Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines

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Barangays of Dapitan City, in the Zamboanga del Norte Province within Region 9 of The Philippines
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The Philippines has been a "decentralized" form of government since 1991, contrary to what most Filipinos think. Ever since the creation of Republic Act 7160, each LGU is responsible for its own domain. Even the smallest LGU the barangay creates its own Budget. It is not dependent on handouts from the city, municipality or province. "IMPERIAL MANILA IS A MYTH!", it does not exist anymore. The Philippine budget formulation system is not centralized. "Budgetary planning has been DECENTRALIZED since 1991". It is the responsibility of each LGU to submit their budgetary needs for review. Failure to submit is the problem.

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List of (25) Municipalities and (2) Cities in the Zamboanga del Norte Province within Region IX in the Republic of The Philippines
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Cities in the Province of Zamboanga del Norte: Dapitan City || Dipolog City - Capital

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Seal of Dapitan City, Zanorte
Interactive Google Satellite Map of Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines
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Location of Dapitan City
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Dapitan City Rotunda
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Port of Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte
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Philippine Port Authority of Dapitan City
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Dapitan City Hall
This old "Municipio" was dedicated to the memory of Dr. Jose P. Rizal by decree of the 2nd Philippines commission Act. Through the years the interior of the building had undergone several remodelling.
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New Dapitan City Hall
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New Dapitan City Hall

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Think about this. Don't just brush off these questions.

  • Why is RELIGION still involved in WARS? Isn't religion supposed to be about PEACE?
  • Ask yourself; What religion always campaign to have its religious laws be accepted as government laws, always involved in wars and consistently causing WARS, yet insists that it's a religion of peace?


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Saint James Cathedral in Dapitan City
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Welcome Sign to Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte.
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Dr. Jose Rizal used this structure as a school.
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Jose Rizal
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Dapitan City Public Library
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Dapitan City Post Office

Dapitan City,
Zamboanga del Norte Province, Philippines

  • Dapitan City has a total of 50 barangays
  • Registered Voters of Dapitan City as of (2010) = 43,747
  • Dapitan City is in the 1st Voting District of Zamboanga del Norte
  • Population of Dapitan City (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 72,792
  • Land Area of Dapitan City (as of 2007, in hectares) = 39,053
  • Dapitan City is a 3rd class Component City and Partially Urban.
  • Dapitan City is in the Zamboanga del Norte province and within Region_IX in the Zamboanga Peninsula.

The City of Dapitan is known as the "Shrine City in the Philippines". Dapitan City has a great significance in the history of the Philippines. It is the place where the national hero, Jose Rizal was exiled by the Spaniards.

Location of Dapitan City, Province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines

  • Coordinates: 08°39′N 123°25′E

Dapitan City lies on the northwestern coast of the island of Mindanao. It is a double wedge-shaped mass of land bounded on the north by the Sulu Sea and linked on the south by the Municipalities of Mutia and La Libertad, on the east by the Municipalities of Sibutad and Rizal, on the west by Dipolog City and the Municipalities of Polanco, Sibutad, La Libertad and Rizal, all of the province of Zamboanga del Norte.

History of Dapitan City, Province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines

Dapitan traces its beginnings long before the Spanish conquistadores set foot on the island of Mindanao. Its earliest settlers were the Subanens, a nomadic tribe of Indonesian stock known to have settled and lived along the banks of the river or “suba” out of which their present day tribal identify originated. Fear of pirates taking shelter during foul weather in the natural harbors of Dapitan’s irregular coastlines forced the timid Subanens to move further into the hinterlands.

Early cartographers of the Philippines showed Dapitan’s location in their maps of Mindanao in varying names in which they had known it such as: “Dapito” in Kaerius’ map of 1598, “Dapite” in Dudley’s map of 1646, “Dapyto” in Sanson’s map of 1652, and “Dapitan” in Moll’s map of East Indies 1729 and in Murillo Velarde’s map of 1734.

There are two versions of how Dapitan got its name. One is from Fr. Urdaneta, who called the place “Daquepitan” which was later changed to “Dacpitan” and still later to “Dapitan” because of the difficulty in pronouncing the former. The second version is derived from the word “Dapit” which means “to invite” in the local Cebuano dialect. This refers to the original group of Boholanos from Panglao, Bohol who were invited by Datu Pagbuaya, the acknowleged founder of the city, to go with him to the “Dakung Yuta”, that is Mindanao, and the settlement they established was called Dapitan. This is the traditional version of how Dapitan got its name.

