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Zamboanga City, Philippines

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A proposed site for the cross of Christ to be erected at the top of Mount columbato.

Zamboanga City will continue to be the champion against the Bangsamoro. The Bangsamoro lied when it said that the moros were the original inhabitants of Mindanao, Sulu, and Palawan. Zamboanga's fort pilar defended against the invasion of the Moros in the 17th century and to this day Zamboanga continues to defend against the attacks of the Bangsamoro. Zamboanga City will continue in its campaign against the Bangsamoro militias (terrorist groups), the MILF and the MNLF.


Zamboanga City is a chartered City (October 12, 1936) and is an independent component of any provinces in the Philippines. Zamboanga City is the 6th most populated city in the Philippines and with a total land mass area of 1,483.38 square kilometers, makes Zamboanga City the 3rd largest city in the Philippines.

Zamboanga City, "urgullo" de Mindanao. Asia's Latin City and the City of Flowers. Zamboanga City, The Pride of Mindanao. Zamboanga City is located at the tip of the Zamboanga Peninsula and is one of the major cities in Mindanao. Zamboanga City is NOT a part of Zamboanga del Sur. The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB), Commission on Election (comelec), PIA (Philippine Information Agency), and the office of the president of The Philippines as of today (09/24/2017), continues to incorrectly lists Zamboanga City as part of Zamboanga del Sur.

The four largest cities in the Philippines: Davao City, Puerto Princesa City, Zamboanga City, Ilagan City
  • Located at the tip of the zamboanga peninsula within region 9 in Mindanao.
  • Total Land Area: 148,338 hectares or 1,483.38 square kilometers or 572.73 square miles, which includes about 25 islands.
  • Topography: Elevation varies, From the coastlines to about 1 kilometer in. It starts at 2 meters to 3 meters as you move in and it gradually increases. The inland mountains are as high as 1000 meters. The main body of zamboanga city (limpapa to licomo) has over 130 kilometers of shoreline.
  • Zip Code of Zamboanga City: 7000
  • Phone Area code: 62

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If you are traveling to Zamboanga City, you can't help but notice the remarkable mountain to the north side of the city. The mountain is called Columbato which translates to "column of stone".

Zamboanga City News : Friday, September 22, 2017 -- Zambo sets citywide clean-up drive : ZAMBOANGA CITY -- The Office of the City Environment and Natural Resources (OCENR) has tapped different stakeholders to ensure effective implementation of the solid waste management program of this city. Among .... Full Story»
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A Barangay Clearance is NEEDED in order to get a Business License.
So why is the barangay name not in most business addresses?
Ask your Barangay Captain/Chairman to create a Resolution to make it mandatory to put the barangay name in all Business addresses.
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.

Interactive Google Satellite Map of Zamboanga City, Philippines
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Panoramic View of the City from the Balcony of City Hall
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Montage of Zamboanga City
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December 2009 Christmas at Zamboanga City Hall
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2009 Fireworks at Plaza Pershing, Zamboanga City
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Zamboanga Peninsula
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Fort Pilar Zamboanga City during Fiesta Pilar Celebration
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Aerial View of Zamboanga City
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Pasonanca Tree House
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Limpapa Beach Front, Zamboanga City
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Capisan, Zamboanga City Sunrise

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Barangays of Zamboanga City

98 Barangays of Zamboanga City within Region 9 - Mindanao in the Republic of The Philippines
Arena BlancoAyalaBaliwasanBalunoBoalanBolongBuenavistaBunguiaoBusayCabaluayCabatanganCacaoCalabasaCalarianCamino NuevoCampo IslamCanelarCapisanCawitCuliananCuruanDaapDitaDivisoriaDulian BunguiaoDulian PasonancaGuisaoGuiwanKasanyanganLa PazLabuanLamisahanLandang GuaLandang LaumLanzonesLapakanLatuan CuruanLicomoLimaongLimpapaLubiganLumayangLumbanganLunzuranMaasinMalagutayMampangManalipaMangusuManicahanMarikiMercedesMutiPamucutanPangapuyanPanubiganPasilmantaPasobolongPasonancaPatalonPutikQuiniputRecodoRio HondoSalaanSan Jose Cawa-CawaSan Jose GusuSan RamonSan RoqueSangaliSibulao CuruanSinubongSinunucSta. BarbaraSta. CatalinaSta. MariaSto. NiñoTagasilayTaguitiTalabaanTalisayanTalon-TalonTaluksangayTetuanTictapulTigbalabagTigtabonTolosaTugbunganTulungatungTumagaTumalutabTumitusVictoriaVitaliZambowoodZone IZone IIZone IIIZone IV

