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ABOUT LANAO DEL NORTE

ABOUT LANAO DEL NORTE

 

     Lanao del Norte is situated in Northern Mindanao, along the northwest and southwest coast of the Mindanao Island. Its boundaries include Iligan Bay on the North, the provinces of Lanao del Sur and Bukidnon to the East, Illana Bay and the Celebes Sea to the South and Southwest, and the province of Zamboanga del Sur and Panguil Bay to the West, with the province of Misamis Occidental on the opposite side of Panguil Bay. The province is a land bridge that links Western Mindanao to Central and Eastern Mindanao. Pagadian, Ozamis, Tangub, Marawi, and Iligan are the nearby cities within the radius of Lanao del Norte. One can reach Lanao del Norte through Cagayan de Oro or Ozamis airports. The travel time by road is 90mins from Cagayan de Oro and 30 mins from Ozamis (by crossing Panguil Bay via barge). Five of its municipalities (Linamon, Kauswagan, Bacolod, Maigo, and Kolambugan) are within the Iligan-Cagayan Industrial Corridor. Ten of its municipalities are coastal towns blessed with rich fishing grounds: the Illana Bay, Panguil Bay, and Iligan Bay. Twelve municipalities are upland towns blessed with vast agricultural and forestry based crops and products. Muslim communities are generally found in the interior; whereas, Christian communities are found in the coast. The province prides itself as a major contributor to the overall development of Mindanao. It hosts three of the seven Agus Hydropower Plants, which generates 80% of the Mindanao power grid. There are more than 70,000 hectares of coconut land found in Lanao del Norte, and is the second largest producer of copra in the region. Other major products include rice, fruits, corn, and aquaculture products. The province of Lanao was divided into Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur on July 4, 1959 with the passage of Republic Act 2228. Iligan City once served as the capital of Lanao del Norte until June 24, 1982. The capital of the province was moved to the municipality of Tubod in pursuance to Batas Pambansa 181. Lanao del Norte is currently governed by Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo.

LOCATION, LAND AREA AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISION

 

Geographic Location

Lanao del Norte is located in the northwestern part of Mindanao and is administratively part of Region 10 since 2001. It is located at approximately 7.8722° North latitude and 123.8858° East longitude (Map 1: Location).

The Province of Lanao del Norte, in the national geographic setting, is situated in the southern part of the Philippines. It is located south of the Visayas group of islands, particularly the island of Bohol, from which it is approximately 165 kilometers. It is accessible by boat from the islands of Bohol, Cebu Negros and other islands in the Visayas.

On the regional context, the Province is situated in northern Mindanao.  It is bounded on the north by Iligan Bay, on the northeastern side by the Province of Misamis Oriental where the Cagayan-Iligan Corridor is generally situated, on the southeast by Lanao del Sur, on the west by the Provinces of Misamis Occidental and Zamboanga del Sur which are also accessible by water and land transportation systems, and on the south by Illana Bay. The Province links the western, eastern and central Mindanao.  It is the land bridge of Zamboanga Peninsula to the rest ofMindanao and serves as the gateway to the different cities such as Pagadian, Tangub, Oroquieta, Ozamiz via the Tukuran-Malabang highway and Lanao del Sur via the Tubod-Ganassi national highway.

Lanao del Norte has a coastal to mountain ecosystems since the Province lies along the coasts of Iligan and Kolambugan Bays stretching up to the tip of Panguil Bay and extending to the coast of Illana Bay in the south.

Land Area

Lanao del Norte has a total land area of 3,824.79 square kilometers, representing almost 19% of Region’s total land area. The province ranks number 2 area-wise among the five provinces of the region.  The breakdown of land area by city/municipal components adopted the LGU claims reconciled with the GIS generated data.

Table 3.1 Land Area by Province, Region X

Province

Total Land Area

(Sq. Km.)

% Share
Bukidnon

10,498.59

52.01

Camiguin

291.87

1.44

Lanao del Norte

3,824.79

18.95

Misamis Occidental

2,055.22

10.18

Misamis Oriental

3,515.70

17.42

Total

20,186.17

100.00

Source: RPFP, 2004-2030

     The highly urbanized city of Iligan has a total land area of 132.63 sq. km. which is 3.47% of the province’s total land area. The District of Mandulog covers the biggest the land area of 809.54 sq. km. constituting 21.17% of total area. Among the municipalities, Nunungan accounted for the biggest land area of 486.25 hectares or 12.7% of the province’s total land area, while the municipality of Linamon has the smallest land area.

