Compostela Valley Province, Philippines
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Compostela Province, Philippines
- Compostela Valley has 11 Municipalities and 0 Cities, and 237 barangays. The barangays of Compostela Valley are listed within each municipality. Each barangay and municipality has an interactive webpage of its own.
- Compostela Valley Registered Voters as of (2010) = 297,595
- Compostela Valley Population (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 637,366
- Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares) = 447,977
- Compostela Valley is a 1st class province.
- The province of Compostela Valley is in Region XI - Davao Region and in the island of mindanao.
- Capital of the province is Nabunturan
Geography of Compostela Valley, Philippines
- source: verbatim from http://ecomval.gov.ph
The province of Compostela Valley lies in the mid-eastern portion of Mindanao Island, approximately within 125o40’ east longitude and 7o4’ to 8o00’ north latitude. It is bounded by Agusan Del Sur on the North, Davao Oriental on the East and South, Davao Gulf on the Southwest, and Davao Del Norte on the West and Northwestern portion.
Location of Compostela Valley, Philippines
History of Compostela Valley, Philippines
- Source verbatim: http://www.ecomval.gov.ph/tourist/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=172&Itemid=100
- Written by delight
- Thursday, 15 July 2010
Compostela Valley officially became the 78th province of the Philippines on March 8, 1998 by virtue of Republic Act No. 8470 signed into law by President Fidel V. Ramos on January 30, 1998.
Congressman Lorenzo S. Sarmiento, Sr. filed in 1967 the bill that eventually became Republic Act. No.4867. The Act subdivided the massive Davao Province into Davao Oriental, Davao del Norte, and Davao del Sur. His next step was to create another province from Davao del Norte but he died before it materialized.
His son, Rogelio M. Sarmiento, who succeeded him as congressman of the then 1st district of Davao del Norte, pursued the plan with the support of then governor of Davao del Norte, Hon. Prospero S. Amatong, the province’s other two legislators - Congressman Rodolfo P. del Rosario of the 3rd district, and Congressman Baltazar A. Sator of the 2nd district.
The said officials expanded the coverage of the proposed new province to include the municipalities of Maco, Mabini, Pantukan, and Laak with Nabunturan as capital town because of its strategic location.
The name originally proposed for the new province was Davao del Norte but it was not carried because of technical and legal issues. The issues were resolved when the lawmakers and the House of Representatives Research Bureau agreed on the name Compostela Valley because of the land’s vast fertile plain.
The province of Compostela Valley is composed of eleven municipalities politically-grouped into two legislative districts: District I – Compostela, Maragusan, Monkayo, Montevista, and New Bataan; and District II – Laak, Mabini, Maco, Mawab, Nabunturan, and Pantukan. The province has a total land area of 4,666.93 square kilometers and is classified as a First Class Province.
At least nine ethnic tribes - Mansaka, Mandaya, Manobo, Mangguangan, Dibabawon, Aeta, Kamayo, Davaweño, and Kalagan – originally inhabited the province. Today, the major tribes are the Mansaka, Kalagan or Ka’gan, Mandaya, Mangguangan, and Dibabawon.
The demography of Mindanao as well as Compostela Valley shifted significantly at the turn of the 20th century with the influx of migrants from Luzon and the Visayas in the pre-world war and post-world war years. The bigger wave of immigrants arrived during the time of President Ramon Magsaysay in the 1950’s and early 60’s.
The logging boom by big-time concessionaires attracted additional thousands of migrants that eventually changed the demographic landscape of the province. Most of the ethnic tribes withdrew to the highlands and others inter-married and assimilated the culture and religion of the waves of people from Luzon, the Visayas, and parts of Mindanao.
Today, Compostela Valley is a virtual melting pot of ethnic groups dominated by a mostly Cebuano-speaking population and descendants of past migrants.
People of Compostela Valley, Philippines
- Compostela Valley Registered Voters as of (2010) = 297,595
- Compostela Valley Population (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 637,366
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- Elected officials of Compostela Valley for the term of 2010-2013
- Provincial Governor: Arturo Tao Uy
- Provincial Vice-Governor: Ramil Lao Gentugaya
- House Representatives:
- Provincial Board Members:
- 1st District:
- Joselito Belenson Brillantes
- Arvin Dexter Monforte Lopoz
- Paul Pregua Galicia
- Neri Rapista Barte
- Heracleo Codog Codilla
- 2nd District:
Barangays Elected Officials of Compostela Valley
Businesses in Compostela Valley, Philippines
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Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Compostela Valley, Philippines
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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Compostela Valley, Philippines
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Schools in Compostela Valley, 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 The name of your school in Compostela Valley can be listed here. You can list it like this:
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Economy of Compostela Valley, Philippines
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Natural Resources of Compostela Valley, 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 Compostela Valley, Philippines
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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Compostela Valley, Philippines
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Compostela Valley, 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
It’s more fun in ComVal’s Summer treats
- Source: http://pia.gov.ph/news/index.php?menu=2&webregion=R11&article=1591336714454
- By: Grace Almedilla
- Friday, May 11, 2012
NABUNTURAN, Compostela Valley Province-It's more fun in ComVal as the summer heats up with various sports events hosted by the province.
After successfully hosting the Davao Region Athletic Association (DAVRAA) Meet and the Summer High 2012 in April, the local government of Compostela Valley recently opened its 4th Summer Beach Sports Festival filled with exciting beach events.
Dubbed as ‘Hugyaw sa Tag-Araw,’ the summer fun showcases festival events like Beach and Water Volleyball, Reggae Battle of the Bands, Fire Dance Competition, SMB Summer Drink Mix, Biggest Fish Catch Competition, Amazing Beach Race, and Henna Tattoo Body Painting.
The festival also features Kopiat Swimming Challenge, Island Banca Race, Kite Making Workshop for Kids and Sea Kite Flying Competition, Acoustic Band Competition (Beach’Coustic), Bikini Open, and Regatta, Fluvial Parade.
Another highlight is the offered Swimming Lessons by Summer Safety Institute open to all ages even toddlers.
Meanwhile, the province’s Event Managers and Municipal Sports Coordinators are also busy preparing for the coming Sports Festival headed by Provincial Sports Development Coordinator Jayvee Tyrone Uy.
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