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Economic Structure: Regional and National Context

 

Northern Mindanao’s economy measured by the Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) is one of the country’s growing economies.  In the 2006 GRDP estimates of Region X, the service sector accounted for the largest share of 39%.  This was followed by the industry sector at 31% and agri, fishery, forestry sector at 30%.  The provincial economy more or less follows the regional trend with the inclusion of the city of Iligan in the analysis.

 

Table1. Gross Regional Domestic Product by Region (In thousand  pesos; at constant prices), 2007

Region

2006

2007

% Change

Philippines

1,276,872,488

1,368,641,131

7.19

NCR

Metro Manila

414,306,394

446,792,681

7.84

CAR

Cordillera Admin. Region

28,395,147

30,447,088

7.23

I

Ilocos Region

38,167,877

40,396,003

5.84

II

Cagayan Valley

25,495,525

27,186,807

6.63

III

Central Luzon /2

107,438,389

114,001,389

6.11

IV

Southern Tagalog /1

IV A

CALABARZON /3

157,432,538

166,077,173

5.49

IV B

MIMAROPA /4

34,290,103

37,506,018

9.38

V

Bicol Region

35,389,587

38,106,061

7.68

VI

Western Visayas

91,857,900

98,963,378

7.74

VII

Central Visayas

90,292,543

98,168,067

8.72

VIII

Eastern Visayas

28,089,597

28,982,963

3.18

IX

Zamboanga Peninsula /5

32,665,145

35,075,036

7.38

X

Northern Mindanao /6

62,651,117

67,597,096

7.89

XI

Davao Region /7

57,863,091

61,756,506

6.73

XII

SOCCSKSARGEN /8

44,725,046

47,743,622

6.75

ARMM

Muslim Mindanao /9

11,288,866

11,893,340

5.35

XIII

CARAGA

16,523,620

17,947,902

8.62

Source: NSCB

 

In the absence of production data by industry, family income is used in the analysis as surrogate data to describe the structure of the provincial economy.

 

Region 10 has a total family income of PhP 65,459,408 of which Agriculture/Fishery/Forestry is the dominant sector in the regional economy with a 35% share.  It is followed by the following industries in the order of dominance: Community/Social/Personal Services (23%), Wholesale/Retail (13%), Transportation/Storage/Communication (10%), Manufacturing, Finance/Real Estate/Business Services (9%), Construction (4%) and Electricity/Gas/Water (2%).

 

 

 

Figure 1:  Gross Regional Domestic Product by Industrial Origin, Region X

 

Among the five provinces in the region, Lanao del Norte contributes 19.4% of the regional economy. The largest contributor is the province of Misamis Oriental (37.0%) followed by the province of Bukidnon (31.4%).

 

Table2.  Total Family Income (P1000) by Province in Region X, CY 2000

Province

Kind of Business/Industry

Agri/

Fish/

Forestry

Manufac-

turing

Elec/

Gas

Water

Cons-

truction

Wholesale/

Retail

Transp/

Stor/

Comm

Finance/

Real Est/

Bus Ser

Comm/

Social/

Per Serv

Total

%

Share

Bukidnon

13,054,639

1,276,486

67,386

434,846

1,399,936

1,050,241

558,235

2,721,092

20,562,861

31

Camiguin

510,500

22,073

8,818

82,655

98,991

45,908

90,506

239,110

1,098,561

2

Lanao del
Norte

3,342,979

1,089,513

253,589

635,247

1,660,890

1,347,750

690,917

3,659,152

12,680,037

19

Misamis
Oriental

3,633,423

2,986,512

638,311

1,281,469

4,384,286

3,387,731

1,313,736

6,829,094

24,454,562

37

Misamis
Occidental

2,390,907

323,432

55,140

412,914

803,559

800,922

325,446

1,551,067

6,663,387

10

Region X

22,932,448

5,698,016

1,023,244

2,847,131

8,347,662

6,632,552

2,978,840

14,999,515

65,459,408

100

%
Distribution

35.0

9.0

2.0

4.0

13.0

10.0

5.0

23.0

100.0

Source: NSO

Table 3:  Joint Probability – Shares of Total Family Income by Kind of  Business/ Industry, Region X,  2000

Province

Kind of Business/Industry

Total

Agri/

Fish/

Forestry

Manufac-

Turing

Elec/Gas

Water

Cons-

truction

Whole

sale/

Retail

Transp/

Stor/

Comm

Finance/

Real Est/Bus Ser

Comm/

Social/ Per Serv

Bukidnon

19.9%

2.0%

0.1%

0.7%

2.1%

1.6%

0.9%

4.2%

31.4%

Camiguin

0.8%

0.0%

0.0%

0.1%

0.2%

0.1%

0.1%

0.4%

1.7%

Lanao del Norte

5.1%

1.7%

0.4%

1.0%

2.5%

2.1%

1.1%

5.6%

19.4%

Misamis Oriental

5.6%

4.6%

1.0%

2.0%

6.7%

5.2%

2.0%

10.4%

37.4%

Misamis Occidental

3.7%

0.5%

0.1%

0.6%

1.2%

1.2%

0.5%

2.4%

10.2%

Region X

35.0%

8.7%

1.6%

4.3%

12.8%

10.1%

4.6%

22.9%

100%

Economic Structure:Concentration and Specialization

Lanao del Norte ranks next to Misamis Oriental in terms of concentration in the following industries: Electricity/Gas/Water, Construction, Wholesale/Retail, Transportation/Storage/Communication, Finance/Real Estate/Business Services and Community/Social/Personal Services.  Agriculture/Fishery/Forestry sector is concentrated in Bukidnon and followed by Misamis Oriental.

 

Table 4.  Concentration – Total Family Income (P1000) by Kind of Business/   Industry, Region X, CY 2000

Province

Kind of Business/Industry

Agri/Fish/

Forestry

Manufac-

turing

Elec/Gas

Water

Cons-

truction

Wholesale/

Retail

Transp/

Stor/Comm

Finance/

Real Est/Bus Ser

Comm/

Social/ Per Serv

Bukidnon

56.9%

22.4%

6.6%

6.6%

15.3%

15.8%

18.7%

18.1%

Camiguin

2.2%

0.4%

0.9%

0.9%

2.9%

0.7%

3.0%

1.6%

Lanao del Norte

14.6%

19.1%

24.8%

24.8%

22.3%

20.3%

23.2%

24.4%

Misamis Oriental

15.8%

52.4%

62.4%

62.4%

45.0%

51.1%

44.1%

45.5%

Misamis Occidental

10.4%

5.7%

5.4%

5.4%

14.5%

12.1%

10.9%

10.3%

Region X

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

Note: computed from Table 3.37

 

In terms of industry specialization, the provinces of Lanao del Norte and Misamis Oriental specialize in community/social/personal services.  These are attributed to the presence of highly urbanized cities in these provinces, Iligan and Cagayan de Oro, respectively. Apart from these highly urbanized cities which are centers of higher level community/social/personal services, the economies of Lanao del Norte and Misamis Oriental are still highly agricultural. On the other hand, Bukidnon, Camiguin and Misamis Occidental specialize in agriculture/fishery/forestry.

