Ilagan, Isabela

Ilagan, Isabela

Infobox Philippine municipality
infoboxtitle = Ilagan, Isabela
locatormapfile = Ph_locator_isabela_ilagan.png caption = Map of Isabela showing the location of Ilagan.
region = Cagayan Valley (Region II)
province = Isabela
districts = 1st District of Isabela
zip code = 3300
citihood = none
barangays = 91
class = 1st Class
mayor = Hon. Josemarie L. Diaz
areakm2 = 1,166.25
pop2000 = 119,990
popden2000 = 102.89
founded = May 4, 1686
rural/urban = partially urban
voters = 72, 2007
languages = Ibanag, Ilocano, Filipino, English coordinates =

Ilagan is a 1st-class municipality in the province of Isabela, Philippines. It is the capital municipality and the largest town of Isabela (both land area and total population), located at the junction of the Cagayan and Pinacanauan Rivers. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 119,990 people in 24,085 households.

The conversion of Ilagan, Isabela on February 2, 1998 (RA 8474) for cityhood would have made it the largest city in the province. But the plebiscite held on March 14 1999 turned down its bid for cityhood under the Administration of former Mayor Mercedes P. Uy. The majority of the people voted 'no' in that historic event.


The municipal government is headed by the Mayor who exercises general supervision and control over all programs, projects, services and activities of the municipal government. The Municipal Council (Sanggunian Bayan) serves as the legislative arm of the municipality. The Council is mandated by law to enact ordinances, approve resolutions and appropriate funds for the welfare of inhabitants of the municipality. The council has 11 members composed of the Vice Mayor as Presiding Officer, eight councilors (Sangguniang Bayan Members), the head of the Association of Barangay Captains and the head of Youth Council (Sanggunian Kabataan Federation). The term of office of all local elective officials (except barangay and youth council) elected is three years, starting from June 30 of an election year. No local elective official shall serve for more than three consecutive terms in the same position.

A barangay is headed by a barangay captain who also serves a common arbiter to judge or decide a dispute among residents. The barangay council is composed of the barangay captain, who is also the presiding officer and councilors also known as kagawads. The municipality had an Association of Barangay Captains. The head of the association is known as ABC President and is elected amongst barangay captains through a concession or majority vote. The ABC President automatically earns the rank of municipal councilor.

A barangay also had a similar council called Sanggunian Kabataan (Youth Council) composed of members called SK members and one presiding officer called an SK Chairperson. The municipality had an association of youth councils called the Sangguniang Kabataan Federation. The head of the association is known as SK Federation President and is elected amongst youth council leaders through a concession or majority vote. The SK Federation President automatically earns the rank of municipal councilor.

*Based on Elections in the Philippines, Commission on Elections.

Physical Features

Ilagan is located on the central portion of the province. It is bounded on the North by the Municipality of Tumauini, West by the Municipality of Quirino, Northwest by the Municipality of Divilacan and the Pacific Ocean; Southeast by the Municipality of San Mariano. Ilagan is approximately 96 km. Tuguegarao and 397 kilometers from Metro Manila linked by a national highway via Santa Fe, Nueva Vizcaya.


Of the total 1,166.26 km. sq. land area of Ilagan, 31% are agricultural, 36% are forest areas and the remaining 33% are build-up areas and open grassland that are available for industrial, commercial and residential use.

As agriculture-based municipality, Ilagan produces ample supply of corn, rice, vegetables and legumes. Fruits like banana is a year round product especially in the mountainous areas of the municipality. Ilagan, also, produces seasonal fruits such as mangoes and pomelo.

Ilagan has rich forest resources. Tracks of forest land is strictly protected by the authorities like the Depart of Environment and Natural Resoures (DENR), NGOs and the Local Government Unit.


The rapid increase of population in Ilagan is attributed to the current growth in economic activities especially in the sectors of Commercial, Industrial, Agricultural and Housing.

Statistics from [ National Statistics Office] showed that Ilagan had a total population of 79, 336 in 1990 and 99, 120 in 1995 with annual growth rate 2.5%. At present, the total population of Ilagan is 121,390. Using the projected annual growth rate of 2.5%, the population is expected to be 121.097 in 1999, 323,121 in 2008 and 126,606 in 2001.

ocio-Economic Features



Ilagan’s major industry is furniture. Located along National Highway in Barangay Alinguigan 2nd & 3rd, furnitures are made of quality narra woods. These barangays of Alinguigan 2nd and Alinguigan 3rd are comprises the so-called Butaka City of Ilagan, wherein the Giant Butaka of the Philippines was recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Food & Beverage

There are several food & beverage establishments in the municipality. The largest of which is the Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines plant for soft drinks and Jack Confectionery a wine fermentation plant. There are 15 bakeries/bakeshops and one ice cream/ice drop processor.

