Dipolog & Dapitan in Zamboanga del Norte
Lovely Sunset in Dipolog, Zamboanga del Norte, My Hometown.
Dipolog, the small town by the sea where I lived my happy childhood and spent most of my great school days in elementary and high school have grown into a big city now after the many years that I’ve left and moved to another country to find better job opportunities and lead a better life. When we moved from Luzon to Mindanao, the place that they called the Promise Land, little did I know that I would learn to love this town like my own birthplace. I wasn’t born here but I grew up to call this my own ‘hometown’.
The old church in our city, then the entire facade of the church was renovated and the Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral had a brand new look.
OUR LADY OF THE MOST HOLY ROSARY CATHEDRAL
ST. MARY’S ACADEMY
This is the new St. Mary’s Academy building of my school in the old hometown. I graduated here from Kindergarten to Elementary Grades and High School. This school was very memorable to me because it was here that I’ve learned to become a leader and the president of the student council and I will never forget our graduation night when I had delivered my Valedictory address to the entire class, faculty, staff and parents at the audience and everyone that were present at our graduation day including the Most Rev. Monsignor Felix S. Zafra and Rev. Father H. del Callar who penned my speech so beautifully. Then I also graduated with an Associate of Arts Degree at St. Vincent’s College in Dipolog City after which I studied at Silliman University in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines where I took some undergraduate courses at the College of Business Administration. From there, I went on to the Ryerson University to pursue my higher education in Toronto, ON Canada where our family moved years ago.
There’s also the beautiful sunset at Dakak Beach in Dapitan City, not far away from my hometown. Here at Dapitan City, the famous Rizal Park is located and the National Park is the pride of Dapitan in Zamboanga Del Norte. Our National Hero, Jose Rizal was exiled here at Dapitan City.
Dapitan City Tour.mpg
Uploaded on Jan 18, 2012
A tour in Dapitan City, the shrine city of the Philippines
JOSE RIZAL SHRINE IN DAPITAN CITY (tonyboy.video)
Uploaded on Jun 28, 2011
This is the major historical landmark of Dapitan City. It refers to the more or less sixteen (16) hectares estate of Dr. Jose P. Rizal which he purchased in Barangay Talisay. In August 1892, a Spaniard from Manila brought lottery tickets to Dapitan. Dr. Jose Rizal, Capt. Ricardo Carnicero, the politico military governor of Dapitan at that time and a Spaniard residing in Dipolog bought a ticket which luckily won for them 20,000 peso. Rizal’s share was 6,200 pesos. He gave 2,000 pesos to his father and 200 pesos to Basa, his friend in Hongkong. He invested his remaining winnings in business and bought lands and built houses in Talisay which is now the Rizal Shrine.
Dapitan City, Zamboanga Del Norte 2012
by: che magbojos Published on Mar 28, 2012