The Mushroom Center in Cauayan

Mushroom Center, Cauayan City, IsabelaThe Mushroom Center is located in Cauayan City in Isabela Province. Cauayan is often referred to as the ‘Mushroom City of the North.” Established in 2007 for the One Town, One Product government program, the Mushroom Center has been successful in developing mushroom products that are fast becoming bestsellers in trade fairs. Their product line includes oyster mushroom spawns, mushroom pickles, burger patties, tempura, dinakdakan, empanada, mushroom sisig, and even mushroom lumpia. These products are all available at the Mushroom Center located at Tagaran in Cauayan. Branded as the Green Ladies’ Harvest, these products are fast becoming bestsellers in trade fairs and provide livelihood to more than a hundred beneficiaries of the OTOP Program in Mushroom City. Continue reading

Guibang Church in Gamu, Isabela

Guibang Church Gamu Isabela Miraculous Lady Visitacion National Highway Carmine Pocco Catholic Location Building History ConstructionThe Guibang Church is located in Gamu, Isabela and houses the Miraculous Lady of the Visitacion, a national shrine. Guibang Church is located along the national highway of Gamu, Isabela and frequently visited by travelers passing along Maharlika Highway. The Guibang Church 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, Continue reading

Cauayan Airport

Cauayan AirportThe Cauayan Airport is located in Cauayan City, Isabela Province. This airport is one of three commercial airports in Isabela, the other being Palanan Airport in the town of Palanan and Maconacon Airport in the town of Maconacon. Between 1999 and 2008, the airport hosted no commercial flights, but in August of 2008, the Cauayan Airport reopened to commercial air traffic. The airport is located in Barangay San Fermin. It is considered a minor commercial domestic airport by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines. Only Cebu Pacific, the main budget air carrier in the country, has flights from Manila to Cauayan Airport. Continue reading

Cauayan City, Isabela

Cauayan ChurchCauayan was an original town of the Province of Cagayan. It was transferred to Nueva Vizcaya when it became a province in 1839. Upon the creation of Isabela as a province by a Royal Decree issued in May 1856, it was reverted as a town of the new province. The town site was first located in a place called Calanusian along the Cagayan River, but after a series of disastrous floods, the town site was transferred to its present location.

Historical structures still visible to this day are the big adobe stone church located at the Poblacion, now called Continue reading