Sta. Maria Zamboanga City Philippines
Sta. Maria is a major hub of a barangay. The city government designated a Police district for Sta. Maria that controls other barrios such as Pasonanca, Tumaga, Lunzuran, & San Roque. The police department is located on Gov. Ramos Rd. As far as the school system is concerned, there are ten other Barangays in the school district of Sta. Maria.
Sta. Maria also has it's own fire department and it's now housed in a brand new building which is shared by the Police department.
98 Barangays of Zamboanga City within Region 9 - Mindanao in the Republic of The Philippines
Arena Blanco-D2 ● Ayala-D1 ● Baliwasan-D1 ● Baluno-D1 ● Boalan-D2 ● Bolong-D2 ● Buenavista-D2 ● Bunguiao-D2 ● Busay-D2 ● Cabaluay-D2 ● Cabatangan-D1 ● Cacao-D2 ● Calabasa-D2 ● Calarian-D1 ● Camino Nuevo-D1 ● Campo Islam-D1 ● Canelar-D1 ● Capisan-D1 ● Cawit-D1 ● Culianan-D2 ● Curuan-D2 ● Daap ● Dita-D2 ● Divisoria-D2 ● Dulian Bunguiao-D2 ● Dulian Pasonanca-D1 ● Guisao-D2 ● Guiwan-D2 ● Kasanyangan-D2 ● La Paz-D1 ● Labuan-D1 ● Lamisahan-D2 ● Landang Gua-D2 ● Landang Laum-D2 ● Lanzones-D2 ● Lapakan-D2 ● Latuan Curuan-D2 ● Licomo-D2 ● Limaong ● Limpapa-D1 ● Lubigan-D2 ● Lumayang-D2 ● Lumbangan-D2 ● Lunzuran-D2 ● Maasin-D1 ● Malagutay-D1 ● Mampang-D2 ● Manalipa-D2 ● Mangusu-D2 ● Manicahan-D2 ● Mariki-D1 ● Mercedes-D2 ● Muti-D2 ● Pamucutan-D1 ● Pangapuyan-D2 ● Panubigan-D2 ● Pasilmanta-D2 ● Pasobolong-D2 ● Pasonanca-D1 ● Patalon-D1 ● Putik-D2 ● Quiniput-D2 ● Recodo-D1 ● Rio Hondo-D1 ● Salaan-D2 ● San Jose Cawa-Cawa-D1 ● San Jose Gusu-D1 ● San Ramon-D1 ● San Roque-D1 ● Sangali-D2 ● Sibulao Curuan-D2 ● Sinubong-D1 ● Sinunuc-D1 ● Sta. Barbara-D1 ● Sta. Catalina-D2 ● Sta. Maria-D1 ● Sto. Niño-D1 ● Tagasilay-D2 ● Taguiti-D2 ● Talabaan-D2 ● Talisayan-D1 ● Talon-Talon-D2 ● Taluksangay-D2 ● Tetuan-D2 ● Tictapul-D2 ● Tigbalabag-D2 ● Tigtabon-D2 ● Tolosa-D2 ● Tugbungan-D2 ● Tulungatung-D1 ● Tumaga-D1 ● Tumalutab-D2 ● Tumitus-D2 ● Victoria-D2 ● Vitali-D2 ● Zambowood-D2 ● Zone I-D1 ● Zone II-D1 ● Zone III-D1 ● Zone IV-D1
When in Zamboanga Visit
Sta. Maria Barangay Hall
Sta. Maria Fire Department
Sta. Maria Police Station
Santa Maria Nipa Hut
Sta. Maria Catholic Church at Saavedra St. and Gov. Ramos Ave.
