Apayao Province, Philippines
Seal of Apayao Province
Apayao Province within the Philippines
Apayao Provincial Capitol
Apayao Province, Philippines
- The province of Apayao is in Region XIV - Cordillera Administrative Region
- Apayao is a 3rd Class province, has 7 Munincipalities and 133 Barangays. - Every barangay in the province of Apayao has an Interactive Webpage of its own.
- Kabugao is the capital municipality of Apayao
- Prior to 1995, Kalinga and Apayao comprised a single province named Kalinga-Apayao, until they were split into two to better service the needs of individual native tribes in the provinces.
Geography of Apayao, Philippines
Land Area of Apayao (as of 2007, in hectares): 441335
Location of Apayao, Philippines
Apayao is one the northern provinces in the island of luzon.
History of Apayao, Philippines
- Article below was copied verbatim from Wikipedia
Although Apayao was among the earliest areas penetrated by the Spaniards in the Cordilleras, the region, inhabited by the Isneg tribe, remained largely outside Spanish control until late in the 19th century. As early as 1610, the Dominican friars established a mission in what is now the town of Pudtol. In 1684, the friars again made vain attempts to convert the people and established a church in what is now Kabugao. The ruins of the early churches in Pudtol and Kabugao still stand as mute testimony to the failed attempts to occupy Apayao.
The Spanish authorities were then able to establish the comandancias of Apayao and Cabugaoan in 1891, which covered the western and eastern portions of what is now Apayao. The comandancias, however, failed to bring total control and the Spanish government only maintained a loose hold over the area.
The Americans established the Mountain Province on August 13, 1908, with the enactment of Act No. 1876. Apayao, along with Amburayan, Benguet, Bontoc, Ifugao, Kalinga, and Lepanto, became sub-provinces of this new province. Before this, Apayao had been a part of Cagayan province.
In 1942, Japanese Imperial forces entered Apayao, starting a three-year occupation of the province during the Second World War. Philippine Commonwealth Army troops and the military forces of the USAFIP-NL 11th and 66th Infantry Regiment, supported by the Cordilleran guerrillas, drove out the Japanese in 1945.
After almost 60 years, on June 18, 1966, the huge Mountain Province was split into four provinces with the enactment of Republic Act No. 4695. The four provinces were Benguet, Bontoc (renamed Mountain Province), Kalinga-Apayao and Ifugao. Kalinga-Apayao, along with Ifugao, became one of the provinces of the Cagayan Valley region in 1972.
On July 15, 1987, the Cordillera Administrative Region was established and Kalinga-Apayao was made one of its provinces. Finally, on February 14, 1995, Kalinga-Apayao was split into two distinct provinces with the passage of Republic Act No. 7878.
The merged outlines of Apayao and Kalinga resemble a bust of a man akin to former President Ferdinand Marcos (looking toward his home province, Ilocos Norte) whom the media called as the "Great Profile" during the Marcos Era.
People of Apayao, Philippines
- Total Population of Apayao (as of Aug 1, 2007): 103,633
- Registered Voters (2010): 51,289
- source: www.oocities.org/lppsec/pp/apayao.htm
People, Culture and the Arts
The Isnegs, Ilocanos, and Itawits form the majority of the people living in the province of Apayao.
The Isnegs are the indigenous people of the province and are interchangeably referred as Apayaos. The term "Isneg" was derived from a combination of "is" meaning "recede" and "uneg" meaning "interior". Thus, it means people who have gone into the interior. The Ilocanos inhabit the river valleys and plains and most migrated into the region in the last fifty years.
Up until recently, the Isnegs were slash and burn agriculturists. They have increasingly abandoned the practice and have adopted intensive rice cultivation in stead. The Isneg are noted basket and mat weavers and the womenfolk trade their products for cloth, pots and materials from Ilocano traders.
Isneg women have been known to favor colorful garments for their traditional costumes, which consist of both small and large wrap-around pieces of cloth called the aken. The smaller piece is used as everyday wear, while the large one is reserved for ceremonial occasions. They also wear the badio, a short-waisted, long-sleeved blouse, which is either plain or heavily embroidered. Menfolk, on the other hand, are traditionally clothed in dark-colored (often plain blue) G-string called abag, which on special occasions is adorned with an iput – a lavishly colored tail attached to the back end.
