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.
Map of Zamboanga Sibugay showing the location of Ipil.
Ipil is located in Philippines
Location in the Philippines
Coordinates: 7°46′54″N 122°35′26″E / 7.78167°N 122.59056°E / 7.78167; 122.59056Coordinates: 7°46′54″N 122°35′26″E / 7.78167°N 122.59056°E / 7.78167; 122.59056
Country  Philippines
Region Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
Province Zamboanga Sibugay
District 2nd District
Founded 1949
Barangays 28
 • Mayor Atty. Eldwin M. Alibutdan (NP)
 • Vice Mayor Anamel C. Olegario (NP)
 • Total 91.10 km2 (35.17 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 64,939
 • Density 710/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Demonym Ipilenyo
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 7001
Dialing code 062
Income class 1st class municipality
Website Official website
Population census of Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay
Year Pop.   ±% p.a.  
1990 43,031 —    
1995 43,991 +0.44%
2000 52,481 +3.59%
2007 60,686 +2.10%
2010 64,939 +2.28%
Source: National Statistics Office[1]

Ipil (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Ipil) is a 1st class municipality and the capital of Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 64,939 people in 14,798 households.

Ipil is located 3 hours from the key cities in the region including Dapitan City, Dipolog City, Pagadian City and Zamboanga City. The Ipil seaport is 4 kilometres (2 mi) south of downtown.


Ipil is subdivided into 28 barangays.

  • Bacalan
  • Bangkerohan(Campo Muklo)
  • Buluan
  • Caparan
  • Domandan
  • Don Andres
  • Doña Josefa
  • Guituan
  • Ipil Heights
  • Labi
  • Logan
  • Tirso Babiera(Lower Ipil Heights)
  • Lower Taway
  • Lumbia
  • Maasin
  • Magdaup
  • Makilas
  • Pangi
  • Poblacion
  • Sanito
  • Suclema
  • Taway
  • Tenan (Muklo town)
  • Tiayon
  • Timalang
  • Tomitom
  • 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[edit]

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


  1. ^ "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. 

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