Zamboanga City News

Zambo sets citywide clean-up drive

By Teofilo Garcia, Jr

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- The Office of the City Environment and Natural Resources (OCENR) has tapped different stakeholders to ensure effective implementation of the solid waste management program of this city.

Among the stakeholders the agency has tapped as partners are the barangays councils, public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers and operators.

Public Service Officer IV Rodrigo Pagotaisidro on Thursday said that partnering with barangay officials, PUV drivers and operators would be a big help to this city’s campaign on cleanliness and sanitation.

Reynaldo Gonzales, OCENR chief, said his office has spearheaded on Tuesday the training and orientation for barangay officials concerning the solid waste management program.

He said similar activity was held on Wednesday at City Hall which was attended by the PUV drivers and operators.

He said a massive citywide clean-up drive to be spearheaded by barangay officials will be held on October 1. (TPGJR/PNA)

Location of Zamboanga City, Philippines

  • Located at the tip of the zamboanga peninsula within region 9 in Mindanao.
  • Total Land Area: 1,483.38 square kilometers or 572.73 square miles
  • Elevation: Elevation varies, From the coastlines to about 1 kilometer in. It starts at 2 meters to 3 meters as you move in and it gradually increases. The inland mountains are as high as 1000 meters.
  • Zip Code of Zamboanga City: 7000
  • Phone Area code: 62
    • When you call from outside the Philippines to a land line in Zamboaga City you dial first your Int'l access code, then the Philippines country code (63) , Zamboanga's area code (62), then the local number. From a cell phone: 1st the Intl'l access code, then P.I. Country code (63), the the cell phone number.

History of Zamboanga City, Philippines

The entire Zamboanga peninsula was Zamboanga province. Zamboanga city was the capital of the Zamboanga province. In October 12, 1936 Zamboanga city became a chartered city and was carved out from the province but remained as the capital of the province. In June 6, 1952, via Republic Act No. 711 Zamboanga del Sur and Zamboanga del Norte was carved out from the province and the Zamboanga province no longer existed.

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We're proud to bring to all the Zamboangueños around the world and in our beloved City of Zamboanga, a special gift from a very special woman who helped witness the Presidential Charter creating the City of Zamboanga in 1936 - The former and still beloved Mayor Caling Lobregat, and her city hall crew. Muchas gracias con ustedes todo. Please download this photo freely, and share it with all your fellow Chavacanos, wherever they may be. This memorial photo belongs in all our hearts & homes. This is our story. This is our history. Long live our ancient City of Flowers! (In loving memory...)
  • Founded 13th and 14th Centuries
  • Established June 23, 1635:
    • June 23, 1635 should be symbolically known as “Dia del Chavacano de Zamboanga.” Why you might ask? This was the day that a permanent foothold was laid on Zamboanga by the Spanish government with the construction of the San José Fort, and the subsequent evolution and proliferation of a unique dialect/language based on ancient Creole Spanish that is called Chavacano de Zamboanga.

"Soon, the construction of one of the finest and most important Spanish forts in the East was put into effect. Upon careful choice of locating the fort at the southern-most tip of the peninsula for its military vantage point of the main water routes that converges in what's called today the Basilan Straights, the foundation of the grand fortress of Fuerza de San José was laid by Father Melchor de Vera, a Jesuit priest and engineer of the Spanish army, on June 23, 1635, establishing a permanent Spanish presence here brick-by-brick.2 Zamboanga City, as we know it today, was thus born.[1]"

The principal peoples of the Philippine archipelago were the Negritos, proto-Malays, and Malays. The Negritos are believed to have migrated by land bridges some 30,000 years ago, during the last glacial period. Later migrations were by water and took place over several thousand years in repeated movements before and after the start of the Christian era.2