Isneg oral tradition is rich with folk riddles. Many of these structurally simple but elegant two liners with a few syllables and rhymed at the end, present a riddle. Some Isnegs possess skills in traditional and oral arts, such as the magpayaw (shouters), the singers of the oggayam, and the debaters who joust with anenas (oral poetry). There are others held in esteem as musicians such as those who display prowess in playing the difficult gorabil, a bamboo violin.
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- Elected officials of Apayao for the term of 2010-2013
- Provincial Governor: Elias Cayaba Bulut Jr.
- Provincial Vice-Governor: Hector Reuel Dacumos Pascua
- House Representative:Eleanor Bulut Begtang
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- Elected officials of Apayao for the term of 2007-2010
Barangays Elected Officials of Apayao
Businesses in Apayao, Philippines
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Trade and Investments of the Apayao Province
- source: www.oocities.org/lppsec/pp/apayao.htm
Apayao's development rests upon the foundation of its rich natural resources. Forests cover around 66% of its total land area, and produce timber, rattan and bamboo. About 19% of the province's land area is dedicated to agricultural production. Palay, coffee, corn, root crops and vegetables are the primary crops, while fruits such as citrus, bananas and pineapples are the main commercial crops. The province also raises swine, carabao, cattle, goat, chicken and duck. There are untapped deposits of gold and copper, phosphate, siliceous sand and shale. The total employable work force is numbered at about 43,000.
The provincial capitol, Kabugao, is accessible from Cagayan, Ilocos Norte and Kalinga via an 86-kilometer system of roads. The Municipal Telephone Project Office provides international and domestic telephone services. Local power cooperatives distribute power to nearly all the municipalities of the province and water is supplied by communal water systems, deep wells and dug wells. The Land Bank of the Philippines and a rural bank provide credit facilities within the province.
Apayao is anchoring its economy on its resource base but needs investments in key areas like communication, transportation, power generation, banking, and infrastructure. Agriculture remains the province's main potential. Marketing agricultural inputs, such as fertilizers, farm machinery, seeds and feeds offer a profitable opportunity for investors. Agriculture related manufacturing, such as food processing, can make use of the abundance of raw materials since the province produces banana, squash, corn, peanuts, beans, fruits and vegetables. Handicraft manufacture can also take advantage of the availability of forest and mineral resources like rattan, nito, bamboo, wood, marble and gemstones. The mineral resources of the province are also open to small and medium scale mining operations. The province's rivers can also be tapped for bottled water operations since most are classified as A-1 in purity. Apayao's tourism potential is hardly explored but given the natural beauty of the province, as well as the unique culture and heritage of the people, Apayao can cash in on eco-tourism ventures, adventure sports promotions and cultural tourism. Developing the nascent tourism industry in Apayao will need investments in hotels, restaurants, and tourist support services.
- source: www.oocities.org/lppsec/pp/apayao.htm
Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Apayao, Philippines
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Schools in Apayao, Philippines
School year 2013-2014 starts June 3 and ends March 31, 2014, 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 multisectoral Brigada Eskwela to prepare schools for the students’ return will be on May 21-26. Oplan Balik Eskwela will be from May 28 to June 8 while orientation on K to 12 for parents and other stakeholders will be on June 9.
Although private schools may deviate from the Department of Education (DepEd) calendar, they are enjoined not to start before June 3 and later than Aug 31.
