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CITY OF DAPITAN (ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE)


GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION:   Lies on the northwestern coast of the island of Mindanao with approximate geographical coordinates of 8 degrees 50 North latitude and 123 degrees 30 East longtitude. It is about 404 nautical miles or 650km. southwest of Metro Manila.
   

ACCESSIBILITY:
    Nearest airport:  
Dipolog City Airport
    Nearest seaport:  
Pulauan Port
    Major road networks:


CLIMATE AND WEATHER:  
Based on the seasonal distribution of rainfall, the climate of Dapitan City has been classified as belonging to Type IV category where rainfall is more or less evenly distributed throughout the year.


HOTELS AND RESORTS:  
Dakak Park and Beach Resort, Dapitan City Resort and Pavilion, Alexandra by the Sea


TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:  
Dapitan Church, Dakak Park and Beach Resort, Dapitan Plaza, Relief Map of Mindanao, Rizal Shrine and Waterworks of Rizal, Santa Cruz Beach, Site of the Casa Real


FIESTAS AND EVENTS:   Kinabayo Festival and Dapitan City FIesta (every July 25), Handuraw Festival (every 30th December) and Hudyaka ZaNorte Festival (every last week of May up to first week of June)


ETHNIC GROUPS:  
Subanen and Muslims



LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS:
  
Cebuano; Tausug; Zamboangueño/Chavacano; Subanon; Tagalog; Spanish; English; Hiligaynon and Waray

RELIGION:  
Roman Catholic;Islam


FAMOUS SONS AND DAUGHTERS:


COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA:


SHOPPING AND ENTERTAINMENT:
    Malls:
    Popular establishments:  
Dakak Park and Beach Resort, Gloria de Dapitan, Fantasyland, Dapitan Aquamarine PArk (DAMPA)
    Entertainment venues:   Gloria's Fantasyland, Gloria de Dapitan, Dakak


BANKS:


UNIVERSITIES:


HOSPITALS:  
DR. JOSE RIZAL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL


MONTHLY COST OF LIVING:
    House Rental:  
P2,000-P8,000
    Food:  
P4,000-P8,000
    Utilities:  
P2,000-P5,000
    Transportation/Travel:  
P1,000-P2,000
    Education:  
P2,000-P5,000
    Health:  
P3,000-P6,000


PRA RETIREMENT INFORMATION:
    Accredited facilities:
    Merchant partners:
    Registered retirement accommodations:
    Retirement franchises:
    Nearest PRA satellite office:  
Davao City Satellite Office
    Number of PRA retirees:
    LIRA MOA:


GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:
    Investment zones:  
Dipolog-Dapitan-Polanco-Katipunan-Roxas-Manukan (DDPKaRoMa) Growth Corregidor
    Government agencies/branch offices:   Philippine Ports Authority, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Department of Public Works and Highways


LINKS:  
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dapitan

 

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