Manicahan Zamboanga City Philippines
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On the East Coast Hwy: The barangay before Manicahan is Cabaluay and the one after Manicahan is Victoria
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Manicahan, Zamboanga City, Philippines
Manicahan is 1801 hectares in land area. Manicahan is a coastal Barangay about 20 kilometers from city hall along the coastal highway. Manicahan has about 1801 hecatares and most of it is agricultural. Manicahan has over 2 kilometers of shoreline and beautiful beach front properties.
The Manicahan river is a strong river and provides irrigation to the rice farmers an this allows the rice farmers in Manicahan to plant rice all year round.
Location of Manicahan, Zamboanga City
Distance from CITY PROPER: 20.10 Km.
Location: East Coast
It is bounded by Barangays Lapakan on the west, Victoria on the north, Cabaluay on the south and the islands of Sacol, Tumalutab and Manalipa on the east. Guarded by verdant mountains to the westside, rich fertile land suitable for farming and a coastal area rich in marine resources.
It is divided in 10 sitios comprising of 20 puroks. The sitios are: Poso, Corote, High Zone, Crossing, Busug, Asinan, Sabanita, Central School Zone, Tabuk and Poblacion.
History of Manicahan, Zamboanga City
Barangay Manicahan was created by virtue of R.A. 1245 in 1955. It is one of the oldest Barangays of Zamboanga City.
Before the declaration of Zamboanga City as a Chartered City, Manicahan was one of the municipalities of Zamboanga del Sur Province.
According to a legend authored by Alberto Francisco, the first Maniquenio to become the Municipal Mayor of Manicahan, the place was nameless until 1846. The coastal area near the river was the dwelling place of the "Badjaos" or boat people who passed by the river to take a bath, wash clothes and fetch water for drinking.
In the year 1846, the natives from the Visayas brought by the Spanish missionaries as slaves, arrived and started to migrate into the hinterlands. The Visayans started to toil the fertile sandy soil in the lowlands. They started planting crops fitted for every season. They built their shanties near their farms while the Badjaos living near the shores did the fishing. The Visayans bartered their farm produce with fish and vice-versa. They harmoniously lived without one causing trouble to the other.
One day, a group of Spaniards headed by Governor Cayetano Figueroa together with his men passed by Manicahan. They saw several settlers working in the fields. The settlers were harvesting peanuts. The Spaniards asked the settlers in Spanish, "que se llama este lugar? (What is the name of this place?)" The natives thinking that the Spaniards were asking what they were harvesting answered in Visayan, "Mani nga makaun" (peanuts for foods)". The terms uttered led the Spaniards to think that the place was named "Mani nga makaun". The terms used was handed down from generation to generation until it became "Manikaun" then refined more to "Manikaan" spelled in Spanish as "Manicahan".
People of Manicahan, Zamboanga City
- (As of May 1, 2000, NSO)
Total Population: 7,702
Number of Household: 1,479
The Barangay is resided by multi-ethnic people with 85% Chavacano, Visayan, Tagalog and Ilocano dialect spoken, while 15% Muslims who are Samals, Yakans and Tausugs. Most of the people live by farming, gardening, fishing and small time business while some are professionals employed in the city and abroad.
With the influx of transients from Sacol Island for the last three decades and they considered Manicahan as their home place, the port area and the Manicahan river bank are now congested with houses.
It has its own source of potable drinking water. The Manicahan Water System caters not only to the basic needs of the Manicahan residents but that of the adjacent barangays of Victoria, Bolong and part of Sangali.
Local Government Unit LGU of Manicahan, Zamboanga City
- Elected Officers of Manicahan for the term of 2010 - 2013
- Manicahan, Barangay Chairman, Crisencio E. Natividad
- Manicahan, Kagawad 1, Abrecito P. Canaria
- Manicahan, Kagawad 2, Loreta R. Sta. Teresa
- Manicahan, Kagawad 3, Nenita F. Clemente
- Manicahan, Kagawad 4, Garry Dennis G. Natividad
- Manicahan, Kagawad 5, Ernesto O. Barredo
- Manicahan, Kagawad 6, Mervin G. Muyong
- Manicahan, SK Chairman, Charisse N. Billones
- Elected Officers for the term of 2007 - 2010
- Punong Barangay: Editha O. Casiño
- Barangay Kagawad:
- Secretary: Severo T. Camins
- Treasurer: Ma. Nida Rose N. Alo
- SK Chairman: Sheena Mae Natividad Alo
- SK Kagawad:
Manicahan Fire Department
Manicahan is proud to have its own Fire Department. The Manicahan fire department also takes care of the nearby barangays. As of 2009 there is only one fire engine in Manicahan.
