Sudipen Tourist Spots, History, Festival

Sudipen is a 4th class landlocked municipality of La Union province in Region 1, Philippines.

Municipal Hall of Sudipen La Union
Municipal Hall of Sudipen, La Union (Credit: sudipenlaunion.gov.ph)

Profile of Sudipen Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Northern part of La Union in Northwestern Luzon (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Tagudin in Ilocos Sur (north), Alilem and Sugpon in Ilocos Sur (east), Santol (South), Balaoan and Bangar (west)
Area –> 97.59 km2 (37.68 sq mi)
Population –> 17,056 (2015 Census)
Revenue (2016) –> 157,871,556.36
Barangays –> 17
Terrain –> Mountainous
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Corn, Fish, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Ilocano, Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> 1st
Government Officials
Congressman –> Pablo Ortega
Mayor –> Wendy Joy Buquing
Vice Mayor –> Melvin G. Macusi
Municipal Councilors (Sangguniang Bayan or SB Members):
Tita D. Mostoles
Edwin M. Belisoa, Jr.
Joebet L. Dee
Demy L. Danguecan
Thelma R. Peña
Bery A. Yadao
Marcelina P. Leonen
Yna P. Castro
Edwin O. Oribio – President of Liga ng mga Barangay
Michael A. Amoyen – SK Federation President
Noli C. Cong-o – Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representative

History of Sudipen

It is believed that the name Sudipen was derived from the Ilocano word “Suksukdipan” meaning to patch. In the olden days, roof of houses were made of cogon or other grasses and people patch them from time to time.

The town of Sudipen was formally organized as a municipality in 1916. Previously, it was a barrio of Bangar and later, it was made a township of Lepanto (now part of Benguet).

Economy of Sudipen

Sudipen is an agricultural town where rice, corn and fish are the major products.

Tourist Spots in Sudipen

Holy Family Parish Church
Amburayan Bridge

Festivals in Sudipen

Kalgaw Festival

Map of Sudipen Municipality in La Union

See also: Profile of Mayor Wendy Joy Buquing, Governor Francisco Ortega III

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