Peñarrubia, Abra, Philippines
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List of the 27 Municipalities in the Abra Province within Region XIV-CAR in the Republic of The Philippines
Bangued (capital) ● Boliney ● Bucay ● Bucloc ● Daguioman ● Danglas ● Dolores ● La Paz ● Lacub ● Lagangilang ● Lagayan ● Langiden ● Licuan-Baay ● Luba ● Malibcong ● Manabo ● Peñarrubia ● Pidigan ● Pilar ● Sallapadan ● San Isidro ● San Juan ● San Quintin ● Tayum ● Tineg ● Tubo ● Villaviciosa
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Location of Municipalities within the province of Abra
Abra Province within The Philippines
Peñarrubia, Abra Municipal Hall
- Peñarrubia has a total of 9 barangays
- Peñarrubia is in the lone Voting District of Abra
- Land Area of Peñarrubia (as of 2007, in hectares) = 3,829
- Peñarrubia is a 6th class Municipality and Partially Urban.
- Peñarrubia is in the Abra province and within Region XIV - Cordillera Administrative Region, North/Western Luzon
- 1 Geography and Location of Peñarrubia, Abra, Philippines
- 2 History of Peñarrubia, Abra, Philippines
- 3 People of Peñarrubia, Abra, Philippines
- 4 Elected Government Officials of Peñarrubia, Abra, Philippines
- 5 Businesses in Peñarrubia, Abra, Philippines
- 6 Real Estate or Properties for Sale in Peñarrubia, Abra, Philippines
- 7 Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Peñarrubia, Abra, Philippines
- 8 Schools in Peñarrubia, Abra, Philippines
- 9 Economy of Peñarrubia, Abra, Philippines
- 10 Natural Resources of Peñarrubia, Abra, Philippines
- 11 Tourists Attractions of Peñarrubia, Abra, Philippines
- 12 Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Peñarrubia, Abra, Philippines
- 13 Your Story about Peñarrubia, Abra, Philippines
- 14 The oldest man or woman in Peñarrubia, Abra, Philippines
- 15 Peñarrubia, Abra, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
- 16 Peñarrubia, Abra Photo Gallery
- 17 Disclaimer
Geography and Location of Peñarrubia, Abra, Philippines
Geography of Peñarrubia
History of Peñarrubia, Abra, Philippines
Like any other town, Peñarrubia has its own share of historical evolution. The events and circumstances leading to its creation were started by two Tinguian brothers with different beliefs. The two brothers named Etten and Daggualey had their own followers and were very close to each other, typifying a true Tinguian clan.
With the arrival of the Spanish missionaries, many of the natives were converted. The conversion was celebrated by a mass baptismal rite where the native converts were given Christian names. One of the notable converts was Daggualey, who was baptized as Don Miguel Domaoal. Etten, also known as Saggid and “Ari” or Chief of Nagbayugan, a place at the top of a hill now called the Casamata Hill, disliked the Christian faith and opted to remain a pagan despite pressures and the persuasions of his brother Daggualey. Etten's refusal coupled with his dislike of the Christian Faith spawned an irreconcilable difference with his brother.
To avoid an armed confrontation between his tribe and his brother's, Etten led his men eastward, settling on a hill. Shortly after Etten and his men established a new settlement of their own, Daggualey and the Spaniards followed them. This time, an armed conflict was inevitable. The battle which ensued ended with the two tribes losing the lives of some of their fiercest men. Etten fled farther into to the mountains. Some of Etten's men followed, others surrendered and were made Christian converts.
Haunted by the treachery of his brother, Etten wandered through the forests and mountains until he settled on a place called “Patok”, the place which is now Peñarrubia. Some of Etten's men became unsatisfied and moved to other places. Panabang and his group settled in Dumayco, while Manacdac and his men settled at Palacia. Kalugay and his band settled at Balanak but after sometime they moved to Namarabar, Dukinal. Kalugay's wife Balugin and a group of Itnegs settled at Annay and then at Patiao.
These pioneer settlements finally were Christianized and were regrouped by the Spaniards in 1723 into two rancherias: Rancheria Gravelinas and the Rancheria Patok. The two rancherias were organized as a town which was then called Patok. For 161 years, the new town existed until 1884 when it was renamed Alfonso XII in honor of the King of Spain. The event transpired during the administration of Don Jose La Guardia.
In 1903, the Americans came and subdued the Spaniards. They changed the name of the community from Alfonso XII to Peñarrubia in honor of the Spanish Governor who was said to be the harshest to the Itnegs. Peñarrubia marked its creation as a municipality on the 5th day of March, 1917.
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People of Peñarrubia, Abra, Philippines
- Total Population of Peñarrubia as of 2015 census: 6,640
- Total Population of Peñarrubia as of 2010 census: 6,544
- Population of Peñarrubia (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 6,443
- Registered Voters of Peñarrubia as of (2010) = 4,324
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. Republic Act 7160 chapter 4.
- Elected officials of Peñarrubia for the term of 2016-2019
- Mayor of Peñarrubia: Jane Cecilia
- Vice-Mayor of Peñarrubia: Geraldine Balbuena
- Councilors of Peñarrubia:
- Zaldy Bataguen
- Valeriano Damasen Jr.
- Antonio Domesag Jr.
- Alvaro Mamsaang
- Rommel Omli
- Yolanda Santiago
- Josefino Valencia
- Juanito Bunagan
- Elected officials of Peñarrubia for the term of 2013-2016
- Mayor of Peñarrubia: Geraldine "Jing" Mamsaang Balbuena - LIBERAL PARTY
- Vice-Mayor of Peñarrubia: Jane "Baby" Cecilia - LIBERAL PARTY
- Councilors of Peñarrubia:
- Helen "Len" Liwaliw Viado (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 1173 11.69%
- Delfin "Pin" Balbin Bumogas (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 1118 11.14%
- Valeriano "Bitong" Valera Damasen Jr. (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 1023 10.20%
- Jovito "Rany" Battalao Esmilla (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 997 9.94%
- Rommel "Rommel" Omli INDEPENDENT 964 9.61%
- Perlita "Piit" Giwagiw Valencia (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 874 8.71%
- Alvaro "Alde" Bernal Mamsaang INDEPENDENT 816 8.13%
- Carmelo Lyndon "Lyndon" Ablan Atmosfera (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 776 7.73%
- Elected officials of Peñarrubia for the term of 2010-2013
- Mayor of Peñarrubia: Geraldine Mamsaang Balbuena
- Vice-Mayor of Peñarrubia: Carmelo Lyndon Ablan Atmosfera
- Councilors of Peñarrubia:
- Elected officials of Peñarrubia for the term of 2007-2010
- Mayor: Geraldine Mamsaang Balbuena
- Vice-Mayor: Carmelo Lyndon Ablan Atmosfera
Businesses in Peñarrubia, Abra, Philippines
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- DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website
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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Peñarrubia, Abra, Philippines
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- 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 Peñarrubia, Abra, Philippines
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School year 2018-2019 starts Monday, Monday, June 4, 2018 and ends on Friday, April 5, 2019, for public elementary and secondary schools. The School Year shall consist of 208 school days inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training and the three days for the Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTC) conducted within the school year. However, learners are expected to be in school for a total of 200 class days.
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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 proficient in ENGLISH.
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Economy of Peñarrubia, Abra, Philippines
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Natural Resources of Peñarrubia, Abra, 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 Peñarrubia, Abra, Philippines
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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Peñarrubia, Abra, 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 Peñarrubia, Abra, Philippines
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The oldest man or woman in Peñarrubia, Abra, Philippines
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Peñarrubia, Abra, 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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- 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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