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Dipolog, officially the City of Dipolog, (Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Dipolog; Filipino: Lungsod ng Dipolog; Chavacano: Ciudad de Dipolog; Subanen: Gembagel G'benwa Dipuleg/Bagbenwa Dipuleg), is a 3rd class city and capital of the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 130,759 people.[3] Geographically, the city is surrounded by rolling hills to the southeast and the Sulu Sea
Sulu Sea
to the north. Dipolog
Dipolog
is known for its wild orchids and its sardine industry which stems from the rich fishing area off its shores. It is known as the "Gateway to Western Mindanao" through the Western Nautical Highway[4] and has also been called the "Bottled Sardines Capital of the Philippines."[5] Dipolog
Dipolog
can be reached by plane via Dipolog Airport
Dipolog Airport
or by ferry at the nearby Pulauan Port[6] in Dapitan
Dapitan
City. The construction of a roll-on/roll-off facility at Barangay
Barangay
Galas will allow for the eventual transfer of the service to Dipolog
Dipolog
while retaining inter-island operations at Pulauan, which is soon to become a base port. A popular city attraction is the foreshore Dipolog Boulevard
Dipolog Boulevard
which, though still in its second phase of construction, has become a popular haven for exercise and leisure. It is also the site for various celebrations and festivals in the city. In the third phase of the project, the length of the boulevard will be extended to reach the seaport in Barangay
Barangay
Galas.

Contents

1 Geography

1.1 Barangays

2 History

2.1 Spanish regime 2.2 Mindanao's first Christian settlement 2.3 American regime 2.4 Japanese regime 2.5 Philippine Republic and Cityhood

3 Demographics 4 Economy

4.1 Technology 4.2 Retail

5 Culture 6 Transportation

6.1 By Land 6.2 By Water 6.3 By Air

7 Tourism

7.1 Attractions 7.2 Festivals

8 Notable Dipolognons 9 Sister cities of Dipolog 10 See also 11 References 12 External links

Geography[edit] Dipolog
Dipolog
City is known to be as the "Gateway to Western Mindanao" it is situated in the Northwestern part of the Province of Zamboanga del Norte. It is bounded on the north by Dapitan
Dapitan
City, on the east by the Municipality of Polanco, on the south by the Municipality of Sergio Osmeña Sr. and on the west by the Municipality of Katipunan. Its land area in 1914 covered an approximate land area of 248,587 hectares under Act No. 302 of the Philippine Islands. It was substantially reduced in 1951 to the current 13,628 hectares, after two barrios of Dipolog
Dipolog
were converted into Municipalities of Polanco, and Piñan under Executive Order of the President No. 467, dated August 22, 1951. Barangays[edit] Dipolog
Dipolog
City is politically subdivided into 21 barangays.

Barra (Urban) Biasong (Urban) Central (Urban) Cogon (nature park) Dicayas (Urban) Diwan (nature park) Estaka (Urban) Galas (Urban) Gulayon (Urban) Lugdungan (suburban) Minaog (urban) Miputak (Urban) Olingan (Urban) Punta (suburban) San Jose (Agriculture) Sangkol (Agriculture) Santa Filomena ( Urban) Santa Isabel (Urban) Sicayab (Urban) Sinaman (Agriculture) Turno (Urban)