Agri-support Activities

Most of the industries in the town are agri-based. For the past ten years, there has been a great number of local investment on poultry and hog raising industry. Presently, there are seven poultry contract growers and 33 small and medium scale hog raisers.

Other support facilities are warehouses and mini-rice mill located in the different barangays of the town which support the farmers storage needs during harvest season.p9upu9

Jeep and Tricycle Body Building

There are five jeepney assembly shops and four tricycle sidecar maker which responds to the increasing need for transportation service in the municipality.

Commerce and Trade

Ilagan have two public markets: the Pamilihang Bayan ng Ilagan located at Centro in Poblacion and the newly constructed multi-million New Ilagan Public Market complex in Baligatan. The increasing number of market goers coming from within the town and adjacent municipalities prompted the municipal officials to contract modern market.

The AM City Complex in Alibagu will be soon to open in the municipality that will open new doors to commerce and trade.



There are 29.313 km of concrete out of 24.56 km. Of national growth that passes through the municipality. Other road networks are 33,005 km provincial roads, 8,909 municipal streets and 269,713 km of barangay roads.

Ilagan is accessible by all means of land transportation. From the Poblacion to the 91 barangays and five adjacent municipalities. The regular jeepneys trips from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm while tricycle trips for 24 hours.

There are terminals of 5 transport companies with air-con buses in the Poblacion while other buses passes by to and from Tuguegarao and Manila.


Major communication facilities in Ilagan are provided by PLDT and Philippine Postal Corporation Companies such as RCPI, PT&T, Digitel, Smart Communications, Globe Telecom, Sun Cellular and Bureau of Telecom are among those serving in the increasing for telecommunication service.

As well as, there are two local publications aside from tabloids of national circulation.


Residential areas and establishments in Ilagan source their energy needs from Isabela Electric Cooperative (ISELCO) II. Based on MPDO record, 63 out of 91 barangays are energized.


Ilagan, Isabela is politically subdivided into 91 barangays. Ilagan has the most number of barangays in the province of Isabela. With registered voters of approximately 72,000 as of 2007.

Education, Culture and Sports

Ilagan is the center of education in its neighboring municipalities of Tumauini, Gamu, Roxas, Quirino, Naguilian and Delfin Albano in the Province of Isabela. Ilagan houses the [ Isabela State University] , some colleges and other educational institutions.

It is the center of the first cooperative college in Asia Pacific, the Isabela Polytechnic Cooperative College.

List of different educational institutions in Ilagan, Isabela

* Albano Colleges
* Central Isabela Christian Academy
* Chronicles Institute of Isabela
* Chung Hua Institute
* Colegio de Ilagan
* Ilagan Sports High School
* Isabela National High School
* Isabela Polytechnic Cooperative College
* Isabela School of Arts and Trades
* Isabela Unified School
* [ Isabela State University]
* [ Saint Ferdinand College]
* San Antonio Agro-Industrial Vocational High School
* [ Systems Technology Institute]

Ilagan was the venue of the Palarong Pambansa 1993 at the Isabela Sports Complex in barangay Alibagu. The complex was constructed during the presidency of Fidel V. Ramos.

Media Networks

AM/FM Radio Stations

*DZYI (711 kHz)Angel Radio

Local TV Stations
*DZZN TV 4 National Broadcasting Network

Cable TV/Satellite Stations

*Polaris Cable Vision, Inc.
*Digna Abad Galura (1888 Cable TV Network)
*Antonio E. Diongzon (Parabola Enterprises)
*Orlando N. Dalit, Sr. (Sta. Isabel Cable TV System)

Local Newspaper

*The Valley Times Press
* [ Northern Sierra Madre Express]

External links

* [ Philippine Standard Geographic Code]
* [ 2000 Philippine Census Information]
* [ NSCB - ActiveStats - PSGC Interactive - Municipality: ILAGAN (Capital)]
* [ Municipality of Ilagan]
* [ Republic Act 8474: An Act Converting the Municipality of Ilagan into a component city of the Province of Isabela to be known as the City of Ilagan]
* [ House Bill 3847: An Act Amending RA 8474]
* [ House Bill 3847: Committe Hearing Report on Reconversion of Ilagan, Isabela into a city]
* [ The Biggest Armchair in the Philippines, and The Biggest Binallay]
* [ ILAGAN: Home of one of the World's Largest Armchair "BUTAKA"]
* [ ABS-CBN's Knowledge Power hosted by Ka Ernie Baron: "Butaka: Higanteng Upuan ng Ilagan, Isabela"]
* [ ILAGAN - Online Information article about ILAGAN]

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