In various historical reports, there are authentic accounts of trading voyages in the early periods and it is hinted that commercial relations may have been established with Dapitan, already a thriving settlement. It is probable that interaction occurred with the traders and there may have been a mingling of culture.

In addition, the divergent cultures brought by the European invaders, the Americans, the Japanese and the different Visayan groups of settlers in Dapitan which caused the emergence of a distinct culture the present crop of Dapitanons have.

Dapitan was already a thriving settlement when Miguel Lopez de Legaspi arrived in 1595. It is believed that with Legaspi in the expedition were some Agustinian friars who converted the natives to Christianity. Foremost of the converts were Pedro Manooc, son of Pagbuaya, and Manooc’s daughter, Maria Uray.

Even long before the Jesuits were expelled from the Philippines in 1768, they had already established mission stations in Zamboanga, Dapitan, Iligan and Butuan. Outside of these strategic beachheads, however, the whole Mindanao hinterlands remained untouched by the Cross. The permanent Dapitan mission was founded in 1629 headed by a Jesuit missionary, Father Pedro Gutierrez.

It was only after the establishment of the Jesuit mission that a strong and stable form of government was finally erected. The Spanish authorities adopted the local form of government that was already existing but placed the officials under the absolute control of the Spanish government. The settlement came to be known as the “pueblo”, and its head variously called either “Datu”, “Capitan” or “Cabeza de Barangay”.

The politico-military commandancia of Dapitan until the end of the Spanish domination in 1898 was still dependent on Misamis. It was only during the revolutionary period that Dapitan became an integral part of the Filipino forces in Zamboanga.

During the American occupation, Dapitan continued to be a part of Zamboanga, one of the two districts comprising the Provincia Mora. Dapitan remained a part of Zamboanga province until 1952 when it was divided into two provinces, Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur.

The first election for the Provincial Governor of Zamboanga took place in 1922. Atty. Florentino Saguin, a Dapitanon, won over two opponents who were leading citizens and political veterans of Zamboanga City. In the second regular election in 1925, another Dapitanon, Don Jose Aseniero, was elected governor of the province.

From a small town replete with history, Dapitan took a giant step forward and became a chartered city by virtue of Republic Act No. 3811 which was signed by then President Diosdado Macapagal on 22 June 1963, thus becoming the first city in the Province of Zamboanga del Norte. It is officially known as the “Shrine City of the Philippines”. It is one of the four cities of Region IX (Map 1) these are Zamboanga City, Pagadian City, and Dipolog City. Today, it is at the threshold of finding its rightful place in the global village.

While the Rizal Shrine is continuously attracting both domestic and foreign tourist, the City is an attraction by itself. Concrete and well paved roads, stretching to the coastal barangays in the north and towards the interior barangays have turned it into a showcase of beauty and cleanliness. The Dapitan Bay with its expanse of clean beaches is also a constant attraction to tourists.

Here lies the greatest potential of the City with respect to the Region and the regional economy. Its value in the tourism industry cannot be overstated and with proper support from the national leadership, this potential can still prove to be the triggering device towards development.

This history article is from the Dapitan City Government.

Saint James Church

  • A lasting heritage and symbol of Christianization of the region and locality.
  • Built in 1871, in honor of St. James the Greater – Dapitan’s parton saint;
  • The second church in Dapitan-the first one was constructed between the years 1631-1767;
  • The design and exterior walls which is more than a meter thick are original except for the finishing;
  • The altars and interiors had undergone several renovations;
  • A priceless heritage piped organ that bears a year marking “1827” can be found at the choir loft. It was brought to Dapitan in 1864 by the Augustinian Recollect Father. It is a German made with European pipes and a manual pump.
  • There is a historical spot where Rizal stood while hearing mass on Sundays during his exile in Dapitan from July 17, 1892 to July 31, 1896;
  • The Jesuits missionaries stayed in Dapitan for about 221 years {1629/1631-1767} and {1864-late 1940’s};
  • The Recollect priests stayed in Dapitan also for about 96 years {1768-1864};
  • In 1944, Japanese soldiers used this church as a resting/sleeping area for about five (5) days.