History[edit] Spanish regime[edit] Earliest recorded political history of Dipolog
Dipolog
started in 1834 with the re-organization of Spanish Civil Government. At that time, Tulwanan's political territory was still part of the Municipality of Dapitan
Dapitan
with Don Domingo Ruiz, a native, as its capitán or town executive. Sometime that year, a Spanish Recollect missionary arrived in Tulwanan looking for its barrio executive or local chieftain. Upon meeting a native, the missionary asked; "¿Dónde está el capitán?". The native understanding only the word "capitán" pointed to the west and said in Subanen Di-pag, meaning across the river. Guided by his servant, a Tagalog boy named Antonio Subido, the missionary proceeded down river and upon reaching the Boholano settlement, named the place "Dipag". Technically, Dipag and Tulwanan were two different settlements at that time with the former composed of Boholano natives and the latter mostly of Subanen ancestry. When the friar returned to Dapitan, he identified the location of the larger Boholano settlement as Dipag but was not officially written. Frequent conversations by the Spaniards pronounced it in Spanish accent Dipolog
Dipolog
which was eventually adopted by the natives. The final political survey surprisingly added the letter 'L' written on it after officially becoming a barrio of Dapitan. From that time Tulwanan's political identity ceased to exist. By the 12th century the Subanen settlers had colonized most of what is now Zamboanga Peninsula
Zamboanga Peninsula
region. It was customary for tribes to establish their settlements at the mouth of large river systems due to the abundant food supply. However, due to frequent raids from seafaring Chinese pirates, they decided to move their settlements inland. In the 14th century, Tulwanan was established 6 kilometers inland, adjoining the river near the present day barangay center of Lugdungan. In the 15th century, settlers from neighboring Negros and Bohol islands established coastline settlements in Mindanao
Mindanao
but suffered the same raids by Chinese pirates, prompting them to also move their settlements away from the coastline. They established another settlement in what is now called Sianib, a barangay of present-day Polanco town, some twenty kilometers from the coast at Barrio Gulayon( Barangay
Barangay
Gulayon). It was only in 1563 that the first recorded Visayan settlement of some 800 families from Bohol, led by the chieftain Datu Pagbuaya, landed in Mindanao
Mindanao
and established a coastal settlement in what is now called Dapitan. This settlement was strong enough to repel the Chinese pirates of the Sulu
Sulu
Sea. As a result, Dapitan
Dapitan
Bay was scene of many bloody conflicts between Pagbuaya's men and Chinese pirates. Mindanao's first Christian settlement[edit] In 1565, Don Miguel López de Legazpi
Miguel López de Legazpi
who was accompanied by famed navigator Fr. Andrés de Urdaneta, an Augustinian friar, visited the Boholano chieftain Datu Pagbuaya on the invitation of Datu Sikatuna. There they found the place of Datu Pagbuaya to be a thriving settlement. In his chronicle, Fr. Urdaneta named the place Daquepitan. Peter Kaerius
Peter Kaerius
(Pieter van den Keere) identified the location as Dapito in his cartographic map of 1598. It was later identified as "Dapite" in Robert Dudley's map of 1646. Other names ascribed to the location include "Dapyto" in Sanson's map of 1652 and "Dapitan" which can be found in Moll's map of the East Indies, 1729 and in Murillo Velarde’s map of 1734. After Legazpi's visit, the Christianization of Mindanao
Mindanao
was officially initiated by the Augustinian friars who arrived with him. In 1581, members of The Society of Jesus
Society of Jesus
came to the Philippines
Philippines
for the purpose of evangelization. When the country was divided among four religious orders in 1598, the Jesuits were given the Diocese of Cebu which covered the Visayas
Visayas
and Mindanao. Thus Dapitan
Dapitan
came to be under the jurisdiction of the courageous men of St. Ignatius and it was Father Pascual de Acuña S.J. who started the Jesuit mission there. In 1609, the squadron of Juan Juarez Gallinato S.J. defeated the Manguindanau Muslims in a ferocious battle near Dapitan.[7] Also in 1609, a permanent Dapitan
Dapitan
mission was founded and thereafter headed by a Jesuit missionary, Father Pedro Gutierrez, marking Dapitan as the Center of Evangelization in Mindanao.[8] Mission stations were subsequently established later by the Jesuits in Zamboanga, Iligan, Basilan
Basilan
and Butuan. Outside of these areas, however, the whole of Mindanao
Mindanao
remained untouched by the Spanish Cross.

The Sta. Cruz Marker (Punta Corro) is the spot where migrating Boholanos from the Visayas
Visayas
landed and established settlement.

