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Location of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines
Zamboanga del Norte is situated in Northern Mindanao. It is bounded on the north and west by the Sulu Sea, on the east by Misamis Occidental, and on the south by Zamboanga del Sur.

The province occupies a total land area of 6,618 square kilometers. It has an average elevation of 243.8 meters, with Mt. Dabiak in Katipunan as the highest peak at 2,600 meters. Other parts, near the coastlines, are plains. The province’s irregular coastline runs 400 kilometers from north to south.


List of (25) Municipalities and (2) Cities in the Zamboanga del Norte Province within Region IX in the Republic of The Philippines
Baliguian || Godod || Gutalac || Jose Dalman || Kalawit || Katipunan || La Libertad || Labason || Leon B. Postigo (Bacungan) || Liloy || Manukan || Mutia || Pinan || Polanco || Pres. Manuel Roxas || Rizal || Salug || Sergio Osmena Sr. || Siayan || Sibuco || Sibutad || Sindangan || Siocon || Sirawai || Tampilisan
Cities in the Province of Zamboanga del Norte: Dapitan City || Dipolog City - Capital

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The governor of Zamboanga del Norte (Roberto Uy) and the 3rd District Congressman (Isagani Sybico Amatong) should look into this problem. Bridges and roads make progress.

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The Province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines

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About Zamboanga del Norte Province, Philippines

Zamboanga del Norte is subdivided into 25 municipalities and 2 cities. These are further subdivided into 691 barangays, and clustered into 3 congressional districts..

Dubbed as the “Twin-City Province,” Zamboanga del Norte has been made famous by the beauty and charm of the Orchid City of Dipolog and the historical, rustic quaintness of the Shrine City of Dapitan.

Decrying Spanish authority over his beloved country, Dr. Jose P. Rizal, Philippine National Hero, lived in exile in faraway Dapitan City, then only a sleepy town in Mindanao. Here, he spent fruitfully his last four years in exile, from 1892 to 1896, to practice medicine, pursue scientific studies, keep with his artistic and literary endeavors, and widen his knowledge of languages. In Dapitan, Dr. Rizal found a school and a hospital, and became a farmer to prove to the people that farming is as good a profession as medicine.

The original estate of Dr. Rizal in Dapitan has been declared a national shrine and is being administered by the National Historical Institute. Hence, the city monicker, “Shrine City of the Philippines.” By the year 2020, Dapitan is poised to become the Dr. Jose Rizal Heritage Center of the Philippines, owing to the wealth of Rizal memorabilia and memorable places associated with the country’s beloved hero.

Zamboanga del Norte today is equally famous for Dakak Beach, the province’s foremost natural attraction. The very popular Dakak Beach is most known for its beautfiully shaped cove and powdery white sand, and as a diving mecca in Mindanao. Pristine blue waters, excellent dive sites with an abundance of coral reefs, and a magnificent sunset horizon characterize this tropical eden. Dakak Park and Beach Resort boasts 15 hectares of wooded land, a natural reservoir for native plants and animals, and a 750-meter private white-sand beach.

The southern part of Zamboanga del Norte is basically deprived from economical development. It does not benefit from the economy of the 6th largest city in the Philippines (Zamboanga City). The barangay of zamboanga city that borders zamboanga del norte is Limpapa. The municipality of zamboanga del norte that borders zamboanga city is Sibuco.

As of 2014 only dirt road connects Zamboanga City to Sibuco and yet the town of Sibuco thrives as 1st Class municipality. Commercial vehicles and standard vehicles can't cross over to Zamboanga City via Limpapa. So instead of traveling only less than 30 kilometers to trade in the bustling barangays of Zamboanga city, Merchants of Sibuco have to travel ove 300 kilometers via highway or travel by sea. Instead of just a hour or two of traveling time, Merchants have to put up with one (1) day of travel just to trade.

The congressman for this 3rd district is Isagani Sybico Amatong (LP).

