Zambales Province, Philippines
List of Municipalities in the Zambales province within Region III in the Republic of The Philippines
Botolan | Cabangan | Candelaria | Castillejos | Iba (Capital) | Masinloc | Palauig | San Antonio | San Felipe | San Marcelino | San Narciso | Santa Cruz | Subic
Cities in the Province of Zambales: Olongapo City
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Seal of the Province of Zambales
Zambales within the Philippines
Olongapo City Multi-Purpose Building
Capitol Building of the Province of Zambales
Province of Zambales, Philippines
- The province of Zambales is within Region III
- Zambales is a 2nd Class province, has 13 Mun.. 1 City, and 247 Barangays each of which is listed within its municipality with its own webpage.
Location of Zambales, Philippines
Zambales has been gifted with the natural beauty of its surroundings. It has been touched by civilization yet has maintained its rustic glory and beauty. The Zambales coastline is most famous for its sandy beaches and deep blue sea teeming with coral reefs.
The province is historical. Located here is the ancestral house of the most beloved Philippine President, Ramon Magsaysay, situated at Castillejos. Mt. Pinatubo, world-famous for its 1991 catastrophic eruption, can be found in the vicinity.
Zambales is perfectly suited for visitors seeking an authentic view of the Philippines without going too far from the national capital, Manila. It is located at the western part of Luzon, 210 kilometers or approximately a three-hour drive from Manila. (source verbatim from: http://www.tourism.gov.ph/)
History of Zambales, Philippines
- article from the LGU of Zambales - vebatim
The history of Zambales unfolds in 1572 when the famous Spanish conquistador Juan de Salcedo responded to the proposed invitation of the people from the undulating mountain ranges, then still thick with vegetation, which knifed across the vast lap of virgin land. The earliest towns established in 1607, 1611, and 1612 were Masinloc, Iba, and Sta. Cruz, respectively. Masinloc was the first capital of the province. At various points in history, the capital shifted from each of the three towns earlier named. Iba, however, in view of its strategic location, finally became the permanent seat of the provincial government.
Zambales, which covers an area of 361,110 hectares, shares common boundaries with Pangasinan in the North, Tarlac and Pampanga in the East and Bataan in the South. The entire stretch of the province in the West is rimmed by the crystal-clear waters of vast China Sea. The 13 sprawling towns dolting the province from the North to South, most of them along the shoreline are : Sta. Cruz, Candelaria, Masinloc, Palauig, Iba, Botolan, Cabangan, San Felipe, San Narciso, San Antonio, San Marcelino, Castillejos and Subic. Olongapo, until it became a chartered City, was the 14th town. The name Zambales or the Hispanized term for Zambal, is derived from the spoken dialect and the ethnic site of the early Malay inhabitants of the place. It is alleged that the term was given currency on account of the fact that the Spanish conquistadors found these people highly superstitious who worship the spirits of their departed ancestors. Now, the closer equivalent of the word worship is Sambal in the dialect hence the term Zambales. The Zambales believed to have originally come from the Celebes, pushed the aborigines, the kinky-haired, dwarfish Negritoes or Aetas, to the hinterlands and established Villages which were to became the nuclei of such municipalities as Sta. Cruz, Candelaria, Masinloc, Palauig, Iba, Botolan, Cabangan, and San Felipe, most of them in the northern portion of the province. They can be found likewise in Infanta, Baleng-Kageng (now Mabini), Alaminos, Agno, Burgos, Bani, Anda and Bolinao, all within the Province of Pangasinan. These eight towns were originally part of Zambales and it was in view of the physical difficulties in administration that they were ceded to Pangasinan.
While the Northern part of Zambales has long been occupied, the great plains in the South for sometime remained covered by impenetrable forests, thereby allowing the migration of two distinct groups much later. The Tagalogs formed the fishing Villages at the southernmost tip of the province which later became Subic and Olongapo. The Ilocanos, on the other hand, started the settlements that subsequently grew into what are now agricultural towns of Castillejos, San Marcelino, San Antonio, and the agro-fishing towns of San Felipe, Cabangan, and the Southern part of Botolan. These great people from the Ilocos Region in exodus, known for their visions and courage, their industry and tenacity, were to carve out flourishing communities from were nurtured the sons and daughters who enormously contributed to the socio-economic, political and cultural life of the people all over the country, let alone the province of Zambales, since then.