People of Dapitan City, Province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines

  • Dapitan City Population (as of 2020 Census) = 85,202
  • Dapitan City Population (as of 2015 Census) = 82,418
  • Dapitan City Population (as of 2010 Census) = 77,441
  • Dapitan City Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 Census) = 72,792

  • Dapitan City Registered Voters (2010 COMELEC) = 46,026
  • Dapitan City Registered Voters (2007 COMELEC) = 43,747

Elected Government Officials of Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines

The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.

They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.

Budget of Municipalities and Cities: The Philippine budget formulation system is not centralized. It has been decentralized since 1991. It is the responsibility of each LGU to submit their budgetary needs for review. Failure to submit is the problem. "IMPERIAL MANILA IS A MYTH!".

Elected Officers of Dapitan City for the term of 2019-2022
  • Mayor of Dapitan: JALOSJOS, NENE
  • Vice-Mayor of Dapitan: CHAN, JIMBOY
  • Councilors of Dapitan City:

Elected Officers of Dapitan City for the term of 2016 - 2019
  • Mayor of Dapitan: Nene Jalosjos
  • Vice-Mayor of Dapitan: Ruben Cad
  • Councilors of Dapitan City:
  1. Jimboy Chan
  2. Alemarlou Dagpin
  3. Edna Abad
  4. Adora Recamara
  5. Noel Sardane
  6. Popoy Mah
  7. Jasmin Hamoy
  8. Bong Estacio
  9. Ams Tumapon
  10. Roque Sapalleda

Elected Officers of Dapitan City for the term of 2013 - 2016
  • Mayor of Dapitan City: Rosalina "Nene" Jalosjos Johnson
  • Vice-Mayor of Dapitan City: Jezebel "Bing" Abdulcader Balisado - LIBERAL PARTY 10864 48.40%
  • Councilors of Dapitan City:
    • Noel Baes Sardane (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE 8841 4.96%

Elected Officers of Dapitan City for the term of 2010 - 2013

Elected Officers of Dapitan City for the term of 2007-2010
  1. Pete T. Zamora
  2. Randy Bitancor Cabasag
  3. Apple Marie Acaylar Agolong
  4. Hermogenes S. Balisado
  5. Adora H. Recamara
  6. Efren Quizo Jamolod
  7. Artemio A. Nielo
  8. Emilio A. Jacinto
  9. Arnulfo L. Cadano
  10. Visitacion T. Olario
  11. John Micheal R. Sanico

Barangay's power and authority: A must read for all barangay officials


This is the "Barangay Code of the Philippines".

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A Barangay Clearance is NEEDED in order to get a Business License.
So why is the barangay name not in most business addresses?
Ask your Barangay Captain/Chairman to create a Resolution to make it mandatory to put the barangay name in all Business addresses.
Every Government Unit in the Philippines is within a Barangay. The municipal hall, city hall, the provincial capitol building, and even the Malacañang Palace where the president resides is within a Barangay.

The barangay has power and authority over its domain. The improvement of the barangay rests on the barangay officials. The barangay chairman, the barangay council and the local businessmen forge the prosperity of the barangay. Not the president of the Philippines, senate, nor congress. Not the governor of the province, not the mayor nor council of the municipality or city. Poor barangays stay poor because of weak and/or ignorant(uninformed) barangay leaders.

When roads or any infrastructure need to be built, improved or repaired, all the barangay officials have to do is make a resolution and present it to the city or municipality council. The resolution will force the city/municipal council or responsible government office to hear the legitimate demands. "The squeaky wheel gets the grease."

Each city or municipality is represented by the "barangay association or federation". The elected president of the Association of Barangay Council and the President of Kabataan (SK) association each have a seat in the City/Municipality council. Their powers are the same and equal to the elected city/municipality councilors. They are there to help lobby the demands of the barangays. They are not there just to collect a big salary and rub elbows with the regular elected city/municipality council, but to also represent the needs of the barangays.
The duties of the barangay officials are specifically written in Chapter III(Punong Barangay) and Chapter IV (The Sangguniang Barangay). Read it..

