Just beside the edifice of the City Hall of Dipolog, lies the three prominent pioneers figures of seemingly men of different profession and stature. The three figures which is known for as a trademark in the busy street corner of Dipolog.
These three pioneers who believed to be the first people who brought pride and honor to Dipolog.
Hon. Pascual T. Martinez
He was appointed by Gen. John J. Perching, Govrnor of Department of Mindanao as First Municipal Mayor of Dipolog (1913-1918). He was later elected Municipal Mayor in 1918 following the First General Election of Dipolog and served until 1921.
Rev. Fr. Nicasio Y. Patagan
Rev. Fr. Nicasio Y. Patagan was the First Filipino Diocesan Priest of Mindanao. Appointed Parish Priest of Dipolog in May 1940 and served the office until 1967.
He was a farmer for 25 years who introduced the Margate System of Planting Rice, authored the book "Humay", 100 Kabanes Matag Hektarya." And was declared by Free Press as "Man of the Year" in 1954, and served as Technical Assistant in the field of Agriculture during the Administration of Presidents Ramon Magsaysay and Carlos P. Garcia.