This website serves as a global portal for all Quirinians. It showcases our rich culture that originated from the tri-boundaries of Ilocos Sur, Abra and Mt. Province - a member of the Bago Indigenous Community.
Feel free to visit from time to time for progressive developments, added features, and innovations.
Kakailyan ken Gagayyem, this website is absolutely Ours!
Quirino is bounded on the north by Tubo, Abra and San Emilio, Ilocos Sur, on the east by Besao and Tadian, Mountain Province, on the south by Cervantes, Ilocos Sur, on the southwest by Sigay, Ilocos Sur and on the west by G. del Pilar, Ilocos Sur. Total land area is 240.1 sq. km. (sloping). Quirino, Ilocos Sur is 426 kms. northeast of Manila, 196 kms. east of the provincial capital of Vigan City, 150 kms. north of Baguio City, and 27 kms. north of Cervantes, Ilocos Sur, the town you are to pass in coming and going out of Quirino via Bessang Pass or Halsema Mountain Trail. A newly opened Quirino - San Emilio road is approximately 20 kms.; Banayoyo-Lidlidda-San Emilio to Quirino is 57 kms. & 2.5-3 hrs. travel.
During the Spanish Occupation, the Spanish government made a census of population to make political boundaries for the entire country. Workers arrived at Tabbak (a part of Quirino), they saw a woman catching crabs commonly called by the natives "GAKI" or in Ilocano "Agatol" and with her "atubang", a belt bag worn by the woman where her catches were placed. The visitors asked the name of the place and the woman, thinking that they were asking for her catch, answered Ay!"Gaki". The visitors named the place "ANGAKI" which was put on record until subsequent changes occured during the term of Pres. Elpidio Quirino that changed the name into Quirino, Ilocos Sur in honor of the late president.
SECTION 1. The name of the Municipality of Angaki, Province of Ilocos Sur is hereby changed to Quirino.SECTION 2. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.