Table 5.  Specialization – Total Family Income (P1000) by Kind of Business/ Industry, Region X, 2000

Province

Kind of Business/Industry

Total

Agri/Fish/

Fores-

Try

Manu

fac-

turing

Elec/Gas

Water

Cons-

truction

Whole

sale/

Retail

Transp/

Stor/

Comm

Finance/

Real Est/Bus Ser

Comm/

Social/ Per Serv

Bukidnon

63.5%

6.2%

0.3%

2.1%

6.8%

5.1%

2.7%

13.2%

100.0%

Camiguin

46.5%

2.0%

0.8%

7.5%

9.0%

4.2%

8.2%

21.8%

100.0%

Lanao del Norte

26.4%

8.6%

2.0%

5.0%

13.1%

10.6%

5.4%

28.9%

100.0%

Misamis Oriental

14.9%

12.2%

2.6%

5.2%

17.9%

13.9%

5.4%

27.9%

100.0%

Misamis Occidental

35.9%

4.9%

0.8%

6.2%

12.1%

12.0%

4.9%

23.3%

100.0%

Region 10

35.0%

8.7%

1.6%

4.3%

12.8%

10.1%

4.6%

22.9%

100.0%

Note: computed from Table 3.27

 

 

Economic Performance

Data on investment and export are used as gauge of the province’s economic performance vis-à-vis other provinces in the region.  In terms of investment, data sources include the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA).

 

  • Investment

DTI-Monitored Investment. Three provinces in the region, namely, Bukidnon, Lanao del Norte and Camiguin experienced an increase in investment by 41%, 34% and 6%, respectively.  However, the region’s total investment was pulled down as investment of Misamis Oriental, which contributes 39.27% of the region’s total investment, declined by 58% from 15,992.38 million in 2006 to 6,705.46 million in 2007.

 

Table 6. Value of DTI-Monitored Investments Region X, 2006 and 2007(In Million Pesos)

Province

2006

2007

2007

Percent Share

Percent Change

Bukidnon

5,080.39

7,161.81

41.94

40.97

Camiguin

175.71

186.76

1.09

6.29

Lanao del Norte

1,670.67

2,238.51

13.11

33.99

Misamis Occidental

858.53

781.95

4.58

(8.92)

Misamis Oriental

15,992.38

6,705.46

39.27

(58.07)

Total

23,777.68

17,074.49

100.0

(28.19)

Source:
DTI-X

Excluding Iligan City, Lanao del Norte’s investment reached 86,995,936 in 2008, an increase of 6% from the 2006 figure.  This is due to huge increases in the following sectors: i) wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles, motorcycles and personal and household goods and ii) other community, social and personal service activities of 46% and 175%, respectively.

 

The bulk of investment consistently attributed to the contribution made by the wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles, motorcycles and personal and household goods which recorded a total of 309 business names registrations.

 

Table 7. Investment by Capitalization & Ownership, Lanao del Norte

Indicator

BN Registration

INVESTMENT (in PHP)

2007

2008

% Change

2007

2008

%

Change

Investment by Capitalization
Micro

552

466

(16)

81,817,101

66,995,936

(18)

Small

3

1

(67)

470,000

20,000,000

4,155

Medium

0

0

Cottage

0

0

Total

555

467

(16)

82,287,101

86,995,936

6

Investment by Ownership
Single

544

454

(17)

79,546,101

82,107,204

3

Partnership

0

1

0

200,000

Corporation

11

10

(1)

2,741,000

4,315,216

57

Cooperative

0

2

2

0

373,516

Total

555

467

(16)

82,287,101

86,995,936

6

Source:
DTI, Lanao del Norte

Table 8. Registered Business Names by Sectoral Classification*, 2007 & 2008

Sectoral Classification

No. of BN

Investment (in PhP)

2007

2008

% Change

2007

2008

% Change

Agriculture, Hunting & Forestry

0

2

0

650,000

Fishing

1

2

100

1,000,000

300,000

(70)

Mining and Quarrying

1

0

(100)

30,000

(100)

Manufacturing

44

55

25

14,283,000

8,075,639

(43)

  • Food products & beverages

29

34

12,801,000

6,782,639

  • Wearing apparel

0

5

0

240,000

  • Publishing, printing and reproduction of recorded    media

5

7

660,000

600,000

  • Wood, Wood Products and of Bamboo, Cork, Except furniture; articles cane, rattam and the like

1

1

50,000

150,000

  • Chemicals and chemical products

0

1

0

20,000

  • Other non-metallic mineral products

1

4

2,000

93,000

  • Fabricated metal products

5

1

470,000

30,000

  • Machinery & Equipment, N.E.C.

0

2

160,000

  • Motor vehicles, trailers & semi trailers

1

50,000

(100)

  • Repair of furniture

2

250,000

(100)

Electricity, Gas & Water

0

0

0

0

0

Construction

0

1

50,000

Wholesale & retail trade; repair of motor vehicles, motorcycles and personal and household goods

373

309

(17)

42,705,870

62,413,873

46

Hotels and restaurants

74

32

(57)

8,701,731

3,968,300

(54)

Transport, storage & communication

11

4

(64)

4,437,500

220,000

(95)

Financial Intermediation

9

6

(33)

2,925,000

2,036,016

(30)

Real estate, renting and business activities

25

35

40

5,220,000

4,454,108

(15)

Education

0

1

30,000

Health and social work

3

2

(33)

1,620,000

1,050,000

(35)

Other community, social and personal service activities

14

18

29

1,364,000

3,748,000

175

Total

555

467

(16)

82,287,101

86,995,936

6

Source:
DTI – Iligan City

*Lanao del Norte excludes Iligan City

 

Lanao del Norte’s investment largely comes from the micro industry with capitalization ranging from three (3) million below and about 97% of it are of single form of ownership.

CDA Monitored Investment. The data below show increases in the number of new cooperatives, new members and new capital infusion in all provinces in the region, except for Camiguin.  Overall, the region registered a total 3,661 cooperatives in 2006 with 359,367 members and with Php1.4 billion paid-up capital.

Lanao del Norte showed the highest improvement in the increase in the number of coops, members and paid up capital by 4.1%, 4.9% and 1.5%, respectively.

Table 9.  Number of Accumulated Registered Cooperatives, Membership and Capitalization – 4th Quarter 2005 and 4th Quarter 2006

Province

2006

% Change

No. of Coops

No. of Members

Paid Up Capital

No. of Coops

No.

of

Members

Paid Up Capital

Bukidnon

914

105,240

331,438,793

2.6

0.8

0.5

Camiguin

145

12,275

26,035,696

0

0

0

Lanao del Norte

945

25,178

84,736,458

4.1

4.9

1.5

Misamis Occidental

434

43,140

107,384,987

2.1

1

0.2

Misamis Oriental

1,223

173,534

899,043,617

3.2

0.8

0.2

Total

3,661

359,367

1,448,639,551

3

1.1

0.3

Source:
CDA-10

 

Excluding Iligan City’s data, the province has a total of 184 active cooperatives, 180 of which are home-grown and four are branches of big cooperatives coming from neighboring cities and provinces.  It has a total 25,348 members of which 18,858 are regular members and 6,490 are associate members.  As of December 2008, the cooperative sector has acquired total assets of Php 266,765,771 of which P65,173,700 are paid-up capital coming from the members.

