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Our Lady Of The Rosary Of Manaoag (Tumaga)

Tumaga catholic church located near the Tumaga bridge. This picture was taken in July 2007.

Tumaga, Zamboanga City, Philippines is about 4.32 Km. Northwest of city proper. Tumaga is surrounded by the following barangays: Sta. Maria is to the West, Pasonanca is to the North/West, Luyahan is to the North, Lunzuran is to the North/East, Putik is to the East, Guiwan is to the South/East and Tetuan to the South. The Tumaga River borders Tumaga from the barangay of Tetuan and Sta. Maria.

Ateneo de Zamboanga grade school and high school is also located in Tumaga.

Tumaga is also home to the largest beer garden and restaurant in Zamboanga City, FHM Garden. FHM Garden is a restaurant, catering, pension house (Inn), and beer garden. Also an "All you can eat" center for Zamboanga City. It also grows its own vegetables, hence the "garden" in its name. The "all you can eat" has been recently cancelled due to covi9-19.

At FHM Garden Grill & Inn you get a plate of Cassava FHM fries for free, for every purchase of over 150 pesos in drinks.

List of the 17 Regions in the Philippines
National - Capital Region I - Ilocos II - Cagayan III - C. Luzon IV-A - Calabarzon IV-B - Mimaropa V - Bicol VI - W. Visayas VII - C. Visayas VIII - E. Visayas IX - Zamboanga X - N. Mindanao XI - Davao XII - Soccsksargen XIII - Caraga XIV - CAR XV - BARMM

Within these 17 regions in the Philippines, there are 42,046 barangays, 1488 municipalities, 146 cities, 81 provinces. It has a democratic form of government and the freedom of speech is upheld by law. English is the "lingua franca" and is the mode of instruction in all high schools, colleges and universities. Laws and contracts are written in English.

98 Barangays of Zamboanga City within Region 9 - Mindanao in the Republic of The Philippines
Arena Blanco-D2 Ayala-D1 Baliwasan-D1 Baluno-D1 Boalan-D2 Bolong-D2 Buenavista-D2 Bunguiao-D2 Busay-D2 Cabaluay-D2 Cabatangan-D1 Cacao-D2 Calabasa-D2 Calarian-D1 Camino Nuevo-D1 Campo Islam-D1 Canelar-D1 Capisan-D1 Cawit-D1 Culianan-D2 Curuan-D2 Daap Dita-D2 Divisoria-D2 Dulian Bunguiao-D2 Dulian Pasonanca-D1 Guisao-D2 Guiwan-D2 Kasanyangan-D2 La Paz-D1 Labuan-D1 Lamisahan-D2 Landang Gua-D2 Landang Laum-D2 Lanzones-D2 Lapakan-D2 Latuan Curuan-D2 Licomo-D2 Limaong Limpapa-D1 Lubigan-D2 Lumayang-D2 Lumbangan-D2 Lunzuran-D2 Maasin-D1 Malagutay-D1 Mampang-D2 Manalipa-D2 Mangusu-D2 Manicahan-D2 Mariki-D1 Mercedes-D2 Muti-D2 Pamucutan-D1 Pangapuyan-D2 Panubigan-D2 Pasilmanta-D2 Pasobolong-D2 Pasonanca-D1 Patalon-D1 Putik-D2 Quiniput-D2 Recodo-D1 Rio Hondo-D1 Salaan-D2 San Jose Cawa-Cawa-D1 San Jose Gusu-D1 San Ramon-D1 San Roque-D1 Sangali-D2 Sibulao Curuan-D2 Sinubong-D1 Sinunuc-D1 Sta. Barbara-D1 Sta. Catalina-D2 Sta. Maria-D1 Sto. Niño-D1 Tagasilay-D2 Taguiti-D2 Talabaan-D2 Talisayan-D1 Talon-Talon-D2 Taluksangay-D2 Tetuan-D2 Tictabon-D2 Tictapul-D2 Tigbalabag-D2 Tolosa-D2 Tugbungan-D2 Tulungatung-D1 Tumaga-D1 Tumalutab-D2 Tumitus-D2 Victoria-D2 Vitali-D2 Zambowood-D2 Zone I-D1 Zone II-D1 Zone III-D1 Zone IV-D1

