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List of the 17 Regions in the Philippines
National - Capital Region ● I - Ilocos ● II - Cagayan ● III - C. Luzon ● IV-A - Calabarzon ● IV-B - Mimaropa ● V - Bicol ● VI - W. Visayas ● VII - C. Visayas ● VIII - E. Visayas ● IX - Zamboanga ● X - N. Mindanao ● XI - Davao ● XII - Soccsksargen ● XIII - Caraga ● XIV - CAR ● XV - BARMM
Within these 17 regions in the Philippines, there are 42,046 barangays, 1488 municipalities, 146 cities, 81 provinces. 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.
- Minimize corruption and maximize prosperity with a Guarantee of One Senator per Region. They divided the Philippines into REGIONS, but kept SENATORIAL representation national with no accountability to any regions.. No wonder many regions remain poor. Petition for a regional senatorial election. All regions will have senatorial representation.
Barangays of Iriga City, in the Camarines Sur Province within Region V(Bicol) in the Republic of The Philippines
Antipolo • Cristo Rey • Del Rosario • Francia • La Anunciacion • La Medalla • La Purisima • La Trinidad • Niño Jesus • Perpetual Help • Sagrada • Salvacion • San Agustin • San Andres • San Antonio • San Francisco • San Isidro • San Jose • San Juan • San Miguel • San Nicolas • San Pedro • San Rafael • San Ramon • San Roque • San Vicente Norte • San Vicente Sur • Santa Cruz Norte • Santa Cruz Sur • Santa Elena • Santa Isabel • Santa Maria • Santa Teresita • Santiago • Santo Domingo • Santo Niño
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.
- Iriga City is in the Camarines Sur province and within Region_V in the southern island of Luzon - Bicol Region. Iriga City is a 4th class Component city and partially Urban.
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List Of Municipalities In The Camarines Sur Province within Region V(Bicol) in the Republic of The Philippines
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Camarines Sur Province within The Philippines
Facade of the Iriga City Hall.
Camarines Sur, Philippines
- Iriga City has a total of 36 barangays
- Registered Voters of Iriga City as of (2010) = 51,344
- Population of Iriga City (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 97,983
- Land Area of Iriga City (as of 2007, in hectares) = 13,735 (78% is agricultural, 16% built-up and 6% forest area.
- Iriga City is a 4th class Component city and partially Urban.
- Iriga City is in the Camarines Sur province and within Region_V in the southern island of Luzon - Bicol Region
Location of Iriga City, Province of Camarines Sur, Philippines
- 13.4167° N, 123.4167° E - Iriga, Coordinates
Location : 478 kilometers south of Manila , Iriga is strategically located in the Bicol region, situated as it is between Naga in the North and Legazpi in the south.
History of Iriga City, Province of Camarines Sur, Philippines
The official seal of the city tells the story about Iriga.
The history of Iriga – from its small beginning as a barrio or “ visita” of its mother town of Nabua to the present – is depicted in the lower portion of the seal . Nabua is symbolized by the “BUA” (meaning coconut bud, from which the town derives its name) which is shown exposed in the half-open coconut at the right hand side of the bottom of the seal. Bua (Na-bua) was a flourishing native settlement when the Spaniards arrived there. This is depicted by the full-grown coconut tree. The two smaller trees stands for Bato and Iriga, then the small dependencies of Nabua. The coconut has been chosen to symbolize the three towns because it is the basic agricultural product of the localities.
The town of Bua was located in low, marshy terrain and was easily flooded during the rainy season. The Bua townsfolk, therefore referred to the highland settlement close to Sumagang mountain (now simply known as Mt. Iriga or Mt. Asog ) as “I-RAGA” (from the Bua dialect meaning “ where there is land”- the prefix ”I” meaning possession and is roughly equivalent to the English phrase “there is ” or “it has”). “Raga” in the dialect means ”land” or “soil ”hence, “ I-RAGA” has been explained by historians as “ where soil obtainable for filling Bua’s marshland”. Some historians interpret the phrase “ where the land is plentiful and the settlers are big land-owners”.
