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List of Municipalities in the La Union province within Region I in the Republic of The Philippines
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La Union Province, Philippines


Location of La Union, Philippines

La Union is a province of the Philippines located in the Ilocos Region in Luzon. Its capital is San Fernando City and borders Ilocos Sur to the north,Benguet to the east, and Pangasinan to the south. To the west of La Union is the South China Sea.

History of La Union, Philippines

The province of La Union was formed in 1850 when the Spanish colonial government of Governor-General Antonio Maria Blanco merged the southern towns of Ilocos Sur, the northern towns of Pangasinan, and the western towns of Benguet to the east.

Source: PIA

The natives of what is now La Union were already trading with the Japanese Spaniards came to the Philippines; the area of Agoo was then known as "Puerto de japon." Captain Juan de Salcedo explored the region in 1572, followed by Augustinian missionaries who founded the towns of Balaoan, Bauang, and Agoo in the late decades of the 16th century.

The province was created on March 2, 1850 out of towns then belonging to Ilocos Sur and Pangasinan. Luciano Almeda headed the provincial government for a time during the Philippine Revolution while General Manuel Tinio occupied San Fernando in May 1898.

After the battle in Aringay River on November 19, 1899, the American troops took control of the province. A civil government was established in La Union in 1901. A year later, La Union ceded narrow strip of land to Amburayan which later became a sub-province of the old Mountain Province.

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People of La Union, Philippines

  • Over ninety percent of the population of La Union is Ilocano and is overwhelmingly Roman Catholic.
  • Registered Voters (2010): 361,498
  • Population (as of Aug 1, 2007): 720,972

The majority of the population are Ilocanos. Some Pangasinenses are found in the southern part of the province, while a substantial group of Chinese Filipinos are in San Fernando, the commercial center. Ilocano is the predominant language of the people.

Throughout the entire 152 year-history of La Union, several sons and daughters have contributed to the evolving national history. Some of these names have a familiar ring to us today: Diego Silang, patriot and hero; Camilo Oasis, senator and educator; Francisco Ortega, Speaker pro-tempore; Alejo Mabanag, senator; Mariano Madriaga and Enrique Sobrepeña, religious leaders; Manuel Arguilla, author; Angel Anden, journalist and academician; Nicolas Zafra, historian and educator; Laureana Novicio - Luna, mother of the illustrious Luna brothers; Magnolia Antonino, senator and businesswoman, Manuel Cases, parliamentarian; Epifanio Castillejos, bureaucraft;, Joaquin Ortega, lawyer and assemblyman; Jose Aspiras, congressman and ex-secretary of tourism; Juvenal Guerrero, ex-justice of the Supreme Court; Victor F. Ortega, congressman and constitutional convention delegate and now governor; Fortunato Abat, soldier diplomat; Arteimio Tadiar, an officer and a gentlemen; Sixto Domondon, jurist; Melchor P Aquino, noted ambassador and columnist, Justo O. Orros, Jr. Ambassador to Mexico.

These are just few of those who have contributed unselfishly through their individual skills, talents and leadership, towards La Union's development and that of the nation. For indeed, La Union's richest resources are its people. It is through them that the province contributed to the unity, progress and prosperity of the nation. (source of article verbatim from:

Elected Government Officials of La Union, Philippines

Elected officials of La Union for the term of 2013-2016
  1. Ortega, Francisco Jr. Campos
  2. Orros, Jonathan Justo Abrogar
  3. Ostrea, Joaquin Jr. Concepcion
  4. Mosuela, Reynaldo Mi
  5. Aragon, Victoria Lucina
  • Second District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members)':
  1. Bacurnay, Nancy Corazon Macusi
  2. Madarang, Robert Jr. Bollido
  3. Rivera, Christian Ibay
  4. Rillera, Ruperto Jr. Abenoja
  5. Flores, Bellarmin Ii Ancheta