Practically anything that has to do with the barangay, the barangay officials have a say on it and most likely the authority over it. The majority of the barangay officials are not aware of their duties and power. They depend on the city council or mayor. The elected barangay officials are afraid of the mayor and city/municipality's "Sangguniang Panlungsod". They are in fear of being ousted or removed from office. The truth is, the "Sangguniang Panlungsod" does not have the power to remove or suspend any elected barangay officials from office. Only the COURT OF LAW can do this (judicial branch of the government). Elected public officials can't be suspended by the DILG or the office of the president unless an official complaint has been filed, there must be proof and there must be due process. Republic Act 7160 chapter 4, Section 60. Information is power. Be informed. Do not be intimidated by the president, senator, congressman, governor, mayor, vice-mayor, or councilors. Do your job.

The control of traffic is not up to the city council or chief of police. It is controlled by the barangay. If the barangay needs traffic enforcers, the barangay can make a resolution to demand it from the city or municipality council. When the electric coop or the water district do not maintain their lines, the barangay can directly demand for the maintenance from the utility companies. No need to wait for city council.

The citizens also has the power to make demands to the barangay officials. In case the officials get blinded. Simply file an official complaint with the barangay secretary naming the Punong barangay as the respondent representing the barangay.

If the power lines are sagging, don't go to the power company, go to the barangay office. Ask the barangay for a DEMAND resolution against the power company.
If the water lines are busted, don't wait for the water company, go to the barangay office. Ask the barangay for a DEMAND resolution against the water company.
If the potholes in the road are not fixed, don't wait for the The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), go to the barangay office. Ask the barangay for a DEMAND resolution against the DPWH.
Are you beginning to get the point?

Cleaning the shorelines, drainage systems, streets, rivers, and parks within your barangay is YOUR responsibility. You are accountable for this. It is not the responsibility of the City/Municipality officials. The citizens and officials of the barangay are responsible. Stop blaming others.

  • BUDGET: As far as the preparation for the budget expenditures, it starts at the barangay level, then moves on to cities, municipalities, provinces and regions. The barangays need to exercise their authority. They need to put their yearly budget together for their administration and future projects. The majority of the barangays leave this job to the municipality and city. This is so wrong. Then when the budget doesn't come or is lacking, they complain.
  • The budget for the barangays does go to the City or Municipality, but simply for holding and later distribution. The city or municipality DOES NOT approve the budget. It was already approved by congress. The city or municipality simply "distributes" the approved budget.
  • The bureau of internal revenue is in cahoots to subdue the barangays, municipalities and provinces. They call the rightful shares to the taxes collected as "Internal Revenue Allotment Dependency". It is not a dependency. It is the lawful and rightful share of the LGU as specified in "TITLE III, SHARES OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS IN THE PROCEEDS OF NATIONAL TAXES, CHAPTER I, Allotment of Internal Revenue Taxes, Section 284."
  • "IMPERIAL MANILA IS A MYTH!", it does not exist anymore. The Philippine budget formulation system is not centralized. "Budgetary planning has been DECENTRALIZED since 1991". It is the responsibility of each LGU to submit their budgetary needs for review. Failure to submit is the problem.
  • DURING ELECTIONS: Where do City and Municipality politicians go to campaign? They seek the support of the Barangay officials. They plead to the barangay folks for the votes. Even the candidate for president. But after the election they ignore you. Do not ever forget the power of the barangay.

Ignorance keeps the pinoys thinking that Manila rules. Be informed, be educated and make your barangay prosper.

  • Absolutely NO need for FEDERALISM. It is a ploy to give the Bangsamoro an Islamic State where the religion of Islam is financed by the Philippine government. Bangsamoro will be a HOMELAND not for all Filipinos but for only the Muslim Filipinos. It violates the constitution's "separation of church and state". Religion is always good for the people but it should never be embraced or financed by government. Tax exemption is not tantamount to financing. Every non-profit organization is tax-exempt.

Businesses in Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines

How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood

The Philippine Livelihood Program: The Philippine government provides several programs to enhance the livelihood of the Filipino people. The department of Science and Technology through its Technology Research Center (TRC) regurlarly conducts various types of hands-on and personalized training programs.

