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Economic Profile

Labor and Employment

Table 15 shows the distribution of dependents by age group and sex. This provides an accounting to those who have the potential to earn their own income and who are most likely dependent on the working group. It is the lack of potential income that generally qualifies those under 15 and over 64 as dependents, as they are often necessary subject to outside support to meet their needs. 

Base from the projected households in 2015, these dependents constitute 33.82 percent of the total projected household dependents’ population. Belonging to age group 0 to14 years constitutes 30.08 percent and the oldest group (65 years and over) accounted for 3.74 percent. The overall projected dependency ratio in 2015 is 40. This means that for every 100 persons aged 15 to 64 years, there are about 40 dependents.This provides an overview for the planners and policy makers to track this shifts in the population in order to craft appropriate plans, policies, programs and projects. 

 

 

Labor Force

Figure 16 shows the result of the labor force survey conducted by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) particularly the rates of labor force participation, employment, unemployment and underemployment. In the recent survey, employment rates tops the most percentage which means majority are reported either at work or with a job or business although not at work. And unemployment to be the least which means persons in the labor force who are reported as (1) without work; and (2) currently available for work; and (3) seeking work or not seeking work because of the belief that no work is available, or awaiting results of previous job application, or because of temporary illness or disability, bad weather or waiting for rehire or job recall. On the other hand, underemployment refers to the employed persons who express the desire to have additional hours of work in their present job or an additional job, or have a new job with longer working hours.Labor Force refers to the population 15 years old and over who contribute to the production of goods and services in the country. It comprises the employed and unemployed.

Figure 17. shows the percentage of child labor or children aged between 5-14 years engaged in labor. For the last two years, it could be observed that there is a minimal increase by about .03 percent. This could be attributed to the root of child laborwhich is poverty and the lack of decent work for parents. They deny their children the chance to attend school and learn the skills they need to become productive adults and force their kids to work to earn income for their families. Hence, the city needs to strengthen the implementation of existing laws or perhaps even implement tougher penalties against employers that illegally employ child workers to curb this abuse. 

Economic

The city’s main source of economic prosperity is its rich agricultural land and thriving commercial industry. The city has a total land area of 63,126 hectares, 35,321.74 hectares or 55.95 % of this is the total agricultural area that is suitable for crop production. This manifests that the City is agricultural-based in which people depend much of their source of income through farming, livestock and poultry. Valencia’s clayey soil which is highly irrigated and favourable to climatic condition is very conducive for crop production. Adtuyon clay which comprises the 27.89% of the total land area of the City is very suitable for irrigated rice to the City known for its variety of Valencia rice. Investors also come to the City to venture in agri-industrial exportation production such as banana and pineapple which give employment to the people. Table 17.shows the major agri-industrial investors in the city.

Being core to the province’s geographical location, Valencia City has become the center of industry in Bukidnon. Aside from the major investors in agri-industry, commercial industry has been continually flourishing in the city. At present there are big commercial centers such as the NVM Mall, Gaisano, Robinsons Super Market, Roy Plaza, Metro Gold and other commercial arcades that generate income and employment. There are even micro scale businesses that offered goods and services to the residents in barangays. Figure 20 shows the total number of business registrants in the city for two consecutive years. It has increased by 57.65 percent which shows that a booming business is evident in the city.As such, the composition of the city’s labor force has shifted from the sole focus in farming to industrial manpower. These varied and repertoire of economic boosting ventures could be attested through the increase of banking and financial institutions through the years.

With the increase of agro-industry and commercial industry, the increase of local revenue collection is also evident. On the income generation, local government unit posted a total collection of Php. 873,891,218.65 which is higher than the last year’s total collection. Income from the real property tax, business and other taxes is also higher compared to last year’s collection. Revenues from economic enterprises post an increase by Php. 13,209,431.21 as compared to last year’s income. With 81,600,000 pesos, business and other taxes posted the highest collection.

Doing Business in the City of Valencia

Overview of the Economy of the City and Find Business Opportunity Here

The city’s main source of economic prosperity is its rich agricultural land and thriving commercial industry. The city has a total land area of 63,126 hectares, 35,321.74 hectares or 55.95 % of this is the total agricultural area that is suitable for crop production. This manifests that the City is agricultural-based in which people depend much of their source of income through farming, livestock and poultry. Valencia’s clayey soil which is highly irrigated and favourable to climatic condition is very conducive for crop production. Adtuyon clay which comprises the 27.89% of the total land area of the City is very suitable for irrigated rice to the City known for its variety of Valencia rice. Investors also come to the City to venture in agri-industrial exportation production such as banana and pineapple which are for that give employment to the people.