Geography of Zamboanga del Norte Province, Philippines

Zamboanga del Norte is situated in Northern Mindanao. It is bounded on the north and west by the Sulu Sea, on the east by Misamis Occidental, and on the south by Zamboanga del Sur.

The province occupies a total land area of 6,618 square kilometers. It has an average elevation of 243.8 meters, with Mt. Dabiak in Katipunan as the highest peak at 2,600 meters. Other parts, near the coastlines, are plains. The province’s irregular coastline runs 400 kilometers from north to south.

Location of Zamboanga del Norte Province, Philippines

  • 8.1333° N, 123.0000° E - Zamboanga del Norte, Coordinates

Zamboanga del Norte is situated in Northern Mindanao in the Zamboanga peninsula. It is bounded on the north and west by the Sulu Sea, on the east by Misamis Occidental, and on the south/west by Zamboanga City and the south/east by Zamboanga del Sur and Zamboanga Sibugay. It is part of Region IX in the island of mindanao.

History of Zamboanga del Norte Province, Philippines

When the Spaniards arrived in the Philippines in the 16th century, Zamboanga was already populated by Muslims, along the coast and rivers, by Visayans, in Dapitan, and by the Subanuns in the interior. Dapitan, one of the earliest towns visited by the Spaniards, was believed to have been established by refugees from Bohol fleeing the destruction of their settlement by Moluccans.

Jesuit missionaries started their missions in 1629, in Dapitan but progress was hindered by continuous warfare between the Spaniards and the Moros. For much of the Spanish period, Zamboanga del Norte was administered as part of two provinces. Dapitan was made part of the corregimiento of Misamis, while the western part was part of the corregimiento of Zamboanga. In the 19th century, when Misamis became a province, Dapitan formed one of its partidos or divisions. In 1837, the corregimiento of Zamboanga became a military government. In 1843, the Spaniards gained title to the area between Zamboanga and Dapitan through a cession by the Sultan of Maguindanao.

Beginning in the later half of the 19th century, many Visayans settled in Zamboanga due to population pressure in Cebu and Bohol. Many petty criminals and political dissidents were likewise sent to settle in the sparsely populated Zamboanga coast. Dapitan is most famous as the place of exile of Philippine national hero Dr. Jose Rizal. For more than three years, he lived in the town, before he was executed for allegedly instigating the Philippine Revolution. His house still stands and is now a museum.

In 1914, when the Americans established the Department of Mindanao and Sulu, Zamboanga was made one of its regular provinces. Zamboanga province was divided into two in June 6, 1952 by virtue of Republic Act No. 711; Zamboanga del Sur and Zamboanga del Norte. The town of Dipolog became the capital of the province of Zamboanga del Norte.

People of Zamboanga del Norte Province, Philippines

The main dialect is Cebuano/Visayan. English and Filipino (Tagalog) are also spoken, indicative of a high level of literacy. The original and native Subanen dialect lives on, especially in the highlands.

At present, Zamboanga del Norte is populated largely by Dipolognons and Dapitanons, said to be the descendants of migrants from the province of Bohol, who were attacked in 1563 by Ternate raiders, and forced to resettle elsewhere. Thus the principal dialect of the province is Cebuano, but with a Boholano accent.

Zamboanga del Norte is also the home of the Subanun, or 'people of the upstream' (also Subanen, Suban-on). They are upland and swidden cultivators, who prefer to build their houses on top of ridges near potable water sources near their fields. They prefer to locations near springs rather than streams. Through the years, land problems and degraded environment have forced some of the people to adopt wet rice agriculture. Metal craft and weaving are also practiced. The Subanons have maintained trade with coastal peoples through the centuries. Present day Subanons are non-aggressive, although there are indications that in the past the people were required to provide a "soul companion" for an important deceased relative. ‘Buklog’ is a Subanon set of unique rituals that utilizes a huge dancing platform to which a log is attached that hits a hollowed sounding board on the ground.

