Luna is a 3rd class coastal municipality of La Union province in Region 1, Philippines.
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
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 Military Shrine and Park
Luna Pebble Beach
Nalvo Sur Beach
Our Lady of Namacpacan Statue dating back to 1871 and is lovingly called “Apo Baket”
Santa Catalina de Alejandria Parish Church
Festivals in Luna
Map of Luna Municipality in La Union