Valencia Bukidnon History, Tourist Spots, Festival

Valencia is a 2nd class inland city of Bukidnon Province in Northern Mindanao Region, Philippines.

Profile of Valencia City (Geography)
Location –> Northern Mindanao in Southern Philippines (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Lantapan and Malaybalay City (north), San Fernando (east), Quezon and Maramag (south), Pangantucan and Talakag (west)
Area –> 587.29 km2 (226.75 sq mi)
Population –> 192,993 (2015 Census)
No. of Barangays –> 31
Revenue (2016) –> 937,075,572.90
Terrain –> Plateau with hills and mountains
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Corn, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Bisaya (Cebuano),Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> 4th
Government Officials (2019-2022)
Congressman –> Rogelio Neil Roque
Mayor –> Azucena Huervas
Vice Mayor –> Policarpo P. Murillo IV
Councilors (Sangguniang Panlungsod or SP members):
Hon. Laarni L. Roque
Hon. Alfredo P. LaviƱa
Hon. Rodrigo A. Rosal
Hon. Teodoro Roteo T. Pepito
Hon. Oliver Owen L. Garcia
Hon. Glenn P. Peduche
Hon. Cleofe A. Mabao
Hon. Helen T. Bernal
Hon. John Lee B. Quillo
Hon. Eduardo D. Chan
ABC President – Hon. Rogelio P. Hera, Jr.
IP Mandatory Representative – Hon. Bobby B. Enabong
SK Federation President – Hon. Jairrah Mae A. Lazanas

History of Valencia

Valencia was formerly a barangay of Malaybalay, the capital of Bukidnon. On January 16, 1961, it was separated and became an independent municipality with Teodoro Pepito and Ernesto Garcia as the first mayor and first vice mayor respectively. On January 6, 2000, the town was converted into a city by virtue of Republic Act no. 8985 approved by President Joseph Estrada. Jose Galario, Jr. and Leandro Jose Catarata were the first elected city mayor and city vice mayor respectively.

Economy, Business and Investment in Valencia

Agriculture plays an important role in the economy of Valencia City. Trading and service industries however are fast catching up as sources of livelihood of the residents.

Tourist Spots in Valencia

Pulangui River Bank
Lake Apo
Kasanayan Cave
Malingon Falls
Alamay Falls
Kimatahay Falls
San Agustin Parish Church
Rizal Park

Festival in Valencia

Gakit Festival

Map of Valencia City in Bukidnon

See also: List of Philippine Cities by Region and Province
See also: Biography of Governor Jose Maria Zubiri Jr.

Valencia City Bukidnon
Valencia City Bukidnon

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