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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 | Delfin Albano | Dinapigue | Divilacan | Echague | Gamu | Jones | Luna | Maconacon | 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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Federalism in the Philippines is simply a ploy to give the Bangsamoro an Islamic State. Bangsamoro is POISON. Religion must never rule supreme over any region, province, city, municipality or barangay. All religions must be treated equally.
The Philippine government must STOP FINANCING Islam.

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To have an Islamic State in a Non-Islamic federal form of government invites CHAOS and or possibly later secession from the country. India, USA, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina are some of the countries with the federal form of government. Issues with Islam exist but so far not one of them has a Muslim state. Because they know that it will only lead to chaos. Yet the Philippines tempts this Bangsamoro State idea. Learn from the mistake of Russia. They did this, and is now miserably paying the price. Religion and Government must be kept separate. Doesn't the Philippine legislature understand this? Or possibly the legislature of the Philippines was "bought and paid for" by the Muslim advocates and the Political Dynasty advocates?

Soldiers of the Philippines, you are at war with the Islamic Terrorists in Mindanao. These terrorists are MOROS or MUSLIMS.


The government of the Philippines is financing these Moros/Muslims, and here you are being shot at and killed by these Moros who are financed by the Philippine government.
Federalism in the Philippines is pushed and supported by four types of People.
✅ The first one is by the Muslims (Moros) because they want an Islamic state of their own. Federalism guarantees them an Islamic State.
✅ The second is by the greedy (Kanya-Kanya) mentality who are also the proponents of political dynasties.
✅ The third are the ignorant, the blind followers or the minions of the proponents of this type of federalism in the Philippines.
✅ The fourth are those who are paid to say yes. They are just chasing MONEY. They will do anything for MONEY.

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Moringa (Malungay) leaves compared to common foods
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Vitamin C 220 mg Oranges: 30 mg
Calcium 440 mg Cow's milk: 120 mg
Potassium 259 mg Bananas: 88 mg
Protein 6.7 gm Cow's milk: 3.2 gm
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Isabela Province, Philippines
Ilagan, Isabela, Philippines is the capital municipality of 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

  • 16.6667° N, 122.3500° E - Isabela, Coordinates

Isabela is located within Region II in the north-eastern part of the island of luzon.

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 “Her Royal Highness Queen Isabela II” 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 province’s economy, however remained particularly agricultural with rice replacing corn and tobacco as the dominant crop. World War II stagnated the province’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 May 1, 2010): 1,489,645
  • Population (as of Aug 1, 2007): 1,401,495
  • Population (as of 2015) = 1,593,566

Elected Government Officials of Isabela, Philippines

Elected officials of Isabela Province for the term of 2016-2019
  • Provincial Governor of Isabela: Faustino "Bojie" De Guzman Dy III
  • Provincial Vice-Governor of Isabela: Antonio "Tonypet" Taguinod Albano
  • House Representatives of Isabela:
    • 1st District: Rodolfo Albano III
    • 2nd District: Ana Cristina Go
    • 3rd District: Napoleon Dy
    • 4th District: Ma.lourdes Aggabao
  • First District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  1. Ric-justice Angobung
  2. Kiryll Bello
  3. Rolando Tugade
  • Second District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  1. Faustino Dy
  2. Ed Christopher Go
  3. Renen Paraguison
  • Third District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  1. Karen Abuan
  2. Randolph Joseph Arreola
  3. Manuel Alejandro
  • Fourth District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  1. Abegail Sable
  2. Alfredo Alili


Elected officials of Isabela Province for the term of 2013-2016
  1. Angobung, Ric Justice Estrada
  2. Bello, Kiryll Santos
  3. Tugade, Rolando Legaspi
  • Second District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  1. Dy, Faustino Iv Uytiepo
  2. Go, Ed Christopher Siquian
  • Third District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  1. Abuan, Karen Galapia
  2. Alejandro, Manuel Alejandro
  3. Arreola, Randolph Joseph Payang
  • Fourth District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  1. Alili, Alfredo Victoriano
  2. Sable, Abegail Vendiola

Elected officials of Isabela Province for the term of 2010-2013

Elected officials of Isabela Province for the term of 2007-2010

Barangay Elected Officials of Isabela Province for the term of 2010-2013

Businesses in Isabela, Philippines

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

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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

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School year 2017-2018 starts Monday, June 5, 2017 and ends Friday, April 6, 2018, for public elementary and secondary schools. The School Year shall consist of 204 school days inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training and the four days for the Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTC) conducted every quarter. However, learners are expected to be in school for a total of 195 class days.

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PUBLIC NOTICE: Why pretend that the National language of the Philippines is Tagalog? It should be English. To be a Teacher, doctor, lawyer, engineer, architect, nurse, computer technician; what books do you learn from? English books of course. All your tests are in English. The constitution of the Philippines is written in English. All the laws and new laws introduced by congress are in English. For that matter, you can't be a teacher in a school system unless you know English. The "Licensure Exam for Teachers" is in ENGLISH! Who are these people forcing Tagalog down our throats? Tagalog is simply one of the many dialects of the Philippines. Keep your dialects but learn and be proficient in ENGLISH.


