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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Abra province
Abra is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon.
Cagayan is a province of the Philippines in the Cagayan Valley region in Luzon.
In 1905, the province of Abra was annexed as a sub-province of Ilocos Sur.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Abra-province   (3258 words)

  
 WOW Philippines :: Explore Philippines :: Description   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Province of Abra is now known as the ""Natural Dye Capital of the Philippines"" because it is blessed with abundant natural dye-yielding plants.
Abra is an inland province bounded by Ilocos Norte and Mountain Province on the north, Ilocos Sur on the south, Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur on the west, and Mountain Province, Kalinga, and Apayao on the east.
The climate of the province is characterized by two pronounced seasons, dry from November to April and wet during the rest of the year.
www.tourism.gov.ph /explore_phil/place_details.asp?content=description&province=69   (303 words)

  
 The Provincial Profile of Abra
In 1846, Abra was separated from the province of Ilocos Sur and established as a politico-military province.
The Abra’s arable land is concentrated in the lower flood plains region and supports a variety of crops, such as rice, tobacco, corn, banana, and coffee.
Abra is part of the developing North Luzon Growth Quadrangle that seeks to spur investments into northern Luzon by complementing the economies of six provinces.
www.geocities.com /lppsec/pp/abra.htm   (1131 words)

  
 --- Facts & Figures: Province of Abra ---
Hemmed in the towering mountain ranges of the Ilocos on the west and the Cordillera in the east, the province of Abra occupies the western portion of the Cordillera region.
Abra was created a politico-militar province in 1846, prior to which it comprised part of the old Ilocos Province and later to Ilocos Sur when Ilocos was divided into two provinces in 1818.
The province of Abra is envisioned to be developed as the North Gateway to the Cordilleras highlighting its rich cultural (both upland and lowland) and historical heritage.
www.nscb.gov.ph /rucar/fnf_abra.htm   (542 words)

  
 Cordillera Online - Abra Province   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Abra is a landlocked province located on western side of the Cordillera Region.
It is bounded by Ilocos Norte and Mountain Province on the north, Ilocos Sur on the south, Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur on the west, and Mt. Province, Kalinga and Apayao on the East.
Created as a Politico-Militar Province in 1846 during the Spanish Rule, Abra was integrated to the Province of Ilocos Sur on February 1905.
www.cordilleraonline.com /content/view/20/169   (184 words)

  
 Abra Province, Cordillera Autonomous Region, Philippines
Abra occupies the western portion of the Cordillera region in northern Luzon.
It is landlocked on the north by Ilocos Norte, on the east by Kalinga-Apayao, on the west by Ilocos Sur and on the south by llocos Sur and the Mountain Province.
The province is hemmed in by the towering mountain ranges of the Ilocus in the west and the Cordillera Central in the east.
oasis.fortunecity.com /acapulco/215/cordillera/abra/abra.htm   (422 words)

  
 GlobalPinoy, Travel - Abra
Surrounded by the province of Ilocos Norte on the north, Kalinga Apayao and Mountain Province on the east and Ilocos Sur on the west.
The province was once called El Abra de Vigan or the ‘opening of Vigan’ and was an early encomienda of the Spaniards.
Abra’s agriculture is strong in the lower flood plains of the region that supports a variety of crops such as rice, tobacco, corn, banana and coffee.
www.globalpinoy.com /travel/province/abra.php   (326 words)

  
 ABRA homepage (unofficial)
bra is mountainous province in Northwest Luzon, the largest of the 7,100 islands of the Republic of the Philippines.
The land area called Abra, which is dominated by the Abra River, has borne that name since the first decades after the discovery of the Islands by the Spaniards.
However after the occupation of the Philippines by the Americans, Abra was again reduced to the rank of a Sub-Province which it retained until it finally became an independent Province in 1917 during World War I. The dependence of Abra on Ilocos Sur until 1917 actually marked a standstill in its development.
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 Reference Maps
It is bounded on the north by the Mountain Province, on the east by Isabela, on the west by Benguet, and on the south by Nueva Vizcaya.
The province of Kalinga-Apayao is in the northernmost Cordillera region.
It is bounded on the north by Kalinga-Apayao, on the east by Isabela, on the west by Abra and Ilocos Sur, and on the south by Benguet and Ifugao.
www.cityofpines.com /maps.html   (1467 words)