Not much is known of the early inhabitants of the Mindanao Island peninsula during this time line. Although Western time line puts Philippine history in accordance to their discovery of the islands, this short-sighted view point cannot erase the factual history of the people who discovered and inhabited the islands long before the western world arrived. The barangay method of government of these peoples, in use for over a thousand years, was the biggest dividing line between their nation of small enclaves and the present geographically defined country that is The Philippines. Read More

The Republic of Zamboanga

Republic of Zamboanga (Revolutionary Government of Zamboanga): May 18, 1899 - Nov 16, 1899 (de facto) - This was the timeline when the new republic was independent and free of any foreign influence.

May 18, 1899 - Fort Pilar and its Spanish troops, in Southern Philippines, surrendered to the Revolutionary Government of Zamboanga.

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May 23, 1899 - The Spaniards evacuate the city of Zamboanga for good, after burning down most of the city's buildings in contempt of the Zamboangueños' revolt against them.

President of Zamboanga Republic

May 18, 1899 to November 16, 1899 [barely six (6)months], Vicente S. Alvarez was chosen by his fellow Zamboangueños to be their first president and popular leader of the revolutionary government established immediately after the former Spanish garrison troops evacuated to Manila. The events that followed afterwards were historically described as a mob mentality, filled with divided partisanship that lent to "jealous self-interest, biter rivalry, rapacity, and bloodshed" from assassinations and cattle-shooting for amusement. The president and his fellow Christian Zamboangueños' actions could not be considered heroic by any means, but was paralleled with that of the Moro Pirates with whom the fort of Real Fuerza de Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Zaragosa was erected to defend against.6

The rivalry between the local revolutionary leadership of President Vicente S. Alvarez and opposition leader Isidoro Midel allowed for the easy subjugation of the city by the American forces when Midel sided with the Americans upon their arrival. As a reward for his help, the new American rulers allowed Isidoro Midel to continue as president of the new Zamboanga Republic for about sixteen (16) months, against the will of the people, after former president Vicente S. Alvarez fled to Mercedes, then later to Basilan, when the Americans arrived and took control of the fort del Pilar and its remaining armament. The saying "divide and conquer" was aptly applied to the new Zamboanga Republic.6 Read more...

People of Zamboanga City, Philippines

  • People of Zamboanga City are called:
    • Zamboangueño = male
    • Zamboangueña = female
  • The Official Language of Zamboanga City is Chavacano.
  • The other major languages spoken in Zamboanga are:Filipino, English, Cebuano, Tausug, Subanon, Samal, Tagalog, Spanish, Chinese
  • English is still the language used in all the school system to educate the public. Filipino or Tagalog is the second language used for education.
  • The 2007 Census has the Population of Zamboanga City at: Total 774,407
  • The 2010 Census has the Population of Zamboanga City at: Total 807,129

The oldest man or woman in Zamboanga City

Do you know who the oldest man or woman is in your community of Zamboanga City? Zamboanga.com 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 Zamboanga City. We will then post your entry in the Oldest Man or Woman in the Philippines page.

Chavacano de Zamboanga, The language of Zamboanga City

Chavacano is the unique native dialect of the city, a mixture of Spanish and various other local dialects and international languages, and is one of the oldest spoken language in the country reflecting a rich linguistic history of its people. English is widely spoken around town, and is the main language of education and international commerce. Numerous international languages, like German, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Italian, and Spanish, are spoken here, giving light to its historical importance as an international investment and destination haven for over three-hundred years.

Visit the interactive Chavacano online Dictionary. This is where you can collaborate and help keep the Chavacano dialect alive.

Chavacano to English
Translation Dictionary

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Government of Zamboanga City, Philippines

  • The location of the zamboanga city hall is within the barangay of Zone IV.
    City Hall
    Valderrosa Street
    Zone IV, Zamboanga City, Philippines 7000

The City of Zamboanga is entitled to at least 3 Districts since 2007, yet the controlling POLITICIANS insists on keeping the city at 2 districts only. Answer: If there are three districts there would be more money for the city but less for the representatives because they have to divide it into 3. Example: If the city is getting 10 for 2 districts, each rep gets 5. With 3 districts the city will get more, like 12 but now it has to be divided among 3 so each rep will only get 4. The original 2 reps who used to get 5 do not like it cuz now they are getting less.

