Nagtipunan Town in Quirino

Nagtipunan Town Quirino Cagayan Valley Bimmapor City Location History Population Map Tourism Destination Festival Town Mayor Economy Government Barangay Plaza People Language Distance Transport Nagtipunan is located in Quirino Province and is home to virgin forests and perfect as an adventure and ecotourism destination. This Cagayan Valley town it is being developed as a gateway to Quezon Province. Also found in Nagtipunan is the famous “Bimmapor,” a rock formation which resembles a sunken ship, of which only the upper decks are protruding from the ground. Nagtipunan is located 54 kilometers from Cabarroguis. Continue reading

The Nagbukel Cave in Quirino

Nagbukel Cave Quirino Cagayan Valley Province Entrance Cavern Dome Mountain Tour Guide Holy Week Visit Length Distance Location Lamplighter Religion Diffun National Highway Kilometer Cabarroguis Info The Nagbukel Cave is located in Quirino Province. The Nagbukel Cave is located within a dome-shaped mountain in the Cagayan Valley frequented by local tourists for picnics during the Holy Week. It is currently being developed by the Lamplighter, a religious sect. Nagbukel Cave is located along the national highway at Diffun, and is four kilometers away from Cabarroguis. Continue reading

Aglipay Town in Quirino

Aglipay Town Quirino Cagayan Valley City Gregorio Priest Independent Church Population Location History Spanish Colonizers Settlement Addalam River Pensal Waterfalls Mabo Falls Resort Jeepney Bus Aglipay Town is located in Quirino Province in the Cagayan Valley. Aglipay Town is a history-laden town that got its name from Fr. Gregorio Aglipay, a priest belonging to the Philippine Independent Church who rebelled against the Spanish colonizers and settled at the banks of the town’s Addalam River. Aglipay is home to the Pensal Waterfalls and the Mabo Falls. Continue reading

Diamond Park in Nueva Ecija

Diamond Park San Jose City Nueva Ecija Cagayan Valley Tayabo Nature Forest Reserve Wildlife Tourism Location Diamond Park, also known as Tayabo Nature Park, is located in San Jose City, Nueva Ecija in the Cagayan Valley. Strategically located at the gateway to the Cagayan Valley, Diamond Park is a favorite haven for picnickers and nature lovers. It features an unspoiled forest and a host of wildlife species. Upon reaching the top of its 100-step stairway, one is awed by a pagoda on a hilltop offering a panoramic view of northern part of Nueva Ecija. The Department of Tourism took part in the restoration and renovation of the forest park. Continue reading

San Pablo Church in Isabela

San Pablo Church Isabela Cagayan Valley Cabagan Viejo Nuevo Diego Torre Salvador Cruz Ambrosio Calingayan BuildingThe San Pablo Church in Isabela was built in 1625 and is said to be the oldest in the province and its bell tower is the tallest in the Cagayan Valley. San Pablo, the oldest town of Isabela was founded by Padre de Sto. Tomas, 210 years before Isabela was made a province. The farthest northern town of Isabela is San Pablo, once the site of the old Cabagan before it was divided into two pueblos in 1647 — Cabagan Viejo and Cabagan Nuevo. Fr. Diego dela Torre (OP) started building the present church in 1709 with the assistance of two local craftsmen: Salvador dela Cruz and Ambrosio Calingayan. In 1888, Cabagan Viejo was renamed as San Pablo. It was the only church in Cagayan Valley to be built with soft stones that has hastened its deterioration. It has been in ruins since it was damaged during World War II and is currently being restored. Continue reading

Calvary Hills in Iguig

Calvary Hills Iguig CagayanCalvary Hills is located within the grounds of the Spanish colonial era church of Iguig, Cagayan. This area is known for its lifesize images of the stations of the cross which is popular with devotees during the Holy Week. Its elevation provides breathtaking views of the valley made fertile by the Cagayan River. The Calvary Hills of Iguig, Cagayan Valley consists of the 11 hectares of rolling hills with life-size concrete statues of the station of the cross and the church of San Antonio de Galicia. This colonial place is popular for the devotees of the Holy Week (Lenten Season), which depicts Jesus Christ suffering. There was also a great view of the Cagayan Valley river, the longest river of the Philippines. Continue reading

Nueva Vizcaya Province

Nueva Vizcaya ProvinceNueva Vizcaya Province lies within the heart of Northern Luzon. It is one of the five provinces of Region 2 known as Cagayan Valley. It is geographically located at the Southernmost part of the Region. The province of Ifugao and Isabela bound it on the north and northeast, on the east and southeast by Quirino and Aurora, respectively, on the south by Nueva Ecija and on the west by Benguet and Pangasinan. The province is actually bounded by three mountain ranges covered with forest and grasslands, namely the Sierra Madre on the east, the Cordillera on the west and the Caraballo on the south. Continue reading

Dupaninan Agta

Cagayan Valley MapCommonly referred to as Negritos, Agtas do belong to the Negrito ethnolinguistic group. There are many Agta tribes, scattered over Regions I to V in the island of Luzon. Most Dupaninan Agtas live in Cagayan Valley, (Region II) in northeast Luzon, from Divilacan Bay in northeastern Isabela Province to Palaui Island, north of Cagayan Province.

Agtas are characteristically short, dark-skinned, kinky-haired, thick-lipped, and small-nosed. Their traditional clothing is tapis (skirt) for women and bahag (breechcloth) for men. Breastfeeding mothers wear uban, a piece of fabric slung from the shoulders. Most men scar their bodies, using various designs that have been passed down to them by their ancestors. Today, most Agtas have abandoned their tribal attire for “civilized” clothes. Continue reading

Agta of Dicamay

Isabela Province MapCommonly referred to as Negritos, Agtas do belong to the Negrito ethnolinguistic group. There are many Agta tribes, scattered over Regions I to V in the island of Luzon.

The Dicamay Agtas became extinct in the 1960s, one of two tribes that ceased to exist in the 20th century. They once resided along the Dicamay River west of the Sierra Madre Mountains, near Jones, southern Isabela (Cagayan Valley).

Agtas are characteristically short, dark-skinned, kinky-haired, thick-lipped, and small-nosed. Their traditional clothing is tapis (skirt) for women and bahag (breechcloth) for men. Continue reading

Agta of Central Cagayan

Cagayan Valley MapCommonly referred to as Negritos, Agtas do belong to the Negrito ethnolinguistic group. There are many Agta tribes, scattered over Regions I to V in the island of Luzon.  Northeastern Luzon, particularly Cagayan and Isabela in Cagayan Valley, are the habitations of the Central Cagayan Agtas.

Agtas are characteristically short, dark-skinned, kinky-haired, thick-lipped, and small-nosed. Their traditional clothing is tapis (skirt) for women and bahag (breechcloth) for men. Breastfeeding mothers wear uban, a piece of fabric slung from the shoulders. Most men scar their bodies, using various designs that have been passed down to them by their ancestors. Today, most Agtas have abandoned their tribal attire for “civilized” clothes. Continue reading