  • DOST - Website
  • UPLiFT stands for Urban Program for Livelihood Finance and Training. - Website
  • DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website

Take a picture of your Business (from a Sari-Sari Store to a Mega Mall). Upload that picture here in zamboanga.com and that picture can immediately be your business webpage. It is that easy. Here are two examples of how a picture becomes the webpage of the business: FHM Garden Grill and Catering and ABC Shopping Center

  • Give your business a good description. Add your address and contact number if available.
Businesses in Dapitan City

Real Estate or Properties for Sale in Dapitan City, Province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines

  • If you have real estate property, whether its commercial, residential, farm land, or just an empty lot in Dapitan City, you can list that property for FREE.
  • Click to VIEW, EDIT, or ADD Realty Listings.
  • You can list your House and lot or farm land for sale for free here in Z-Wiki
  • If you are a real estate developer, you can list your subdivision, condominiums, high rises, apartment complexes, shopping strips or malls, open market developments here in Z-wiki for Free.

Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines

The name of your church, mosque, or place of worship can be listed in this community page. Take a picture of the facade of your church or place of worship and it can be posted here. We can even provide you with a free webpage. You can enter the data (story about your place of worship) here yourself, email the information or pictures to (franklin_maletsky@yahoo.com) or via Facebook.

    Freedom of religion, yes. Equality, yes. But no favoritism.

Catholic Churches in Dapitan City
Iglesia Ni Cristo in Dapitan City

Schools in Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines

  • Take a picture of your school building(s) and send your pictures via email to (franklin_maletsky@yahoo.com) or message me via Facebook. I will then post the pictures in this page.

Due to Covid19: Pursuant to the instructions of President Roa Duterte, and as recommended by the DepEd, classes for the year 2021-2022 will be opened but will be monitored.

  • List of schools: >>> click

PUBLIC NOTICE: Why pretend that the National language of the Philippines is Tagalog? It should be English. To be a Teacher, doctor, lawyer, engineer, architect, nurse, computer technician; what books do you learn from? English books of course. All your tests are in English. The constitution of the Philippines is written in English. All the laws and new laws introduced by congress are in English. For that matter, you can't be a teacher in a school system unless you know English. The "Licensure Exam for Teachers" is in ENGLISH! Who are these people forcing Tagalog down our throats? Tagalog is simply one of the many dialects of the Philippines. Keep your dialects but learn and be fluent and proficient in ENGLISH.

The name of your school in Dapitan City can be listed here. You can list it like this:

  • Name of School. Private or Public. It can be an elementary school, high school, college.
    • Address of your school
    • Telephone Number
    • Principal of the school

The schools in Dapitan City are:

  • Dapitan Elementary School
  • Dapitan City Central School
  • Jose Rizal Memorial State College
  • Jose Rizal Memorial State University


1. Aseniero National High School

2. Barcelona National High School

3. Baylimango National High School

4. Dakak National High School

5. Dapitan City National High School

6. Ilaya National High School

7. Oro National High School

8. Potungan National High School

9. Sulangon National High School

Sports and Recreation in Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines

  • We invite you to provide everyone with information on your favorite sports teams or recreation in Dapitan City.
    • The name of your sports/recreation, address, phone number.
  • Upload the picture of your place of sports or recreation.

Arts and Culture in Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines

  • Let the world explore and relate to the creative and living experience that is unique to Dapitan City.
    • Design Arts, Film, Literature, Music, Entertainment, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, and any cultural identity that says: Dapitan City!

Economy of Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines

Commerce and Industry
Dapitan City is predominantly agricultural and majority of the populace depend on the land and water resources. Due to its terrain, which are more hilly and mountainous than plain areas, coconut is the main crop utilizing approximately 84 percent of the total land area. Fishing is the second occupation of the people, with more than 26 percent of the City's barangay along coastlines. An agricultural community that lacks of large manufacturing concerns characterizes the economy of Dapitan City. Except for a few small-scale manufacturing venture/industries, sari-sari stores predominate the commerce and industry of the City.

Jobs in Dapitan City

If you have a job available and that job is within Dapitan City, Philippines, you may post it here.
Remember to be as descriptive as possible and to post your Company name, Contact person, physical address, email address and Phone number.
Post expiration of Job Application. Go ahead and Click HERE to Insert your job offer in the "Jobs in Dapitan City" page.