  
 Religion-Dioceses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
It comprises the civil province of Bulacan and the municipality of Valenzuela in Metro Manila.
The Diocese of Malolos encompasses the civil province of Bulacan and the municipality of Valenzuela in Metro Manila.
The Diocese of Talibon comprises half of the civil province of Bohol, a small oval-shaped island situated between the south of Leyte on the east and the south of Leyte on the east and the south of Cebu on the west.
home.earthlink.net /~twc8453381554/cathphil/id44.html   (3140 words)

  
 Ethnologue report for Philippines
Palawan Province, Cagayan Island, between Negros and Palawan, and communities on the coast of Palawan, and in Coron Municipality in the Busuanga Region of northern Palawan.
Napayo, Kiangan Ifugao Province, northwest of Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya, Luzon.
Luzon, northern Zambales Province, 5 towns, 2 villages in Pangasinan Province, and village of Panitian, Quezon on Palawan Island.
www.ethnologue.com /show_country.asp?name=Philippines   (4449 words)

  
 Touched By History
Abra was created a politico-militar province in 1846, prior to which it comprised part of the old Ilocos Province, and later to Ilocos Sur when Ilocos was divided in to two provinces in 1818.
Abra remained a sub-province regaining its status as a province only after the passage of Act 2683 in March 1977.
The province of Abra is envisioned to be developed as the North Gateway to the Cordilleras, highlighting its rich cultural and historical heritage.
www.abramidwest.com /html/touched_by_history.html   (487 words)

  
 Abra (province) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Abra's inhabitants are mostly descendants of Ilocano settlers and members of the Tingguian tribe.
The plains are drained by the Abra River, which flows northward from Mt.
The first inhabitants of Abra were the ancestors of the Bontocs and the Ifugaos.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Abra_province   (486 words)

  
 i Report Online | The Blood Politics of Abra
She says they used to be armed, but got rid of these because of Task Force Abra, which the PNP formed in 2004 after the post-election violence that ensued in the province that year.
All in all, Abra has had 205 deaths, a number of which are believed to be politically related, in the last three years.
Kit Bersamin believes that all political murders in Abra, a province with one bridge serving as both entrance and exit, will be solved once the assassins and the mastermind behind his brother’s death are brought to justice.
www.pcij.org /i-report/2007/abra-politics3.html   (1921 words)

  
 The Arya Abra Festival
During the ARYA ABRA Festival, farmers and fishermen participate in a grand parade around the capital town of Bangued with their livestock and decorated pasagad, garomata, karitela and kuliglig floats.
TINGGUIAN FESTIVAL — Abra is a mix of Ilocanos and Tingguians.
The ARYA ABRA FESTIVAL is a gateway of discovering the Abreño and how far each individual has contributed to what the province of Abra is today.
www.abra.gov.ph /abra-cultural.html   (771 words)

  
 HIGHLIGHTS OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Although in the provinces of Abra, Kalinga and Apayao, the increases in the underweight prevalence rates were as high as 5.1%.
All provinces, except Benguet and Baguio City, are malarious areas affecting 41% (or 471) barangays and 32% (or 453,996) of the total population.
Almost all the provinces in the Cordillera Administrative Region had already met the leprosy elimination goal with a prevalence rate (PR) of less than one case per 10,000 population except in the province of Abra which is still a major public health concern.
www.doh.gov.ph /CARweb/highlights_of_accomplishments.htm   (3674 words)

  
 Abra - a fascinating place
The Ilocos province was composed of the present-day northern La Union, some towns of Ilocos Sur, Abra, and Ilocos Norte, while the mountain province included the present-day Apayao, Kalinga, Mt. Province, Benguet, some towns of Ilocos Sur, and Ifugao.
Abra had the finest horses in the country at that time and it had a lot of them, so the Mexican horse(which actually originated from the Arabian horse brought to Spain by the Moors when they occupied Spain) gained a place in the province's emblem.
Abra at that time was only accessible by outsiders thru the Abra River gap in Santa, Ilocos Sur, because the province is literally enclosed by mountain ranges.
www.angelfire.com /il/ocoabra/abraa.html   (2356 words)

