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==History of Agoo, La Union, Philippines==
==History of Agoo, La Union, Philippines==
The beginning of Agoo
Agoo was founded in 1578 by Franciscan missionaries and was the first town in the province of La Union.
 
As to its name “Agoo” was derived from “aroo tree” that used to abound along the banks of a small river that traversed the town. Some referred to as “arojo” but finally the town got its name as it has been referred to ever since.
 
Another connotation of the name Agoo is legendary and probably just a Folktale. As the tale goes, a certain son named AGO wen with his father to the forest to cut woods. At noontime the father called his son Ago to join him for lunch; the son upon hearing his name being called answered “O”.
 
It so happened that passers-by heard the resounding sound AGO-O and thinking that the place they just passed was called AGO-O, they related their experience to their companions and hence the name of the place was called AGOO.
 
It is believed that the first people inhabiting Agoo were the Negritos (Pugot-black) some kind of aborigines who came from the mainland Asia. The settlers probably came from the northern coast of Java and they were called Pangasinenses.
 
According to Miguel de Loarca’s “Relacion de las Islas Pilipinas (1582) – “The beliefs of the early inhabitants of Agoo, as a part of Pangasinan were based on spirits and hierarchy of deities… and their clothing was similar to those used by other inhabitants.
 
Centuries later, Chinese merchants carried their goods in boats and established trade relations with the inhabitants of Agoo even before the time of Christopher Columbus.
 
Agoo had trade relations first with the Chinese and later with the Japanese on bartering basis. Due to this trade relation, the Japanese later established in Agoo their first settlement in the country, probably about the second quarter of the 15th century.
 
The Japanese chose Agoo as their trading center because it must have been an ideal and safe anchorage and shelter for vessels from the open sea. Agoo then became the harbor along with Sual (Pangasinan) for foreign vessels coming from Lingayen Gulf.
 
No wonder that Agoo received the connotation of “EL PUERTO DE JAPON”, as Miguel de Loarca referred to it later. At that time, Agoo which was then located at the inner estuary of the Lingayen Gulf, was a flourishing entry point of Japanese trade.
 
Agoo was surprisingly declared as a town in 1578, the first in the province of La Union. “Surprisingly” because no town was founded before the year 1580 according to Father Felix de Huerta.
 
Agoo became the vantage point and the center of campaign for the spread of Christianity in the SOUTHERN ILOCOS REGION.
(source of article verbatim from: http://www.agoolaunion.gov.ph/)


==People of Agoo, La Union, Philippines==
==People of Agoo, La Union, Philippines==

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Barangays of Agoo in the La Union province within Region I in the Republic of The Philippines

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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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Agoo,
La Union Province, Philippines

Geography of Agoo, La Union, Philippines

Geography of Agoo

Location of Agoo, La Union, Philippines

Agoo is one of the municipalities in the province of La Union that’s within the northern part of the Island of luzon and classified as part of Region I-Ilocos Region.

History of Agoo, La Union, Philippines

Agoo was founded in 1578 by Franciscan missionaries and was the first town in the province of La Union.

As to its name “Agoo” was derived from “aroo tree” that used to abound along the banks of a small river that traversed the town. Some referred to as “arojo” but finally the town got its name as it has been referred to ever since.

Another connotation of the name Agoo is legendary and probably just a Folktale. As the tale goes, a certain son named AGO wen with his father to the forest to cut woods. At noontime the father called his son Ago to join him for lunch; the son upon hearing his name being called answered “O”.

It so happened that passers-by heard the resounding sound AGO-O and thinking that the place they just passed was called AGO-O, they related their experience to their companions and hence the name of the place was called AGOO.

It is believed that the first people inhabiting Agoo were the Negritos (Pugot-black) some kind of aborigines who came from the mainland Asia. The settlers probably came from the northern coast of Java and they were called Pangasinenses.

According to Miguel de Loarca’s “Relacion de las Islas Pilipinas (1582) – “The beliefs of the early inhabitants of Agoo, as a part of Pangasinan were based on spirits and hierarchy of deities… and their clothing was similar to those used by other inhabitants.

Centuries later, Chinese merchants carried their goods in boats and established trade relations with the inhabitants of Agoo even before the time of Christopher Columbus.

Agoo had trade relations first with the Chinese and later with the Japanese on bartering basis. Due to this trade relation, the Japanese later established in Agoo their first settlement in the country, probably about the second quarter of the 15th century.

The Japanese chose Agoo as their trading center because it must have been an ideal and safe anchorage and shelter for vessels from the open sea. Agoo then became the harbor along with Sual (Pangasinan) for foreign vessels coming from Lingayen Gulf.

No wonder that Agoo received the connotation of “EL PUERTO DE JAPON”, as Miguel de Loarca referred to it later. At that time, Agoo which was then located at the inner estuary of the Lingayen Gulf, was a flourishing entry point of Japanese trade.

Agoo was surprisingly declared as a town in 1578, the first in the province of La Union. “Surprisingly” because no town was founded before the year 1580 according to Father Felix de Huerta.

Agoo became the vantage point and the center of campaign for the spread of Christianity in the SOUTHERN ILOCOS REGION. (source of article verbatim from: http://www.agoolaunion.gov.ph/)

People of Agoo, La Union, Philippines

Total Population of Agoo

Local Government Unit LGU of Agoo, La Union, Philippines

Elected officials of Agoo for the term of 2010-2013

Barangay Elected Officials of Agoo, La Union

Businesses in Agoo, La Union, Philippines

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

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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Agoo, La Union, Philippines

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Schools in Agoo, La Union, Philippines

The name of your school in Agoo 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.
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    • Telephone Number
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Economy of Agoo, La Union, Philippines

  • If you have an article that talks about the improvement of the economy of Agoo you can post that article here. If you come across any news items that talk about the economy of Agoo, 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.

Natural Resources of Agoo, 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.

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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.

Contact:

  • Secretary Roy Cimatu - since May 8, 2017
  • 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 and thermal energy conversion. We have too many black outs.

Tourists Attractions of Agoo, La Union, Philippines

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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Agoo, La Union, Philippines

Every city 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 Agoo.

Your Story about Agoo, La Union, Philippines

Tell your story about Agoo. You can talk about the good things in Agoo or simply talk about the past. You can talk about the eco-system of Agoo. What is the local LGU doing about the preservation of your natural resources? The topic can start here and once it gets bigger it can have a page of its own in Z-Wiki. It's all up to you.

Agoo, La Union Photo Gallery

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