INTRODUCTION

I. BRIEF HISTORY OF QUIRINO PROVINCE

Quirino Province acquired its juridical personality as a result of the province of Nueva Vizcaya on June 18 1966 under Republic Act 4734. The name of the province was derived in honor of then President Elpidio A. Quirino. The original municipalities of Diffun, Maddela, Saguday and Aglipay consisted Quirino as a sub-province then. The first elected Governor was a Lieutenant Governor on the 1967 by general elections and successfully won by Hon. Jose B. Aquino. The first three municipalities of Diffun, Aglipay and Maddela were assigned to Quirino on November 11 , 1950 through Executive order 368 that redistricted the province of Nueva Vizcaya. The creation of the municipality of Saguday followed on June 21, 1959 under RA 2519.

On June 21, 1969 three years after Quirino’s creation as a sub-province, RA5554 was enacted emending RA 4734 creating the municipality of Cabarroguis whose area was shared from portions of the municipalities of Diffun, Saguday, and Aglipay. The Act was introduced and sponsored by former Congressmen Floro S. Crisologo and Melanio . SIngson.

RA 6394 was passed on September 10, 1871 that further amended RA No. 5554 separating the Sub-province of Quirino from its mother province of Nueva Vizcaya. The said law formed Quirino as a regular province now known as the province of Quirino. Hon Leonardo B. Perez, former Congressman, Senator, was Chairman of the Commission on Elections and concurrently the Political Affairs Ministed then Hon. Benjamin B. Perez who is a former Congressman and Assemblyman for Region II at the Interim Batasang Pambansa (IBP) when he successfully worked the sponsorship for the passage of the Act.

The province of Quirino was formally established on February 10, 1972 upon the assumption to office of the first set of elected provincial and municiapal officials. On February 25, 1983, Batas Pambansa Blg, 345 was enacted dividing Maddela town and that gave way to the birth of the municipality of Nagtipunan as the youngest town of the province.

II. GEOGRAPHY

The province of Quirino is seated at the southern part of Region 02. Quirino’s total land area of 305,720 hectare consisted of six municipalities, namely: Diffun at the northern tip, inwardly facing south is capital town of Cabarroguis, Saguday at the east, Aglipay at the center, followed by Maddela and the southernmost town of Nagtipunan. It constitutes 11% of the Region’s total land area.

Geographically, the province of Quirino is bounded by the province of Nueva Vizcaya in the west and southwest, province of Isabela in the north and northeast, and province of Maria Aurora in the south.

Though a small province, Quirino is highly significant in the Region in terms of economic and environmental considerations. The importance is viewed the fact that headwaters of the country’s biggest River System called the Cagayan River. That she holds the upper tip of the river that emanates from the province with its direction of flow down the entire length of the Cagayan Valley to the north. Three other rivers drain the rain water and underground water of Quirino, namely: Ganano River at northern Quirino, Dumatata River and Addalem River, and the Casecnan and Conwaprivers joining the Upper Cagayan River within Quirino area. The common outlet of these rivers all connect to Cagayan River in Southern Isabela.

These major tributary rivers are significant water resources which is an indicator that Quirino province has the biggest upland watershed area of the Region. In fact, the Cagayan Valley Plains start at the foothills of Quirino province. Hence, Quirino is consistently having four major watersheds that are environmentally fragile. In the wholeness, Quirino given its allocation of vast highlands could pose a region wide menace if not adequately managed and protected.


GRAPHICS 4

UPDATES ON PRIORITY PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS

A. FORESTRY SECTOR
  • National Greening Program (with breakdown)

ADAPTERS LOCATION AREA PLANTED SPECIES PLANTED
1. MASREDECA  JOSE ANCHETA, MADDELA  41  CACAO AND CITRUS
2. DENR FRUIT ORCHARD DUMABATO, MADDELA  13  MANGO, RAMBUTAN, CACAO 
3. LGU MADDELA DUMABATO, MADDELA  13  MANGO, RAMBUTAN, CACAO, COFFEE 
4. DIPINTIN HIGH SCHOOL DIPINTIN, MADDELA MANGO, CACAO
5. MADDELA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY DIPINTIN, MADDELA 5.30  RAMBUTAN, CACAO, MANGO 
6. NAGTIPUNAN NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL PONGGO, NAGTIPUNAN  5 MANGO, RAMBUTAN, MAHOGANY 
7. BARANGAY COUNCIL OF PEDLISAN PEDLISAN, MADDELA 200  COFFEE, CACAO 
8. BARAGAY COFCAVILLE COFCAVILLE, MADDELA 17  MANGO, RAMBUTAN, MAHOGANY 

  • Forestland Delineation Program (list of town and cities completed, pending …)
  • Community-based Forest Management Program
  • Tenurial instruments issued
B. LAND SECTOR
  • Cadastral Survey
  • Handog Titulo
C. PROTECTED AREAS AND WILDLIFE SECTOR
  • Protected Area Management Program
  • List of PA
  • Wildlife Management Program
  • Coastal and Marine Management Program
D. MINES AND GEOSCIENCES SECTOR
  • Geohazard Assessment and Mapping Program
  • Mining Projects
E. ENVIRONMENT SECTOR
  • Adopt-an-estero program
F. RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SECTOR
  • Research programs/projects in the province
TRANSPARENCY SEAL
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CITIZEN'S CHARTER
INVITATION TO BID
TABLES
  • Summary of Tenurial instruments issued
  • Summary of permits issued/per sector
  • Summary of protected areas in the area
  • Summary of biodiversity resources thriving in the area