Villaviciosa, 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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- Villaviciosa has a total of 8 barangays
- Villaviciosa is in the lone Voting District of Abra
- Land Area of Villaviciosa (as of 2007, in hectares) = 10,293
- Villaviciosa is a 5th class Municipality and Partially Urban.
- Villaviciosa is in the Abra province and within Region XIV - Cordillera Administrative Region, North/Western Luzon
- 1 Geography and Location of Villaviciosa, Abra, Philippines
- 2 History of Villaviciosa, Abra, Philippines
- 3 People of Villaviciosa, Abra, Philippines
- 4 Elected Government Officials of Villaviciosa, Abra, Philippines
- 5 Businesses in Villaviciosa, Abra, Philippines
- 6 Real Estate or Properties for Sale in Villaviciosa, Abra, Philippines
- 7 Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Villaviciosa, Abra, Philippines
- 8 Schools in Villaviciosa, Abra, Philippines
- 9 Economy of Villaviciosa, Abra, Philippines
- 10 Natural Resources of Villaviciosa, Abra, Philippines
- 11 Tourists Attractions of Villaviciosa, Abra, Philippines
- 12 Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Villaviciosa, Abra, Philippines
- 13 Your Story about Villaviciosa, Abra, Philippines
- 14 The oldest living man or woman in Villaviciosa, Abra, Philippines
- 15 Villaviciosa, Abra, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
- 16 Villaviciosa, Abra, Philippines Photo Gallery
- 17 Disclaimer
Geography and Location of Villaviciosa, Abra, Philippines
- Land Area of Villaviciosa (as of 2007, in hectares) = 10,293
- Villaviciosa is in the Abra province and within Region XIV - Cordillera Administrative Region, North/Western Luzon
History of Villaviciosa, Abra, Philippines
Prior to the creation of the town of Villaviciosa, the barrios of Tamac, Bollilising, Tuquib, Cal-lao, Calao (Poblacion), Ap-apaya and Lumaba were said to have long been established as independent settlements. Each settlement was governed by a chieftain then known as “Lakay”. Lakay ruled over his constituents with absolute authority under the customs and beliefs of the people.
When the Spanish authorities came sometime during the last few decades of the 19th century, they discovered the existing settlements. While the Spaniards recognized the independence of each settlement, they deemed it worthwhile to change the nature of how these settlements was governed by giving the status of barrio to each settlement. Each barrio was to be governed by a qualified native given the title of Capitan. The Capitan was to rule in accordance with the laws that must have been enacted for the benefit of the people instead of in accordance with the beliefs and customs as previously practiced. On the other hand, the Spanish missionaries discovered that the native inhabitants belonged to a tribe of non-Christians and called them Tinguians, a name derived from an old ecological term "Tingi", or men of the hills. Seeing the inhabitant non-Christians, the missionaries believed it propitious to establish a mission in the area. In the year 1884, a parish was established to be used as a pivot area for the spread of the Christian gospel. The parish was called the Parish of Villaviciosa, centered at Barangay Calao owing to its strategic location. The name of the parish was adopted from the name of a medieval city in Southern Spain particularly situated at the bank of a river known as the Rio de Villaviciosa. The parish, which had 3,900 people, had as its patron saint Saint Lawrence. The parish was listed as one of the parishes of the Prelature of Bangued, Abra. However, it was included within the jurisdiction of the Pueblo de Lumaba, a newly organized municipality temporarily centered in Lumaba barrio, particularly at Sitio, Naguilan at the west bank of the Sialang River west of the barrio proper. The pueblo was under the newly baptized Tinguian named Madagyem as the gobernadorcillo.
In the year 1885, the Pueblo de Lumaba became Poblacion del Pilar with the center of the town moving to Cagutongan further west of Lumaba barrio. Meanwhile, the parish of Villaviciosa remained a subsidary of the Parish of Pilar under Fr. Jose Prada. Suddenly, the work of the mission was interrupted during the revolution against the Spaniards.
The Americans occupied Villaviciosa and the municipality of Pilar in 1901. In 1902, peace was declared between the Americans and the Filipinos. The Americans started their administration of the municipality in 1903 by ordering a census of the inhabitants of the barrios of Villaviciosa if the number is enough to form a town. So the leaders at the time adopted and signed a resolution drafted by Lorenzo Anioay of Poblacion, Villaviciosa who was a former municipal president of Poblacion del Pilar, for the creation of a new town by reviving the former parish and recognizing it as a political unit. The leaders who adopted and signed the resolution included Malmalan of Tamac, Capitan Layao of Bollilising, Sad-ang of Tuquib, Mangadsil of Cal-lao, Capitan Culangan of Calao ( Poblacion), Mamerto Paderes of Ap-apaya and Capitan Balanay of Lumaba. In 1904, as a result of the movement, the town of Villaviciosa was created. The first center of Villaviciosa was at the former seat of the Pueblo de Lumaba, at sitio Naguilian. Later, in 1908, the center was transferred to its present site at Barangay Calao which, until now, is the Poblacion.