 

Table 3.2 Land Area by Municipality/City, Province of Lanao del Norte

Municipality/City

Total Land Area

%  Share

In hectares

In square kilometers

Iligan City

13,262.57

132.63

3.47

Bacolod

10,410.00

104.10

2.72

Baloi

7,889.14

78.89

2.06

Baroy

8,009.29

80.09

2.09

Kapatagan

18,791.57

187.92

4.91

Kauswagan

6,037.60

60.38

1.58

Kolambugan

13,455.00

134.55

3.52

Lala

14,025.00

140.25

3.67

Linamon

2,318.79

23.19

0.61

Magsaysay

12,099.18

120.99

3.16

Maigo

12,130.00

121.30

3.17

Mandulog District

80,954.28

809.54

21.17

Matungao

4,526.38

45.26

1.18

Munai

21,218.00

212.18

5.55

Nunungan

48,625.00

486.25

12.71

Pantao Ragat

9,010.00

90.10

2.36

Pantar

4,467.69

44.68

1.17

Poona-Piagapo

9,572.05

95.72

2.50

Salvador

11,399.00

113.99

2.98

Sapad

14,003.00

140.03

3.66

SND (Karomatan)

25,,055.00

250.55

6.55

Tagoloan

5,130.18

51.30

1.34

Tangkal

12,029.35

120.29

3.15

Tubod

18,060.59

180.61

4.72

Lanao del Norte

382,478.66

3824.79

100.00

Source: CLUPs; PPDO

Political Subdivisions

     The province is composed of one city (Iligan) and 22 municipalities namely: Bacolod, Baloi, Baroy, Kapatagan, Kauswagan, Kolambugan, Lala, Linamon, Magsaysay, Munai, Matungao, Maigo, Nunungan, Pantar, Pantao-Ragat, Poona-Piagapo, Salvador, Sapad, Sultan Naga Dimaporo, Tagoloan, Tangkal and Tubod.  It has a total of 506 barangays. Among the municipalities, Sultan Naga Dimaporo has the most number of barangays (37) while the municipalities of Linamon and Tagoloan have the least number of barangays.

Table 3.3 Number of Barangays by Municipality/City

Municipality

 

Number of Barangays

1.Iligan City

2. Bacolod

3. Baloi

4. Baroy

5. Kapatagan

6. Kauswagan

7. Kolambugan

8. Lala

9. Linamon

10. Magsaysay

11. Maigo

12. Matungao

13. Munai

14. Nunungan

15. Pantao-Ragat

16. Pantar

17. Poona-Piagapo

18. Salvador

19. Sapad

20. Sultan Naga Dimaporo

21. Tagoloan

22. Tangkal

23. Tubod

44

16

21

23

33

13

26

27

8

24

13

12

26

25

20

21

26

25

17

37

7

18

24

 

TOTAL

 

506

Source: DILG

Color Team Participation

Objectives

     The employees sportsfest primarily seeks to enhance the effectivity and efficiency of the provincial government employees through physical fitness. Specifically, it is aimed at:

  • Sustaining teamwork among members of the color team;
  • Enhancing good camaraderie among employees and;
  • Institutionalizing activities for physical fitness.

     This activity shall be held every year. It shall start on the month of September being the Civil Service month and culminate on December of the same year. Awarding of winners shall be done during the annual Christmas Party.

 

Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte service Pledge

 

We, the official and employees of the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte, commit to:

 

Perform our duties and responsibilities selflessly with utmost

 

Effectivity and efficiency with strict compliance to our service standards

 

Observing supreme courtesy and honesty in rendering

 

Public service without prejudice

 

Leading to our client’s satisfaction and

 

Empowering the public through access to information of our services.

 

Frontline services are readily available

 

Implementing social, economic, infrastructure and development programs that are

 

Responsive to the needs of our constituents to

 

Serve the best interest thereby addressing

 

True peace, unity and prosperity in Lanao del Norte.

 

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