The Province of Isabela Reigns... by chance or by choice?
“Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice.” So goes an old adage.
History has it that before 1856, there were only the provinces of Cagayan and Nueva Vizcaya to comprise Region 02. A Royal Decree issued on May 1, 1856 created the province of Isabela from a portion of the province of Cagayan and a portion of the province of Nueva Vizcaya.
Did anyone before, at the time it was created, predict that this province would reign and go far ahead than the rest in the race of economic progress?