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Rio Hondo Zamboanga City Philippines

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  • If the google map of the right still indicates "ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY", it is incorrect. The city of zamboanga is independent and is not within the province of zamboanga sibugay.
  • Rio Hondo's Distance from City Hall: 0.92 Km.
  • Adjacent Barangays are: Mariki, Sta. Barbara and Zone IV. 5.6 kilometers from City Hall.

Proclamation No. 472, s. 1965 by then president Macapagal officially made Rio Hondo the site for the first Muslim or Moro community in the Philippines.

Most of the residents in Rio Hondo are Moros or Muslims even to this date.

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98 Barangays of Zamboanga City within Region 9 - Mindanao in the Republic of The Philippines
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Federalism in the Philippines is simply a ploy to give the Bangsamoro an Islamic State. Bangsamoro is POISON. Religion must never rule supreme over any region, province, city, municipality or barangay. All religions must be treated equally.
The Philippine government must STOP FINANCING Islam.

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To have an Islamic State in a Non-Islamic federal form of government invites CHAOS and or possibly later secession from the country. India, USA, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina are some of the countries with the federal form of government. Issues with Islam exist but so far not one of them has a Muslim state. Because they know that it will only lead to chaos. Yet the Philippines tempts this Bangsamoro State idea. Learn from the mistake of Russia. They did this, and is now miserably paying the price. Religion and Government must be kept separate. Doesn't the Philippine legislature understand this? Or possibly the legislature of the Philippines was "bought and paid for" by the Muslim advocates and the Political Dynasty advocates?

Soldiers of the Philippines, you are at war with the Islamic Terrorists in Mindanao. These terrorists are MOROS or MUSLIMS.

The government of the Philippines is financing these Moros/Muslims, and here you are being shot at and killed by these Moros who are financed by the Philippine government.
Federalism in the Philippines is pushed and supported by four types of People.
✅ The first one is by the Muslims (Moros) because they want an Islamic state of their own. Federalism guarantees them an Islamic State.
✅ The second is by the greedy (Kanya-Kanya) mentality who are also the proponents of political dynasties.
✅ The third are the ignorant, the blind followers or the minions of the proponents of this type of federalism in the Philippines.
✅ The fourth are those who are paid to say yes. They are just chasing MONEY. They will do anything for MONEY.

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Rio Hondo Barangay Hall

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Rio Hondo Elementary School
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Rio Hondo, Zamboanga City, Philippines

History of Rio Hondo, Zamboanga City

Barangay Rio Hondo is legally created by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 69 dated March 13, 1954, by late President Ramon Magsaysay, Jr.

As related by Pegafitta, the historian and Coulombs, the missionary, Barangay Rio Hondo has long been in existence being occupied by the Spaniards since 1600. In fact, this area was more visible during the construction of Fort Pilar Shrine in 1635 based on the observation of Pegafitta and Coulombs.

This Barangay has been occupied by three classes of Samals:

1. Palaos- the group of Samals who were residing on the sea by means of their boats. They made roof on it, wall covering and served as their residential houses.

2. Bagumbayan- the group of Samals who were residing in the mouth of the rivers, many of them could be seen in Timoza River and Tigtabon where the Islamization began.

3. Cagang-Cagang- These were the group of Samals who resided alongside of the rivers and many of them could be found before in Taluksangay, Recodo and Campo Islam.

Barangay Rio Hondo is being mounted by two rivers. The first can be found at the back of Rio Hondo parking area and the second is separates Barangays Rio Hondo and Mariki, which also serves as natural boundary between the two barangays for almost 30 years now since the political creation of Barangay Mariki in 1976 by late Mayor Joaquin Enriquez, Jr.

Since Rio Hondo is being bounded by the rivers, the name was coined but taking back more than three hundred years ago, the original name of Rio Hondo was Cagang-Cagang.

In October 11, 1965 by virtue of proclamation No. 472 signed by President Diosdado Macapagal, a 5.7 hectare portion of Rio Hondo was carved out and reserved for the Muslim community only.

More Recently: In the late 1970 approximate figure of total population of Barangay Rio Hondo were 4,580 which were about 65% Samal Bangingi. When the war broke out in the province of Sulu way back in 1973-74, there was an exodus of massive immigration from Jolo and other municipalities of Sulu to Zamboanga City, particularly in Rio Hondo. The population drastically rose to about 30% more. At that time the Samal Bangingi gradually vacated the area and scattered in places in Campo Islam, Sta. Catalina, Recodo, Talon-Talon and Mampang for fear to mingle with the Tausugs.