Products and services offered by these cooperative vary from savings and credit, production, marketing, consumers and has a total volume of business of Php 288,766,668.  Net surplus during the year reached Php 9,870,243 which is equitably distributed to the members as patronage refund and interest on capital.

 

Table 10. Cooperative Profile, Lanao del Norte, as of 2007

Indicators

Home-Grown

LDN Branches of Big Cooperatives

Total

LTMPC

MSU-IIT

AIM-Coop

FICCO

No. of Coops

180

1

1

1

1

184

No of Branch

2

1

3

1

Total Members

11,832

1,030

1,190

10,265

1,031

25,348

Regular

9,433

567

227

7,600

1,031

18,858

Male

3,172

Female

6,261

Associate

2,329

463

963

2,665

6,490

Male

766

Female

1,633

Total Assets

146,619,977

9,542,266

17,297,476

62,383,548

30,922,505

266,765,771

Paid-Up Capital

37,072,241

1,169,765

2,842,929

18,650,401

5,438,363

65,173,700

Total Volume of Business

 

128,034,816

7,735,144

45,391,452

86,100,300

21,504,956

288,766

Net Surplus

7,702,037

-637,631

297,562

2,357,915

150,360

9,870,243

Source:
Provincial Cooperative Office

  • Trade

For the whole year of 2007, the region’s total export reached USD 655.70, lower by USD 19.01 or 2.82% from the 2006 figure.

Among the provinces in the region, Misamis Oriental remained to be the top export earners which constitutes almost 60% of the region’s total export.  It followed by Lanao del Norte (35%), Bukidnon (7%), Misamis Occidental and Camiguin shared the remaining 0.18%.

 

Table 11.  Value of Exports by Province, Region X, 2006 and 2007(In FOB U.S. Dollars)

Province

2006 

2007 

2007

Percent Share

% Change 

Bukidnon

24.13

46.51

7.09

92.75

Camiguin

0.12

0.16

0.02

33.33

Lanao del Norte

336.18

225.75

34.43

(32.85)

Misamis Occidental

3.64

1.02

0.16

(71.98)

Misamis Oriental

310.64

382.26

58.30

23.06

Total

674.71

655.70

100.00

(2.82)

Source:
DTI-X

 

Economic Activities

The hierarchy of Lanao del Norte’s specialization based on family income data as shown in the graph below are as follows: (a) community/social/personal services (28.90%); (b) agriculture/fishery/forestry (26.40%); (c) wholesale/retail (13.10%); (d) transportation/storage/communications (10.60%); (e) manufacturing (8.60%); (f) finance/real estate/business services; (g) construction (5%) and (h) electricity/gas/water.

 

Figure 2:    Specialization –  Lanao del Norte Shares of Total Family Income by Kind of Business Industry, 2000

 

Business/Industry

 

Share of total family income

While Lanao del Norte’s industry specialization is on community/social/personal services sector, agriculture remains to be its economic driving force.  About 40 percent of its total land area is devoted to crop production and other agriculture-related activities.  The province’s climate and topography is suitable to   all   kinds   of crops with    rice corn, coconut, banana, fruits, vegetables   and rootcrops as the major agricultural products.

Livestock is another major agricultural product. With the presence of a dairy farm and a milk processing plant in themunicipality of Sultan Naga Dimaporo, livestock is seen to evolve as a major contributor to the growth of the province’s economy.

The fishery sector shall continue to be given priority due to the high export potentials of existing products particularly seaweeds and crabs.

The analysis on the province’s agricultural sector gives emphasis on the commodities which are considered priority industries.

Tourism is also considered a key industry by itself and in terms of steering local investment and agri-based economic activities.

 

Crop Production

Based on production volume and the relative importance to the province’s economy, its main crops are palay, corn, coconut and banana. Calamansi is of emerging importance in relation to potential for contributing to local economic growth.

  • Palay

Production Performance. Lanao del Norte consistently ranks second to Bukidnon in the region in terms of total provincial palay production. In 2007, its production increased by 6.8% from 134,751 metric tons in 2006 to 143,905 metric tons. This was accompanied by the increase in the total area harvested by 4.3% or 1,619 hectares and the average yield per hectare at 3.7 metric tons/hectare.  However, its average yield is still below the regional average of 3.9 metric tons/hectare in 2007 (Table 3.71).

The province has a total of 39,063 hectares of agricultural land harvested with rice, about 84% of which are from irrigated areas.  It has eleven (11) rice producing municipalities:  Baloi, Baroy, Kapatagan, Kolambugan, Lala, Maigo, Munai, Salvador,Sapad, SND and Tubod.

 

Table 12.  Palay Production, Area Harvested and Yield per Hectare, Lanao del Norte  vis-à-vis Region X, CY 2006-2007

Region X

2006

2007

% Change

Production (MT)

461,289

501,892

8.8

Irrigated

429,776

466,022

8.4

Rainfed

31,513

35,870

13.8

Area Harvested (HA)

122,492

129,248

5.5

Irrigated

111,059

117,719

6.0

Rainfed

11,433

11,529

0.8

Average Yield Per Hectare

3.8

3.9

2.6

Lanao del Norte
Production (MT)

134,751

143,905

6.8

Irrigated

112,941

125,176

10.8

Rainfed

21,810

18,729

(14.1)

Area Harvested (HA)

37,444

39,063

4.3

Irrigated

29,943

32,869

9.8

Rainfed

7,501

6,194

(17.4)

Average Yield Per Hectare

3.6

3.7

2.8

Source:
BAS  X

 

Rice Sufficiency Level. In 2006, the region experienced a deficit of rice production by 59,107.2 metric tons, which translate to a rice sufficiency level of only 84%.  Among the provinces in the region, Bukidnon and Lanao del Norte posted surpluses of 57.428.3 metric tons and 5,803.1 metric tons, respectively.

Table13. Rice Production Vs. Consumption Requirement by Province, Region X, CY 2006

Area

Per capita Consumption Kilogram/Year

Consumption Requirement

(In Metric Tons)

Production

(In Metric Tons)

Production vs. Consumption

(%)

Bukidnon

78.0

98,266

155,694

158.4

Camiguin

116.7

9,194

1,265

13.8

Lanao del Norte

88.9

81,785

87,588

107.1

Misamis Occidental

80.8

42,898

39,723

92.6

Misamis Oriental

100.4

126,803

15,568

12.3

Region 10

88.6

358,945

299,838

83.5

Source:
BAS X

 

  • Corn

Production Performance. The three provinces in the region including Lanao del Norte experienced increases in corn production. Lanao del Norte posted the highest increase (15%) and Misamis Occidental, the lowest (4%).  The regions’ total production slightly increased by 9% as Bukidnon (which contribute 67% of the region’s total production) went up by only 9%.

Despite the decline in Lanao del Norte’s harvested area  by 1% or 541 hectares, its production and average yield/hectare managed to increase by 15% and 11%, respectively.