Elected officials of La Union for the term of 2010-2013

Elected officials of La Union for the term of 2007-2010

Barangay Elected Officials of La Union Province

Businesses in La Union, 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

Take a picture of your Business (from a Sari-Sari Store to a Mega Mall). Upload that picture here in and that picture can immediately be your business webpage. It is that easy. Here are two examples of how a picture becomes the webpage of the business: Twins Fried Chicken Restaurant and ABC Shopping Center

  • Give your business a good description. Add your address and contact number if available.
Businesses in La Union
  • Auto and Motorcycle dealers
  • Banks and Financial Institutions in La Union
  • Clinics and Hospitals
  • Convenient Stores, Hardware and Supplies
Fire Extinguishers Manufacturer and Re-filler
19 F. Ortega Highway, Barangay Camansi, City of San Fernando, La Union 2500
Tel# 072-607-1726
  • Department Stores, Appliance Stores, Supply Stores
Importer, Distributor, Wholesaler
288 P. Burgos St., Barangay Tanqui, City of San Fernando, La Union 2500
  • Hotels, Motels, Pension Houses and Boarding
  • Pharmacies or Drug Stores
  • Repair Shops, Computer Shops, Bicycle Shops
  • Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops and Resorts in La Union
  • Salons and Barber Shops
  • Supermarket, wet market

Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in La Union, Philippines

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The oldest living man or woman in La Union, Philippines

Do you know who the oldest living man or woman is in La Union? is starting this inquiry in order to honor the older generation of the Philippines. Please provide the full name and date of birth of the elder living in La Union. We will then post your entry in the Oldest Living Man or Woman in the Philippines page.

Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in La Union, 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 here yourself or email the information to

  • List the Mosques or Masjid in La Union here.
  • List the Catholic churches and chapels in La Union here.
  • List the Methodist churches in La Union here.
  • List the Iglesia Ni Cristo churches in La Union here.
  • List the Seventh-day Adventist churches in La Union here.
  • List the Church of Jesus Christ Latter day Saints (Mormons) churches in La Union here.
  • List the Presbyterian churches in La Union here.
  • List the Baptist churches in La Union here.

Schools in La Union, 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

The name of your school in La Union can be listed here. You can list it like this:

  • 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 La Union, Philippines

  • If you have an article that talks about the improvement of the economy of La Union you can post that article here. If you come across any news item that talks about the economy of La Union, you may post it here. Of course you have to reference the writer of the article. Any improvement to transportation, power and service usually improves the economy of the community, so go ahead and report that too.

Jobs in La Union Philippines

If you have a job available and that job is within the Province of La Union, Philippines, you may post it here.
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Natural Resources of La Union, 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.


  • 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 La Union, Philippines

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Shrine of Our Lady of Charity
Agoo, La Union
The Agoo Basilica enshrines the miraculuos image of the Lady of Charity. This imposing structure of Mexican Baroque architecture is the venture of Semana Santa Celebration.

Agoo-Damortis National Seashore
Agoo, La Union
Declared as a National Park, the beach stretches from Santa Rita, Agoo upto Damortis, Rosario, is proposed for development as the tourist destination in La Union.

Museo Iloko
Agoo, La Union
Situated at Agoo, La Union. Houses artifacts, religious icons and other pieces of importance to the Ilokanos.

Bauang Beach
Bauang, La Union
Lined along the fine grayish sand of Bauang Beach are establishments that provice accomodations and other amenities from Bacuit to Pagdalagan. The Beach stretches several kilometersof the City of San Fernando.

San Francisco - Canaoay - Pagudpud Beach
City of San Fernando
Tourist related establishments dot the stretch of the Beach of San Fernando.

La Union Botanical Garden
City of San Fernando, La Union
Different species of flowers and landscaped gardens. Located at Cadaclan, City of San Fernando.