Natural Resources of Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines

Protect the environment

It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.

Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!

Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.

The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.

To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.

Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More

We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.

This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.


  • Secretary Roy Cimatu - since May 8, 2017
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
  • +63-2-929-6626
  • osec@denr.gov.ph

We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.

Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power and thermal energy conversion. We have too many black outs.

Tourists Attractions of Dapitan City, Province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines

The tourist attractions of Dapitan City:

  • Rizal Shrine
    • Philippine National Hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal spent his last four years in exile in Dapitan. His original estate here has been declared a national shrine and is being administered by the National Historical Institute. Hence, the city monicker, "Shrine City of the Philippines." By the year 2020, Dapitan is poised to become the Dr. Jose Rizal Heritage Center of the Philippines, owing to the wealth of Rizal memorabilia and memorable places associated with the hero.
  • Dapitan City Plaza
    • Occupying an area of more or less one hectare (2.711 acres), the Dapitan City Plaza was developed and beautified by Dr. Jose Rizal, the Philippines' National Hero, with the assistance of Gov. Carcinero. His plan had been to make it comparable to the plazas he had seen in Europe.
  • Relief Map of Mindanao
    • Across St. James Church is found a huge map of Mindanao, resting on a total land area of roughly 900 square meters. It was done by Philippine National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal. He intended it as a motivating device for teaching history and geography to the townsfolk.
  • The Aqueduct of Dapitan
    • It is a reservoir that had also served as a good water system. Bamboo tubes were used to connect the diversion canal to the kitchen and lavatory. The original dam still exists today.
  • Casa Redonda of Dapitan
    • It is an octagonal dwelling that served as the quarters for Dr. Jose Rizal's pupils. Later converted to a clinic, it was here that George Tauter, the foster father of Josephine Bracken, had his eye operation.
  • Casa Cuadrada
    • It is the main house that served as the residence of Dr. Jose Rizal together with members of his family, who came to visit him every so often. It has been faithfully reconstructed using its original light native materials.
  • Casa Redonda Pequeña
    • It is a hexagonal structure that had served as a chicken house during Dr. Jose Rizal's stay in Dapitan.
  • Casitas Hospitales
    • Two of these structures were originally intended as tea houses but Dr. Jose Rizal converted them into clinics to accommodate patients from far-flung municipalities.
  • Mi Retiro Rock
    • A naturally heart-shaped rock, it is so called because it was where Dr. Jose Rizal had scribed the beautiful verses of his poems, "Mi Retiro" and "Himno a Talisay." It is also known as Batong Lumayag as it appears to be afloat during high tide. Presently, it lies within an artificial lagoon.
  • Amphitheater
    • It is an open-air auditorium with a seating capacity of 500, which was constructed beyond the Mi Retiro Rock.
  • Dakak Park and Beach Resort (world-renowned five star resort)
    • One of the developed beach resorts with complete accommodation facilities. Located at Dakak, Barangay Taquilon, about 9 kilometers from the city proper. The resort is ideally situated in a natural cane of pure sand. Facilities include quite a number of cottages, aquacycles, swimming pools, hobbicats, surf board for windsurfing, a disco house, tennis court, bowling alleys, billiard, horseback riding and a nice chapel. It It also offers the best continental cuisine.

Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines

In the Philippines a fiesta is usually celebrated in barrios or barangays. It is the official holiday of the LGU, the barangay. Filipinos love fiestas. It is a time for joy and celebration. A fiesta is of Spanish origin and is usually commemorated in association with a christian patron saint. Most barangays whose population have been clustered by Muslims(Moros) and their population is more than that of the Christians, the celebration of the fiesta have been cancelled and replaced with the Hari Raya or Eid al-Fitr.

The cities or municipalities usually have yearly festivals where all the barangays participate. The cities or municipalities hold contests for the best floats in parades.

June 22 - Dapitan City Charter Day Pageantry deriving from colorful religious, cultural and enthronement rites culminating in the exchange of goodwill among traders and local folk.

June 12 -July 25 Kinabayo Festival Traditionally, this festival is a re-enactment of the Battle of Covadonga, where the Spanish forces under Pelagio took their last stand against the Saracens and were only able to reverse the tide of war with the miraculous apparition of St. James, the Greater. The annual revelry is on its 2nd year only, but it promises to become a popular, exotic, and colorful attraction, which will lure thousands of visitors to the city.

