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GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Location

375 kilometers northeast of Manila; 34.5 kms. south of Ilagan, the capital town of Isabela; about 48 kms. North of Santiago City; and roughly 117 kms. away from Tuguegarao City in Cagayan province

Land Area

34,335.8799 Has.

Component barangays

65

Income Classification

3rd Class City

Dialects

Ilocano, Tagalog, Gaddang

Total Population

133,984 (2014 Projected)

No. of Households

31,280 (2014 Projected)

Growth rate

2.30%

Climate

Relatively wet from May to November, dry for the rest of the year

Products

Palay, Corn (yellow and white), Roots and Tubers (cassava, camote),Vegetables and fruits

Means of Livelihood

Agriculture

Trade and Commerce

Services

IRA Share (2012)

P 303,851,406.00

Locally Source Revenue

P 117,495,294.56  

Other Source

P 16,643,589.00

Total LGU Income (2012)

P 437,990,289.56

Historical Site

 

Historical structures still visible to this day are the big adobe stone church located at the Poblacion and the Tabacalera warehouse and La Insular bodegas found at barangay Turayong that date their construction during the Spanish rule.

Temperature

On the average, the hottest month of the year during the period 1990-1996 is the month of March with 35.85 degrees centigrade, hotter than the 1988-1992 period which is the month of May with 30.75 degrees centigrade while the lowest average recorded temperature during the same period is during the month of January with 19.8 degrees centigrade again, colder than the period of 1988-1990 with 23.71 degrees centigrade of the same month.  The changes in the climate are attributed to the global warming or the greenhouse effect.

Agriculture

Cauayan city is a surplus producer of rice and corn.  A total of 24,004 hectares or 69.9% hectares is utilized for palay production and corn production.  Average yield per hectare per cropping is 4.5 MT for rice and corn.  Other products include livestock and poultry, fruits and vegetables, and fishery products such as hito and tilapia.

Nutrition

Our nutrition service is one among the best in the province.  The concerted efforts of all sectors in the city are working hard to virtually eliminate all cases of 3rd degree malnutrition.  Aside from the LGUs regular feeding program, the city government provided cash assistance to the three DepEd Districts in the city to be used in their feeding program.   The past 2 years indicates a decreasing trend in the number of severely and moderately malnourished children.

Peace and Order

 The Cauayan City Police Office, the Region’s most outstanding police station for the fourth consecutive year beginning in 1999, provides maintenance of peace and order.  It has strength of 87 police officers.  Supplementing the local police force are the newly organized Public Order and Safety Unit (POSU); the 69 organized barangay tanod chapters with 491 members, The 3rd Mobile Group of the PNP with a strength of 43, The PNP Regional Training School, and the Composite Air Support Force of the Philippine Airforce with a force of 52, and the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency are also based in the city.  The City Fire Department provides fire suppression and prevention services and leads in rescue operations during the onslaught of calamities and emergencies.

Communication

 

Communications facilities include PLDT, DIGITEL, PILTEL, BAYANTEL, RCPI, PT&T, BUTEL, Globe, Smart and Sun Cellular Communications. Philpost, LBC, JRS Express, FedEx, DCI Express, and EXL Express move mails. Broadcast media is provided by 5 FM and 2 AM station, a cable TV facility while a number of Internet Café have established their operations in the city. Nowadays, the most important means of communication with relatives and friends is thru internet. This was being provided by the NSCV internet connections plus the MYDSL and SmartBro broadband. The LGU likewise is utilizing handheld radio transceivers covering all barangays in  city and the province as well with bases at the city hall, city police and fire protection offices.

 

Transportation

The city has a total of 487.833 kilometers of roads (national, provincial, city and barangay roads). All of the 20.358 kilometers of national roads and 30.948 city roads are concrete while 46.47 kilometers of Provincial roads and 150.53 kms of City roads were graveled. Graveled barangay roads are 227.28 kms.    

The Cauayan City Central Terminal located at barangay Cabaruan which cost the city PHP 70.00 million was constructed in this rapidly urbanizing city. It can accommodate 500 vehicles at one time. The presence of the terminal has improved the effectiveness and efficiency of the city’s transportation system. It likewise has provided additional prime commercial area to the city aside from increasing the city’s income through the fees collected from every public utility vehicles that passes the city daily.   

Privately owned terminals for jeeps and buses located at San Fermin also help the city in its traffic management.

Designated loading and unloading zones have been assigned for the different vehicles passing through Cauayan City to avoid traffic congestions and vehicular accidents. 

Sanitation and Environmental Protection

The Clean and Green program of the government is one top priority of the LGU.  A pool of trained sanitary technicians maintains solid waste disposal.  The LGU has eight garbage compactor truck and recently, implemented the waste segregation scheme starting in the urban barangays. As a result, prestigious regional and provincial awards were conferred yearly. On May 10, 2002, Cauayan again won the Most Outstanding LGU on Ecological Solid Waste management.  This is a manifestation of the LCEs earnest desire to make Cauayan a safe haven for everybody.

Health Facilities

The health needs of the city is served by a district hospital and 5 private hospitals; RHU-1 & RHU-2, 22 BHS, a puericulture Center, 13 private medical clinics, 11 private dental clinics, a rehabilitation center for the disabled, and the Cauayan Microscopy Center. These medical facilities has a total of 255 beds. Health personnel includes 41 medical doctors, 16 dentist, 74 nurses, 84 midwives, 10 medical technicians, 7 sanitary inspectors, 7 paramedics, 250 Brgy. Health Workers and 148 Community Volunteer Health Workers both in the public and private sector.

 
 
  

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Hon. Bernard Faustino M. Dy - City Mayor