Based on the 2007 census, then Congresswoman Maria Isabelle C. Salazar now mayor was "working" towards passing into law for a Third congressional district of Zamboanga City. Three elections later, the city is still at only 2 districts.


The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.

They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.

Elected Government Officials of Zamboanga City

Elected Government Officials of Zamboanga City for the term of 2016-2019
Mayor of Zamboanga City: Maria Isabelle G. Climaco-Salazar
Vice-Mayor of Zamboanga City: Cesar S. Iturralde
Representative District I: Congressman Celso L. Lobregat
Representative District II: Congressman Manuel Jose M. "Mannix" Dalipe
ABC (Association of Barangays Council) President: Perez, Jerry Evangelista, Punong Barangay (Chairman) of Putik
Indigenous People's City Council Representative: Ismael Musa
  • Councillors for District I
  1. Rodolfo Rudy Bayot
  2. Josephine E. Pareja
  3. Cesar L. Jimenez
  4. Charlie M. Mariano
  5. Elbert "Bong" Atilano
  6. Myra Paz V. Abubakar
  7. Rodolfo R. Lim
  8. Jaime "Boday" Cabato
  • Councillors for District II
  1. Juan (Kim) Climaco P. Elago
  2. Rommel S. Agan
  3. Jimmy Villaflores
  4. Jihan Edding
  5. Teodyver Arquiza
  6. Lilibeth Nuño
  7. Miguel C. Alavar III
  8. Benjamin Guingona III

Elected Government Officials of Zamboanga City for the term of 2013-2016
Mayor of Zamboanga City: Maria Isabelle G. Climaco-Salazar
Vice-Mayor of Zamboanga City: Cesar S. Iturralde
Representative District I: Congressman Celso L. Lobregat
Representative District II: Congresswoman Lilia M. Nuño
ABC (Association of Barangays Council) President: Perez, Jerry Evangelista, Punong Barangay (Chairman) of Putik

Elected Government Officials of Zamboanga City for the term of 2010-2013
Mayor: Celso L. Lobregat
Vice-Mayor: Cesar S. Iturralde
Congress Woman District I: Maria Isabelle G. Climaco
Congressman for District II: Fabian, Erico Basilio A
SK Federation President: Joanna Mari D. Mas
  • For the Zamboanga City election results in the past go HERE

Local Government Offices of Zamboanga City


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 ignorant 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 council and congress 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.

Businesses in Zamboanga City, Philippines

Why invest in Zamboanga City?

Opening up a business in Zamboanga City makes sense.

  • Zamboanga is a university city. There are 3 universities (soon to be 4 universities) and 6 colleges. There are 98 barangays in Zamboanga City with a population of over one million people and they all shop downtown for their needs.
  • Zamboanga City is one of the top 10 taxpayer to almighty Malacañang. Zamboanga City is a revenue generator. One of the fastest growing cities with the #1 GDP growth area in the country - an unbelievable 7.2% in 2005! Wow!
  • Zamboanga City is the biggest fresh fish producer and of canned sardines - it is the Sardines Capital of The Philippines! One of the largest coconut oil producer in the Philippines is located here in the city. Zamboanga City has an international airport and one of the biggest sea ports in the Philippines. We have a Free Port Economic Zone.
  • If you are debating about starting or moving your business to Zamboanga City and your are concerned about security; Zamboanga City is one of the most secured cities in the Philippines. Zamboanga City has the Air Force, Army, Marines, the Southern Command of the Philippines or South-Com, and the Police.

Banks in Zamboanga City

  • Most of these Banks have branch offices within the city.

