Marked by highly differential physio-geomorphological formations, Palanan, especially the Poblacion is located inside a Valley-like fertile alluvial plain.  The Poblacion fronts  river delta draining fresh water to Palanan Bay along the Pacific Ocean.  Since Palanan is in the Pacific Belt of Fire, its land formation was attributed to volcanic activities or land movements due to tectonic phenomena.  The rich volcanic soil characteristics in the Municipality proves that land formation in the place was highly traceable from volcanic origin.

Palanan being part of the tropical zone, is exposed to relatively hot and humid environment.  Northeast monsoon and southeast monsoon creates remarkable wet and dry seasons.  These monsoons bring typhoon annually to Palanan destroying most of its crops as well as human properties. 

The adverse climatic conditions during the rainy season, the lack of industries and employment opportunities, the absence of an affordable transportation system as well as internal transport system and the absence of basic socio-economic facilities hindered the economic growth and physical development of Palanan.  In spite of this, however, human settlements continue as a result of the increasing population.

The town Palanan is located along Pacific Coast and situated on 122o9’ to 122o32’ East longitude and 16o 50” to 17o 10’ North latitude.  It is one of the coastal towns of Isabela. 

 

 

Facts and Figures

 

Basic Profile

 

 

LGU Type

:

Municipality

Income class

:

1st

Population

:

17,018

Total Land area in hectares

:

74,750.0

No. of Barangays

:

17

No. of Households

:

3,802

Financial Profile

 

 

IRA share

:

PhP  99,220,763.00

Local-Sourced Revenues

:

PhP    1,181,298.52

Other Revenues

:

PhP    6,287,197.50

Total LGU Income

:

PhP106,689,259.02

Ecosystems

 

 

 

 

Agricultural Ecosystem

 

 

Forest Ecosystem

 

 

Coastal Marine Ecosystem

Economic Activity

 

 

 

 

Agricultural

 

 

Fishery

 

 

Commercial and Service Center

 

 

Industrial

Government Officials

   

Mayor

:

Hon. Elizabeth B. Ochoa

Vice Mayor

:

 Saturnina B. Cabaldo

Sources: http://www.blgs.gov.ph , PENRO-Isabela