As evangelization by the Franciscan friars progressed, population spread out and the barrio established by the settlers at the foot of the Sumagang mountain developed in size and health. This barrio called “Iriga” by the Spaniards. The term is a corruption of the native “I-raga”.
The progress of the present City of Iriga is symbolized by the towering granite obelisk in the center of the inscription. The obelisk, a monument to the hardworking settlers of I-raga, stands on the man-made stone foundation bearing the year 1578, the year when the settlement was established as a barrio of Nabua. Over this stone foundation, the people built a town which the Spanish authorities recognized as such in 1683. This year (1683) in effect, marks the second milestone in the history of the city. For nearly three centuries thereafter, the town grew in area as well as in wealth and density of population. 1968, marks the third significant milestone in its history: The President of the Philippines(Ferdinand E. Marcos), on July 8, 1968, signed into law the City Charter (RA No. 5261) which granted Iriga its independence from the province of Camarines Sur. The historic event marks the culmination of the town people’s long struggle for recognition. This is symbolized by the towering obelisk which rises from the bottom to the top of the center of the seal with the year 1968 crowning its top.
- 2. GEOGRAPHY:
The background of the basic design of the seal is the Sumagang mountain (or Mt. Iriga) at the foot of which the city is located. Mt. Iriga has always been and will always be the most dominant landmark of the city.
The characteristic feature of the mountain and hills which dot the city is depicted on the right hand side of the bottom of the seal. The hills appear eroded or eaten away to show that it was from these highlands that Nabua, at first, and the whole region later, obtained soil for filling the lowlands. In fact, much of the soil used by the railroad company (PNR) for building its tracks when it extended its line to Albay came from these hills. The lowlands on which the mother town of Nabua is located is also shown on the left hand side of the seal.
- 3. COLOR AND OTHER SYMBOLS:
On right hand side of the obelisk, at the upper portion of the seal, are thirty-five stars which stand for the original thirty-five barrios which compose the town of Iriga at the time of its erection into a city. The blue field on which the stars are shown stands for hope for a greater and more prosperous city which the people of Iriga have.
At the left hand side are four crosses which stand for the four parishes into which the barrios are grouped together in the church’s ecclesiastical administration of the town. The red field where the four crosses are shown stands for the blood and the sacrifices of Iriga’s forebears who sacrificed their lives under the yoke of foreign colonization and oppression.
Finally, a scroll which encircles the seal, dividing it into upper and lower halves, bears the inscription: I-RAGA SA SUMAGANG”. This was how the settlers of Nabua referred to the present site of the city and means “there is land in Sumagang”. The inscription is intended to perpetuate for generations to come the vocables "I-RAGA”, the original name of Iriga, and “Sumagang”, (meaning “sunrise”) the native name of its mountains. The gold of the scroll stands for the spiritual and material wealth of the people of Iriga.
- 4. SHIELD OF THE ESCUTCHEON:
The shield of the escutcheon is Malayan in contour. It is a departure from the Western shields usually adopted by other Philippine cities. This is to show and to remind the people of Iriga of our autochthonous Malayan racial stock and cultural background.
- Article by: Dr. Domingo Abella, 1968
People of Iriga City, Province of Camarines Sur, Philippines
- Population of CITY OF IRIGA, CAMARINES SUR as of 2020 census: 114,457
- Population of Iriga City (as of 2015 census) = 111,757
- Population of Iriga City (as of 2010 census) = 105,919
- Population of Iriga City (as of Aug 1, 2007 census) = 97,983
- Registered Voters of Iriga City per COMELEC (2010)= 51,948
Elected Government Officials of Iriga City, Camarines Sur, 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 Government officials of Iriga City for the term of 2019-2022
- Mayor of Iriga City: Madel Alfelor-gazmen (LP) 29,975
- Vice-Mayor of Iriga City: OLIVA, WILFREDO REX (PDPLBN) 25,758
- Councilors of Iriga City:
- MAGISTRADO, SOFRONIO SONNY (LP) 24,662
- TINO, FATIMA (LP) 24,071
- AUDAL, JAY-AR (LP) 23,845
- OROLFO, ROS (LP) 23,475
- OLIVA, DANTE (LP) 21,761
- DIÑO, INAN (LP) 21,675
- ABONITE, JESSIE JR. (LP) 21,219
- GRIMALDO, JM (LP) 20,481
- DIMAIWAT, EDSEL (NP) 20,225
- GUEVARA, MAN OF ACTION (NP) 18,913
- Elected Government officials of Iriga City for the term of 2016-2019
- Mayor of Iriga City: Madel Alfelor-gazmen
- Vice-Mayor of Iriga City: Jose Villanueva Jr.