The Philippines has been a "decentralized" form of government since 1991, contrary to what most Filipinos think. Ever since the creation of Republic Act 7160, each LGU is responsible for its own domain. Even the smallest LGU the barangay creates its own Budget. It is not dependent on handouts from the city, municipality or province. "IMPERIAL MANILA IS A MYTH!", it does not exist anymore. The Philippine budget formulation system is not centralized. "Budgetary planning has been DECENTRALIZED since 1991". It is the responsibility of each LGU to submit their budgetary needs for review. Failure to submit is the problem.

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Tumaga, Zamboanga City, Philippines Hanging Bridge - Taken in July 2007. This bridge of Tumaga was originally built in the 1950's. Then it was renovated through a grant by the USAID in 2006. Picture taken while standing on the Cement bridge facing North.

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We are one with Flora. Throughout time humans and the animal kingdom have relied on the healing power of herbs. We used them in several ways: we have ingested them, rubbed them on our bodies, bathed in them, even used them in our cooking to flavor our foods.

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Tumaga River flowing South.
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Catholic Church of Tumaga. Located near the main Tumaga Bridge.

Wars of ancient history were about possessions, territory, power, control, family, betrayal, lover's quarrel, politics and sometimes religion.

But we are in the Modern era and supposedly more educated and enlightened .

Think about this. Don't just brush off these questions.

  • Why is RELIGION still involved in WARS? Isn't religion supposed to be about PEACE?
  • Ask yourself; What religion always campaign to have its religious laws be accepted as government laws, always involved in wars and consistently causing WARS, yet insists that it's a religion of peace?


There are only two kinds of people who teach tolerance:
  1. The Bullies. They want you to tolerate them so they can continue to maliciously deprive you. Do not believe these bullies teaching tolerance, saying that it’s the path to prevent hatred and prejudice.
  2. The victims who are waiting for the right moment to retaliate. They can’t win yet, so they tolerate.
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Ateneo de Zamboanga High School Building. Located at Sun Street, Tumaga, Zamboanga City. The Ateneo de Zamboanga high school building was started in 2004. Classes started in July 2006.
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Catalina Vda. de Jalon Memorial School
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Tumaga Old Barangay Hall
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Barangay New Hall of Tumaga
Located on Sun Street
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Tumaga Barangay Hall, Tumaga Zamboanga City
Located on Sun Street
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Tumaga Wellness Center

History of Tumaga, Zamboanga City in chavacano

En Zamboangueño Chavacano:

(El mas temprano historia del Tumaga)

Cuando el mana Españoles ta precura controla con el mana piratas Moro na Visayas y entero Mindanao, ellos ya hace na Zamboanga el unica campo del Español Militar.

El año mil ocho cientos y setenta, el gobernador general de España ya decidi establece un fuerza para mira el mana atrocidades del mana moro piratas.

Alli na Fuerta del Pilar, como ta llama el campo del España ya llega un batallon de maga soldao Español y Filipino.

Ta falta el suplimiento de agua na entero Zamboanga, por eso el comadante ya decidi busca lugar donde tene agua.

El mana soldao ya encontra un buen lugar na costao del rio, tiene mana cuatro kilometro de lejos desde el Fortaleza del Pilar. Ya decidi ellos planta y construi de ellos campo na este lugar.

El comandante, Coronel Pedro Real, quien firmi ta anda baña na ese rio, ya encanta con el de suya hermosura natural por eso ya composita ele un poema en Castellano que ta dedica con este rio.

Tumaga, que claro de tuya hondura
Por crosar el mas distante
Como agua cristalante
Baña cual quien bonita

Desde aquel tiempo el primero palabra del poema amo ya queda el palabra del lugar y del rio.


