Siocon Municipality is located in the southern part of the province of
Zamboanga del Norte. It lies on latitude 7o36" South, longitude 122o23"
East and 122o5" West. It is situated on the northern quadrant of Region
IX and North of Zamboanga City, the Regional Center. Siocon lies
Southwest of Dipolog City, the Provincial Capital of Zamboanga del Norte
and covers an area of 503.2 square Kilometers and with the latest
population count of 28,196 inhabitants.
The local Government of Siocon attained its status as regular Local
Government Unit on December 23, 1936 by virtue of Executive Order No. 77
issued by the Department of Interior, Manila. However, the creation of
Siocon as a municipality duly acknowledged by the people was March 10,
1937. Henceforth, "Araw ng Siocon" is celebrated every 10th of March of
each year. Prior to the creation into an independent municipality,
Siocon was a part of the municipality district of Sibuco where the
president, the forerunner of the Municipality Mayor held office.
In December 18, 1989, pursuant to Batas Pambansa Bilang101, seven (7)
northern barangays were separated and was formed into another
municipality named Baliguian.
The first appointed Municipal Mayor of Siocon was the late Dionisio E. Riconalla. The first elected Municipal Mayor was the late Justiniano P.
Miranda on 1938-1941 and in the election that ensued, then Dionisio E. Reconalla was elected and lay his dedicated service as Municipality Mayor from 1942-1946. After the liberation of independence, service of
local Chief Executive was elected as follows, namely; Gregorio Alano,
1947-1951; Genaro Campaner, 1952-1956, Andres L. Micubo, Sr. 1957-1960, Angel B. Brillantes, 1961-1975 and Dr. Bernardo B. Cabral, from 1976 to
April, 1986. Prior to the election, just after the EDSA Revolution, the
former Chief of Police, Isabelo G. Torrefranca was appointed as
Office-In-Charge. For two months before the 1988 election, Bonifacio
Canama was appointed Officer-In-Charge. The election in 1988, Mrs. Jesus R. Pastor was proclaimed the winner and she finished her three terms =
until May 31, 1998. The 1998 Local election proclaimed Municipal Mayor =
Ceasar C. Soriano as the incumbent Municipal Mayor.
ORCHIDS - SIOCON MUNICIPAL FLOWER
On September 2, 1991, the Legislative Body of this municipality passed
and adopted a resolution adopting ORCHIDS as the Municipal Flower. It
symbolizes oneness. ORCHIDS Flower is composed of white flowers and
green leaves which represent the female populace. Aside from this, it is
a common flower found in this locality.=20
Narra is our national tree, red and white in color is the municipal =
tree. It represents the male populace. It could be found in the forested =
area of Siocon. Narra Timber is commonly found in this municipality and are commonly used as materials in building houses, furnitures, etc.
Ancient relics discovered and attested to the fact that this
municipality has been inhabited long before the coming of the Spaniards.
Some of these links to the past where China wares were excavated at
Kayatian Hill where a church facade was also found by the early
settlers. These settlers are farmers raising such staple crops as rice,
corn, camotes and other products such as abaca and coconut. It is
evident that the first settlers were the Subanons, Maguindanaos and
Kalibugans who occupied the hinterlands while the Tausog lived and
settled along the shorelines.
The inhabitants of this municipality considered Port Sta. Maria as
historical spot whereby Spaniards made their headquarters during the Spanish time.
MEANING OF SEAL
The official Seal of this municipality reflects the four (4) major =
source of income. Rice as one of the major resources considered Siocon
as the rice granary of the southern part of Zamboanga del Norte. With
its location facing the Sulu Sea. The place is an ideal fishing ground
that a fisherman riding his vinta can catch can feed more than enough of
his family. The virgin forest of this municipality where timber abounds
have offered job opportunities to the inhabitants. Siocon municipality
is a coconut producing municipality just like any other municipalities