 

Table 14. Corn Production, Area Harvested and Yield per Hectare, Lanao del Norte  vis-à-vis Region X, CY 2006-2007

Region X

2006

2007

% Change

Production (MT)

964,327

1,048,344

9

Area Harvested (ha.)

378,273

369,839

(2)

Average Yield Per Hectare

2.6

2.8

8

Lanao del Norte
Production (MT)

193,062

221,073

15

Area Harvested (ha.)

104,581

104,040

(1)

Average Yield Per   Hectare

1.9

2.1

11

Source:
BAS X

 

Corn Sufficiency Level. All provinces in the region experienced surpluses in corn production attaining a 322.1% total corn sufficiency level of the region. Lanao del Norte registered the highest sufficiency level at 789.2%
Table 15.  Corn Production Vs. Consumption Requirement by Province, CY 2006

Area

Per capita Consumption Kilogram/Year

Consumption Requirement

(In Metric Tons)

Production

(In Metric Tons)

Production vs. Consumption

(%)

Bukidnon

41.76

52,610

92,897

176.6

Camiguin

2.5

197

669

339.7

Lanao del Norte

25.58

23,527

185,678

789.2

Misamis Occidental

29.8

15,829

35,197

222.4

Misamis Oriental

17.73

22,402

54,518

243.4

Region 10

28.3

114,565

368,959

322.1

Source:
BAS X

 

  • Coconut

Nut Production. Lanao del Norte has the highest nut production in the region.  From 2006 to 2007, production grew by 12.59%, the highest growth rate in the region and higher than the regional growth of 9.18%. This surpassed the growth rate of Misamis Occidental which recorded the highest number of bearing coconut trees.

 

Table 16.  Nut Production (Number) By Province, CY 2006 & 2007

Province

Area Planted (has.)

Total Trees

Nut Production

Actual Change

% Change

Bearing

Non Bearing

2006

2007

Bukidnon

8,558.00

685,639

173,197

43,393,711

44,417,089

1,023,378

2.36

Camiguin

14,859.21

1,798,382

374,900

89,651,363

91,518,866

1,867,503

2.08

Lanao del Norte

75,326.50

8,398,338

457,461

493,578,240

555,706,848

62,128,608

12.59

Misamis Occidental

97,630.59

10,206,066

416,822

426,150,935

478,837,899

52,686,964

12.36

Misamis Oriental

101,698.00

9,916,853

532,810

470,847,987

492,982,471

22,134,484

4.70

Region X

298,072.30

31,005,278

1,955,190

1,523,622,236

1,663,463,173

139,840,937

9.18

Source:
PCA X

Copra Production. For 2007, regional copra production went up by 9.01% or an equivalent of 32,993 metric tons.  The province’s copra production increased by 12.59% or 15,417 metric tons from 122,476 MT in 2006 to 137,893 MT in 2007.  The increase is attributed to the favorable climate in Lanao del Norte.

 

Table 17.  Copra Production (in Metric Tons)  by Province, CY 2006 & 2007

Province

2006

2007

Actual Change

% Change

Bukidnon

9,275

9,395

120

1.29

Camiguin

22,387

22,838

451

2.01

Lanao del Norte

122,476

137,893

15,417

12.59

Misamis Occidental

111,431

124,627

13196

11.84

Misamis Oriental

100,657

104,466

3,809

3.78

Region X

366,226

399,219

32,993

9.01

Source:
PCA X

Green Nut Production. Production of green nut declined in Camiguin (2.78%), Lanao del Norte (27.11%) and Misamis Oriental (6.04%).  However, the region’s production slightly went up by 3.89% from 2,464,274 in 2006 to 2,560,032 in 2007. This is attributed to huge increases in Misamis Occidental and Bukidnon, with 137.57% and 19.67%, respectively.

 

 

Table 18. Green Nut Production (Number) by Province, CY 2006 & 2007

Province

2006

2007

Actual Change

% Change

Bukidnon

497,539

595,404

97,865

19.67

Camiguin

281,903

274,079

(7,824)

(2.78)

Lanao del Norte

162,928

118,766

(44,162)

(27.11)

Misamis Occidental

98,760

234,623

135,863

137.57

Misamis Oriental

1,423,144

1,337,160

(85,984)

(6.04)

Region X

2,464,274

2,560,032

95,758

3.89

Source:
PCA – 10

  • Banana

 

Approximately 8,760 hectares of agricultural areas are devoted to banana production with an average yield of 31.9 metric tons per hectare. Lanao del Norte contributes about 31% to regional production in 2007.  Production areas is spread across municipalities but there is concentration of production in the municipalities of Tubod, Magsaysay, Sapad, Lala, Salvador, Matungao, Nunungan, Kauswagan, Baroy, and Tagoloan.  The respective areas are shown in Table 3.48 . 

Table 19. Distribution of Major Banana Producing Areas by Municipality,    Lanao del Norte, 2007

Municipality

Area (Hectares)

Percent Share

Tubod

1,875

41.62

Magsaysay

934

20.73

Sapad

415

9.21

Lala

385

8.55

Salvador

207

4.59

Matungao

164

3.64

Nunungan

161

3.57

Kauswagan

143

3.17

Baroy

111

2.46

Tagoloan

110

2.44

Total

4,505

100.00

Source:
PAO

 

  • Calamansi

Calamansi is largely grown in the municipalities of Lala, Sapad, Kapatagan, Salvador and Baroy covering an estimated area of 419 hectares with an estimated production volume of 270 metric tons per month. This supply goes to Cebu City and its neighboring cities and provinces.  In addition to raw calamansi as industry output, calamansi fruits are likewise processed into juice concentrates.  A calamansi processing plant was established at barangay Pinuyak in the municipality of Lala with a daily capacity of 125 liters, which produces calamansi concentrate and ready-to-drink calamansi juice in PET bottles.  The processing plant provides employment to over 87 members of the Pinuyak Farmers multipurpose cooperative.

 

  • Other Major Crops

For three consecutive years, Lanao del Norte consistently had the highest production volume among the provinces in the region on the following commodities: camote, eggplant, gabi, ginger, gourd, mongo, okra, peanut.   The biggest production share is noted on ginger production reaching 89% in 2005, 86% in 2006 and 88% in 2007. Some fruit crops like banana, calamansi and mandarin ranked second after the province of Bukidnon. While the province’s cassava production volume is only third among the provinces in the region, it is considered a major crop considering its potentials for processing and other value-addition systems.

 

Table 20. Production of Crops with Major Shares in Regional Production, Lanao del Norte, 2005-2007

Commodity

2005

2006

2007

Production

% to Regional

Production

Production

% to Regional

Production

Production

% to Regional

Production

Banana

275,171

47%

279,304

42%

286,033

31%

Calamansi

284

25%

282

24%

407

32%

Mandarin

58

51%

59

44%

57

41%

Camote

10,240

43%

11,420

42%

11,877

43%

Cassava

8,736

6%

11,731

5%

17,960

6%

Eggplant

1,479

51%

1,511

48%

1,564

48%

Gabi

1,253

65%

1,268

63%

1,300

51%

Ginger

2,778

89%

3,468

86%

3,733

88%

Gourd

1,699

46%

1,716

47%

1,733

49%

Mongo

215

68%

224

65%

229

66%

Okra

1,102

85%

1,113

83%

1,054

75%

Peanut

1,790

78%

1,847

77%

2,376

81%

Watermelon

799

80%

799

79%

848

Source:
BAS X

 

Livestock and Poultry

Livestock production in the region significantly increased by 52% from 1,398,631 heads in 2006 to 2,124,396 heads in 2007 with huge increase recorded in cattle inventory with 268% increase. On the contrary, poultry inventory recorded a decrease by 30% from 291,675 heads for the 2006 and 203,555 heads for 2007. 

