The seat of the provincial government, Ilagan is a 1st class municipality located in the eastern coast of Isabela Province.
It is bounded on the north by Tumauini and Divilacan, on the east by the Pacific Ocean, on the south by Palanan,
San Mariano, and Benito Soliven, and on the west by Gamu and Quirino.
It has a total land area of 1,166 square kilometers and is composed of 91 barangays.
Ilagan is 398 kilometers north of Manila and can be reached in an 8 to 9 bus ride or in 45-minutes air travel
via Cauayan Airport.
Ilagan celebrates the Binallay Festival every 30th of May. The festival name is taken from the native rice cake which is a local delicacy.
Products and Industries
- Provincial Capitol
- Talavera Square Mall
- Northstar Mall
The economy of Ilagan is agriculture-based. Rice and corn are the major products. Manufacturing is slowly gaining ground.
The town is home to a large beverage bottling plant operated by Coca-Cola.
There are several furniture shops, automotive repair and assembly, cloth-making, bakeries, and other small-scale food processing.
As one of the largest towns of the Philippines in terms of population and area, Ilagan has the potential to become an
agro-industrial center. Investors are encouraged to establish commercial complexes and other real estate projects. Industries that can be developed
in this town are commercial poultry and hog raising, dairying, food processing, herbal medicine and essential oil production, biofuel processing,
agricultural implements, feed and fertilizer manufacturing, furniture, and metal works. The tourism potential of the town can be developed by putting up
sports and entertainment complexes, resorts, and demonstration farms.
Tourist Spots / Places of Interest
- Fuyot Spring National Park
- St. Ferdinand Cathedral
- Butaka - the world's largest Wooden Chair
- Sierra Madre Forest
- Provincial Capitol Compound
- Isabela Provincial Museum
Hotels And Resorts
- D'Infinity Hotel
- Empress Garden Hotel
- Hotel Romansville
- Marjs Hotel
- San Antonio Hotel
St. Ferdinand Cathedral (Credit to eye-in-the-blue-sky.blogspot.com)
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