Ipil is a 1st class coastal municipality and the capital of Zamboanga Sibugay Province in Region 9, Philippines.
Profile of Ipil Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Western part of Mindanao Island in Southern Philippines (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Titay (north), Naga (east), Roseller T. Lim (west)
Area –> 241.60 km2 (93.28 sq mi)
Population –> 74,656 (2015 Census)
Revenue (2016) –> 211,632,367.77
Barangays –> 28
Terrain –> Hilly and mountainous with coastal plain
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Corn, Coconut, Fish, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Cebuano, Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> 2nd
Congressman –> Dulce Ann K. Hofer
Mayor –> Anamel Olegario
Vice Mayor –> Ramses Troy D. Olegario
History of Ipil
The town of Ipil was formerly a barrio of Kabasalan. On July 26, 1949, it was elevated as a separate municipality. When the province of Zamboanga Sibugay was created on February 24, 2001, Ipil was selected as the capital.
On the morning of April 3, 1995, Ipil was attacked by approximately 200 heavily armed Abu Sayyaf militants. More than 30 hostages were taken, 11 were killed and billions of pesos were lost due to lootings and the burning of the town center.
Economy of Ipil
Ipil is an agricultural town where rice, corn, coconut, fish and seaweed are the major products. Being the capital of the province, it is the undisputed commercial and financial center.
Tourist Spots in Ipil
Capitol Building and Ground
Cathedral of Saint Joseph the Worker
Festivals in Ipil
Festival of Lights
Map of Ipil Municipality