Kalinga

DESCRIPTION

A glance of the Philippine map will easily reveal the similarity of the physiography of Kalinga to that of a bust of a man akin to former President Ferdinand E. Marcos. The province's geographic feature is charcterized in the western portion by sharp crested interlinking peaks of the steep slope, isolated flat lands, plateaus, and valleys. The eastern portion has generally rolling, gradually sloping foothills. With interlocking wide tracks of flat lands and flood plains along its main drainage system, this rare geography interposes a great role expected of the province in national development pursuits.

GEOGRAPHY

Kalinga is nestled on an elevation of 300 to 5,000 feet above sea level with a northsouth assemblage of mountain ranges within the Cordillera Central. It has been dubbed as the "Prince of the Highlands" in the Philippines.

POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS

The province is composed of eight (8) municipalities: Balbalan, Lubuagan, Pasil, Pinukpuk, Rizal, Tabuk, Tanudan, and Tinglayan.

CLIMATE

The prevailing climate falls under the Type III classification of the Weather Bureau. The relatively dry season occurs from November to April while the rest of the year is generally wet. Heaviest rain occurs during September, with an average rainfall of 2,000 mm. Typhoons frequently occur from July to October.

LANGUAGE

Ilokano is the dominant dialect spoken in the lower parts of Kalinga, specifically in the municipalities of Tabuk and Rizal. The Kalinga dialect is spoken in other municipalities. Filipino and English are widely understood in all parts.

INDUSTRIES

Loomweaving, rattan basketry, and banana chips processing in Tabuk; animal feeds production  in Rizal; rattan furniture in Conner and Luna; gold jewelry manufacturing and coffee pre-processing in Tabuk, also the trading center.

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    February 14

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    Apayao

    February 14

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    Kalinga

    February 14

  • PHILIPPINE MILITARY ACADEMY ALUMNI HOMECOMING

    PMA, Baguio City

    February 18- February 19

  • ADIVAY

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    February 25

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    Baguio City

    February 1 - March 6

  • COLOS FESTIVAL

    Barangay Tinongdan, Itogon, Benguet

    Feb. 12-14

  • Ullalim Festival (Kalinga Foundation Day)

    Tabuk City, Kalinga

    February 11-14

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    Tinongdan, Itogon, Benguet

    February 12-14

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    Bangued, Abra

    March 07 - 11

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    La Trinidad, Benguet

    March 18 - April 9

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    March 3-5

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    March 17

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    Bangued, Abra

    March 6-9

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    Balbalan, Kalinga

    March 4-6

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    Hungduan, Ifugao

    April 16 -19

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    Hingyon Municipality, Ifugao

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    Kiangan, Ifugao

    April 23- April 25

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    Baguio City

    April 27

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    Banaue, Ifugao

    April 25-29

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    Baguio City

    May 13-14

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    Dolores, Abra

    May 5-7

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    Baguio City

    June 12

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    Lagawe, Ifugao

    June 14-28

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    Tabuk City, Kalinga

    June 24-26

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    Baguio City

    July 4

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    Baguio City

    July 16

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    July 15-30

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    Lubuagan, Kalinga

    August 18

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    Baguio City

    September 1

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    Kiangan, Ifugao

    September 2

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    Baguio Country Club and Atrium, SM City Baguio

    September 1-3

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    Baguio City

    October 24

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    Abra de Ilog, Occidental Mindoro

    October 23

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    Bangued, Abra

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    Abra de Ilog, Occidental Mindoro

    October 23

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    Baguio City

    November 18

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    Baguio City

    November 22

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    Benguet

    November 23

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    Baguio City

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