By the 18th century, with the Spanish Naval Fleet anchored at Dapitan Bay, much of the piracy—now conducted mainly by moro bandits—was under control within the Sulu
Sulu
Sea. Settlement in coastal areas resumed with new settlers from Negros and Bohol
Bohol
eventually settling in Isab, and Nipaan. The largest settlement, however, was made at the mouth of the Dipolog
Dipolog
river by the Boholanos who were not associated with Pagbuaya. From Ruiz, civil administration changed hands in stable succession, with Martino Belarmino, who was popular by the name Maglinte. Francisco Magallanes, Victorio Gobune; another man whose name history record had as Toribio had his chance, followed by Venancio Narvaez, Francisco Orbita, Bautista Narvaez, Martencio Yebes and Sabino Bengua. By 1889, administrative designations reverted to Capitanes, and those appointed were Martin Fernandez, Tomas Narvacan, Eustaquio Cajocon, Simplicio Lacaya, Basilio Tabiliran, Maximiano Ruiz and Bruno Ordinaria in 1898. By February 1894, the Catholic Chapel constructed by the Jesuits was renovated for the first time, on an altar designed by Dr. José Rizal to which now stands the Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral. By 1896, the friars established Dipolog
Dipolog
as a regular parish and installed Father Esteban Yepes its first administrator in 1897. American regime[edit] After the transfer of Spanish sovereignty to the United States in 1897, the U.S. occupation forces renamed the Capitan to Presidente Local, with administrative support from a Vice Presidente Local, a Delegado de Justicia and a Delegado de Policia. Martin Fernandez was appointed Presidente Local in the year 1900, followed by Diosdado Mercado, Gaudencio Zorilla and Isidro Patangan as Presidente Municipal between 1901 and March 1904. By 1900, Dipolog
Dipolog
was a thriving commercial community with new settlers arriving from the island of Cebu, outgrowing its principal town of Dapitan
Dapitan
which exclusively remained part of Pagbuaya's clan. By 1910, John Helper, who was previously appointed Secretary of Zamboanga Province, visited Dipolog
Dipolog
for two days and conversed with its principalía and members of the Centro Catolico de Dipolog. He was asked later of the possibility of converting the community to an independent Municipality. By 1912, Gov. John J. Pershing
John J. Pershing
of the Department of Mindanao
Mindanao
and Sulu decreed the separation of Dipolog
Dipolog
from Dapitan. By July 1, 1913, Gov. John J. Pershing
John J. Pershing
declared Dipolog
Dipolog
as a Municipality. General Pershing also appointed Pascual T. Martinez as its first Municipal Mayor. The first public school teachers of Dipolog, during this time, came also from Bohol, particularly Maribojoc and other towns. Most were only elementary graduates. But they were well-educated by the American soldier-teachers in Bohol. One of them was a certain Felisa Ruaya who taught at the American-established schools in Dipolog. She lived first near the beach in Punta Coro. Then she married an Adriatico, a native of Polanco. Because the inhabitants converted to Christianity, it cannot be determined whether or not the residents were of Subanen heritage. Felisa Ruaya was the mother of former Zamboanga del Norte vice governor Concordio Ruaya Adriatico. Japanese regime[edit] In 1942, Japanese Imperial Occupation forces entered in Dipolog
Dipolog
and built of the military garrison of the Imperial Japanese Army was stationed in the municipality. In the same year, the seat of government of the historical province of Zamboanga was transferred from Zamboanga City
Zamboanga City
to Dipolog. In 1942 to 1945, Filipino troops of the Philippine Commonwealth Army military units and the local recognized guerrillas began the conflicts in the town municipality of Dipolog
Dipolog
against the Japanese Imperial forces during the occupation was until the retreating the local resistance fighters was halted by the Japanese are almost four years during the siege and before the American liberation forces was returned and arrive the town by the enemy. In 1945, the liberation by the Filipino troops under the 6th, 10th, 102nd and 105th Infantry Division of the Philippine Commonwealth Army and 10th Constabulary Regiment of the Philippine Constabulary
Philippine Constabulary
entered in Dipolog
Dipolog
together with local guerrillas. Governor Matias Castillon Ranillo Sr. noticed that the waters at Punta Coro wharf were choppy for ships to anchor. Governor Ranillo was determined to provide an alternative access to southern Zamboanga peninsula. Governor Ranillo's jurisdiction was then the entire Zamboanga peninsula prior to its division between del Norte and del Sur. During Governor Ranillo's term, aviation was a young technology but he made sure that an airfield was established in Dipolog. He was elected Governor in 1937 and re-elected in 1940 but his term was cut short when Philippine President Manuel L. Quezon
Manuel L. Quezon
urged him to run as the lone Assemblyman of Zamboanga peninsula. President Quezon fondly called him "El Gallo Escondido de Malacanang". In November 1941, he was elected as Assemblyman but one week before his scheduled departure for Manila, World War II
World War II
broke out. On October 30, 1944, upon the request of the recognized guerrillas among them the local regular and constable force of the Philippine Commonwealth Army
Philippine Commonwealth Army
and Philippine Constabulary
Philippine Constabulary
during the conflicts against the occupation, he mobilized the able-bodied men of Dipolog
Dipolog
and Home guards who cheerfully volunteered to clear the airfield of grass and shrubs. On March 8, 1945, on Dipolog
Dipolog
airfield, the first American invasion of Zamboanga peninsula took place. The successful landing at Dipolog airfield established a base for the subsequent recapture of Japanese-held San Roque airfield near Zamboanga City, followed by Sanga Sanga in Sulu, and from there to Borneo and the East Indies. The established of the general headquarters and military camp base of the Philippine Commonwealth Army
Philippine Commonwealth Army
and the Philippine Constabulary
Philippine Constabulary
were stationed in Dipolog
Dipolog
on March 9, 1945 to June 30, 1946 during and aftermath of World War II. Philippine Republic and Cityhood[edit]