Sinulog and Kinabayo are celebrated every July 24-25 in Dapitan City in honor of the city’s patron, Saint James. The Sinulog is a dance procession and Kinabayo is an exotic and colorful pageant re-enacting the Spanish-Moorish wars, particularly the Battle of Covadonga. In that battle the Spanish forces under General Pelagio took their last stand against the Saracens. They were able to reverse the tide of the war with the miraculous apparition of Saint James, the Apostle. The addition of local color and innovations has made this annual festivity a popular attraction to visitors of Dapitan.

The shrine to Dapitan’s most famous sojourner, national hero Jose Rizal, still stands and gives testimony to Rizal’s exile in the town in the late 19th century. His house and part of the innovations he instituted in his small estate still stand and draw hundreds of tourists.

Elected Government Officials of Zamboanga del Norte Province, Philippines

  1. Cabigon, Fernando Jr. Restollas
  2. Zamora, Joven Hamac
  • Second District Member, Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Board Members):
  1. Napigquit, Julius Cabilin
  2. Lee, Ronillo Dua
  3. Decierdo, Crisologo Alima
  4. Soliva, Romulo Puralan
  • Third District Member, Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Board Members):
  1. Carloto, Angel Melicor
  2. Brillantes, Ruth Maraon
  3. Uy, Venus Arancana
  4. Torrino, Luzviminda Estrada


Barangay Elected Officials of Zamboanga del Norte for the term of 2010-2013

Businesses in Zamboanga del Norte Province, Philippines

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Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Zamboanga del Norte Province, Philippines

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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Zamboanga del Norte Province, Philippines

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  • 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.

  • 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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Schools in Zamboanga del Norte Province, 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 del Norte
SHARIF ADZHAR H. SARAHADIL
Superintendent
Dipolog City
zamboangadelnorte@deped.gov.ph
065-2122607/ 2122606
065-2125843

  • Andres Bonifacio College.

College Park, Miputak, DIPOLOG CITY,Zamboanga del Norte
Tel: 065-212-2937 Fax: 065-212-7817

  • Zamboanga del Norte Agricultural College
    Tampilisan, Zamboanga del Norte
  • St. Vincent College
    Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte
  • Rizal Memorial National School
    Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte
  • Katipunan National Agricultural School
    Katipunan, Zamboanga del Norte
  • Dipolog Medical Center College Foundation
    Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte

Dapitan and Dipolog

Sports and Recreation in Zamboanga del Norte Province, Philippines

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Arts and Culture in Zamboanga del Norte Province, Philippines

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Economy of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines

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Jobs in Zamboanga del Norte Philippines

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Natural Resources of Zamboanga del Norte Province, Philippines

About half of the province’s land area is devoted to agriculture. Corn, coconut, and rice are major crops. The province being rich in marine and mineral sources, its fish production has accelerated through the development of fishponds. Commercial fishing has likewise steadily increased through the years, with the yellow fin tuna as the primary species.

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.
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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.

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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 of Zamboanga del Norte Province, Philippines

