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Zamboanga City is a chartered City and independent of any provinces in the Philippines. Zamboanga City is in the Zamboanga peninsula but is not part of Zamboanga del Sur. 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.

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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. It is independent of any province. Zamboanga City is NOT a part of Zamboanga del Sur. The Department of Interior and Local Government of the Philippines (DILG) as of 2014, incorrectly lists Zamboanga City as part of Zamboanga del Sur. It's not only the DILG incorrectly categorizing Zamboanga City as within Zamboanga del Sur. The following government offices are also ignorant: NSCB, COMELEC, PIA (Philippine Information Agency), even the office of the President of the Philippines! As of December 2014, they are still reporting incorrectly that Zamboanga City is part of the province of Zamboanga del Sur.

The four largest cities (by land area) in the Philippines: Davao City, Puerto Princesa City, Zamboanga City, Ilagan City


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
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Zamboanga City News

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Location of Zamboanga City, Philippines

Zamboanga City is a chartered City (October 12, 1936) and is an independent component of any provinces in the Philippines. Zamboanga City is in the Zamboanga peninsula but is not part of Zamboanga del Sur. 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.

  • 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

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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 Zamboanga City? Z-Wiki is starting this inquiry in order to honor the older generation of the Philippines. Please provide the full name and date of birth of the elder living in 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.

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Government of Zamboanga City, Philippines

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 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

Barangay Elected officials of Zamboanga City

Local Government Offices of Zamboanga City

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

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

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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Zamboanga City, Philippines

The name of your church, mosque, or place of worship can be listed here. 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 here yourself or email the information to

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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:
    • 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

School year 2014-2015 starts June 2, 2014 and ends March 27, 2015, for public elementary and secondary schools. The school year will have 201 school days, of which 180 days are “nonnegotiable” student-teacher contact time.

Department of Education Zamboanga City
Zamboanga City
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. Pastor Bonus Seminary
  7. Pilar College High School
  8. 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

  • 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!


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.


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

We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.

Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. 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.

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 Mindanao Network, Inc.

DXRZ-Radyo Agong
Zameveco Building
Pilar Street

Rey B. Bayoging-Mindanao Area Manager

Joel Toledo Sanson-Zambo OIC



991-0263 (fax)

Tugbungan, Zamboanga City

Gerry Lacastesantos 991-2480
ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp.

San Jose Road

Soryda Edris-Infante 993-1803 (fax)


Phil. Broadcasting Service

DXMR-Radyo ng Bayan

DANILO Macansantos


Radyo Verdadero


Fr. Serge

Featured News of The Philippines

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  • Tuesday, January 13, 2015 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - Foreign direct investments surged by 64 percent in the first 10 months of 2014, driven by rosy prospects for the Philippine economy, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reported yesterday.
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  • Monday, January 12, 2015 7:35 am
MANILA, Philippines–Foreign banks are preparing their entry into the Philippines following the lifting of ownership restrictions last year, which now opens up the financial system to more global players.
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Zamboanga City, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling

Philippine Cycling is about cycling in the Philippnes. Philippine Cycling helps promote bike races, cycling clubs, bicycle tours, and the development of bicycle trails. Activities are coordinated with bike shops and cycling clubs throughout the Philippines to promote the fun of riding bikes. Philippine Cycling will be coordinating events with tour of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Road biking and mountain bikings will be promoted by Philippine Cycling.
Cycling Activity to Participate In
Your cycling activity can be posted here and it will be shown in all the Provincial, City, Municipal and Barangay pages. Your 2015 Cycling Race or Activity can be Posted here.

  • CYCLING Le Tour de Filipinas 2015 set as country celebrates 60 years of top-caliber cycling Feb 1 to Feb 4 2015: LE Tour de Filipinas (LtDF) breaks decades of summer tradition but returns to a familiar and historic culminating stage as it holds its sixth edition in 2015, highlighting 60 years of the Tour in the country. From the traditional schedule that made the Tour the country’s summer sports spectacle on wheels for two generations, the 2015 LtDF kicks off February 1 and ends February 4 again atop the Cordilleras at the Burnham Park in Baguio City. 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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