The Zamboanga del Norte
Zamboanga del Norte
Provincial Capitol in Dipolog
Dipolog
City prior to renovation, which was commenced by Governor Rolando E. Yebes and was postponed by Governor Roberto Uy.

In 1952, Zamboanga province is separated into two provinces of Zamboanga del Norte
Zamboanga del Norte
and Zamboanga del Sur
Zamboanga del Sur
through Republic Act 711. Dipolog
Dipolog
became the capital of Zamboanga del Norte
Zamboanga del Norte
upon creation. By June 21, 1969, Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos
Ferdinand E. Marcos
signed into law Republic Act 5520 or "Charter of the City of Dipolog", making Dipolog
Dipolog
a chartered city effective January 1, 1970. The date is both significant and historic as that coincided with the Apollo 11 launching which carried the first men to the moon on June 21, 1969. Mayor
Mayor
Felicisimo Herrera was made the last Municipal Mayor (1963–1970) and the first City Mayor
Mayor
of Dipolog
Dipolog
(1970–1978). On March 8, 1982 the Sangguniang Panlungsod
Sangguniang Panlungsod
adopted the Dipolog
Dipolog
City March composed by Mrs. Antonina O. Romano as the City's official song. Demographics[edit]

Population census of Dipolog

Year Pop. ±% p.a.

1903 5,204 —    

1918 15,982 +7.77%

1939 31,604 +3.30%

1948 40,618 +2.83%

1960 32,236 −1.91%

1970 46,368 +3.70%

1975 48,403 +0.87%

1980 61,919 +5.05%

1990 79,887 +2.58%

1995 90,777 +2.42%

2000 99,862 +2.07%

2007 113,118 +1.73%

2010 120,460 +2.31%

2015 130,759 +1.57%

Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][9][10]

Economy[edit]

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Dipolog
Dipolog
Fish Market

The city is now one of the major options for local investors from Cebu, Dumaguete, Cagayan de Oro
Cagayan de Oro
and Davao and for foreign nationalities from India and Taiwan investing in retail, tourism, services, manufacturing, trade, and wholesale. It is also abundant with natural resources in terms of agriculture with fishpond areas and fishing grounds; fish production with approximately 56 fish species being produced, as well as livestock production such as carabao, cattle, horse, goat and pig. Potential investment areas range from agri-based processing such as activated charcoal, desiccated coconut, broiler contract growing, livestock raising, cattle fattening; construction, furniture, marble, low-cost housing projects, feed mill; food processing or packaging such as meat and fish processing, mango processing and packaging. In 2006, a study by the National Statistics Coordination Board (NSCB) found Dipolog
Dipolog
City to be the wealthiest city per capita in the Zamboanga Peninsula. Within Dipolog, 23.15% of the population was estimated to be living below the poverty line (households with a per capita expenditure of under $1 a day). In comparison, the NCSB estimated Zamboanga City
Zamboanga City
and Pagadian
Pagadian
City as having poverty incidences of 23.81% and 27.15%, respectively. In startling contrast, the poverty rate for the entire province of Zamboanga del Norte
Zamboanga del Norte
(with individuals in both rural and urban settings) was estimated to be 40.36%. Zamboanga del Norte
Zamboanga del Norte
is one of the Philippines's poorest provinces with a poverty incidence rate of 64.6% in 2003, an increase from 47% in the 2000 statistical figures.[11] Technology[edit] Currently, the city is well equipped with telecommunication facilities from landlines, mobile networks, 3G broadband. Retail[edit] Local malls and shopping centers in Dipolog
Dipolog
City includes Roy Plaza, Dipolog
Dipolog
Shopping Center Lee Plaza Dipolog[12] (also known as Lee Plaza City Central Dipolog) in the downtown area, and the upcoming CityMall Dipolog
Dipolog
at the national highway of Barangay
Barangay
Sta. Filomena. Culture[edit] Dipolog
Dipolog
shared much of its cultural history with the ancient town of Dapitan
Dapitan
to which it once belonged. It traces its beginnings long before the Spanish conquistadores set foot on the island of Mindanao. Dipolog
Dipolog
was previously known as Tulwanan, in native language, literally meaning a settlement by the river. Its earliest settlers all belonged to the Subanen Tribe called Subanon or river people with established religion founded in animism. These descended from the Austronesian
Austronesian
peoples who roamed Mindanao
Mindanao
and Southeast Asia via land bridges as early as 30,000 years ago[13] Later migrations of other tribes were made by water and took place over several thousand years. Transportation[edit] Tricycles, sikads, and habal-habals are the primary modes of transportation in the city.

