A symbol of three diverse cultures that first prevails the city of Dipolog—The Lumad (Subanen), Muslims and the Christian settlers, is what the P’gsalabok Circle stands for. Inspite of the diversity the people are united by a common vision and hope.
Designed to be partly abstract and partly classical, an interpretation of the artist’s on what is Dipolog Today-- a perfect blend of rich cultural, ethnic and historical heritage; deep-seated traditions, values and customs, and technological advances, modern breakthroughs and amenities.
Measuring for up to 4.50 meters high, the figure is made from resin, a polymer fiber product which is less expensive than bronze or brass. The figures includes the three people of Dipolog in which they are holding a bowl raised to heavens as a gesture of thanksgiving and offering to God Almighty, it also signifies their appeal to God of generous outpouring graces and blessings, bountiful harvest and sustained peace and prosperity. The pouring water from the bowl of the figure symbolizes the answer that the tri-people asked to God—the graces and blessings that He continuously showers to the City of Dipolog.
The P’gsalabuk Circle (Dipolog Rotunda) is one of the must visit places in Dipolog, for it stands as a Landmark wherein Dipolog became known for. Located at Barangay Estaka and Turno junction, it is perfect to visit and take photographs especially during at night when the fountains were operated for it will contribute to the beauty of the work of art.
A symbol of unique and rich history of the blessed City, Dipolog—a City that continues on growing but not forgetting on how its past cemented its good foundation of today’s time.
Photo courtesy of City Tourism Office