natural Resources
- Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.
Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.
Tourists Attractions or Points of Interests of Abra, Philippines
- source: department of tourism - verbatim
- Casa Real
A facade of the first provincial capitol of Abra, located at Bucay, Abra.
- Grabriela Silang Monument
Gabriela Silang popularly known as the "Joan of Arc" of the Ilocos, led the Ilocanos' resistance against the Spaniards in 1763, after her husband Diego Silang was treacherously shot on May 28, of the same year. Today, her monument stands at the town plaza of Pidigan to remind every one of the gallant stand and the ideals she and her husband fought and died for.
- Pinaing (Sacred Stones)
Found in Dumayco, Penarrubia, 6.62 kilometers from Bangued. In the hollow of a huge Balete Tree are found sacred stones called pinpinaing by the village people which symbolizes the anito (spirits) of their ancestors.
- DonTeodoro Brillantes Family Museum
A private museum which houses the collections and mementos of the Brillantes family with a strong reflection of the Spanish culture.
- Old Roman Catholic Churches
The churches are among the traces of the cultural heritage left by the Spanish colonizers. These are found in the municipalities of Bangued, Tayum, and Lagangilang. In Lagangilang, the church is not located in the town plaza unlike the churches in Bangued and Tayum where the churches are located near the town plazas and the municipal halls.
- Abra River
This is the biggest, longest and most popular river among the numerous rivers criss-crossing the valleys of the province. It is where all rivers and streams converge together. This is an ideal place for swimming and fishing.
- Boliney Hot Spring
Located at Bani, Boliney, Abra. It can be reached by jeepneys after travelling 32 kilometers of dirt road. The place is ideal for swimmers who love taking a bath in hot and cold water. Aside from its hot spring, the locality offers a vivid experience in mountain travel with a winding road cruise alongside and between mountain ranges.
- Tugot ni Angalo
Translated as "Footprints of Angalo" - the Adam in Abra mythology) - It is found in Kabaruyan, San Quintin. The "footprint" is a perpetual monument of Angalo. People claim this is a real giant footprint in San Quintin, around fifteen meters long, five meters wide and ten feet deep. On a clear day, it can be seen visibly even from a distance.
- Libtec Underground River
An enchanting underground river located in Barangay Libtec, Dolores. At a distance, one can see a cave protruding at the surface of a seemingly empty field. But underneath, the surface a flowing underground river mirrors the jutting stalagmites, giving one both a sense of wonder. Residents in the area claim the place is home to some "mysterious" water creatures.
This is one of the several lakes of the province located at Taquib, Villaviciosa. It covers an approximate area of one hectare amidst hills bordering barangays Taquib and Callao, both in Villaviciosa. KimkimayLake, according to legend carried by word of mouth was formerly a dwelling where several families lived. These families were however engaged in many vices so they were punished by the gods by sinking their community, submerging it in cool water. Today, the lake is a favorite place for town picnickers using the lake as a swimming pool and place for fishing. This place can be reached from Bangued travelling along a 32 kilometer winding Penarrubia-Villaviciosa- Pilar Road which as similar to the famous
- Kennon Road
Means of transportation is by jeepneys and mini-buses with travelling time of one hour.
- Sibud-sibud Cave
This is located along the newly -constructed road of Tineg. It can be reached after traveling a distance of around 33 kilometers with a traveling time of 1 - 1/2 hours. It is an ideal place for nature lovers.
- Limbo Lake
This is the second lake located at Villaviciosa. Though not as popular as the KimkimayLake, it offers an ideal place for campers and hikers for it cannot be reached by jeepneys and buses. The distance to travel is however negligible.
- MAN - MADE
- Don Mariano Marcos Bridge
Located along the Abra Kalinga National Road which is the third longest bridge in the country today with a total length of 886.812 linear meters. Said bridge is strategically located between the boundaries of Tayum, Lagangilang and Dolores at one scenic portion of AbraRiver.
- Tangadan Tunnel
This is a forty (40) meter tunnel located along the Abra- Ilocos Sur National road. It can be reached from Narvacan Junction after cruising a winding 9-kilometer road cut through the hills bordering Abra and Ilocos Sur. The tunnel is a popular benchmark to most of the provinces' populace as well as to visitors where dignitaries and other prominent visitors are being welcomed.
- Lusuac Dam
This is the gravity irrigation dam located at Lagayan. It can be reached by traveling along the Abra-Ilocos Norte Road and the La Paz - Lagayan Provincial Road. Traveling time takes one to one and half-hours. This is an ideal place for fishing and swimming with its clear water.
