Iloilo Provincial Government website

Dingle

Municipal Seal of Dingle
Mayor: 
Jessie M. Alecto
Vice Mayor: 
Rufino Palabrica III
District: 
4
Zipcode: 
5035
Telephone: 
+63 33 351 0480
+63 33 323 0083
Email Address: 
lgu.dingle.bac2014@gmail.com
Description: 

Dingle started as a pre-colonial settlement of Sumandig, which was under the jurisdiction of Simsiman, a pueblo of Laglag. The settlement was also known as Sibucao, Ba-ong and Orvat. The Augustinian priest, Fr. Francisco Manuel Blanco, first founded Dingle as a visita of Pototan in 1593. Dingle became independent on April 23, 1611. In 1629 however, it was annexed to Dumangas, Iloilo and to Dueñas, Iloilo in 1641 (until 1825). On August 16, 1850, by order of Governor General of the Philippines Antonio de Urbiztondo, Dingle again became independent and was officially named the town of Dingle. The first town head was Julio Dator (1823–1827). In 1865, Fr. Fernando Llorente ordered the construction of the Dingle Catholic Church which was completed in 1886.