Tulungatung Zamboanga City Philippines
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Location of Tulungatung, Zamboanga City
- Location: West Coast
- Adjacent Barangays: West- Ayala; East- Cawit and Baluno; North- La Paz; South- Recodo
- Distance from CITY PROPER: 17 Kms.
History of Tulungatung, Zamboanga City
The real history of Tulungatung is gone with time. At present our only bridge to its antiquity is our elders. There were no written records whatsoever on our table that tell us about the past of our place. Our folks claim that they too, opened their eyes the place is made and is called its present name.
The name Tulungatung is a mystery to us. There are many guesses that suggest how our place got its name. However, none of those ideas were considered seriously. There were times in the past, administrations attempted to resolve our blank originality by offering some benefits or rewards to whoever can write a story about our origin, even though it is fictitious. But no one came up with such an attempt. Maybe during that time, the educational level of our constituents is the main factor that we have to consider why there was no such attempt.
Until one man of this present generation, originally from the place, got the nerve to write a story about how the place obtained its name.
The present members of the Barangay Council are showing interest on that short story on how our place took its name. Although all of them are aware that that story is fictitious, but there is no other choice. Some of them are even showing appreciative thoughts that such story already exists. The story although still on its final stage, the council is already considering it through.
The story on how our place got its name is entitled “Mang Atong”. This was written by a former member of the Barangay Council whose term of office was 1997-2002.
The summary of the story follows:
Long before the Spaniards came to our archipelago, some of the neighboring countries had already set foot in our land. The Chinese in particular have great influence.
One of the instrumental characters named Khua was one of the Chinese traders who set in foot in Manila (Maynilad then). He was on his early teens when he met Atong, a native who was mute then and was a beggar. Khua, who cannot speak the native tongue, and Atong, a mute, made a good team. They spent most of the time together.
One day, the uncle of Khua left him behind in Manila to watch the leftover trading goods while he went back to China to get some more for their business. Unfortunately his uncle met a tragedy on his way back that cost his life.
Khua and Atong reset their way of life by going to the countryside where they met a former Chinese trader named Chaw. Chaw is a family man had two sons and a native wife. He also owns a few acres of land which he obtained by trading goods from China to the parents of his wife.
The two stayed with Chaw for about a decade. They learned to till the land, planted several fruit trees and took care of domestic animals. One day, a group of Chinese merchants arrived in Manila. One of them was a wealthy man named Wang. He owns five ships with several crew and his ships were heavily loaded with goods that were not meant for trading. His group was heading for a new place to settle, and their intention was south of the archipelago.
Khua learned about their adventure and decided to go with them. He immediately informed Chaw about this idea and that he and Atong would like go with the group of Wang. Chaw on the other hand realized their ambitions and let the two go with the group of Wang.
On the first few days of their journey, they had smooth sailing ways. Wang told them that they will settle to a land upon their supplies last.
Few more days to go, out there in the sea, they saw thunderstorm ahead of them. Wang gave orders to his men to sail westward to avoid the storm. However, the storm was heading to their direction and they were caught flat footed. The storm destroyed all their ships and killed everyone on it except Khua, Wang and Atong. Wang later passed away because of head injury. Khua and Atong separately managed to hang among the wreckage. They survived and made it to the shore.
Khua was half-dead when found by the natives. He was treated well until he got cured. He went back to the place where he was found on the shore and named it “Dumagsa”, after the native word “dagsa”- meaning landing ground.
Atong on the other hand, just few kilometers away from where Khua was found, made it safely to the shore. He wandered through the bushes to get fruits to eat. He left behind his sling and the clay water jar on the shore-(the water jar, half-full, was the thing that saved his life when he was in the water, since he cannot swim). When Atong went back for it, he passed through a place where the natives were conducting some kind of ritual. He observed them from a distance and noticed some kind of sacrifices that he cannot conceive that gave him the impression that the natives were cannibals. Actually, the ritual is a kind that the natives do and believe to drive away evil spirits. With this impression of cannibalism in mind, Atong was afraid to show himself to the natives. He wandered through the hilly bushes and never showed himself to the inhabitants of the place.
After months of living alone on that place, Atong only ate all types of fresh fruits he could find on the forest. He never ate food that was cooked for fear that he will be noticed by the inhabitants. With these changes in his life, he noticed that he can already make some sounds. His vocal chord must have been working. He practiced and practiced hard to say something about himself to introduce himself to the natives; he knew that sometime in the future, he will be revealed to them.
One day, he saw native kids riding carabao fully loaded with toboggan. As it passed a rocky trail the toboggan got trapped between two large boulders. The kids were helpless since the rocks were too heavy for them to move. Atong thought that this could be the opportunity for him to show himself and help them make an impression that he is friendly. Instead, when he did, the kids ran away with fear as they saw him.