Dipolog
Dipolog
City Coastline

By Land[edit] Dipolog
Dipolog
has its own bus terminal in Barangay
Barangay
Miputak. It provides daily trip to any places in Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay, Zamboanga City, Cagayan de Oro
Cagayan de Oro
City and Misamis Occidental. By Water[edit] Dipolog
Dipolog
used to rely in the nearby Port of Pulauan in Dapitan
Dapitan
City, especially for trips bound to Dumaguete
Dumaguete
City and Cebu
Cebu
City. The city can now be reached through Cebu-based Medallion Transport Inc. Docking port is at the Dipolog
Dipolog
City Feeder Port in Barangay
Barangay
Galas. Dipolog City to Cebu
Cebu
City Everyday execpt Saturday at 7:00pm and Cebu
Cebu
City to Dipolog
Dipolog
City Everyday at 8:30pm Vessel Operated :M/V Lady of Joy and M/V Lady of Good Voyage By Air[edit]

Dipolog
Dipolog
Airport

Dipolog Airport
Dipolog Airport
(IATA: DPL, ICAO: RPMG) is the city's domestic airport located in Barangay
Barangay
Minaog. Daily itinerary trips from and to Manila, and from Cebu
Cebu
through Philippine Airlines
Philippine Airlines
and Cebu
Cebu
Pacific. Tourism[edit] Attractions[edit]