(The early history/Legend of Tumaga)

Back in the days when the Spaniards were trying to supress Moro piracy in the Visayas and around the coast of Mindanao, Zamboanga was made the only Spanish Military Camp.

In the year 1870, when piracy was at its peak, the Spanish Governor Generall decided to establish a force to check the atrocities of the moros piratas.

In this Spanish garrison called Fort Pilar, reinforcement came with about a batallon of Spanish and Filipino soldiers.

Since the water supply in Zamboanga was not enough, the Spanish commandant decided to find a source of water in the interior part of the place.

about four kilometers away from Fort Pilar, the Spanish soldiers found a site by the river which they decided to be an ideal place for their camp.

The Commander, Colonel Pedro Real, who always came to take a bath in the river, was impressed by her scenic beauty that he composed a poem in castillan dedicated to the river. The poem ran this way:

Tumaga, how clear is your depth
By crossing over the distance
Like crystal water
it's good to bathe here

Since then the first word of the poem became the name of the place and the river, now called, Tumaga.

Today's time, The barangay of Tumaga is a very fast growing Barangay. The barangay officers are all active and participate in all the barangay community activities. Tumaga initiates its own garbage collection so as not to pile up the garbage on the sides of the streets. Tumaga is one of the cleanest barangays in Zamboanga city.

One of the best designed sub-divisions in Zamboanga City is located in Tumaga. It is the Aurora Village. The roads are over 8 meters wide with sidewalks. Some of the sub-divisions in Zamboanga are so poorly planned that if there is fire, the fire department won't be able to drive in with their fire-trucks because the roads are so narrow.

Tumaga is surrounded by the following barangays: Sta. Maria is to the West, Pasonanca is to the North/West, Luyahan is to the North, Lunzuran is to the North/East, Putik is to the East, Guiwan is to the South/East and Tetuan to the South.

Tumaga is known for it's beautiful river. The tumaga river used to be a source of livelihood, fun, adventure, and romance. The fishermen from presa-mayor to Tumaga Por-Centro used to cast their nets to catch fish and shrimp in abundance. At night they would go out with their hook and line and try to catch eel. The lavanderas would do their work for most of the more affluent people from the city. And of course this is where chis-mis flourished.

Children would swim and play catch in the crystal clear water of the river. Every June 24th, which is John the baptist's holiday, the river would be full of people celebrating. Food, mangoes, corn and all sorts of fruits would be abundant.

This is also a place where the young adults would meet in pretense to help the family fetch water, firewood, or help with the laundry.

People of Tumaga, Zamboanga City

The population of Tumaga is realistically at 42,000 as of 2021.

  • 2020 census the population of Tumaga is 33,399
  • Population of Tumaga, ZAMBOANGA CITY as of 2015 census: 30,824
  • 2010 census the population of Tumaga is 25,184
  • 2007 census the population of Tumaga is 25,181

The large majority of Tumaga residents are Christian. There are also some Muslims and ethnic Chinese Buddhists.

Elected Government Officials of Tumaga, Zamboanga City

Republic Act No. 11462 Approved: 03 December 2019: That the barangay and sangguniang kabataan elections on the second Monday of May 2020 shall be postponed to December 5, 2022. The elected barangay officials as of May 14, 2018 will serve until December of 2022.

Tumaga Barangay Elected Officers for the term of 2018-2020

  1. Gonzales, Luis Rey Tan
  2. Hilda Pamalaran Jalon - On facebook
  3. Jaime D.S. Francisco
  4. Eloino Bayot Fonollera
  5. Fabian, Jake Niko Alaban
  6. Renante B Javier
  7. Jaime Cesar S. Santos
  1. Christian V. Estrada
  2. Ma. Jubilee T. Daruca
  3. Maria Rebecca S. Bazan
  4. Reynalyn B. Gaganting
  5. Jomar Francisco
  6. Ryan James M. Belarmino
  7. Jessa Mae A. Santos
    • SK Secretary : Froilan Clark E. Gagaracruz
    • SK treasurer : Allister C G. Sibayan

