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Agriculture

The City of Ilagan is primarily an agriculture economy. Vast tract of its utilized land zones are dedicated to

agriculture production, processing and trading of farm products. The city being one of the country’s top producer

of corn, recorded a production output of 157,292.19 mt per annum. Corn quality in this city is classified to be of

highest standard. The affirmation of this claim is supported by the award conferred to the city by the Department

of Agriculture being the corn capital of the Philippines. Another agriculture production given appropriate attention

is rice. The city produces as much as 66,377 mt of rice grains per annum with a production coverage area of

8,193.90 has. Support to production is given with the construction of Small River Impounding Project, intended

to convert idle lands for rice production. Water impounding systems are either constructed or maintained to

irrigate existing rice lands to sustain or increase production and other facilities to ensure cost efficiency and

marketability of products. As of 2012, record shows that there are approximately 11,774 female breed cow while

there 11,522 female carabao. These large animals are potential source of dairy products and meat for medium to

large scale production. Other products our farmers’ produces are High Value Commercial Crops such as

vegetables, fruits and legumes, fresh water fishes, poultry and livestock.

 

Major Product (Agriculture)

 

Annual Production Capacity (in Metric Tons)

Annual Production Capacity (in Metric Tons)

Quality Corn 157,292.19

Rice 66,377.00

Fisheries 209,690.00

31,188.00

8,193.90

157.13

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Tourism

 

In the 2011-2016 Regional Development Plan for Cagayan Valley, Ilagan is identified as an Eco-Tourism, Adventure

and Sight-Seeing destination of Region 2. True to its role in the tourism industry, Ilagan’s rich ecology offers a wide

array of adventure to nature lovers. Our existing tourism site, the Ilagan Sanctuary offers an exciting experience

such as the Zip Line, Cable Car, ATV Adventure and Wall Climbing, Paintball, Bike Zip, High ropes course. Also in

the sanctuary are amenities like mini-zoo, swimming pools and picnic grounds/gazebos, a perfect get-away for

family and groups. What is more marvelous in the Sanctuary that wows local and foreign visitors are natural caves

and the pinzal waterfall. Other potential tourist destination in Ilagan is the Abuan River located at the foot of the

Sierra Madre Mountains. Prospective activities in this area are sight-seeing in the Natural Park and white water

rafting adventure starting from the upstream of the river. Other landmarks of the city are the Boundary Landmark

in Alibagu, Rizal Park in the Poblacion. The largest Butaka in the Bonifacio Park and, the Mammangi Park.

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Commerce   and     Industry

 

Ilagan as Capital of the Province of Isabela is the site of two multi-national corporations: the Compaña De Filipinas or popularly known as Tabacalera that was established in 15th century during the Spanish Era and the bottling plant of the Coca-cola Company. Although there are limited supply of raw materials, wood industry in Barangay Alinguigan still strive to produce quality furniture products that are sold locally and in Metro Manila. Located also in the city is the biggest public market in Region 02, the Ilagan Public Market in Barangay Baligatan. Looking into the stretch of the four (4) km urban center are various small to medium sale commercial establishments to include the Northstar Mall, Talavera Square Mall and Xentro Mall. Likewise, popular fastfood chains like Jolibee, McDonalds, and Mang Inasal are established in strategic places drawing consumers from the different banrangays and towns. To sum it up, there are approximately 2,249 commercial and 68 medium to large scale industrial establishments trading and serving the needs of consumers from within and outside the City of Ilagan. Transportation  and Communication Services The City of Ilagan is the only locality in the Cagayan Valley Region wherein Jeepneys (local mass transport system) pass within the thoroughfares of the urban center. Approximately, 474 jeepneys serve passengers who are mostly students, office- workers and consumers. Augmenting the need for transport services are 3,040 tricycles that plies the inner sections of the city. Aside from these modes of transportation, Public Utility Buses from Manila bound to Tuguegarao and vice versa traverses the national highway as well as vans to and from the cities of Santiago, Cauayan and Tuguegarao. Presence of Communication Systems in Ilagan opens easy access to people here and outside the city. Serving the customers are the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT), Globe Telecom, Smart Communications and Sun Cellular. These telecommunication companies are serving Ilagan customers with clear call, text and internet signals. Other facilities present in the city are the Philippines Postal Corporation, LBC, DHL and JRS delivering all forms of letters and parcels in various locations in the country.

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Commerce and Industry


      Ilagan as Capital of the Province of Isabela is the site of two multi-national corporations: the Compaña De Filipinas or popularly known as Tabacalera that was established in 15th century during the Spanish Era and the bottling plant of the Coca-cola Company. Although there are limited supply of raw materials, wood industry in Barangay Alinguigan still strive to produce quality furniture products that are sold locally and in Metro Manila. Located also in the city is the biggest public market in Region 02, the Ilagan Public Market in Barangay Baligatan. Looking into the stretch of the four (4) km urban center are various small to medium sale commercial establishments to include the Northstar Mall, Talavera Square Mall and Xentro Mall. Likewise, popular fastfood chains like Jolibee, McDonalds, and Mang Inasal are established in strategic places drawing consumers from the different banrangays and towns. To sum it up, there are approximately 2,249 commercial and 68 medium to large scale industrial establishments trading and serving the needs of consumers from within and outside the City of Ilagan.

 

Transportation and Communication Services


The City of Ilagan is the only locality in the Cagayan Valley Region wherein Jeepneys (local mass transport system) pass within the thoroughfares of the urban center. Approximately, 474 jeepneys serve passengers who are mostly students, office- workers and consumers. Augmenting the need for transport services are 3,040 tricycles that plies the inner sections of the city. Aside from these modes of transportation, Public Utility Buses from Manila bound to Tuguegarao and vice versa traverses the national highway as well as vans to and from the cities of Santiago, Cauayan and Tuguegarao. Presence of Communication Systems in Ilagan opens easy access to people here and outside the city. Serving the customers are the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT), Globe Telecom, Smart Communications and Sun Cellular. These telecommunication companies are serving Ilagan customers with clear call, text and internet signals. Other facilities present in the city are the Philippines Postal Corporation, LBC, DHL and JRS delivering all forms of letters and parcels in various locations in the country.

 

Bank and other Financial Institutions


For an economy to prosper, existence of banks and other forms of financial institutions in a locality is a necessity. Such institutions offer investment capital through loan and other credit facility for entrepreneurs and other needs. In the city exists 10 commercial banks, 4 rural banks and 8 lending investment situated within the urban center

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