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Barangays of Bangued in the Abra Province within Region XIV-CAR in the Republic of The Philippines
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  • Bangued is in the Abra province and within Region XIV - Cordillera Administrative Region, North/Western Luzon

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List of the 27 Municipalities in the Abra Province within Region XIV-CAR in the Republic of The Philippines
Bangued (capital) || Boliney || Bucay || Bucloc || Daguioman || Danglas || Dolores || La Paz || Lacub || Lagangilang || Lagayan || Langiden || Licuan-Baay || Luba || Malibcong || Manabo || Peñarrubia || Pidigan || Pilar || Sallapadan || San Isidro || San Juan || San Quintin || Tayum || Tineg || Tubo || Villaviciosa
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Abra Province, Philippines

  • Bangued has a total of 31 barangays
  • Registered Voters of Bangued as of (2010) = 25,250
  • Bangued is in the lone Voting District of Abra
  • Population of Bangued (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 46,179
  • Land Area of Bangued (as of 2007, in hectares) = 10,570
  • Bangued is a 1st class Municipality and Partially Urban.
  • Bangued is in the Abra province and within Region XIV - Cordillera Administrative Region, North/Western Luzon

Bangued is the capital municipality of the province of Abra.


Geography of Bangued, Abra, Philippines

  • Bangued Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 10,570

Bangued is a landlocked municipality. It is elongated in shape towards the north and south, and bisected through the center by the large Abra River. It is situated in the western portion of the province with boundaries defined by the Province of Ilocos Norte and the Municipality of Danglas in the north; La Paz, Tayum and Peñarrubia in the east; San Isidro in the south, and Langiden and Pidigan in the west.

Bangued has a total land area of about 112.4 km² accounting for 2.83% of the total area of the province. It is generally mountainous from north to south; however, it is flat and rolling at the midsection. From here it has an elevation of 30 meters above mean sea level. In the north, which consists mostly of mountains, elevation ranges from 60 to 1,036 meters. In the south, which is interspersed with mountain and hills, elevation ranges from 45 to 300 meters. One such hill is Cassamata Hill which was declared a national park.

Bangued is accessible through the Abra-Ilocos Sur National Road from the west, Abra-Kalinga Road from the northeast, and Abra-Ilocos Norte Road from the North. It is 408 km from Manila, 197 km from Baguio City and 60 km from Vigan City. The climate falls under the first type of tropical climate, which is characterized by two pronounced seasons, dry from November to April and wet during the remaining months of the year. Prevailing wind blowing in the area is mostly in the direction from northwest to southeast. However, during summer in the absence of weather disturbance, wind blows from north to south or east to west. (source verbatim from: wikipedia)

Location of Bangued, Abra, Philippines

  • 17.6000° N, 120.6167° E - Bangued, Coordinates
  • Bangued is in the province of Abra
  • The province of Abra is in Region XIV - Cordillera Administrative Region.

It is situated in the western portion of the province with boundaries defined by the Province of Ilocos Norte and the Municipality of Danglas in the north; La Paz, Tayum and Peñarrubia in the east; San Isidro in the south, and Langiden and Pidigan in the west.

History of Bangued, Abra, Philippines

Bangued means "ROADBLOCK". The town of Bangued is bounded on the north by the town of Danglas, on the south by the towns of Pidigan and Peñarrubia, on the east by the towns of La Paz and Tayum and move on the west by the town of Langiden and the province of Ilocos Sur.

Bangued is at present the provincial capital of Abra province. It was established as a regular town in 1598 and was made as the seat of the provincial government of Abra on July 25, 1861, which inauguration was coincided with the Feast Day Saint James the Great.

The early settlers were the Tinguians belonging to the Bago, Itneg, Masadjit, lbanao, Indayas tribes, who latter intermarried with the inunigrating Ilocos Sur.

The Tinguians were opposed to Christianization which was introduced by the Friars who penetrated the eastern settlements. The Tinguian residents prevented the Spaniards from penetrating their area of which they placed roadblocks on all roads leading to the place. They also cut big logs and thrown to the Abra river to prevent the incoming colonizers from entering the area with the use of their boats and bamboo rafts. These logs were made as obstacles and big rocks were placed along the roads which the natives called "BANGEN" meaning obstacles.

When the conquistadores led by Juan de Salcedo decided to penetrate the area, they proceeded eastward and saw for themselves the big logs along the Abra river and the big stones which were place blocking all roads leading to the community. The Salcedo's subaltern happened to meet one of the natives and asked what was the name of the place and thinking that they were inquiring about the big stones that were placed on the roads, he answered "BANGEN" and the subaltern jotted down on his notebook about the word "BANGEN".

The Spaniards were successful in their attempt to penetrate the inner communities in the east by removing the obstacles saying in Spanish "Abra ese obstucus" and it was in that happening when they developed the area and established the towns and barangays. The place where they found many obstacles, they named it "Bangen" and the province they called it "Abra".

When the Americans colonized the country they established the civil form of government and when they formally declared the town Bangen as a regular municipality they named it "BANGUED" a modification of the word Bangen and when the town was made a Provincial Capital of the province of Abra, they retained the name as Bangued up to this day. (source verbatim from:

People of Bangued, Abra, Philippines

  • Population as of May 1, 2010 census: 43,936
  • Bangued Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 Census)= 46,179
  • Bangued Registered Voters per COMELEC as of (2010)= 25,437

Elected Government Officials of Bangued, Abra, 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.

Barangays Elected Officials of Banqued, Abra

Businesses in Bangued, Abra, 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.

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  • UPLiFT stands for Urban Program for Livelihood Finance and Training. - Website
  • DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website

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Possible Businesses
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  • Convenient Stores, Hardware and Supplies, General Stores, Sari-Sari Stores, Internet-Cafes
  • Department Stores and Appliance Stores
  • Supermarket, wet market, Fish Markets
  • Hotels, Motels, Pension Houses, Boarding houses and Resorts
  • Repair Shops: Shoe repair, Cellphone, Bikes (bicycles), motorcycles etc...
  • Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops, and Bakeries (Bakeshops)
  • Salons, Spas, Beauty Shops and Barber Shops
  • Gas Stations, Water Stations, Propane Stations

Real Estate or Properties for Sale in Bangued, Abra, Philippines

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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Bangued, Abra, Philippines

The name of your church, mosque, or place of worship can be listed here. Take a picture of the facade of your church or place of worship and it can be posted here. We can even provide you with a free webpage. You can enter the data (story about your place of worship) here yourself, email the information to or send it via our Facebook account.

Schools in Bangued, Abra, Philippines

School year 2015-2016 starts Monday, June 1, 2015 and ends Friday, April 1, 2016, for public elementary and secondary schools. The SY will consist of 201 school days, inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training (INSET) break. The different school events and activities, including the number of school days per quarter, are contained in Enclosure No. 1. Source: Department of Education

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    • Telephone Number
    • Principal of the school

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Economy of Bangued, Abra, Philippines

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Jobs in Bangued, Abra

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Natural Resources of Bangued, Abra, 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.

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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
  • +63-2-929-6626

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 Bangued, Abra, Philippines

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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Bangued, Abra, Philippines

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Bangued, Abra 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 shown in all the Provincial, City, Municipal and Barangay pages. Your 2015 Cycling Race or Activity can be Posted here.

  • 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>>>

Your Story about Bangued, Abra, Philippines

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The oldest man or woman in Bangued, Abra, Philippines

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Bangued, Abra, Philippines Photo Gallery

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