Entrance to the 3,003 Steps to Linabo Peak

Singkilaw Falls

Sta. Cruz Marker

City Hall of Dipolog

P'gsalabuk Circle Rotonda

Esplanade of Dipolog
Dipolog
Boulevard

Linabo Peak - The 3003 Steps to Linabo Peak offers a panoramic view of the twin cities of Dipolog
Dipolog
and Dapitan. It is also the venue for the annual “Katkat Sakripisyo” of Catholic devotees who perform their penitential rites during the Lenten Season. Cogon Park - The Cogon Eco-Park is a 344 hectares reforestation area situated in Barangay
Barangay
Cogon established in 1958. Mature trees are growing wild in the area; species such as Mahogany, Teak, Yemane, Lumbayao, Molave, Acacia, Narra, Mayapis, Lauan, Narig, Tianong, Duguan, Lumbayao, Rattan and Nato. It is also one of the favorite camping sites of different mountaineering groups. Presently, under development in the area are the construction of Information Center, Subanen Valley, Picnic cottages, well landscaped ground at the entrance, parking area, aviary, and different cages for animals. Adjacent to Barangay
Barangay
Cogon is Barangay
Barangay
Diwan, part of the eco-tourism complex housing the Organization of International Spiritual and Cultural Advancement or OISCA Forest Park, a joint project of the OISCA of Japan, locally managed by Heroshi Ikeda, and the City Government of Dipolog. It also houses the Dipolog
Dipolog
OISCA Children’s Forest Park. The most prominent feature of the park is the Sungkilaw Falls. Casa Bernedo - a century-old house owned by the Bernedo Family, for tourists. Casa Bernedo is developed as Dipolog’s Center for Culture and the Arts . The ground floor serves as a venue for visual arts and photography exhibits. ONAY Museum - This is where the collection of nameplates, medals, pictures and other memorabilia of General Alexander Yano, the 38th Chief-of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, and the first Mindanao-born general, is located. The name "ONAY" came from his last name in reverse. Santa Cruz - (Punta Corro) is the spot where migrating Boholanos from the Visayas
Visayas
landed and established settlement. A cross was erected by the settlers on May 3, 1905 as a thanksgiving altar to God for their safe journey. Roman Catholic mass were likewise celebrated on this area before the Spaniards established a Chapel 1.5 kilometers inward along the town center street now known as Rizal
Rizal
Avenue. A Cathedral was later erected by the Spanish friars sometime in 1895 replacing the old church, with Dr. José Rizal
José Rizal
designing the church altar from a sketch requested by his former professor, Fr. Jose Villaclara, once Dipolog's cura during Spanish Era. Dipolog
Dipolog
City Hall - Built on July 1, 1913, under the administration of General John J. Pershing. The original design of the town wall was the exact replica of the town hall of Maribojoc, Bohol, which was designed by the Americans. The original hall was exactly the same size that of Maribojoc's down to the size of the jail. But today the hall was expanded and its original design can not be seen anymore. It's located near the Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral and the Plaza Magsaysay. The hall building was constructed under the administration of Mayor
Mayor
Fermin D. Kagatan. The corner street houses the Monument of Three Prominent Dipolognons namely Pascual T. Martinez, the first appointed Mayor
Mayor
of Dipolog
Dipolog
in 1913-1918; Rev. Fr. Nicasio Y. Patangan, the first Filipino Diocesan Priest of Mindanao; and Eugenio R. Margate, a farmer for 25 years who introduced the Margate System of Planting Rice. P'gsalabuk Circle - Located at Estaka-Turno road junction is the Fountain of Blessings. P'gsalabuk is a Subanen (Lumad) term which means "togetherness". The statues represent the tri-people of Mindanao, which symbolize the diverse cultures prevailing in Dipolog. The bowl raised to heavens is a gesture of thanksgiving and offering to God Almighty for the generous outpouring of graces and blessings, bountiful harvests and sustained peace and prosperity. Dipolog
Dipolog
Boholana Handicraft & Pasalubong (formerly S and J)- Located at Gen Luna St. Cor Magsaysay near Dipolog
Dipolog
Boulevard, Dipolog City, they sell Souvenir products and remembrance products. Tourists are welcome to visit and take a look at the shop's products. The souvenir shop is visited by many tourists, both local and foreign. It is owned by Elsa Leones. In Late 2010 the original S and J is supposed to be located at Bonifacio Street but then transferred. It is also the premier pasalubong and souvenir store in the province. Dipolog Boulevard
Dipolog Boulevard
- Dipolog
Dipolog
Sunset Boulevard, or Foreshore
Foreshore
Development and Wellness Center, is an esplanade in Dipolog, Philippines. It is a future-proof esplanade which involves the development of 1.6 kilometers stretch of foreshore area spanning from Sta. Cruz of Barangay
Barangay
Central to Purok Bularan of Barangay
Barangay
Miputak. Equipped with adequate facilities like basketball courts and playground park, the city boulevard serves as a tourist destination for every young and old to enjoy. It is also the site of the annual "Pagsalabuk Festival", motor company trade shows, and sporting events like marathons, triathlons, and dragon boat racing as part of the DIPOLOG SPORTS CITY 2020 vision. With the construction of two commercial buildings, which are now ready for occupancy, the complex also becomes a host to prospective locators who wish to do business in the area, augmenting the presently existing restaurants, bars, and several food and beverage peddlers. Extension is currently underway to extend the boulevard for another kilometer reaching the seaport of Galas making it a total of 2.6 kilometers. When completed, it is expected to contribute in the expansion of commercial activities and protection of coastal areas of the city against large sea waves during typhoon periods.

