Tumaga Zamboanga City Philippines
98 Barangays of Zamboanga City, Philippines
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Entrance to the Barangay of Tumaga
|Tumaga, Zamboanga City, Philippines Hanging Bridge - Taken in July 2007. This bridge of Tumaga was originally built in the 1950's. Then it was renovated through a grant by the USAID in 2006. Picture taken while standing on the Cement bridge facing North.|
|Tumaga River running South.|
|Church of Iglesia Ni Cristo located in Tumaga Por Centro|
Catholic Church of Tumaga. Located near the main Tumaga Bridge.
Ateneo de Zamboanga High School Building. Located at Sun Street, Tumaga, Zamboanga City. The Ateneo de Zamboanga high school building was started in 2004. Classes started in July 2006.
Catalina Vda. de Jalon Memorial School
Tumaga Old Barangay Hall
Barangay New Hall of Tumaga
Located on Sun Street
Tumaga Wellness Center
Tumaga, Zamboanga City, Philippines
Location of Tumaga, Zamboanga City
Tumaga is about 4.32 Km. Northwest of city proper. Tumaga is surrounded by the following barangays: Sta. Maria is to the West, Pasonanca is to the North/West, Luyahan is to the North, Lunzuran is to the North/East, Putik is to the East, Guiwan is to the South/East and Tetuan to the South.
History of Tumaga, Zamboanga City
En Zamboangueño Chavacano:
(El mas temprano historia del Tumaga)
Cuando el mana Españoles ta precura controla con el mana piratas Moro na Visayas y entero Mindanao, ellos ya hace na Zamboanga el unica campo del Español Militar.
El año mil ocho cientos y setenta, el gobernador general de España ya decidi establece un fuerza para mira el mana atrocidades del mana moro piratas.
Alli na Fuerta del Pilar, como ta llama el campo del España ya llega un batallon de maga soldao Español y Filipino.
Ta falta el suplimiento de agua na entero Zamboanga, por eso el comadante ya decidi busca lugar donde tene agua.
El mana soldao ya encontra un buen lugar na costao del rio, tiene mana cuatro kilometro de lejos desde el Fortaleza del Pilar. Ya decidi ellos planta y construi de ellos campo na este lugar.
El comandante, Coronel Pedro Real, quien firmi ta anda baña na ese rio, ya encanta con el de suya hermosura natural por eso ya composita ele un poema en Castellano que ta dedica con este rio.
- Tumaga, que claro de tuya hondura
- Por crosar el mas distante
- Como agua cristalante
- Baña cual quien bonita
Desde aquel tiempo el primero palabra del poema amo ya queda el palabra del lugar y del rio.
(The early history/Legend of Tumaga)
Back in the days when the Spaniards were trying to supress Moro piracy in the Visayas and around the coast of Mindanao, Zamboanga was made the only Spanish Military Camp.
In the year 1870, when piracy was at its peak, the Spanish Governor Generall decided to establish a force to check the atrocities of the moros piratas.
In this Spanish garrison called Fort Pilar, reinforcement came with about a batallon of Spanish and Filipino soldiers.
Since the water supply in Zamboanga was not enough, the Spanish commandant decided to find a source of water in the interior part of the place.
about four kilometers away from Fort Pilar, the Spanish soldiers found a site by the river which they decided to be an ideal place for their camp.
The Commander, Colonel Pedro Real, who always came to take a bath in the river, was impressed by her scenic beauty that he composed a poem in castillan dedicated to the river. The poem ran this way:
- Tumaga, how clear is your depth
- By crossing over the distance
- Like crystal water
- it's good to bathe here
Since then the first word of the poem became the name of the place and the river, now called, Tumaga.
Today's time, The barangay of Tumaga is a very fast growing Barangay. The barangay officers are all active and participate in all the barangay community activities. Tumaga initiates its own garbage collection so as not to pile up the garbage on the sides of the streets. Tumaga is one of the cleanest barangays in Zamboanga city.
One of the best designed sub-divisions in Zamboanga City is located in Tumaga. It is the Aurora Village. The roads are over 8 meters wide with sidewalks. Some of the sub-divisions in Zamboanga are so poorly planned that if there is fire, the fire department won't be able to drive in with their fire-trucks because the roads are so narrow.
