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Santiago City, Isabela, Philippines

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List of Barangays in Santiago City, Province of Isabela within Region 2 in the Republic of The Philippines
AbraAmbalatunganBalintocatocBaluarteBannawag NorteBatalBuenavistaCabulayCalao EastCalao WestCalaocanCentro EastCentro WestDivisoriaDubinan EastDubinan WestLunaMabiniMalvarNabbuanNaggasicanPatulPlaridelRizalRosarioSaganaSalvadorSan AndresSan IsidroSan JoseSanta RosaSiniliSinsayonVictory NorteVictory SurVilla GonzagaVillasis
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List of Municipalities in the Isabela province within Region II-Cagayan in the Republic 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

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Santiago City, Province of Isabela, Philippines

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Geography of Santiago City, Isabela, Philippines

  • The geographic coordinate of the city: 16º35’00” to 16º47’30” north latitude and 121º25’00” to 121º37’00” east longitude.
  • Most of the land area of Santiago City is flat land in the eastern and western parts of the city. There are some rolling hills with Balintocatoc Hills as the highest point.
  • Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 25,550

Location of Santiago City, Isabela, Philippines

Santiago City is one of the two cities in the province of Isabela located in Region II


History of Santiago City, Isabela, Philippines

Article below is copied verbatim from Wikipedia

The origin of Santiago City can be drawn from the first native settlement discovered by the early Spanish missionaries at the bank of the old Carig River (now Diadi River) from which its original name, Carig, was derived. The early inhabitants were the Gaddangs and the Ibanags. When the Spanish settled in, the city was named Pueblo of Santiago Apostol de Carig, with Santiago as the Spanish name of Saint James the Apostle. In the early 1950s, the Municipal President Vicente Carreon changed the name to simply Santiago. Santiago remained a municipality for 84 years.

Santiago was originally a part of the province Cagayan (comprising the whole Cagayan Valley region), which was reorganized as a political subdivision in 1583 with Nueva Segovia as its capital. On May 1, 1856, when the Province of Isabela was carved out by a Royal Decree, Santiago was among the towns relinquished to the newly created province. The first five barrios after the Cadastral survey in 1927 were Patul, Batal, Nabbuan, Buenavista and Dubinan.

It was said that there were only about three Filipino-owned sari-sari stores in Santiago in 1917. The settlers acquired most of their merchandise and other provisions from Chinese traders in Echague, the landing zone for products intended for Santiago and other towns, owing to its proximity to the Cagayan River.

It was when the Villa-Verde Trail was opened when things were set in motion. It facilitated the entry of immigrants from various provinces in Luzon to the Cagayan Valley and Santiago absorbed a sizable share of these travelers. The new route served as an impetus for growth and introduced new technologies and business opportunities.

Santiago survived through world wars, although badly damaged, and from then on developed to become the leading commercial and industrial city in Cagayan Valley.

In 1942 during World War II, the Japanese forces entered and occupied the town of Santiago. In 1945, the town was liberated by the Filipino soldiers of the 1st, 2nd, 11th, 12th, 13th and 15th Infantry Division and the USAFIP-NL 11th Infantry Regiment of the Philippine Commonwealth Army, the 1st Infantry Regiment of the Philippine Constabulary and the recognized guerrilla fighter units.

Cityhood

On December 17, 1993, the bill converting Santiago into an independent component city was approved by the Lower House. On the following year, the Senate Committee on Local Government approved another public hearing dated February 23, 1994.

On May 5, 1994, by virtue or Republic Act 7720 signed by President Fidel V. Ramos, Santiago was pronounced as an independent component city, the first in the Cagayan Valley Region. This made Santiago self-governing and independent from the province of Isabela. Republic Act 8528 repealed this statute transforming it to a component city. It was not until December 29, 1999, when the Supreme Court contested the validity of the latter decision and favored Santiago to be once again an independent component city.

In 2007, The city was given a Presidential Award for the Most Child-Friendly City under the leadership of former Mayor Amelita Sison Navarro.

People of Santiago City, Isabela, Philippines

  • Santiago City Population (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 126,244
  • Santiago City Registered Voters (2009) = 77,674

Elected Government Officials of Santiago City, Isabela, Philippines

The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.

They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.