June 24 -"Sinulog" A dance profession in honor of the City's patron saint, St. James the great, It is an expression of prayer and thanksgiving. Eye-dazzling costumes of devotees, unison shouts of "Viva Senor! with solid resonance of drums and lively bands make Sinulog colorful, exciting and memorable.

June 25 - City Annual Fiesta Preceded with a nine-day novena and highlighted with a celebrated mass at the Church. Colorful bindings adorned the streets and the residents hospitality is at its peak. Visitors treated to banquet of Spanish, Chinese, Filipino and the famous Crustacean dishes of Dapitan.

July 31 -104th Anniversary of the end of Rizal's Exile.

Dapitan City, Province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling

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  • ILOILO CITY, April 27-May 2, 2015 (PNA) – Some 5,000 bikers are expected to join the second Iloilo Bike Festival slated April 27-May 2, 2015 as the city continues to aspire to become a bike-able walkable metropolis. The activity that supported by the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU) and Megaworld Iloilo aims to promote Iloilo as a safe and bike friendly city, promote the share-a-road movement encourage Ilonggos to commute via biking and raise Ilonggos awareness on the benefits of biking on health, safety and environment concerns. Read More....
  • CYCLING Le Tour de Filipinas 2015 set as country celebrates 60 years of top-caliber cycling Feb 1 to Feb 4 2015 - View the result of the race: A four stage race. Stage 1 starts in Balanga and back to Balanga for a 126K race Feb 1, 2015 (Sunday); stage 2 starts in Balanga, Bataan to Iba, Zambales for a 154.7 K race Feb 2, 2015 (Monday); stage 3 starts in Iba, Zambales to Lingayen, Pangasinan for a 150.1K race Feb 3, 2015 (Tuesday); stage 4 starts in Lingayen, Pangasinan to Baguio City, Benguet for a 101.7K race Feb 4, 2015 (Wednesday). For a total distance of 532.5 Kms. Read More >>>
  • Ronda Pilipinas: Feb 8 - 27 2015:>> Discovering young riders for the national team will be the main objective of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2015 when the country’s premiere cycling race hits the road on Feb. 8 in Butuan City. Ronda Pilipinas executive project director Moe Chulani said the international multistage bikathon, which ends on Feb. 27, will have two qualifying legs of four stages each in Mindanao and the Visayas where the top riders will advance to face a tough foreign challenge in the six-stage Luzon finale. Read More>>>

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Featured News of The Philippines

Updated: October 2, 2023

Future of Boulevard Skywalks Pending: Implications for Cebu BRT Project .
CEBU CITY – The fate of two elevated pedestrian crossings located along a notable boulevard is set to be determined soon by the Office of the Building Official (OBO), as these structures are situated where the Department of Transportation intends to establish a terminal for the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. Architect Florante Catalan, the chief of the OBO in Cebu City, informed that the legal proprietors of the skywalks built on Osmeña Blvd years ago, designed to facilitate pedestrian movement above ground, are yet to submit the necessary documentation. The Department of Transportation, particularly the management office of the Cebu BRT Project, has proposed the removal of these structures, specifically those near the Fuente Osmeña Circle and by the Cebu Normal University (CNU).

Empowering Bicol’s Coconut Farmers: The PHP33 Million Project Boost.
LEGAZPI CITY – In a stride towards sustainable development, two agricultural cooperatives in the Bicol Region are slated to acquire Shared Processing Facilities (SPFs) valued at PHP33 million for coconut processing, a venture aimed at benefitting over 500 farmer-members affiliated with the Coconut Farmers Industry Development Program (CFIDP). Niño Bengosta, the leading engineer at the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PHilMech) South Luzon, unveiled during Monday’s interview that the equipment procurement for the designated beneficiaries from the provinces of Albay and Camarines Sur is currently underway. He articulated, “This endeavor represents a synergistic effort among agencies, where PHilMech is tasked with supplying the requisite processing facilities, machinery, and additional components. Meanwhile, the construction responsibility lies with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).”

Families of Dapitan City, Province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippiness

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