Isabela Province, Philippines
List of Municipalities in the Isabela province of The Philippines
Alicia | Angadanan | Aurora | Benito Soliven | Burgos | Cabagan | Cabatuan | Cordon | Dinapigue | Divilacan | Echague | Gamu | Jones | Luna | Maconacon | Delfin Albano | Mallig | Naguilian | Palanan | Quezon | Quirino | Ramon | Reina Mercedes | Roxas | San Agustin | San Guillermo | San Isidro | San Manuel | San Mariano | San Mateo | San Pablo | Santa Maria | Santo Tomas | Tumauini
Cities in the province of Isabela: Cauayan City | Ilagan City (Capital) | Santiago City
Isabela Provincial Seal
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Provincial Capitol Building of Isabela
Magat Dam, Isabela Province
Magat Dam, Isabela Province
Lady of Pilar Church in Cauayan City, Isabela
Home to the Yogads and Gaddangs, the province is divided into three physiographic areas. The eastern area, straddled by the Sierra Madre Mountain Range, is rugged and thickly forested. Substantial portion is uncharted and unexplored hinterlands and home to a rich variety of flora and fauna while some are government reservations. The western area is a sprawling fertile valley hemmed by the Central Cordillera and is criss-crossed by the mighty Cagayan, Siffu and Magat Rivers. Its mountains rise to a peak of about 6,000 feet and is 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 (NSMNP).
Isabela is the second largest province of the Philippines next to Palawan.
Location of Isabela, Philippines
The province is located in the northeastern part of Luzon. It is bounded on the north by the Province of Cagayan, on the south by Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino and Aurora, on the west by the Provinces of the Cordillera Administrative Region and on the east by the Pacific Ocean.
History of Isabela, Philippines
- article source verbatim from: The department of tourism
Prior to 1856, there were only two provinces in the Cagayan Valley Region: 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 southward to Aritao comprised the Province of Nueva Vizcaya. In order to facilitate the work of the missionaries in the evangelization of the Cagayan Valley, a royal decree was issued May 1, 1856 that created the Province of Isabela consisting of the towns of Gamu, Angadanan and Gamarang (now Echague) Carig (now Santiago City) and Palanan. The new province was named in honor of â€œHer Royal Highness Queen Isabela IIâ€ of Spain. Although the province did not play a major role in the revolt against Spain, it was in Palanan where the final pages of the Philippine Revolution was written when the American forces led by Gen. Frederick Funston finally captured Gen Emilio Aguinaldo on March 23, 1901.
The Americans built schools and other buildings and instituted changes in the overall political system. The provinceâ€™s economy, however remained particularly agricultural with rice replacing corn and tobacco as the dominant crop. World War II stagnated the provinceâ€™s economic growth but it recovered dramatically after the war.
Isabela today is one of the premier provinces of the north, one of the more progressive in the country and Santiago, the commercial center of Region 02 has been declared an independent-component city thru a plebiscite last July 3, 1994 under RA 7720.
It is believed that the history of the province dates back over 25,999 years ago with Stone-Age race of dark skinned kinky haired pygmies whose descendants, that the Nomadic Aetas (Negritos), can still be found roaming the mountains and forest of Eastern Isabela today. The Indonesians arrived 5,000 years ago, followed by the three waves of Malays between 200 BC and 1,500 A.D. These pagan ancestor of the Ibanags, Gaddags, Yogads, Kalingas and other original tribes of the Valley built a civilization based on corn agriculture and organized around the fundamental political unit, the barangay.
The Spaniards arrived in the late 16th and early 17th centuries and introduced Christianity, encomienda (forerunner of the municipality) and tobacco monopoly. Spanish rule was extremely oppressive so the natives rose in revolt on several occasions, most notably in the 18th century under the leadership of Dabo and Marayag.
A new wave of immigration begun in the late 19th and early 20th century with the arrival of the Ilocanos who came in large numbers. They now constituted the largest group in the province. Other ethnic groups followed and Isabela became the "melting pot of the north".
The formal history of the province dates back on May 1, 1856, when by a Royal decree, Isabela was curved from the existing provinces of Cagayan and Nueva Vizcaya with the town of Ilagan as its capital. The province was named in honor of " Her Royal Highness Queen Isabela II" of Spain at the time when Urbiztondo was the Governor-General of the Philippines.
