Iligan City-Lanao Del Norte
People and Culture
Iligan City is located at the north  western coast of Mindanao facing Iligan Bay, 795 kms. south of Manila. It is centrally located in the Visayas-Mindanao domestic market and proximate to the BIMP East
AEAN Growth Area. A major component of the Cagayan-Iligan Corridor, the fastest growing regional growth center in Mindanao and one of the priority investment areas in the Philippines. It is the home of the country's steel industry an Mindanao's electric power source. Commerce & Industry Iligan is the industrial, commercial and education center of the province of Lanao del Norte. The city has 14 major manufacturing industries benefiting 6,412 semi and highly skilled workers are producingdifferent products such as oxygen and acetylene, pipes and fitting, coco oil, cement, assorted biscuits, caustic sodaand polyvinyl chloride, calcium carbide, recapped tires, cold and hot rolled coils, flour and burned and unburned bricks.It is also hosts the Mindanao Regional Center of the National Power Corporation in Mindanao because of the number of hydroelectric plants located in the city.

Iligan offers quite a number ofscenic spots, including waterfalls, coolsprings, fine beaches. If you're aspelunker, Iligan has more than enough  caves for you. It has a few good hotels and inns, too, with cable TVs and telephones capable of international direct distance dialing. With a mixed population of Christians, Muslims and the native Higa-onons, ethnic products
abound in Iligan's shopping centers. It has fine restaurants, among them the nationally acclaimed Sunburst Fried Chicken. It also
has the popular fast food chains found in Manila.

How to get there
By Air,
     Iligan is accessible via Cagayan de Oro's Lumbia Airport, then an hour-and-a-half land travel to Iligan (100 kms away).
The Cagayan de Oro airport is serviced by PAL (3 flights daily), GrandAir and Cebu Pacific (1 flight each daily) with B-737
and DC-9 aircrafts from/to Manila. There are also PAL flights from/to Cebu and Davao. Mindanao Express also has flights
to/from the airport.

By Land,
    Four bus companies with tourist class coaches ply the Iligan route destined for Cagayan de Oro, Butuan and Davao on the
east and Pagadian, Ozamiz and Zamboanga on the west. Air-conditioned vans ply the Marawi-Cotabato route.

By Sea,
    Passenger (including luxury liners) and cargo vessels ply from Iligan to Cebu, Dumaguete, Manila and Siquijor. Also
accessible via Cagayan de Oro or Ozamiz.

September 27-29 - Viva Sr. San Miguel
             The most awaited annual event by the Iliganons because of its being the biggest and most colorful showcase of cultural
heritage of Lumad, Muslim and Hispanic Cultures. It is also a from of religious release for them.

September 29 - Sinulog
              The Sinulog is the most attended and popular of the fiesta highlights. Performed only in the afternoon of the feast day,
this ritualistic street-dance drama (also called eskrima) mimics the celestial battle between Lucifer and San Miguel. It is an
improvised dance on the street and anybody 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 throughout the dance.

Events Calendar
June 16 - Adlaw Iligan
August 30 - September 1, 2000 - MSU Grand Millenium Reunion and Homecoming
Xavier Estates Sports and Country Club
Cagayan de Oro City (Aug. 30-31,2000) ,
MSU, Marawi City (September 1, 2000)
        A Grand MSU  Alumni Reunion dubbed as the Grand Millenium Reunion and Homecoming (GMRH), the event will bring
together, for the first time in the Philippines, hundreds of local participants as well as hundreds of  Balikbayans from the United
States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Japan, the Middle East, Thailand, Indonesia, and the rest of Southeast Asia.  The gathering
is an offshoot of the first ever MSU International Reunion held in Las Vegas, U.S.A. last June 1999, and will coincide with the
40th anniversary of the founding of the Mindanao State University.

 Located 2. 5 km north of Polacion, Bayug is the site of the first Christian settlement founded circa 1600.
Pala-o General Extension is Iligan Village Hotel then through to
Anakaw Amphitheater & City Hall

 Located at Buhangin hill in the southeastern side of the city hall, 2.3 kilometers from the city proper.

Timoga Cold Spring
      Located along the national highway at Timoga, Brgy. Buru-un, 8 kilometers away from the city proper

              Maria Christina Falls                                Timoga Falls