Brief History

In the early part of 1921, immigrants from Central Luzon pioneered by the families of Nano, Fabrigas and Espanol came into this large strip of virgin lands along the Pacific Coast via the jungle of the Sierra Madre Mountains. Ilongotsm were the first inhabitants of the place.

The municipality of Dipaculao was accidentally created when while the Ilongots were having festivities of thanksgiving to commemorate the abundance of hunting and harvesting, ”Dipac”, the Ilongot Chieftain was drunk with ”Basi” and ”Tuba”, a kind of native , fell on the ground. The Ilocanos who were present saw him fell shouted: ”Dipacnaulaw”, (Dipac got Dizzy), hence born the name Dipaculao.

On 27 November 1950, Dipaculao was formerly a barrio of the municipality of Baler. The late President Elpidio Quirino made it into an independent municipality thru Executive order No.375. The late Anacleto Mijares was the first Municipal Mayor administered the transition of the municipality.

Leader of the Municipality of Dipaculao
HON. ANACLETO V. MIJARES
HON. ANACLETO V. MIJARES
1950-1951
HON. JUAN C. ROQUE
HON. JUAN C. ROQUE
1952-1955
HON. FLORENTINO V. VELASCO
HON. FLORENTINO V. VELASCO
1956-1980
HON. SALVADOR C. VELASCO
HON. SALVADOR C. VELASCO
1980-1986; 1988-1998
HON. CRISPINE E. PAULINO
HON. CRISPINE E. PAULINO
1986-1987
HON. REYNANTE A. TOLENTINO SR.
HON. REYNANTE A. TOLENTINO SR.
2007-2016
HON. JOANNA WILMA C. SALAMANCA
HON. JOANNA WILMA C. SALAMANCA
2016-2019
HON. DANILO A. TOLENTINO
HON. DANILO A. TOLENTINO
1998-2007; 2019-PRESENT