Long term plans for the boulevard is extending it in both ways of the city to southern part of Olingan and northern part of Barra creating a new river park esplanade. Also included for foreshore development are areas of Minaog and Sicayab that goes beyond the Dipolog
Dipolog
Airport. All of the said plans are drafted in the city's blueprint program named SWIGAPORE 2030 that aims in making Dipolog
Dipolog
a self-reliant, super city by 2030 in terms of infrastructure, housing. social and health services. Festivals[edit]

Sinulog sa Dipolog
Dipolog
Festival, every 3rd Saturday of January featuring pageantry and street dancing for the Sto. Niño, Katkat Sakripisyo at Linabo Peak every Lenten Season P'gsalabuk Festival in May with harvest rituals of the Tri-people of Mindanao
Mindanao
(Subanens, Muslims & Christians) -- a celebration of unity amidst diversity, Feast of St. Vincent Ferrer during 3rd Saturday of May, Adlaw sa Dipolog
Dipolog
( Dipolog
Dipolog
City's Founding Anniversary) marked July 1 to 6 with sports, cultural, and beauty pageants highlighted with Mutya sa Dipolog, Dahunog sa Dipolog
Dipolog
in October 7 which is the Feast of the Lady of the Holy Rosary Pasko sa Dipolog
Dipolog
(PASADI) showcases nightly shows by Dipolog's respective 21 barangays in the month of December. Saulog sa Zamboanga del Norte
Zamboanga del Norte
(Zamboanga del Norte's Founding Anniversary Celebration) celebrated every first week of June.

Notable Dipolognons[edit]

Matias Castillion Ranillo Sr. (b. 1898, d.1947) - governor of the undivided Province of Zamboanga (1937–1940) and Lone District Congressman of the same province (1941–1946) Juanita Amatong (b. 1935) - former secretary of the Department of Finance (2003-2005)

Sister cities of Dipolog[edit]

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Date City

2005

Zamboanga City

2011

Iligan, Lanao del Norte

1984

Dapitan
Dapitan
(twin city)

undeclared

Tagbilaran, Bohol

See also[edit]

Zamboanga del Norte List of schools in Dipolog

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

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City.

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Places adjacent to Dipolog

Sulu
Sulu
Sea

Dapitan

Katipunan

Dipolog

Polanco Piñan

Sergio Osmeña Sr.

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Province of Zamboanga del Norte

Dipolog
Dipolog
(capital)

Municipalities

Baliguian Godod Gutalac Jose Dalman Kalawit Katipunan La Libertad Labason Leon B. Postigo (Bacungan) Liloy Manukan Mutia Piñan Polanco President Manuel A. Roxas Rizal Salug Sergio Osmeña Sr. Siayan Sibuco Sibutad Sindangan Siocon Sirawai Tampilisan

Component cities

Dapitan Dipolog

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Zamboanga Peninsula
Zamboanga Peninsula
(Region IX)

Regional Center

Pagadian

Provinces

Zamboanga del Norte Zamboanga del Sur Zamboanga Sibugay

Highly Urbanized City

Zamboanga City

Component Cities

Dapitan Dipolog Isabela Pagadian

Provincial Capitals

Dipolog Ipil Pagadian

Municipalities

Alicia Aurora Baliguian Bayog Buug Dimataling Dinas Diplahan Dumalinao Dumingag Godod Guipos Gutalac Imelda Ipil Jose Dalman Josefina Kabasalan Kalawit Katipunan Kumalarang La Libertad Labangan Labason Lakewood Lapuyan Leon B. Postigo (Bacungan) Liloy Mabuhay Mahayag Malangas Manukan Margosatubig Midsalip Molave Mutia Naga Olutanga Payao Piñan Pitogo Polanco President Manuel A. Roxas Ramon Magsaysay Rizal Roseller Lim Salug San Miguel San Pablo Sergio Osmeña Sr. Siay Siayan Sibuco Sibutad Sindangan Siocon Sirawai Sominot Tabina Talusan Tambulig Tampilisan Tigbao Titay Tukuran Tungawan Vincenzo A. Sagun

Mindanao, Republic of the Philippines

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Cities of the Philippines

Highly Urbanized Cities

Angeles Bacolod Baguio Butuan Cagayan
Cagayan
de Oro Caloocan Cebu
Cebu
City Davao City General Santos Iligan Iloilo
Iloilo
City Lapu-Lapu Las Piñas Lucena Makati Malabon Mandaluyong Mandaue Manila Marikina Muntinlupa Navotas Olongapo Parañaque Pasay Pasig Puerto Princesa Quezon
Quezon
City San Juan Tacloban Taguig Valenzuela Zamboanga City