Tumaga is surrounded by the following barangays: Sta. Maria is to the West, Pasonanca is to the North/West, Luyahan is to the North, Lunzuran is to the North/East, Putik is to the East, Guiwan is to the South/East and Tetuan to the South.
Tumaga is known for it's beautiful river. The tumaga river used to be a source of livelihood, fun, adventure, and romance. The fishermen from presa-mayor to Tumaga Por-Centro used to cast their nets to catch fish and shrimp in abundance. At night they would go out with their hook and line and try to catch eel. The lavanderas would do their work for most of the more affluent people from the city. And of course this is where chis-mis flourished.
Children would swim and play catch in the crystal clear water of the river. Every June 24th, which is John the baptist's holiday, the river would be full of people celebrating. Food, mangoes, corn and all sorts of fruits would be abundant.
This is also a place where the young adults would meet in pretense to help the family fetch water, firewood, or help with the laundry.
People of Tumaga, Zamboanga City
The population of Tumaga is realisticaly at 31,000 as of 2007. This number does not agree with the 2007 census which counts the population of tumaga at 25, 281 with 4,441 households.
The large majority of Tumaga residents are Christian. There are also some Muslims and ethnic Chinese Buddhists.
Local Government Unit LGU of Tumaga, Zamboanga City
Tumaga Barangay Elected Officers for the term of 2010-2013
- Tumaga, Barangay Chairman, Carolina Aba-a Gaganting
- Tumaga, Kagawad 1, Jacqueline Julian Lim
- Tumaga, Kagawad 2, Luis Rey T. Gonzales
- Tumaga, Kagawad 3, Arnel M. Soriano
- Tumaga, Kagawad 4, Jaime D.S. Francisco
- Tumaga, Kagawad 5, Jaime Cesar S. Santos
- Tumaga, Kagawad 6, Yolanda C. Enriquez
- Tumaga, Kagawad 7, Prisco B. Santos
- Tumaga, SK Chairman, Jake Niko A. Fabian
Secretary: Arnel M. Soriano
|SK Chairman: Niña Maurice G. Marcial|
Businesses in Tumaga, Zamboanga City
The barangay of Tumaga has several business.
- Cecile's Pharmacy
- Cecile's Pension House and Catering
- Forrest Lake Memorial
- John-John Catering and Variety Store
- John-John Coca Cola Distribution
- LRGT Hardware Store
- M L Huillier Pawn Shop
- We invite you to list your business located in the barangay of Tumaga.
- If you have a bakery list it here.
- If you have a pharmacy it can be listed here too.
- Hardware stores, Agrivets, salon, spas, restaurants, pension houses, etc. are welcome to be listed.
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Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Tumaga, Zamboanga City, Philippines
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- You can list your House and lot or farm land for sale or lease for free here in Z-Wiki
- OBL La Casa Subdivision - A construction (Land developer) company based in Tumaga
Religions in Tumaga, Zamboanga City
- Our Lady of Manaoag Parish - ( Founded: 1997 )
- First Parish Priest: Fr. Alfredo Alabado
- Second Parish Priest: Fr. Teofilo Pimentel
- Msgr. Dominador Dagondon - Parish Priest
- Fr. Michael Gementiza- New Parish Priest
- Our Lady of Manaoag Parish - ( Founded: 1997 )
Majority of the populace of Tumaga is made up of Christians: Catholics take up the majority of the Christians and there are two places of worship for the Catholics in Tumaga. The first is the church by Tumaga River bridge. The parish priest lives in this church. The second is a chapel in upper Tumaga towards Lunzuran.
- Iglesia ni Cristo also has a strong following in Tumaga. They have a beautiful church in Tumaga Por Centro.
- The Muslims have a Mosques in Tumaga.
- A large Muslim Mosque is located at Aurora Village.
- You can hear the call to prayer for the faithful early in the morning, Noon, and evening.
- A large Muslim Mosque is located at Aurora Village.
Schools in Tumaga, Zamboanga City
Tumaga elementary school belongs to the school district of Sta. Maria. But it has the most enrollment; nearly 3,500 students per year as of 2008. Within the school walls is a modern basketball court which is also used as multi-purpose area.
