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CITY OF ILIGAN (LANAO DEL NORTE)


GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION: Iligan City is bounded on the north by the 3 municipalities of Misamis Oriental (namely Lugait,Manticao and Opol), to the south by the 3 municipalities of Lanao del Norte  (Baloi, Linamin and Tagoloan) and the 2 municipalities of Lanao del Sur (Kapai and Tagaloan II), to the northeast by Cagayan de Oro City, to the east by the municipality of Talakag, Bukidnon; and to the west by Iligan Bay. This is also the 2nd largest city in Northern Mindanao next to Malaybalay City, capital of Bukidnon Province.
   
ACCESSIBILITY:
    Nearest airport:  
Cagayan de Oro Airport
    Nearest seaport:   
Cagayan de Oro seaport
    Major road networks:

CLIMATE AND WEATHER:  
Short dry season (for one to three months). Rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year.

HOTELS AND RESORTS:

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:
  
Maria Cristina Falls, Tinago Falls, Abaga Falls, Dodiogan Falls, Timoga Spring, Rizal Park and Mt. Agad-agad

FIESTAS AND EVENTS:  
June - Adlaw sa Iligan, September - Feast of Saint Michael

ETHNIC GROUPS:  
Higaonons, Maranao, Kolibugan

LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS:  
Cebuano, Tagalog, English

RELIGION:  
Christian, Catholicism, Islam

FAMOUS SONS AND DAUGHTERS:

  • Dra. Evangeline Macaraeg - former First Lady 1961-1965 (wife of former President Diosdado Macapagal)
  • Quintin Badelles Cueto III - former Commissioner on Human Rights Philippines
  • Mr. Randy A. Garcia - writer - ABS-CBN, Ayala's Young Leaders Congress Representative
  • Helario Honoredez - member of the First Philippine Mount Everest Climbing Team of 2006
  • Gene Orejana - TV host and producer (ABS-CBN)
  • Attorney Wilfredo R. Bacareza, Jr. - President & CEO, PNOC Development & Management Corp.
  • Noela Mae Evangelista - Bb. Pilipinas 2003 2nd Runner-Up, crowned as the Queen of the Tourism International 2003 held in Cancun, Mexico
  • Michael Anthony Garcia - Pinoy Pop Superstar Season 1 Finalist, Recording Artist of GMA Records, GMA 7's SOP mainstay
  • Junix Inocian - film, TV and theater artist. a "Ms Saigon" cast member, he starred in numerous international movies such as "A Dangerous Life" (1988), "Legacy" (1998), "The 51st State" (2001) and many more.
  • Kamil Roxas - Awarded Filmmaker, 2008 Middle East International Film Festival; New York Film Academy (NYFA) Scholar
  • Ric-Ric Marata - former Philippine Basketball Association and Metropolitan Basketball Association player
  • Francis Nestor "Panky" Abijay - awarded as Outstanding Citizen of Iligan City for his contribution in sports particularly in Soccer. Represented the country to countless International Tournaments and was the Captain of the National Team when they got a Bronze Medal at the ASEAN Games in Brunei.
  • Hannah Quijano a former city councilor of Iligan and SK President who represented the Philippines in the Korea Asean Program held in Korea and China Asean Youth Camp which was held in China
  • Ricardo Caluen - Historian/Writer, Editor, Filipino Bulletin, (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
  • Abdiel Janulgue (xynopsis) - First Filipino/Iliganon Senior Software Engineer of Nokia Research Center Helsinki Finland (Focus on ground-breaking user interfaces, graphics frameworks, and next generation user interfaces using open standards such as OpenGL / OpenGL ES2. Experienced in the X window system, graphics architectures, scene graphs, and graphical user interfaces.), Consultant and Developer of Windows client of the Pre-book PC reservation system for Userful Corporation Canada (Pre-book is highly successful public-computing software that is deployed across many libraries in North America.), author and developer of Wt C++ toolkit, Lead Developer of XLObject system and former Senior Software Engineer Teleca Software Solutions Sweden.
  • Dr. Steven P.C. Fernandez, DFA - Palanca Award recipient, Founder/Artistic Director of internationally acclaimed Integrated Performing Arts Guild (IPAG), and member, National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA)
  • Dr. John F. Sandoval - Founding President, Philippine Cyber-Architects, National Programmer, Owner, ByteDoctor Programming Resource
  • Dr. Sergio R. Canoy, Jr. - 1999 Outstanding Young Scientist (NAST), 2004 DOST-NRCP Achievement Awardee, 2001 Outstanding Scientific Paper Awardee (NAST), 2003 Outstanding Scientific Paper Awardee (NAST), 2006 MSU Outstanding Alumnus (Mathematics), Dissertation Adviser of the 2005 DOST-PCASTRD Outstanding Dissertation Awardee
  • Dr. Roberto B. Corcino - 2008 Outstanding Young Scientist (NAST), 2004 Outstanding Scientific Paper Awardee (NAST), Fulbright Senior Research Scholar ( August 2007 - February 2008, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA, USA)
  • Prem Vilas Fortran Moso Rara - 2002 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, Louisville, Kentucky, USA, Winner
  • Lourenz Grace Remetillo- 1st Filipino representative to the international pageant Miss Supranational 2011
  • Abi Nur Haqq G. Alonto, RSW- First City Link assigned at Brgy Rogongon and Panoroganan and able to enhance their social functioning with the help of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program of DSWD Region 10. He applied the "Community Imersion"approach in order to established effective rapport among the people.

 

COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA:

PLDT, PILTEL, GLOBE, and SMART

Television: ABS-CBN, GMA, TV5 & Studio  23

SHOPPING AND ENTERTAINMENT:
    Malls:
Gaisano Citi Super Mall
    Popular establishments:   Mercury Drugstore
    Entertainment venues:

BANKS: 
Allied Bank, Banco de Oro, Bank of the Philippine Islands, Development Bank of the Philippines, China Banking Corporation,  East West Bank, Land Bank of the Philippines, Metro Bank, Philippine Bank of Communications, Philippine National Bank, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation, Security Bank,  Philippine Veterans Bank,  Union Bank,  United Coconut Planters Bank,  Banco Filipino, One Network Bank,  Rural Bank of Iligan, Siam Bank, and 1st Valley Bank

UNIVERSITIES: Mindanao State University- Iligan Institute of Technology

HOSPITALS:
  
E and R Hospital and Pharmacy, Mercy Community Hospital Inc., Iligan Medical Center Hospital, Dr. Uy Hospital Inc., Mindanao Sanitarium and Hospital, St. Mary'sa Mat. and Children's Hospital

MONTHLY COST OF LIVING:
    House Rental:
    Food:
    Utilities:
    Transportation/Travel:
    Education:
    Health:

PRA RETIREMENT INFORMATION:
    Accredited facilities:
    Merchant partners:
    Registered retirement accommodations:
    Retirement franchises:
    Nearest PRA satellite office:  
Davao Satellite Office
    Number of PRA retirees:    11   

    LIRA MOA:

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:
    Investment zones:  
CIIF Agro-Industrial Park
    Government agencies/branch offices:  
BI, DTI, LTO, NBI, SSS

LINKS:  
http://www.iligan.gov.ph/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iligan_City


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