1st Valley BankAllied BankAsia United Bank • Bank China Bank • Banco Filipino • Bank of Commerce • BPI - Bank Of The Philippine Islands • DBP • May Bank • Metro Bank • BDO (Banco de Oro) • Islamic Bank • Philippine National BankSecurity BankPS Bank • RCBC • UCPB • ZC Rural Bank

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Jasmin Tower, corner of Buenavista & M. Jaldon Sts., Zamboanga City
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Proposed Hotel, Downtown Zamboanga
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Golden Bell Department Store
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Jollibee Restaurant by Rizal Monument

Zamboanga City Hotels

Click to view list of hotels in Zamboanga City

Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Zamboanga City, Philippines

  • If you have real estate property, whether its commercial, residential, farm land, or just an empty lot in Zamboanga City, you can list that property for free.
  • Click to VIEW, EDIT. or ADD 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 Zamboanga City, Philippines

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 (admin@zamboanga.com) or via Facebook.


  • FILIPINOS WAKE UP! THE TAXES YOU PAID ARE USED BY THE GOVERNMENT TO EXCLUSIVELY FINANCE THE RELIGION OF ISLAM.

The Philippines continues to violate its constitution by not upholding the Separation of Church and State
Not a single senator or congressman will stand up against the government's financing of the religion of Islam. Even the Catholic church accepts this. The Jesuit priests even stepped forward and endorsed the Bangsamoro. The Philippines became a country of submissive people. Submissive to the religion of Islam.
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  • Even though the Philippines is over 85% Catholic, it FAVORS, "RESPECTS" and FINANCES only the religion of Islam, not Catholicism and not any other religions in the Philippines. For some twisted reasoning, the Philippine government seems to think that to become a Muslim(Moro) is to become an indigenous person. It also erroneously considers Moros or Muslims as a race. It incorrectly considers all the people of Mindanao as Moro people. It does not fully accept the fact that MOROS are MUSLIMS and that MOROS are the followers of the religion of Islam. This is not the fault of Islam. It is the fault of the Filipino leaders and of the Non-Muslim Filipinos. Legislature, more than likely, has been bought and paid for by the Muslim leaders and this is complicated by the attitude of indifference of non-muslim filipinos.
  • Currently the Muslims have a propaganda saying that "All residences of Mindanao are Moros. Even Christians are Moros if they are from Mindanao". Lies, Lies, Lies. Moros are Muslims. Christians are not Moros. Moros are the followers of the religion of Islam.

We have our freedom of religion and of worship. However, the Philippine government must treat all religions equally, one religion must never be placed above others. The government must not financially support any religion whatsoever with a yearly governmental budget. God is superior to government, Government (Country) is superior to religion. Religion must never have sovereignty or autonomy over regions, provinces, cities, municipalities or barangays in the Philippines. Yet, the Philippines continue to financially support only the followers of the religion of Islam. Still ungrateful, only the religion of Islam continues to wage WAR against the Philippines. Only the religion of Islam has militias like the MNLF, MILF, and BIFF.

Everybody knows that Islam does not believe, accept or tolerate the separation of religion from government or the "separation of church and state". The (Article II, Section 6) of the Philippine Constitution declares: "The separation of Church and State shall be inviolable".

The preamble of the constitution calls for EQUALITY and: Article 6, section 29 (2): states "No public money or property shall be appropriated, applied, paid, or employed, directly or indirectly, for the use, benefit, or support of any sect, church, denomination, sectarian institution, or system of religion..,"; then legislature turns around and created three(3) laws "FAVORING", "RESPECTING" and "FINANCING" the religion of Islam. Where is the EQUALITY in this?

  1. Republic Act No. 9054 formerly 6734 (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao) - A self-governed region of, by and for Muslims. Comprising of 5 provinces, 2 cities, 116 municipalities, and 2,490 barangays. Over 95% of the government officials in this region are Muslims and their salaries are paid for from the taxes of over 90% of the Non-Muslims.
  2. Republic Act No.9997, the NCMF (National Commission on Muslim Filipinos) - Mandated to support only Muslims and spread Islam throughout the Philippines with a yearly government budget of over 500 million pesos. Government help in the yearly Hajj to Mecca and the support for Madrasas (religious schools). The government does not finance any other religion. The Philippine government only finances the religion of Islam.
  3. Presidential Decree 1083(Sharia Law): Allowing polygamy to Muslim-Filipinos only but not to any other citizens of the Philippines. It is a crime for Non-Muslims to practice polygamy punishable with a jail sentence of 6 to 12 years. But it is OK(not a crime) for a Muslim man to have more than one wife.
  • To add insult to injury, president Duterte as of July 23, 2017 approved to finance a national TV broadcasting station for Islam. Strictly for the Muslims called Salaam TV.

