Cabagan is a 1st class municipality in the province of Isabela. According to the latest census, it has a population of 43,562 people in 7,250 households.
Cabagan had been the business center of three nearby towns (Santa Maria, San Pablo and Santo Tomas) before they had their own market center. It is locally famous for its pancit Cabagan. Its people are called Ybanag. Nowadays, Ybanags are well-educated and the source of the province's top politicians, professionals and a world class athlete.
During Christmas, the Cabagan Square Park could be seen flashing brightly with many Christmas lights and lanterns. Cabagan's top schools are Cabagan Science Elementary School and Isabela State University Science and Technology High School.
The Malasi lake is a sanctuary for migratory birds located in barangay San Antonio and has been hailed by the DENR. The Taguinod Cattle Ranch in Sitio Carumay is an ecofriendly farm where you can find different crops, the world-famous carabao mango and also a place to find pure breed American Brahman cattles. The biggest gymnasium in Isabela and in the whole Region 2 is located in this town and the beautiful century-old well that was built by the Spaniards is located at St. Ferdinand College, Cabagan Campus.
Alex Pagulayan, the 2004 world champion in billiards, hails from San Juan, a remote barrio of Cabagan. Philippines Vice President Jejomar Binay's mother is a Cabagueña. New York's Grace Gollayan Baldisseri, a poet, published author and stage director, one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the United States (2007) is a beloved daughter of Cabagan.
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Sources: http://www.blgs.gov.ph, PENRO-Isabela, https://psa.gov.ph