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LEON B. POSTIGO MUNICIPAL PROFILE


I. NAME OF MUNICIPALITY                            LEON B. POSTIGO
   POLITICAL DISTRICT :                               3rd Congressional District
   AREA :                                                    25,371 hectares
   POPULATION (as of 1995) :                        20,728
   VOTING POPULATION (as of 5/8/95) :         8,852
   TOWN FIESTA :                                        25th day of April
   ARAW NG LEON B. POSTIGO (Bacungan) :   March 25, subsequently
   DATE FOUNDED :                                      March 25, 1982

BATAS PAMBANSA BILANG 204
AN ACT CREATING THE MUNICIPALITY OF BACUNGAN IN THE
PROVINCE OF ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE


Be it enacted by the Batasang Pambansa in session assembled:

SECTION 1. The creation of the municipality. There shall be created the municipality of Bacungan in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, out of the southwestern barangays of the municipality of Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte, namely: Talinga, Morob, Bacungan, Manil, Bogabongan, Sipakong, Titik, Mangop, Mawal, Tinaplan, Rizon, Tinuyop, Delusom, Tiniguiban, Tiogan, Nacipac, and  Sta. Maria.

SECTION 2. The seat of the Municipal Government: - The seat of the municipal Government of the Municipality of Bacungan shall be in Barangay Bacungan.

SECTION 3. The technical description of its territory: - The technical description of the territorial jurisdiction of the Municipality of Bacungan shall be: beginning from the mouth of Talinga River upstream until it reaches the confluence of Talinga River and Dito creek; thence southeast in straight line until it reaches Monument No.10 of the logging area of Vic Lumber Company which is also a common Monument Mark No.9 of Mindanao Estate Corporation located at longitude one hundred twenty two degrees, fifty eight minutes, and forty seconds (122-53'-40") and latitude eight degrees, six minutes, and forty seconds (8-6'-40") thence due south until it intersects the provincial boundary of Zamboanga del Norte
and Zamboanga del Sur westward until it reaches the shoreline; thence following the shoreline eastwards until it reaches the mouth of Talionga River, the point of beginning.

SECTION 4. The Municipal Government officials, their qualifications and salaries. After ratification by the majority of the votes cast in a plebiscite to be conducted in the area of the areas affected and within a period of one hundred twenty days after the approval of this Act. The President shall appoint the Mayor, the Vice-Mayor and members of the Sangguniang 
Bayan of the new Municipality of Bacungan, who shall hold office until their successors shall have been elected in the next general election for local officials. The qualifications and compensation of the Municipal Officials shall be governed by existing laws.

SECTION 5. The Commission on Election shall conduct and supervise the plebiscite which shall be held within one hundred and twenty days from the approval of this Act. The expenses for the holding of such plebiscite shall be charge to local funds.

SECTION 6. effectively. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

APPROVED. March 25, 1982."

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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6830

AN ACT CHANGING THE NAME OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF BACUNGAN, PROVINCE OF ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE, TO MUNICIPALITY OF LEON B. POSTIGO

Be it enacted by the Senate and the House of the Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:

SECTION 1. The name of the Municipality of Bacungan, Province of Zamboanga del Norte, created under Batas Pambansa Bilang 204, is hereby changed to municipality of Leon B. Postigo.

SECTION 2. This Act shall take effect upon its publication in at least two (2) newspapers of general circulation.

APPROVED.

(SGD.) JOVITO R. SALONGA           
President of the Senate 
(SGD.) RAMON V. MITRA
Speaker of the House of Representatives

This Act which originated in the House of Representatives was finally passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on November 12, 1989 and September 22, 1989, respectively.

(SGD.) EDWIN P. ACOBA 

(SGD.) QUIRINO B. ABAD SANTOS, JR.
Secretary of the House of Representatives

(SGD.) CORAZON C. AQUINO
President of the Philippines 

APPROVED: December 30, 1989

II - OFFICIAL FLOWER - Bougainvillea

The choice of flower for the Municipality of Leon B. Postigo (Bacungan) is quite unique because it had chosen "Bougainvillea" as its municipal flower.
The reason was based on the fact that "Bougainvillea" a tropical clustering plants whose beautiful flowers symbolizes tranquility and brilliancy as shown by the colors of its flowers in eighties white, purple, or red. The strong and sturdy stems are provided with thorns that serves as the protective arms of the flowers compared to the citizenry challenges in life to fulfill their ambitions and aspirations.

The Bougainvillea flowers of Leon B. Postigo will form a rainbow like along the quite and blue horizon of Sindangan Bay and promise a pot of gold of touching hands in this progressive land.