Tumaga Barangay Elected Officers for the term of 2013-2016

Tumaga Barangay Elected Officers for the term of 2010-2013

Tumaga Barangay Elected Officers for the term of 2007-2010

  1. Bayot, Rodolfo M.
  2. Arnel M. Soriano
  3. Jaime Cesar S. Santos
  4. Hardy V. Bayot
  5. Jaime DS. Francisco
  6. Prisco B. Santos
  7. Carolina A. Gaganting

Secretary: Arnel M. Soriano
Treasurer: Arturo S. Francisco

SK Kagawad:
  1. Moses F. Francisco
  2. Mary Rozanne G. Marcial
  3. Karina Mae S. Marcial
  4. Claire C. Perez
  5. Bryle-John P. De la Cruz
  6. Mary Rose D. Molina
  7. Maria Lorraine A. Gaganting

Barangay's power and authority: A must read for all barangay officials


This is the "Barangay Code of the Philippines".

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A Barangay Clearance is NEEDED in order to get a Business License.
So why is the barangay name not in most business addresses?
Ask your Barangay Captain/Chairman to create a Resolution to make it mandatory to put the barangay name in all Business addresses.
Every Government Unit in the Philippines is within a Barangay. The municipal hall, city hall, the provincial capitol building, and even the Malacañang Palace where the president resides is within a Barangay.

The barangay has power and authority over its domain. The improvement of the barangay rests on the barangay officials. The barangay chairman, the barangay council and the local businessmen forge the prosperity of the barangay. Not the president of the Philippines, senate, nor congress. Not the governor of the province, not the mayor nor council of the municipality or city. Poor barangays stay poor because of weak and/or ignorant(uninformed) barangay leaders.

When roads or any infrastructure need to be built, improved or repaired, all the barangay officials have to do is make a resolution and present it to the city or municipality council. The resolution will force the city/municipal council or responsible government office to hear the legitimate demands. "The squeaky wheel gets the grease."

Each city or municipality is represented by the "barangay association or federation". The elected president of the Association of Barangay Council and the President of Kabataan (SK) association each have a seat in the City/Municipality council. Their powers are the same and equal to the elected city/municipality councilors. They are there to help lobby the demands of the barangays. They are not there just to collect a big salary and rub elbows with the regular elected city/municipality council, but to also represent the needs of the barangays.
The duties of the barangay officials are specifically written in Chapter III(Punong Barangay) and Chapter IV (The Sangguniang Barangay). Read it..

Practically anything that has to do with the barangay, the barangay officials have a say on it and most likely the authority over it. The majority of the barangay officials are not aware of their duties and power. They depend on the city council or mayor. The elected barangay officials are afraid of the mayor and city/municipality's "Sangguniang Panlungsod". They are in fear of being ousted or removed from office. The truth is, the "Sangguniang Panlungsod" does not have the power to remove or suspend any elected barangay officials from office. Only the COURT OF LAW can do this (judicial branch of the government). Elected public officials can't be suspended by the DILG or the office of the president unless an official complaint has been filed, there must be proof and there must be due process. Republic Act 7160 chapter 4, Section 60. Information is power. Be informed. Do not be intimidated by the president, senator, congressman, governor, mayor, vice-mayor, or councilors. Do your job.

The control of traffic is not up to the city council or chief of police. It is controlled by the barangay. If the barangay needs traffic enforcers, the barangay can make a resolution to demand it from the city or municipality council. When the electric coop or the water district do not maintain their lines, the barangay can directly demand for the maintenance from the utility companies. No need to wait for city council.

The citizens also has the power to make demands to the barangay officials. In case the officials get blinded. Simply file an official complaint with the barangay secretary naming the Punong barangay as the respondent representing the barangay.

If the power lines are sagging, don't go to the power company, go to the barangay office. Ask the barangay for a DEMAND resolution against the power company.
If the water lines are busted, don't wait for the water company, go to the barangay office. Ask the barangay for a DEMAND resolution against the water company.
If the potholes in the road are not fixed, don't wait for the The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), go to the barangay office. Ask the barangay for a DEMAND resolution against the DPWH.
Are you beginning to get the point?