Meanwhile, the province’s livestock inventory which is 9% relative to the region’s total production, managed to increase by 4% from 176,279 heads in 2006 to 182,628 heads in 2008 in spite of the decrease in cattle and carabao inventory by 5% and 3%, respectively.  However, the province’s poultry inventory which contributes 23% to the region’s total in 2007, posted a decrease in inventory by 2% from 47,408 heads in 2006 to 46,466 heads in 2007.

 

Table 21.   Inventory of Livestock & Poultry by Type of Farm, by Province, CY 2006 & 2007

Province / Kind

2006

2007

% Change

% 

Total

Backyard Farm

Commer-cial Farm

% 

Total

Backyard Farm

Commer-cial Farm

Region X
Livestock

100

1,398,631

1,199,938

198,693

100

2,124,396

1,912,755

211,641

52

Cattle

263,783

247,616

16,167

972,036

956,056

15,980

268

Carabao

142,760

142,157

603

142,974

142,413

561

.01

Goat

166,668

165,085

1,583

211,366

205,916

5,450

27

Hog

825,420

645,080

180,340

798,020

608,370

186,550

(3)

Poultry
Duck

100

291,675

209,419

82,256

100

205,308

203,555

1,753

(30)

Lanao del Norte
Livestock

13

176,279

160,065

16,214

9

182,628

165,877

16,751

4

Cattle

32,781

32,442

339

31,204

30,000

1,204

(5)

Carabao

38,461

38,461

37,200

37,200

(3)

Goat

29,797

29,762

35

32,504

32,477

27

9

Hog

75,240

59,400

15,840

81,720

66,200

15,520

9

Poultry
Duck

16

47,408

44,188

3,220

23

46,446

44,693

1,753

(2)

Source:
BAS X

 

Chicken inventory for the province increased by 11% (from 1,228,909 heads in 2006 to 1,298,325 heads in CY 2007 with hefty increase noted in the inventory of native chicken.

Table 22. Chicken Inventory by Type and by Province, 2006 & 2007

Province/Kind

Inventory (Number of Heads)

Inventory (Number of Heads)

% Change

2006

% to Region

2007

% to Region

Region X

11,045,989

100

11,993,510

100

9

Broiler

2,808,480

3,593,137

28

Layer

2,954,336

3,119,854

6

Native/Improved

5,283,173

5,280,519

0

Lanao del Norte

1,228,909

11

1,298,325

11

6

Broiler

Layer

37,214

1

40,335

1

8

Native/Improved

1,191,695

23

1,257,990

24

6

Source:
BAS X

  • Dairy

 

The Lanao Foundation Inc, (LFI) Dairy Project in the municipality of Sultan Naga Dimaporo (SND) is established in four sites.  It started with the importation of 50 dairy heifers in 2004.  An additional of 1,063 heads dairy cows were imported in the next two succeeding years.  At present, it has a herd population of 1,932 heads including the 146 non-dairy cows purchased by LFI for upgrading program.  It is composed of four composite farm sites and still expanding with a current pasture development program of 500 hectares.  The total land area is 1,484 hectares with a 2,243 (Animal Units) A.U. carrying capacity.  The current available livestock AU is 1,431.1 A.U. and could still accommodate 811.90 A.U. within this year.  Its milk processing plant is equipped with a milking parlor, milk processing plant and milk plant laboratory.  The milk processing plant can process 3,500 liters of milk per hour.  Its current production level is 35,000 liters per month.

 

  • Halal Meat

 

The Lanao Foundation Inc. (LFI) Halal Processing Plant will be catering for the needs for halal meat for Moslem customers who rarely find said products in the department stores and other outlets, mainly in Lanao del Norte, Lanao deo Sur, Ilogan City, Ozamiz City and other neighboring urban areas.

The processing plant is established at Bangaan, SND, Lanao del Norte.  The area is accessible to any land transportation since it is only 10 kms. away from Poblacion, SND, Lanao del Norte.  It is capable to process 300 kg per day on corned beef, beef tapa and beef patties.  With the volume of production, the Company has trained employees under the supervision of a production in-charge who is a Food Technologists.

Aside from mass production, the Company seriously considers the reduction of waste through efficient processing activities which help to attain safe, hygienic, higher quality and globally competitive products.

 

Fisheries

Fishery is a major economic activity of Lanao del Norte. It is surrounded by a long coastline covering three bays;Iligan Bay, Panguil Bay and Illana Bay.

  • Fish

 

Lanao del Norte’s fish production in 2007 reached 65,540 metric tons. This constitutes 46% of the region’s total production and represents a 13% increase from the 2006 level.  It comes from three sources: commercial, municipal and aquaculture.  Aquaculture fish production is the major source which constitutes 64% of the province’s total fish production

 

Table 23.  Fisheries Production by Source (In Metric Tons), Lanao del Norte vis-à-vis Region X, 2006-2007

Type/Source

Region X

Lanao del Norte

2006

2007

% Change

2006

% to the Region

2007

% to the Region

% Change

Commercial

39,216

45,273

15

9,860

25

12,083

27

23

Municipal

36,112

40,489

12

9,532

26

11,224

28

18

Aquaculture

51,513

57,279

11

30,959

60

42,233

74

36

Total

126,841

143,041

13

50,351

40

65,540

46

30

Source:
BAS X

The province has a total fishpond area of 2,993.3 hectares which are considered productive with bangus and prawn as the main product. While production area from bangus is slightly higher than the area for prawns, the latter has a higher average yield of 0.8 m.t. per hectare compared to bangus which is only 0.5 m.t. per hectare.  The municipalityof Lala has the biggest fishpond area which constitutes 67.5 of provincial total.

 

Table 24.  Area of Fishponds by Municipality, 2007

Municipality

Production Area (ha)

Percent Share

Bangus

Prawn

Total Area

Kapatagan

295.1

400.0

695.1

23.2

Lala

1,019.9

1,000.0

2,019.9

67.5

Baroy

65.0

16.0

81.0

2.7

Tubod

35.0

5.0

40.0

1.3

Kolambugan

36.3

20.0

56.3

1.9

Sultan Naga Dimaporo

75.0

25.0

100.0

3.3

Total

1,526.3

1,466.0

2,992.3

100.0

Source:
PAO

  • Mudcrab 

Lanao del Norte, particularly the municipalities of Kapatagan and Lala, is the source of crablets for mudcrab culture outside the province.  Mudcrab production in the province in 2007 is recorded at 2,945 metric tons.