Although the province did not play a major role in the revolt against Spain, it was in Palanan where the final pages of the Philippine REvolution was written when the American forces led by General Funston finally captured General Emilio Aguinaldo in that frontier town on March 23, 1901.
The Americans built schools and other infrastructures and instituted changes in the overall political system. The province's economy, however, remained primarily agricultural with rice replacing corn and tobacco as the dominant crop. The second World War turned back the province's growth and economy but it recovered dramatically through the concerted efforts of its people and officials.
Today, Isabela is the premier province of the North and one of the most progressive in the country.
Many historian have wrote about the province but Fr. Ambrocio Manaligod, STD has another version about the history of Isabela as narrated in the following pages.
Before 1856 there was no Isabela province.
From 1851, the Spanish conquistadors established the "Ciudad de Nueva Segovia" in what is Lallo-c today, up to 1939 the entire Cagayan Valley was one large province which the Spaniards called "La Provincia del Valle de Cagayan". Out of this vast territory, two new provinces were created in 1839. One retained the old name "Cagayan" which comprised all towns from Aparri to Tumauini, its capital transferred from Lallo-c to Tuguegarao. The other bearing the name "Nueva Vizcaya" was composed of all towns from Ilagan to the Caraballo del Sur, inclusive of Catalangan and Palanan, with Camarag (now Echague) as its Capital.
Then in 1856, Isabela became a province with the name "Isabela de Luzon" to distinguish it from other "Isabelas" in the Philippines. To comprise it, Carig, (now Santiago), Camarag, (now Echague), Angadanan, (now Alicia), Cauayan, Calanusian, (now Reina Mercedes), Gamu and Ilagan were detached from Nueva Vizcaya, while Tumauini and Cabagan were taken from the province of Cagayan. It was placed under the Jurisdiction of a Governor with capital seat at Ilagan.
It was from 1597 to 1899 which comprised the three centuries of Spanish domination in the Cagayan Valley mastermind by the Spanish Dominicans Friars. These religious priests were the chief and main agents of the Spanish sovereignty through their works of Christianization and colonization, aided strongly by the military, the Alcaldes Mayores and the Gobernadorcillos.
People of Isabela, Philippines
Major dialects in Isabela are Ilocano followed by Ibanag, Yogad and Gaddang. People especially in the capital and commercial centers speak and understand English and Pilipino.
- Registered Voters (2010): 705,673
- Population (as of Aug 1, 2007): 1,401,495
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- Elected officials of Isabela Province for the term of 2010-2013
- Provincial Governor: Faustino De Guzman Dy III
- Provincial Vice-Governor: Rodolfo Taguinod Albano III
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The history of Christianity in the province of Isabela
- source: dioceseofilagan.com
The history of Christianity in the province of Isabela is intimately linked with that of its sister provinces in the Cagayan Valley region, namely Cagayan and Nueva Vizcaya. All three provinces were just one political unit called Cagayan during the early Spanish period.
Mission stations in the area which later became settlements were founded by Augustinian and Dominican friars as early as 1717. An earlier attempt at evangelization has been made in a little place called Ituy, found in what is now Nueva Vizcaya. Through the efforts of the Augustinians and the Dominicans the faith spread through out the region.
In 1841 the province of Vizcaya was created occupying the entire lower half of the Cagayan Valley. This divided the region into two provinces, the demarcation line cutting horizontally across what is now Isabela. Until 1856 Isabela was just part of the provinces of Cagayan and Nueva Vizcaya.
In 1856, Isabela province was created, deriving its territory half from Cagayan and half from Nueva Vizcaya. It was named after Queen Isabela of Spain, the reigning monarch at that time. Isabela is now the center province of the Cagayan Valley known as Region II. The entire region is traversed longitudinally by the Cagayan River, the largest and the longest river in the country which the Spaniards called the Rio Grande, or larger river. The capital of Isabela became Ilagan.
During the Philippine Revolution of 1896, Isabela was known to be a stronghold of Filipino forces under Colonel Daniel Tirona against Spain. But Isabela is more significantly remembered in the Philippine history as the place where General Emilio Aguinaldo, the president of the first Philippine Republic, was unfortunately captured by American forces in 1901, in the town of Palanan.