Cleaning the shorelines, drainage systems, streets, rivers, and parks within your barangay is YOUR responsibility. You are accountable for this. It is not the responsibility of the City/Municipality officials. The citizens and officials of the barangay are responsible. Stop blaming others.

  • BUDGET: As far as the preparation for the budget expenditures, it starts at the barangay level, then moves on to cities, municipalities, provinces and regions. The barangays need to exercise their authority. They need to put their yearly budget together for their administration and future projects. The majority of the barangays leave this job to the municipality and city. This is so wrong. Then when the budget doesn't come or is lacking, they complain.
  • The budget for the barangays does go to the City or Municipality, but simply for holding and later distribution. The city or municipality DOES NOT approve the budget. It was already approved by congress. The city or municipality simply "distributes" the approved budget.
  • The bureau of internal revenue is in cahoots to subdue the barangays, municipalities and provinces. They call the rightful shares to the taxes collected as "Internal Revenue Allotment Dependency". It is not a dependency. It is the lawful and rightful share of the LGU as specified in "TITLE III, SHARES OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS IN THE PROCEEDS OF NATIONAL TAXES, CHAPTER I, Allotment of Internal Revenue Taxes, Section 284."
  • "IMPERIAL MANILA IS A MYTH!", it does not exist anymore. The Philippine budget formulation system is not centralized. "Budgetary planning has been DECENTRALIZED since 1991". It is the responsibility of each LGU to submit their budgetary needs for review. Failure to submit is the problem.
  • DURING ELECTIONS: Where do City and Municipality politicians go to campaign? They seek the support of the Barangay officials. They plead to the barangay folks for the votes. Even the candidate for president. But after the election they ignore you. Do not ever forget the power of the barangay.

Ignorance keeps the pinoys thinking that Manila rules. Be informed, be educated and make your barangay prosper.

  • Absolutely NO need for FEDERALISM. It is a ploy to give the Bangsamoro an Islamic State where the religion of Islam is financed by the Philippine government. Bangsamoro will be a HOMELAND not for all Filipinos but for only the Muslim Filipinos. It violates the constitution's "separation of church and state". Religion is always good for the people but it should never be embraced or financed by government. Tax exemption is not tantamount to financing. Every non-profit organization is tax-exempt.

Tumaga por centro and Aurora Village, Tumaga

Tumagaporcentro and Aurora village are vibrant parts of the barangay of Tumaga. Aurora Village is split by the barangay guiwan and Tumaga. The boundary for Tumaga Por Centro starts at the Iglesia Ni Cristo church and following the road straight west to the tumaga river via the Juliana Maletsky Road. From the Maletsky Rd cutting north or the tumaga por centro road to border of the Ramillano road. follow the Ramillano road east to the end will encompass the Tumaga por centro area.

The 3 Ramillano brothers owned most of the Tumaga por Centro area in the 1800's. Over to the Putik site border Bonifacio Ramillano owned most of over 20 hectares. The father of Jacinta Ramillano owned the area where FHM Garden and the area near it to the border of the tumaga river occupying about 20 hectares. The area from Iglesia ni Cristo to the warehouse area was owned by the 3rd brother Florencio Ramillano, this area was about 20 hectares too. so most of Tumaga Por Centro was owned by these 3 Ramillano brothers.

At present you can still see the foot prints that these 3 brother left behind. There is a Ramillano Rd. by Cecilles pension house. There is the Juliana Ramillano Maletsky (Maletsky Rd) and there are still over 2 hectares owned by Maletsky(Ramillano) family there. Lastly there is the Santiago Ramillano Road.

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

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

The name of your church, mosque, or place of worship can be listed in this community page. 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 (story about your place of worship) here yourself, email the information or pictures to ( or via Facebook.

    Freedom of religion, yes. Equality, yes. But no favoritism.