 

 

  • Seaweeds

About 224 hectares are planted with seaweeds in the municipalities of Kolambugan and Tubod providing for employment to more than a thousand seaweed growers.  Seaweed production recorded a positive growth from 14,806 metric tons in 2005 to 27,524 metric tons in 2007.  In 2007 alone, total domestic sale is recorded at P20.18 million.

 

Agricultural Support Services

  • Irrigation

 

The irrigated areas are served by the Maranding River Irrigation System (MARIS), the only National Irrigation Systems (NIS) in the province and 30 Communal Irrigation Systems (CIS).

 

MARIS has an actual total service area of 4,755 hectares with 94% actually irrigated in wet season and dry season.The system is serving three municipalities: 1) Kapatagan covering 15 barangays, 2) Sapad with 2 barangays  and 3) Lala with 15 barangays.

 

Table 25. Maranding River Irrigation System (MARIS)  Profile

Municipality

Service Area

(hectares)

Number  of Barangays Served

Number of Farmer Beneficiaries

1. Sapad (2 Barangays)

267

2

254

2. Kapatagan (15 Barangays)

1,794

15

1,812

3.  Lala (15 Barangays) 

2,693

15

2,700

Total

4,754

32

4,766

Source:
NIA-MARIS

 

Table 26. MARIS Performance, CY 2006 & 2007

Performance Indicators

2006

2007

% Growth

1.   Service area (ha)

2. Irrigated area

Wet season

Dry season

3. Cropping Intensity

4. Harvested Area

Wet season

Dry Season

5. Benefited Area

Wet season

Dry season

6. Collection Efficiency (%)

Wet season

Dry season

7. Viability Index

8.  Ave. yield/hectare

Wet season

Dry season

4,755

4,150

4,117

174

4,150

4,117

3,932

3,743

85

68

1.41%

78

79

4,755

4,484

4,484

189

4,484

2,373

4,484

4,48

75

75

90

90

0

8

9

9

8

(42)

14

20

12

10

15

14

Source:
NIA – MARIS

 

On the other hand, the 30 Communal Irrigation Systems (CIS) covers a total of 3,556 hectares and benefits about 2,643 farmers.  Areas irrigated during the dry season are much lower than that of the wet season in some systems.

 

Table 27. NIA-Communal Irrigation System Performance Report, CY 2006

Municipality/

Number of CIS

Service Area

(Has.)

Program Area

Actual Irrigated Areas (has.)

Yield/Hectare

Total Farmers

Served

Dry

Season

Wet Season

Dry

Season

Wet Season

Dry

Season

Wet

Season

1.  Baloi  (2)

273

90

148

50

50

75

79

193

2.  Baroy  (1)

10

10

10

0

11

3. Kapatagan (3)

87

72

87

72

41

243

165

111

4.  Lala (5)

1832

1168

1301

1168

1299

409

420

1,280

5.  Maigo  (2)

180

81

141

81

70

161

157

160

6.  Salvador (2)

376

326

345

326

309

155

159

302

7.  Sapad   (5)

258

206

225

206

210

401

325

218

8. . SND (4)

191

116

180

101

180

239

323

146

9. Munai (1)

20

15

15

15

15

80

80

27

10.Tubod  (4)

329

77

78

77

44

150

70

195

TOTAL (30)

3,556

2,161

2,530

2,096

2,218

1,913

1,778

2,643

Source:
NIA, Lanao del Norte Provincial Office

 

  • Post Harvest Facilities

The province’s existing post harvest facilities generally cater to rice and corn and thus, mostly found in grains producing areas and grains market outlets.  The most common facility is the multipurpose drying pavement with an inventory of 295 units as of 2006.   In addition, there were 104 warehouses, 99 corn sheller, 204 rice thresher, 136 rice mills and 58 corn mills distributed across municipalities.  At the outset, the existing inventory of post harvest facilities shown in Table 3.57 is inadequate or falls short of the requirements of the province’s grain industry.   There is however, a need for more data such as capacities and specific location to be able to estimate the supply gap.

 

Table 28.  Inventory of Post Harvest Facilities, 2006

Municipality

Agricultural Support Facilities

Multipurpose

Drying Pavement

Mecha-nical Dryer

Ware-house

Corn Sheller

Rice Thresher

Rice

Mill

Corn

Mill

Bacolod

1

1

1

2

Baloi

20

8

2

4

2

Baroy

8

1

6

1

Kapatagan

60

28

2

35

24

8

Kauswagan

2

2

2

2

Kolambugan

13

1

1

Lala

40

5

4

2

110

52

2

Linamon

13

1

1

1

Magsaysay

3

2

8

5

7

5

Maigo

8

1

1

5

1

Matungao

2

1

7

1

Munai

12

7

10

13

1

Nunungan

Pantao-Ragat

5

1

7

1

1

Poona-Piagapo

1

1

Pantar

1

1

3

1

Salvador

25

5

10

25

9

10

Sapad

28

3

14

3

4

SND

19

11

25

6

6

Tagoloan

10

8

8

Tangkal

1

1

1

1

Tubod

23

29

9

2

4

10

Total

295

5

104

99

204

136

58

Source:
PPDO Compilation

 

  • Agrarian Reform

Agrarian reform is a key intervention in the development of the agriculture sector.  This is done through the following components: (a) land distribution and (b) beneficiary development.

 

Under the beneficiary development component,  a total of 15 Agrarian Reform Communities (ARCs), covering 82 barangays have been launched in the province as of August 2003. Thirteen of these ARCs were confirmed by the NARCTF and two were approved by DAR – Region X.  An ARC is a barangay at a minimum or a cluster of contiguous barangays with critical mass of agrarian reform beneficiaries. 

 

Table  29.   Master List of ARCs, Lanao del Norte

Name of ARC

Barangays Covered (Number)

Beneficiaries

Total Municipal Population

Total Barangay Population

%

1.  Lumpob, Magsaysay

4

11,218

2,696

24.03

2.  Berpu, Tangkal

17

6,117

5,649

92.35

3.  Pumapo, Munai

3

15,972

3,072

19.23

4.  Pielsadai, Lala

15

56,447

40,665

72.04

5.  Caniogan, Tubod

3

43,067

3,868

8.98

6.  Adalsaal, Baloi

6

38,534

9,363

24.30

7.  SBS, Kapatagan

3

42,783

4,888

11.43

8.  Bugas, Sapad

3

15,167

5,257

34.66

9.  Kalambuan, Kolambugan

8

24,180

3,866

15.99

10.  KBP, Tubod

3

43,067

6,488

15.07

11.  Palambu, Tubod

3

43,067

5,655

13.13

12.  MBS, Maigo

3

17,826

5,916

33.19

13.  Caban, Pantao Ragat

3

16,474

2,942

17.86

14.  Rakim, SND

3

41,865

2,722

6.50

15.  Kampp, Nunungan

5

12,205

2,241

18.36

16.  Matungao ARC*

3

17.  Dimapukan, Bacolod

5

18.  Macatin-ao, Baroy

4

Total

82

341,855

105,288

30.80

Source:
DAR, Lanao del Norte

 

Tourism

Region 10 recorded a total of 1,396,303 tourist arrivals in 2007, an impressive 56.3 percent increase compared to the previous level.  Tourist arrival, which is the highest so far in the region, is attributed to the increase of arrivals in almost all provinces of the region especially the province of Camiguin where the highest increase (192%) is recorded.