- Councilors of Iriga City:
- Santos Audal Jr.
- Sofronio Sonny Magistrado
- Rufino Villagomez
- Jessie Abonite
- Dante Oliva
- Fatima Tino
- Freddie Boy Beriña
- Jose Grimaldo
- Rudito Espiritu Jr.
- Manvir Ignao
- Elected Government officials of Iriga City for the term of 2013-2016
- Mayor of Iriga City: ALFELOR, GANGGANG (LP) LIBERAL PARTY
- Vice-Mayor of Iriga City: AMPONGAN, OMAR ERASMO (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION
- Councilors of Iriga City:
- AUDAL, SANTOS JR. (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 21560 7.68%
- TINO, FATIMA (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 17586 6.26%
- MAGISTRADO, SONNY (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 17330 6.17%
- BERIÑA, FREDDIE BOY (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 16614 5.92%
- OLIVA, DANTE (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 15923 5.67%
- ABONITE, JESSIE (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 15838 5.64%
- GRIMALDO, JOSE (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 15013 5.35%
- IGNAO, MANVIR (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 14978 5.34%
- ALFELOR, KING (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 14903 5.31%
- EPRES, BEN (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 12915 4.60%
- Elected Government officials of Iriga City for the term of 2010-2013
- Mayor:Madelaine Yorobe Alfelor Gazmen
- Vice-Mayor:Jose San Gabriel Villanueva Jr.
This is the "Barangay Code of the Philippines".
- Every Government Unit in the Philippines is within a Barangay. The municipal hall, city hall, the provincial capitol building, and even the Malacañang Palace where the president resides is within a Barangay.
The barangay has power and authority over its domain. The improvement of the barangay rests on the barangay officials. The barangay chairman, the barangay council and the local businessmen forge the prosperity of the barangay. Not the president of the Philippines, senate, nor congress. Not the governor of the province, not the mayor nor council of the municipality or city. Poor barangays stay poor because of weak and/or ignorant(uninformed) barangay leaders.
When roads or any infrastructure need to be built, improved or repaired, all the barangay officials have to do is make a resolution and present it to the city or municipality council. The resolution will force the city/municipal council or responsible government office to hear the legitimate demands. "The squeaky wheel gets the grease."
- Each city or municipality is represented by the "barangay association or federation". The elected president of the Association of Barangay Council and the President of Kabataan (SK) association each have a seat in the City/Municipality council. Their powers are the same and equal to the elected city/municipality councilors. They are there to help lobby the demands of the barangays. They are not there just to collect a big salary and rub elbows with the regular elected city/municipality council, but to also represent the needs of the barangays.
- The duties of the barangay officials are specifically written in Chapter III(Punong Barangay) and Chapter IV (The Sangguniang Barangay). Read it..
Practically anything that has to do with the barangay, the barangay officials have a say on it and most likely the authority over it. The majority of the barangay officials are not aware of their duties and power. They depend on the city council or mayor. The elected barangay officials are afraid of the mayor and city/municipality's "Sangguniang Panlungsod". They are in fear of being ousted or removed from office. The truth is, the "Sangguniang Panlungsod" does not have the power to remove or suspend any elected barangay officials from office. Only the COURT OF LAW can do this (judicial branch of the government). Elected public officials can't be suspended by the DILG or the office of the president unless an official complaint has been filed, there must be proof and there must be due process. Republic Act 7160 chapter 4, Section 60. Information is power. Be informed. Do not be intimidated by the president, senator, congressman, governor, mayor, vice-mayor, or councilors. Do your job.
The control of traffic is not up to the city council or chief of police. It is controlled by the barangay. If the barangay needs traffic enforcers, the barangay can make a resolution to demand it from the city or municipality council. When the electric coop or the water district do not maintain their lines, the barangay can directly demand for the maintenance from the utility companies. No need to wait for city council.