Elected Officials of Santiago City for the term of 2013-2016
  • Mayor of Santiago City: TAN, JOSEPH - LIBERAL PARTY
  • Vice-Mayor of Santiago City: Marcelino Cinense Cabucana Jr. - LIBERAL PARTY
  • Councilors of Santiago City:
  1. ALVAREZ, ARLENE (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 31216 6.64%
  2. SIQUIAN, CELINE (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 24263 5.16%
  3. LUGOD, PANDONG (AKSYON) AKSYON DEMOKRATIKO 23825 5.07%
  4. AGGABAO, VINCHY (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 22690 4.83%
  5. MARRERO, AYSEN (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 20868 4.44%
  6. SABLE, KATHRINA INDEPENDENT 20835 4.43%
  7. BAUTISTA, NICKY (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 20656 4.39%
  8. ALVAREZ, HEX (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 20520 4.37%
  9. DIRIGE, ANDONG (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 17071 3.63%
  10. RAGSAC-LUNA, BRENDA (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 16975 3.61%

Elected Officials of Santiago City for the term of 2010-2013

Barangay Elected Officials of Santiago City, Isabela

Businesses in Santiago City, Isabela, Philippines

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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Businesses
  • Auto, Trucks, Motorcycle and Bicycle dealers
  • Banks, Lending Firms, and Financial Institutions
  • Clinics and Hospitals
  • Pharmacies or Drug Stores
  • Convenient Stores, Hardware and Supplies, General Stores, Sari-Sari Stores
  • Department Stores and Appliance Stores
  • Supermarket, wet market, Fish Markets
  • Hotels, Motels, Pension Houses and Boarding
  • Repair Shops: Shoe repair, Cellphone, Bikes, etc...
  • Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops and Resorts
  • Salons, Beauty Shops and Barber Shops

Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Santiago City, Isabela, Philippines

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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Santiago City, Isabela, Philippines

The name of your church, mosque, or place of worship can be listed here. We can even provide you with a free webpage for you. We can help you.

Schools in Santiago City, Isabela, 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 Santiago City 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

You can also create a webpage for your school. We can help you.

Economy of Santiago City, Isabela, Philippines

  • If you have an article that talks about the improvement of the economy of Santiago City you can post that article here. If you come across any news item that talks about the economy of Santiago City, you may post it here. Of course you have to reference the writer of the article. Any improvement to transportation, power and service usually improves the economy of the community, so go ahead and report that too.

Jobs in Santiago City

If you have a job available and that job is within Santiago City, Philippines, you may post it here.
Remember to be as descriptive as possible and to post your Company name, Contact person, physical address, email address and Phone number.
Post expiration of Job Application. Go ahead and Click HERE to Insert your job offer in the "Jobs in Santiago City" page.

Natural Resources of Santiago City, Isabela, 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.

Contact:

  • Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
  • +63-2-929-6626
  • osec@denr.gov.ph

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 Santiago City, Isabela, Philippines

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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Santiago City, Isabela, Philippines

Every city 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 Santiago City.

Featured News of The Philippines

  • Moody’s retains stable outlook on Phl
  • Sunday, September 14, 2014 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - Global credit rating firm Moody’s Investor Service has retained its stable outlook on the Philippines amid the bond tapering program initiated by the US Federal Reserve since late last year.
In a report, Moody’s said it has retained its Baa3 credit rating on positive outlook, with a low 29.3 percent vulnerability from external sources, for the Philippines ........................ Full Story»

  • Phl, Indonesia push $12-B two-way trade
  • Saturday, September 13, 2014
MANILA, Philippines - Indonesia and the Philippines are looking to double two-way trade to $12 billion amid opportunities in the seaweed, mining and palm oil industries.
Indonesia’s vice minister of trade Bayu Krisnamurthi said in a press conference yesterday the two countries have potential to double trade from just $5 billion last year given opportunities in different industries ........................ Full Story»

  • 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.
Date: May 14 Location: Pulilan, Bulacan
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.

  • PSL swimmer bags gold in Singapore midget meet
  • Sunday, September 14, 2014 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - Philippine Swimming League (PSL) standout Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh added another feather to her cap by claiming a gold medal in the 20th Singapore Open Invitational Midget Meet on Saturday at the Singapore Sports Aquatic Center.
Mojdeh, a multi-gold medalist in international competitions who trains at The Village Sports Club in Parañaque, submitted the fastest time of 17.86 seconds in the girls’ 8 years 25-meter butterfly, beating 23 participants including tall Chinese and Singaporean swimmers ............................. Full Story»

Your Story about Santiago City, Isabela, Philippines

Tell your story about Santiago City. You can talk about the good things in Santiago City or simply talk about the past. You can talk about the eco-system of Santiago City. What is the local LGU doing about the preservation of your natural resources The topic can start here and once it gets bigger it can have a page of its own in Z-Wiki. It's all up to you.

Santiago City, 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
Your cycling activity can be posted here and it will be posted in all the Provincial, City, Municipal and Barangay pages

Santiago City, Isabela, Philippines Photo Gallery

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