Popular for its sardine industry that stemmed from the rich fishing areas off shore and for its white orchids, this place is also known to be the Gateway to Western Mindanao and Bottled Sardines Capital of the Philippines. Being one of the top travel destinations in the South, we welcome you to the City of Dipolog! Here are a few places that the city boasts to everyone who steps to its land.
THE CATHEDRAL OF OUR LADY OF THE HOLY ROSARY
One of the few churches in the Philippines that were given importance because of its designer rather than its structure, this cathedral still bears its hand-carved ceilings by the order of the Spanish friars way back 1895. There is also an altar that was designed by Dr. Jose Rizal himself, the Philippine national hero. The front view may have been granted a makeover, but the entirety of the church is a reminder of the great possibility of old and modern mixing.
THE STATUE OF THE THREE PROMINENT PIONEERS
Located in just in front of the City Hall, these three prominent figures seem to be men of different stature. One is the first municipal mayor of Dipolog, the second is the first Filipino Diocesan Priest, and the third is the farmer who begun rice planting system that paved the way for the Philippine agricultural system.
This is an abstract and a classical design in Dipolog City with a stature representing Mindanao’s Tri people, the Subanen, Christians and Muslims. It was believed that the people in Dipolog are united in goals and in vision despite their diversity. The Pagsalabuk Center seeks peace, just, and progress standing 4.5 meters high made of resin.
STA. CRUZ MARKER
Being the oldest landmark of Christianity and of Dipolog, this can be found in one of the city’s oldest streets. Since the time that it existed until the present days, it played a significant role in the lives and the every day of the locals.
One most popular hiking spot and a premiere eco-tourism site in Dipolog, this stands 486 meters above sea level with 3003 steps and is marked with the Way of the Cross’s 14 stations.