Remote working in the Philippines has gained popularity over the last few years. It is unlikely to go away soon.
While most remote workers flock to the more popular locations like Manila or Cebu, have you considered Iligan City?
Let’s take a trip to Northern Mindanao and discover the Industrial City of the South.
Most people would know Manila, Cebu, Boracay, and Bohol as top spots for remote workers.
However, did you know Iligan City can be part of your choices too?
Compared to the bustling metropolises of Manila and Cebu, Iligan City is more relaxed.
You can get around by riding a jeepney or by the local motorcycle cabs called “racal.”
The weather is dotted with the occasional drizzle but is mostly warm and sunny (like any part of the Philippines) throughout the year.
And while the city is industrialized, it retains its laid-back charm.
Steady Flow of Energy
Iligan City is surrounded by many energy sources, namely, waterfalls.
A major source of hydroelectric power in Iligan City is the lovely Maria Cristina Falls.
These falls are only the second highest in Iligan, but no one can deny that they are the most majestic.
Thus, if you were remotely working in the area, power would not be an issue.
However, if there are occasional power outages, it would be due to the industrial factories that are given precedence.
Regardless, electricity is pretty reliable in Iligan City.
What’s more, internet connectivity would not be an issue. PLDT, one of the giant telcos in the Philippines, provides internet services in the area. The company also has an option for fiber optics for faster Internet speed.
Feast on Scrumptious Food!
Iliganons delight in great food!
As such, there is no shortage of delicious food within Iligan.
The city is littered with local restaurants like Sunburst, Gazpachos, Tita Fannies, Tatay’s Grill and Seafood, and more! There are also boutique cafes throughout the city like Brave Work Cafe, Bread and Brew, Brews Almighty, etc.
Iligan City is also surrounded by Iligan Bay, which ensures a steady supply of fresh seafood.
One prevalent local delicacy is daing, which is sun-dried fish that has been split open and salted. This delicacy is best eaten with cane vinegar.
Lechon is also popular in Iligan. However, they pair it with “Suka Pinakurat,” which is essentially a type of vinegar blended with spices and chilies.
If your friends come in for a quick visit, you can send them off with hot and spicy peanuts or Piaya de Iligan.
Revel in Various Tourist Spots in Iligan City
One of the many monikers of Iligan is “City of Majestic Waterfalls,” which is an apt nickname.
Take a break from working by chasing waterfalls. As previously mentioned, you can dip into the waters of Maria Cristina Falls. Or, you can also go to Tinago Falls, another famous waterfall in Iligan.
As the city is surrounded by water, you can take part in thrilling water adventures like river rafting and cave exploration.
What’s more, one famous festival in Iligan that is celebrated every September is the Diyani Festival. The fiesta is held in honor of its patron, St. Michael, the Archangel. This festival also commemorates its people: the Christians, the Higaonon, and the Muslims—that even though people are from different backgrounds, they can all live in harmony.
In all, Iligan is a wonderful place that offers diversity not only in food and sights but in culture as well. This city strikes the perfect balance between urban and rural.
On that note, if you are based in Iligan City and are currently looking for a remote job, then check out Remote Staff’s job listings. The company regularly updates the job board and you might find something that suits your skills. Register today!