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Labuan, Zamboanga City, Philippines
Labuan is 1,962 hectares wide in land Area.


Location of Labuan, Zamboanga City

  • Labuan is a coastal barangay and is about 36 kilometers from downtown Zamboanga City
  • Location: West Coast

History of Labuan, Zamboanga City

Barangay Labuan is a coastal Barangay 36 kilometers west of the commercial center of Zamboanga City. The place was used to be occupied only by the Subanen tribe, the “lumad” in Western Mindanao. Labuan’s name was taken from the Subanen word which meant “you fall there”.

Aside from the Subanens, indigenous people like the Tausugs, Samals and Chavacano also settled in Labauan. Intermarriage among these indigenous people encouraged them to stay permanently in this Barangay.

The Legend of Labuan”:

Long before Labuan got its name, the place was occupied only by the natives who were from the Subanen tribe. This tribe was headed by Timuway- the chieftain of the Suibanens. This chief used to sell their agricultural products in Zamboanga City by means of a “balsa” or raft. The agricultural produce included gabi, calabasa and banana. As they kept their trading activities with the people in the city, they were asked where the vegetables/produce came from. The chieftain answered in his language “ditto sug Labu an in bato rampoon.”

Another legend says that during one of the trading as the Subanens were loading their produce in the raft; some people saw them on the shores and shouted “Labu-an-dyon”, which is Subanen mean “you will fall there”.

Labu means ‘let it fall’. From the on, the place where the produce came from became known to be “Labuan.”

After many years of trading, the Subanens developed friendship with the Chavacanos from the city. Many thins were sold to the Chavacanos by the Subanens by trading only. Until such time, one day, a prominent Chavacano family traded the place of Labuan with a ‘native corn mill made of stone’. The prominent Chavacano family transferred to Labuan. The Subanens moved to another place to settle down once again.

article from the government of Zamboanga City

People of Labuan, Zamboanga City

According to the (2007 Census)

  • The Total Population: 10,418
  • Number of Household: 1,348

Elected Government Officials of Labuan, Zamboanga City

Elected Officers of Labuan for the term of 2013 - 2016
  • Punong Barangay Maravilla, Ronald Ongchua
  • Barangay Kagawad Sapitula, David Palabay
  • Barangay Kagawad Macasu, Jayson Abubakar
  • Barangay Kagawad Saitas, Armando Ejan
  • Barangay Kagawad Antuyan, Munib Joe
  • Barangay Kagawad Sana-Ani, Ermelinda Bantigue
  • Barangay Kagawad Sarail, Jawadi Sahi

Elected Officers of Labuan for the term of 2010 - 2013

Elected Officers of Labuan for the term of 2007 - 2010

Businesses in Labuan, Zamboanga City

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  • Businesses in Labuan
    1. Arevalo's Farmhouse

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

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Religions in Labuan, Zamboanga City

Labuan enjoys a diversity of Religion.

  • There are mosques
  • Catholic churches
    • Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Parish
      • Labuan, Zamboanga City ( Founded: 1988)
      • Fr. Ricardo Borbajo - Parish Priest
  • Protestants

Schools in Labuan, Zamboanga City

Don Ramon Enriquez High School Alumni Association
Batches Graduated on the following years
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The Don_Ramon_Enriquez_High_School. Part of the National High School system

  • Labuan has a public Elementary School and a High School.
  • The Elementary school is headed by Quirico O. Duterte.
  • The High school is headed by Mr. Salihmatal H. Lagbas.
  • Labuan is the center of Education for all the Barangays listed below.
  • Expedito G. Alvarez- Principal
Barangay Head of School Enrollment
Anuling Noemi N. Noble 300
Cadalagan Zosimo H. Ledesma Jr. 227
Camp Susana Rosalio B. Conturno 396
Labuan Quirico O. Duterte 1790
Latap Pilar M. Villanueva 407
Limpapa Teofilo B. Macapili 464
Mtn. View Marcellano P. Agustin Jr. 166
Pamucutan Saac D. Kamsa 275
Patalon Honesto D. Feliciano 737
Pole Diutay Josefina D. Villalobos 193
Pole Grande Romeo A. Santos 138
San Ramon Patria E. Agado 148
Sinubong Job Erico E. Aragon 300
Talisayan Sarah D. Artates 638

Economy of Labuan, Zamboanga City

Fish industry, Agal-Agal, Resorts

Natural Resources of Labuan, Zamboanga City

Protect the environment

It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.

Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!

Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.

The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.

To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.

Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More

We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.

This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.


  • Secretary 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 Labuan, Zamboanga City

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Fiestas and Traditions of Labuan, Zamboanga City

Fiesta is celebrated every 27th of November.


Name: Joseph de Leon

Job: English Teacher (Japan)

Born in Labuan, Zamboanga City in 1972 and left the place in 1985, Mr. Joseph de Leon is an Assistant English Teacher in Japan who never forget the poor children of his hometown in Zamboanga City particularly in Labuan and Lawingan. He started collecting clothes and school items in Japan and send them to the Philippines for free distribution to indigent children .On December 1, 2008, He established The ULILA Foundation ( in Japan which aims to collect used/new clothings and other usable items for the indigent Filipino children in his hometown in Mindanao. He collects usable items from his neighbors and friends after his teaching job and did this daily since December 1,2008 until now , send those items in Zamboanga City and Manila. Last March 2009, he visited the Philippines for one Month and did his outreach mission in Zamboanga City with his former students as volunteers. From Dec. 2008 to January 2010, he was able to collect and send a total of more than 30,000 pieces of assorted school supplies, more than 23,000 pieces of clothings and still on going with his daily collection of relief goods after his daily teaching job in Japan. He also gives free English classes to Japanese Children in his community aside from being the town's only English Teacher. Read more

Your Story about Labuan, Zamboanga City

Submitted_by: Arvin SM. Arevalo
Date: July 1, 2006

Labuan is a place where i can spend a weekend break after after a tiresome days from work in the city. It's a place where i always feel at home even just to feel the cold winds and silence of the night while drinking a gallon of "Tuba",playing guitar, singing folks songs and castellano songs under the full moon light with my brother Tetay and our feeling young Roy and company. we used to sleep in our farm house which i personally built on top of the hills where we can view the country side and the islands spread along sulu sea. at night we can see the colorful lights of the more than 50 small boats fishing 'illegally' on our shores.sometimes passenger boats pass by and we can observe their speed when we gaze them from the top of that hill. Shooting stars also surprisingly appear in the mid air of summer nights's like viewing of a city from the top of the clouds. it's a place where we feel attached to the nature. A night in the forest where we can shout,sing aloud, dance and laugh at our jokes and nobody will get disturbed becoz we are far away from our neighbors and as if we are the only group of pipol who's a free world.

then early in the morning, we go to the shore to wait for those poor fishermen to dock and buy the fresh fishes they caught. there i can smell also the morning sea breeze. then take a bath for a 15 min while doing some exercises and body stretching.then go back to the farm house again and cook the fish that i bought for my breakfast and lunch.then work in the farm for an hour or two, plant some fruit trees and preserve those forest trees that have grown naturally. then in the afternoon, i rush my hour to go back to the city. when i started, my work on monday morning, i feel i am "full-charged for the whole two weeks".it's becoz i compensated myself with getting in touch with our mother nature.

it's a wholesome experience if we only know how to appreciate our attachement to our mother nature no matter what status we have in life. i have already invited some friends who grew up in the city. they had the same experience.

If you wish to visit our place, our family is very much welcome to serve you. just keep in touch. God Bless Zamboanga!

Submitted_by: Arvin SM. Arevalo

Watch for the grand opening " Arevalo's Farmhouse", it's an ideal place for a short weekend break away from the noise of the's an orchard garden filled with forest trees and planted fruit trees of almost all kinds. it's a place where you can spend an overnight with your loveones, friends and relatives. it's a place i called home. A cottage is built on top of the hills where you can appreciate the overview of the country side and few islands spreading the Sulu night you can watch the lights of more than 50 fishing boats fishing illegally on our coastal's like watching a city or a view of a boulevard from the top of the mountain. it's the cold wind and the silence of the night that can renew your strength on the next morning. want to visit the place? e-mail me. ill be your host.

Families of Labuan, Zamboanga City

List of Families whose names are deeply rooted in Labuan.
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Labuan, Zamboanga City supports Philippine Cycling

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