AGRICULTURE comprises cash crops that include tobacco, rice, corn, cotton, coconut, peanuts, beans and vegetables, and even aquaculture (fisheries) and sericulture (silkworms).

AVAILABLE MARKETS AND PORTS are accessible in nearby Laoag City (132 kms.), the City of San Fernando, La Union (72 kms.), Baguio City (110 kms.), Abra (61 kms.) And Manila (347 kms.).

HUMAN RESOURCES in general have a Literacy rate of 97.84% based on 2006 CBMS.

ROLE OF THE CITY as gateway and “Bagsakan” center to 15 adjacent and outlying towns, the city offers Recreational Facilities (malls, and billiards centers, etc.), Education (with 4 universities and colleges and 2 technical/vocational institutions), Communication (with offices of Digitel, RCPI, Globe and Smart Telecenters), Transportation (with all the major buses playing through the 12 km. stretch of the National Highway), Banking (with 15 commercial and cooperative banks), Fire protection (BFP-Candon), BJMP, PNP and other government institutions such as SSS, BIR, COA, NTA and PHILHEALTH and 6 food chains (McDONALDS, Jollibee, Greenwich, Red Ribbon, Chowking, Shakeys, Mang Inasal and Max Restaurant. Stern Mall which houses CSI Department Store and Supermarket, GOLDILOCKS, SAVEMORE and many other stalls and the City Terminal.


No. of Public Schools:
Primary Education Schools – 3
Elementary Schools – 22
Secondary Schools – 5
Tertiary Schools – 2

No. of Private Schools:
Elementary Schools – 4
Secondary Schools – 2
Tertiary Schools – 1


Food chains

 – McDonalds
 – Jollibee
 – Greenwhich
 – Chowking
 – Max’s Restaurant
 – Shakeys
 – Mang Inasal
 – Red Ribbon
 – Minute Burger
 – Turks
 – Potato Corner
 – Kokee House
 – Goldilocks

Fruits of Cityhood