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.

Jobs in Isabela Philippines

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Natural Resources of 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 and thermal energy conversion. We have too many black outs.

Tourists Attractions of Isabela, Philippines

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  1. 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
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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

In the Philippines a fiesta is usually celebrated in barrios or barangays. It is the official holiday of the LGU, the barangay. Filipinos love fiestas. It is a time for joy and celebration. A fiesta is of Spanish origin and is usually commemorated in association with a christian patron saint. Most barangays whose population have been clustered by Muslims(Moros) and their population is more than that of the Christians, the celebration of the fiesta have been cancelled and replaced with the Hari Raya or Eid al-Fitr.

The cities or municipalities usually have yearly festivals where all the barangays participate. The cities or municipalities hold contests for the best floats in parades.


May 11 - ISABELA DAY (Bambanti Festival) March 30 - Gawagaway-an Festival (Cauayan)

Philippine News

  • Philippine dollar reserves rise in November aided by strong peso
  • Saturday, December 8, 2018
The country’s dollar reserves rose slightly in November as the relative strength of the peso in the weeks following the central bank’s aggressive string of rate hikes pushed many dollar holders to liquidate their positions.
Preliminary data from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) showed the country’s gross international reserves rose to $75.49 billion as of end-November 2018 ........... Full Story»

  • Foreign investment pledges rise 6.5% to P45.9 billion in Q3
  • Friday, December 7, 2018 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines — Foreign investment pledges approved by the country’s investment promotion agencies rose 6.5 percent in the third quarter, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported yesterday.
Commitments approved in the third quarter went up to P45.9 billion from P43 billion in the same period last year ........... Full Story»

  • PH in historic World Cup qualifier victory
  • Saturday, December 8, 2018 2:00 am
The Philippines has won the T20 Cricket World Cup qualifier after comfortably beating Indonesia, 138-110, in the final match of the week-long, four-nation tournament.
Earlier in the day, South Korea beat second-placed Japan to put the Philippines in an unbeatable position heading into its last game against Indonesia ............................... Full Story»

Isabela Zip Codes

Source: Philippine Postal Corporation
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3300 Ilagan Isabela
3301 Gamu Isabela
3302 Naguilian Isabela
3303 Reina Mercedes Isabela
3304 Luna Isabela
3305 Cauayan Isabela
3306 Alicia Isabela
3307 Angadanan Isabela
3308 San Guillermo Isabela
3309 Echague Isabela
3310 San Isidro Isabela
3311 Santiago Isabela
3312 Cordon Isabela
3313 Jones Isabela
3314 San Agustin Isabela
3315 Cabatuan Isabela
3316 Aurora Isabela
3317 San Miguel (Callang) Isabela
3318 San Mateo Isabela
3319 Ramon Isabela
3320 Roxas Isabela
3321 Quirino Isabela
3322 Burgos Isabela
3323 Mallig Isabela
3324 Quezon Isabela
3325 Tumauini Isabela
3326 Delfin Albano Isabela
3327 Santo Tomas Isabela
3328 Cabagan Isabela
3329 San Pablo Isabela
3330 Santa Maria Isabela
3331 Benito Soliven Isabela
3332 San Mariano Isabela
3333 Maconacon Isabela
3334 Palanan Isabela
3335 Divilacan Isabela
3336 Dinapigui Isabela

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.
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  • ILOILO CITY, April 27-May 2, 2015 (PNA) – Some 5,000 bikers are expected to join the second Iloilo Bike Festival slated April 27-May 2, 2015 as the city continues to aspire to become a bike-able walkable metropolis. The activity that supported by the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU) and Megaworld Iloilo aims to promote Iloilo as a safe and bike friendly city, promote the share-a-road movement encourage Ilonggos to commute via biking and raise Ilonggos awareness on the benefits of biking on health, safety and environment concerns. Read More....
  • CYCLING Le Tour de Filipinas 2015 set as country celebrates 60 years of top-caliber cycling Feb 1 to Feb 4 2015 - View the result of the race: A four stage race. Stage 1 starts in Balanga and back to Balanga for a 126K race Feb 1, 2015 (Sunday); stage 2 starts in Balanga, Bataan to Iba, Zambales for a 154.7 K race Feb 2, 2015 (Monday); stage 3 starts in Iba, Zambales to Lingayen, Pangasinan for a 150.1K race Feb 3, 2015 (Tuesday); stage 4 starts in Lingayen, Pangasinan to Baguio City, Benguet for a 101.7K race Feb 4, 2015 (Wednesday). For a total distance of 532.5 Kms. Read More >>>
  • Ronda Pilipinas: Feb 8 - 27 2015:>> Discovering young riders for the national team will be the main objective of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2015 when the country’s premiere cycling race hits the road on Feb. 8 in Butuan City. Ronda Pilipinas executive project director Moe Chulani said the international multistage bikathon, which ends on Feb. 27, will have two qualifying legs of four stages each in Mindanao and the Visayas where the top riders will advance to face a tough foreign challenge in the six-stage Luzon finale. Read More>>>

The oldest living man or woman in Isabela, Philippines

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