HISTORY

 

  Creation

           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.

  Topography

           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.

   Distances

            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.

   History

          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-eigh (78%) 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.

 Barangay Population

            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.

  Income

           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 1990.