  • Catholics:
    • Our Lady of Manaoag Parish - ( Founded: 1997 )
      • First Parish Priest: Fr. Alfredo Alabado
      • Second Parish Priest: Fr. Teofilo Pimentel
      • Msgr. Dominador Dagondon - Parish Priest
      • Fr. Michael Gementiza- New Parish Priest

Majority of the populace of Tumaga is made up of Christians: Catholics take up the majority of the Christians and there are two places of worship for the Catholics in Tumaga. The first is the church by Tumaga River bridge. The parish priest lives in this church. The second is a chapel in upper Tumaga towards Lunzuran.

  • Iglesia ni Cristo also has a strong following in Tumaga. They have a beautiful church in Tumaga Por Centro.
  • The Muslims have a Mosques in Tumaga.
    1. A large Muslim Mosque is located at Aurora Village.
      • You can hear the call to prayer for the faithful early in the morning, Noon, and evening.

Schools in Tumaga, Zamboanga City

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Due to Covid19: Pursuant to the instructions of President Roa Duterte, and as recommended by the DepEd, classes for the year 2021-2022 will be opened but will be monitored.

  • List of schools: >>> click

PUBLIC NOTICE: Why pretend that the National language of the Philippines is Tagalog? It should be English. To be a Teacher, doctor, lawyer, engineer, architect, nurse, computer technician; what books do you learn from? English books of course. All your tests are in English. The constitution of the Philippines is written in English. All the laws and new laws introduced by congress are in English. For that matter, you can't be a teacher in a school system unless you know English. The "Licensure Exam for Teachers" is in ENGLISH! Who are these people forcing Tagalog down our throats? Tagalog is simply one of the many dialects of the Philippines. Keep your dialects but learn and be fluent and proficient in ENGLISH.

Tumaga elementary school belongs to the school district of Sta. Maria. But it has the most enrollment; nearly 3,500 students per year as of 2008. Within the school walls is a modern basketball court which is also used as multi-purpose area.

The barangay office is also located within the school walls. Needless to say the children learn to respect the law at an early age. Rudy Bayot, former barangay captain and former school teacher, is always ready to help the kids and discipline them when necessary. Makes the school principal's job a little easier.

For the students who live over 1 kilometer from the school, there are pedi-cabs readily available. A pedi-cab is a bi-cycle with a side-car. Sometimes there would be as many as 8 students mounted in one of these mode of transportation.

In July 2006 Ateneo de Zamboanga opened its new 5 story high school building located at Sun street towards Lunzuran. The school has a panoramic view of the beautiful city of Zamboanga.

Economy of Tumaga, Zamboanga City

The economy of Tumaga is self sustaining. Majority of the people are employed and business is good.

  • If you have an article or news that talks about the improvement of the economy of this community you can post that article here. Of course you have to reference the writer of the article. Any improvement to transportation, power and service usually improves the economy of the community, so go ahead and report that too. Send your information by: (1) email to, (2) or post on our Facebook page.

The barangay council is the key to the development of the community. The leadership of the council rests on the barangay chairman. There is no need to wait for the municipality mayor or city mayor to invite or entice business to your barangay. The barangay captain or kagawad should approach business men/women or entrepreneurs and encourage them to do business in this barangay.

When roads need repair or bridges need to be built, do not wait for the city or municipality council to act. The barangay can make a resolution and present the idea and solution to the city/municipality council. You are the caretakers of the barangay. Improvements will only come if you work and ask for it. The budget allocated to your municipality or city from the national government has its allocation for your barangay too. But don't be shy. When you need improvements for the barangay, immediately make a barangay resolution for the request and present that resolution to the city council. Individuals can also can have their ideas be heard. As a citizen of the barangay and if you have a concern for the maintenance or improvement of the bagangay, don't just sit, moan and groan. Go to the barangay hall and file a complaint with the barangay secretary. The secretary has the obligation to write down your complaint and officially log it. You can even take it further by presenting your idea directly to the council during the barangay council meetings. "The squeaky wheel gets the grease".

