Taluksangay Zamboanga City Philippines
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Location of Taluksangay, Zamboanga City
Distance from CITY PROPER: 19 km. Location: East Coast
History of Taluksangay, Zamboanga City
Historical Background of Taluksangay: Barangay Taluksangay is situated 19 kms. East of Zamboanga City’s commercial district- it was in this village where the first Islamic culture was introduced in 1885. It was also in this village where the first Islamic Mosque was constructed.
This attests to the fact that Taluksangay was the first center of Islamic propagation in the Zamboanga Peninsula.
Since then, Muslim religious missionaries from Arabia, India, Malaysia, Indonesia and Borneo have been flocking to this village- tourists all over the world, most particularly from Europe and America. Dignitaries from Islamic countries never fail to visit this place.
A representative of the Sultan of Turkey (Sheik-Al Islam) visited this place in later part of 1914.
In 1938, before the outbreak of World War II, the commander of the US Pacific Fleet visited Barangay Taluksangay, where the infamous Mosque is considered as one of Zamboanga’s tourist spots.
At the height of the MNLF (Moro National Liberation Front)- military conflict in 1973, at least 12 dignitaries, members of the Quadripartite Committee, Generals Fidel V. Ramos and Romeo Espino, visited Taluksangay village. Even at the height of trouble during the 70’s, tourists continued to arrived in this historical village.
The majority of the inhabitants of Taluksangaya are Muslims. They are religious and peace-loving. They are the descendants of the Sama Banguingui who were branded by history as pirates of Southeast Asia, but never conquered.
The founder of Taluksangay village was Hadji Abdullah Nuño Ma-as, son of Panglima Taupan, a Banguingui chieftain who was among those captured by the Spaniards.
He was educated by the Spaniards and finished his education at Collegio de San Juan de Letran where Ma-as earned his degree in “Bachelher en Artes”.
He was brought up by a Portuguese chaplain named Capt. Asealdis de Nuño. After his studies, Ma-as was allowed to return home in Zamboanga City to look for his people and relatives.
Ma-as spent some time in Basilan Province and later relocated his people and relatives in a small islet, surrounded by mangroves, separated from the main land by a creek, located 19 kms east of Zamboanga City.
He named this islet “Taluksangay” in memory of the sandy Banguingui island and the 450 women and children captured by the Spaniards. "Taluk" in Samal means violet, a favorite color of the Banguingui women while “sangay” is a sandy place where birds called “Tabon” rest and lay their eggs.
Hadji Abdullah Nuño Ma-as constructed a mosque in Taluksangay which became the first mosque in Zamboanga Peninsula and the first Islamic center recognized by foreign countries such as Turkey, Saudi Arabia, India, Malaysia, Indonesia and Borneo.
Before the conversion of the Moro Province (1903-1914) into Department of Mindanao and Sulu, Gen. John Fingley, the last governor of the Moro Province, accepted the request of Hadji Abdullah Nuño Ma-as to hand carry the latter’s letter to the Sultan of Istanbul, Turkey on his way to the US.
In accepting receipt of Ma-as’ letter, the Sultan of Istanbul sent an emissary known in the Muslim world as “Sheik-Al-Islam”, a scholar, with gifts for the Mosque of Taluksangay consisting of 6 kerosene chandeliers and six large frames with Arabic inscriptions, quoting verses from the Holy Koran written in golden letterings.
The gifts were hanged inside the mosque and thousands of Muslims from Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga del Norte, Basilan and Sulu Provinces, including Cotabato and Lanao gathered in Taluksangay- met and held dialogue with Sheik-Al-Islam.
These events have caused misunderstanding between Muslim leaders of Mindanao and Christian leaders of Luzon. It became a political issue because at that time there was a cold war between America and Germany.
The Sultan of Istanbul was an ally of Germany and Sheik-Al-Islam was suspected of organizing a Moro battalion to assist Turkey in case of a shooting war. He was ordered by the government to return to Istanbul and Gov. Gen. Fingley was relieved of his duties as governor of the Moro Province.