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Bougainvilleas Municipality Flower


III - OFFICIAL SEAL

The Official Seal portraits on the left as vast plantation of coral, on the right a vast plantation of coconut trees, on the top a vast forest covered with trees and on the middle a flying sword fish that symbolized the marine resources.

IV - OFFICIAL MOTTO

"TODAY IS THE BEST PREPARATION FOR TOMORROW"

V - SCENIC/TOURIST OR HISTORICAL SPOT:

One of the main attraction of the municipality is the municipal building itself. It is located and towering at the top of the hill over-looking Sindangan Bay, wherein the afternoon of a sunny day one can witness the beautiful sunset in the horizon that is more inviting and captivating to lovers of nature. At night, Sindangan Bay becomes more beautiful with the glittering lights of fisherman that looks like the fireflies line along the vast of Sindangan Bay.

VI - HISTORICAL SPOT:

Leon B. Postigo has a place in history. This is the place called Polandok a sitio of Barangay Rizon. Palandok River is internationally known as a reference point in tracing and locating the Zamboanga Peninsula. Legend told us that Polandok river was once upon a time an embarking place of all sailing boats and ships along the Sulu Archipelago. It was also the haven of the legend Maria Cacao with her battalion of giant crocodiles as guards.

V - TOURIST SPOT:

Another tourist spot that is waiting for development is the hot spring of Sitio Mainit, Manil, Leon B. Postigo. The place is perhaps called Mainit because of this hot spring that  people enjoy taking a bath especially during cold weather. Sitio Mainit is just around two (2) kilometers from the Municipal Hall. *Barangay Rizon changed to Barangay Palandok.

BASIC INFORMATION

A. PHYSICAL Information

           1. GEOGRAPHY
       Leon B. Postigo can be reached via land and sea transportation from 
       the capital town of Zamboanga del Norte which is Dipolog City and 
       it is approximately 100 kilometers in distance.

           2. TOPOGRAPHY
        The topographic features of Leon B. Postigo ranges from plain to
        slightly rolling to hilly to mountainous area. slightly rolling to rolling
        area embraces the biggest percentage to the total land area. 
        Hilly to mountainous are located at the far-flung barangays adjacent
        to the Municipality of Salug and along the boundary of Zamboanga
        del Sur.

MUNICIPAL OFFICIALS

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Hon. Roperto S. JAMORA. Jr.
Mayor
  

Hon. TABLEZO  
Vice Mayor
  

Councilors:
Justino MURCIA, Jr.
Cypress    JAUG  
Solomon  LECIAS  
Hermogenes   CORDOVA 
Porferio  REGENCIA, Jr.  
Primitivo   SUPILANAS  
RosenioSUMALINOG, Jr              
Juanito BAGASINA, Sr
Loreto A. Absin ABC Fed.President
Wilberth G. MagallanesSK Fed. President

 

  


INFORMATION

Location    Next to Sindangan going south
 between Sindangan and Salug
Income Classification  FIFTH (5) CLASS
Land Area    36,453 HECTARES
Land Use 
            Agriculture    4,986.771 has.
            Grassland3,324.513 has.
            Wetland   1.200 has.
            Woodland   27,143.064 has. 
            Miscellaneous1,002.452 has.
No. of Barangays   18
Population    20,728
Population Density  0.61  
Major Religion 
         Roman Catholic   68.97 %
         Protestant    9.85%
         Islam    1.97%
         Seven Day Adventist   6.89%
          Iglesia sa Dios ES  1.97%
         Iglesia ni Kristo    1.97%
         Christian Alliance1.97%
         Church of God1.01%
          Not stated1.46%
Indigenous people/Tribal communities
TRIBAL FILIPINO (SUBANEN)
SAMAL/TAUSOG (MUSLIM)
Dialects spoken
         Cebuano    59.00%
         Subanen  19.71%
         Ilongo     7.88%
         Samal   2.95%
         Tagalog1.97%
         Waray   1.97%
          Maguindanao  1.97%
         Tausug  1.97%
          Maranao  1.12%
         Etc.  1.46
Topography :
           Mountain Ranges  Slightly rolling to mountainous
           Valleys      an area 5,486.177 or 15%
 Inland Valley an area of 
   747.286 or 2.05%
            Land Forms  Alluvial, gently sloping, hills, 
   rockland- 30,219.537 or 82.5%
            Hydrology    Talinga and Palandok River in
    Leon B. Postigo
            Climate    87% RH high in Nov. - Dec. 74% 
    lowest in the Month of Feb.
            Mean Temperature28 Co
Distance to Dipolog City    101 kms.

