Quirino: Forest Province of the Philippines

Quirino Province covers the upstream portion of the Cayagan River catchment area. It is bounded by mountains on the East (The sierra Madre) and South. The area is heavily forested. and Quirino State College is a center for forestry education and agribusiness research. It used to be part of Nueva Vizcaya, and currently is disputing which province “owns” Dipidia, a barangay with a newly-productive gold mine.