Bayombong Nueva Vizcaya History, Tourist Spots, Festivals

Bayombong is a first class municipality in the province of Nueva Vizcaya, Cagayan Valley Region, Philippines. It is also the capital and the educational center of the province.

Bayombong Municipal Hall
Bayombong Municipal Hall (Photo Credit: )

Profile of Bayombong Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Northeastern Luzon (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Solano in the northeast, Quezon in the east, Bambang in the south, and Ambaguio in the west
Area –> 136.00 km2 (52.51 sq mi)
Population –> 61,512 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Plain along the Magat River and mountainous in the north and south
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading
Major Products –> Rice, corn, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items, Furniture
People/Language –> Tagalog, English
Mayor –> Ralph Lantion – see his biography here.
Vice Mayor –> Antonio Sergio G. Bagasao
Barangays: 25
Congressman –> Luisa Cuaresma

History

Bayombong was founded on June 12, 1739 when Father Pedro Freire, an Augustinian priest, celebrated the first mass in a makeshift chapel at the foot of the Bangan Hill. The area however came under the administration of the Dominican Friars after a few months. In 1754, the local government was formally organized.

Economy

Like other towns of Nueva Vizcaya, agriculture is the foremost economic activity. Rice, corn, coconut, fruit and vegetables, poultry and livestock are the main farm products.

Bayombong is home to several institutions of higher learning as well as to a modern hospital. Several resorts are also located in the town.

Being the provincial capital, the town offers great opportunities for investment. Having a sizable population which includes students from neighboring provinces, Bayombong is ripe for the establishment of a commercial complex. Other businesses that can be put up are the production of high value commercial crops and the processing thereof, commercial poultry and hog raising, raising of exotic animals such as rabbit, and deer, tourist related projects, and small to medium scale factories.

Tourist Spot

Provincial Capitol and Park

Nueva Vizcaya Capitol Park
Nueva Vizcaya Capitol Park

St. Dominic Cathedral

St. Dominic Cathedral Bayombong
St. Dominic Cathedral in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya

Bayombong Children’s Park
People’s Museum and Library

People's Museum and Library
People’s Museum and Library

Bangan Hill National Park
Bansing or Ammococan Falls
Rizal Shrine
Villa Margarita
Banaue Mountain Resort

Festivals

Ammungan Festival – celebrated to showcase the rich cultural heritage and history of the town

Schools, Colleges, Universities

St. Mary’s University (SMU)
Nueva Vizcaya State University
PLT College

Hospitals and Clinics

Veterans Regional Hospital

Map of Municipality

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