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Santa Barabara, Zamboanga City, Philippines


Location of Sta. Barbara, Zamboanga City

  • Location: West Coast
  • Distance from CITY PROPER: 0.67 Km.

History of Sta. Barbara, Zamboanga City

Much of the terrain of Barrio Sta. Barbara is near the coastline. It is covered by swamps and surrounded by nipa shingles, pagadpad trees and mangroves.

In the year 1905 upon the formation of the para-military under the United States of America, Father Murphy, a US-Cavalry chaplain had recognized and baptized the barrio as Sta. Barbara which was taken from his native place in California, in a region so broken by mountains as reflected in Zamboanga.

The rainfall varies in different areas. It is not rare for one area to be without rain for several weeks while others enjoy showers for days. The barrio is so well protected by adjacent islands. Barrio Sta. Barbara was a patron of light and fires. It is also the former sanctuary of many types and different kinds of birds and the like. Its rivers and streams are short and shallow, navigable only for limited distances and the water offshore is usually shallow. Among the main streams is what we call the “draga” and the river connection from Sucabon passing through the barrio to the end point of Rio Hondo.

The Fort Pilar fortress lies nearly to the sea coastline and is a fortified place or building for military defense against the moro pirates. Numerous inhabitants have fled to the nearby mountains to enable them to live a civilized and Christian life, while moro attacks brought about the birth of interior towns leading to the consolidation of coastal areas with the interior settlements.

In the year 1945, upon the liberation from World War II, some of the war veterans were largely propelled by hopes of finding a better life in the frontiers of barrio Sta. Barbara. Having no capital but their labor, their common means of land acquisition was the clearing of swamps for small scale agriculture and residential. The American military government period was hardly dent on the land or agricultural development issue.

The first American official to make a concerted effort to address these related issues was Sir William Cameron Forbes, Governor General of the Philippine Islands from 1909-1913. Forbes writing on the issue of land and agricultural development stated “no measure would make for better citizenship, economic progress and contentment on the part of the people that which would give them clear documentary titles, guaranteed by the government, to the land they, and in most cases their ancestors, had cultivated, improved and considered their own.”

His ardent campaign for land registration further rationalized the breakdown of the pre-colonial native norms on land control rooted on property rights.

Development of barrio Sta. Barbara was attributed by some inhabitants and world war veterans in the aspiration of respect to individual rights regardless of what tribe and religion you belong.

It was in this community that the first market of Zamboanga was created with the support of the different clans and families such as Algoso, Diaz, Catillo, Fernandez, Bahoy, Campus, Burnos, Barraca, Beliran, Mendoza, Cabil, Belisario, Macasinag, Mala, Trota, Tacurian, and the Dimarunsing clan working in unity and progress of the barrio.

It has also surrounded by acacia trees covering the area from Pettit Barracks, Fort Pilar and the vicinity of Hotel Bayot, now called Lantaka Hotel by the Sea.

Presently, Barangay Sta. Barbara is a highly urbanized community located within the 1.5 kilometer radius of the city. The community, in relation to a dynamic society, is well-formed with sound symbiotic relationship of both Christian and Muslim inhabitants.

article from: Sta. Barbara LGU

People of Sta. Barbara, Zamboanga City

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Elected Government Officials of Sta. Barbara, Zamboanga City

Elected Sta. Barbara Barangay Officials of 2013-2016
  • Punong Barangay Chairman/Captain : Irin, Abdulhamid Sawakih
  • Barangay Kagawad Musa, Junaid Mukhtar
  • Barangay Kagawad Nuddin, Abdulmukim Musa
  • Barangay Kagawad Hairal, Bennajar Hji. Tiblani
  • Barangay Kagawad Ada, Aliakbar Sawaki
  • Barangay Kagawad Tunggal, Sintim Ismula
  • Barangay Kagawad Sali, Dagani Ustami
  • Barangay Kagawad Sahi, Hasbi Ajijul

Elected Sta. Barbara Barangay Officials of 2010-2013

Elected Sta. Barbara Barangay Officials of 2007-2010

Businesses in Sta. Barbara, Zamboanga City

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Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Sta. Barbara, Zamboanga City, Philippines

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Religions in Sta. Barbara, Zamboanga City

