Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay
|Municipality of Ipil
Bayan ng Ipil (Tagalog)
|Nickname(s): Heart of Zamboanga Peninsula|
|Motto: "Ipil: Our place, our responsibility, our pride!"|
Map of Zamboanga Sibugay with Ipil highlighted
|Region||Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)|
|Founded||July 26, 1949|
|• Mayor||Eldwin M. Alibutdan (NP)|
|• Vice Mayor||Anamel C. Olegario (NP)|
|• Total||241.60 km2 (93.28 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||310/km2 (800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|Dialing code||+63 (0)62|
|Income class||1st municipal income class|
|Electorate||46,464 voters as of 2016|
Ipil (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Ipil; Zamboangueño:Municipalidad de Ipil) is a first class municipality and the provincial capital of Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 74,656 people, being the most populous municipality of Zamboanga Sibugay.
- Bangkerohan (Campo Muslim)
- Don Andres
- Doña Josefa
- Ipil Heights
- Tirso Babiera (Lower Ipil Heights)
- Lower Taway
- Upper Pangi
- Veteran's Village
Ipil used to be known as Sanito, a place under barrio Bacalan under the Municipality of Kabasalan. It was a swampy area and 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
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.
|Population census of Ipil|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
- Zamboanga Sibugay Provincial Hospital
- Dr.Henry De Villa Memorial Hospital
- Dr. M. Simon Hospital
- Ipil Doctors Hospital
Several radio stations operate in the area: dxLR- 98.1 FM, Flazh-FM 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.
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- "Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula)". Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007): Total Population by Province, City and Municipality (Report). NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay.|
- Official Website of the Municipality of Ipil
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- Philippine Census Information
- DILG-Zamboanga Sibugay
|Roseller Lim||Sibuguey Bay|