Sindangan History, Tourist Spots, Festivals, Officials

Sindangan is a 1st class coastal municipality of Zamboanga Del Norte Province in Region 9, Philippines.

Sindangan Municipal Hall
Sindangan Municipal Hall (Credit: Facebook Page)

Profile of Sindangan Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Central Part of Zamboanga Del Norte; 79.2 kilometers from the provincial capital Dipolog City (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Jose Dalman (north), Siayan (east), Bacungan (south)
Area –> 451.00 km2 (174.13 sq mi)
Population –> 99,435 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Mountainous with rolling hills and coastal plain
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading
Major Products –> Rice, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Bisaya, Subanen, Tagalog, English
Barangays –> 52
Revenue (2016) –> 224,268,068.42
Legislative District –> 2nd
Government Officials
Congressman –> Glona Labadlabad
Mayor –> Rosendo Labadlabad
Vice Mayor –> Nilo Florentino Z. Sy

History of Sindangan

Before the coming of the Spaniards, the area covered by the present municipality of Sindangan was first settled by the Subanen people who lived along the banks of rivers called Suba from which their tribal name came. Later, Muslim missionaries arrived and propagated the Islam religion.

During the reign of the Spaniards, Sindangan was part of Dapitan and later became a territory of Katipunan. On December 23, 1936, Sindangan was created as an independent municipality by virtue of Executive Order No. 77 issued by President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines, Manuel L. Quezon. Bartolome Lira Sr. was appointed as the first mayor of the town.

Economy of Sindangan

Sindangan is primarily an agricultural town where rice and fish are the chief products. Some farmers also plant rice and own coconut trees.

The town center is home to many wholesalers, retailers and other shops that cater to the needs of the residents.

Tourist Spots in Sindangan

Gangnam City Park
Pitogo Beach
Apdua Mountain Resort
Diocesan Shrine of The Divine Mercy
Saint Joseph the Worker church

Festivals

Pasidungog Festival
Linggo ng Sindangan
Saint Joseph the Worker Town

Map of Sindangan Municipality in Zamboanga Del Norte

See also: Profile of Mayor Rosendo Labadlabad , Governor Roberto Uy

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