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Iriga City,
Camarines Sur, Philippines

  • Iriga City has a total of 36 barangays
  • Registered Voters of Iriga City as of (2010) = 51,344
  • Population of Iriga City (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 97,983
  • Land Area of Iriga City (as of 2007, in hectares) = 13,735 (78% is agricultural, 16% built-up and 6% forest area.
  • Iriga City is a 4th class Component city and partially Urban.
  • Iriga City is in the Camarines Sur province and within Region_V in the southern island of Luzon - Bicol Region

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Location of Iriga City, Province of Camarines Sur, Philippines

  • 13.4167° N, 123.4167° E - Iriga, Coordinates

Location : 478 kilometers south of Manila , Iriga is strategically located in the Bicol region, situated as it is between Naga in the North and Legazpi in the south.

History of Iriga City, Province of Camarines Sur, Philippines

The official seal of the city tells the story about Iriga.

HISTORY:

The history of Iriga – from its small beginning as a barrio or “ visita” of its mother town of Nabua to the present – is depicted in the lower portion of the seal . Nabua is symbolized by the “BUA” (meaning coconut bud, from which the town derives its name) which is shown exposed in the half-open coconut at the right hand side of the bottom of the seal. Bua (Na-bua) was a flourishing native settlement when the Spaniards arrived there. This is depicted by the full-grown coconut tree. The two smaller trees stands for Bato and Iriga, then the small dependencies of Nabua. The coconut has been chosen to symbolize the three towns because it is the basic agricultural product of the localities.

The town of Bua was located in low, marshy terrain and was easily flooded during the rainy season. The Bua townsfolk, therefore referred to the highland settlement close to Sumagang mountain (now simply known as Mt. Iriga or Mt. Asog ) as “I-RAGA” (from the Bua dialect meaning “ where there is land”- the prefix ”I” meaning possession and is roughly equivalent to the English phrase “there is ” or “it has”). “Raga” in the dialect means ”land” or “soil ”hence, “ I-RAGA” has been explained by historians as “ where soil obtainable for filling Bua’s marshland”. Some historians interpret the phrase “ where the land is plentiful and the settlers are big land-owners”.

As evangelization by the Franciscan friars progressed, population spread out and the barrio established by the settlers at the foot of the Sumagang mountain developed in size and health. This barrio called “Iriga” by the Spaniards. The term is a corruption of the native “I-raga”.

The progress of the present City of Iriga is symbolized by the towering granite obelisk in the center of the inscription. The obelisk, a monument to the hardworking settlers of I-raga, stands on the man-made stone foundation bearing the year 1578, the year when the settlement was established as a barrio of Nabua. Over this stone foundation, the people built a town which the Spanish authorities recognized as such in 1683. This year (1683) in effect, marks the second milestone in the history of the city. For nearly three centuries thereafter, the town grew in area as well as in wealth and density of population. 1968, marks the third significant milestone in its history: The President of the Philippines(Ferdinand E. Marcos), on July 8, 1968, signed into law the City Charter (RA No. 5261) which granted Iriga its independence from the province of Camarines Sur. The historic event marks the culmination of the town people’s long struggle for recognition. This is symbolized by the towering obelisk which rises from the bottom to the top of the center of the seal with the year 1968 crowning its top.

2. GEOGRAPHY:

The background of the basic design of the seal is the Sumagang mountain (or Mt. Iriga) at the foot of which the city is located. Mt. Iriga has always been and will always be the most dominant landmark of the city.

The characteristic feature of the mountain and hills which dot the city is depicted on the right hand side of the bottom of the seal. The hills appear eroded or eaten away to show that it was from these highlands that Nabua, at first, and the whole region later, obtained soil for filling the lowlands. In fact, much of the soil used by the railroad company (PNR) for building its tracks when it extended its line to Albay came from these hills. The lowlands on which the mother town of Nabua is located is also shown on the left hand side of the seal.

3. COLOR AND OTHER SYMBOLS:

On right hand side of the obelisk, at the upper portion of the seal, are thirty-five stars which stand for the original thirty-five barrios which compose the town of Iriga at the time of its erection into a city. The blue field on which the stars are shown stands for hope for a greater and more prosperous city which the people of Iriga have.

At the left hand side are four crosses which stand for the four parishes into which the barrios are grouped together in the church’s ecclesiastical administration of the town. The red field where the four crosses are shown stands for the blood and the sacrifices of Iriga’s forebears who sacrificed their lives under the yoke of foreign colonization and oppression.

