Baby, JetSet, Go Destination Guide: Quirino

The province of Quirino stretches out over the southeastern part of Cagayan Valley. The Sierra Madre Mountain Range flanks the mountainous province to the south and east while Mamparang Range provides a natural barrier to the western border. Quirino is inhabited by various ethnic communities including the Ilongots, Ifugaos, Agtas, and Bugkalots. An agricultural economy, the province has an abundant supply of rice, corn, coffee, peanuts, and bananas, as well as wood-based raw materials and mineral deposits.

History

Quirino is the youngest province in the Cagayan Valley region. It has six municipalities and is easily accessible from Metro Manila via land transport. The Spaniards incorporated the vast forest region area into Cagayan province in the late 16th century until it formed part of Nueva Vizcaya province in 1839. In the 1960s, Quirino finally gained judicial independence when President Elpidio Quirino, by whom the province was named after, decreed the division of Nueva Vizcaya. The capital of Quirino is Cabarroguia.

Places to See

The province of Quirino, with its diverse landscapes and natural resources, is a tourist haven waiting to be explored. While the local government is further developing the vast potential of local tourism, visitors can stop by to see some existing attractions including the Nagbukel Municipal Tree Park and Nature Resort, a 16-acre park of caves, rocky mountains, and forest lands beside the Ganano River. Other tourist attractions include the Pusuac Spring Park, Manuela Falls, Liwayway Caves, Susong Dalaga, Aglipay Caves and Campsite, Madella Water Falls and Forest Resort, and Victoria Falls and Natural Resort.

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