Friday, October 07, 2011

Lanao del Norte | Iligan City | The Industrial City of Northern Mindanao

Iligan City is originally dubbed as the Industrial City of the South. But today, she is also dubbed as the City of Majestic Waterfalls. It is also known as the Mother of Industry and Fountainhead of Progress. 

Iligan City is located at the northwestern coast of Mindanao fronting Iligan Bay and home of the country's steel industry and Mindanao's electric power source.
The following are the events to remember if you want to visit Iligan.
September 27-29 - Viva Sr. San Miguel
The most awaited annual event by the Iliganons because of its biggest and most colorful showcase of cultural heritage of Lumads, Muslims and Hispanic Cultures. It is also a form of religious release for them.

September 29 - Sinulog

The Sinulog Festival is the most attended and popular in the City. Performed in the afternoon of the feast day, this ritualistic street-dance drama (also called eskrima) portrays the celestial battle between Lucifer and San Miguel. It is an improvised street dance and everyone from the crowd is free to join in. The performers, upon vanquishing their imaginary foe, cry out, "Viva Señor San Miguel!" and the crowd roars back, "Viva!" This is repeated while dancing.
My last visit in Iligan was in 2009. It this short visit, this is also to give you some updates by gleaning some of my captured photos while on our way to Iligan City proper to Marawi City.
Pilmico foods Corporation
Highway Signages - Traffic Signs
The PICE Monument before entering the road in going to Marawi City
Below is the Gaisano City Iligan Branch today.

[The Marawi Travel Series #3]

Marawi Travel Series #2 - Photo Shoot : Monday : Rare One
Marawi Travel Series #1 - Misamis Oriental | Opol | Breakfast by the Bay

6 Con Tour Passers by:

  1. nice post Bonz. reminds me so much of my trip to Iligan a decade ago when there is yet no digital camera! made me want to visit there again!

  2. Meron na rin pala Gaisano Mall sa Iligan, parang kapag sa mga probinsya mas nauuna ang Gaisano kesa SM Malls.

  3. @Mhe-anne Ojeda

    Thanks mhe-anne. Sayang lang at hindi kami natuloy sa Tinago Falls. Anyway, series of my travel man ito sa Marawi. Malay mo makabalik pa dun at makadaan na. Magandang i feature ang tinago falls.

  4. @Lakwatsera de Primera

    Tama ka claire. Dito kasi sa Province, nagtiyaga na lang ang mga tao sa palpak na serbisyo ng mga saleslady ng Mall na ito dahil wala nga ang SM. Lalong lalo na sa amin sa Bukidnon, palpak pa rin sila (in terms of customer service ika nga).

  5. I've always wanted to go to Mindanao but because I always travel solo, I'm kind of concerned of my safety. Is Lanao recommended for a solo female traveler like me?

  6. @Vikki

    Hello Mam, much that i would want to recommend, It would be wiser if you go with a companion. Lanao del Norte is safer. Some of the places in Lanao del Sur is not safe. Just a sensible travel mam. Thanks for visiting me here.:-).


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