Muslim mosque at Veterans Ave. and Gov. Ramos
Santa Maria Elementary School
Santa Maria Elementary School - 2016
Santa Maria School District Main Office
International Airport of Zamboanga City, Sta. maria Side
- 1 History of Sta. Maria, Zamboanga City
- 2 People of Sta. Maria, Zamboanga City
- 3 Elected Government Officials of Sta. Maria, Zamboanga City
- 4 Businesses in Sta. Maria, Zamboanga City
- 5 Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Santa Maria, Zamboanga City
- 6 Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Sta. Maria, Zamboanga City
- 7 Schools in Sta. Maria, Zamboanga City
- 8 Economy of Sta. Maria, Zamboanga City
- 9 Natural Resources of Sta. Maria, Zamboanga City
- 10 Tourists Attractions of Sta. Maria, Zamboanga City
- 11 Fiestas and Traditions of Sta. Maria, Zamboanga City
- 12 Sta. Maria, Zamboanga City supports Philippine Cycling
- 13 Your Story about Sta. Maria, Zamboanga City
- 14 Families of Sta. Maria, Zamboanga City
- 15 Click on LINK to view all the Sta. Maria Zamboanga City Photo Gallery
- 16 Disclaimer
History of Sta. Maria, Zamboanga City
Sta. Maria was one among the first Spanish settlements. It was founded on February 2, 1857.
In the beginning, the street of Sta. Maria had no name. Even the people living there could not give a name to their place and no one bothered to give one, so as to identify the place.
One day, a quack doctor visited this place and was attracted by a beautiful medicinal plant which abound in the place. It has cute yellow flowers which people called it "Yerba Santa Maria". He knew that the herbs were medicinal and wanted to gather some, but due to limited time, he just inquired from the rig-driver as to the name of the street which they were passing by. The driver could not answer, knowing the place has no name.
Upon his return to gather some herbs/yerba, the quack doctor told the driver and the neighborhood, “why don’t you call this place/street "Sta. Maria", to name after the herbs that grow just along the sides of the street?” They thought and pondered over this and the quack doctor suggested that the place be named "Sta. Maria", and everybody approved.
- article from: Sta. Maria LGU
People of Sta. Maria, Zamboanga City
Total Population as of 2010 is 21,926
Elected Government Officials of Sta. Maria, Zamboanga City
- Elected Santa Maria Barangay Officers of 2018 - 2020
- Punong Barangay Chairman/Captain : Los Eli Basilio Angeles
- Barangay Kagawad/Councilors:
- Girlie Reyes Atilano
- Cielito Alfonso Fabian
- Nieto Garcia Fernandez
- Denise Asuncion
- Rodelyn Aballe
- Elmer Bonifacio Bañez
- Bernardino De La Peña Bayot Jr.
- SK (Sangguniang Kabataan) Youth Chairman: Mark Nugas
- Elected Santa Maria Barangay Officers of 2013 - 2016-2018
- Punong Barangay Chairman/Captain : Tan, Abraham Solis
- Barangay Kagawad Los Eli Basilio Angeles
- Barangay Kagawad Atilano, Girlie Reyes
- Barangay Kagawad Lacandalo, Justo Midel
- Barangay Kagawad Bayot , Bernardino Jr. De La Peña
- Barangay Kagawad Fernandez, Nieto Garcia
- Barangay Kagawad Bañez, Elmer Bonifacio
- Barangay Kagawad Fabian, Cielito Alfonso
- Elected Santa Maria Barangay Officers of 2010 - 2013
- Santa Maria, Barangay Chairman, Justo M. Lacandalo
- Santa Maria, Kagawad 1, Abraham S. Tan
- Santa Maria, Kagawad 2, Corazon G. Herico
- Santa Maria, Kagawad 3, Los Eli B. Angeles
- Santa Maria, Kagawad 4, Romeo G. Fabian
- Santa Maria, Kagawad 5, Reinfrido E. Ruste
- Santa Maria, Kagawad 6, Ricky D. Jimenea
- Santa Maria, Kagawad 7, Antonio G. Fernando
- Santa Maria, SK Chairman, Robert Dodge S. Jimenea
- Elected Santa Maria Barangay Officers of 2007 - 2010
- Punong Barangay: Justo M. Lacandalo
- Barangay Kagawad:
- Secretary: Rogelio Sta. Maria
- Treasurer: Reinfrido E. Ruste
- SK Chairman: - Joe-fel P. De las Peñas
- SK Kagawad:
This is the.
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.
Cleaning the shorelines, drainage systems, streets, rivers, and parks within your barangay is YOUR responsibility. You are accountable for this. It is not the responsibility of the City/Municipality officials. The citizens and officials of the barangay are responsible.
- 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.
