Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay

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Ipil
Municipality
Nickname(s): Heart of Zamboanga Peninsula
Motto: Ipil: our place, our responsibility, our pride!
Map of Zamboanga Sibugay with Ipil highlighted
Map of Zamboanga Sibugay with Ipil highlighted
Ipil is located in Philippines
Ipil
Ipil
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 07°47′N 122°35′E / 7.783°N 122.583°E / 7.783; 122.583Coordinates: 07°47′N 122°35′E / 7.783°N 122.583°E / 7.783; 122.583
Country Philippines
Region Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
Province Zamboanga Sibugay
District 2nd District
Founded 1949
Barangays 28
Government[1]
 • Mayor Eldwin M. Alibutdan (NP)
 • Vice Mayor Anamel C. Olegario (NP)
Area[2]
 • Total 241.60 km2 (93.28 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 64,939
 • Density 270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Demonym Ipilenyo
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 7001
Dialing code 62
Income class 1st class
Website ipilsibugay.gov.ph

Ipil (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Ipil) is a first class municipality and the capital of Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 64,939 people.[3]

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 the town center.

Barangays[edit]

Ipil is subdivided into 28 barangays.[2]

  • 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

History[edit]

Ipil is formerly known as Sanito, a place under barrio Bacalan under the Municipality of Kabasalan. Originally a swampy area, it was just a docking spot for pioneering Ilocanos who settled in the upper areas of Titay. Ipil was a jumping point for their lantsa sailing to Zamboanga City. The first mayor of Ipil was Gregorio Dar an Ilocano who came from Titay. The Dar Family were the second batch of Ilocanos who settled upon the invitation of Mariano Families who are among the first batch of Ilocanos from Luzon.

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.

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Ipil
Year Pop.   ±% p.a.  
1990 43,031 —    
1995 43,991 +0.41%
2000 52,481 +3.86%
2007 60,686 +2.02%
2010 64,939 +2.50%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

Hospitals[edit]

  • Zamboanga Sibugay Provincial Hospital
  • Dr.Henry De Villa Memorial Hospital
  • Dr. M. Simon Hospital
  • Ipil Doctors Hospital

Media[edit]

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 The Sibugay Express.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 12 May 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 

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