Despite his frustrations, Hadji Abdullah Nuño Ma-as continued communicating with heads of Muslim countries and finally missionaries from the Middle East, India, Malaysia, Indonesia and Borneo flocked to Taluksangay.
- article from Zamboanga City Archives
The Banguingui Tribe
The inhabitants of this community are descendants of the Baguingui tribe whose ancestors were the people living in that famous island in Sulu Archipelago.
Their main source of livelihood in those days depends on marine products which they regularly “bartered” with the neighboring countries. When this country was under Spain and Spanish authorities tried to Christianized the people and later declared an economic monopoly which included the sea products.
The people who were devout Muslims and whose livelihood depends on trade and marine products defied Spanish rule, they fought the Spaniards and Filipino collaborators who prevented them from gathering marine products and trading them with nearby countries.
The Muslim were then branded as sea pirates at one time in 1848. When majority of the male inhabitants of Banguingui were out trading, the Spanish Governor General sent an expeditionary force and captured some 450 Banguingui women and children whom the Spaniards brought to Cagayan Valley in Luzon where they were forced to work at a tobacco plantation owned by the Spanish corporation-Tabacalera.
- article from Zamboanga City Archives
Studies on Islamic guidelines, precepts and jurisprudence were taught in the Taluksangay Mosque by foreign scholars. They were later reduced into writing and formed into books and pamphlets, distributed to Muslim leaders under the guidance of Sheik Muhammad Bahsuan of Hadramaut, Sheik Ahmad Mustafa, Sr. of Mecca and Sheik Abdulgani of Banjermas in Borneo.
From thereon, Muslim scholars from the different parts of the world visited Taluksangay even up to this day. Islam flourished rapidly in all sitios, barrios in Zamboanga Peninsula, Basilan and Sulu Archipelago.
- article from Zamboanga City Archives
People of Taluksangay, Zamboanga City
- (2007 Census)
- Total Population: 7, 116
- Number of Household: 1,266
Local Government Unit LGU of Taluksangay, Zamboanga City
- Taluksangaya Elected Officers for the term of 2010 - 2013
- Taluksangay, Barangay Chairman, Abdurahman B. Nuño
- Taluksangay, Kagawad 1, Fatheya N. Johan
- Taluksangay, Kagawad 2, Abdulmajid A. Jailani
- Taluksangay, Kagawad 3, Ahmad M. Jailani
- Taluksangay, Kagawad 4, Jabail U. Buhaini
- Taluksangay, Kagawad 5, Muluk T. Abdurahim
- Taluksangay, Kagawad 6, Adnan K. Abdurahim
- Taluksangay, Kagawad 7, Isnaji T. Jallih
- Taluksangay, SK Chairman, Sar-Ana M. Arabbasa
- Taluksangaya Elected Officers for the term of 2007 - 2010
- Punong Barangay: Lilibeth M. Nuño
- Barangay Kagawad:
- Secretary: Saleh U. Buhaini
- Treasurer: Mubin M. Abdurahim
- SK Chairman: Mahmmad Zen N. Johan
- SK Kagawad:
Businesses in Taluksangay, Zamboanga City
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Religions in Taluksangay, Zamboanga City
In the past only Muslims lived in this small village of Taluksangay. In this new millenium, christians and muslims live and mingle in this community even though the majority of the population is muslim.
Schools in Taluksangay, Zamboanga City
- Tuan Datu HJ. Abdulla NUÑO MHS-Taluksangay
- Taluksangay National High School
- Reunion site for the alumni of Tuan Datu HJ. Abdulla NUÑO
Economy of Taluksangay, Zamboanga City
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Natural Resources of Taluksangay, Zamboanga City
- 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
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.
Tourists Attractions of Taluksangay, Zamboanga City
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Fiestas and Traditions of Taluksangay, Zamboanga City
It does not celebrate Barangay fiesta as the majority of the inhabitants are Muslims.
Taluksangay, 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
Tour de Zamboanga 2013: From the 11th of July, 2013 to the 14th of July, 2013. A four day 540 kilometer bicycle race for Charity!