Lanao del Norte which ranks 4th next to Camiguin, Misamis Occidental and Misamis Oriental posted a 9.2% increase with most arrivals coming from other places in the Philippines.

The increase is due to its doubled efforts in promoting the province as the “Land of Beauty and Bounty”.  As manifestations of all these, various projects/activities were undertaken such as: i) participation to national and local events like Philippine Travel Mart, Trade Fair and Pasundayag sa Northern Mindanao ii) exposures on TV and magazines such  as Living Asia Channels, DOT Trail Magazine and DOT 10 Bulletin iii) establishment of the Provincial Museum that displays Maranao paraphernalia, antiques that have been donated by some government officials and private sector within the province, municipal tourist attractions and festival costumes, and turugan (a Maranao royal house) and iv) preparations of different promotional materials like tour packages, video presentations, flyers and brochures.

 

Table 30. Tourist Arrivals, by Province, 2006-2007

Province

2006

2007

Growth Rate (%)

Region X

893,071

1,396,303

56.3

Bukidnon

37,627

35,608

(5.4)

Camiguin

220,062

642,895

192.1

Lanao del Norte

84,426

92,231

9.2

Misamis Occidental

288,684

330,869

14.6

Misamis Oriental

262,272

294,700

12.4

Source:
DOT X

 

Table 31.  Tourist Arrivals by Point of Origin, 2006-2007

Province

2006

2007

Growth Rate (%)

Region X

Domestic

Philippines

Balikbayan

Foreign

Australia

Canada

Japan

Korea

USA

Others

893,071

854,031

837,851

16,180

39,040

1,972

2,198

4,112

3,643

7,914

19,201 

1,396,303

1,355,104

1,350,313

4,791

41,226

1,970

1,745

3,835

5,206

8,146

20,324

56.3

58.7

61.2

(70.4)

5.6

(0.1)

(20.6)

(6.7)

42.9

2.9

5.8 

Lanao del Norte (includes Iligan)

Domestic

Philippines

Balikbayan

Foreign

Australia

Canada

Japan

Korea

USA

Others

 

84,426

82,109

81,139

970

2,317

121

54

186

167

480

1,309

92,231

90,328

89,829

499

1,903

86

73

93

202

569

880

9.2

10.0

10.7

(48.6)

(17.9)

(28.9)

35.2

(50.0)

21.0

18.5

(32.8) 

Source:
DOT X

 

Tourist Attractions

Natural Tourist Attractions.  The province is endowed with rich natural resources, which have great potentials for tourism.  This consists of nine beautiful falls, nine springs, 14 beaches and one rainforest.

Table  32.  Natural Tourist Attractions, Lanao del Norte

Tourist Attraction

Potential Use

Location

1. Waterfalls
  • Pagayawan Falls

 

Camping, picnicking, nature watching, swimming, hiking Bacolod, Lanao del Norte
  • Tinago Falls

 

Camping, picnicking, nature watching, swimming, & diving,etc Linamon, Lanao del Norte

 

  • Cathedral Falls
  • Sta. Cruz Falls
  • Kidalos Slide Falls
Picnicking, wading, nature watching, picture taking, etc. Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte
  • Abaga Falls
Baloi, Lanao del Norte

 

  • Pasayanon Falls
Matungao, Lanao del Norte

 

  • Munai Waterfalls
  • Fairy Falls
Munai, Lanao del Norte

 

2. Springs 
  • Lidpa Subterranean River     

 

Scientific/cave study, observation of rock formation. Munai, Lanao del Norte

 

  • Pili Hot/Cold Spring

 

Picnicking & nature watching Sapad, Lanao del Norte

 

  • Kalilangan Spring

 

Tubod, Lanao del Norte
  • Limuag Spring

 

Baroy, Lanao del Norte
  • Lumbac Springs
  • Kawa-kawa Spring

 

Munai, Lanao del Norte
  • Cabongbongan Spring
  • Inasagan Spring

 

Camping, picnicking, nature watching, swimming, hiking Salvador, Lanao del Norte
  • Sta. Cruz Spring
Maigo, Lanao del Norte
3.  Beaches 
  • Pikalawag Beach  

Resort

 

Swimming, boating, sailing, skiing, sun tanning, beach volleyball, etc. Sultan Naga Dimaporo, Lanao del Norte

 

  • Sahara Beach

 

 

Picnicking, swimming, fishing, sunset watching, etc. Baroy, Lanao del Norte

 

 

  • Granaderos Beach
  • Magoong Beach
    • Calao Beach
    • AlbatrossBeach
Swimming, picnicking, sunset watching, picture taking, sun tanning

 

 

Maigo, Lanao del Norte

 

 

  • Montaner Beach

Samburon Beach

  • · Cool Shade Beach
  • · Pajo Beach
  • · Lacida Beach
  • · Adam & Eve Beach
Swimming, picnicking, sunset watching, picture taking, sun tanning

 

Linamon, Lanao del Norte

 

 

  • Princess Jane Beach
  • Macboy Beach

 

Picnicking, partying, swimming, boating, sun tanning, hiking, running, kayaking & snorkeling.

 

Bacolod, Lanao del Norte

 

  1. 4. Rainforest: 
  • Mt. Inayawan

Nunungan, LDN

 

A natural rainforest enriched with wild trees and flowers.

 

Source: 
Provincial Tourism Office
Lanao del Norte

Man-made Tourist Attractions. The province has developed, maintained and/or supported development of man-made tourist attractions. The list of these attractions is presented in the table below:

 

Table 33. Man-Made Tourist Attractions, Lanao del Norte

Tourist Attraction

Location

Features/Description
  • ·      Lake Baloi

 

 

 

 

  • Provincial Ceramics Center

 

 

  • Gov. Arsenio A. Quibranza Provincial Government Center

 

  • Villa Quibranza Swimming Pool

 

 

  • Mindanao Civic Center

 

  • Provincial Picnic Park

Baloi

Baroy

Tubod

Tubod

Tubod

Tubod

With Agus IV of the National Power as its source, the lake was made along the national highway of Baloi.  An ideal place for water sports and fishing activities.  Also the sight of proposed “maranaoVillage.

 

Producing four types of ceramic products namely; red bricks, tiles, pots and jars

 

The seat of the provincial government of Lanao del Norte

 

Owned by the Quibranza family & located at Brgy. Pinpin.

 

71-hectare sports and recreation center.

 

Located at Capitol, Tubod, LDN

 

Source:
Provincial Tourism Office

Festivals.  At least 13 festivals are celebrated annually in the province which draw people from other places.  These festivals  typify the culture, religious beliefs and aspirations in life of the people of Lanao del Norte.  Celebration of festivals are spearheaded by the Local Government Units in cooperation with the Department of Tourism which assists in their promotion.   

