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City of Iligan
Karinan
Map of Lanao del Norte showing the location of Iligan City
Map of Lanao del Norte showing the location of Iligan City
Government
Labuad Region X (Northern Mindanao)
Lalawigan
Distritu 1st District of Lanao del Norte
Barangay 44
Klasi ning Panakitan: 1st class; highly urbanized
Mayor Lawrence Lluch Cruz (LDP-NPC)
Pangalakanbalen June 16, 1950
Physical characteristics
Lapad 775.76 km²
Populasyun

     Total (2000)      Pangasiksik


399,061
579.46/km²
Coordinates

Ing Lakanbalen ning Iligan primera yang klasing lakanbalen king lalawigan ning Bukidnon, Filipinas. Agpang keng 2000 sensus, atin yang populasyun a 399,061 a katau kareng 57,179 a pamimalemale.


Deng BarangayAlilan/I-edit

Ing Iligan Lakanbalen atin yang 44 a barangay.

  • Abuno
  • Acmac
  • Bagong Silang
  • Bonbonon
  • Bunawan
  • Buru-un
  • Dalipuga
  • Del Carmen
  • Digkilaan
  • Ditucalan
  • Dulag
  • Hinaplanon
  • Hindang
  • Kabacsanan
  • Kalilangan
  • Kiwalan
  • Lanipao
  • Luinab
  • Maria Cristina
  • Mahayahay
  • Mainit
  • Mandulog
  • Pala-o
  • Panoroganan
  • Poblacion
  • Puga-an
  • Rogongon
  • San Miguel
  • San Roque
  • Santiago
  • Saray
  • Santa Elena
  • Santa Filomena
  • Santo Rosario
  • Suarez
  • Tambacan
  • Tibanga
  • Tipanoy
  • Tomas Cabili
  • Tubod
  • Ubaldo Laya
  • Upper Hinaplanon
  • Upper Tominobo
  • Villaverde

HistoryAlilan/I-edit

Iligan has its beginnings in the village of Bayug, 2.5 kilometers north of the present Poblacion. It was the earliest pre-Spanish settlement of native sea dwellers, known as Maragats. The monotony of indigenous life in the territory was broken when in the later part of the 16th century, the inhabitants of Iligan were subdued by the Visayan migrants from the island kingdom of Panglao.

In the accounts of Jesuit historian Fr. Francisco Combes, the Mollucan King of Ternate invaded Panglao. This caused Panglaons to flee in large numbers to Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte. In Dapitan, the surviving Prince of Panglao, Pagbuaya, received Legazpi's expedition in 1565. Later, Pagbuaya's son Manook was baptized Pedro Manuel Manook. The Christianized Manook subdued the Higaunon village in Bayug and established it as one of the earliest Christian settlements in the country. The settlement survived other raids from other enemies, and, because of their faith in God and in their patron saint, Saint Michael the Archangel, the early Iliganons moved their settlement from Bayug to Iligan.

The name Iligan is from the Higaunon word "iligan" or "ilijan," meaning "fortress of defense" against frequent attacks by pirates and other hostile Mindanao tribes.

In 1850, because of floods, Don Remigio Cabili, then Iligan's governadorcillo, built another fort and moved the poblacion of the old Iligan located at the mouth of Tubod River west of the old market to its present site.

A stone fort called Fort St. Francis Xavier was built in 1642 where Iliganons sought refuge during raids by bandits. But again, the fort sank due to floods. Another fort was built and this was named Fort Victoria or Cota de Iligan.

The Spaniards abandoned Iligan in 1899, paving the way for the landing of the American forces in 1900. In 1914, under the restructuring of Moroland after the end of the Moro Province (1903-1913), Iligan became a municipality composed of eight barrios side-by-side the municipal district of Mandulog. After enjoying peace and prosperity for about 40 years, Iligan was invaded by Japanese forces in 1942. The Japanese held sway in the city until 1944 when they left Iligan suddenly. On November 15, 1944, the city held a Commonwealth Day parade to celebrate the end of Japanese atrocities and occupation.

Using the same territorial definition as a municipality, Iligan became a chartered city of Lanao del Norte on June 16, 1950. It was declared a first class city in 1969 and was reclassified as First Class City "A" on July 1, 1977 by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 465. In 1983, Iligan was again reclassified as a highly urbanized city.

Educational InstitutionsAlilan/I-edit

  • Lanao Chung Hua School (Lanlao Zhonghua Zhongxue)
  • Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology
  • Iligan Capitol College
  • St. Peter's College
  • St. Michael's College
  • Iligan Medical Center College
  • Lyceum of Iligan Foundation
  • Mindanao Sanitarium and Hospital College
  • La Salle Academy-Iligan
  • STI College-Iligan City
  • Iligan Computer Institute
  • Santa Monica Institute of Technology
  • ICTI Polytechnic College
  • Iligan City National High School
  • Iligan City East - Regional Science High School
  • Iligan City Central School
  • Iligan City Center for High Achievers
  • Iligan City East Central School
  • JIREH Computer Learning Center
  • Berean Christian Academy
  • Presbyterian Christian Academy
  • Sacred Heart High School
  • St. Therese Academy
  • St. Nino Academy de Iligan
  • United Methodist Development Academy
  • Acelo Badelles Sr. Memorial High School

Tourist AttractionsAlilan/I-edit

Bantug IliganonAlilan/I-edit

  • President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo - Pamuntuk ning Filipinas (2001-Present); Senador 1995-1998, Vice President 1998-2001, economist (anak ning dating Pamuntuk Diosdado Macapagal)
  • Dra. Evangeline Macaraeg - former First Lady 1961-1965 (wife of former President Diosdado Macapagal)
  • Monique "Nikki" Bacolod - 1st runner-up ABS-CBN's Search for a Star in a Million Season 1, Recording Artist of Viva Records, QTV 11's Posh main cast
  • Helario Honoredez - member of the First Philippine Mount Everest Climbing Team of 2006
  • Gene Orejana - host and producer of Online, ABS-CBN
  • Tomas Cabili - Assemblyman 1930s-40s, former guerilla fighter in the Second World War, Secretary of National Defense 1945, Senator 1946-1957 (died alongside President Ramon Magsaysay in a plane crash, March 1957)
  • Quintin Badelles Cueto III - Commissioner on Human Rights Philippines
  • Noela Mae Evangelista - Bb. Pilipinas 2002 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
  • Julie Lluch Dalena - sculptor
  • Sari Lluch Dalena - Film maker, film director "Rigodon"; Fulbright scholar
  • Junix Inocian - Theater. "Ms Saigon" cast member
  • Felindo Obach - film, tv and theater artist. "A Dangerous Life(1988)", "Fatal Mission(1990)"

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