LGU - Agoo - Profile

Like most of the LGUs in the Province located along the National Highway, Agoo, being a picture of sustainable progress and development, has become a town that never sleeps. Buses bound for Baguio City coming from Metro Manila, Western Pangasinan and Olongapo City and vise versa via Aspiras Highway have kept the Agoo Town Center busy 24 hours a day. Adding more economic activities are buses going to Ilocos Sur and Norte from Manila and back along the National Highway. Agoo is around 236 kilometers away from Manila, requiring about four and a half drive by land. Jeepney terminals located at the town proper offer transportation for those going to the interior areas of Tubao, Pugo and Santo Tomas Towns. Its tricycles lined at the main town crossing also offer 24-hour transportation service.

While in Agoo, visitors can get a taste of the luscious Dinegdeng which is co-mmonly sold in local eateries. To promote the Iloco delicacy, every 6th of May is designated as Dinengdeng Festival, where more than 100 recipes of the popular Iloko meal are showcased. A fast food chain, Filipino and Chinese restaurants, hotels and a shopping center are conveniently located in the Poblacion area to cater the needs of travelers and guests. For those who want to see more of Agoo, a number of resorts, mostly along the coastal barangays; Museo de Iloco; Eagle of the North; Plaza de la Virgen; Agoo People’s Center and Square; and Plaza Tree House are highly suggested.

Regaining its title as the Cleanest and Greenest Municipality of La Union in 2010, it is also a recipient of the much-coveted 2009 UNESCO Confucius Prize for Li-teracy Award. Agoo’s overall development may not be completed without mentioning the continuing devotion of the people to their faith. The countless miracle stories attributed to Apo Caridad which includes the dramatic rise of Agoo from the rubbles of the July 1990 Killer Quake and religious structures such as Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto, Basilica of Our Lady of Charity and Plaza de la Virgen has made the town a major religious center of the north. Our Lady’s feast day is celebrated every 4th of May.

Dumanon Kayo Apo!

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