WHERE IS DIPOLOG CITY?
 

ipolog City  is situated in the Northwestern part of the Province of Zamboanga del Norte. Philippines.  Bounded on the North by Dapitan City, on the East by the municipality of Polanco, on the South by the municipality of Katipunan and on the West by the Sulu Sea with an area of 13,628 hectares.

 

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Originally, the territory of Dipolog City, was very wide and expansive. Pursuant to Act No. 302 of the Legislative Council, as modified by Department Order No. 22 series of 1914, of the Honorable Secretary of the Interior, and further modified by Executive Order No. 14, series of 1925, of His Excellency, the Governor General of the Philippines, the municipality of Dipolog, in the Province of Zamboanga comprised the territory technically described as follows:

dipmap.gif (1220676 bytes)“Beginning at the center of the mouth of Sicayab River, thence in a South easternly direction to the primary station No. 143 of Dipolog Cadastre No. 85, Extension; thence to the peak of Mt. Limones; thence in a straight line to the intersection of the parallel 8 25’ North Latitude, with the meridian 123 30’ East Longitude; thence of Misamis and Zamboanga; thence South along said boundary to the crest of the mountain range which forms the watershed of the Dipolog and Dicayas Rivers on the North and the Salug and  
Lintugop Rivers on the South; thence in a westernly direction along the crest of said mountain range to the line drawn due Southest from the headwaters of Lubungan River; thence Northeast along said line and along said River to its mouth; thence North along the seashore to the point of beginning, (Adm. Code Department of Mindanao and Sulu), with an approximate area of 248,587 hectares. (Dipolog Cadastre).

 

However, with the promulgation of Executive Order No. 467, dated August 22, 1951, of the President of the Philippines, organizing the two big barrios of Dipolog into two municipalities Polanco and New Piñan – the area of Dipolog was greatly reduced to 13,628 hectares more or less, technically described as follows:

From the intersection of Longitude One Hundred Twenty Three (123) Degrees and Twenty Eight (28’) Minutes and Latitude Eight (8) Degrees Thirteen (13) Minutes due West following said Latitude until it intersects Longitude One Hundred Twenty Three (123) Degrees and Twenty (20) Minutes; thence due North following the said longitude until it intersects Latitude eight (8) degrees and Twenty two (22’) Minutes; thence due East following said Latitude until it intersects Longitude One Hundred Twenty Three (123) Degrees and Twenty Two (22’) minutes; thence due North following the said Longitude until it intersects the middle course of Diwan River; thence following downstream the river to a point exactly North of Diwan School Building; thence in a straight line to the confluence of Gusawan Creek and Layawan River; thence following downstream of said river to a point exactly East of school building of Sangkol; thence in a straight line to the sitio of Ginotolan; thence Northeast in a straight line crossing Dipolog River to the sitio of Balimbing; thence Northeast again in a straight line to M.M.M. No. 6 of Dipolog-Dapitan Boundary”.  

 

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