La Union Province, Philippines
List of Municipalities in the La Union province within Region I in the Republic of The Philippines
Agoo || Aringay || Bacnotan || Bagulin || Balaoan || Bangar || Bauang || Burgos || Caba || Luna || Naguilian || Pugo || Rosario || San Gabriel || San Juan || Santo Tomas || Santol || Sudipen || Tubao
Cities in the Province of La Union: San Fernando City (Capital)
Seal of the Province of La Union
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Map of La Union Province in the Island of Luzon
La Union Capitol Building
La Union Province, Philippines
- La Union is a First Class Province
- San Fernando City is the capital city.
- 19 Municipalities, one City, 576 barangays
Location of La Union, Philippines
- The province of La Union is within Region I - Ilocos Region
- In the North western central part of the Island of luzon.
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.
- source verbatim: home.comcast.net/~maesteban/island_groups/luzon/region1/launion/launionprofile.htm
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: http://www.islandsaccommodations.com/places/launion.htm)
- Elected officials of La Union for the term of 2013-2016
- Provincial Governor of La Union: Manuel Campos Ortega - NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION
- Provincial Vice-Governor of La Union: Aureo Augusto Querol Nisce - NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION
- House Representatives of La Union:
- Provincial Board Members:
- Elected officials of La Union for the term of 2010-2013
- Provincial Governor of La Union: Manuel Campos Ortega
- Provincial Vice-Governor of La Union: Aureo Augusto Querol Nisce
- House Representatives of La Union:
- Provincial Board Members:
- Francisco Campos Ortega Jr.
- Jose Maria Campos Ortega
- Joaquin Concepcion Ostrea Jr.
- Reynaldo Miña Mosuela
- Victoria Lucina Aragon
- Henry Boado Balbin
- Rolando Vasadre Rivera
- Robert Bollido Madarang Jr.
- Henry Anden Bacurnay Jr.
- Ruperto Abenoja Rillera Jr.
- Alfredo Pablo Ramos Ortega
- Manuel Victor R. Ortega Jr.
- Kenneth Paolo C. Tereng
- Elected officials of La Union for the term of 2007-2010
- Governor of La Union Province for the term of 2007-2010
- Member(s) of the House of Representatives of La Union Province for the term of 2007-2010
Barangay Elected Officials of La Union Province
Businesses in La Union, Philippines
- Take a picture of your Business in La Union. Upload that picture here in zamboanga.com and that picture can immediately be your business webpage. It is that easy.
- Here is an example of a picture that became the webpage of the business: Aderes Flea Market
- Businesses in La Union
- Auto and Motorcycle dealers
- Banks and Financial Institutions in La Union
- Clinics and Hospitals
- Convenient Stores, Hardware and Supplies
- PEARL & DJ TRADING
- 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
- PHIL-ASIA SALES & SERVICES
- 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 man or woman in La Union, Philippines
Do you know who the oldest man or woman is in your community of La Union? Z-Wiki is starting this inquiry in order to honor the older generation of the Philippines. Please provide the full name, date of birth of the elder and the barangay he/she lives in.
Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in La Union, Philippines
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- 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 2013-2014 starts June 3 and ends March 31, 2014, for public elementary and secondary schools. The school year will have 201 school days, of which 180 days are “nonnegotiable” student-teacher contact time.
The multisectoral Brigada Eskwela to prepare schools for the students’ return will be on May 21-26. Oplan Balik Eskwela will be from May 28 to June 8 while orientation on K to 12 for parents and other stakeholders will be on June 9.
Although private schools may deviate from the Department of Education (DepEd) calendar, they are enjoined not to start before June 3 and later than Aug 31.
School Year 2013-2014 in public elementary and high schools will start on June 3 and end on March 31, 2014 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.
If you have a job available and that job is within the Province of La Union, Philippines, you may post it here.
Remember to be as descriptive as possible and to post your Company name, Contact person, physical address, email address and Phone number..
Post expiration of Job Application. Go ahead and Click to Insert your job offer in the "La Union Philippines, Jobs" page.
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
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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- Landmarks are usually photographed a lot by visitors. Post the La Union landmarks here.
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.
Agoo, La Union
Situated at Agoo, La Union. Houses artifacts, religious icons and other pieces of importance to the Ilokanos.
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.
City of San Fernando
Freedom park at Barangay II in San Fernando City. It really is a stairway to heaven…
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.
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
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
- This table is Sortable by City/Municipality or by ZipCode
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|2500||San Fernando||La Union|
|2505||Santo Tomas||La Union|
|2513||San Gabriel||La Union|
|2514||San Juan||La Union|
- Exports projected to grow 7-8%
- Wednesday, December 4, 2013 12:00 am
- MANILA, Philippines - Total exports are seen to grow by seven to eight percent this year from a year ago, supported by the performance of non-electronic products and services, a trade official said.
- “Exports can grow by seven to eight percent including services (this year),” Trade undersecretary Ponciano Manalo Jr. told reporters on the sidelines of the National Export Congress 2013 yesterday.........Full Story»
- Philippines re-elected to IMO
- Tuesday, December 3, 2013
- THE Philippines once again bagged a seat in the International Maritime Organization (IMO) during its 28th Annual Assembly in London, United Kingdom.
- The IMO is the United Nations’ specialized agency responsible for ensuring maritime safety, security and protection of marine environment while its assembly serves as the executive organ of the agency that is responsible for overseeing the work of the entire organization.........Full Story»
- SEA Games review sought
- Wednesday, December 4, 2013 12:01 am
- PHILIPPINE Olympic Committee president Jose “Peping” Cojuangco will ask for a review of events to be played in the 2015 Southeast Asian Games in Singapore.
- Cojuangco said this before he left for Myanmar yesterday, along with an initial batch of delegates for the 27th SEA Games.
- “I will suggest that we review the objectives of the games and what would be the objective of the countries hosting it. From there, it will come down to the lists of sports events where the hosts would like to win medals and be overall champions,” said Cojuangco...............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
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