All Republic Acts that cater to religions must be repealed (revoked). Religions must never have territories or domains within the Philippines. Let us all have equality as stated in the preamble of the constitution. Maintaining such republic acts breeds inequality, jealousy and unrest among the citizens.

  • A great way to start would be to repeal the NCMF and instead uphold the NCIP.
  • All must also know that MOROS are MUSLIMS and vice versa. Not all the people of Mindanao, Sulu, and Palawan are Moros. The term bangsamoro or "nation of muslims" only encompass the moro people or the muslim people. The Catholics, the Christians and members of (non-muslim) religions are not MOROS.
  • There isn't a single religion in the Philippines that has MILITIAS. Islam does. It has the MILF, MNLF, and the BIFF. Only the religion of Islam continues to wage war against the Philippines. No other religion does this. A religion of peace should not have Militias. These are terrorist groups and are allowed to have BASES in the Philippines.
  • One wonders why the Philippine government created these 3 laws favoring Islam. There are a few reasons that come to mind: 1.) The legislators were bought and paid for by the Muslim leaders. 2.) The legislators were intimidated, blackmailed and were just too scared of the Moros. 3.) The legislators were just too dumb and stupid to understand that Moros are in fact Muslims and that being a Muslim does not make an individual an indigenous person.

  • The current Muslim president of the Philippines, Duterte is pushing really hard to give the Muslims(Moros) their own Islamic State via the proposed Federalism form of government.

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Patron Saint of Zamboanga City: Nuestra Señora del Pilar

Zamboanga City has various religious groups:

  1. Catholics: The city contains the first Catholic diocese in Mindanao, today's Archdiocese of Zamboanga which was created in 1910 and elevated to an archbishopric in 1958. The two catholic parishes named below serve the downtown zamboanga city catholic fatithfuls. There are several other cahtholic parishes all throughout Zamboanga City. The official website of the Archdiocese of Zamboanga is: www.zamboangaarchdiocese.com
    • Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception - (Founded: 1816)
      • Archbishop Romulo Valles,DD - Parish Priest
      • Fr. Sulficio Soliva
      • Fr. Adriano Ruiz
      • Fr. Francis Edwin Jacinto
      • Msgr. Joseph Kung
    • St. Joseph (Chinese) Parish - (Founded: 1954)
      • Msgr. David Alonzo - Parish Priest
      • Fr. Joel Malcampo - Parochial Vicar
  2. Muslims - The Muslims have been an integral part of Zamboanga City since the beginning. Before any other religions were practiced in Zamboanga City, The Muslim religion already had a firm hold of the area. It is estimated that approximately 22% of the people in Zamboanga City are Muslims. Some barangays of Zamboanga City are populated by 100% Muslim. These barangays with Muslim majority population, do not celebrate "Fiestas". Instead, they celebrate Hari Raya.
  3. Protestants - With the inception of the American era, Other religions were introduced.
  4. Seventh day Adventists
  5. Church of Latter day Saints
  6. Iglesia ni Cristo

Schools in Zamboanga City, Philippines

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School year 2017-2018 starts Monday, June 5, 2017 and ends Friday, April 6, 2018, for public elementary and secondary schools. The School Year shall consist of 204 school days inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training and the four days for the Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTC) conducted every quarter. However, learners are expected to be in school for a total of 195 class days.

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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.


