Quirino – Forest Heartland Of Cagayan


Quirino, Sometime before its proper creation as an autonomous area, it was the woodland district of the territory of Nueva Vizcaya, possessed by inborn gatherings known as the Negritos. They meandered the hinterlands and fabricated their cottages at the core of the wilderness.

Quirino lies in the southeastern bit of Cagayan Valley. It is arranged inside the upper part of the Cagayan River bowl and limited by Isabela on the north, Aurora on the east and southeast, and Nueva Vizcaya on the west and southwest.

The Ilocano lingo is utilized broadly in the swamps of the territory’s different districts while Ifugao is transcendent in the uplands.



The Sierra Madre Mountain Range gives a characteristic boundary on the eastern and southern outskirt of the area and the Mamparang Range on the western part. The territory is commonly hilly, with around 80 percent of the absolute land region secured by mountains and good countries. A piece of the territory’s similar preferred position is its availability to the town of Aurora.

Political Subdivision

Quirino has six districts: Cabarroguis, the capital town, Saguday, Diffun, Maddela, Nagtipunan, and Aglipay. The region has one congressional area and 110 barangays.


The number of inhabitants in the region as of the year 2000 registration of population was 148,575, with a thickness of about 49 people for each square kilometer of land.


The significant vernacular is Ilocano, spoken by 71.46 percent of the all out masses. Different vernaculars are Ifugao, Bugkalot, Pangasinense, and Kankanai.


The area has a mean yearly temperature of 26.6 degree Celsius. Hottest month is May and the least dry months are March to August while the remainder of the year is neither too dry nor excessively wet. Stormy days happen from September to November.


Agribusiness is the primary business with rice and corn as significant harvests. These stock the interest of neighboring areas and the city. Banana just as banana chips are significant items sold in Metro Manila and Pampanga. Little scope ventures like furniture making, basketry, rattan make, and dried blossom creation are common.


Quirino region gained its juridical character because of the division of the areas of Nueva Vizcaya and Isabela on June 18, 1966 under RA 4734. It was named to pay tribute to the late President Elpidio A. Quirino.

On June 21, 1969, RA 5554 was sanctioned, correcting RA 4734 and making the region of Cabarroguis, presently the capital town of Quirino, which was taken from segments of Diffun, Saguday, and Aglipay.

RA 6394 was passed on September 10, 1971 further altering RA 5554 and isolating the sub-territory of Quirino from its mom area, Nueva Vizcaya, establishing it into a normal region. Hon. Leonardo B. Perez wrote RA 6394.

The area of Quirino was officially settled on February 10, 1972 upon the supposition to office of the main chosen common and metropolitan authorities headed by Dionisio A. Sarandi as Provincial Governor.

On February 25, 1983, Batas Pambansa Blg. 345 was authorized, making inside Quirino the district of Nagtipunan, a division of the region of Maddela.

Also Known For

Cleanest River


Quirino is home to the Cagayan Valley Region’s consistent Cleanest River awardee, National Level competition. The river is conducive for swimming, boating, kayaking, white river rafting, fishing, and navigating from one province of the region to another.

Fossilized Flower Making


The popular, dollar-earning cottage industry in the province involves making fossilized flowers using the leaves of acacia trees, guavas, some grasses, and water lily.

Softwood & Rattan Furniture Making


Softwood and rattan have replaced narra as the most sought after make of furniture sold from the province.

Bananas & Banana Chips


These tasteful yields from the province are popularly exported to Metro Manila.

Things to Do and see in Quirino…


1. Aglipay Town


A history-loaded town that got its name from Fr. Gregorio Aglipay, a cleric having a place with the Philippine Independent Church who defied the Spanish colonizers and settled at the banks of the town’s Addalam River


2. Nagbukel Caves


An arch formed mountain frequented by nearby sightseers for picnics during the Holy Week. It is as of now being created by the Lamplighter, a strict organization. Situated along the national expressway at Diffun, it is four kilometers from Cabarroguis.

3. Aglipay Caves


A progression of 38 caverns, seven of which have been created as places of interest. Situated amidst moving slopes and verdant woods, the caverns brag of an underground stream and very much saved stalagmites and stalactites. They interlink with one another and rush to a profundity of 20 meters. Bungalows, residence type structures, and excursion cottages for medium-term travelers are accessible. The caverns are ten kilometers from Cabarroguis.

4. Senator Rapids


Well known for immense opposite dividers of limestone sticking away from one side of the

Cagayan River and encircling the Sierra Madre Mountain just as quick fierce dark blue waters ideal for white stream boating, swimming, and angling. The riverside offers a reasonable cookout ground with a superb perspective on the Cagayan River. Available by means of Barrio Bisangal, Divisoria Sur, Maddela, somewhere in the range of 34 kilometers from Cabarroguis.

5. Nagtipunan Town


Home to virgin timberlands and flawless as an experience and ecotourism goal, it is being created as an entryway to Quezon area. Additionally found in Nagtipunan is the popular “Bimmapor,” a stone development like a submerged boat, of which just the upper decks are jutting from the beginning. Nagtipunan is around 54 kilometers from Cabarroguis.

6. Victoria Falls (Barrio Sangbay, Nagtipunan)


Accepted to be one of the wellsprings of the forceful Cagayan River which cuts up the valley and closures at Aparri Delta.

7. Bisangal Waterfalls (Maddela)


It lays on a virgin forestland and fills in as a haven for jeopardized types of untamed life. Situated inside 35 kilometers from Cabarroguis town.


1. Panagdadapun Festival/Quirino Foundation Day (September 7-10)


Celebrated with marches, agro-the travel industry and exchange fairs, motorcross, among others.

2. Christmas Season


The innate networks of Quirino observe Christmas by visiting the swamps and reimbursing Christmas presents from lowlanders by performing moves joined by the playing of indigenous instruments.