School Year 2013-2014 in public elementary and high schools will start on June 3 and end on March 31, 2014
- List of High Schools in the province of Apayao
- Apayao Nat'l Industrial. & Agricultural HS : Public High School - Calanasan
- Calanasan NHS : Public High School - Calanasan
- Pio Dalim Mem. SAT : Public High School - Calanasan
- Conner Central NHS : Public High School
- Conner NHS : Public High School
- Gov. Benjamin Leguiyab, Sr. Mem. NHS : Public High School
- Flora NHS : Public High School
- Mayor Ricardo de San Jose, Sr. Comp. HS : Public High School
- Kabugao Agro-Ind'l. HS : Public High School
- Mayor Bartolome Serut NATHS : Public High School
- Apayao Science HS : Public High School
- Bacda NHS : Public High School
- Luna NHS : Public High School
- Luna NHS - Tumog Annex : Public High School
- Marag Valley Agr'l. and Trade HS : Public High School
- Mataguisi Comp. HS : Public High School
- Pudtol NHS : Public High School
- Barocboc NHS : Public High School
- Mayor Guillermo Barsalan SAT : Public High School
- Sipa-Imelda NHS : Public High School
Economy of Apayao, Philippines
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Natural Resources of Apayao, Philippines
- 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.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!
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.
Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More
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 of Apayao, Philippines
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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Apayao, Philippines
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Apayao, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
Philippine Cycling is about cycling in the Philippnes. Philippine Cycling helps promote bike races, cycling clubs, bicycle tours, and the development of bicycle trails. Activities are coordinated with bike shops and cycling clubs throughout the Philippines to promote the fun of riding bikes. Philippine Cycling will be coordinating events with tour of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Road biking and mountain bikings will be promoted by Philippine Cycling.
Cycling Activity to Participate In
Tour de Zamboanga 2013: From the 11th of July, 2013 to the 14th of July, 2013. A four day 540 kilometer bicycle race for Charity!
- Due to the road constructions going on in the route of the Tour, we are eliminating the road bikes from this race.
- This is a (Non-Roadbike) individual bicycle race. Everybody is welcome in this race. The more the merrier. Racers who skip a stage will not be allowed to continue. Everybody who finishes the race and does not skip a stage is a winner.
The race starts at the port municipality of Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte and rests in the historical city of Zamboanga del Norte, Dapitan City to end the first stage. The following day the race will continue from Dapitan City to Pagadian City to end the second stage. The 3rd stage will be from Pagadian to Ipil. And finally culminate with the final stage from Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay to Zamboanga City.
Prizes for the Winners and Participants of Tour de Zamboanga
- 80 PRIZES in all to be Given Away. OVER ₱ 782,000.00 pesos in Prizes
- Grand Prize: The overall (liloy, dapitan, pagadian, ipil, zamboanga) first 15 finishers will be based on the overall accumulated time it took to finish the 4 stage race. The racer must finish all stages to qualify for the grand prize.
- The racer with the best accumulated time wins the championship. 1st:50K, 2nd:30K, 3rd:20K, 4th:15K, 5th:10K, 6th:9.5K, 7th:9K, 8th:8.5K, 9th:8K, 10th:7.5K, 11th:7K, 12th:6.5, 13th:6K, 14th:5.5K, 15th:5K
- Every stage has a winner. Prizes will be presented to the first 3 racers to win each stage. 1st:20K, 2nd:15K, 3rd:10K, 4th:6.5K, 5th:6K, 6th:5.5K, 7th:5K, 8th:4.5K, 9th:4K, 10th:3.5K, 11th:3K, 12th:2.5K, 13th:2K, 14th:1.5K, 15th:1K
- The winner of each stage keeps the prize money even if he/she can't continue with the race because of injury or other reasons. But because the racer skipped a stage he/she will not be allowed to continue with the race.
- Besides the Open Category, There are three (3) other competitive categories: (Women; Under 16 years old; 50 years old and over. Prizes for these categories are as follows: 25K 1st, 20K 2nd, 15K 3rd, 10K 4th, 5K 5th. Each Category gets a prize. Prizes given only to finishers of all 4 stages for these 3 categories.
- Finishers of all the 4 stages get a certificate of completion and a refund of their 1,000.00 peso registration fee. If a racer skips a stage he or she is will not be allowed to continue the race. Every finisher of the Tour de Zamboanga is a WINNER!
First Bicycle Race to cover the entire Zamboanga Peninsula
- Due to the election complications in the Zamboanga peninsula, the tour has been postponed to July 11 - July 14 of 2013.
Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay, and Zamboanga City.
- First Stage - July 11, 2013 (Thursday): Liloy to Dapitan City
- 143 Kilometers: This stage of the race does not have many hilly terrains. It will be mostly flat. The roads are cemented.
