The municipality of Tampilisan
was once a barangay of the Municipality of Liloy
Liloy is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. It embraces 37 barangays with a total land area of 12,843 hectares with a total estimated population of 36,948 in 1995. It is mainly as agricultural community whose existing economy relies mostly on crop...
, Zamboanga del Norte province, Philippines
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. It is located in the southern most tip of the Province of Zamboanga Del Norte along the boundary line of Zamboanga Sibugay
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, traverse by the national highway to Zamboanga City
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. The municipality has a distance of 152 kilometers from Dipolog City
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, the capital of the province.
The name Tampilisan originated from a tree called "Tampilis". This tree is about one (1) to three (3) meters in height, belongs to the palm family. Its sturdy part when split was used by the natives, Subanen, as a substitute for betel nuts. Since this tree were abundant in the area, the place thus called by the native as "TAMPILISAN".
In the early part of 1978, because of the concentration of population and potentials of the area and through consultation of the local leaders, Assemblyman Guardson Lood filed a bill in the Interim Batasang Pambansa, Batas Pambansa Bilang 14 an "Act Creating the Municipality of Tampilisan".
The newly created municipality originally comprised seven barangays: Poblacion, Cabong, Galingon, Situbo, Lawasan, Molos, and New Dapitan, with the Poblacion as the seat of the municipal government. Today, the Municipality of Tampilisan has grown to twenty barangays: the seven preceding barangays plus thirteen more barangays: Sandayong, Tilubog, Tininggaan, Tubod , Balacbaan, Banbanan, ZNAC, Camul, New Barili, Sto. Niño, Farmington, Lumbayao, and Malila T. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 19,536 people in 3,881 households.
Tampilisan is politically subdivided into 20 barangay
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- New Barili
- New Dapitan
- Poblacion (Tampilisan)
- Santo Niño