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The 2015 count shows that it has 302,231 inhabitants, making it the most populated city in Nueva Ecija and the fifth highest city in central Luzon. Known for hosting more than 30,000 trikes, the city is proud to be the Tricycle Capital of the Philippines and its strategically located on Cagayan Valley Road has made the city an important commercial, education, medical, hospitality, retail and transport hub in Nueva Ecija and surrounding areas in the Nueva Ecija area, including Aurora and Bulacan.
Kabanatuan stayed as the main city of Nueva Ecija until 1965, when the local authorities established Palayan City as the new province city. The old Capitoline of Nueva Ecija and other places of governance are still used and run by the Province Council. Converatuan was established in 1750 as the Barrio de Gapan and in 1780 it became the municipality and principal town of the Provincia de Nueva Ecija.
The Cabanatuan is the site of the Plaza Lucero and the Cabanatuan Cathedral, where General Antonio Luna was murdered by Captain Pedro Janolino and members of the Cabanatuan Royalty. In 1850 Cabanatuan was declared province capitol when the Nueva Ecija was transferred to San Isidro, another ancient city.
Only in 1917, when the Provincial Administration Law was passed, was Cabanatuan re-established as the provincial city. In 1965, however, the Congress founded Palayan City, which has been the country's capitol ever since. The Japanese occupiers during World War II constructed the Cabanatuan prison camp, where many US troops were held, some of whom were compelled to bear the notorious death march of Bataan.
Meanwhile, in January 1945, members of the US Army's Sixth Ranger Battalion were marching 48 kilometers behind hostile line to save the detainees in the so-called raid on Cabanatuan. Shortly thereafter, Filipino and U.S. armed services restored the presences of Filipino Commonwealth Army Combat Command Posts and Base Militaries, Filipino Second Police Station, and United States Army in Cabanatuan from February 1, 1945, to June 30, 1946, during Allied Liberation.
Soon thereafter, the Philippine Commonwealth and U.S. joint military force, in collaboration with indigenous guerilla resisters and Hukbalahap Central Luzon community guerrillas, freed the Philippines from Japan's royal powers, a struggle that ran from January to August 1945. The Cabanatuan was the epicentre of a very powerful quake at about 3 pm on 16 July 1990.
He levelled several edifices, among them the Christian College of the Philippines (Liwag Colleges) in the middle of high school. The Cabanatuan became a city by Law No. 526 of the Republic, passed on June 16, 1950. In 1998, Cabanatuan was proclaimed a high-urban city by the then Fidel V. Ramos, but was not ratified after the referendum had a dissenting vote.
The Cabanatuan City is situated in the gentle Luzon plain, which is drainage from the Pampanga River. Situated 14 kilometers south west of the province city of Palayan City and 120 kilometers north of Manila. Cabanatuan City's geographical co-ordinates are 15 29' 22 N, 120 58' 14 E. Cabanatuan has a humid and arid tropic environment (Köppen climatic classification: Aw), with hot temperatures all year round and pronounced periods of drought and wetness.
Cabanatuan is considered to be one of the warmest towns in the nation and in the 2011 summers it achieved its highest temperatures of 39 degrees. 8°C, also the warmest in the Philippines in the same year, and on 4 June 2015 the city' thermal index of 53°C (127°F) announced by PRAGASA was the warmest ever.
Roman Catholicism is the dominant religious denomination in the city and houses a large temple - Saint Nicholas of Tolentine, the residence of the Cabanatuan diocese diocesan bishop. In the city there are three large Roman Catholics, the Mother of the Parish of Perpetual Help, the Carmelite Monastery and the Seminary of Mary Assumpta.
The Iglesia ni Cristo is also represented in Cabanatuan with its large church in Brgy and Zulueta with 5,000 seats. is an apostolic Pentecostal denominational group in the Philippines that particularly believe in the advancement of wonders and belief in God for Healing.
Lord Jesus Church (JIL Church) is situated on the perimeter street. There are also many United Methodist church communities with a large number of parishes within the city. Wesleyan University Philippines and WUP-CMC Hospital are owned by the United Methodist Church. In Cabanatuan the Muslim religion is also present, especially in the Imelda and Isla wards.
There are two large cathedrals in the city, the biggest of which is in the Imelda district. The Cabanatuan is the commercial centre of Nueva Ecija. Over 640,000 inhabitants are living in the metropolis, which is made up of the city and the neighbouring communities. In Nueva Ecija many locals commuter to the city during the workday.
Although Cabanatuan has no major processing industry, the vibrant services industry, along with flourishing agricultural activity, is driving the country's economies. The Cabanatuan Electrical Corporation (CELCOR) generates and distributes electrical energy to the city of Cabanatuan. Headquarters of CarlCOR are on the Maharlika Highway, Barangay Bitas, Cabanatuan City. Our office is situated in a strategic location in CELCOR's commercial building on Burgos Avenue, Cabanatuan City and in CELCOR's commercial building on Burgos Avenue, Cabanatuan City and in the head office in Bitas.
8 megawatt Kraftwerk and First Cabanatuan Renewable Ventures Inc. A 6 megawatt solar thermal plant to produce electricity in the city of Cabanatuan. The Globe Telecom, Smart Communications and Sun Cellular branches are also in town. Television and radio stations are also present in the city.
Automobile industries are an important part of the urban economies. Among the current car/truck dealers are Toyota (Toyota Cabanatuan Inc. as the Philippines' sixth biggest group), Mitsubishi, Kia, Isuzu, Mazda, Ford, Nissan, Peugeot, Hyundai, Suzuki and Mahindra, all in Cabanatuan; Foton and Honda in Santa Rosa City; Chevrolet and Hino in San Leonardo City.