Department of Education Zamboanga City
TERESITA E. CASCOLAN
Superintendent
Zamboanga City
zamboangacity@deped.gov.ph
062-9931514/ 9912315/ 9922470

Zamboanga City Colleges and Universities:

Private High Schools in Zamboanga City

  1. A.B. Simpson High School
  2. Ateneo de Zamboanga University High School - Tumaga, Zamboanga City
  3. Claret High School
  4. Filipino Turkish Tolerance High School
  5. Immaculate Conception Archdiocesan School
  6. Islamic institute of the philippines
  7. Pastor Bonus Seminary
  8. Pilar College High School
  9. Universidad de Zamboanga High School - Tetuan

Public High Schools in Zamboanga City

  1. Arena Blanco National High School - Head of School: Meriluna B. Pacarat
  2. Ayala National High School - Head of School: Arlita D. Tubongbanua
  3. Baluno National High School - Head of School: Rosita D. Tagamolila
  4. Bolong National High School - Head of School: Hilda B. Frando
  5. Bunguiao National High School - Head of School: Antonio Alanano
  6. Cabaluay National High School - Head of School: Meriluna B. Pacarat
  7. Culianan National High School - Head of School: Lutchi Castelo Rimando
  8. Curuan National High School - Head of School: Maria Pilar N. Gregorio
  9. Divisoria National High School - Head of School: Melody C. Deluta
  10. Don Pablo A. Lorenzo Memorial High School - Head of School: Norma M. Macrohon
  11. Don Ramon Enriquez Memorial National High School (Labuan) - Head of School: Henry A. Ong Chua
  12. Don Ramon Enriquez Memorial National High School (Labuan) - Sinubung Annex - Head of School: Rolando S. Francisco
  13. Licomo National High School
  14. Limaong National High School - Head of School: Willijado F. Delcastillo
  15. Limpapa National High School - Head of School: Zandro G. Sepe
  16. Manicahan National High School - Head of School: Manuel S. Rebollos
  17. Mercedes National High School - Head of School: Ronilo M. Martinez
  18. Regional Science High School - Head of School: Melanie A. Minez
  19. Sangali National High School - Head of School: Larmie C. Abad
  20. Sibulao National High School - Head of School: Josefina A. Fernandez
  21. Sinubong National High School - Head of School
  22. Sinunuc National High School - Head of School: Francisco P. Acosta
  23. Southcom National High School - Head of School: Salihmatal H. Lagbas
  24. Tagasilay National High School - Head of School: Mujin U. Abdurahim
  25. Talisayan National High School - Head of School: Socorro P. Canaya
  26. Tictapul National High School - Head of School: Conrado A. Falcatan
  27. Tolosa National High School - Head of School: Eduardo R. Enriquez
  28. Tuan Datu Hj. Abdulla Nuno Mhs(Taluksangay National High School) - Head of School: Jesus C. Solon
  29. Vitali National High School - Head of School: Ma. Theresa B. Miranda
  30. Zamboanga City High School - Main - Head of School: Eloisa B. Ruste
  31. Zamboanga National High School (West) - Head of School: Felisa I. Munar

Economy of Zamboanga City, Philippines

  • As of 2014 Zamboanga City ranked as top 5 as far as GDP is concerned. Zamboanga City ranked higher than Cebu city. The only city in Mindanao that made it to the top 5.
  • Zamboanga City is one of the top 10 taxpayer to almighty Malacañang. Zamboanga City is a revenue generator. One of the fastest growing cities with the #1 GDP growth area in the country - an unbelievable 7.2% in 2005! Wow!

BIMP-EAGA

The leaders of the Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines-East Asian Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) have agreed to develop the Roll-on, Roll-off (Ro-Ro) facilities between Zamboanga Peninsula and Sandakan, Malaysia, a top government official revealed Tuesday .

Congressman Antonio F. Lagdameo, Jr., (2nd district, Davao del Norte) and chairman for EAGA for Mindanao, said that this was discussed and agreed upon by the leaders of the Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia Philippines (BIMP-EAGA) during a summit in Thailand where four heads of States of the said countries have adopted President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s move to establish Ro-Ro transport system within EAGA. READ ON

Jobs in Zamboanga City

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Natural Resources of Zamboanga City, Philippines

  • Goldmines in the hills of Curuan. Silver and Gold mines in Vitali.

Large Water shed that maintains the reservoir for the drinking water for Zamboanga City. Coastal mangrove forrests.

  • Rubber - September 4, 2009 - The Agriculture department has announced the availability of a P15-million loan facility for rubber farmers and processors in Zamboanga Peninsula. Read On...
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.