The growth of your barangay does not have to come from the president, the governor or the mayor. It has to come from you the barangay residents and the barangay officials.

Just sitting around waiting for things to happen will not improve the economy of your barangay. Do not depend on the city or municipality council to come up with ideas. Come up with your own. The barangay is the keystone of the Philippine economy.

Businesses in Tumaga, Zamboanga City

  • Take a picture of your Business in Tumaga. Upload that picture here in and that picture can immediately be your business webpage. It is that easy.
Businesses in Tumaga
  • Auto and Motorcycle dealers
  • Banks and Financial Institutions in Tumaga
    1. ML Huillier
  • Clinics and Hospitals
  • Convenient Stores, Hardware and Supplies, General Stores
  1. LRGT Hardware Store
  • Department Stores and Appliance Stores
  1. John-John Catering and Variety Store
  2. John-John Coca Cola Distribution
  • Hotels, Motels, Pension Houses and Boarding
  1. Cecile's Pension House and Catering
  • Pharmacies or Drug Stores
  1. Cecile's Pharmacy
  • Repair Shops
  • Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops and Resorts in Tumaga
  • Salons and Barber Shops
  • Supermarket, wet market
  • Forrest Lake Memorial
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

Natural Resources of Tumaga, Zamboanga City

Tumaga River - This great river originates high up in the mountain region of Batorampon Point, the highest mountain in the City of Zamboanga at 1,335 meters or 4,380 feet.

The river flows southwards towards the downtown area and empties its now polluted waters into the Tictabon Channel, from the river mouth located in the barangay of Tugbungan. The many barangays that border this river, including its namesake Tumaga, use it as a dumping ground for just about anything.

When the floodwaters rise, the mighty river empties to most of the towns causing flooding and extensive damage. Its once storied past is being destroyed by uncontrolled abuse from the very people it was meant to benefit. We hope it's not too late to save it.

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 Roy Cimatu - since May 8, 2017
  • 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 and thermal energy conversion. We have too many black outs.

Tumaga River

Tumaga River - This great river originates high up in the mountain region of Batorampon Point, the highest mountain in the City of Zamboanga at 1,335 meters or 4,380 feet. The river flows southwards towards the downtown area and empties its now polluted waters into the Tictabon Channel, from the river mouth (estuary)located in the barangay of Tugbungan. The many barangays that border this river, including its namesake Tumaga, use it as a dumping ground for just about anything. When the floodwaters rise, the mighty river empties to most of the towns causing flooding and extensive damage. Its once storied past is being destroyed by uncontrolled abuse from the very people it was meant to benefit. We hope it's not too late to save it.

Tourists Attractions of Tumaga, Zamboanga City

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  • FHM Garden

Fiestas and Traditions of Tumaga, Zamboanga City

  • Tumaga celebrates 2 fiestas: on the 11th of August every year honoring the patron saint, Saint Claire
    Saint Clare of Assisi (July 16, 1194 – August 11, 1253, born Chiara Offreduccio and sometimes spelled Clair, Claire, etc.) is an Italian saint and one of the first followers of Saint Francis of Assisi. She founded the Order of Poor Ladies, a monastic religious order for women in the Franciscan tradition, and wrote their Rule of Life, the first set of monastic guidelines known to have been written by a woman. Following her death, the order she founded was renamed in her honor as the Order of Saint Clare, commonly referred to today as the Poor Clares.
  • Also the 1st Saturday of May which we celebrate the Parish fiesta honoring MARY, OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY OF MANAOAG.

Tumaga, 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

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.

