Luna La Union Tourist Spots, History, Festival

Luna is a 3rd class coastal municipality of La Union province in Region 1, Philippines.

Municipal Hall of Luna La Union
Municipal Hall of Luna, La Union (Credit: Judge Floro)

Profile of Luna Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Northern part of La Union in Northwestern Luzon (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Bangar (northeast), Balaoan (south)
Area –> 42.90 km2 (16.56 sq mi)
Population –> 35,802 (2015 Census)
Revenue (2018) –> 146,299,620.31
Barangays –> 40
Terrain –> Coastal Plain with some hills
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Corn, Fish, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Ilocano, Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> 1st
Government Officials
Congressman –> Pablo Ortega
Mayor –> Rachel Pinzon
Vice Mayor –> Oscar Reyes

History of Luna

The town of Luna was previously known as Namacpacan. It was renamed as Luna after the famous Luna brothers: Revolutionary General Antonio and Spoliarium painter Juan whose mother, Doña Laureana Novicio Luna, was a native of Namacpacan.

Namacpacan was established as a municipality on October 18, 1906 during the terms of Governor Joaquin Luna and Mayor Primitivo Resurrección Novicio, renaming it as “Luna” through Philippine Commission Act No. 1543.

Economy of Luna

Luna is an agricultural town where rice, corn and fish are the major products.

Tourist Spots in Luna

Baluarte Watch Tower
Darigayos Beach
Darigayos Military Shrine and Park
Immuki Island
Luna Pebble Beach
Nalvo Sur Beach
Occalong Falls
Our Lady of Namacpacan Statue dating back to 1871 and is lovingly called “Apo Baket”
Santa Catalina de Alejandria Parish Church

Festivals in Luna

Pinnakan Festival

Map of Luna Municipality in La Union

See also: Profile of Mayor Rachel Pinzon, Governor Francisco Ortega III

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