Today, Isabela is one of the rice granaries of the country. It is also known for its sprawling fertile valley and forests that are abounding in flora and fauna. It is home to Magat Dam and Tourism Complex known to be the highest dam in Asia. It is second largest province in the country in terms of land area.
The Diocese of Ilagan was created on January 31, 1970. It was canonically erected on May 12, 1970 with the Most Rev. Francisco R. Cruses, D.D as its first Bishop. Its titular patron is St. Ferdinand. It is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Tuguegarao. The territorial jurisdiction of the diocese has a total land area of 10,644 square kilometers. The natives of Isabela are: the Ybanags who inhabit the northern towns; and the Yogads and Gaddangs who are in Echague and Cauayan. Moreover, Ilocanos now comprise majority of the entire population of the province. Before its separation from the Diocese of Tuguegarao, which was one of the four new dioceses recognized by Pope Leo XIII (1878-1903) by the Bull Mari Sunico and implemented by Pius X (1903-1914) thru the Decretum Consistoriale on April 19, 1910, Isabela remained under the aegis of the Diocese of Tuguegarao.
Under the Diocese of Tuguegarao, the first appointed Vicar General was our own Rt. Rev. Msgr. Ricardo Jamias, D.P., S.T.L. who was also a member of the Council of Administrators, Pro-Synodal Examiners and Diocesan Directors.
On March 26, 1974, the Most Rev. Miguel G. Purugganan, D.D., a native of Cabagan, Isabela, succeeded the Most Rev. Francisco R. Cruses, D.D. as Bishop of the Diocese of Ilagan.
On February 10 1997, the Most Rev. Sergio L. Utleg, D.D., a priest of the Archdiocese of Tuguegarao from Solana, Cagayan, was appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Ilagan. He was consecrated to the episcopacy on March 17, 1997. On July 26, 1999, becoming the third Bishop of the Diocese of Ilagan. After a decade of a Spiritual father of Ilagan, the Most Rev. Sergio L. Utleg was transferred to the Diocese of Laoag.
On January 15, 2007, Rt. Rev. Msgr. Marino D. Gatan, H.P. a native son of the town of Cabagan became the Diocesan Administrator while the Diocese of Ilagan became sede vacante.
On January 5, 2008, a year and a half after the Diocese was declared vacant, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Rev. Fr. Joseph Amangi Nacua, OFMCap., a Parish Priest of San Isidro Labrador Parish, Titay, Zamboanga Sibugay, (Prelature of Ipil) as the fourth Bishop of the Diocese of Ilagan. He was ordained Bishop of Ilagan on August 19, 2008 at St. Joseph the Worker Cathedral, Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay by His Excellency Most Rev. Diosdado Tamalayan, D.D. in the presence of the Most Rev. Edward Joseph Adams, D.D., Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines.
There are 37 parishes today in the diocese, served by 40 priests (religious congregations included) and 37 sisters working in related pastoral activities.
Schools in Isabela, 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 CAUAYAN NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
- Turayong, Cauayan City
- (078) 652-1514
- John R. Mina
Economy of Isabela, Philippines
Agriculture is the major industry of the people of Isabela. Farming is highly mechanized as most of the agricultural lands are irrigated.
With the presence of the Isabela State University, joint ventures and other foreign assisted projects are viable while the Magat Dam Tourism Complex contribute to the high productivity in agriculture. It is also the hub of trade and commerce and other economic activities due to its central location in the region. The wood industry used to be a top earner for the province but due to the logging ban imposed in the Cagayan Valley Region, activities in this industry considerably declined. However, furniture making using narra and other indigenous forest materials/products like Gmelina continue to exist.
Potential investments are in fisheries and tourism. Isabela has a fertile fishing ground on the Pacific Coast. The reservoir of the Magat Dam is utilized for fishcage operations for tilapia production for domestic market. Tourism is relatively a new industry being developed in the province especially in the coastal areas. Support services and accommodation facilities are likewise being developed.
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Natural Resources of Isabela, Philippines
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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.
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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.
