1. Physical Characteristics
  2. Industry
  3. Basic Support Services
PHYSICAL APPEARANCE

Quirino Province lies in the southeastern portion of Cagayan Valley (Region II), approximately between 121° 00’ to 122° 02’ N latitude and 15° 54.8’ to 16° 38.6’ W longitude. It is situated within the Upper Cagayan River Basin bounded by Isabela on the north, Aurora on the east and southeast and Nueva Vizcaya on the west and southwest. The Sierra Madre mountain range provides a natural barrier on the eastern and southeastern border and Mamparang range on the western part of the province.

Land:

Quirino occupies a total land area of 305,718 hectares more or less which is approximately 11.75% of the Total Regional Land Area or 1.02% of the Philippines’ Land Area.

Municipalities:

Municipality

No. of Barangays

 Land Area in Has

 % to Province’s Land Area

Aglipay 25  24,084  7.9%
Cabarroguis 17  18,220  6.0%
Diffun 33  30,618  10.0%
Maddela  32  65,232  21.3%
Nagtipunan  16  160,740  52.6%
Saguday  9  6,824  2.2%
Total  132  305,718  100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Land Classification:

The Alienable & Disposable Land (A&D) has a total of 70,258 hectares while its Forest Land is 235,460 hectares.

 Land Use/Land Cover:

Land Use/Cover Year 2006
Built Up Area 3,752
Agricultural Area 46,476
Brush Land 36,399
Open (grassland) 26,647
Plantation (Agro-Forestry) 11,807
Second Growth Forest 76,098
Sub-marginal Forest 22,935
Close Canopy Forest 78,232
Riverbody 3,372
Total 305,718

 

Topography:

                 The province is generally mountainous; about 80% of the total land area is covered by mountains and highlands. The major topographic features of the province are series of connecting mountains. The Sierra Madre Mountain range provides a natural barrier on the eastern and southwestern part of the province. Most of the levels to undulating areas of the province are located on the northern municipalities of Diffun, Saguday, Cabarroguis and Aglipay and parts of Maddela and Nagtipunan.

 Minerals:

Gold & Copper Manganese Limestone
Marble Guano Sand & Gravel

 

 

DEMOGRAPHY & SOCIAL SERVICES:

Total Population – 163,610 (2007)

Annual Growth Rate – 1.34% (2007)

Population Density – 53.52 person/km2

Projected Population – 170,275 (2010)

Age Dependency Ratio 70.04

Labor Force – 96,000

Number of House Holds – 36,403

Average House Hold Size – 4.49 person

Literacy Rate – 91.51

Health Facilities (1 Provincial Hospital, 3 District Hospitals, 6 Rural Health Units & Barangay Health Stations )

Tertiary Education – 4 Colleges

INDUSTRY

 

MAJOR AGRICULTURAL CROPS:

                     Rice – 16,084 has, 55,675 Metric Tons Ave. Annual Yield

                     Corn – 25,786 has, 89,941 Metric Tons Ave. Annual Yield

 

HIGH VALUE COMMERCIAL CROPS:

                     Banana – 8,100 has, 52,177 MT Ave. Annual Yield

                     Mango – 3,986 MT Ave. Annual Yield

                     Other HVCC – (vegetables, citrus, pineapples, coffee, coconut, papaya, lanzones, rambutan, etc.)

 

FURNITURES AND GIFT & HOLIDAY DÉCOR:

                     Tables, Chairs & Fixture making

                     Fossilized Flower making, wood curving

                     Artificial Flower making

 

TOURISM:

                     Aglipay Caves & Campsite – 12,000 Ave. Annual Tourist Arrival

                    Maddela Falls – 3,500 Ave. Annual Tourist Arrival

BASIC SUPPORT SERVICES

 

INFRASTRUCTURE:

         Roads Networks & Bridges (Roads Approximate length: Concrete –150 kms, Asphalt – 70 kms & Graveled – 265 kms.; Bridges with approximate length of 1.17 kms – various type)

         Irrigation Facilities (NIA ARIP – 1,950 has. service area, NIA Magat – 2,834 has. service area & Communal Irrig. Systems – 395 systems with 4,033 has. service area)

TRANSPORTATION:

         Buses (Air Conditioned & Non Aircon), Passenger Jeepneys, Passenger Vans & Motorized Tricycles

TELECOMMUNICATION:

         Land Lines (Digitel); Cell Sites (Globe, Smart & Sun Cellular)

POWER:

         QUIRELCO – 71% Household Electrification

HOTEL/ACCOMMODATION:

         Capitol Bar Grill, Hotel & Restaurant (Cabarroguis, Quirino)

         ABRASA Hotel, Cabarroguis

         DICREDECO/DISADECO Hotel & Restaurant (Diffun, Quirino)

         Diffun Lodge (Diffun,Quirino)

         Saber Lodge (Aglipay, Quirino)

         Villa Caridad Resort & Hotel (Maddela, Quirino)

BANKS:

         Land Bank of the Philippines –Capitol Hills, Cabarroguis, Quirino

         Producers Bank – Cabarroguis & Maddela Branches

         PR Bank – Diffun,Quirino

         Rural Bank of Bayombong Inc.-Diffun & Maddela Branches

         Fico Bank – Maddela, Quirino

         Rural Bank of Benito Soliven – Maddela, Quirino

         Mallig Plains – Cabarroguis & Aglipay Branches

         Banko Magsaysay – Saguday, Quirino

         Rural Bank of Nueva Vizcaya – Maddela

         Rural Bank of Maddela- Maddela

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