Aguinaldo Ifugao History, Tourist Spots, Festival

Aguinaldo is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Ifugao, Cordillera Region, Philippines.

Aguinaldo Municipal Hall
Aguinaldo Municipal Hall

Profile of Aguinaldo Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Eastern part of Ifugao (See map below)
Distance from Manila –> 410 kilometers
Distance from Baguio City via Isabela –> 246.3
Distance from Lagawe (Provincial Capital) –> 95.7 kilometers
Neighboring Towns –> Natonin in Mountain Province (north), Alfonso Lista (east), Santiago City in Isabela (south), and Mayoyao (west)
Area –> 538.05 km2 (207.74 sq mi)
Population –> 19,408 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Mountainous
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading
Major Products –> Rice, Corn, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Ifugao, Ilocano, Tagalog, English
Barangays –> (16)
Revenue (2016) –> 117,764,831.54
Legislative District –> Lone
Government Officials
Congressman –> Solomon Chungalao
Mayor –> Gaspar Chilagan Jr.
Vice Mayor –> Tony L. Chilagan
Aguinaldo Municipal Councilors (Sangguniang Bayan or SB Members)
Ricky Uchayan
Sharon Dapuyen
Melchor Bimmang
Ruben Maanao
Denis Padiangan
Susan Pengiton
Mario Chilagan
Manuel Lamag Jr.

History of Aguinaldo

The town of Aguinaldo was named after the first president of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo who made a brief stop over in the place during his flight to Palanan, Isabela to escape from the pursuing American invaders. It was carved out of some barrios of Mayoyao by virtue of Batas Pambansa Bilang 86 as approved on September 20, 1980.

Economy of Aguinaldo

Aguinaldo is a primarily an agricultural town where rice and corn are the main products.

Tourist Spots in Aguinaldo

Ampangal Waterfalls
Mt. Angnge overviewing the Cagayan Valley
Bulinit Rice Terraces
Ducligan Rice Terraces
Henalong Rice Terraces
Jacmal Rice Terraces
Lupong Rice Terraces
Pajpaj Rice Terraces

Festivals in Aguinaldo

Apar Ad Aguinaldo Festival is celebrated to advance the culture of the residents and the development of the town. Literally, it means hunting a camp for wild animals or fish.

Map of Aguinaldo Municipality in Ifugao Province

See also: Profile of Mayor Gaspar Chilagan Jr., Governor Jerry Dalipog

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