  • Rizal Shrine
    • Philippine National Hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal spent his last four years in exile in Dapitan. His original estate here has been declared a national shrine and is being administered by the National Historical Institute. Hence, the city monicker, "Shrine City of the Philippines." By the year 2020, Dapitan is poised to become the Dr. Jose Rizal Heritage Center of the Philippines, owing to the wealth of Rizal memorabilia and memorable places associated with the hero.
  • Dapitan City Plaza
    • Occupying an area of more or less one hectare (2.711 acres), the Dapitan City Plaza was developed and beautified by Dr. Jose Rizal, the Philippines' National Hero, with the assistance of Gov. Carcinero. His plan had been to make it comparable to the plazas he had seen in Europe.
  • Relief Map of Mindanao
    • Across St. James Church is found a huge map of Mindanao, resting on a total land area of roughly 900 square meters. It was done by Philippine National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal. He intended it as a motivating device for teaching history and geography to the townsfolk.
  • The Aqueduct
    • It is a reservoir that had also served as a good water system. Bamboo tubes were used to connect the diversion canal to the kitchen and lavatory. The original dam still exists today.
  • Casa Redonda
    • It is an octagonal dwelling that served as the quarters for Dr. Jose Rizal's pupils. Later converted to a clinic, it was here that George Tauter, the foster father of Josephine Bracken, had his eye operation.
  • Casa Cuadrada
    • It is the main house that served as the residence of Dr. Jose Rizal together with members of his family, who came to visit him every so often. It has been faithfully reconstructed using its original light native materials.
  • Casa Redonda Pequeña
    • It is a hexagonal structure that had served as a chicken house during Dr. Jose Rizal's stay in Dapitan.
  • Casitas Hospitales
    • Two of these structures were originally intended as tea houses but Dr. Jose Rizal converted them into clinics to accommodate patients from far-flung municipalities.
  • Mi Retiro Rock
    • A naturally heart-shaped rock, it is so called because it was where Dr. Jose Rizal had scribed the beautiful verses of his poems, "Mi Retiro" and "Himno a Talisay." It is also known as Batong Lumayag as it appears to be afloat during high tide. Presently, it lies within an artificial lagoon.
  • Amphitheater
    • It is an open-air auditorium with a seating capacity of 500, which was constructed beyond the Mi Retiro Rock.
  • Holy Rosary Cathedral
    • It was erected by the Spanish friars sometime in 1895, before Dipolog City became a municipality. Records show that the cathedral altar was designed by Dr. Jose Rizal, who was still serving the tenure of his Dapital exile in those years.
  • Sta. Cruz
    • Migrating Boholanos from the Visayas landed here in May 1905 and then planted a cross to symbolize Christianity.
  • Filipino-Japanese Memorial Park
    • A World War II memorial in Barangay Dicayas now stands over a battleground where Filipino and Japanese soldiers clashed fiercely and many lost their lives. The memorial is accessible in 15 minutes from the city proper via the highway.

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Landmarks: Monuments or Historic buildings in Zamboanga del Norte Province, Philippines

Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Zamboanga del Norte Province, Philippines

In the Philippines a fiesta is usually celebrated in barrios or barangays. It is the official holiday of the LGU, the barangay. Filipinos love fiestas. It is a time for joy and celebration. A fiesta is of Spanish origin and is usually commemorated in association with a christian patron saint. Most barangays whose population have been clustered by Muslims(Moros) and their population is more than that of the Christians, the celebration of the fiesta have been cancelled and replaced with the Hari Raya or Eid al-Fitr.

The cities or municipalities usually have yearly festivals where all the barangays participate. The cities or municipalities hold contests for the best floats in parades.


Sinulog and Kinabayo

It is a two-day celebration, held from July 24 to 25, of the annual patronal feast of St. James. The Sinulog is a dance procession while the Kinabayo is an exotic and colorful pageant re-enacting the Spanish-Moorish Wars, particularly, the Battle of Covadonga. During this battle, the Spanish forces under General Pelagio took their last stand against the Saracens. They were able to reverse the tide of the war with the miraculous apparition of St. James, the Apostle. The addition of local color and innovations make this annual revelry a popular attraction drawing crowds to the city.

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Zamboanga del Norte Province, Philippines News

Php 120K Worth of Shabu Seized in Dipolog; 8 Drug Suspects Cuffed

By Chief PCINSP HELEN L GALVEZ with report from PO3 Radzben S. Jul (RPIO9)

An alleged drug pusher was arrested by operatives of Isabela City Police Station during a buy-bust operation in Purok 4, Sunrise, Isabela City at about 11:15 AM on August 9, 2017. The suspect identified as Joey Cuartocruz Sumalinog, 23, resident of Barangay Cabunbata, Isabela City, yielded marked money, thirteen small sachets of shabu and drug paraphernalia. The arrested subject person is presently detained at said police station for proper disposition.