  
 Sun.Star Manila - Rise in number of private armies in Abra province noted
THE number of private armies in the province of Abra has increased, said Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Romeo Brawner.
Brawner, the election official who is monitoring the situation in the Comelec-controlled Abra, revealed that there are now 13 private armed groups in the province from the previous seven recorded in 2004.
The Comelec placed Abra under its control following a petition by Abra Governor Vicente Valera after political tension grew in the province since the killing of Representative Luis Bersamin Jr.
www.sunstar.com.ph /static/man/2007/03/10/news/rise.in.number.of.private.armies.in.abra.province.noted.html   (237 words)

  
 The Official Website of the Province of Ilocos Sur
In 1854, the province of La Union was created out of the towns that had heretofore belonged to Ilocos Sur and Pangasinan.
It was the union of portions of Ilocos Sur from the Amburayan were taken from the Mountain Province and incorporated with Ilocos Sur.
Abra which was one a part of Ilocos Sur, was created in 1864 with Lepanto as a sub-province to Ilocos Sur, and remained as such until March, 1971 when the passage of Act made it again a separate province.
www.santa.gov.ph /ilocossur/gihistorycompre.html   (3355 words)

  
 The Diocese of Bangued
Abra has 27 municipalities and is part of the Cordillera Administrative Region, or civil Region II.
Until the passage of a congressional act that made Abra a province in 1917, Abra was part of the Ilocos Region.
Historically Abra is known as the place where the fiery Gabriel Silang made her final stand.
www.cbcponline.org /bangued   (382 words)

  
 Comelec places Abra under its control - Jan. 13, 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Senior Superintendent Rodrigo Licudine, Cordillera regional police director for operations, said Abra is the only province in the Cordillera Administrative Region that has been placed under the control of the Commission on Elections.
Armando Velasco, Comelec regional director, said Abra was also placed under Comelec control in the 2001 elections because of incidents of pre-election violence.
He also said the police are monitoring potential hot spots in the Cordillera region such as the boundaries near Maligcong town in Abra, Balbalan town in Kalinga province, Tinoc town in Ifugao province and Buguias town in Benguet province.
www.inq7.net /reg/2004/jan/13/reg_3-1.htm   (191 words)

  
 Cordillera Administrative Region, Philippines
The Philippine Province of Abra is a basin drained by the Tineg (now also called Abra) River and almost completely rimmed by mountains.
Most of the province is forested, yielding a number of woods including acacia and mahogany, and some is farmed, yielding rice, maize, bananas, coffee, and a few other crops, but eighteen percent is grassland, used mostly for rearing cattle and horses.
Benguet, the southernmost province in the Cordillera Autonomous Region, has a population of 572,000 by the 2000 census, and contains the region's only city, Baguio, which, with a quarter million inhabitants, is more populous than any of the region's other five provinces (but the capital is the town of La Trinidad).
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 Welcome to Bangued, Abra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Bangued is at present the provincial capital of Abra province.
They also cut big logs and thrown to the Abra river to prevent the incoming colonizers from entering the area with the use of their boats and bamboo rafts.
The Spaniards were successful in their attempt to penetrate the inner communities in the east by removing the obstacles saying in Spanish "Abra ese obstucus" and it was in that happening when they developed the area and established the towns and barangays.
www.bangued.gov.ph /mytown_history.htm   (357 words)

  
 Abra
Abra was created by politico-militar in 1846, prior to which it comprised part of the old Ilocos Province and later to the Ilocos Sur when Ilocos was divided into provinces in 1881.
Abra is an island province bounded by Ilocos Norte and Mt. Province and Kalinga Apayao on the east.
The said bridge is strategically located between the boundaries of Tayum, Lagangilang and Dolores at one scenic portion of Abra River.
library.thinkquest.org /28616/noframes/philippines/placestogo/abra.htm   (256 words)

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