The barangay office is also located within the school walls. Needless to say the children learn to respect the law at an early age. Rudy Bayot, former barangay captain and former school teacher, is always ready to help the kids and discipline them when necessary. Makes the school principal's job a little easier.
For the students who live over 1 kilometer from the school, there are pedi-cabs readily available. A pedi-cab is a bi-cycle with a side-car. Sometimes there would be as many as 8 students mounted in one of these mode of transportation.
In July 2006 Ateneo de Zamboanga opened its new 5 story high school building located at Sun street towards Lunzuran. The school has a panoramic view of the beautiful city of Zamboanga.
Economy of Tumaga, Zamboanga City
The economy of Tumaga is self sustaining. Majority of the people are employed and business is good.
Natural Resources of Tumaga, Zamboanga City
Tumaga River - This great river originates high up in the mountain region of Batorampon Point, the highest mountain in the City of Zamboanga at 1,335 meters or 4,380 feet.
The river flows southwards towards the downtown area and empties its now polluted waters into the Tictabon Channel, from the river mouth located in the barangay of Tugbungan. The many barangays that border this river, including its namesake Tumaga, use it as a dumping ground for just about anything.
When the floodwaters rise, the mighty river empties to most of the towns causing flooding and extensive damage. Its once storied past is being destroyed by uncontrolled abuse from the very people it was meant to benefit. We hope it's not too late to save it.
- 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 Tumaga, Zamboanga City
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Fiestas and Traditions of Tumaga, Zamboanga City
Tumaga celebrates 2 fiestas: on the 11th of August every year honoring the patron saint, Saint Claire and 1st Saturday of May which we celebrate the Parish fiesta honoring MARY, OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY OF MANAOAG.
Tumaga, 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
Your Story about Tumaga, Zamboanga City
- Brgy. Tumaga gets P2.2-M wellness center
- by Jocelyn P. Alvarez
- March 2, 2012
ZAMBOANGA CITY — Barangay Tumaga recently received a P2.2-million newly constructed wellness center for the use of its constituents.
Mayor Celso Lobregat, who led the inauguration, said the wellness center project is in line with the city government’s effort to accelerate health services.
“The wellness center is also a lying-in clinic and has other features that can adequately provide the needs of the constituents,” Sheila Covarrubias, city information officer said in a press statement. Covarrubias said Tumaga Chairperson Carol Gaganting thanked the city government for the health facility stressing that it will surely help improve health services in her barangay.
Covarrubias said the city government is also set to construct at the Tumaga Elementary School, a two-storey, 24-classroom building, one of the biggest school building projects in the city, this year to help in the education needs of the children in the barangay.
“For 2012, health and wellness centers will be constructed in Barangays Pasonanca, Sangali, Ayala, and Mariki. The operating room at Quiniput Hospital will also be constructed while the health centers of barangay Guiwan, Tetuan, Talon-talon, Putik, Culianan, and Sibulao will undergo major reconstruction, expansion, and improvement,” she added.
The oldest man or woman in Tumaga, Zamboanga City
Do you know who the oldest man or woman is in Tumaga? Z-Wiki 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 Tumaga. We will then post your entry in the Oldest Man or Woman in the Philippines page.
- Juana Ramillano Flores: July 12, 1922 - Living in Tumaga Por Centro one of the oldest woman living in Tumaga
- Teofila Bayot Dulaca was born on November 3rd, 1912 and currently resides in Tumaga Interior, Zamboanga City, Philippines.
Sports News of Tumaga, Zamboanga City
Every community has its sports hero. Who is the sports hero of Tumaga? Are there any basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball courts, baseball fields, softball fields, or any type of sports area or arena in Tumaga? Go ahead and list any upcoming sports events in Tumaga.
Families of Tumaga, Zamboanga City
List of Families whose names are deeply rooted in the barangay of Tumaga.
Aliagan | Araneta | Bascar | Bayot | Borja | Cruz | Estrada | Flores | Fonollera | Francisco | Gutierez | Iglesias Jalon | Locson | Lim | Maletsky | Marcial | Perez | Ramillano | Rojas | Roxas | Saavedra
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