Combined elements of Dipolog City Police Station and PDEA-Zamboanga del Norte and Provincial Highway Patrol Team-Zamboanga Del Norte conducted a joint drug buy-bust operation at the corner of Herrera and Mabini Streets, Barangay Biasong, Dipolog City at about 8:10 AM on August 9, 2017. This resulted in the arrest of Joseph Atilano Herrera, 61, a level 1 High Value Target residing in said area. Confiscated from him were eleven sachets of suspected shabu and marked money. The estimated total weight of the drugs is 20 grams with an estimated street value of Php 120.000.00. The arrested subject person is presently detained at said police station for proper disposition.


Members of Zamboanga City Police Station 11 conducted a chokepoint operation at Canelar Moret in front of El Paso Drive, Zamboanga City at about 4:30 PM on August 9, 2017. This led to the apprehension of Winston Enriquez Perez, 24, of Barangay Canelar, Zamboanga City. Initially, he was halted for not wearing helmet and for driving without license. As the suspect was about to be accosted, he made a u-turn away from the checkpoint, but was immediately caught by the patrolling cops. Confiscated from him were two sachets of suspected shabu, and drug paraphernalia. The suspect is presently detained at said police station for filing of appropriate charges in court.


Operatives of Zamboanga City Police Station 2 conducted a drug buy-bust operation in Canelar Barter, Camino Nuevo, Zamboanga City at about 4:45 PM on August 9, 2017. This resulted` in the arrest of Jecke Turtuga Berangel a.k.a. “Boy”, 25, resident of said area. The suspect yielded a sachet of shabu, marked money, and drug paraphernalia. Suspect is presently detained at said police station for filing of appropriate charges in court.


Elements of Alicia MPS conducted a random checkpoint operation in Barangay Alegria, Alicia, Zamboanga Sibugay at about 5:00 PM on August 9, 2017. The team accosted PJ Villaver Pamaong, 34, a driver residing in Brgy. Calades, of said municipality. The suspect was walking along the road coming from Brgy. Lapirawan when he was stopped and asked to present an identification card. When the suspect removed his jacket supposedly to get his ID, a sachet of shabu wrapped in a cigarette foil that accidentally fell down in front of him. Elements of Alicia MPS manning the checkpoint arrested the suspect and took him to Alicia MPS for proper disposition.


Two drug suspects were arrested by operatives of Zamboanga City Police Station 6 during a buy-bust operation at the picnic ground in Tugbungan, Zamboanga City at around 11:00 PM on August 9, 2017. The suspects were identified as Jocelyn Bautista Salboro, 47, and Michael Chio Vincent, 27, both local residents. Confiscated from them were nine small sachets of suspected shabu and other drug paraphernalia. The recovered drugs have an estimated street value or Php 3,000.00. The two suspects are presently detained at said police station for filing of appropriate charges in court.


A 37-year old man was arrested in a buy-bust operation at Purok 6, Barangay Recodo, Zamboanga City at about 1:10 AM of August 10, 2017. The suspect idnetified as Julius Salas Quinquito, 37, of Purok 6, Recodo, Zamboanga City yielded four sachets of shabu, marked money, and drug paraphernalia. The arrested suspect is presently detained at said police station for filing of appropriate charges in court.


A 50-year old man was arrested during a drug buy-bust operation in Zone 2, Barangay Tulungatung, Zamboanga City at about 6:00 AM on August 9, 2017. The suspect was identified as Edric Sapayla Juaton a.k.a. “Edrick”, a local resident. Confiscated from him were three sachets of shabu and marked money. The suspect is presently detained at said police station for filing of appropriate charges in court.

Zamboanga del Norte Zip Codes

Source: Philippine Postal Corporation
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7110 Manukan Zamboanga del Norte
7111 Jose Dalman (Ponot) Zamboanga del Norte
7112 Sindangan (Leon B. Postigo) Zamboanga del Norte
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7115 Liloy Zamboanga del Norte
7116 Tampilisan Zamboanga del Norte
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7120 Siocon Zamboanga del Norte
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7123 Baliguian Zamboanga del Norte
7124 Kalawit Zamboanga del Norte

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