Muslim (75%)
Christian (20%)
Others (5%)
  • Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Sta. Barbara, Zamboanga City

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Schools in Sta. Barbara, Zamboanga City

School year 2015-2016 starts Monday, June 1, 2015 and ends Friday, April 1, 2016, for public elementary and secondary schools. The SY will consist of 201 school days, inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training (INSET) break. The different school events and activities, including the number of school days per quarter, are contained in Enclosure No. 1. Source: Department of Education

-Santa Barbara Central School

Economy of Sta. Barbara, Zamboanga City

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Tourists Attractions of Sta. Barbara, Zamboanga City

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  • Places to see in Sta. Barbara:

-Santa Barbara Mosque

Fiestas and Traditions of Sta. Barbara, Zamboanga City

Celebrates the feast of Hari Raya instead of Fiesta

Your Story about Sta. Barbara, Zamboanga City

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You can talk about your personal experiences, your advocacies, the environmental conditions of your barangay, municipality, city or province.

Protect the environment

It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.

Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!

Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.

The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.

To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.

Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More

We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.

This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.


  • Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
  • +63-2-929-6626

We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.

Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.

The oldest man or woman in Sta. Barbara, Zamboanga City

Do you know who the oldest man or woman is in Sta. Barbara? is starting this inquiry in order to honor the older generation of the Philippines. Please provide the full name and date of birth of the elder living in Brngy. We will then post your entry in the Oldest Man or Woman in the Philippines page.

Sports News of Sta. Barbara, Zamboanga City

Every community has its sports hero. Who is the sports hero of Sta. Barbara? Are there any basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball courts, baseball fields, softball fields, or any type of sports area or arena in Sta. Barbara? Go ahead and list any upcoming sports events in Sta. Barbara.

Families of Sta. Barbara, Zamboanga City

List of Families whose names are deeply rooted in Sta. Barbara.
NameAA | NameBB | NameCC | NameDD | NameEE

Sta. Barbara, Zamboanga City supports Philippine Cycling

Philippine Cycling is about cycling in the Philippnes. Philippine Cycling helps promote bike races, cycling clubs, bicycle tours, and the development of bicycle trails. Activities are coordinated with bike shops and cycling clubs throughout the Philippines to promote the fun of riding bikes. Philippine Cycling will be coordinating events with tour of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Road biking and mountain bikings will be promoted by Philippine Cycling.
Cycling Activity to Participate In

Your cycling activity can be posted here and it will be shown in all the Provincial, City, Municipal and Barangay pages. Your 2015 Cycling Race or Activity can be Posted here.

  • ILOILO CITY, April 27-May 2, 2015 (PNA) – Some 5,000 bikers are expected to join the second Iloilo Bike Festival slated April 27-May 2, 2015 as the city continues to aspire to become a bike-able walkable metropolis. The activity that supported by the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU) and Megaworld Iloilo aims to promote Iloilo as a safe and bike friendly city, promote the share-a-road movement encourage Ilonggos to commute via biking and raise Ilonggos awareness on the benefits of biking on health, safety and environment concerns. Read More....
  • CYCLING Le Tour de Filipinas 2015 set as country celebrates 60 years of top-caliber cycling Feb 1 to Feb 4 2015 - View the result of the race: A four stage race. Stage 1 starts in Balanga and back to Balanga for a 126K race Feb 1, 2015 (Sunday); stage 2 starts in Balanga, Bataan to Iba, Zambales for a 154.7 K race Feb 2, 2015 (Monday); stage 3 starts in Iba, Zambales to Lingayen, Pangasinan for a 150.1K race Feb 3, 2015 (Tuesday); stage 4 starts in Lingayen, Pangasinan to Baguio City, Benguet for a 101.7K race Feb 4, 2015 (Wednesday). For a total distance of 532.5 Kms. Read More >>>
  • Ronda Pilipinas: Feb 8 - 27 2015:>> Discovering young riders for the national team will be the main objective of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2015 when the country’s premiere cycling race hits the road on Feb. 8 in Butuan City. Ronda Pilipinas executive project director Moe Chulani said the international multistage bikathon, which ends on Feb. 27, will have two qualifying legs of four stages each in Mindanao and the Visayas where the top riders will advance to face a tough foreign challenge in the six-stage Luzon finale. Read More>>>

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