Major Agri-Industrial Investors in the City

 No.  Name of Firm  Office Address  Plant Address  Product line  Product
 1.  Stan filco, DOLE Phil. Inc.  Lilingayon  Lilingayon  Exporter  Banana
 2.  Sumifru Phil. Inc.  Poblacion  Poblacion  Exporter  Banana
 3.  MKADC  Lurogan  Lurogan  Exporter  Pineapple
 4.  Sumifru Phil. Inc.  San Carlos  San Carlos  Exporter  Pineapple
 5.  MADC  Mailag  Mailag  Exporter  Banana

Being core to the province’s geographical location, Valencia City has become the center of industry in Bukidnon. Aside from the major investors in agri-industry, commercial industry has been continually flourishing in the city. At present there are big commercial centers such as the NVM Mall, Gaisano, Robinsons Super Market, Roy Plaza, Metro Gold and other commercial arcades that generate income and employment. There are even micro scale businesses that offered goods and services to the residents in barangays. Table 18.shows the number of legal business registrants that operate in the city. As such, the composition of the city’s labor force has shifted from the sole focus in farming to industrial manpower. These varied and repertoire of economic boosting ventures could be attested through the increase of banking and financial institutions through the years.

With the increase of agro-industry and commercial industry, the increase of local revenue collection is also evident. On the income generation, local government unit posted a total collection of Php. 658,559,504.04 which is higher than the last year’s total collection. Income from the real property tax, business and other taxes is also higher compared to last year’s collection. Revenues from economic enterprises post an increase of Php. 1,786,206.85 as compared to last year’s income. Of Php. 40,154,235.00, business and other taxes posted the highest collection.

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Tourism: City Guide

Looking for the next destination to visit in the Philippines? If you’re already in the Mindanao region, you should head out to Valencia, Bukidnon. It is a 2nd class component city in the Bukidnon province and the most populous compared to other cities and municipalities. Located in the heart of the province, it can be likened to Wall Street, if there was one in the city.

Valencia City sits atop the Bukidnon plateau, beside the mighty Pulangi River. Most of the city’s land area is considered rural as it’s full of lush forests and fertile agricultural area. The local government has long-term plans to transform Valencia City into the country’s foremost producer of organic rice.

Typical of the region, rolling hills, mountain ranges, waterfalls, lakes, rivers, and caves make up Valencia City. But what sets it apart from the rest of the region is Lake Apo. This serene lake has a beautiful backdrop of hills and mountains and greenery. It’s a crater lake with clear waters, and the cleanest inland body of water in Northern Mindanao.

How to get here

Flying direct to Valencia City is not possible. You still have to go on a bus ride to get to it.

by airAir
Daily flights are available from Manila, Iloilo and Cebu to Cagayan de Oro City or Davao City. From there, land travel is necessary to reach Valencia City.

by seaSea
You can travel by sea from Manila or Cebu to Cagayan de Oro City or Davao City. From there, land travel is necessary to reach Valencia City.

by landLand
You can travel by bus or by a private vehicle from the 2 nearest airports:
NORTH: 145 kilometers, 2 hours and 23 minutes from Lumbia Airport, Cagayan de Oro to the City of Valencia.
SOUTH: 166 kilometers, 2 hours and 46 minutes from Francisco Bangoy International Airport, Sasa, Davao City to the City of Valencia .