- Second Stage - July 12, 2013(Friday): Dapitan City to Pagadian City
- 128 Kilometers: The second stage will be more challenging as there will be more hills to climb. About 40% of the terrain will be hilly. It will be on the Osmena Hwy which is almost completely cemented. There are only a few kilometers that are still under construction.
- Third Stage - July 13, 2013 (Saturday): Pagadian City to Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay
- 139 Kilometers: The race from pagadian to Ipil will prove to be a grueling race specially the first 35 kilometers. The first 35 kilometers is about 80% uphill battle.
- Fourth Stage - July 14, 2013 (Sunday): Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay to Divisoria, Zamboanga City
- 130 Kilometers: There are three challenging parts to this section of the race. First challenge is the uphill climb from the border of zamboanga sibugay to the border of zamboanga city (barangay of licomo). After that is the twisty uphill in the barangay of Tigbalabag and finally the quiniput tuktukalaw climb. Then it will be a downhill race to the finish at the barangay of Divisoria.
All Philippine Cyclers are invited to participate in the open bicycle race. It is for a great charitable cause: Project BOSS - Brotherhood Operation Sweet Smile
- Total Distance to be traveled: 540 kilometers or 338 miles - Visit our WebPage
DSWD sets P46.4M for Cordillera shelter project
- Source: http://www.pia.gov.ph/news/index.php?article=91334553191
- By: Joseph B. Zambrano
- April 16, 2012
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has allocated funds for the construction of core shelter units for the victims of typhoons Emong, Juan, and Peping.
DSWD has set P46.4 million under the Core Shelter Assistance Program (CSAP) for the construction of 801 core shelter units.
According the DSWD regional director Leonardo C. Reynoso, 232 units have been completed and handed over to beneficiaries while 266 units are being constructed and 303 units are up for construction.
A total of 81 shelter units have been constructed in Apayao, 51 units in Ifugao, 115 in Kalinga, and 507 shelter units in Mt. Province.
CSAP is a rehabilitation program which aims to provide structurally strong shelter units that can withstand 180-220 kph wind velocity to families whose houses were totally destroyed by natural and man-made calamities and who have no capacity to build or construct their own units.
The project aims to reduce the number of homeless families every year by providing a structurally strong indigenous shelter develop and promote the value of self-reliance among the beneficiaries and the community.
The core shelter unit is designed and constructed within a 60-80 square meter area with two bed rooms, a rest room, and a kitchen. The core shelter is put up in cooperation with the local government units, community, concerned line agencies and the counterpart of the family beneficiaries.
The “bayanihan” system is also being practiced by the people in the community to fast truck the building of houses, Reynoso explained.
- Public ownership of stocks rises
- Friday, May 17, 2013 12:00 am
- MANILA, Philippines - Public ownership of companies listed in the local bourse is increasing, the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) said.
- In a recent study, the operator of the country’s only stock exchange said the free float level hit 33.4 percent as of end-March..........Full Story
- Foreign firms relocate to PH
- Thursday, May 16, 2013 00:00
- Good governance, industrial peace and comparatively low labor costs are becoming magnets for manufacturing companies in other countries to relocate to the Philippines.
- This observation was made CBRE Philippines, a property consultancy firm which said such relocation would help spur demand for property in the industrial zones. CBRE said the transfer would also keep prices steady mainly as a function of meaningful competition in a market driven economy..........Full Story
- Kayak Explore tilt slated
- Friday, May 17, 2013 12:00 am
- MANILA, Philippines - Recreational and competitive kayakers get a chance to test themselves when the two-day 2013 Anvaya Cove Kayak Explore marathon and eco-touring gets going June 1-2 at the Anvaya Cove Beach and Nature Club.
- Open to both club members and guests, the third edition of the annual event, serving as the kickoff leg of this year’s Philippine Kayaking Series, features various competition races and sports clinics on the first day, highlighted by the 25k kayak marathon. Also on tap are the 6k beach run-kayak relay race, a 3km novice race for beginners, crazy 8’s kayak slaloms, kayaking and stand-up paddling clinics..........Full Story »
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