Proclamation No. 472, s. 1965: Muslim Community Site in Zamboanga City

To pacify the Moros(Muslims) and in the hope of attaining peace president Diosdado Macapagal carved out 5.7 hectares and gave it exclusively to the Muslim community. This kind gesture (weakness) paved the way to the Sharia Law, NCMF, and the ARMM.
  • Proclamation No. 472, s. 1965: The Proposed Muslim Community Site in Zamboanga City
  • Published: October 11, 1965








Upon the recommendation of the Secretary of Agriculture and Natural Resources and pursuant to the authority vested in me by law, I, Diosdado Macapagal, President of the Philippines, do hereby exclude from the operation of Proclamation No. 69 dated September 23, 1954, which established the Government Center Reservation, situated in the City of Zamboanga, Island of Mindanao, a certain portion of the land embraced therein and reserve the same for Muslim Community Settlement site purposes under the administration of the Commission on National Integration, subject to private rights, if any there be, and to future survey, which portion of land is more particularly described, to wit:

The Proposed Muslim Community Site

A parcel of land (the proposed Muslim Community Site), situated in the Campo Muslim (Rio Hondo), Zamboanga City. Bounded on the NW., NE. and N., along lines 1-2-3-4-5, by property of Southern Mindanao School of Fisheries; on the E. and SE., along lines 5-6-7, by Rio Hondo; on the SW. and SE., along lines 7-8-9, by property of City Government of Zamboanga (Proclamation No. 69); and on the SW., along line 9-1, by property of the City Government of Zamboanga (Proclamation No. 69). Beginning at a point marked “1″ on plan, being—

thence N. 42 deg. 36 min. E., 135.20 meters to point 2;
thence S. 55 deg. 37 min. E., 133.20 meters to point 3;
thence S. 56 deg. 44 min. E., 158.40 meters to point 4;
thence N. 75 deg. 33 min. E., 94.10 meters to point 5;
thence S. 8 deg. 35 min. E., 145.00 meters to point 6;
thence S. 56 deg. 56 min. W., 96.50 meters to point 7;
thence N. 43 deg. 16 min. W., 160.30 meters to point 8;
thence S. 75 deg. 33 min. W., 50.00 meters to point 9;
thence N. 57 deg. 45 min. W., 245.33 meters to the point of
beginning; containing an approximate area of 57,716 square meters.

NOTE: All data are approximate and subject to change based on future surveys.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.

Done in the City of Manila, this 11th day of October, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and sixty-five.

President of the Philippines

By the President:

Acting Executive Secretary

Source: University of the Philippines, College of Law Library

People of Rio Hondo, Zamboanga City

Rio Hondo is an Urban Barangay with a population of 10,565 per the census of 2010

  • (2007 Census)
    • Total Population: 9,974
    • Number of Household: 1, 200

Elected Government Officials of Rio Hondo, Zamboanga City

The barangay election of May 14, 2018 is over. The COMELEC is supposed to make the election results PUBLICLY available as President Duterte promised. Will they? It is November of 2018 and the results are still not available. Election and Barangay Affairs Department (EBAD): Director Teopisto E. Elnas, Jr. does not reply to our emails. (02-525-9298)

If you are an elected official of this barangay, please email the election result of your barangay to The names of the officials will be listed below. Share PUBLIC INFORMATION.

Elected Officials of Rio Hondo for the term of 2018-2021
  • Punong Barangay Chairman/Captain :
  • Barangay Councilors(Kagawads):
  • SK (Sangguniang Kabataan) Youth Chairman:

Elected Officials of Rio Hondo for the term of 2013 - 2016-18
  • Punong Barangay Chairman/Captain : Mukaram, Rozdy Addalino
  • Barangay Kagawad Saji, Mer-Asis Samdain
  • Barangay Kagawad Ambil, Panang Hadja Buklasan
  • Barangay Kagawad Madjid, Galib Jameri
  • Barangay Kagawad Malik, Jinnol Hadji Ara
  • Barangay Kagawad Tahir, Aloya Julwadi
  • Barangay Kagawad Gumampang, Salbano Hadja Tagayan
  • Barangay Kagawad Asakil, Sitti Alia Sakkam

Elected Officers for the term of 2010 - 2013

Elected Officers for the term of 2007 - 2010

Barangay's power and authority

This is the "Barangay Code of the Philippines".