 

Table 34. Festivals in Lanao del Norte

Name of Festival

Period of Celebration

Municipality

Hudyaka sa  Kinhason Festival January 16 Municipality of Bacolod

 

Guini-akan Festival January 21

 

Municipality of Baroy

 

Hudyaka sa Lubi Festival January 23 Municipality of Linamon

 

Nangkaan Festival February 27 Municipality of Maigo

 

Alimango Festival March 22 Municipality of Lala

 

Hugyaw sa Kadagatan Festival April 14 Municipality of  Kauswagan

 

Niyogan Festival

 

May 23

 

Municipality of Magsaysay
Kalilang Festival June 27 Municipality of  Nunungan

 

Sarimanok Festival July 1 Municipality of Kolambugan

 

Sagayan Festival July 4 Provincial Festival

 

Palayan Festival July 5 Municipality of  Kapatagan

 

Tulingan Festival October 4 Municipakity of  SND

 

Sagingan Festival October 17 Municipality of Tubod

 

Source:
Provincial Tourism Office

Sports Tourism.    The conduct of National and international sports events are one of the innovative approaches employed by the province to promote Lanao del Norte as a peaceful tourist destination for sports enthusiasts.  The province is being packaged as a key destination for motocross competition and scuba diving.

 

Key Requirements of Priority Industries 

Lanao del Norte’s economic strength is in agriculture/fishery/forestry having the highest location quotient of 6.70.   This means that the province is producing more than it requires and thus these industries can be export-oriented.

 

Table 35. Location Quotients Total Family Income by Kind of Business/Industry, Region X, 2000

Province

Kind of Business/Industry

Agri/Fish/

Forestry

Manufac-

Turing

Elec/Gas/

Water

Construc-

tion

Wholesale/

Retail

Trans/

Storage/

Finance/

Real

Comm/

Social/

Per Serv

 

Bukidnon

10.99

2.73

0.50

1.35

4.02

3.17

1.44

7.19

Camiguin

0.60

0.15

0.03

0.07

0.22

0.17

0.08

0.39

Lanao del Norte

6.79

1.69

0.31

0.83

2.48

1.96

0.89

4.44

Misamis Oriental

13.09

3.25

0.60

1.61

4.79

3.78

1.72

8.56

Misamis Occidental

3.57

0.89

0.16

0.44

1.31

1.03

0.47

2.34

Note:
Computed from Table 3. 4.3

 

Based on the analysis of production performance and the growing contribution to economic activity and employment, the province shall prioritize support systems for the following industries: corn, palay, coconut, banana, calamansi, seaweeds, dairy, halal meat, mudcrab and tourism.

 

 

Palay

  • Infrastructure support (farm to market roads)
  • Post-harvest facilities, grains processing and trading center
  • Improved quality and sources of inputs
  • Timely market information and opening of new markets
  • Enhanced links between agriculture production, processing and marketing
  • Timely access to new production technology, development of demo farm
  • Enhanced access to capital

 

Corn

  • Infrastructure support (farm to market roads)
  • Post-harvest facilities, food processing facilities, and other forward linkages
  • Improvement in quality and sources of inputs
  • Timely market information and new markets
  • Enhanced links between agriculture production, processing and marketing
  • Timely  access to new production technology
  • Increased access to capital
  • Corn by-products handcrafting as additional income for farm families

 

Coconut

  • Hybrid Coconut Nursery and Seed Garden
  • New production technology
  • Information, Information and Communication
  • New technology on by-products/processing
  • Access to capital for product packaging and labeling
    • Enhanced links between agriculture production, processing and marketing

 

Banana

  • Improvement in quality and sources of planting materials
  • Timely and reliable market information
  • New markets
  • Capability building/skills training, particularly along business operations/management and product marketing
  • Access to new production technology

 

Calamansi

  • Improvement in  quality and sources of inputs
  • Timely and reliable market information
  • New markets
  • Capability building/skills training, particularly along business operations/management and product marketing
  • Increased access to new production technology
  • Enhanced access to capital for product packaging and labeling

 

Seaweeds

  • Post-harvest facilities (solar dryer, storage/warehouse)
  • Improved quality and sources of inputs
  • Timely and reliable market information
  • Establishment/ opening of new markets, particularly foreign markets
  • Increased  protection of seaweed growers
  • Enhanced access to capital

 

Dairy

  • Additional farm facilities such as milking parlor, milk processing plant, forage and pasture, calf rearing barn house, working chute, bodega, night corrals
  • Improvement in quality and sources of inputs
  • Timely and reliable market information
  • New markets
  • Enhanced production, processing and market linkage
  • Enhanced access to new production technology, development of demo farm
  • Increased access to capital

 

Halal Meat

  • Additional farm facilities such as slaughter house, butchering unit, meat processing plant, storage room)
  • Post-harvest facilities, food processing facilities, delivery vans and other forward linkages
  • Improved quality and sources of inputs (food preservatives, spices)
  • Timely and reliable market information
  • New markets
  • Enhanced links between agriculture production, processing and marketing
  • New production technology, development of demo farm
  • Enhanced access to capital

Mudcrab

  • Improved quality and sources of inputs
  • Timely and reliable market information
  • New markets
  • Establishment/ opening of new markets, particularly foreign markets
  • Enhanced link between agriculture production, processing and marketing
  • Enhanced access to capital
  • Regulation on the export of crablets

 

Tourism

  • Strengthening of Tourism Councils
  • Institutional reforms conducive to a holistic and integrated tourism development
    • New Tourism Promotion Approach:

a) New tourism thematic products and program such as wellness tourism, medical tourism (herbal and scientific), sports tourism, culinary tourism (cookery, flower arrangement, bar tending, cake decorating, table sitting, table skirting and fruit and vegetable carving), agri-tourism (farm inputs) and aqua tourism during fiestas

  1. One destination and one product program in every municipality
  2. Promotional materials thru sponsorship from known entities (facebook, coffee table, magazine, media mileage)
  • Enhancement of existing promotional activities:

a)   Improve/enhance cultural festivals

b) Participation in international, national and regional tourism promotions to showcase the province’s best

  • Maintenance program of existing tourism attractions
  • Develop potential tourist destinations

 

 

Summary

Lanao del Norte contributes 19.4% to the regional economy.  This is based on 2000 data on family income which is used as surrogate data to describe the structure of the economy by province.  The largest contributor is the provinceof Misamis Oriental (37.0%) followed by Bukidnon (31.4%). In terms on industry concentration, the province ranks next to Misamis Oriental in electricity/gas/water, construction, wholesale/retail, transportation/storage/communication, finance/real estate/business services and community/social/fpersonal services.

In terms of industry specialization, the provinces of Lanao del Norte and Misamis Oriental specialize in community/social/personal services.  These are attributed to the presence of highly urbanized cities in these provinces, Iligan and Cagayan de Oro, respectively.  In general however, Lanao del Norte is still highly agricultural.  Agriculture remains to be its economic driving force.  About 40% of its total land area is devoted to crop production and other agriculture-related activities.

Based on production volume and relative importance to the province’s economy, the following commodities/industries are the province’s priorities: palay, corn, coconut, banana, calamansi, dairy, halal meat, mudcrab, seaweeds, and tourism.

Common requirements of the these industries are: infrastructure support, post harvest facilities, market linkages, access to technology, access to capital and reliable sources of inputs.