Tampilisan, Zamboanga del Norte

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Map of Zamboanga del Norte with Tampilisan highlighted
Map of Zamboanga del Norte with Tampilisan highlighted
Tampilisan is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 8°01′N 122°41′E / 8.017°N 122.683°E / 8.017; 122.683Coordinates: 8°01′N 122°41′E / 8.017°N 122.683°E / 8.017; 122.683
Country Philippines
Region Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
Province Zamboanga del Norte
District 3rd district of Zamboanga del Norte
Barangays 20
 • Mayor Angeles R. Carloto II
 • Total 137.75 km2 (53.19 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 24,307±0
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 7116
Dialing code 65
Income class 4th class

Tampilisan is a fourth class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 24,307±0 people.[3]

It is located in Zamboanga peninsula along the boundary with Zamboanga Sibugay, traversed by the national highway to Zamboanga City. The municipality is 152 kilometres (94 mi) from Dipolog City, the capital of the province.


Tampilisan is politically subdivided into 20 barangays.[2]

  • Balacbaan
  • Banbanan
  • New Barili
  • Cabong
  • Camul
  • Farmington
  • Galingon
  • Lawaan
  • Lumbayao
  • Malila-T.
  • Molos
  • New Dapitan
  • Poblacion (Tampilisan)
  • Sandayong
  • Sto. Niño
  • Situbo
  • Tilubog
  • Tininggaan
  • Tubod
  • ZNAC


The name Tampilisan originated from a tree called "Tampilis". This tree is about one (1) to three (3) meters in height, belongs to the palm family. Its sturdy part when split was used by the natives, Subanen, as a substitute for betel nuts. Since this tree were abundant in the area, the place thus called by the native as "Tampilisan".

The municipality was originally a barangay of the Municipality of Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte. In the early part of 1978, because of the concentration of population and potentials of the area and through consultation of the local leaders, Assemblyman Guardson Lood filed a bill in the Interim Batasang Pambansa, Batas Pambansa Bilang 14 an "Act Creating the Municipality of Tampilisan".

The newly created municipality originally comprised seven barangays: Poblacion, Cabong, Galingon, Situbo, Lawaan, Molos, and New Dapitan, with the Poblacion as the seat of the municipal government. Today, the Municipality of Tampilisan has grown to twenty barangays: the seven preceding barangays plus thirteen more barangays: Sandayong, Tilubog, Tininggaan, Tubod, Balacbaan, Banbanan, ZNAC, Camul, New Barili, Sto. Niño, Farmington, Lumbayao, and Malila T.

The first appointed and elected mayor was Cesar A. Bomediano, a former SB Member of the Municipality of Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte.


Population census of Tampilisan
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 14,665 —    
1995 17,732 +3.62%
2000 19,536 +2.10%
2007 21,671 +1.44%
2010 23,056 +2.28%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]


  1. ^ "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 "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 

External links[edit]