People of Zambales, Philippines
- Registered Voters as of (2010) = 374,788
- Population (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 493,085
- Elected officials of Zambales for the term of 2013-2016
- Provincial Governor of Zambales: Hermogenes Edejer Ebdane Jr. - SULONG ZAMBALES PARTY
- Provincial Vice-Governor of Zambales: Ramon Groesbeck Lacbain II - SULONG ZAMBALES PARTY
- House Representative of Zambales:
- 1st District: Congressman KHONGHUN, JEFFREY - NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION / SULONG ZAMBALES PARTY
- 2nd District: Congresswoman DELOSO-MONTALLA, CHERYL - LIBERAL PARTY
- Elected officials of Zambales for the term of 2010-2013
- Provincial Governor of Zambales: Hermogenes Edejer Ebdane Jr.
- Provincial Vice-Governor of Zambales: Ramon Groesbeck Lacbain II
- House Representative of Zambales:
- 1st District: Congresswoman Maria Milagros E Habana Magsaysay
- 2nd District: Congressman Antonio Magsaysay Diaz
- Provincial Board Members:
- Elected officials of Zambales for the term of 2007-2010
- Governor of Zambales for the term of 2007-2010
- Member(s) of the House of Representatives of Zambales for the term of 2007-2010
Barangay Elected Government Officials of Zambales, Philippines
Businesses in Zambales, Philippines
- How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood
The Philippine Livelihood Program: The Philippine government provides several programs to enhance the livelihood of the Filipino people. The department of Science and Technology through its Technology Research Center (TRC) regurlarly conducts various types of hands-on and personalized training programs.
- DOST - Website
- UPLiFT stands for Urban Program for Livelihood Finance and Training. - Website
- DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website
Take a picture of your Business (from a Sari-Sari Store to a Mega Mall). Upload that picture here in zamboanga.com and that picture can immediately be your business webpage. It is that easy. Here are two examples of how a picture becomes the webpage of the business: Twins Fried Chicken Restaurant and ABC Shopping Center
- Give your business a good description. Add your address and contact number if available.
- Possible Businesses
- Auto, Trucks, Motorcycle and Bicycle dealers
- Banks, Lending Firms, Pawnshops, and Financial Institutions
- Clinics, Veterinary Clinics and Hospitals
- Pharmacies, Drug Stores, Agri-Vets
- Convenient Stores, Hardware and Supplies, General Stores, Sari-Sari Stores, Internet-Cafes
- Department Stores and Appliance Stores
- Supermarket, wet market, Fish Markets
- Hotels, Motels, Pension Houses, Boarding houses and Resorts
- Repair Shops: Shoe repair, Cellphone, Bikes (bicycles), motorcycles etc...
- Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops, and Bakeries (Bakeshops)
- Salons, Spas, Beauty Shops and Barber Shops
- Gas Stations, Water Stations, Propane Stations
- If you have real estate property, whether its commercial, residential, farm land, or just an empty lot in Zambales, you can list that property for free.
- Click to VIEW, ADD, or EDIT Realty Listings.
- You can list your House and lot or farm land for sale or lease for free here in Z-Wiki
- If you are a real estate developer, you can list your subdivision, condominiums, high rises, apartment complexes, shopping strips or malls, open market developments here in Z-wiki for Free.
Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Zambales, Philippines
The name of your church, mosque, or place of worship can be listed here. We can even provide you with a free webpage for you. We can help you.
- List the Mosques or Masjid in Zambales here.
- List the Catholic churches and chapels in Zambales here.
- List the Methodist churches in Zambales here.
- List the Iglesia Ni Cristo churches in Zambales here.
- List the Seventh-day Adventist churches in Zambales here.