In 1917, under the Commonwealth, the township status of Villaviciosa was changed into a regular municipality. Villaviciosa was among other townships of Abra who changed status to municipality when the province ceased as a sub-province of Ilocos Sur and became a regular province. With the addition of sitio Lagaosian, formerly a part of Luba, and Mabilong, formerly a part of San Isidro, the land area of Villaviciosa changed.
With the coming of the Japanese in 1942, soldiers were sent to a detachment at the town to capture American and Filipino soldiers who, instead of surrendering, resorted to guerilla tactics. In 1943, the Japanese soldiers returned to Bangued where they burned the Poblacion including Barrio Lumaba in retaliation to the killing of some of their members by the guerillas. At the end of 1943, guerilla soldiers occupied Villaviciosa. They ordered the inhabitants to come out of hiding and return to rebuild their homes. They also ordered the available local officials to rebuild the town hall and to reconstruct the records of the town. However, they took time in rounding up some civilians whom they suspected of having collaborated with the Japanese and had them executed. Among those executed were Domingo Pescozo, former municipal president; Angel Banes, ex-teacher; Primitivo Nanangan, and; Tomas Banes.
With the expulsion of the Japanese in 1945, restoration of the municipality began. The first work of the municipal officials was to complete the reconstruction of the burned town hall and to put order to reconstituted records of the municipal office.
Among those who became chief executives of the municipality were: Capitan Balanay (Lakay of Lumaba), Capitan Culangen (Lakay of Poblacion), Catalino Valera, Cenon Balbuena, Lorenzo Anioay, Capitan Balanay (1904-1906), Capitan Malana (1906-1908), Lorenzo Anloay (1908-1910), Alfredo Culangen (1910-1913), Abayon (1913-1916), Layogan (1916-1919), Severo Agsaoay (1919-1922), Agaid (1922-1925), Ongloy (1925-1928), Domingo Pescozo (1928-1936), Segundo Manglibo (1936-1939), Juanzo Baoanta (1939-1941), Moises Kabanday (1941), Jose Viloria (1944), Moisese Kabanday (1945-1954), Angel Dumalig (1954-1957), Geronimo Balicao (1957-1965), Alejo Ruega (1965-1968), Benjamin Gumanab (1968-1971), Anacleto Fontanilla Jr. (1971-1986), Rodolfo Paderes (1987-1988) and Floro Fontanilla (1988 to 1998). At present, the municipality is headed by mayor Jose Lagen, Jr.
- ARTICLE copied verbatim from:http://www.dilgcar.com/index.php/lgu/car-profile/abra/11-lgus/154-municipality-of-villaviciosa-abra
People of Villaviciosa, Abra, Philippines
- Population of Villaviciosa (as of 2015) census = 5,392
- Population of Villaviciosa (as of Aug 1, 2007) census = 5,147
- Registered Voters of Villaviciosa as of (2010) = 3,609
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 Villaviciosa for the term of 2016-2019
- Mayor of Villaviciosa: Jose Lagen Jr.
- Vice-Mayor of Villaviciosa: Marjorie Lagen
- Councilors of Villaviciosa:
- Marichu Belmes
- Edmundo Belmes
- Ingrid Oca
- Elsie Bona
- Rodillo Paned
- Alex Paned
- Amelito Bagno
- Fidel Cayabo
- Elected Officials of Villaviciosa for the term of 2013-2016
- Mayor of Villaviciosa: Marjorie "Jolet" Lagen-Montalbo - LIBERAL PARTY
- Vice-Mayor of Villaviciosa: Jose "Peping" Wagayen Lagen Jr. - LIBERAL PARTY
- Councilors of Villaviciosa:
- Marichu "Machung" Bermudez Belmes (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 1731 10.01%
- Jimuel "Jim" Madaoi Manangan INDEPENDENT 1564 9.04%
- Edmundo "Edmund" Basingan Belmes INDEPENDENT 1487 8.60%
- Rodillo "Rodel" Sad-Ang Paned (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 1180 6.82%
- Agrifino "Pinoy" Foronda Pilar (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 1372 7.93%
- Ingrid "Ingrid" Bumacsa Oca (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 1400 8.09%
- Fidel "Fidel" Paned Cayabo (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 1400 8.09%
- Alex "Alex" Mayer Paned (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 1400 8.09%
CREATED: 07.09.2013 RHPI, UPDATED: 07.25.2013 RHPI
- Elected Officials for the term of 2010-2013
- Mayor of Villaviciosa: Marjorie Lagen-Montalbo
- Vice-Mayor of Villaviciosa: Alex Mayer Paned
- Councilors of Villaviciosa:
Elected Officials of Villaviciosa for the term of 2007-2010
- Mayor: Marjorie Lumabiang Lagen
- Vice-Mayor: Jose Wagayen Lagen Jr.
User:Karen cabigting 17:05, 20 November 2010 (GMT)Karen L. Cabigting
Businesses in Villaviciosa, Abra, Philippines
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- DOST - Website
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- DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website
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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Villaviciosa, 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 Villaviciosa, 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 Villaviciosa, Abra, Philippines
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Natural Resources of Villaviciosa, 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 Villaviciosa, Abra, Philippines
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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Villaviciosa, 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 Villaviciosa, Abra, Philippines
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The oldest living man or woman in Villaviciosa, Abra, Philippines
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Villaviciosa, 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.
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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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