Cabagan is a 1st class inland municipality of Isabela Province in Cagayan Valley Region, Philippines.
Profile of Cabagan Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Northern part of Isabela in northeastern Luzon, Philippines (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> San Pablo and Santa Maria (north), Maconacon (east), Tumauini and Santo Tomas (south), Rizal in Kalinga (west)
Area –> 430.40 km2 (166.18 sq mi)
Population –> 50,174 (2015 Census)
Revenue (2016) –> 150,464,623.36
Barangays –> 26
Terrain –> Lowland with mountains in the east and in the west
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, corn, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Ilocano, Ibanag, Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> 1st
Congressman –> Antonio “Tonypet” Albano
Mayor –> Christopher Mamuang
Vice Mayor –> Lovier V. Masigan
History of Cabagan
Cabagan was founded on November 30, 1646 and ecclesiastically on May 15, 1647 with Saint Paul the Apostle as the patron saint. On January 25, 1877, a new town site was established while the old town became the municipality of San Pablo.
Economy of Cabagan
Cabagan is an agricultural town where rice and corn are the main products. Trading and other service industries are chiefly done in the town center where big malls and commercial buildings begin to sprout. Tourism is being promoted as a viable alternative source of income.
The western part of the town is expected to catch up in terms of development as soon as the new bridge across the mighty Cagayan River becomes operational.
Tourist Spots in Cabagan
Cabagan Square Park
Malasi Tree Park and Wildlife Sanctuary in Barangay San Antonio
Bonsur Creek and Bananao Rice Terraces at Barangay Masipi East
St. Paul Parish Church
Biwag Shrine in Barangay Tallag
Festivals in Cabagan
Pansit (Pansi) Festival including the Kalesa, Kutseru, Kabayu (KKK) Festival
Map of Cabagan Municipality