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 Isabela, Philippines
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- AGUINALDO SHRINE in Palanan is a historic place where the First President of the Philippine Republic, General Emilio Aguinaldo surrendered to the American forces, thus ending the Philippine Revolution in March 1901. Palanan is accessible by aircraft, pump boat and trail hiking thru Sta. Ana, Cagayan, San Mariano/Cauayan/Aurora and Ilagan, Isabela respectively. Nelbusco buses in Santiago City have trips to Palanan via Dilasag, Aurora
- FUYOT NATIONAL PARK/ILAGAN SANCTUARY features naturally formed lattices and rock formations and is fifteen kilometers from Ilagan town proper. Visitors are given lectures and are allowed to plant their own seedlings. It now has a zoo. Within the area is the Pinzal Falls conducive for excursions and swimming.
- NORTHERN SIERRA MADRE NATURAL PARK (NSMNP) is the largest protected area in the country and is a low altitude rainforest at 800 feet asl. The area is about 359,477 hectares and is rated No. 1 in the world’s biodiversity. Very ideal for marine and outdoor adventure. Tours take for five days over rainforests, mountains, rivers/streams with stops at indigenous people’s communities; appreciate at close range a wide variety of flora and fauna and enjoy a relaxing dip into rivers and streams or the Pacific Ocean. From Manila, Isabela is about 10 hours by commercial airconditioned buses. Palanan Wilderness Guided Tours can be arranged through DOT Region 02.
- SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF THE VISITATION OF GUIBANG in Gamu is located along the national highway frequented by travelers passing the Maharlika Highway. It is now as famous as the Piat Basilica Minore because it also comes alive on July of every year when religious pilgrims from all walks of life come to offer prayers of good health, peace and abundance, among many other intentions. The image of the Our Lady of the Visitation was canonically crowned by the Most Rev. Carmine Pocco, Papal Nuncio to the Philippines on May 26, 1973 at the St. Ferdinand Cathedral in Ilagan, Isabela. The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines at its 52nd Annual Bishop’s Meeting held in Tagaytay City on January 24-26, 1986 have approved the petition of His Excellency, Most Rev. Miguel Purugganan, Bishop of Ilagan for the Church of Our Lady of the Visitation of Guibang to be called a National Shrine.
- ST. CLAIRE MONASTERY in Gamu is located along the Maharlika Highway and stands a few meters from the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Visitation of Guibang. It is a contemplative community of Poor Claire sisters from Cabuyao, Laguna established in 1991 and is open to the public.
- PARISH CHURCH OF ST. MATHIAS in TUMAUINI was built in 1753 under Dominican supervision and was completed in 1805. It is an ultra-baroque church unique for its extensive use of baked clay both for wall finishing and ornamentation and bears Chinese ancestry. This church of stone with a unique cylindrical bell tower is the only one of its kind in the Philippines.
- OUR LADY OF ATOCHA CHURCH in Alicia and its convent was built by Fr. Tomas Calderon, OP and inaugurated in 1849. It has an antique Spanish architectural design and is located along the Maharlika Highway.
- St. ROSE DE LIMA CHURCH in Gamu is famous for its Spanish architectural design. Built in 1726 during the Spanish time, the church façade was made of layered bricks and stones dating back during the 17th century and considered a pilgrimage church because of its antiquity. The feast of their patron, Saint Rose De Lima is celebrated every August 23rd.
- MAGAT HIGHRISE DAM AND HYDRO-ELECTRIC POWER PLANT is about 350 kilometers of good roads from Metro Manila. Constructed in 1970, the dam costs P6.5B to include the dam itself, powerhouse, office buildings and other related facilities. This infrastructure project used to be the biggest dam in the whole of Asia. Project benefits include year-round irrigation supply of some 102,000 hectares of agricultural land and an ultimate capacity of 540 megawatts of hydroelectric power sufficient to supply the whole of Northern Luzon Grid. Its reservoir area of 4,460 hectares has a great potential for water-based recreation like fishing, swimming, boating and water skiing, among others. Recommended for educational tours and is accessible by jeepney from Santiago City.
- SAN PABLO CHURCH is the oldest town of Isabela was founded by Padre de Sto. Tomas on Nov. 30, 1646, or about 210 years before Isabela was made a province and its bell tower with six levels including the circular apex is made of adobe and is said to be the oldest in Isabela and the tallest in Cagayan Valley.
