Salug, Zamboanga del Norte

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Salug
Municipality
Nickname(s): Magnificent View Capital of Zamboanga del Norte
Map of Zamboanga del Norte with Salug highlighted
Map of Zamboanga del Norte with Salug highlighted
Salug is located in Philippines
Salug
Salug
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 08°02′N 122°50′E / 8.033°N 122.833°E / 8.033; 122.833Coordinates: 08°02′N 122°50′E / 8.033°N 122.833°E / 8.033; 122.833
Country Philippines
Region Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
Province Zamboanga del Norte
District 3rd district of Zamboanga del Norte
Barangays 23
Government[1]
 • Mayor Jeffrey T. Lim
Area[2]
 • Total 206.60 km2 (79.77 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 32,204
 • Density 160/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 7114
IDD:area code +63 (0)65
Income class 3rd municipal income class
PSGC 097213000
Electorate 19,551 voters as of 2016
Website www.salug.gov.ph/,%20http://salug.zamboangadelnorte.com/

Salug (Subanen: Benwa Salog) is a third class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 32,204 people.[3]


Geography[edit]

Municipality of Salug is bounded on the north by the municipality of Godod the north-west by Liloy, to the east by the municipality of Leon B. Postigo, and to the south by Sindangan Bay.

Climate[edit]

Salug falls within the third type of climate wherein the seasons are not very pronounced. Rain is more or less evenly distributed throughout the year. Because of its tropical location the municipality does not experience cold weather. Neither does it experience strong weather disturbances due to its geographical location (being outside the typhoon belt) and also because of the mountains that are surrounding the Municipality.

Barangays[edit]

Salug is politically subdivided into 23 barangays.[2]

  • Bacong
  • Balakan
  • Binoni
  • Calucap
  • Canawan
  • Caracol
  • Danao
  • Dinoan
  • Dipolod
  • Fatima (Pogan)
  • Ipilan
  • Lanawan
  • Liguac
  • Lipakan
  • Mucas
  • Pacuhan
  • Poblacion (Salug)
  • Poblacion East
  • Pukay
  • Ramon Magsaysay (Tugop)
  • Santo Niño
  • Tambalang
  • Tapalan

History[edit]

It could be said that without fear of contradiction that most name of the Municipality of Zamboanga del Norte including the province itself derived from the earliest settlers the Subanon Tribes.

In the earlier part of the history of Sindangan, there were two barrios include namely, Labason and Liloy. Salug then was a mere sitio of the rustic village of Liloy. Legend has it then an adventurous young man from the village of Liloy, on reaching a certain river, was affronted the problem of crossing as there were no sign of available means to ferry him to the other side. While engrossed with this problem, a Subanon coming from nowhere he knew, make a sign asking him if he wish to cross the river. In return, he asked the almost naked Subano man the name of the place. The Subano man thinking he was being asked if there may possibility of crossing the river, answered "Salog", a Subanon terminology meaning that the current of the river was very strong.

In his departure, the Christian carried into his memory "Salug" is the name of the place beyond the other side of the river he wanted to cross. Thus Salug become a popular name until it was officially declared so upon its creation into a municipality.

By virtue of Republic Act 2310 dated June 21, 1979, the Municipality of Salug was created, however, Araw ng Salug (Salug Day) is annually celebrated on the 18th day of September,

Mayors' Protest[edit]

On December 28, 2007, Salug Mayor Jesus Lim, president of the Zamboanga del Norte Mayors’ League led 25 mayors of Zamboanga del Norte who protested the Department of Justice's incarceration of former congressman Romeo Jalosjos. Flags in their respective towns were flown at half mast and huge black ribbons were displayed at town halls.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Salug
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 25,702 —    
1995 28,411 +1.90%
2000 28,914 +0.38%
2007 29,960 +0.49%
2010 31,157 +1.44%
2015 32,204 +0.63%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6]

Salug Municipality is predominantly Christian with Philippine Independent Church or Aglipayan and Roman Catholics constitutes the majority of the Christians. Salugnon composed of Visayan speaking locals and the minorities that compose of the lumad or aborigine Subanon Tribe.

Language[edit]

Cebuano and Subanon are majority spoken languages. The majority of the population can speak and understand English.

Transportation[edit]

The Integrated Bus Terminal is located at the center of the municipality that serves short and long-distance trip connecting other municipalities, cities in Zamboanga del Norte and neighboring provinces. The public modes of transportation within the municipality are sikad-sikad and habal-habal and pedicabs. Jeepneys, van, and bus Rural Transits are available for long distance travels.

Seaport[edit]

The Port of Liloy is located just 30 minutes away from the Municipality of Salug facing the Sindangan Bay It serves the cargo port for transporting products to and from Zamboanga City, Sindangan and Cebu.

Airports[edit]

The main airport is Dipolog Airport, located in the City of Dipolog, a 3 12-hour drive from the Poblacion. There is also a neighboring community airport in Liloy but it serves only private and government aircraft for official visits in the adjacent areas.

Local government[edit]

Current municipal officials (2016–2018):[1]

  • Mayor: Jeffrey T. Lim
  • Vice Mayor: William D. Maribojoc
  • Councilors:
    • Jonathan R. Balucos
    • Rebecca L. Baguio
    • Mercedario N. Pamil
    • Gerardo T. Literatus
    • Allan D. Saldia
    • Salatiel S. Dialo
    • Oscar M. Acas
    • Edgar A. Sultan
    • Cerelino Mercado - ABC President

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 12 May 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula)". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews, 20 Zamboanga Norte mayors protest Jalosjos imprisonment
  5. ^ "Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula)". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  6. ^ "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. 

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