- Victoria National Park
This is located atop a hill overlooking the town of Bangued and neighboring municipalities of Tayum, La Paz, Pidigan and Penarrubia. A shrine of the blessed mother cradling Infant Jesus was built near the reservoir of Bangued waterworks. A swimming pool is also available for swimmers.
- Borikibok Resort
This is located at San Miguel, Bucay, and Abra. It can be reached after traveling the winding 16 kilometers
- Penarrubia-Bucay Road
It offers a cool, shady and cozy ground for picnic lovers with its heart shaped swimming pool, dancing conference square located under the shady atmosphere of trees.
- Brima Resort
This is located in Penarrubia, Abra with a traveling distance of seven and a half kilometers along asphalt and partly gravel road. The resort boasts of a swimming pool under shades of mango trees. Thus, the place is ideal for swimmers who love cool water and cozy atmosphere.
- Malamsit Calm Spring
This is one of the first resorts developed by a private citizen and is located in the historic lowland Tingguian town of Penarrubia. It offers a shady swimming pool with clear and calm water amidst ornamental plants and shady fruit trees. This place is accessible by land transportation using jeepneys, mini-buses and chartered tricycles through seven (7) kilometers. of gravel road.
- Manabo Irrigation Project
This is a P6 million project which was jointly undertaken by the Miserdor, an association of German Catholics, the Bavarian Ministry of Agriculture and the people of Manabo. This is an ideal place for students to visit with its Roman-inspired aqueducts, a spacious swimming pool and one kilometer tunnel. The Manabo Irrigation Project is a monument that shows the undying cooperation of the local folks with agencies, private or public, in pursuit of a better quality of life. The project site can be reached by mini-buses and jeepneys after leisurely cruising along a winding 32 kilometers gravel road. The tunnel and swimming pool is 4 kilometers away from the town proper of Manabo.
- Palayan ng Bayan
This is a vast tract of barren land converted into an agricultural land when the Palayan ng Bayan program was launched in the province in 1974 as a sister program of the Masagana '99 program. The site covers a sprawling 56 hectares atop a hill.
- AbraRiver Irrigation Project
A project of the church in Abra and the National Irrigation Administration designed to irrigate approximately 3,900 hectares of farmland in the municipalities of Tayum, Bangued, Pidigan and Penarrubia. This project enables the people of the said municipalities to harvest crops twice a year.
- Provincial Capitol
This is a three-storey building situated north of Bangued Town Plaza and northwest of Bangued Municipal Hall. Its cool atmosphere provided by the trees surrounding the building is a suitable place for government officials and employees to perform their functions as servants of Abrenians. It is in this building where tourists gather data and informationabout the province. Beside it is the Provincial Library, which provides additional knowledge and information through textbooks, newspapers, magazines and other, reading materials. Landscape in front of the Capitol and ProvincialLibraryBuildings enhance the panoramic view.
- Mary Barbero Park
This is the town plaza of the municipality of Tayum, which is located 5.6 kilometers northeast of Bangued. It boasts of a man-made lagoon and a playground for children, not to mention the century-old acacia trees surrounding the landscaped plaza. This park was named in honor of Mrs. Mary V. Barbero, the wife of the late Deputy Minister Carmelo Z. Barbero.
- Malanas Dam
This is a gravity irrigation dam located at San Juan, Abra. It taps the water resources of MalanasRiver irrigating a sizable portion of the ricefields of San Juan. It can be reached by riding a mini bus traveling along Bangued-Dolores-San Juan Provincial Road, which is asphalted. Travelling time is thirty minutes to one hour with a traveling distance of around .6 kilometers. ABRA River - the most popular river among the numerous rivers criss-crossing the valleys of the province, being the biggest and longest. An ideal place for swimmers as well as those fond of fishing with spacious and clear water.
Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Abra, Philippines
Every city or municipality has some sort of a festival or tradition that is celebrated every year. In the Philippines almost all barangays that are predominantly populated by Christians celebrate fiesta. Tell us about the festivals, fiestas and traditions of Abra.
- Abrenian Kawayan Festival: Month of March
Your Story about Abra, Philippines
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Abra Zip Codes
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- Carabao Festival
- Date: May 14 - Location: Angono, Rizal
- Farmers pay tribute to their patron saints; a procession of carabao carts bearing a myriad local produce is held; prizes are awarded to the strongest and most beautifully decorated carabaos.
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- Hundreds of festively adorned carabaos are paraded by their farmer-owners on the street leading to the church; there the carabaos are made to kneel down as a homage to San Isidro de Labrado, the patron saint of farmers.
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