Atong ha0s grown very masculine with curly hair, heavily bearded and very dark. The kids thought him as a monster. They told their folks bad things about him maybe because of his physical appearance that doesn’t say much of a good individual.
When the native warriors went and checked the place, Atong was gone and they saw the boulders were moved for a wider road. They were surprised to see that the stones that were displaced were too heavy that all of them together cannot move even an inch.
Many close encounters of Atong and the natives brought worse images of him even though he left traces of good and help in those encounters.
In due time, Atong was being hunted. The warriors trailed him to the bushes and got him surrounded. When Atong was cornered, he uprooted an arm-size guava tree and threw at them.
Although those acts didn’t hurt anyone, the warriors run away frightened and never came back. One day, an old woman, a respected figure of the tribe called a meeting of the elders. They discussed all the encounters by the villagers to Atong. One by one they cited their individual experiences during their encounter with Atong. It seems none of those incidence brought bad fate to anyone of them. So the old woman decided that instead, they should make friends with the stranger.
The following morning, the elders headed by the old woman went to the place of Atong. They brought with them grains, meat, fruits and clothing, to offer him and make friends.
Atong was surprised upon seeing the crowd. He immediately realized that their coming is a friendly one. He faced towards them and waited for them to come closer. When they came face to face, the old woman made a gesture that those things they brought were for him. Then the woman introduced herself as Toyang Ale. She also made a sign that Atong understood she also expected that he will introduce himself in return.
Atong who never had a conversation nor say words before, aside from those words he was practicing, said to them “tulung atong” as he pressed his right palm against his chest. These words came out of his mouth since these are the words he was practicing to say in preparation for his offering of help to the natives. “Tulung” is a Tagalog word meaning help.
The natives nodded that they heard his name clearly. The crowds gathered around Atong and with sign languages invited him to the village. Atong could not refuse their invitation, went with them to the village.
At the village, the elders offer feast to the stranger. They were talking in sign languages like crazy, that neither Atong nor them understood each other. Atong realized that these people are friendly. From then on, he lived and worked with them. He taught them Chinese farming techniques which he learned from Chaw in Manila. He taught them how to plow the rice fields and plant vegetables during summer. At first, he was the one pulling the plow which he made out of hard wood. He then trained their carabaos to pull the plow.
The news of “tulung atong” spread far and wide. The other tribes came to see him and simulate his farming techniques. To them this stranger was a blessing that his teaching helped them so much that they no longer run out of supply the whole year round.
Khua also heard about “tulung atong”, a stranger on the neighboring village. He went there to see this stranger. At first glance, he didn’t recognize Atong, he had changed a lot. This man was five times bigger than Atong before when they were together, and this man can talk.
Atong didn’t notice Khua’s presence. He was busy working. However when Khua was about to leave, Atong noticed a person with white complexion among the crowd. He went nearer and recognized Khua. He shouted and ran towards him. They were so happy that they met again.
Atong and Khua lived together on that village. They never let the inhabitants down. The humanitarian services of Atong to the people continued until he died. The immediate generation of that village started to call their place Tulung Atong. And in due time, during the transition period from illiterate to literate, the word was written TULUNGATUNG.
article from: Tulungatung LGU
People of Tulungatung, Zamboanga City
- (2007 Census)
- Total Population: 4,373
- Number of Household: 556
Local Government Unit LGU of Tulungatung, Zamboanga City
- Elected Officers for the term of 2010 - 2013
- Tulungatung, Barangay Chairman, Charlito A. Sumbrana
- Tulungatung, Kagawad 1, Ester F. Del Rosario
- Tulungatung, Kagawad 2, Jesus A. Felipe
- Tulungatung, Kagawad 3, Nelson F. Bigcas
- Tulungatung, Kagawad 4, Bienvenido S. Torralba
- Tulungatung, Kagawad 5, Peregrino S. Macrohon Jr.
- Tulungatung, Kagawad 6, Romeo G. De Los Reyes
- Tulungatung, Kagawad 7, Angelita V. Bucoy
- Tulungatung, SK Chairman, Jordan Paul S. Sumbrana
Businesses in Tulungatung, Zamboanga City
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Religions in Tulungatung, Zamboanga City
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Natural Resources of Tulungatung, 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.
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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.
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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 Tulungatung, Zamboanga City
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Fiestas and Traditions of Tulungatung, Zamboanga City
- Fiesta: October 3
- Patron Saint: St. Therese of the Child Jesus.
Tulungatung, 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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