- Due to the road constructions going on in the route of the Tour, we are eliminating the road bikes from this race.
- This is a (Non-Roadbike) individual bicycle race. Everybody is welcome in this race. The more the merrier. Racers who skip a stage will not be allowed to continue. Everybody who finishes the race and does not skip a stage is a winner.
The race starts at the port municipality of Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte and rests in the historical city of Zamboanga del Norte, Dapitan City to end the first stage. The following day the race will continue from Dapitan City to Pagadian City to end the second stage. The 3rd stage will be from Pagadian to Ipil. And finally culminate with the final stage from Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay to Zamboanga City.
Prizes for the Winners and Participants of Tour de Zamboanga
- 80 PRIZES in all to be Given Away. OVER ₱ 782,000.00 pesos in Prizes
- Grand Prize: The overall (liloy, dapitan, pagadian, ipil, zamboanga) first 15 finishers will be based on the overall accumulated time it took to finish the 4 stage race. The racer must finish all stages to qualify for the grand prize.
- The racer with the best accumulated time wins the championship. 1st:50K, 2nd:30K, 3rd:20K, 4th:15K, 5th:10K, 6th:9.5K, 7th:9K, 8th:8.5K, 9th:8K, 10th:7.5K, 11th:7K, 12th:6.5, 13th:6K, 14th:5.5K, 15th:5K
- Every stage has a winner. Prizes will be presented to the first 3 racers to win each stage. 1st:20K, 2nd:15K, 3rd:10K, 4th:6.5K, 5th:6K, 6th:5.5K, 7th:5K, 8th:4.5K, 9th:4K, 10th:3.5K, 11th:3K, 12th:2.5K, 13th:2K, 14th:1.5K, 15th:1K
- The winner of each stage keeps the prize money even if he/she can't continue with the race because of injury or other reasons. But because the racer skipped a stage he/she will not be allowed to continue with the race.
- Besides the Open Category, There are three (3) other competitive categories: (Women; Under 16 years old; 50 years old and over. Prizes for these categories are as follows: 25K 1st, 20K 2nd, 15K 3rd, 10K 4th, 5K 5th. Each Category gets a prize. Prizes given only to finishers of all 4 stages for these 3 categories.
- Finishers of all the 4 stages get a certificate of completion and a refund of their 1,000.00 peso registration fee. If a racer skips a stage he or she is will not be allowed to continue the race. Every finisher of the Tour de Zamboanga is a WINNER!
First Bicycle Race to cover the entire Zamboanga Peninsula
- Due to the election complications in the Zamboanga peninsula, the tour has been postponed to July 11 - July 14 of 2013.
Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay, and Zamboanga City.
- First Stage - July 11, 2013 (Thursday): Liloy to Dapitan City
- 143 Kilometers: This stage of the race does not have many hilly terrains. It will be mostly flat. The roads are cemented.
- Second Stage - July 12, 2013(Friday): Dapitan City to Pagadian City
- 128 Kilometers: The second stage will be more challenging as there will be more hills to climb. About 40% of the terrain will be hilly. It will be on the Osmena Hwy which is almost completely cemented. There are only a few kilometers that are still under construction.
- Third Stage - July 13, 2013 (Saturday): Pagadian City to Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay
- 139 Kilometers: The race from pagadian to Ipil will prove to be a grueling race specially the first 35 kilometers. The first 35 kilometers is about 80% uphill battle.
- Fourth Stage - July 14, 2013 (Sunday): Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay to Divisoria, Zamboanga City
- 130 Kilometers: There are three challenging parts to this section of the race. First challenge is the uphill climb from the border of zamboanga sibugay to the border of zamboanga city (barangay of licomo). After that is the twisty uphill in the barangay of Tigbalabag and finally the quiniput tuktukalaw climb. Then it will be a downhill race to the finish at the barangay of Divisoria.
All Philippine Cyclers are invited to participate in the open bicycle race. It is for a great charitable cause: Project BOSS - Brotherhood Operation Sweet Smile
- Total Distance to be traveled: 540 kilometers or 338 miles - Visit our WebPage
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