The citizens also has the power to make demands to the barangay officials. In case the officials get blinded. Simply file an official complaint with the barangay secretary naming the Punong barangay as the respondent representing the barangay.
- If the power lines are sagging, don't go to the power company, go to the barangay office. Ask the barangay for a DEMAND resolution against the power company.
- If the water lines are busted, don't wait for the water company, go to the barangay office. Ask the barangay for a DEMAND resolution against the water company.
- If the potholes in the road are not fixed, don't wait for the The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), go to the barangay office. Ask the barangay for a DEMAND resolution against the DPWH.
- Are you beginning to get the point?
Cleaning the shorelines, drainage systems, streets, rivers, and parks within your barangay is YOUR responsibility. You are accountable for this. It is not the responsibility of the City/Municipality officials. The citizens and officials of the barangay are responsible. Stop blaming others.
- BUDGET: As far as the preparation for the budget expenditures, it starts at the barangay level, then moves on to cities, municipalities, provinces and regions. The barangays need to exercise their authority. They need to put their yearly budget together for their administration and future projects. The majority of the barangays leave this job to the municipality and city. This is so wrong. Then when the budget doesn't come or is lacking, they complain.
- The budget for the barangays does go to the City or Municipality, but simply for holding and later distribution. The city or municipality DOES NOT approve the budget. It was already approved by congress. The city or municipality simply "distributes" the approved budget.
- The bureau of internal revenue is in cahoots to subdue the barangays, municipalities and provinces. They call the rightful shares to the taxes collected as "Internal Revenue Allotment Dependency". It is not a dependency. It is the lawful and rightful share of the LGU as specified in "TITLE III, SHARES OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS IN THE PROCEEDS OF NATIONAL TAXES, CHAPTER I, Allotment of Internal Revenue Taxes, Section 284."
- "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.
- DURING ELECTIONS: Where do City and Municipality politicians go to campaign? They seek the support of the Barangay officials. They plead to the barangay folks for the votes. Even the candidate for president. But after the election they ignore you. Do not ever forget the power of the barangay.
Ignorance keeps the pinoys thinking that Manila rules. Be informed, be educated and make your barangay prosper.
- Absolutely NO need for FEDERALISM. It is a ploy to give the Bangsamoro an Islamic State where the religion of Islam is financed by the Philippine government. Bangsamoro will be a HOMELAND not for all Filipinos but for only the Muslim Filipinos. It violates the constitution's "separation of church and state". Religion is always good for the people but it should never be embraced or financed by government. Tax exemption is not tantamount to financing. Every non-profit organization is tax-exempt.
Businesses in Iriga City, Camarines Sur, 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 zamboanga.com 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: FHM Garden Grill and Catering and ABC Shopping Center
- Give your business a good description. Add your address and contact number if available.
- Possible Businesses
- 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 for Sale in Iriga City, Camarines Sur, Philippines
- If you have real estate property for sale in Iriga City, you can list that property for free.
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- You can list your House and lot or farm land for sale for free here in Z-Wiki
Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Iriga City, Camarines Sur, 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via Facebook.
- FILIPINOS WAKE UP! THE TAXES YOU PAID ARE USED BY THE GOVERNMENT TO EXCLUSIVELY FINANCE THE RELIGION OF ISLAM.
Freedom of religion, yes. Equality, yes. But no favoritism.
Schools in Iriga City, Camarines Sur, Philippines
- Take a picture of your school building(s) and send your pictures via email to (email@example.com) or message me via Facebook. I will then post the pictures in this page.
Due to Covid19: Pursuant to the instructions of President Roa Duterte, and as recommended by the DepEd, classes for the year 2021-2022 will be opened but will be monitored.
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PUBLIC NOTICE: Why pretend that the National language of the Philippines is Tagalog? It should be English. To be a Teacher, doctor, lawyer, engineer, architect, nurse, computer technician; what books do you learn from? English books of course. All your tests are in English. The constitution of the Philippines is written in English. All the laws and new laws introduced by congress are in English. For that matter, you can't be a teacher in a school system unless you know English. The "Licensure Exam for Teachers" is in ENGLISH! Who are these people forcing Tagalog down our throats? Tagalog is simply one of the many dialects of the Philippines. Keep your dialects but learn and be fluent and proficient in ENGLISH.
