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Candon City, Ilocos Sur, Philippines

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Candon City,
Ilocos Sur Province, Philippines


Geography of Candon City, Ilocos Sur, Philippines

Candon City Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 10,328


North = Municipality of Santiago, Banayoyo, Lidlidda and San Emilio

South = Municipality of Sta. Lucia

East = Municipalities of Galimuyod and Saldedo

West = South China Sea

Location of Candon City, Ilocos Sur, Philippines

  • 17.2000° N, 120.4500° E - Candon, Coordinates

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History of Candon City, Ilocos Sur, Philippines

Article from the LGU of Candon City

The municipality was created in 1780 upon the installation of the first civil government under the Cabeza de Barangay, Don Juan P. Madarang by his eminence D. Mariano de Conquera, an Agustinian Friar.

Like other towns, Candon has its own bit of history and foremost among them is the Candon Uprising popularly known as the “IKKIS TI CANDON”, as a response to the institutionalized abuses and oppressions perpetrated by the Spaniards.

The failure of the “Cry of Pugad Lawin” and “Pact of Biak-na-Bato” prompted Don Isabelo Abaya to organize a revolutionary group on preparation for the renewal of hostilities.

However, the premature discovery of the plot forced the revolutionaries to act swiftly and so on that fateful day of March 25, 1898, the revolutionaries declared war, attacked the Spaniards and established a revolutionary government in Candon.

The Spaniards upon learning that the revolutionaries were busy conquering more towns, sent shock troops (CAZADORES) to re-occupy Candon which was left unguarded to the numerically superior and well armed Spanish soldiers. Most of the leaders and participants of the uprising who surrendered and were arrested and were summarily executed.

During the Japanese occupation, the gallant exploit of Candonino V. Gaerlan manifests the bravery and patriotism of the Candonians. In 1942, with a handful followers, he staged an ambuscade and subsequently destroyed the Alambique steel bridge to harass the advancement of the enemies. Several truckloads of Japanese forces and supplies perished along the national highway. In retaliation however, the remnants of the Japanese soldiers razed the town proper in January 1942, which is considered the greatest conflagration that ever happened in the history of Canon. Also, in the Gabaldon School were atrocities committed by the Imperial Forces lasted until November 1944

How Candon Got its Name

Here is a story from the LGU of Candon City

This place came to be called “CANDON” in a fanciful tale through the generations of a big tree, which the natives called “KANDONG” and about which life and beauty of the village centered.

This village, so the legend runs, was ruled by the three local chieftains: ABAY-A, MADALANG and KALINIO. Madalang chose as his abode the shade of this gargantuan tree together with his only daughter, the beautiful Ineng, Abay-a and Kalinio for their part lived with their tribes in caves somewhere in Kadanglaan and Kauplasan respectively.

“I am growing fasot old, Ineng”, Madalang said to his daughter. “One day I wish to see you married before Kabunyan calls me to the great beyond. But my child, I would only want a son-in-law who could defeat me in “Gabbu” (wrestling). What do you say Ineng?” And Ineng could only answer sobbing, “I submit to your wishes, dear father”.

And so one day, after the “Kaniaw” was over, the sound of gongs, cymbals and gangza intermingled and reverberated far and wide. Subsequently, the ruling junta composed of elders issued the announcement regarding the wrestling competition.

It was Abay-a who first took the challenge. At the sound of the cymbal, the protagonist, like a wild beast fought savagely. By some freak stings of fate, Abay-a in his unguarded moment unfortunately stumbled over a root of a Kandong tree and lost his balanace. Madalang savagely took advantage of the situation and mercilessly sent Abay-a reeling to the ground with several broken ribs. That was the end of the bout.

Three weeks passed, and this time, Kalinio who is reputed to possess the same human power took up the challenge. Just then, a crow going for its mate carelessly flew overhead as if to augur the impending disaster that would follow. Moments later, the fight began and both protagonist stood their grounds and each manifested signs of being victorious.

Madalang who is reputed to as the most super human among the strongest, tried his old ruse to send Kalinio off balance but was outwitted by his elusive foe. And fate didn’t destine Madalang to defeat Kalinio, so Ineng was married to victorious Kalinio. Just as the celebration is going on the Spanish conquistadors, who were on their way to colonize Northern Luzon, passed by and attacked the merrymakers. Some offered futile resistance, others fled in confusion and fear and those who were taken by surprise and yielded to the onslaught of the invading forces.

Subsequently, the friars assigned in this village ordered the cutting of the Kandong Tree and its place was planted the first cross of evangelization. The timbers taken from the tree was used in the construction of the first Roman Catholic Church in the 6th century.

Beliefs and traditions have it when the colonizers set foot upon this place and inquired as to its name, the natives answered, “KANDONG”, referred to the tree. Since that time on, the place came to be called CANDON.

People of Candon City, Ilocos Sur, Philippines

  • Candon City Population (as of 2010 Census) = 57,884
  • Candon City Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 Census) = 56,270

  • Candon City Registered Voters (2010 COMELEC) = 31,748
  • Candon City Registered Voters (2009 COMELEC) = 30,960

Elected Government Officials of Candon City, Ilocos Sur, 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 Candon City for the term of 2013-2016
  • Mayor of Candon City: SINGSON, ERICSON - LIBERAL PARTY
  • Vice-Mayor of Candon City: Alfonso Dario Singson - LIBERAL PARTY
  • Councilors of Candon City:
  4. VALDEZ, ARIS (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 12975 10.56%
  8. ACAL, AILEEN (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 10994 8.94%

Elected officials of Candon City for the term of 2010-2013

Barangay Elected Officials of Candon City, Ilocos Sur

Barangay Elected Officials of Candon City, Ilocos Sur for the term of 2010-2013

Businesses in Candon City, Ilocos Sur, Philippines

How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood

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Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Candon City, Ilocos Sur, Philippines

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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Candon City, Ilocos Sur, Philippines

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Schools in Candon City, Ilocos Sur, 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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Economy of Candon City, Ilocos Sur, Philippines

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Jobs in Candon City

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Natural Resources of Candon City, Ilocos Sur, Philippines

AGRICULTURAL CROPS = acacia, mahogany and various fruit tree plantations, tobacco, rice, corn, cotton, string beans, onions, and coconut.

FISHERIES = Bangus and Tilapia fish nurseries and commercial ponds in the eastern coastal shores.

FORESTRY = The City of Candon has no Public Forests that it can cultivate or conserve, however, Candon City has a communal forest located in the neighboring town of San Emilio consisting of more or less 800 hectares.

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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.
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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 Candon City, Ilocos Sur, Philippines

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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Candon City, Ilocos Sur, Philippines

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TOKYO: The Philippine Swimming League (PSL) will be gunning for eight gold medals in the 2016 Tokyo Winter Swimming Championship beginning on Sunday at the St. Mary’s International School swimming pool here in Japan.
PSL President Susan Papa named Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh of Immaculate Heart of Mary College-Parañaque (girls’ 9), Marc Bryan Dula of Weisenheimer Academy (boys’ 8) and Joey Del Rosario of De La Salle-Zobel (boys’ 8) as the brightest hopes to deliver gold medals in their respective age bands ................................ Full Story»

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Candon City, Ilocos Sur, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling

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