Kalawit, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines

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Barangays of Kalawit, in the Zamboanga del Norte Province, Philippines
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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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Zamboanga del Norte Province, Philippines

  • Kalawit has a total of 14 barangays
  • Registered Voters of Kalawit as of (2010) = 12,553
  • Kalawit is in the 3rd Voting District of Zamboanga del Norte
  • Population of Kalawit (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 21,758
  • Land Area of Kalawit (as of 2007, in hectares) = 21,789
  • Kalawit is a 4th class Municipality and Partially Urban.
  • Kalawit is in the Zamboanga del Norte province and within Region_IX in the Zamboanga Peninsula.


Geography of Kalawit, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines

Kalawit Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 21,789

Location of Kalawit, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines

History of Kalawit, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines

The name of Kalawit came from the bird Kalaw (Hornbill) which are said to inhabit the virgin forest of the area and Awit (song) which the bird is noted of its unique sound.

Kalawit was formerly a part of Labason, Zamboanga del Norte. By virtue of R.A. No. 6851 the majority of the registered voters created the Municipality upon the approval through plebiscite last May 26, 1990.

The first appointed and elected Mayor of the Local Government Unit (LGU) is Hon. Adolfo M. Carloto.

People of Kalawit, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines

  • Kalawit Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 Census) = 21,758
  • Kalawit Registered Voters (2009 COMELEC) = 12,553

Eighty Percent (80%) of the labor is self-employed farmers and the remaining number is distributed to government workers and plantation rubber tappers. The dominant Ethnic Group is the Subanen, and followed by the Muslim Kalibugan. The leading Dialect is cebuano (bisaya) followed by subanen, hiligaynon, Ilocano, and others. The religion in the locality is dominantly Christian and negligibly Muslim.

Elected Government Officials of Kalawit, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines

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 officials of Kalawit for the term of 2013-2016

Elected officials of Kalawit for the term of 2010-2013

Barangay Elected Officials of Kalawit, Zamboanga del Norte


  • Fil-Am seeks to swim for Phl
  • Monday, September 1, 2014 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - A 17-year-old Fil-Am swimmer, whose best long course time of 31.39 seconds in the 50-meter backstroke is .03 faster than the Philippine record, hopes to compete for the country in the near future and her father is now inquiring about the steps to take in acquiring dual citizenship.
Elizabeth Davis Jordana began swimming competitively in US regional meets since she was nine and is in the senior elite class of the Dad’s Club Team in Texas. Her father Martin, 51, was born in Manila and is a Filipino-Spanish mestizo with roots in Bicol. Her mother Sarah is American ............................. Full Story»

  • Recovery of imports seen in Q3
  • Monday, September 1, 2014 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - Merchandise imports would likely recover in the third quarter following a contraction in June and May, the research arm of Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. said.
“Coming from a second quarter decline, expect figures to improve in the third quarter given the country’s import season,” Mabellene Reynaldo, research analyst at the bank, said in a report ........................ Full Story»

  • WB lends $508 M to Phl for rural infra
  • Sunday, August 31, 2014 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - The World Bank is extending a $508.25-million loan and grant package to the Philippines for rural infrastructure aimed at improving the productivity of small farmers and fisherfolk, raising rural incomes and reducing poverty in the country.
The six-year Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) also aims to facilitate easier access of farmers’ produce to the markets. The Department of Agriculture (DA) will implement the project ........................ Full Story»

Businesses in Kalawit, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines

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Businesses in Kalawit
  • Auto, Motorcycle and Bicycle dealers
  • Banks, Lending Firms, and Financial Institutions in Kalawit
  • Clinics and Hospitals
  • Pharmacies or Drug Stores
  • Convenient Stores, Hardware and Supplies, General Stores
  • Department Stores and Appliance Stores
  • Supermarket, wet market
  • Hotels, Motels, Pension Houses. Boarding houses, and Resorts
  • Repair Shops
  • Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops in Kalawit
  • Salons, Beauty Shops and Barber Shops

How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood

The Philippine Livelihood Program: The Philippine government provides several programs to enhance the livelihood of the Filipino people. The department of Science and Technology through its Technology Research Center (TRC) regurlarly conducts various types of hands-on and personalized training programs.

  • DOST - Website
  • UPLiFT stands for Urban Program for Livelihood Finance and Training. - Website
  • DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website

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

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

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Schools in Kalawit, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines

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  • Name of School. Private or Public. It can be an elementary school, high school, college.
    • Address of your school
    • Telephone Number
    • Principal of the school

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Economy of Kalawit, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines

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Jobs in Kalawit Zamboanga del Norte

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Natural Resources of Kalawit, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines

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 of Kalawit, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines

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

Every city has some sort of a festival or tradition that is celebrated every year. In the Philippines almost all barangays that are predominantly populated by Christians celebrate fiesta. Tell us about the festivals, fiestas and traditions of Kalawit.

Your Story about Kalawit, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines

Tell your story about Kalawit. You can talk about the good things in Kalawit or simply talk about the past. You can talk about the eco-system of Kalawit. What is the local LGU doing about the preservation of your natural resources? The topic can start here and once it gets bigger it can have a page of its own in Z-Wiki. It's all up to you.

The oldest man or woman in Kalawit, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines

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Kalawit, Zamboanga del Norte, 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.
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