Where to stay

Hotels

  • Hotel Valencia
    • Contact Numbers (+63) 88 828-2007 or (+63) 88 828-4480
    • Adress: P-17 A Hagkol, Valencia City
  • Hotel de Susana and Restaurant
    • Contact Numbers: 0926-792-1478 or 088-828-4482
    • Adress: P-17 A Hagkol, Valencia City
  • UNO Business Hotel & Cafe
    • Phone: (088) 828-3544
    • Adress: P-17 A Hagkol, Valencia City
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  • GV Hotels in Bukidnon
    • Contact Numbers (+63) 88 315-0120
    • Adress: P-3 Sayre Highway Valencia City
  • Royal Hotel
    • Contact Numbers (+63) 9098633436
    • Adress: Laviña St., Poblacion Valencia City
    Lodges/Inns
  • Larstel Inn
    • Contact Numbers (+63) 9156905420
    • Adress: P-4 Bagontaas, Valencia City
  • Triple A
    • Contact Numbers (+63) 9178789890
    • Adress: P-17 C Hagkol, Valencia City
  • Versatile Lodge
    • Contact Numbers (+63) 9261790745
    • Adress: P-13 hagkol, Valencia City
  • H24 Traveller`s Pod
    • Contact Numbers (+63) 88-828-5069
    • Adress: P-9 Juanilla Village, Valencia City
  • Carmont Inn
    • Contact Numbers (+63) 9268900915
    • Adress: P-12 Poblacion, Valencia City/Extension Sunkiss Village
  • Losanhil Lodge
    • Contact Numbers (+63) 88-222-2607
    • Adress: P-14,Poblacion, Valencia City
  • Aiyah`s Travellers Inn
    • Contact Numbers (+63) 91771210467
    • Adress: P-7,Poblacion, Valencia City
  • Ciana Marie
    • Contact Numbers (+63) 9177250875
    • Adress: P-7,Poblacion, Valencia City
  • JP Lodge
    • Contact Numbers (+63) 9161272940
    • Adress: P-7,Poblacion, Valencia City
  • Unicorn Lodge
    • Contact Numbers (+63) 9069200277
    • Adress: P-4,Poblacion, Valencia City
  • Nest Inn
    • Contact Numbers (+63) 9354240529
    • Adress: Sayre Highway, Poblacion, Valencia City
  • Homestead Inn
    • Contact Numbers (+63)88 828-2081
    • Adress: P-3, Sayre Highway, Poblacion, Valencia City
  • Gene`s Lodge
    • Contact Numbers (+63) 91770335711
    • Adress: P-3, Sayre Highway, Poblacion, Valencia City
  • Imee`s Lodge
    • Contact Numbers (+63)88 828-0472
    • Adress: P-19,Lapu-lapu St. Poblacion, Valencia City
  • Dotz Lodging House
    • Contact Numbers (+63) 9354238907
    • Adress: P-16,Aguilar St. Poblacion, Valencia City
  • Filbritz Small World Travellers Inn
    • Contact Numbers (+63)88 828-3656/09278535779
    • Adress: P-19,Lapu-lapu St. Poblacion, Valencia City
  • Time Inn
    • Contact Numbers (+63)88 828-5095
    • Adress: P-9,Pepito St., Poblacion, Valencia City
  • Juanito`s lodge
    • Contact Numbers (+63)88 222-2018
    • Adress: Mabion St., Poblacion, Valencia City
  • JM Budgetel Inn
    • Contact Numbers (+63) 91099727388
    • Adress: Mt. Maninggal At., Poblacion, Valencia City
  • AG Hostel
    • Contact Numbers (+63)88 828-5200
    • Adress: Lower Lumbo, Valencia City
  • Dream Haven Bread & Breakfast
    • Contact Numbers (+63)88 828-4019
    • Adress: P-4 mt. Kitanglad St., Poblacion, Valencia City
  • Dream Haven Bread & Breakfast
    • Contact Numbers (+63)88 828-4019
    • Adress: P-4 mt. Kitanglad St., Poblacion, Valencia City
  • Jocel`s Garden Suits
    • Contact Numbers (+63)88 828-3676/09177192243
    • Adress: P-2, Sayre Highway, Valencia City
      Lodges/Inns
    • 3G Pension House
      • Contact Numbers (+63) 9358868963
      • Adress: P-5, Bliss Bagontaas, Valencia City
    • Roger`s Pension House
      • Adress: P-11, Poblacion, Valencia City
    • South Land Pension House
      • Contact Numbers (+63)88 828-5308
      • Adress: P-11, Lapu-lapu St., Poblacion, Valencia City
    • G&H Pension House
      • Contact Numbers (+63) 88-828-1292
      • Adress: P-7, M.Fortich St., Poblacion, Valencia City
    • Joy`s Pension House
      • Contact Numbers (+63)88 828-5214
      • Adress: TH Azurin,Poblacion, Valencia City
    • Palmiera Pension House
      • Contact Numbers (+63) 9354238907
      • Adress: Corner Magsaysay St., Poblacion, Valencia City

Restaurants

      • Taipan Restaurant
      • NVM Fastfood
      • The Road House Café
      • TS Garden
      • ARL Resto and Jazz Bar (former Mindy’s Valencia)
      • El Comedor
      • Roy’s Bistro
      • Inday's Kamalig
      • Chardy's Grill
      • Jollibee 1 & 2
      • Chowking
      • Greenwich
      • Mc Donalds

