Ramon is a second class municipality based on the latest re-classification of municipalities of the province of Isabela contained in MemorandumCircular No. 01-M (35)-08 dated November 12, 2008 effective July 29, 2009. It has a total income of Seventy Eigh Million, Nine Hundred Ninety Three Thousand, Nine Hundred Sixteen Pesos and 54/100 (P 78,993,916.54) for the year 2008 having an increment of Twenty Million, Five Hundred Forty Nine Thousand, Five Hundred Sixty Eight Pesos and 54/100 (P20,549,568.54) or 35.16 % compared with last 2007’s realized income. Majority of its inhabitants derive their income from agriculture. It is for this reason that the main thrust of the Local Government Unit of Ramon are those which supports the agricultural sector.
The total population of Ramon is 45,258 based on the 2007 NSO Census. Its projected total labor force is 23,870 that could be either gainfully employed or unemployed. The municipality considers education of the youth as a basic need so the Local Government Unit maintains and upgrades nineteen (19) primary/elementary schools, One (1) barangay high school and 25 day care centers. To facilitate travel, the LGU maintains annually 224.648 kilometers of barangay roads and 24 kms of municipal streets.
The Magat River Irrigation Project spotlights the municipality into prominence at the same time ushering gains in terms of social and economic upliftment brought about by the influx of technological advancement in irrigation and electric power generation. The tourism potential of Magat Dam & Camp Vizcarra has been recognized. With the development of the area into a tourism complex and Camp Vizcarra into an ecology Park; it will bring an additional revenue not only to Ramon but to the Province of Isabela as well.
Peace and order situation is very much normal and under control through the collaborated efforts of the peace enforcers and the people of Ramon.
In the attainment of total development, the municipality is geared towards the promotion and attainment of social and economic development by increasing the availability and improvement of the quality of services extended to the people. Uplifting the living condition of the populace make them participative in the development process of the area.
To effectively and efficiently carry out the vision, the municipality has set the following sectoral objectives.
Improvement of the support services and facilities for commercial activities and to encourage and promote establishments of industries using local agro-base resources in the municipality. Tourism will be developed and improve roads and bridges will be considered as well as the improvement of the existing water system and upgrading of communication facilities.
With the pursuit of economic growth, improvement in the people’s welfare will be given emphasis. Employment and other indicators of the social sectors development is envisioned. Health and nutritional status of the people will be improved to decrease if not to eradicate morbidity in the area. It is the concern of the LGU to increase the literacy rate in the area especially to the most disadvantaged group. Housing backlog will be partially satisfied through government effort and assistance. Provide assistance to the marginalized families, encourage citizen’s awareness on sanitation and physical fitness activities and foremost is to provide maximum security to the people of Ramon.
The Municipality of Ramon has a total land area of 13,517.23 hectares as per actual cadastral survey conducted by DENR, Land Management Bureau. This is composed of variety of land uses that had evolved in response to the rapid demographic growth as well as the increasing socio-economic demands of the population of the municipality, Built-up area are occupy a total aggregate area of 503.70 hectares. Considered built-up area is the whole urban core, settlements in the different rural barangays and amenities. 9,917.50 is devoted to agriculture and the remaining 3,096.03 hectares are open grasslands, forests, open spaces and water bodies.
The municipality of Ramon was created on June 18, 1961 by virtue of Republic Act No. 3320 sponsored by the late Congressman Delfin Albano of the then lone district of Isabela. On November 12, 1963 the first set of local officials were elected with Hon. Angelino F. Vizcarra as Municipal Mayor.
The original seat of government was first conceived to be established 500 meters north of Barangay Burgos. However, the local officials decided to temporarily locate the site at Bugallon which eventually became the permanent site by virtue of Republic Act No. 11354, upon which a two storey Municipal Hall was built on December 8, 1968. The town hall is fondly called the “People’s Town Hall”.
The municipality is named in honor of the late President Ramon Magsaysay and was originally classified as a seventh class municipality at the time of its inauguration on January 1, 1964. Ramon had 12 original barangays carved out from the municipalities of
Currently, there are 19 barangays of Ramon enumerated as follows :
Ramon functions as a satellite town of
Endowed with prime agricultural lands, Ramon ranks among the top rice-producing towns of Isabela alongside with the towns of Alicia and
In the middle of the twenties (1925-1926) when the San Jose - Santa Fe national road opened, Ilocano migrants from the Central Plain of Luzon like Tarlac, Pangasinan and Nueva Ecija arrived in bull carts to settle on this vast area covered with weeds called “samon” as homesteaders. As required by statutes, these hard-working people stayed right on their twenty four (24) hectare farms to clear the lot they can call their own. The place was a part of Buenavista, the oldest barrio of
At the latter part of the thirties (1937), the Santiago-Santa Maria road via Mallig plain was opened and more immigrants came to farm in the place. This area which is some eleven kilometers away from the town proper of
The completion of the Maris Dam at Oscariz in 1957 attracted more migrants to farm at the irrigated areas of Bugallon. Along with the Ilocano arrivals were few Tagalogs, Pangasinenses and many others. These groups, composed mostly of businessmen, carried their trade at the barrio market aside from their farming activity and turned the barrio more prosperous. As a result, Bugallon became a separate municipality from Santiago and San Mateo in 1964, and was named Ramon in honor of the late President Ramon Magsaysay. The new town grew by leaps and bounds under the able leadership of Mayor Angelino F. Vizcarra. Among the priority projects of the first administration were the construction of community market, farm to market roads, rehabilitation/construction of school buildings, food production, and improvement of peace and order condition.
The completion of the rural Electrification Program of ISELCO I at the later part of the seventies (1976-77) further hastened the progress of the infant municipality of Ramon.
And, with the completion of the Magat High Dam in 1983, more areas were converted into irrigated rice lands which attracted more and more people from all places to migrate to the municipality including the Igorots and Ifugaos from the hinterlands.
To ensure the efficient and effective delivery of basic services to our clentele by maintaining a competent, well trained and work-motivated personnel.
Vision: Transformation of the LGU into a more responsive, client oriented, pruductive and honest civil servants, dedicated to serve the public and ready to contribute in the upliftment and welfare of the society. Over-all Development Goals and Objectives GOAL: Attainment of good quality of life that ensures optimun balanced resources and economic opportunities.
Transformation of the LGU into a more responsive, client oriented, pruductive and honest civil servants, dedicated to serve the public and ready to contribute in the upliftment and welfare of the society.
Over-all Development Goals and Objectives
Attainment of good quality of life that ensures optimun balanced resources and economic opportunities.
1. Attainment of sufficient food production
2. Optimum utilization of agricultural and aquatic resources
3. Attainment of highly developed trading
4. Development of tourism potential areas
5. Preservation and protection of watershed areas