Cauayan City History, Tourist Spots, Festivals

Cauayan is a 3rd class component city of Isabela Province in northeastern Philippines.

Cauayan Seal
Cauayan Seal *Photo Credit: Facebook Page

Profile of Cauayan City (Geography)
Location –> Central part of Isabela Province in northern Luzon (See map below)
*Distance from Manila –> 401 Kilometers
Neighboring Towns –> Luna, Reina Mercedes, Benito Soliven, Alicia, Angadanan, and Cabatuan
Area –> 336.40 km2 (129.88 sq mi)
Population –> 129,523 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Flat
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Ilocano, Gaddang, Tagalog, English
No. of Barangays –> 65
Revenue (2016) –> 725,724,086.10

City Officials
Representative (6th District) –> Faustino “Inno” A. Dy V
Mayor –> Bernard Faustino La Madrid Dy
Vice Mayor –> Leoncio Dalin, Jr.
City Councilors (Sangguniang Panlungsod Members):
Cynthia Balayan
Danilo Asirit
Garry Galutera
Edgardo Atienza
Edgar De Luna
Paul Vincent Mauricio
Telesforo Mallillin
Reynaldo Uy
Bagnos Maximo
Rufino Arcega


Cauayan was founded as a town (pueblo) in 1740. It was converted into a city on March 30, 2001.

The city played and important role in the development of the tobacco industry in the Philippines. It is the site of Tabacalera Warehouse, known as Compania General de Tabacos de Filipinas during the Spanish period.

Economy, Business and Investment

Cauayan is a premier urban area in Cagayan Valley. Although its economy is primarily agricultural with rice and corn as the chief products, trading, services and industry are quickly developing as major sources of livelihood for many residents of the city. Manila-based shopping centers and real estate companies have put up branches in the city.

Isabela Province is accessible by air travel through Cauayan Airport. A plan to turn the city into an economic zone is on the drawing board.

Tourist Spots

Our Lady of Pilar Parish Church
Tabacalera and La Insular ancient bodegas
Jaycee Farm and Resort
Theo Antonio Resort


Gawagaway-yan Festival
Bambanti Festival

RELATED: Profile of Ilagan City
See also: List of Philippine Cities by Region and Province

Map of Cauayan City

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