Tourist Spots

      • Pulangi River – Ideal for fishing and boating, Pulangi River is on its way to regain its glory as the Save the Pulangi River program takes effect.
      • Mountain View College – Natural springs, falls, scenic landscape and great climate are just some of the things that describe this institution.
      • Salawao Cave – An adventure for the spelunkers, Salawao Cave features an impressive calcite formation and a cave pool that is part of a bigger cave stream. Large crickets of approximately 10cm in length and bats can be seen in the cave.
      • Kasanayan Cave – A huge beautiful cave in Valencia showcasing amazing stalactites of about 400 meters deep from the opening and an indoor river.
      • Lake Apo – Calm and serene, the lake is surrounded by hills and mountains lined by abundant plant life. Lake Apo has been hailed as a clean and green inland body of water in Northern Mindanao. It was also awarded as the Cleanest Lake in Region 10 during the late 90s
      • Malingon Falls – one of the landmarks located at Mountain View College, Barangay Mt. Nebo, City of Valencia, Bukidnon.
      • Sagumata Falls – Discover and experience the breath-taking scenery and time to bond with nature.

Churches

      • Valencia Cathedral
      • Baptist
      • Seventh Day Adventist
      • Iglesia ni Cristo
      • Iglesia sa Dios
      • Jehovah's Witness

Banks

      • Bank of the Philippine Island
      • Land Bank of the Philippines
      • Philippine National Bank
      • Banco de Oro
      • RCBC
      • Development Bank of the Philippines
      • East West Bank
      • Pen Bank
      • Enterprise Bank
      • One Network Bank
      • Bank of Makati
      • DCDB
      • Asian Hills Bank
      • Bukidnon Cooperative Bank
      • Asia United Bank

Schools

Colleges

      • San Agustin Institute of Technology, Valencia City.
      • Valencia Colleges (Bukidnon), Inc.
      • ALEMARZ School of Science and Technology Foundation, Inc.
      • ACLC College Bukidnon
      • Dagat Kidavao Central College
      • IBA College of Mindanao, Inc
      • Mountain View College
      • Philippine College Foundation
      • Systems Technology Institute (STI) – Valencia

Primary and secondary schools

      • ALEMARZ School of Science and Technology Foundation, Inc.
      • Bukidnon Faith Christian School, Inc.
      • Bagonta-as Adventist Elementary School, Inc. (BAES)
      • CFC-Valencia City School of the Morning Star
      • Central Bukidnon Institute
      • EMEU Gequillana Memorial Academy, Inc.
      • First Fruits Christian Academy
      • Infant Jesus School of Bukidnon, Inc.
      • Little Lamb Learning Center
      • Mountain View College Academy
      • Mountain View College Faith Elementary School
      • San Agustin Institute of Technology
      • Valencia Baptist Christian Academy
      • Valencia Central Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School
      • Valencia City Central School

Malls/Department Stores

      • NVM Mall
      • Gaisano
      • Roy Plaza
      • Metro Gold

Markets

      • Robinsons Supermarket
      • Public Central Market
      • Farmer’s Market

City Info

Mission and Vision

Mission

“To ensure the delivery of quality basic services and promote eco-friendly investment through good governance in order to uplift the well-being of the people.”

 

  

 

Vision

“A City of Golden Harvest driven by empowered, enterprising and eco-friendly people.”

Historical Background

Cultural History

The territory that now comprises the City of Valencia formerly belonged to the Municipality (Row City) of Malaybalay comprising of thirteen (13) barangays.

The earliest inhabitants, who now reside in parts of the Poblacion, were Bukidnon natives led by Datu Sebastian Manangkila together with the families of the Binalhays, Laugas, Dongogans, Gua-ans, Lanayans, and the Arenzos. They founded a settlement along the banks of the Pulangui River. The site of this first settlement was a sitio named “Panlibatuhan” because the area was thickly forested by native tree species called “Malibato tree”.

During the early part of the 20th century, the first one-room barrio was opened (circa 911), with the late Mr. Leon Galorport as its first teacher. Mr.Galorport, whose hometown is Valencia, Bohol, named the school “Valencia School”. The historical site of this school is approximately the same site of the Poblacion Barangay High School.

When the southern portion of Malaybalay was separated as a new municipality, the new petitioners agreed to name it as “Valencia”. The barrio which was once Valencia is now the Poblacion which is the seat of the Municipal Government.

