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The signing of Executive Order No.249 on July 26, 1949 by President Elpidio Quirino marked a very significant day for the municipality of Ipil. It was by virtue of this Presidential Act that Ipil was officially created and made a full-pledge local government unit.

The house of Jesus Hitco Siao located at Bangkerohan served as the temporary town hall. Then it was transferred to Jaime Crisologo’s house which is strategically located at the intersection of national highways.

When the national highways finally opened to traffic in 1961, Ipil experienced a very rapid growth of development. It was during this time that the elected Mayor Sucgang Sr constructed and finished the 2-storey concrete Municipal building.

Before the Spaniards set foot on the island, Mindanao’s largest peninsula, the Zamboanga Peninsula, was previously called Sibugay or Sibuguey, then part of Maguindanao's empire of Sultan Kudarat. Zamboanga Del Norte. It was later on changed into Zamboanga from the capital town of the province, derived from the Malay word Sambangan meaning a place where wild flowers grow.

In January 1972, Andres P. Olegario took his oath of office as the Municipal Mayor of Ipil.

On March 16, 1982 by virtue of Batas Pambansa Bilang 183, Surabay and its neighboring barangays, such as: Calula, Casacon, Gango, Katipunan, Kulambugan, Mabini, Magsaysay, New Antique, New Sagay, Siawang, Silingan, Tilasan, and Tupilac were separated from the municipality of Ipil, becoming a new Municipality called R.T.Lim. Honorable Romeo Billote was appointed as its first Municipal mayor.

Because of the People Power of 1986, Mayor Andres P. Olegario and all elective officials in Ipil were replaced by the OICs, so that on June 30, 1986, Dr. Henry de Villa was appointed as the OIC Mayor and ABC President Cleopatra P. Largo was appointed OIC Vice Mayor. OIC COUNCILORS also replaced all the councilors.

In 1988, Atty. Jose Fontanoza won the election to become the Municipal Mayor of Ipil.

On June 30, 1992, Francisco Q. Pontanar, newly elected Mayor and Atty. Rey Andre C. Olegario, newly elected Vice mayor, together with the newly elected members of the Sangguniang Bayan took their oath of office in the most solemn and official manner before the Honorable Judge Sergio S. Apostol of the Regional Court at the IPIL GYM.

During the 1998 elections, Atty. Rey Andre C. Olegario was elected as the Mayor of Ipil until the present and Hon. Wilfredo S. Flores was the Vice mayor. There are eight Sangguniang Bayan members; two were re-elected and six were newly elected councilors.
Ipil is now composed of 28 barangays:
Poblacion, Bacalan, Bangkerohan, Buluan, Caparan, Domandan, Don Andres, Dona Josefa, Guituan, Ipil heights, Labi, Logan, Lower Ipil Heights, Lower Taway, Lumbia, Maasin, Magdaup, Makilas, Pangi, Sanito, Suclema, Taway, Tenan, Tiayon, Timalang, Tomitom, Upper Pangi, Veterans Village.
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