Finally, a scroll which encircles the seal, dividing it into upper and lower halves, bears the inscription: I-RAGA SA SUMAGANG”. This was how the settlers of Nabua referred to the present site of the city and means “there is land in Sumagang”. The inscription is intended to perpetuate for generations to come the vocables "I-RAGA”, the original name of Iriga, and “Sumagang”, (meaning “sunrise”) the native name of its mountains. The gold of the scroll stands for the spiritual and material wealth of the people of Iriga.

4. SHIELD OF THE ESCUTCHEON:

The shield of the escutcheon is Malayan in contour. It is a departure from the Western shields usually adopted by other Philippine cities. This is to show and to remind the people of Iriga of our autochthonous Malayan racial stock and cultural background.

Article by: Dr. Domingo Abella, 1968

People of Iriga City, Province of Camarines Sur, Philippines

  • Population of Iriga City (as of Aug 1, 2007 census) = 97,983
  • Registered Voters of Iriga City per COMELEC (2010)= 51,948

Elected Government Officials of Iriga City, Camarines 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 Government officials of Iriga City for the term of 2013-2016
  • Mayor of Iriga City: ALFELOR, GANGGANG (LP) LIBERAL PARTY
  • Vice-Mayor of Iriga City: AMPONGAN, OMAR ERASMO (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION
  • Councilors of Iriga City:
    1. AUDAL, SANTOS JR. (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 21560 7.68%
    2. TINO, FATIMA (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 17586 6.26%
    3. MAGISTRADO, SONNY (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 17330 6.17%
    4. BERIÑA, FREDDIE BOY (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 16614 5.92%
    5. OLIVA, DANTE (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 15923 5.67%
    6. ABONITE, JESSIE (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 15838 5.64%
    7. GRIMALDO, JOSE (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 15013 5.35%
    8. IGNAO, MANVIR (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 14978 5.34%
    9. ALFELOR, KING (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 14903 5.31%
    10. EPRES, BEN (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 12915 4.60%

Elected Government officials of Iriga City for the term of 2010-2013

Elected Officers for the term of 2007 - 2010

Barangay Elected Officials of Iriga City, Camarines Sur for the term of 2010-2013

Businesses in Iriga City, Camarines Sur, 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.

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

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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 for Sale in Iriga City, Camarines Sur, Philippines

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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Iriga City, Camarines Sur, Philippines

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Schools in Iriga City, Camarines Sur, Philippines

School year 2014-2015 starts June 2, 2014 and ends March 27, 2015, for public elementary and secondary schools. The school year will have 201 school days, of which 180 days are “nonnegotiable” student-teacher contact time.


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  • Name of School. Private or Public. It can be an elementary school, high school, college.
    • Address of your school
    • Telephone Number
    • Principal of the school

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Economy of Iriga City, Camarines Sur, Philippines

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Jobs in Iriga City

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Natural Resources of Iriga City, Camarines Sur, 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. We have too many black outs.

Tourists Attractions of Iriga City, Camarines Sur, Philippines

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Mt. Iriga

Rising some 4,823 feet above sea level (1,196 meters), Mt. Iriga is a challenging climb and offers a panoramic view of the entire Bicol River basin area. A crater and gully was formed during the mountain's last recorded eruption on January 4, 1614. The crater drops to some 500 feet deep from the summit. It's cold surrounding makes it a fitting habitat for wild berries and a local specie of pine called agoho, which abundantly grow in the area. Regular mountain climbing activities are held yearly with participants coming from Iriga City, its neighboring towns and from as many parts of the country. It is the home of different endemic species, especially "Rafflesia Irigaense', one of the smallest species of Rafflesia, famous for it's smell and size.

article from the city government of Iriga.

Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Iriga City, Camarines Sur, Philippines

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Iriga City, Camarines Sur, 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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  • Carabao Festival
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Farmers pay tribute to their patron saints; a procession of carabao carts bearing a myriad local produce is held; prizes are awarded to the strongest and most beautifully decorated carabaos.
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Hundreds of festively adorned carabaos are paraded by their farmer-owners on the street leading to the church; there the carabaos are made to kneel down as a homage to San Isidro de Labrado, the patron saint of farmers.

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Your Story about Iriga City, Camarines Sur, Philippines

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