It could be said that without fear of contradiction that most name of the Municipality of Zamboanga del Norte including the province itself derived from the earliest settlers.

In the earlier part of the history of Sindangan, there were two barrios include namely, Labason and Liloy.  Salug then was a mere sitio of the rustic village of Liloy. Legend has it then an adventurous young man from the village of Liloy, on reaching a certain river, was affronted the problem of crossing as there were no sign of available means to ferry him to the other side. While engrossed with this problem, a Subano coming from nowhere he knew, make an Indian sign asking him if he wish to cross the river.  In return, he asked the almost naked Subano the name of the place. the Subano thinking he was being asked if there may possibility of crossing the river, answered "Salog" meaning that the current of the river was very strong.

In his departure, the Christian carried into his memory "Salug" is the name of the place beyond the other side of the river he wanted to cross.  Thus Salug become a popular name until it was officially declared so upon its creation into a municipality.

By virtue of Republic Act 2310 dated June 21, 1979, the Municipality of Salug was created, however, Araw ng Salug (Salug Day) is annually celebrated on the 18th day of September,

The 30 years of existence of Salug as a municipality has brought great changes in the socio-economic and cultural perspective of the town.  It could be traced that since the inauguration, Salug has passed three (3) administration, each has his own peculiar flatform of reform and activities but altogether geared to community development.





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Hon. Jesus Nantes Lim

Hon. Edgar Destacamento Saldia
Vice Mayor

Elias  BAGUIO, Jr.
Alfonso R. GUMERA
Benjamin BUZON
Freddie T. DAGOMO
Victoriano  LIM 
Rebecca L. Baguio ABC Fed. Pres.
Ma. Eva Blanca G. Saldia SK Fed. Pres. 



Salug I District

Salug CS



Balakan ES



Danao ES



Dinuan ES



Kalucap ES



Lanawan ES



Liguac ES



Mucas ES



Pacuhan ES



Tambalang ES





Salug II District

Bacong CS



Binoni ES



Canawan ES



Caracol ES



Dipolod ES



Fatima ES



Ipilan ES



Lipakan ES



Pukay ES



R. Magsaysay



Sto. Niņo ES



Tapalan ES



Bacong NHS

The Sower


Balakan NHS



Salug NHS

The Echo


   R. Magsaysay Extension





Location    Middle part of Zamboanga del Norte
Income  Classification 5th class
Land Area     36,453.00 has
Land Use  
             Agriculture  4,986.771 has
             Grassland  3,324.513
             Wetland   1.200
             Woodland    27,143.064
              Miscellaneous 1,002.452
 No. of Barangays:  18
Population:         20,728   (1995)
Population Density:    57 person/
 Major Religion: 
              Roman Catholic  68.97%
              Protestant      9.85
              Islam       1.97
              Iglesia ni Cristo  1.97
              Seventh day Adventist 6.89
              Phil. Independent church  3.94
              Iglesia sa Dios Espiritu    1.97
              Church of God  1.01
              Christian Alliance  1.97
              Not Stated     1.46
 Indigenous People/Tribal
 Subanen, Samal/Tausog
Dialects Spoken 
              Cebuano         59.00%
              Ilonggo     7.88
              Samal    2.95
              Tagalog      1.97
              Waray         1.97
              Maguindanao   1.97
              Tausug      1.97
              Maranao     1.12
              Others  1.46
            Mountain Ranges    Slightly rolling to  Mountainous
            Valleys  Inland, area of 747,286 has
            Land Forms   Alluvial, gently slopping Hills Rockland
            Climate:   87 deg Fh (Highest Nov-Dec)
74 def Fh (Lowest 74 deg)
             Mean Temperature:  28 degrees C
 Distant from Dipolog City  101 kms


Major Products Fish, Aqua-Culture, Coconut, Rice, Corn, Vegetables, Root crops
 Bananas,  Fruit plantation Crops
Major Source of Livelihood Farming, Fishing, Trading, Poultry Products


Hospital    none
Barangay Health Centers   7
Educational Institutions: 
          High Schools    1
          Elementary Schools  3
          Day Care Centers   18
 Social and Health Indicators 
           Literacy Rate  92.00%
           Mortally rate      2.00
           Morbidity rate 8.85
           Birth rate 68.00
           Crude Birth rate  3.00
No. and percentage of malnourished children
           Low    1,227 - 35.29%
           Moderate  418 - 12.02%
           Severe     5 - 0.14%
           Overweight  533 - 15.39%


Mineral resources available in the area
                                                Copper, Gold, Carbon, chromites, Gas
Flora and Fauna Bougainvillea and Deer
Major rivers/bays/springs/watersheds/lakes:
Palandok River,  Talinga River,
Tiogan Hot Spring,  
Manil Hot Spring
National Park  None
Recreational Facility  Municipal Gym and Plaza




Means of Transportation:   Bus,  Jeepney,  Tricycle,
  Trisikad,  Habal-habal
Bus Companies operatingNone
Major Bridges Talinga, Palandok, Milanid,
  Bacungan, Delusom, Maril
  Delofoc, Mangop, Bogabongan
Road Network  (kms) 
   Concrete  Asphalt  Gravel  Earth
 National    14
 Provincial      30
 Municipal      1.45      2.474    2.170
 Barangay      0.300  34.00  91.00

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Zamboanga del Norte: Municipality of Salug
It could be said that without fear of contradiction that most name of the Municipality of Zamboanga del Norte 
including the province itself derived from the earliest settlers.