The name of your school in Iriga City 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 Iriga City, Camarines Sur, Philippines
- If you have an article that talks about the improvement of the economy of Iriga City you can post that article here. If you come across any news items that talk about the economy of Iriga City, 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 Iriga City
If you have a job available and that job is within Iriga City, 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 HERE to Insert your job offer in the "Jobs in Iriga City" page.
Natural Resources of Iriga City, Camarines Sur, 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 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 Iriga City, Camarines Sur, Philippines
- Help us add some of the tourist attractions of Iriga City in Z-wiki. This will help boost the local economy of Iriga City. 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 Iriga City landmarks here.
Rising some 4,823 feet above sea level (1,196 meters), Mt. Iriga is a challenging climb and offers a panoramic view of the entire Bicol River basin area. A crater and gully was formed during the mountain's last recorded eruption on January 4, 1614. The crater drops to some 500 feet deep from the summit. It's cold surrounding makes it a fitting habitat for wild berries and a local specie of pine called agoho, which abundantly grow in the area. Regular mountain climbing activities are held yearly with participants coming from Iriga City, its neighboring towns and from as many parts of the country. It is the home of different endemic species, especially "Rafflesia Irigaense', one of the smallest species of Rafflesia, famous for it's smell and size.
- article from the city government of Iriga.
Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Iriga City, Camarines Sur, 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.
Iriga City, Camarines Sur, 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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Updated: March 22, 2023
DOST-Ilocos launches shrimp paste, onion powder technologies.
LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – The Pangasinan State University (PSU) and the Department of Science and Technology Food Innovation Center (DOST-FIC) on Wednesday launched technologies for the manufacture of "bagoong" (shrimp paste) and onion powder that will be made available for technology adopters. DOST-FIC researcher Meryl Bernardino, in a forum on Wednesday, said the collaboration of the agencies has led to the development of these technologies that are relevant to the Ilocos Region’s product improvement, deployment, and commercialization.
184K households in Ilocos region identified as indigents
LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), through its "Listahanan 3" database, has recorded 184,716 poor households out of the 974,861 assessed households in the Ilocos Region as of 2022. DSWD Ilocos assistant regional director Anniely Ferrer, during the Ilocos Regional Development Council meeting on Wednesday, said the number is equivalent to over one million poor individuals. She said among the four provinces in the region, Pangasinan has the highest magnitude of poor with 155,529 households; followed by Ilocos Sur with 14,361 households; Ilocos Norte with 10,208; and La Union with 4,618.
- Festivals in the month of November in the philippines
Adivay: November : La Trinidad, Benquet ★ Banaag Festival: November 1 : Anilao, Iloilo ★ P'yagsawitan Festival: November 3rd week: Maragusan Compostela Valley ★ Binabayani Festival: November Last week: Olongapo, Zamboales ★ Tan-OK ni Ilocano Festival: November third week: Ilocos Norte ★ Crown Festival: November 3rd week: Taytay, Rizal ★ Tumba (Candle) Festival: November 2: San Luis, Batangas ★ Pinta Flores Festival: November 3 to 5: San Carlos City, Negros Occidental ★ San Carlos City Fiesta: November 4: San Carlos City, Negros Occidental ★ Angono Arts Festival: November 5 to 25: Angono, Rizal ★
Sports News: updated 11/10/21
Kaya Iloilo sweeps Group B in Copa '21
MANILA – Kaya Iloilo pipped Mendiola with a 6-0 beating on Wednesday night to complete a sweep of Group B action in the Copa Paulino Alcantara at the PFF National Training Centre in Carmona.
A Jovin Bedic brace in the first half set the tone for the inaugural tournament champ even as the club netted three goals in each of the two halves to seal the top seed in its group ahead of the semifinals next week.
Bedic capitalized on an erroneous Mendiola attempt to keep the ball out of his reach and quickly raced inside the penalty box to open the scoring for Kaya Iloilo in the 11th minute.
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