  • ILOILO CITY, April 27-May 2, 2015 (PNA) – Some 5,000 bikers are expected to join the second Iloilo Bike Festival slated April 27-May 2, 2015 as the city continues to aspire to become a bike-able walkable metropolis. The activity that supported by the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU) and Megaworld Iloilo aims to promote Iloilo as a safe and bike friendly city, promote the share-a-road movement encourage Ilonggos to commute via biking and raise Ilonggos awareness on the benefits of biking on health, safety and environment concerns. Read More....
  • CYCLING Le Tour de Filipinas 2015 set as country celebrates 60 years of top-caliber cycling Feb 1 to Feb 4 2015 - View the result of the race: A four stage race. Stage 1 starts in Balanga and back to Balanga for a 126K race Feb 1, 2015 (Sunday); stage 2 starts in Balanga, Bataan to Iba, Zambales for a 154.7 K race Feb 2, 2015 (Monday); stage 3 starts in Iba, Zambales to Lingayen, Pangasinan for a 150.1K race Feb 3, 2015 (Tuesday); stage 4 starts in Lingayen, Pangasinan to Baguio City, Benguet for a 101.7K race Feb 4, 2015 (Wednesday). For a total distance of 532.5 Kms. 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>>>

Your Story about Tumaga, Zamboanga City

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Tumaga, like the rest of the devotees to Our Lady the Virgin of the Pilar, us following faithfully the 9- day Novena Masses being held at the Shrine. At the same time, like the rest of the Zamboangueños, Tumaga residents are affected by rise of Covid-19:cases. They are doing their best to prepare for the MCQ status of the entire City starting 16 October.

The oldest man or woman in Tumaga, Zamboanga City

Do you know who the oldest man or woman is in Tumaga? 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 Tumaga. We will then post your entry in the Oldest Man or Woman in the Philippines page.

  • Juana Ramillano Flores: July 12, 1922 - Living in Tumaga Por Centro one of the oldest woman living in Tumaga
  • Teofila Bayot Dulaca was born on November 3rd, 1912 and currently resides in Tumaga Interior, Zamboanga City, Philippines.

Sports News of Tumaga, Zamboanga City

Every community has its sports hero. Who is the sports hero of Tumaga? Are there any basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball courts, baseball fields, softball fields, or any type of sports area or arena in Tumaga? Go ahead and list any upcoming sports events in Tumaga.

Featured News of The Philippines

Updated: January 3, 2023

P300M OK’d for construction of Pagudpud viaduct 2.
LAOAG CITY – The construction of a second viaduct in Pagudpud town will start this year after the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) assured at least PHP300 million in initial funding. Ilocos Norte First District Representative Ferdinand Alexander Marcos confirmed this on Tuesday, saying the second viaduct would prevent frequent road closures along the Manila North Road in Barangay Pancian brought by landslides and rockslides from bad weather. But unlike the first Pagudpud viaduct, Marcos said the next viaduct will have a more modern structural design with the help of a Japanese consultant who has expertise in building viaducts.

NegOcc cities set up one-stop shops for business registration
BACOLOD CITY – Various cities in Negros Occidental, including this provincial capital, have set up one-stop shops for business permit applications and renewals this 2023 starting Tuesday. In Bacolod, establishments have an option on how to process their mayor’s permit, whether online or manually, through the Business Permits and Licensing Division, the city government said in a statement. Those who choose manual processing can be accommodated at the 4th floor of Ayala Malls Capitol Central, Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., until Feb. 15. Under the business-one-stop-shop or BOSS, government agencies needed to sign the business permits available in one location such as the Bureau of Fire Protection, City Health Office, Permits and Licensing Division, City Treasurer’s Office-Licensing Division, and City Planning and Development Office-Zoning Division.

Source: "PNA.GOV.PH"

Families of Tumaga, Zamboanga City

List of Families whose names are deeply rooted in the barangay of Tumaga.
Aliagan | Araneta | Bascar | Bayot | Borja | Cruz | Estrada | Flores | Fonollera | Francisco | Gutierez | Iglesias Jalon | Locson | Lim | Maletsky | Marcial | Perez | Ramillano | Rojas | Roxas | Saavedra

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current18:05, 29 April 2009Thumbnail for version as of 18:05, 29 April 2009600 × 800 (112 KB)Maletsky (talk | contribs)Tumaga catholic church located near the Tumaga bridge. This picture was taken in July 2007.