Dipolog City – The Orchid City
Dipolog City is in the island of Mindanao in the southern part Philippines. Located at Zamboanga Peninsula Northwest rim. Dipolog City’s boundaries are Dapitan City on the north, Katipunan on the south, Polanco on the east and Sulu Sea on the west.
Ang klima sa Dipolog City ay moderate and mild. Dipolog City always has an invigorating atmosphere. The cool northeast wind locally known as Amihan is the prevailing wind. february to april is the dry season, june to january is the rainy or wet season and april is the hottest month of the year. Dipolog City is elevated 2.5 meters above sea level. Most of the areas in Dipolog City are rolling terrain with lowlands. Dipolog river is the main waterway that drains down to Sulu Sea. Other water bodies are also present including Katipunan, Layawan and Diwan Rivers with Olingan, Gusawan and Miputak Greeks.
CEBUANO is the main dialect na gamit ng mga taga Dipolog City. Various dialects are also spoken due to tribal groups living in the area.
Dipolog City was once a barrio of Dapitan City. Dipolog became a municipality the Capital town of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. Ang Dipolog ay naging chartered City noong January 1, 1970 as Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos approved Republic Act 5520.
Dipolog City is known as ”The Orchid City”,the orchid species referred to are Dipolog City’s native orchid called ”Pangadlaw”. It is white orchid that symbolizes purity in heart, and use also as herbal medicine. Dipolog City garnered many honors in academic, sports, cultural and other competitions in the regional and national levels.
Magsaysay Park is the center of Dipolog city. It is landscaped park for people to rela, family bonding, stroll or do exercise. Magsaysay Park is located in front of City Hall. The Holy Rosary Cathedral is a symbol of Dipolog City’s religious character. Dr. Jose P. Rizal, Philippines National Hero designed the Cathedral’s Altar in 1894.
The Sta. Cruz maker in Dipolog City is a cross that the migrating Boholanos of the Visayan Island in the Philippines planted on May 3,1905. The cross faces the Holy Rosary Cathedral on the other end of Rizal Avenue.
The Linabo Peak’s 303 steps in Dipolog City ay conducive for hikers. Linabo Peak is the highest elevated point in Dipolog City. A community chapel was built at the Peak, a great place for Lenten season retreats.
Dipolog City ay may ibat-ibang magagandang sites, you can’t fail to visit with when you’re there. The Pamansalan-OISCA Forest Park, Sicayab Beach and Sungkilaw Falls are just a few of the tourist attractions.
Maraming mga Hotels and Restaurant sa Dipolog City kaya board and lodging is not a problem, from Manila, Philippines you can fly to Dipolog Airport for 1hour and 20 mins. Locals are friendly and hospitable that will make your stay feel at home and enjoyable.