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Agoo, La Union, Philippines
The Philippines has 42,046 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.
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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. . It is the responsibility of each LGU to submit their budgetary needs for review. Failure to submit is the problem.
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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)
Agoo, La Union Municipality Seal
Agoo within La Union
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Map of La Union Province in the Island of Luzon
Municipality Hall of Agoo, La Union
Welcome Arch of Agoo, La Union
Geography of Agoo, La Union, Philippines
Geography of Agoo
Location of Agoo, La Union, Philippines
- 16.3250° N, 120.3686° E - Agoo, Coordinates
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!".
- Absolutely NO need for FEDERALISM. It is a ploy to give the Bangsamoro an Islamic State and finance the religion of Islam. It violates the constitution's "separation of church and state". We need a representation of a MINIMUM of one SENATOR per REGION..
- Contrary to Pres. Duterte's ranting (July 2019): Elected public officials can't be suspended by the DILG or the office of the president unless an official complaint has been filed. Republic Act 7160 chapter 4.
- 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:
- BALBIN, VIOLY (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 15557 9.85%
- KOMIYA, PRISCILLA (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 15068 9.55%
- RIVERA, DOMING (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 15053 9.54%
- BULATAO, LEONARD FLORENT (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 12785 8.10%
- FRONDA, RICARDO (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 12619 7.99%
- OLLER, REYNALDO (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 11928 7.56%
- NIÑALGA, RONI (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 11767 7.45%
- BALDERAS, RENATO (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 11564 7.33%
- Elected officials of Agoo for the term of 2010-2013
- Mayor of Agoo: Sandra Young Eriguel
- Vice-Mayor of Agoo: Jaime Aldaba Boado Jr.
- Councilors of Agoo:
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
- DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website
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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
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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 Agoo, La Union, Philippines
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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.
- Secretary Roy Cimatu - since May 8, 2017
- 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 and thermal energy conversion. We have too many black outs.
Tourists Attractions of Agoo, 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.
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
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.
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