It is also a centre for the supply and logistic of goods and raw materials; a number of warehouse and commercial outlets of various enterprises service the whole of Nueva Ecija and parts of the neighbouring regions. NFA storehouses in the city are playing an important roll in the regulation of Nueva Ecija's emerging travel sector.
Bagakan serves as a commercial centre for products from the neighbouring municipalities. 20 ] The plant's plant in the municipality increased by 31st day. Today, Cabanatuan is slowly developing into an important centre of investments and is regarded as one of the most highly competetive towns in the state.
The city also attracts investment in banks, property, retailing and other commercial and industry businesses due to its appropriate infrastructures and investment backing. Novo Ecijanos are often relocated to Cabanatuan in order to maintain their closeness to the workplace and other needs. Housing estates followed with the flow of crowds and today more than a hundred divisions for A to G stores are decimating the city.
There' re big housing estates like Lakewood City and Avida Sta. Arcadia Estates. Sta. Lucia Realty's Lakewood City is a mid -size to sophisticated Lakewood development covering more than 170 acres. The heart is a 64 hectare masterpiece course, one of the biggest in Central Luzon. The Primelands of Cabanatuan are becoming more and more expensive as the need for housing estate properties increases with the arrival of more Manila and Cebu-based development companies.
The SM City Cabanatuan is constructed as a local SM supermarket. The Vista Mall, CityMall, Ayala Mall and Robinsons Place are the coming stages in the city. It is an important transport service junction in Central Luzon. The Cabanatuan City has a large number of coach operators that serve province and local lines, with the Cabanatuan Central Transport Terminal acting as the terminal.
Drivers of Jeepneys operate within the provinces, some of which go as far as Dingalan, Baler and Dilasag in Aurora, Olongapo City, San Fernando and Dau in Pampanga, Mariveles and Balanga in Bataan, Baguio City in Benguet, Dagupan City and Tarlac City. A large part of the city's populace relies on the use of urban transport such as trikes and buses to explore the city.
The Maharlika Hwy (or Pan-Philippine Hwy) is the primary freeway that crosses the city through which most cars travel to the Cagayan Valley. The Nueva Ecija - Aurora Road joins Cabanatuan with Baler, Aurora and leads through rustic cities in the eastside of Nueva Ecija. Further important streets are General Tinio and Rizal Streets, which run through the city itself in an east-west orientation; Mabini Street, which houses two of the city's three university buildings; and Circumferential Road, which joins the city centre with the Kapitan Pepe area.
The 3 km Felipe Vergara Highway provides a straight link to the Cagayan Valley, while the Emilio Vergara Highway connects Santa Rosa with Nueva Ecija - Aurora Road and avoids bottlenecks along the Maharlika Highway. In the 1900s Cabanatuan was already operated by the Manila Railroad Company through the Balagtas - Cabanatuan line and later given up after the Great Wars, when carrion eaters plundered parts of the railway siding.
Cabanatuan Station is in Barangay General Luna and will be transformed into a nursery while preserving its old layout. Every major intersection in the city is already signposted. Cycling and tricycling trails are currently being constructed, while the Maharlika Highway's street width has been increased from four to eight tracks.
The upgrading of all city streets and exit streets from the one-lane and two-lane motorway to the three-lane motorway is also being examined. There will be two suggested highways through Cabanatuan City if they are constructed. The North Luzon East Expressway (Quezon City to Cabanatuan) and the Central Luzon Link Expressway (SCTEx-TPLEx to San Jose City).
Among the historic places in the city belong: The Cabanatuan Railroad Station in Barangay General Luna, constructed at the beginning of 1927 as the terminal station of the now discontinued Balagtas-Cabanatuan Line. Pangatian Prison Memorial (Now Cabanatuan American Memorial), began as a 20 year long army prisoners' practice center until it was transformed into an Allies' POW focus center during the Japanites.
The Freedom Gardens is a province parc in front of the old state capital Nueva Ecija. Inside the parc there are civil rooms as well as various statues and commemorative sites, among them a memorial for General Antonio Luna, who was murdered in the near cathedral San Nicolas de Tolentino.
Gen. Antonio Luna and Marker in Piazza Lucero, a figure of the Filipino general Antonio Luna on a horseshoe, is standing in the square in front of the Catholic Church where the valiant general was murdered in 1899 in the city that later adopted him. The old province capital Nueva Ecija, situated along Burgos Avenue, was built by the famous US architects William E. Parsons, who also built Manila, Cebu and Laguna governments during the US colonial era.
The Banatu Festival is celebrating its foundation as a charter city. The Cabanatuan is one of the regional centers of learning with more than 40 colleges, 1 natural sciences grammar college, more than 50 government and privately owned grammar colleges, and more than 100 government and privately owned elementary colleges. The majority of provincial seminarians go to Cabanatuan to go to the city to learn and work.
There are many hospital and clinic complexes in the city, most of which are privately owned and equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, making Cabanatuan City the province's centre for surgical and research work. The majority of the inhabitants of the Cabanatuan region go to Cabanatuan for their examinations and visits to hospital and clinic within the city.
Melencio-Herrera Ameurfina, Philippine attorney and at law, who was an associate judge at the Supreme Court of the Philippines from 1979 to 1992. Is Willie Revillame, TV presenter, performer, humorist and a recordist, raised in Cabanatuan. Because of his dance talents, some folks called him the "Fred Astaire of the Philippines" Heber Bartolome, Filipino Folk and Folk-Rock vocalist, song writer, componist, writer, guitarist, band lover, blues man and painters.
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