Independent Component Cities

Cotabato
Cotabato
City Dagupan Naga Ormoc Santiago

Component Cities

Alaminos Antipolo Bacoor Bago Bais Balanga Batac Batangas
Batangas
City Bayawan Baybay Bayugan Biñan Bislig Bogo Borongan Cabadbaran Cabanatuan Cabuyao Cadiz Calamba Calapan Calbayog Candon Canlaon Carcar Catbalogan Cauayan Cavite
Cavite
City Danao Dapitan Dasmariñas Digos Dipolog Dumaguete El Salvador Escalante Gapan General Trias Gingoog Guihulngan Himamaylan Ilagan Imus Iriga Isabela Kabankalan Kidapawan Koronadal La Carlota Lamitan Laoag Legazpi Ligao Lipa Maasin Mabalacat Malaybalay Malolos Marawi Masbate
Masbate
City Mati Meycauayan Muñoz Naga, Cebu Oroquieta Ozamiz Pagadian Palayan Panabo Passi Roxas Sagay Samal San Carlos, Negros Occidental San Carlos, Pangasinan San Fernando, La Union San Fernando, Pampanga San Jose San Jose del Monte San Pablo San Pedro Santa Rosa Silay Sipalay Sorsogon
Sorsogon
City Surigao City Tabaco Tabuk Tacurong Tagaytay Tagbilaran Tagum Talisay, Cebu Talisay, Negros Occidental Tanauan Tandag Tangub Tanjay Tarlac
Tarlac
City Tayabas Toledo Trece Martires Tuguegarao Urdaneta Valencia Victorias Vigan

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Provincial capital cities and municipalities of the Philippines

Luzon

Abra: Bangued Albay: Legazpi Apayao: Kabugao / Luna1 Aurora: Baler Bataan: Balanga Batanes: Basco Batangas: Batangas
Batangas
City Benguet: La Trinidad Bulacan: Malolos Cagayan: Tuguegarao Camarines Norte: Daet Camarines Sur: Pili Catanduanes: Virac Cavite: Imus
Imus
/ Trece Martires1 Ifugao: Lagawe Ilocos Norte: Laoag Ilocos Sur: Vigan Isabela: Ilagan Kalinga: Tabuk La Union: San Fernando Laguna: Santa Cruz Marinduque: Boac Masbate: Masbate
Masbate
City Mountain Province: Bontoc Nueva Ecija: Palayan Nueva Vizcaya: Bayombong Occidental Mindoro: Mamburao Oriental Mindoro: Calapan Palawan: Puerto Princesa Pampanga: San Fernando Pangasinan: Lingayen Quezon: Lucena Quirino: Cabarroguis Rizal: Antipolo Romblon: Romblon Sorsogon: Sorsogon
Sorsogon
City Tarlac: Tarlac
Tarlac
City Zambales: Iba

Visayas

Aklan: Kalibo Antique: San Jose de Buenavista Biliran: Naval Bohol: Tagbilaran Capiz: Roxas Cebu: Cebu
Cebu
City Eastern Samar: Borongan Guimaras: Jordan Iloilo: Iloilo
Iloilo
City Leyte: Tacloban Negros Occidental: Bacolod Negros Oriental: Dumaguete Northern Samar: Catarman Samar: Catbalogan Siquijor: Siquijor Southern Leyte: Maasin

Mindanao

Agusan del Norte: Cabadbaran
Cabadbaran
/ Butuan1 Agusan del Sur: Prosperidad Basilan: Lamitan Bukidnon: Malaybalay Camiguin: Mambajao Compostela Valley: Nabunturan Cotabato: Kidapawan Davao del Norte: Tagum Davao del Sur: Digos Davao Occidental: Malita Davao Oriental: Mati Dinagat Islands: San Jose Lanao del Norte: Tubod Lanao del Sur: Marawi Maguindanao: Buluan / Sultan Kudarat2 Misamis Occidental: Oroquieta Misamis Oriental: Cagayan
Cagayan
de Oro Sarangani: Alabel South Cotabato: Koronadal Sultan Kudarat: Isulan Sulu: Jolo Surigao del Norte: Surigao City Surigao del Sur: Tandag Tawi-Tawi: Bongao Zamboanga del Norte: Dipolog Zamboanga del Sur: Pagadian Zamboanga Sibugay: Ipil

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