HISTORY
 
Polanco officially became into a municipality on August 22, 1951 by virtue of an Executive Order No. 467 signed by the then president of the Republic of the Philippines, His Excellency Elpidio Quirino. The municipality however, was formally inaugurated as a municipality on December 8, 1952. From then on, starting from the first appointed officials and every elected officials thereafter always lead in bringing prosperity to the people and development to the area. Today the 9th and newly elected Municipal Mayor, ViCe Mayor and ten (10) Sangguniang Bayan members  lead in the delivery of basic services to the people and are joining hands for a progressive development of the municipality.
 
MUNICIPAL OFFICIALS

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Hon. Francis 
H. OLVIS
Mayor

  

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Hon. Fernando C. CALSIGON , Jr.
Vice Mayor
    

Councilors:

Eleno   CALALANG 
E    OLVIS         
Silvino  PANER    
Marina    OLVIS 
Rex  ZORILLA
Eduardo  MAGALLON    
Helen   GONZALES
Bernardo    MAGTUBA 
Lorenzo C. Jauculan ABC Fed. Pres
Franiņo O. Olvis SK Fed. Pres     

 

POLANCO SCHOOLS

Polanco I District

Polanco CS

 

 

Lingasad ES

 

 

Isis ES

 

 

Bandera ES

 

 

Guinles ES

 

 

Anastacio ES

 

 

San Antonio

 

 

Magangon ES

 

 

Sto. Niņo ES

 

 

Labrador ES

 

 

Obay ES

 

 

Crisologo

 

 

Villahermoso

 

 

San Miguel

 

 

Pian ES

 

 

 

 

Polanco II District

Silawe CS

 

 

San Pedro ES

 

 

Dansullan ES

 

 

Sianib ES

 

 

New Sicayab

 

 

Lapayanbaja

 

 

Bethlehem ES

 

 

N. Lebangon

 

 

Dventa Perla

 

 

Dangi ES

 

 

Milad ES

 

 

Macleodes ES

 

 

Letapan PS

 

 

Maligaya PS

 

 

Polanco NHS

The Falconet

 

   Sianib Annex

 

 

   Sibawe Annex

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION


Location:                                                         Northern part
Income Classification:
                                   4th class
Land Area:                                                     22,532.9104

Land Use:
     Agriculture                                               16,927.91 has
      Woodland                                                 2,069.20 has
      Residential
      Commercial                                             3,535.80 has

 No. of Barangays:                                          30

 Population:                                                     31,700 (1995)

                                                                          34,187 (1998 projected)

Population Density:                                          1.5 person/ha.

 
Major Religion:
     Roman Catholic                                                      92.95%
      Protestant                                                                 0.46%
      Iglesia Ni Cristo                                                       1.45%
      Seventh Day Adventist                                           1.51%
      Jehovah's Witness                                                  0.44%

 Indigenous People/Tribal Community:                  Subanen

 

Dialects Spoken:  
      Cebuano                                                                   98.94%
      Subanen                                                                      0.29%
      Boholano                                                                     0.03%
      Tagalog                                                                       0.06%

Topography

Land forms                                                                 Rolling

Climate                                                                        Mild and Moderate

Mean Temperature                                                     24 -32 degrees C

Distance to Dipolog City                                            8 kms.

 

ECONOMY


      Major Products:                                       Coconut, Rice, Corn

       Major Source of Livelihood:                         Farming

 

SOCIAL AND HEALTH FACILITIES

         Hospital:                                                           Main Health Center

         Barangay Health Centers:                                              8

         Educational Institutions:
                   National High Schools                                       4
                   Elementary Schools                                         30
                   Private Pre-Schools                                          3
                   Day Care Centers                                            28

        Social and Health Indicators:
                   Literacy rate                                                        92%
                   Mortality rate                                                       99 - 3.13%  
                   Morbidity rate                                                     10,850 - 0.34%
                   Birth rate                                                              401 - 1.09%
                  Crude birth rate                                                    563 - 17.8%

     No. and percentage of malnourished children:
                    Low                                                                      1,401 - 30.69%
                    Moderate                                                             278 - 6.09%
                    Severe                                                                 24 - 0.52%
                    Overweight                                                          74 - 1.62%
                    Normal                                                                 2,787 - 0.52%

 

ENVIRONMENT

       Mineral resources available in the area:               Gold, Chromite

       Flora and Fauna:                                                     None

       Major rivers/bays/springs/watersheds/lakes:
                                                                  
Layawan River and Dipolog River

       National Park:                                   Pryce Memorial Park (Private)

       Recreational Facility: Polanco Gym

 

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS            

      None

INFRASTRUCTURE

      Means of Transportation:                  Mini-bus, jeepney, tricycle

     Bus Companies operating:                            Lilian, Mary May

     Road Network:

   Concrete     Asphalt    Gravel     Earth  
  National    20.00 20.00
 Provincial 3.619 0.150 2.471
 Municipal    0.835 60.150 13.815
  Barangay  

 

       Major bridges:                                                Quezon Bridge

        Reinforced Concrete                                      Bridges 3

       Energization        (Source: Zambo. Del Norte Electric Cooperative )
                      No. of consumers:                          26 barangays

 

 

 

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Zamboanga del Norte: Municipality of Polanco  
 Located at the northern part of the Province of Zamboanga del Norte. It is classified as a 
fourth class municipality with a land area of
  22,532.9104 hectares.
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