That by the turn of the decade in 2010, the municipality shall emerge as the food basket & the center of agro-industrial activities in the 2nd district of Zamboanga del Sur with God-fearing, healthy, child-friendly and gender-sensitive constituents and officials wisely managing their natural resources, enjoying adequate basic services & economic prosperity, practicing environment-friendly farming practices and prosper waste management.
To effective and efficiently implement policies and strategies to address the people's aspirations and needs; to promote for an agro-industrial and food basket center and other development efforts of the 2nd district of zamboanga del sur attained through participative governance and pro-active citizenry.
Republic Act 7159 signed law by then President Corazon C. Aquino last 07 October 1991, created the Municipality of Guipos, Seventeen (17) barangays from four (4) adjacent municipality of Dumalinao, Dinas, San Miguel and San Pablo comprised the Municipality of Guipos.
Prior to is creation in 1991, Guipos had been created General Aguinaldo Municipality through an executive order issued by then President Diosdado Macapagal last 1964. General Aguinaldo Municipality had almost the same territorial jurisdiction as the president Guipos Municipality. The seat of government then was at Barangay Canunan, then transferred to Barangay and eventually to the present Barangay Poblacion. However, the existence of General Aguinaldo Municipality ended when President Ferdinand Marcos abolished it for reasons not clearly started at that time.
"Guipos" is a Subanon word for an insect similar to the common cockroach at present. A native tribe of peaceful but tough "Subanos" originally settled the municipality. Since these insects (called guipos) heavily infested every household way back then measure to eradicate these insect were introduced at that time... However, the word "guipos" became synonymous with the place and thus, became the name of the present municipality.
Four (4) adjacent municipalities (also its mother municipalities) surround the Municipality of Guipos, namely Dumalinao, San Pablo, San Miguel, and Dinas. A combination of rolling hills and mountains and low lands are present in the municipality. These mountains and hills abound in the interior part of the municipality. However, vast rice field care noticeable features especially in the low land barangays.
In particular, the prevailing slopes range from 0-3% to 19-25% and a little of 26% or more. Flat areas to plain rolling terrain with slope of 0-3 percent up to 11 percent slope are found in Barangays Poblacion, of 0-3 % up to 11% slope are found in Barangays Poblacion, Dagohoy, Canunan, Guling, Bagong Oroquieta, Balongating and Regla. 12-18% slopes are located in Barangays Baguitan, Katipunan, Litan, Dacsol and Sikatuna and 19-25% slopes are found in Barangays Magting, Singclot, Lintum and Dalapan. Barangay Datagan has a slope of 26% and more.
Aside from good lumber and ample-water supply, Guipos has a huge deposit of gravel aggregates that supply the neighboring municipalities.
There are also huge mineral deposits of marble in its premature stage located in the Barangays of Canunan, Bagong Oroquieta, Katipunan and Dalapan. On the other hand, guano deposits (organic fertilizer) are available in Barangays Dalapan, Katipunan and Poblacion.
Major Agricultural Activities/Crops
Major crops are rice, corn and copra. Farming is the chief source of income municipality is predominantly agriculture.
|Population of Guipos as of August 1, 2015 from Philippine Statistics Authority|