The rich natural resources found in the territory eventually attracted Christian settlers from the thickly populated coastal areas of Mindanao, Visayas and Luzon islands.

Immigration of Christian settlers to Valencia started during the mid 1930’s which registering a population growth rate of 10:78. Although, municipal population continued to increase, population growth started to reduce from 1975 to 1980 with a 4.86 geometric rate and further reduced to 2.07 from 1990 to 1995. The declining population rate was attributed to the lessening number of migration influx and the successful campaign of family planning program.

Political Birth

The prime mover in the creation of Valencia as a Municipality was Mr. Teodoro Pepito, who, together with the residents of barrio Valencia and the neighboring barrios, initiated a petition for the conversion of the territory into a full-pledge Municipality. The petition was forwarded to the Provincial Board of Bukidnon for consideration and the Board passed a resolution approving the creation of the Municipality of Valencia and forwarded the same to the Office of the President of the Philippines.

By virtue of the provisions of Executive Order No. 360, the City of Valencia was formally born on January 16, 1961. President Carlos P. Garcia appointed Msgrs.Teodoro N. Pepito and Ernesto Garcia as the Mayor and Vice Mayor respectively. Upon the election of President Diosdado Macapagal in November 1961, another set of Municipal Officials were appointed with Hon. Lucilo Alkuino as Municipal Mayor and Hon. Solomon Gao-ay as Vice Mayor. Thus, between 1962 and 1963, two sets of Municipal Officials served the City of Valencia.

Listed below are the political leaders of the City and their corresponding terms of office:

List of Municipal/City Mayors and Term of Office

Name Period of Incumbency Remarks
Teodoro N. Pepito 1961-1962 Appointed by Pres. Garcia
Lucilo Alkuino 1962-1963 Appointed by Pres. Macapagal
Teodoro N. Pepito 1964-Sept. 1977 Elected for 3 terms plus hold-over during Martial Law Period
Absalon P. Catarata Sept. 28, 1977-Feb. 7, 1979 Succeeded as acting Mayor upon retirement of Mayor
Santiago V. Dablio Feb. 8, 1979-Feb. 28, 1980 Appointed as Acting Mayor by Pres. Marcos
Absalon P. Catarata March 1, 1980-1988 Elected in 1980 and re-elected in 1988 but was assassinated
Berthobal R. Ancheta April 22, 1988- June, 2001 By succession and elected on May 11, 1992
Jose M. Galario, Jr. July 2001-June 30, 2007 Elected City Mayor in 2001 and re-elected in 2004
Leandro Jose H. Catarata July 2007 to June, 2013 Elected City Mayor in 2007
Jose M. Galario, Jr. July 2013 to June 8, 2014 Elected City Mayor in 2013
Azucena P. Huervas June 9, 2014 to present By succession last June 9, 2014

Geographical Location

The City of Valencia is located in the central part of the Province of Bukidnon. It lies between the grid coordinates 7° 47΄ and 8° 3΄ north latitude and 125° 48΄ east longitude. It is bounded on the north by the Municipality of Lantapan and Malaybalay City; on the east by the Municipality of San Fernando; on the west and southwest by the Municipalities of Pangantucan and Talakag; and on the south by the Municipalities of Maramag and Quezon.

From its core, which is the Poblacion, the City is 27 kilometers from the provincial capital of Malaybalay City and 118 kilometers from the regional center of Cagayan de Oro City. The means of transportation is by bus and private vehicles and covers approximately two (2) to three (3) hours ride.

The relative distance of the barangay from the City proper varies: four (4) barangays are more or less 5 kilometers away, 20 barangays are 6-15 kilometers away, while the remaining 7 barangays considered as the most interior, are situated 16 kilometers or more from the City proper.

 

Seal Meaning

1st Ring represents the City of Valencia.

2nd Ring with 31 stars represents the 31 barangays.

Left Quadrant represents the sugarcane, bananas, coffee and ranch.

Right Quadrant represents the planted trees and corn fields.

Top Quadrant represents the mountains and rice fields.

Bottom Quadrant represents the commercial and industrial buildings.

31 Barangays

Bagontaas Lilingayon Poblacion
Banlag Lourdes San Carlos
Barobo Lumbayao San Isidro
Batangan Lumbo Sinabuagan
Catumbalon Lurogan Sinayawan
Colonia Maapag Sugod
Concepcion Mabuhay Tongantongan
Dagat-Kidavao Mailag Tugaya
Guinoyuran Mount Nebo Vintar
Kahapunan Nabago  
Laligan Pinatilan