Businesses in Manicahan, Zamboanga City
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Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Manicahan, Zamboanga City
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Manicahan, Zamboanga City 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
Tour de Zamboanga 2013: From the 11th of July, 2013 to the 14th of July, 2013. A four day 540 kilometer bicycle race for Charity!
- Due to the road constructions going on in the route of the Tour, we are eliminating the road bikes from this race.
- This is a (Non-Roadbike) individual bicycle race. Everybody is welcome in this race. The more the merrier. Racers who skip a stage will not be allowed to continue. Everybody who finishes the race and does not skip a stage is a winner.
The race starts at the port municipality of Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte and rests in the historical city of Zamboanga del Norte, Dapitan City to end the first stage. The following day the race will continue from Dapitan City to Pagadian City to end the second stage. The 3rd stage will be from Pagadian to Ipil. And finally culminate with the final stage from Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay to Zamboanga City.
Prizes for the Winners and Participants of Tour de Zamboanga
- 80 PRIZES in all to be Given Away. OVER ₱ 782,000.00 pesos in Prizes
- Grand Prize: The overall (liloy, dapitan, pagadian, ipil, zamboanga) first 15 finishers will be based on the overall accumulated time it took to finish the 4 stage race. The racer must finish all stages to qualify for the grand prize.
- The racer with the best accumulated time wins the championship. 1st:50K, 2nd:30K, 3rd:20K, 4th:15K, 5th:10K, 6th:9.5K, 7th:9K, 8th:8.5K, 9th:8K, 10th:7.5K, 11th:7K, 12th:6.5, 13th:6K, 14th:5.5K, 15th:5K
- Every stage has a winner. Prizes will be presented to the first 3 racers to win each stage. 1st:20K, 2nd:15K, 3rd:10K, 4th:6.5K, 5th:6K, 6th:5.5K, 7th:5K, 8th:4.5K, 9th:4K, 10th:3.5K, 11th:3K, 12th:2.5K, 13th:2K, 14th:1.5K, 15th:1K
- The winner of each stage keeps the prize money even if he/she can't continue with the race because of injury or other reasons. But because the racer skipped a stage he/she will not be allowed to continue with the race.
- Besides the Open Category, There are three (3) other competitive categories: (Women; Under 16 years old; 50 years old and over. Prizes for these categories are as follows: 25K 1st, 20K 2nd, 15K 3rd, 10K 4th, 5K 5th. Each Category gets a prize. Prizes given only to finishers of all 4 stages for these 3 categories.
- Finishers of all the 4 stages get a certificate of completion and a refund of their 1,000.00 peso registration fee. If a racer skips a stage he or she is will not be allowed to continue the race. Every finisher of the Tour de Zamboanga is a WINNER!
First Bicycle Race to cover the entire Zamboanga Peninsula
- Due to the election complications in the Zamboanga peninsula, the tour has been postponed to July 11 - July 14 of 2013.
Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay, and Zamboanga City.
- First Stage - July 11, 2013 (Thursday): Liloy to Dapitan City
- 143 Kilometers: This stage of the race does not have many hilly terrains. It will be mostly flat. The roads are cemented.
- Second Stage - July 12, 2013(Friday): Dapitan City to Pagadian City
- 128 Kilometers: The second stage will be more challenging as there will be more hills to climb. About 40% of the terrain will be hilly. It will be on the Osmena Hwy which is almost completely cemented. There are only a few kilometers that are still under construction.
- Third Stage - July 13, 2013 (Saturday): Pagadian City to Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay
- 139 Kilometers: The race from pagadian to Ipil will prove to be a grueling race specially the first 35 kilometers. The first 35 kilometers is about 80% uphill battle.
- Fourth Stage - July 14, 2013 (Sunday): Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay to Divisoria, Zamboanga City
- 130 Kilometers: There are three challenging parts to this section of the race. First challenge is the uphill climb from the border of zamboanga sibugay to the border of zamboanga city (barangay of licomo). After that is the twisty uphill in the barangay of Tigbalabag and finally the quiniput tuktukalaw climb. Then it will be a downhill race to the finish at the barangay of Divisoria.
All Philippine Cyclers are invited to participate in the open bicycle race. It is for a great charitable cause: Project BOSS - Brotherhood Operation Sweet Smile
- Total Distance to be traveled: 540 kilometers or 338 miles - Visit our WebPage
Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Manicahan, Zamboanga City
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- Our Lady of Fatima Parish - (Founded: 1967)
Schools in Manicahan, Zamboanga City
- Celso gifts Manicahan with projects on foundation day
- Sunday, August 9. 2009
- by Sheila Covarrubias
- Source: www.zambotimes.com
Mayor Celso Lobregat yesterday morning turned over another infrastructure project to the Manicahan barangay, the third project in a week’s time, highlighting the celebration of the village’s 11th foundation anniversary.
