One of the more promising of the twelve towns of the 3rd Congressional District of Zamboanga del Norte is Liloy. It was once a barrio of Municipality of Sindangan. It was created and become a duly constituted municipal corporation by virtue of Executive Order No. 469 issued by President
Elpidio Quirino on august 22,
19951 but was unorganized and inaugurated on December 16, of the same year.
It lies on the northwestern side of Zamboanga peninsula at Latitude 8 degrees 06 minutes north and longitude 122 degrees 38 minutes east. it is bounded on the Norte by the Sulu Sea, on the South by the municipality of Tampilisan, on the East by the municipality of Salug and on the west by the municipality of Labason.
It can be reached from the capital city of Dipolog in the northern part of the province by overland transportation along the national highway going southwesterly parallel to the cost line one hundred thirty –two kilometers away. Liloy is where the Dipolog –Zamboanga City road turns left or southward to
cross the boarder between the two Zamboanga, del Norte and del Sur cutting across the peninsula and proceeds one hundred eighty-four kilometers further down to the city of flowers, Zamboanga City , at the very tip of peninsula.
A huge portion of the territorial jurisdiction of Liloy had been taken away as a result of the creation and separation of Salug in 1959 and later in Tampilisan in 1978. Now the total land area is only 15,901 hectares, seventy-eighty978 percent of the land area is agricultural planted to coconuts, corn, rice, and root
crop. Residential area is sixty-five (65) hectares. Commercial area at present is nine (9) hectares; Industrial area is found in Barangay Timan and Sta. Cruz with a total land area of (10); institutional land is fifty (50) hectares and the rest comprise the open space and road right of – way. What maybe considered urban land according to the records in the assessor’s office are eight
hundred sixty hectares and this increasing very fast with the approaching full operation of Liloy's wharf.
Thirty-seven barangays comprise the municipality with a total population of 39,236 broke down into 19,626 males and 19,660 females. There are 6,956 households and the 1985 growth rate is
2.115. The crude birth rate is 24,428 while the crude death rate is only 3.88. The average income per household is 10,416.00 while per capital income is 4,025.48.
By income classification, Liloy is a third class municipality. The 1983 Budget is broken down as following: General Fund
P1,173,446.48 and socio-Economic Fund P355,547.12. In our present budget for calendar year 1993-1994, the budget is broken down to the following: General Fund P12,665,000.00 and for the Economic enterprises is P910,000.00.
Municipal Hall History
The nerve center of the local administration is housed in the buildings, the main building or the Municipal Hall was built in the late 1950’s which is a two-story Batangas type building and later was repaired in 1987, and one story building annex municipal building was constructed in 1965 and later was repaired in
Planning is a conscious process, it does not and in the conceptualization and in the putting into a comprehensive plan, but it must put into action and implementation. The plan should be dynamic and must conform with the present thrust of development objective in order to achieve its main goal “Economic Recovery”. Because of this objective, a Memorandum of Agreement was entered into between the municipality of Liloy and the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board in the devolution of function to the local Government in the land uses of our respective area of responsibility. The updating and revision of the comprehensive town plan of this municipality is a logical step to improve the relatively sub-standard of living among the majority of the population. The document will serve as springboard for catalyzing economic growth. The planning office of this town, decision-makers and identifying priorities of development needs.
This plan aiming to achieved the following goals:
a.) To sustained economic growth in the entire municipality and its people.
b.) To generate livelihood opportunities and equitable distribution of Socio-Economic benefits and services.
c.) To identify and utilize available resources that could well serve as an effective input to municipal development.
d.) To build up more income generating projects to increase revenue for development.
b.) To increase productive capabilities of the people in order to accelerate economic growth especially in agriculture and small-scale industry.
SOURCE: PAG-ASA 1985
MAP OF LILOY
|Income Classification:|| 4th class|
|Land Area:|| 12,843 has |
|Agriculture 11,826.00 has|
|No. of Barangays:||37|
|34,089 (1998 projected)|
|Population Density:||2.69 person/has|
| Major Religion:|
|Iglesia Ni Cristo||1.06%|
|Seventh Day Adventist||0.66%|
| Indigenous People/Tribal Community:|
|Land forms||Type IV|
|Mean Temperature||27.93 degrees C|
|Distance to Dipolog City||132 kms.|
| Major Products: |
Coconut, Corn, Peanut, Mongo
| Major Source of Livelihood: Farming, Fishing, Poultry and Livestock|
SOCIAL AND HEALTH FACILITIES
|Barangay Health Centers:||8|
| Social and Health Indicators:|
|Crude birth rate||2.20%|
| No. and percentage of malnourished children:|
|Low||1,858 - 34.84%|
|Moderate||404 - 7.56%|
|Severe||57 - 1.06%|
|Overweight||258 - 4.83%|
|Normal||2,755 - 51.66%|
|Mineral resources available in the area:|| Limestone|
|Flora and Fauna:||None|
|Spring:||Soliva, Miller, |
Baybay and Fatima, Gym,
| Means of Transportation: |
Bus, mini-bus, jeepney, tricycle
water transportation, habal-habal
|Bus Companies operating: |
Lilian, Mary May
Dionaldo, Gallo, Dumasapan
| Road Network: (kms)|
| Major bridges:
| Water Facilities Available:|
| Level 1 none|
| Level 3 Liloy Water District|
| Level 2 none|
:(Source: Zambo. Del Norte Electric Cooperative
No. of consumers: 2,304
Zamboanga del Norte: Municipality of Liloy
One of the more promising of the twelve towns of the 3rd Congressional District of Zamboanga del Norte is Liloy.
It was once a barrio of Municipality of Sindangan.