Zamboanga del Norte: Marks of Rizal from Dipolog to Katipunan

It’s hard not to talk about the Shrine City of Dapitan without talking about its neighboring city of Dipolog. As the capital of Zamboanga del Norte, Dipolog is the main Gateway in Northwestern Mindanao. But even as an entry point, it doesn’t mean that it’s only a transit region. There are interesting areas worth exploring. Most of the accommodations in the peninsula are centered in this city with options from the cheap (P400+/night) or the moderately luxurious (P2500+/night). In this urbanized corner of the peninsula where the streets are filled with roaring tricycles, I continued following Rizal’s trail until down south to the municipality of Katipunan.

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