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==Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Agoo, La Union, Philippines==
==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.
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==Your Story about Agoo, La Union, Philippines==
==Your Story about Agoo, La Union, Philippines==

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The Philippines has 42,045 barangays, 1489 municipalities, 145 cities, 81 provinces and 17 regions. It has a democratic form of government and the freedom of speech is upheld by law. English is the "lingua franca" and is the mode of instruction in all high schools, colleges and universities. Laws and contracts are written in English.



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

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The Philippines has been a "decentralized" form of government since 1991, contrary to what most Filipinos think. Ever since the creation of Republic Act 7160, each LGU is responsible for its own domain. Even the smallest LGU the barangay creates its own Budget. It is not dependent on handouts from the city, municipality or province. "IMPERIAL MANILA IS A MYTH!", it does not exist anymore. The Philippine budget formulation system is not centralized. "Budgetary planning has been DECENTRALIZED since 1991". It is the responsibility of each LGU to submit their budgetary needs for review. Failure to submit is the problem.


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Wars of ancient history were about territory, power, family or lover's quarrel, politics and sometimes religion.

But we are in the Modern era and supposedly more educated and enlightened .

Think about this. Don't just brush off these questions.

  • Why is RELIGION still involved in WARS? Isn't religion supposed to be about PEACE?
  • Ask yourself; What religion is always involved in wars and consistently causing WARS, yet insists that it's a religion of peace?

WHY??

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Moringa (Malungay) leaves compared to common foods
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Vitamin C 220 mg Oranges: 30 mg
Calcium 440 mg Cow's milk: 120 mg
Potassium 259 mg Bananas: 88 mg
Protein 6.7 gm Cow's milk: 3.2 gm

Agoo,
La Union Province, Philippines

Geography of Agoo, La Union, Philippines

Geography of Agoo

Location of Agoo, La Union, Philippines

  • 16.3250° N, 120.3686° E - Agoo, Coordinates

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

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.

Budget of Municipalities and Cities: The Philippine budget formulation system is not centralized. It has been decentralized since 1991. It is the responsibility of each LGU to submit their budgetary needs for review. Failure to submit is the problem. "IMPERIAL MANILA IS A MYTH!".


Elected officials of Agoo for the term of 2013-2016
  • Mayor of Agoo: ERIGUEL, SANDRA (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION
  • Vice-Mayor of Agoo: BALBIN, HENRY (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION
  • Councilors of Agoo:
  1. BALBIN, VIOLY (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 15557 9.85%
  2. KOMIYA, PRISCILLA (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 15068 9.55%
  3. RIVERA, DOMING (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 15053 9.54%
  4. BULATAO, LEONARD FLORENT (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 12785 8.10%
  5. FRONDA, RICARDO (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 12619 7.99%
  6. OLLER, REYNALDO (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 11928 7.56%
  7. NIÑALGA, RONI (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 11767 7.45%
  8. BALDERAS, RENATO (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 11564 7.33%

Elected officials of Agoo for the term of 2010-2013

Barangay Elected Officials of Agoo, La Union

Businesses in Agoo, 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
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  • Give your business a good description. Add your address and contact number if available.
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  • Auto, Trucks, Motorcycle and Bicycle dealers
  • Banks, Lending Firms, Pawnshops, and Financial Institutions
  • Clinics, Veterinary Clinics and Hospitals
  • Pharmacies, Drug Stores, Agri-Vets
  • 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 or Properties for Sale or lease in Agoo, La Union, Philippines

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  • If you have real estate property, whether its commercial, residential, farm land, or just an empty lot in Agoo, you can list that property for FREE HERE in Z-wiki.
  • You can list your House and lot or farm land for sale or lease for free here.
  • If you are a real estate developer, you can list your subdivision, condominiums, high rises, apartment complexes, shopping strips or malls, open market developments here for Free.

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

The name of your church, mosque, or place of worship can be listed in this community page. 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 (story about your place of worship) here yourself, email the information or pictures to (franklin_maletsky@yahoo.com) or via Facebook.


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    Freedom of religion, yes. Equality, yes. But no favoritism.

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.
    • Address of your school
    • Telephone Number
    • Principal of the school

You can also create a webpage for your school. We can help you.

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.
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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.

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

  • Help us add some of the tourist attractions of Agoo in Z-wiki. This will help boost the local economy of Agoo. Anything that is unique or anything that stands out in your community may be a tourist attraction.
  • Landmarks are usually photographed a lot by visitors. Post the Agoo 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.

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

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

In the Philippines a fiesta is usually celebrated in barrios or barangays. It is the official holiday of the LGU, the barangay. Filipinos love fiestas. It is a time for joy and celebration. A fiesta is of Spanish origin and is usually commemorated in association with a christian patron saint. Most barangays whose population have been clustered by Muslims(Moros) and their population is more than that of the Christians, the celebration of the fiesta have been cancelled and replaced with the Hari Raya or Eid al-Fitr.

The cities or municipalities usually have yearly festivals where all the barangays participate. The cities or municipalities hold contests for the best floats in parades.

Your Story about Agoo, La Union, Philippines

Create you own personal page about the barangay in the municipality or City you live in. Title it like so for specificity: "Mybarangay, MyCityMunicipality, Myprovince, Philippines by MyFirstname Mylastname". You can update and edit this page anytime and anyway you want. It does not have to follow the standard format of the main wiki. It is your page. A link to your page will be inserted in this main barangay page. Here is an example page.

If you want the tittle to be more generic then do this: "Philippines by Your name". You can insert your picture of anywhere in the Philippines in this page. This will be your personal WIKI social media page.

You can talk about your personal experiences, your advocacies, the environmental conditions of your barangay, municipality, city or province.


The oldest man or woman in Agoo, La Union, Philippines

Do know who the oldest man or woman is in your community of Agoo? Zamboanga.com 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 Agoo. We will then post your entry in the Oldest Man or Woman in the Philippines page.

Agoo, La Union Photo Gallery

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  • Copy and paste the code below in "GREEN" to the body or "Summary" of the image file that you are uploading.

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