Unveiled was Manicahan Central Elementary School newly constructed open stage, which now forms part of the covered court, another city-initiated project turned over last January. Lobregat said the series of inauguration of projects not only in Manicahan but in other barangays as well, is proof that the city government is doing everything possible to bring progress and development in the barangays, contrary to claims of administration critics. Just last Wednesday, August 5, the mayor turned over to the same barangay, a P6 million package of school projects that consisted of the newly constructed two-storey six-classroom building worth P5.5 million at Manicahan Poblacion Elementary School and the 112-linear meter fence amounting to P497,161.67 at Manicahan Poso Elementary School, which has never had a fence since its founding 40 years ago (1969).
“Falta el dia na un ano para inagura el maga proyekto que ta implimenta el gobierno local”, the mayor told residents and guests during the program marking the 11th Dia de Manicahan held at the Manicahan Central School open stage yesterday.
Before gracing the Manicahan activity, the mayor unveiled two other projects earlier. The first was the Café del Sol, a coffee and snack house owned by businessman Pocholo Soliven at the Paseo del Mar while the second was the newly constructed City Civil Registrar’s Office at Pettit Barracks. Lobregat said his administration will continue pursuing its plans and programs as mandated under the law despite the unrelenting criticisms from some quarters.
The mayor was in the company of Councilors Rey Candido, Nonong Guingona, Rudy Lim and Eddie Saavedra and other city officials in his visit to Manicahan. Meanwhile, Editha Casino, Manicahan barangay chairperson expressed all out gratitude to the city government especially Mayor Lobregat for the many projects being implemented in her barangay.
“Todo este maga proyekto ta beneficia gayot mucho con el di aton maga constituente na barangay”, the chairwoman said.
The Manicahan Barangay Council prepared a series of activities in celebration of the 11th Dia de Manicahan themed “Unity through diversity for community advancement”.
The celebration kicked off with the walk for a cause followed by a thanksgiving mass officiated by Rev. Fr. Serge de la Noche and the commemorative program which was highlighted by the turn over of the open stage and the search for Gng. Mancahan ’09. The celebration was capped by bingo social, ballroom dancing and disco at sundown.
Zamboanga turns over Manicahan school building
Zamboanga City (September 26) -- Pursuing commitment to assist the educational sector, the city government of Zamboanga, lead by Mayor Celso Lobregat, turned over on Tuesday to school officials the newly constructed Manicahan National High School.
Costing P3.5 million, the two-storey six classroom building, was the third school facility to be inaugurated since September 14 and is part of the over P60 million school building program of the city government for this year.
Lobregat said the assistance to the educational sector will continue without let up in a bid to improve the quality of education in Zamboanga. "Never in the history of Zamboanga City has any administration placed so much emphasis on education than now".
While it is the primary responsibility of the Department of Education to provide classrooms and other facilities to public elementary and secondary schools, the city government will pursue its commitment to assist and support the educational sector.
In his message during the turn over, Lobregat acknowledged the support of the City Council to his program for the education sector and hoped that the august body would continue to back his programs.
For his part, Manicahan National High School Principal Dr. Ronilo Martinez praised the local government for sharing its resources to the DEPED through the construction of school facilities and other infrastructures in public schools.
"Mayor Celso Lobregat has done his part in assisting the youths", Martinez declared stressing that the school building project in Manicahan is "another physical facility that will shelter our students."
Last September 14, Lobregat turned over four school projects at the Maasin Learning Center and a week after inaugurated the Bolong National High School two-storey six classroom building.
For next year, the city government has allocated over P100 million for school building program.
Also present during the turn over in Manicahan yesterday were Councilors Roel Natividad, Eduardo Saavedra, Rodolfo Lim and Rey Candido, Assistant City Engineer Rodrigo Rebollos, City Schools Superintendent OIC Norma Vecina and Manicahan barangay chair Editha Casino and her councilmen.
Economy of Manicahan, Zamboanga City
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Natural Resources of Manicahan, 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
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 Manicahan, Zamboanga City
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Fiestas and Traditions of Manicahan, Zamboanga City
Barangay Manicahan has 3 Catholic Chapels, one built in Poso, with Poso and Corote celebrating its fiesta on the 22nd of May, in honor of San Isidro de Labrador.
Another is at Poblacion, with Asinan, Sabanita and Tabuk celebrating its fiesta on the 19th of March, in honor of St. Joseph, patron of universal church.
And the third one is at Crossing with High School Zone, Busug, Crossing and part of Asinan celebrating its fiesta on the 13th of May, in honor of Our Lady of Fatima.
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