Heroes Hill
City of San Fernando
Freedom park at Barangay II in San Fernando City. It really is a stairway to heaven…

Macho Temple
City of San Fernando
This Chinese Temple believed to be the only one built with five gates promontory north of the city of San Fernando and overlooks the San Fernando Bay. The temple enshrines the image of the Virgin of Casaysay, the patroness of the Filipino Chinese residents.

Marcos Park
Pugo, La Union
Compromising of 300 hectares of land, a part of which is located in Palina Pugo, soon to be rehabilitated and further developed into a mountain resort complex in Marcos Highway.

Pindangan Ruins City of San Fernando It could be found at Barangay San Vicente, San Fernando City. Historical Beauty of the past.

Shrine of Lady Namacpacan
Luna. La Union
The century old church of St. Catherine, houses the miraculuos image of Our Lady of Namacpacan. The shrine is located at the town proper of Luna.

San Juan Beach
San Juan, La Union
Approximately 8 kilometers north of the City of San Fernando, the beach stretches from Urbiztondo to Ili norte and is dotted with tourism-related establishments. The surf in the beach is ideal for amateur surfing during the months of November to February.

Tomb of the Unknown soldier
City San Fernando, La Union
Built as a tribute to the heroism of the soldiers who fought during the WWII. It stands at the junction leading Poro Point and the City of San Fernando.

Moro Watch Tower
Luna, Balaoan, San Juan, San Fernando and Bauang
Built during the Spanish period, watchtower dot eh beaches of Luna, San Juan, Balaoan, San Fernando and Bauang

Welcome Arc
Rosario, La Union
Gateway to Ilocandia, Baguio City and Pangasinan

Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of La Union, Philippines

Every city or municipality has some sort of a festival or tradition that is celebrated every year. In the Philippines almost all barangays that are predominantly populated by Christians celebrate fiesta. Tell us about the festivals, fiestas and traditions of La Union.

La Union Zip Codes

Source: Philippine Postal Corporation
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2500 San Fernando La Union
2501 Bauang La Union
2502 Caba La Union
2503 Aringay La Union
2504 Agoo La Union
2505 Santo Tomas La Union
2506 Rosario La Union
2507 Damortis La Union
2508 Pugo La Union
2509 Tubao La Union
2510 Burgos La Union
2511 Naguilian La Union
2512 Bagulin La Union
2513 San Gabriel La Union
2514 San Juan La Union
2515 Bacnotan La Union
2516 Santol La Union
2517 Balaoan La Union
2518 Luna La Union
2519 Bangar La Union
2520 Sudipen La Union

Philippine News

  • Index climbs ahead of BSP meeting
  • Friday, February 12, 2016 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines – Share prices climbed yesterday ahead of the rate setting meeting of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), analysts said.
The main composite index rose 25.95 points to settle at 6,663.43 points, while the All Shares index gained 21.51 points to close at 3,846.72 ........ Full Story»

  • Philippines’ Foreign Direct Investment Rises in November
  • Wednesday, February 10, 2016
MANILA—Foreign direct investment in the Philippines showed a net inflow of $464 million in November, a 16.4% increase from a year earlier, the central bank said Wednesday.
The central bank attributed the higher figure to strong investor confidence due to the country’s sound economic fundamentals. The bank said a 27% increase, to $187 million, of foreign-companies investment in debt securities issued by their local units was the main contributor to foreign direct investment expansion in November ........ Full Story»

  • Young Ateneo karter shows potential in national karting series
  • Friday, February 12, 2016 10:35 am
MANILA, Philippines -- Fast-rising Karter Maverick Corpus showed a lot of promise when he finished a strong second runner-up in his first ever race at the 2015 Petron Blaze 100 ROK Karting Series.
Corpus pushed Austrian Constantin Reisch to the limit as they went off to a virtual drag race to the finish line that kept the crowd on its feet in the final three laps of the last leg of the national karting series last January 24 at the Carmona Race Track ................................ Full Story»

La Union, 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.
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>>>

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