- The bureau of internal revenue is in cahoots to subdue the barangays, municipalities and provinces. They call the rightful shares to the taxes collected as "Internal Revenue Allotment Dependency". It is not a dependency. It is the lawful and rightful share of the LGU as specified in "TITLE III, SHARES OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS IN THE PROCEEDS OF NATIONAL TAXES, CHAPTER I, Allotment of Internal Revenue Taxes, Section 284."
- Imperial Manila does not exist anymore. Budgetary planning has been .
- DURING ELECTIONS: Where do City and Municipality politicians go to campaign? They seek the support of the Barangay officials. They plead to the barangay folks for the votes. After the election they forget you. Do not ever forget the power of the barangay.
Ignorance keeps the pinoys thinking that Manila rules. Be informed, be educated and make your barangay prosper.
- Absolutely NO need for FEDERALISM. It is a ploy to give the Bangsamoro an Islamic State where the religion of . Bangsamoro will be a HOMELAND not for all Filipinos but for only the Muslim Filipinos. It violates the constitution's "separation of church and state".
Businesses in Sta. Maria, Zamboanga City
- We invite you to list your business located in the barangay of Sta. Maria.
- 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.
- We do not allow external links. If you have an external site for your business you may not link to it in Z-Wiki but you can point to it. e.g. www.mysantamaria.com - this tells the people of your website but it does not link to it.
- NT Agrivet, Veterans Ave. Ext.
- Restaurants, Bakeries
Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Santa Maria, Zamboanga City
- If you have real estate property, whether its commercial, residential, farm land, or just an empty lot in Santa Maria, you can list that property for FREE HERE in Z-wiki.
- You can list your House and lot or farm land for sale for free here in Z-Wiki
Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Sta. Maria, 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via.
- FILIPINOS WAKE UP! THE TAXES YOU PAID ARE USED BY THE GOVERNMENT TO EXCLUSIVELY FINANCE THE RELIGION OF ISLAM.
Freedom of religion, yes. Equality, yes. But no favoritism.
- Our Lady of the Purification Parish - ( Founded: 1935 )
- Msgr. Peter Garces - Parish Priest
- Fr. Romeo Tocop - Parochial Vicar
- Our Lady of the Purification Parish - ( Founded: 1935 )
The Muslims, Christians and other religious groups co-exist peacefully in Zamboanga City.
Schools in Sta. Maria, Zamboanga City
- Take a picture of your school building(s) and send your pictures via email to (email@example.com) or message me via . I will then post the pictures in this page.
School year 2018-2019 starts Monday, Monday, June 4, 2018 and ends on Friday, April 5, 2019, for public elementary and secondary schools. The School Year shall consist of 208 school days inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training and the three days for the Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTC) conducted within the school year. However, learners are expected to be in school for a total of 200 class days.
- List of schools: >>> click
PUBLIC NOTICE: Why pretend that the National language of the Philippines is Tagalog? It should be English. To be a Teacher, doctor, lawyer, engineer, architect, nurse, computer technician; what books do you learn from? English books of course. All your tests are in English. The constitution of the Philippines is written in English. All the laws and new laws introduced by congress are in English. For that matter, you can't be a teacher in a school system unless you know English. The "Licensure Exam for Teachers" is in ENGLISH! Who are these people forcing Tagalog down our throats? Tagalog is simply one of the many dialects of the Philippines. Keep your dialects but learn and be proficient in ENGLISH.
- Public Elementary School: The enrollment of the school is at 3,500 as of the year 2007. Every year, the population increases. The principal of the school is Cleotilde A. San Luis
- High School: Don Pablo A. Lorenzo High School is located on Gov. Ramos Rd. The principal of the school is Ms. Norma M. Macrohon, and her daughter Catherine also teaches there. Click here for high school reunions.
Economy of Sta. Maria, Zamboanga City
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Natural Resources of Sta. Maria, 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 Roy Cimatu - since May 8, 2017
- 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 and thermal energy conversion. We have too many black outs.
Tourists Attractions of Sta. Maria, Zamboanga City
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- Landmarks are usually photographed a lot by visitors. Send your pictures via email to (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via .
- Post the Sta. Maria landmarks here.
Fiestas and Traditions of Sta. Maria, Zamboanga City
Barangay Fiesta: every 2nd of February
Sta. Maria, 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
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 Sta. Maria, Zamboanga City
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Families of Sta. Maria, Zamboanga City
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