Map of Zamboanga Sibugay showing the location of Ipil. Zamboanga Sibugay is a province of the Philippines located in the Zamboanga Peninsula region in Mindanao.
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Ipil is a 1st class municipality in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines. A municipality ( bayan, sometimes munisipyo in Cebuano or used infrequently in Tagalog) is a local government unit in the Philippines The provinces of the Philippines are the primary administrative divisions of the Philippines. Zamboanga Sibugay is a province of the Philippines located in the Zamboanga Peninsula region in Mindanao. The Philippines ( Filipino: Pilipinas, officially known as the Republic of the Philippines (fil ''Republika ng Pilipinas'' RP It is the capital municipality of Zamboanga Sibugay. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 52,481 people in 10,293 households. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar.
Along with its mother province’s quest for its place under the peninsular sun, Ipil is in the pangs of a rebirth, re-examining its direction and defining its presence in the region.
Located at the crossroad of the national highway leading to three major cities in the peninsula – Dipolog City to the northeast, Pagadian City north west, and Zamboanga City down south – the town of Ipil is fast becoming not only a stop-over on long haul trips but a destination in itself.
The capital town of Zamboanga Sibugay, the nation’s emerging pearl of the Southern Seas, Ipil is poised to reach greater heights and create bigger opportunities for its people.
Recently awarded for excellence in governance, the local government of Ipil is seeking to provide dynamic leadership, promote healthy community life, support sustainable ecological balance, and open commerce in this part of the region.
Ipil is politically subdivided into 28 barangays. This article refers to a political administrative division See Barangay Ginebra Kings for other uses
Ipil has become the convergent zone of the best schools in the region. Marian College, owned and operated by the Prelature of Ipil, continues its expansion with the opening of more courses and soon to be a University. So does Western Mindanao State University – Extension Services Unit with its recent offering of law courses. There is the venerable Aurelio Mendoza Memorial College, formerly Lyceum, churning out teachers and other professionals. Universidad de Zamboanga has also gained a foothold in town – building permanent learning structures and it's the owner of the newly AM station and the first ever in the Province. Marcelo Spinola School and Ipil Grace Christian School must also be mentioned for its quality students. Several technical schools have also opened in Ipil. The newest is Sibugay Technical Insitute, offering a license in caregiving, the first in the province. The newest additions to these mushrooming educational institutions are the following: MindanaoStateUniversity-Ipil, Medina College-Ipil, Zamboanga del Sur Technical Institute.
Leaving behind its tragic past, Ipil is fast gaining a reputation as a viable business center. Jollibee Corporation, fastest growing food business chain in the country, sees so much potential in the town that it is now constructing its first outlet in the province. Dunkin Donuts, recognizing the same opportunities, is now working on its business permit to operate in town. The town is literally peppered with construction sites – buildings rising to offer commercial space, quality services, and a variety of goods. The proposed integrated bus terminal is expected to bring in even more business into town to complement the now existing commercial center in Poblacion. Ipil’s Pasalubong Center (burnt: March 2006 transferred to a new site fronting jollibee) brings together all the goodies – clothes and shoes, electronics, food – under one big roof . This center was renovated last year after the public market moved to its new location in Don Andres, just a few hundred meters away.
Ipil offers an attractive package for visitors – whether they want to spend the holiday in style or just roughing it. Rooms can be had at reasonable prices in several hotels and pension houses: Mandarin Hotel, Ricomar Pension House, Rabosa Pension, Chubby’s, and many more. For those who want to experience greater comfort, the new Sibugay Grand Plaza Hotel is the place to be. The hotel also has a discotheque called The Underground, several function rooms, and a ballroom. Fortune Hotel will be opening it's doors sooner before the year 2008 ends, it is located right in the heart of downtown poblacion and is conveniently located near the municipal hall and De Villa Hospital. Ipil Green Palace located near boundary of Ipil and Titay just recently opened.
For good food, visit Montebello Bar and Restaurant. The ambience is classy, the waiters well-trained, and the owner herself visits the tables to ensure utmost satisfaction.
Those who want to opt for an evening under the stars may try Roderick Resort’s Barbecue Plaza. The barbecue is served on tables scattered across a manicured lawn. There are also huts for “barkadas” out on an evening of beer drinking. The resort boasts of a large pool, ideal for a warm evening dip. For smaller intimate interaction, Simon Picnic Grove is ideal. The Sanito river, running right along the picnic ground, is a most scenic attraction. Other eating places worth visiting are Kasita’s Grille in Ipil Heights and nearby Kamayan.
Of course, for dinner for two at less than a hundred pesos, Ipil’s Barbecue Center – a collection of stalls that opens only in the evenings - has roast chicken. It comes served with hanging rice and a bowl of soup.
The town has telephone (Landline:PLDT; Mobile: Smart, Globe Telecommunications and Sun Cellular) and internet centers. Several radio stations are operating in the area: DXMG-FM and Radyo ng Bayan, Magik FM and soon to operate, Lipay FM; several newspapers are published here, including the Zamboanga Sibugay Tribune and the Sibugay Express.
Ipil is conveniently located 3 hours from the key cities in the region (dapitan(dakak),dipolog, pagadian and zamboanga(fort pilar)), the provincial government is currently rehabilitating the feeder airport located in sanito to accommodate wide body aircraft but after a month from the elections, construction has been halted. The Ipil seaport is located 4 kilometers south from downtown, weesam express is plying the route zamboanga - ipil and vice versa but since late 2000's services were stopped.
The Ipil District Hospital is a second class hospital with a bed capacity of 150. The provincial government is currently constructing two additional wards. There are two other private hospitals -M. Simon Hospital, and the newly expanded St. Joseph Clinic.
Perhaps the best thing that Ipil did in this decade is to donate several hectares for the provincial capitol building up the breezy hills of Barangay Ipil Heights.
As host to the provincial government, Ipil is enjoying the ripples of development of the provincial government, fast tracking its own progress. It has now become the ideal location, the most promising business site, offering the greatest potential to those who want to grow along with this booming town.