Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay
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|Nickname(s): Heart of Zamboanga Peninsula.|
|Motto: "Ipil: our place, our responsibility, our pride!"|
Map of Zamboanga Sibugay showing the location of Ipil.
|Region||Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)|
|• Mayor||Atty. Eldwin M. Alibutdan (NP)|
|• Vice Mayor||Anamel C. Olegario (NP)|
|• Total||91.10 km2 (35.17 sq mi)|
|• Density||710/km2 (1,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|Income class||1st class municipality|
|Population census of Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
Ipil is subdivided into 28 barangays.
- Bangkerohan(Campo Muklo)
- Don Andres
- Doña Josefa
- Ipil Heights
- Tirso Babiera(Lower Ipil Heights)
- Lower Taway
- Tenan (Muklo town)
- Upper Pangi
- Veteran's Village
Ipil is formerly known as Sanito a place under barrio Bacalan under the Municipality of Kabasalan. Nobody was interested of the place as it was just a swampy area and it was just a docking spot for those pioneer Ilocanos who settled in the upper areas of Titay. Ipil was a jumping point for their lantsa sailing for Zamboanga City.The first mayor of Ipil comes from Titay.
Early Ilocano Routes
The first Ilocanos used Ipil as the nearest jump point in connecting Titay with Zamboanga City. They would walk via Lumbia then to Longilog then Gabo reaching Mayabang their original settlement. It was this route that they do not have to cross the rivers as it is uphill. It was the Ilocanos who first set foot on these areas.
Several radio stations are operating in the area: dxLR- 98.1 FM, Radyo Kilat 99.7, Hitz 98.9, Magic 103 FM, 94.3 dxIR FM, dxDS FM, Igsoon FM and Radyo Lipay AM and several newspapers are published here, including the Zamboanga Sibugay Tribune and the Sibugay Express.
- Zamboanga Sibugay Provincial Hospital
- Dr.Henry De Villa Memorial Hospital
- Dr. M. Simon Hospital
- Ipil Doctors Hospital
- "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 6 October 2013.
- Official Website of the Municipality of Ipil
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- 2000 Philippine Census Information
- DILG-Zamboanga Sibugay