- List the Church of Jesus Christ Latter day Saints (Mormons) churches in Zambales here.
- List the Presbyterian churches in Zambales here.
- List the Baptist churches in Zambales here.
The oldest man or woman in Zambales, Philippines
Do you know who the oldest man or woman is in Zambales? 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 Zambales. We will then post your entry in the Oldest Man or Woman in the Philippines page.
Schools in Zambales, Philippines
School year 2014-2015 starts June 2, 2014 and ends March 27, 2015, for public elementary and secondary schools. The school year will have 201 school days, of which 180 days are “nonnegotiable” student-teacher contact time.
The name of your school in Zambales can be listed here. You can list it like this:
- Name of School. Private or Public. It can be an elementary school, high school, college.
- Address of your school
- Telephone Number
- Principal of the school
You can also create a webpage for your school. We can help you.
Economy of Zambales, Philippines
- Zambales is basically an agricultural province. The chief products are rice, corn, vegetables, and rootcrops. Major industries include farming, fishing, and mining.
The Olongapo area, once the site of the biggest U.S. naval base in Asia, is fast developing into an industrial and tourism zone under the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority.
If you have a job available and that job is within the Province of Zambales, Philippines, you may post it here.
Remember to be as descriptive as possible and to post your Company name, Contact person, physical address, email address and Phone number..
Post expiration of Job Application. Go ahead and Click to Insert your job offer in the "Jobs in Zambales Philippines" page.
Natural Resources of Zambales, Philippines
- 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 Zambales, Philippines
- Help us add some of the tourist attractions of Zambales in Z-wiki. This will help boost the local economy of Zambales. Anything that is unique or anything that stands out in your community may be a tourist attraction.
- Ramon Magsaysay Ancestral House - Castillejos, Zambales
- Magsaysay Ancestral House, located at Castillejos, Zambales is the ancestral of the seventh Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay. It is open for public viewing. With traces of the past, the Magsaysay residence is was the former leader of the Philippines grew up. This structure houses some of the personal belongings of the late president, from his furniture, appliances, clothing, medallions, and books, to his 1945 Cadillac limousine, and a Willy’s Jeep said to be in good running condition. Read More
Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Zambales, Philippines
Every city or municipality has some sort of a festival or tradition that is celebrated every year. In the Philippines almost all barangays that are predominantly populated by Christians celebrate fiesta. Tell us about the festivals, fiestas and traditions of Zambales.
- PSEi firms up over 7,000 as regional markets rebound
- Monday, October 20, 2014 6:11 pm
- MANILA, Philippines — The local stock barometer strengthened its hold above the 7,000 mark on Monday, tracking a regional rebound following last week’s sell-down triggered by global growth jitters.
- The Philippine Stock Exchange index recouped 54.31 points or 0.78 percent to close at 7,057.53 ........................ Full Story»
- Barclays keeps Phl growth forecast at 6.5%
- Sunday, October 19, 2014 12:00 am
- MANILA, Philippines - The strong inflows of remittances in August should continue supporting domestic consumption, but UK-based investment bank Barclays said it still sees this year’s economic growth decelerating to 6.5 percent from 2013 levels.
- “Stable and sustained growth in remittances should continue to support domestic consumption. We maintain our 2014 GDP (gross domestic product) growth forecast at 6.5 percent,” the bank said in a research note ........................ Full Story»
- Triathletes get boost
- Monday, October 20, 2014 12:01 am
- VETERAN internationalist Joyette Jopson and celebrity first-timer Victor Basa turned in respectable finishes in their respective triathlon events recently, both drawing boost from Rudy Project gears that have become sought-after partners for triathletes here and abroad.
- Jopson bucked the odds against a crack international field as she conquered the 180km bike event of the IronMan Langkawi, Malaysia and emerged the top Filipina finisher in the stage .............................. Full Story»
Zambales Zip Codes
- Source: Philippine Postal Corporation
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Zambales, Philippines 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 posted in all the Provincial, City, Municipal and Barangay pages
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