- BONSAI FOREST at Sumanget, Dinapigue is about 20,000 hectares. The area is accessible by land transport from Baler in Aurora Province and by air from Cauayan Airport.
- WORLD’S LARGEST BUTAKA is found in Ilagan town along the Maharlika Highway. Built at a cost of P175,000.00 for 29 days with a total of 1,762 board feet of seasoned narra, 1,740 foot-1 inch diameter of rattan; it is 11.4 feet tall, 9.70 feet wide and 20.8 feet long and weighs 2,368 kilos.
- CAMP SAMAL HOTEL, RESORT, TRAINING CENTER & LEISURE PARK - The municipality of Tumauini operates Camp Samal which offers accommodation facilities, lagoon boating area, swimming pools and slides, grill house and restaurant and other facilities for vacationing families and big groups.
- ISABELA MUSEUM AND LIBRARY was inaugurated last May11, 1999 and is housed at the old capitol building in Ilagan. It is the repository and custodian of the rich historical and cultural heritage of Isabelinos. It features a gallery exhibit-collection of artifacts, fossils, heirloom pieces, visual arts, dioramas and other historical documents. It is open on weekdays.
Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Isabela, Philippines
May 11 - ISABELA DAY (Bambanti Festival) March 30 - Gawagaway-an Festival (Cauayan)
- PH-Germany social security accord eyed
- Tuesday, May 21, 2013
- Berlin -- The Philippines and Germany are eyeing a bilateral social security agreement next year that seeks to benefit at least 60,000 Filipinos working in the European Union-member country.
- Philippine Ambassador to Germany Maria Cleofe Natividad said both parties have expressed interest to work towards the signing of bilateral social security agreement..........Full Story
- PH stocks seen to rise
- Monday, May 20, 2013 2:46 am
- Local stocks are seen exploring new highs this week as ample financial liquidity in a low-interest environment may keep risk appetite buoyant.
- Last week, the main-share Philippine Stock Exchange index gained 0.24 percent to close at 7,279.87..........Full Story
- Two tot baseball teams to vie in Jakarta bash
- Tuesday, May 21, 2013 12:00 am
- MANILA, Philippines - Two crack teams from Tot Baseball –the “Razcals” and the “Barakos” will be competing in the 2013 Asia Pacific Zone Mustang (9-10 yrs) and Bronco-11 (11 yrs) Division Championships to be held in Jakarta May 22-25.
- The other nations seeing action are Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and Far East Russia. Champions of these tournaments will represent the Asian Region at the PONY International Mustang World Series to be held in Burleson, Texas on Aug. 1-4 and the PONY International Bronco-11 World Series to be held in Chesterfield Virginia on July 25-28..........Full Story »
Isabela, 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
NFA 2 launches door-to-door palay buying system
- Source: http://pia.gov.ph/news/index.php?menu=2&webregion=R02&article=481336618585
- By: Merlito G. Edale, Jr.
- Thursday, May 10, 2012
SANTIAGO CITY,Isabela- The National Food Authority (NFA) 2 has launched a mobile palay buying system starting this cropping season, to enable the agency to meet its procurement program this year.
NFA Regional Director Ruben Reside said the agency will directly buy palay harvest of farmers right at their doorstep as a way to help the farmers lessen their fare expenses in selling their palays.
“The NFA mobile buying system was conceptualized due to competition of private palay traders where they have higher prices than NFA," Reside said.
He said the NFA buying price is pegged at P17 per kilo of dried palay, while private traders’ buying price are higher than the NFA.
The NFA has targeted to buy this year 1.5 million bags of palay to be a buffer stock of the agency for future consumption.
Reside said the strategy to buy palay right at the doorstep of farmers was conceptualized by the agency to fill the buffer stock of the agency. The mobile NFA buying team will penetrate barangays to buy palay composed of a team leader, classifier, and cashier using NFA trucks.
The agency, in February this year, has supplied 400,000 bags of rice at the National Capital region to augment the rice requirement of NCR.
As of press time, the agency has a buffer stock of rice in the region that is good for 30 days.
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