Contact:

  • Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
  • +63-2-929-6626
  • osec@denr.gov.ph

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, Landmarks, Parks and Historic Buildings of Zamboanga City, Philippines

  • Fort Pilar - The early 1500s brought along the Spaniards and their Catholic religion into the Philippine Islands, in search of spices and riches. The Spanish's recorded presence in Jambangan can be dated as far back as November 1596, when a small Spanish settlement and garrison was established in the port of La Caldera, the present-day Caldera Bay area barrio called Recodo, located about fifteen miles north-east of present downtown Zamboanga City. Read On
  • Paseo Del Mar - Paseo del Mar is within the barangay of Zone IV and is only about 100 feet from Fort Pilar.
  • Pasonanca Park - Pasonanca is also famous for it's beautiful park. It has 3 public pools. It boasts an Olympic size swimming pool, a natural flowing pool and a children's pool with water slides. There are also lots of picnic areas. Read On
  • Cawa Cawa Blvd. - With constant cleaning this beach can be a great weekend getaway for swimming and picnic.
  • Boy Scout Camp
  • Girl Scout Camp
  • Plaza Pershing: This plaza was named after John Joseph "Blackjack" Pershing, an American general.
  • Kulom Bato(Column of Stone): The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) confirmed the mountain is a volcano. The core of the mountain is that of solid rock. Directly 7 kilometers north of city hall. The station of the cross is located at the base of this mountain.

Fiestas, Festivals and Traditions of Zamboanga City, Philippines

Patron Saint of Zamboanga City: Nuestra Señora del Pilar

  • Holy Week - Easter (March/April)
  • Flores de Mayo (May 1 - 31)
    • The Catholic churches or parishes in honor of the blessed Virgin Mary, celebrate this religious feast. Flowers are offered to the image of the blessed Virgin Mary by the religious catholics of Zamboanga City at their respective parish churches. In some barangays the festivities can be a bit more celebrated by doing parades and usually they have children participating dressed in white. The barangays whose fiestas fall in the month of May are more active in the celebration of the feast of Flores de Mayo.
  • Fiesta Pilar: October 12 and
  • Feast of the Immaculate Conception (December 8)
  • Hari Raya: "Hari Raya" = "Day of Celebration". A time for reconciliation and the renewal of relationships. Hari Raya is the day of celebration after the Muslim month of Ramadan.

Radio Stations in Zamboanga City, Philippines

List of Radio Stations in Zamboanga City
RADIO STATION MANAGER TEL. NUMBER
Radio Mindanao Network, Inc.

DXRZ-Radyo Agong
Zameveco Building
Pilar Street

Rey B. Bayoging-Mindanao Area Manager

Joel Toledo Sanson-Zambo OIC

991-4441

991-3287

991-0263 (fax)
RPN-DXXX

Tugbungan, Zamboanga City

Gerry Lacastesantos 991-2480
ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp.

San Jose Road

Soryda Edris-Infante 993-1803 (fax)

993-1802
991-3413

Phil. Broadcasting Service

DXMR-Radyo ng Bayan

DANILO Macansantos

991-3105

991-1880
Radyo Verdadero

DXVP

Fr. Serge
DXUE MILA CORTEZ –OIC 991-3276

Featured News of The Philippines

  • UN body says PHL well-positioned for rapid infra rollout
  • Saturday, September 23, 2017
THE United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) finds the Philippines to be among the most prepared to implement major infrastructure projects in the region.
The Department of Finance (DoF) said these were the conclusions of a UNESCAP workshop in late August ........... Full Story»

  • PH, Japan to firm up financing for P315.4B in infra projects
  • Friday, September 22, 2017 2:58 pm
The Duterte administration’s economic managers and the Japanese government next week will firm up financing commitments for P315.4 billion in big-ticket infrastructure projects, the Department of Finance said Friday.
In a statement, the DOF said the Philippines-Japan High-Level Committee on Infrastructure and Economic Cooperation will meet in Tokyo on Sept. 25, their third meeting after the meetings held also in Tokyo in March and in Manila in July ........... Full Story»

Zamboanga City, Philippines 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>>>

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