Dapitan


Dapitan
Map of Zamboanga del Norte showing the location of Dapitan City

The City of Dapitan (Subanen:Gembagel G'benwa Dapitan/Bagbenwa Dapitan) is a 4th class city in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 68,178 people in 13,560 households. It is historically significant as being the place where the national hero, Jose Rizal was exiled by the Spaniards and is known as the "Shrine City in the Philippines." The city also boasts of Gloria's Fantasyland, the first amusement park in the Visayas-Mindanao region.it is also where arellano's have resided.

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Barangays

Dapitan City is politically subdivided into 50 barangays. In 1955, the sitios of Sipalok, Barcelona, and Potungan were converted into barrios.[1]

  • Aliguay
  • Antipolo
  • Aseniero
  • Ba-ao
  • Bagting (Pob.)
  • Banbanan
  • Banonong (Pob.)
  • Barcelona
  • Baylimango
  • Burgos
  • Canlucani
  • Carang
  • Cawa-cawa (Pob.)
  • Dampalan
  • Daro
  • Dawo (Pob.)
  • Diwa-an
  • Guimputlan
  • Hilltop
  • Ilaya
  • Kauswagan
  • Larayan
  • Linabo (Pob.)
  • Liyang
  • Maria Cristina
  • Maria Uray
  • Masidlakon
  • Napo
  • Opao
  • Oro
  • Owaon
  • Oyan
  • Polo
  • Potol (Pob.)
  • Potungan
  • San Francisco
  • San Nicolas
  • San Pedro
  • San Vicente
  • Santa Cruz (Pob.)
  • Santo Niño
  • Sicayab Bocana
  • Sigayan
  • Silinog
  • Sinonoc
  • Sulangon
  • Tag-olo
  • Taguilon
  • Talisay (Pob.)
  • Tamion

Taguilon

Taguilon is home to the Dakak Park and Beach Resort. It is a producer of coconut and agar (based on sea weed) as well as a fishing port. The pier in Taguilon is a secondary/alternate port to the main passenger/cargo port in Dapitan City. Additionally, during severe storms at sea, ferries and other ships find shelter in the Taguilon cove. One can find the mount Lalab overlooking the islets of Silinog and part of Balyangaw.

Book on Rizal's Letters

On December 28, 2007, as highlight of Dapitan City's 2nd Handuraw Festival, former Congressman Romeo Jalosjos launched at the Jose Rizal Memorial State College his book "The Dapitan Correspondence of Dr. Jose Rizal and Dr. Ferdinand Blumentrit", a compilation on letters of the Dr. Jose Rizal, and his friend Dr. Ferdinand Blumentrit.[2]

Sister cities

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Coordinates: 8°39′N 123°25′E / 8.65°N 123.417°E / 8.65; 123.417


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