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Isabela, Philippines

Isabela is the place where Emilio Aguinaldo was captured by the Americans. The Philippine Revolution ended. with more than 4,200 US soldiers, 20,000 Filipino soldiers and 200,000 filipino civilians dead, The beginning of the American Occupation.




Culture and Traditions
Isabela, being the second largest Philippine province, is the most populated province among the five provinces in the Cagayan Valley region
(Region 2). According to recent statistics, Isabela has a population of 1,401,495 people, which comprises about 46 percent of the population in the region.

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Economy of Isabela
Isabela’s primary source of income lies on its rich agricultural lands. The province is known for its hectares of affluent, rich lands, which are suitable to a wide variety of agricultural commodities. As of 2009, Isabela’s total cropland area is 388,800.01 hectares. About 35% (133,214 hectares) of its total land area is planted with rice and another 35% (135,921.5) of it is planted with corn.

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Government of Isabela
Isabela is one of the 80 provinces in the Philippines. The Cagayan Region is under the jurisdiction of the Philippine constitution and abides by its conditions accordingly. It follows a Democratic Republic system of government. The provincial governor is the chief executive and head of the province. He/She is elected to a term of three years.

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History of Isabela
Isabela is the second largest Philippines. It is situated in the Cagayan Valley Region (Region 2) in Northern Luzon. Its capital is Ilagan. Isabela is bored by provinces Aurora, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Ifugao, Mountain Province, Kalinga, and Cagayan.

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Tourism is relatively new in the province of Isabela. Isabela has a land area of 10,665 square kilometers, which makes up almost 40 percent of the Cagayan region. It is the largest province in the region and the second largest in the Philippines next to Palawan. The province is bounded by Cagayan province on the north; Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino and Aurora on the south; Cordillera Administrative Region on the west; and the Pacific Ocean on the east.

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Festivals in Isabela
One of the major tourist attractions in Isabela is its unique and fun festivals. Being under the Spanish rule for 300 years, the Filipinos have adopted the Spanish tradition of celebrating fiestas and festivals honoring the town’s /city’s patron saint.

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Notable People in Isabela
Isabela is the biggest province in the Cagayan Valley Region. From being a noble and simple province, it is now one of the premier provinces of the north. Recently, it has been dubbed as the “Rice Granary of the North” after being recognized as the Most Outstanding Province in Food Security in Gawad Sapat Ani Awards in the year 2000.

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