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Town History

The name Dupax came from the Isinay word “Dopaj,” which means ‘to lie down in complete relaxation.’ The site of what eventually became the “poblacion” used to serve as a roaring camp for primitive hunters from surrounding tribal settlements. When the Spaniards, the town was called Dupax. 

In 1971, Congress passed into law RA 6372, creating the Municipality of Dupax del Norte”, sponsored by Congressman Benjamin B. Perez and Senator Leonardo B. Perez. To implement its provisions, President Ferdinand E. Marcos promulgated P.D. 586 on November 6, 1974, which virtually paved the way for the division of the town of Dupax into two: Dupax del Norte and Dupax del Sur. It could be said that the division of Dupax has had some historical basis. 

As early as 1725, the Municipality of Dupax was said to be inhabited by two tribes, the Malaats and the Caraos. The Malaats, led by Chieftain named Dayag, occupied an area which is known as Parai in Dupax del Norte and the Caraos, led by Chieftain Tiyum Pising, lived with the Isinays in Dupax del Sur.

Barangays
  • Belance
  • Munguia
  • Ineangan
  • Binuangan
  • Lamo
  • New Gumiad
  • Bitnong
  • Mabasa
  • Oyao
  • Bulala
  • Macabenga
  • Parai
  • Inaban
  • Malasin
  • Yabbi
Municipal Officials

HON. TIMOTHY JOSEPH E. CAYTON
Municipal Mayor

HON. FREDERICK G. PADILLA
Municipal Vice Mayor

HON. NESTOR T. BALAW-ING
Sangguniang Bayan Member

HON. ARNEL A. HERRERA
Sangguniang Bayan Member

HON. RICK RONELSON ASUNCION
Sangguniang Bayan Member

HON. CHRISTOPHER C. RAMOS
Sangguniang Bayan Member

HON. BERNIE ORDEN
Sangguniang Bayan Member

HON. JULIUS JOEY M. SALUD
Sangguniang Bayan Member

Hon. JUAN PAULO E. CAYTON
Sangguniang Bayan Member

HON. VICTORINO V. PRADO
Sangguniang Bayan Member

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