Cagayan Valley is the large mass of land in the northeastern region of Luzon, comprising today the provinces of Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, and the Batanes group of islands. It is bounded to the west by the Cordillera Mountain Range, to the east by the Sierra Madre Mountain Range, and to the north by the Luzon Strait, where the waters of the Pacific Ocean in the east and the South Ch ...
ina Sea in the west meet.
Cagayan has much to offer visitors: beaches, swimming, snorkeling, skin-diving, fishing in the river and the sea, hiking in primeval forest, mountain-climbing, archaeological sites, the remarkable collection of the provincial museum, the Callao Caves, and many fine churches. Even here there are fortifications built to protect the inhabitants from raids by the Mara.
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Teeming with more than 3,000 species of fish, other sea creatures and corals, the Philippines is considered a marine sanctuary.
The country, which has one of the worlds longest coastlines, has vast fishing grounds that serve as huge food basket, providing food security and livelihood to millions of Filipino fisherfolk.
The fisheries sector accounts for nearly a fifth of agricultural production and more than $700 million in net export earnings annually.
However, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) warned that overfishing and over-dependence on fisheries resources for f ...
The Department of Tourism said more than P2 billion was earned by the Cagayan Valley from the growing foreign and domestic tourist arrivals in the region in the last five years.
DOT Region 2 Director Virgilio Maguigad said that from 2010 to 2015, the number of foreign and domestic tourists grew from 358,000 to 795,000.
Maguigad said 748,861 tourists spent P1.7 billion in 2014 and 795,502 spent P1.8 billion in 2015.
He said 195,995 Chinese, 2,809 Taiwanese and 1,985 Americans visited the Philippines in 2015.
Also on the top 10 list were tourists from Canada, Japan, Indonesia, Korea, ...
Foreign and local investors' intervention is needed in order to further improve the tourism potentials of Cagayan Valley region, Department of Tourism (DOT regional director Virgilio Maguigad here said.
"We are still lagging behind compared in other regions in terms of tourism arrivals and its impact to the economy because we are not yet included as one of the primary tourist destinations in the country," he said in a press conference.
Maguigad said there are many tourism potentials in Cagayan Valley that need the help of private investors in order to develop them fully.
He s ...
Among the many regions in the Philippines, Cagayan Valley is getting noticed as a major tourist destination.
Palaui Island, the Callao Cave system and Batanes province are becoming popular destinations for travelers, but the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) is ramping up its marketing activities to attract more foreign tourists to the region.
Foe one, a CEZA delegation recently attended the Cruise Shipping Asia Conference in Hong Kong.
"We have also joined three airline industry conferences, the Routes Asia 2015 conference in Kunming, China, the World Routes 2015 Conference in D ...
The government is set to establish this year 12 technical demonstration farms, worth a total of P9 million, which will help increase corn farmers' income while promoting sustainable land use management and good agricultural practices.
In a statement released by the Bureau of Soils and Water Management, the 12 demo farms will cover a total of 76.8 hectares to be built in Cagayan Valley, Bicol Region, and Northern Mindanao.
The demo farms will showcase "easily adaptable and socially acceptable" soil and water conservation technologies.
The program aims to address issues concerning impro ...
The 2015 edition of Agrilink trade show will focus on regional agribusiness development as a strategy for inclusive growth in the country. The event will be held on October 15 to 17 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.
According to Antonio V. Roces, president of the Foundation for Resource Linkage and Development (FRLD), the trade show will focus on the development of the various regions' agribusiness strengths in terms of products, crops grown, animals raised and agri-eco tourism potentials. He adds that growth and progress can be better attained through a more dynamic exchange of good ...