ECONOMY


  Major products 
                                       
Fishing, Aqua-culture, Rice, Corn, Coconut,
                                        Vegetables, Root Crops, Bananas, Fruits,
                                        Crops, Plantation Crops

  Major sources of livelihood 
                                         Farming, Fishing, Trading, Poultry, and
                                         Livestock

 

SOCIAL AND HEALTH FACILITIES

Hospitals None
Barangay Health Centers  Seven (7)
Educational Institutions 
       Elementary Schools of 18 Barangays18 
       High School
       Extension High Schools at Brgys.
                     Talinga1
                     Palandok1
                     Tinuyop1  
Social and Health Indicators:
             Literacy Rate    92%
              Mortality Rate    2%
              Morbidity Rate   8.85%
              Birth Rate  368
              Crude Birth Rate   23%
No. and Percentage of Malnourished Children:
              Low   1,227
              Moderate 418
              Severe  51
              Normal   1,246
              Overweight  535
                                                 Total   3,477

LEON B. POSTIGO  SCHOOL  DISTRICT 

Leon Postigo

(Bacungan) District

Bacungan Central School (CS)

 

 

Bogabongan Elementary School (ES)

 

 

Cilago ES

 

 

Mangop ES

 

 

Manil ES

 

 

Manil ES

 

 

Palandok ES

 

 

PT Martinez

 

 

Pitago ES

 

 

Sta. Maria ES

 

 

Tiniguiban ES

 

 

Tinuyop ES

 

 

Mawal ES

 

 

Midatag Primary School (PS)

 

 

Murob ES

 

 

Nasibac PS

 

 

Sipakong PS

 

 

L. Tinaplan

 

 

L. Titik PS

 

 

Bacungan National High School (NHS)

The Hill View

 

   Tinuyop Annex

 

 

   Polandoc Extension

 

 

   Talinga Extension

 

 

ENVIRONMENT
            Mineral resources available in the area:
                                                  Non-metallic minerals: copper, gold,
                                                  carbon, chromite, gas 
            Flora and Fauna:               Bougainvillea and Deer
            Major rivers/bays/springs/watershed/lakes:
                        Palandok River and Talinga River
                        Tiogan Hot Spring and Manil Hot Spring
            National Parks: (if any)
                        NONE
            Recreational facilities/centers:
                        Municipal Gym and Municipal Plaza

  FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS: (banks)            NONE

  INFRASTRUCTURE
           Means of transportation:
                                                           Bus, Utility Jeepney, Tricycle, 
                                                           Trisikad, Skylab (habal-habal)
           Bus companies operating:
                        Bus plying only
            Road network:
                                                    Existing Brgy. Roads 150.35 kms.
                                                    Municipal Roads 6.094 kms.
                                                    Provincial Roads 25 kms. 
                                                    Proposed Brgy. Road 7.50 kms.,
                                                    Proposed Municipal Road 7.00 kms.
            Major bridges:
                                                    Talinga bridge, Palandok bridge, 
                                                    Milanid bridge, Bacungan bridge,
                                                    Delusom bridge, Manil bridge, 
                                                    Delotoc bridge, Mangop bridge,
                                                    Bogabongan bridge

            Water facilities available:
                              Level 1            Manil and Talinga
                              Level 2            Bogabongan and Tiniguiban
                              Level 3            IWUA (Municipality)

            Energization:  (Source   ZANECO)
                             No. of consumers            509

PUBLIC FACILITIES
                        Market                         :            3 units building
                        Slaughter house            :            NONE
                        Terminal                      :            NONE
                        Means of garbage disposal:
                                    Garbage collection through Municipal 
                                               Dump Truck (weekly)

REVENUE/INCOME
           Revenue sources:
                        IRA                              P13,812,188.60
                        Local Taxes                  P  2,218,789.90

MAJOR PROJECTS IMPLEMENTATION/ON-GOING (1997-1998)
                        Locally funded              Barangay Road Projects
                                                            Municipal Plaza
                        National funded                        Municipal Concrete Road
                        Foreign funded              NONE

MAJOR CONCERNS:
                        A.     ON SOCIAL SERVICE:
                              a.      Housing Settlement Projects
                              b.      Construction/Repair of School Building
                              c.      Funding for Medicines
                              d.      Monitor all activities whether economically,
                                      politically, socially, and issues and problems
                                      of peace and order.
                              e.      Protection of Ecological Resources Management

                         B.     ON ECONOMIC SERVICE:
                               a.      Farm-to-Market Road
                               b.      Water System
                               c.      Reforestation
                               d.      Tax campaign
                               e.      Establishment of coastal management
                                      center and sea defense equipment units.

 

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Zamboanga del Norte: Municipality of Leon B. Postigo

      Leon B. Postigo was created as the Municipality of Bacungan.  Carved out from the Municipality of Sindangan.
Batas Pambansa Bilang 204. Through the Republic Act 6830 it was renamed Leon B.Postigo. Mayor is Ruperto S. Jamora
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