The barangay has power and authority over its domain. The improvement of the barangay rests on the barangay officials. The barangay chairman, the barangay council and the local businessmen forge the prosperity of the barangay. Not the president of the Philippines, senate, nor congress, not the governor of the province, not the mayor nor council of the municipality or city. Poor barangays stay poor because of weak and/or ignorant(uninformed) barangay leaders.

When roads need to be built or any infrastructure within the barangay is needed, all the barangay officials have to do is make a resolution and demand for it from the city or municipality council. The resolution will force the city/municipal council or responsible government office to hear the legitimate demands. "The squeaky wheel gets the grease."

Practically anything that has to do with the barangay, the barangay officials have a say on it and most likely the authority over it. The majority of the barangay officials are not aware of their duties and power. They depend on the city council or mayor. The elected barangay officials are afraid of the mayor and city/municipality's "Sangguniang Panlungsod". They are in fear of being ousted or removed from office. The truth is, "Sangguniang Panlungsod" does not have the power to remove any elected barangay officials from office. Only the COURT OF LAW can do this (judicial branch of the government). Information is power. Be informed.

The control of traffic is not up to the city council or chief of police. It is controlled by the barangay. If the barangay needs traffic enforcers, the barangay can make a resolution to demand it from the city or municipality council. When the electric coop or the water district do not maintain their lines, the barangay can directly demand for the maintenance from the utility companies. No need to wait for city council.

The citizens also has the power to make demands to the barangay officials. In case the officials get blinded. Simply file an official complaint with the barangay secretary naming the Punong barangay as the respondent representing the barangay.

  • BUDGET: As far as the preparation for the budget expenditures, it starts at the barangay level, then moves on to cities, municipalities, provinces and regions. The barangays need to exercise their authority. They need to put their yearly budget together for their administration and future projects. The majority of the barangays leave this job to the municipality and city. This is so wrong. Then when the budget doesn't come or is lacking, they complain.
  • The budget for the barangays does go to the City or Municipality, but simply for holding and later distribution. The city or municipality DOES NOT approve the budget. It was already approved by congress. The city or municipality simply "distributes" the approved budget.
  • Imperial Manila does not exist anymore. Budgetary planning has been "DECENTRALIZED since 1991.".

Ignorance keeps the pinoys thinking that Manila rules. Be informed, be educated and make your barangay prosper.

Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Rio Hondo, Zamboanga City


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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Rio Hondo, Zamboanga City

The name of your church, mosque, or place of worship can be listed in this community page. Take a picture of the facade of your church or place of worship and it can be posted here. We can even provide you with a free webpage. You can enter the data (story about your place of worship) here yourself, email the information or pictures to ( or via Facebook.

Schools in Rio Hondo, Zamboanga City

Economy of Rio Hondo, Zamboanga City

  • If you have an article that talks about the improvement of the economy of Rio Hondo you can post that article here. If you come across any news item that talks about the economy of Rio Hondo, you may post it here. Of course you have to reference the writer of the article. Any improvement to transportation, power and service usually improves the economy of the community, so go ahead and report that too.

Natural Resources of Rio Hondo, Zamboanga City

This page needs some articles about the natural resources of Rio Hondo. Where does the energy source of this city come from? Are there any mining industries? Rivers and tributaries are part of the natural resouces.

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 and thermal energy conversion. We have too many black outs.

Tourists Attractions of Rio Hondo, Zamboanga City

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Fiestas and Traditions of Rio Hondo, Zamboanga City

Majority of the people in Rio Hondo are Muslims, so the barangay forfeited celebrating fiestas, instead they celebrate Hari Raya.

Rio Hondo, Zamboanga City supports Philippine Cycling

Cycling anim.gif Bike Safety: Be aware of your surrounding. Get a headlight and a small flashing rear red light. Even for daytime riding, a bright white light that has a flashing mode can make you more visible to motorists who might otherwise Right Cross you. Don't ride against traffic. Ride with traffic, in the same direction. Don't stop in the blind spot of a vehicle.'

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>>>

Your Story about Rio Hondo, Zamboanga City

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Families of Rio Hondo, Zamboanga City

List of Families whose names are deeply rooted in Rio Hondo.
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