Quezon Nueva Vizcaya History, Tourist Spots, Festival

Quezon is a 4th class inland municipality of Nueva Vizcaya Province in Cagayan Valley Region, northern Philippines.

Quezon Nueva Vizcaya Municipal Hall
Quezon Nueva Vizcaya Municipal Hall (Photo Credit: wikicommons)

Profile of Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Northeast of Nueva Vizcaya in Northeastern Luzon (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Solano, Bagabag and Diadi (north), Diffun in Quirino Province (east), Kasibu (south), and Bambang and Bayombong (west)
Area –> 187.50 km2 (72.39 sq mi)
Population –> 21,056 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Mountainous
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Corn, Vegetables, Coconut, Handicraft
People/Language –> Ilocano, Ifugao, Bungkalot, Kalanguya, Ibaloi, Tagalog, English
Barangays: (12) Aurora, Baresbes, Buliwao, Bonifacio, Calaocan, Caliat, Darubba, Maddiangat, Nalubbunan, Runruno, Maasin, and Dagupan
Revenue (2016) –> 79,984,186.27
Legislative District –> Lone
Government Officials
Congresswoman –> Luisa Cuaresma
Mayor –> Dolores Binwag
Vice Mayor –> Virgilio Savedra
COUNCILORS (Sangguniang Bayan or SB Members):
Amor “Kayawkaw” Antonio Dincog
Romualyn “Remy” Morano Madalipay
Dodoy Rafael
Renante Jose
Jimmy Rafael
Irwin “Win” Garcia Paulino
Eduardo Dasalla
Evelyn Arreola

History of Quezon, Nueva Vizcaya

Formerly a territory of Solano, the town of Quezon was created by virtue of Republic Act No. 4327 signed by President Carlos Garcia on June 18, 1961.

In late October 2006, typhoon “Paeng” brought untold destruction on the town of Quezon especially the village of Runruno where flash floods wiped away many houses.

Economy of Quezon Municipality in Nueva Vizcaya

The municipality of Quezon is primarily an agricultural town where most people are engaged in rice and corn farming. Some families raise hogs and chicken while others plant vegetables and root crops. Many migrants from Ifugao Province brought with them their wood carving and weaving skills so they are able produce furnitures and handicrafts.

Quezon is rich in mineral resources especially gold. Some residents are engaged in small mining.

Tourist Spots

Mt. Palali
Mangilocos Falls
Lintungan Falls
Mapalyao Falls
St. Francis Assisi Parish Church

Festivals

Quezon Town Fiesta
Map of Quezon Municipality in Nueva Vizcaya

See also: Profile of Mayor Dolores Binwag , Governor Carlos Padilla

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