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Tungawan,
Zamboanga Sibugay Province, Philippines

  • Tungawan has a total of 25 barangays.
  • Registered Voters of Tungawan as of (2010) = 18,896
  • Tungawan is in the 2nd Voting District of Zamboanga Sibugay
  • Population of Tungawan (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 37,588
  • Land Area of Tungawan (as of 2007, in hectares) = 47,328
  • Tungawan is a 2nd class Municipality and Partially Urban.
  • Tungawan is in the Zamboanga Sibugay province and within Region_IX in the Zamboanga Peninsula.

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Geography of Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines

souce verbatim from tungawan lgu

Tungawan has a total land area of 47,328 hectares, generally classified into built-up, agricultural and forestland areas. It is composed of 25 barangays with 138 sitios and 175 puroks. There are 12 coastal barangays, 3 barangays traversing along the national highway and 10 barangays situated in the hinterland. Barangays with biggest land area are Datu Tumanggong (12.6%), Batungan(10%), Sisay (8.9%) San Pedro (8.5%) and Upper Tungawan (8.1% of total land area of municipality).

Location of Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines

Tungawan is one of the municipalities in the Zamboanga Sibugay province within the Zamboanga peninsula and is part of Region IX in the Island of mindanao.

copied from the tungawan lgu verbatim

Tungawan is situated in the Southern quadrant of the Province of Zamboanga Sibugay located within the Latitude 07o 28’ 00” and Longitude 122o 26’ 00”. It is bounded on the north by the Municipality of R.T. Lim, on the south by the city of Zamboanga, on the west by the municipalities of Siocon and Sirawai in Zamboanga Del Norte and on the east by the Sibuguey Bay.

It is 160.8 kms from Pagadian City (the regional center of Region IX), 120 kms from Zamboanga City (the entrance to the Province) and 27 kms from Ipil, which is the capital town of the Province.

The municipality can be reached by land transport via public utility buses which ply the Ipil-Zamboanga City route. Public utilities like habal-habal are also available for transport from Poblacion to other barangays. Road networks are described as all-weather with one or two being passable only during dry season. Coastal barangays are accessible both by land and sea.

History of Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines

Source of article verbatim from tungawan.gov.ph/about-tungawan.html

Tungawan has a colorful history and varied cultures. But foremost is the tangerine-colored minute insect, belonging to the Hirudo Family, locally known as “Tungao” after which the town derived its name. It was said that during the early days, these tiny insects would usually prey on game hunters, who probed the depthness of the virgin forest of Tungawan, some 90 kilometers from the bustling town, which we now call the City of Zamboanga.

Tungawan, before it became a town, had a majestic mountains and vast plains and plateaus delicately cultured by nature with countless species of timbers, birds, flora and fauna. Today, only a few of these could be found in the small forest left untouched by unscrupulous loggers.

No traceable cornerstones could be found in Tungawan that would attest to its glorious past, except for some broken pieces of potteries, wares and metals of oriental designs which proved that either Malay or Chinese culture had once set foot on this jungle long before the Spaniards came. These also proved that the early people living in Tungawan were never subjected to foreign power.

The Subanens were the known early tribe to inhabit Tungawan. They were called "Subanos" which means "river people", for they usually build their seasonal huts along the river banks. They kept on moving from one place to another almost every year after harvest seasons. The early Subanos were primitive people. They usually build their huts with tree barks, round wood, bamboo strips, rattan and cogon leaves as roofing. The Subanens were adept with "kaingin" or "slash and burn" system of farming that limited their crops production to seasonal ones like camote, cassava, palay, corn and vegetables. Gathering of wild fruits, fishing and hunting supplemented their livelihood.

With the introduction of Islam in Tungawan, some of the Subanens were converted to the Islam faith while others retained their pagan belief. Some were of nomadic Samal Bangingi or Samal Vitali who inhabited the coastal areas who came to Tungawan during the later years were also converted to Islam by the Islam missionaries.

Centuries later, the Spaniards came, and converted some of the natives into the Christian faith. According to oral tale, the first group of Spaniards landed somewhere in Baluran, where the "yati" or "wati" trees are found. These trees are of South American origin.

As years passed, the society of the natives of Tungawan formed into three groups - 1) the Subanens, 2) the Samals and 3) the Kalibugans who were a mixture of the first two.

On May 24, 1960, by virtue of Executive Order No. 395, signed by then President Carlos P. Garcia, Tungawan was created into a municipality, out of the mother municipality of Ipil, Zamboanga del Sur. However, it was only on January 29, 1961 that Tungawan started operating as a corporate municipality, with 9 barrios within its jurisdiction. At present, there are 25 barangays comprising the municipality of Tungawan.

People of Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines

Total Population of Tungawan

Elected Government Officials of Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines

Elected officials of Tungawan for the term of 2013-2016
  1. CARACOL, LORVERLE (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 7029 9.93%
  2. BALANO, IVAN (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 6506 9.19%
  3. DESOASIDO, FR TOTO NACIONALISTA PARTY 6057 8.56%
  4. MEDADO, MAXIMO (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 5866 8.29%
  5. LINGAD, ISABEL (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 5821 8.23%
  6. MONTANI, JOSE (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 5761 8.14%
  7. BAWA, BON INDEPENDENT 5231 7.39%
  8. LUNA, MARVIN (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 5175 7.31%

Elected officials of Tungawan for the term of 2010-2013

Barangay Officials of Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines

Barangay Officials of Tungawan Elected for the term of 2010-2013

Businesses in Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines

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

Take a picture of your Business (from a Sari-Sari Store to a Mega Mall). Upload that picture here in zamboanga.com and that picture can immediately be your business webpage. It is that easy. Here are two examples of how a picture becomes the webpage of the business: Twins Fried Chicken Restaurant and ABC Shopping Center

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Possible Businesses
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  • Banks, Lending Firms, Pawnshops, and Financial Institutions
  • Clinics, Veterinary Clinics and Hospitals
  • Pharmacies, Drug Stores, Agri-Vets
  • Convenient Stores, Hardware and Supplies, General Stores, Sari-Sari Stores, Internet-Cafes
  • Department Stores and Appliance Stores
  • Supermarket, wet market, Fish Markets
  • Hotels, Motels, Pension Houses, Boarding houses and Resorts
  • Repair Shops: Shoe repair, Cellphone, Bikes (bicycles), motorcycles etc...
  • Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops, and Bakeries (Bakeshops)
  • Salons, Spas, Beauty Shops and Barber Shops
  • Gas Stations, Water Stations, Propane Stations

Real Estate for Sale in Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines

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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines

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Schools in Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines

The name of your school in Tungawan can be listed here. You can list it like this:

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    • Principal of the school

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Economy of Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines

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Jobs in Tungawan Zamboanga Sibugay

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Natural Resources of Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay, 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.

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. We have too many black outs.

Tourists Attractions of Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines

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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay, 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 Tungawan.

  • Pasalamat Festival – a street dancing competition every January 15 – 29 featuring the Traditional way of holding thanks giving celebration among the subanens and kalibugans in the Locality. The site of the festival is in Sports Complex, Tungawan Elementary School, Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay.

Your Story about Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines

Tell your story about Tungawan. You can talk about the good things in Tungawan or simply talk about the past. You can talk about the eco-system of Tungawan. 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.

Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay, 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
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