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Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines

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Pagadian City is in the Zamboanga del Sur province. Zamboanga del Sur is within Region IX in the Zamboanga Peninsula. Pagadian City is the capital of Zamboaga del Sur.

The Philippines has 42,046 barangays, 1488 municipalities, 146 cities, 81 provinces and 17 regions. 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.



Barangays (54) of Pagadian City, in the Zamboanga del Sur Province within Region 9(zamboanga peninsula in the Republic of The Philippines
Alegria | Balangasan | Balintawak | Baloyboan | Banale | Bogo | Bomba | Buenavista | Bulatok | Bulawan | Dampalan | Danlugan | Dao | Datagan | Deborok | Ditoray | Dumagoc | Gatas | Gubac | Gubang | Kagawasan | Kahayagan | Kalasan | Kawit | La Suerte | Lala | Lapidian | Lenienza | Lison Valley | Lourdes | Lower Sibatang | Lumad | Lumbia | Macasing | Manga | Muricay | Napolan | Palpalan | Pedulonan | Poloyagan | San Francisco | San Jose | San Pedro | Santa Lucia | Santa Maria | Santiago | Santo Niño || Tawagan Sur || Tiguma || Tuburan || Tulangan || Tulawas || Upper Sibatang | White Beach


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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Municipalities in the Zamboanga Del Sur Province within Region IX(zamboanga peninsula) in Republic of The Philippines
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Calcium 440 mg Cow's milk: 120 mg
Potassium 259 mg Bananas: 88 mg
Protein 6.7 gm Cow's milk: 3.2 gm
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Wars of ancient history were about territory, power, family or 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 as government laws, always involved in wars and consistently causing WARS, yet insists that it's a religion of peace?

WHY??

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Pagadian City,
Province of Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines

  • Pagadian City is the capital city of Zamboanga del Sur province within Region 9
  • Pagadian City has a total of 54 barangays
  • Registered Voters of Pagadian City as of (2010) = 105,200
  • Population of Pagadian City (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 161,312
  • Land Area of Pagadian City (as of 2007, in hectares) = 37,880
  • Pagadian City is a 2nd class City and Partially Urban.

Location of Pagadian City, Province of Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines

  • 7.8333° N, 123.4333° E - Pagadian, Coordinates
  • Pagadian City is in the Zamboanga del Sur province.
  • Zamboanga del Sur is within Region IX in the Zamboanga Peninsula

It is located within the tropics of the northern hemisphere which has pronounced dry season from January to March and rainy season from April to December. The region is generally not affected by tropical storms and typhoons as it is located outside the Philippine Typhoon Belt. Temperatures range from 22.2 °C (72.0 °F) to 32.9 °C (91.2 °F). The prevailing winds are the southwest wind that blow shot gust wind from over the sea during dry seasons going northeast, and the trade winds brought about by the mountain range. Rainfall distribution is moderate from 2,500 mm to 3,000 mm annually.


History of Pagadian City, Province of Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines

The city proper and surrounding areas of Muricay, Tawagan Sur and White Beach was originally named "Talpokan," an indigenous word that means "a place of numerous springs".

During the early part of the 20th century, the place was called "Pangad-ye-an", a Visayan word that means,"a place to be prayed for" because of a Malaria epidemic that nearly wiped out the early christian population, majority of which came from the Visayas. An alternative theory suggests that it was named after a bird that the native inhabitants call "Gagadian". However, the officially accepted version on how it came to be called "Pagadian" is derived from the Iranun language "pagad" (wait) and "padian" (market). The area had been a trading post and market during the Maguindanao Sultanate period.

The first inhabitants were the Subanens, a tribe native to the Western Mindanao Region. Then the Muslim settlers arrived sometime in the 15th century, established a flourishing community and introduced the Islam faith.

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People of Pagadian City, Province of Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines

  • Pagadian City Population (as of 2020 Census) = 210,452
  • Pagadian City Population (as of 2015 Census) = 199,060
  • Pagadian City Population (as of 2010 Census) = 186,852
  • Pagadian City Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 Census) = 161,312

  • Pagadian City Registered Voters (2012 COMELEC) = 109,339
  • Pagadian City Registered Voters (2009 COMELEC) = 105,200

Majority of Pagadianons speak the Cebuano language (part of the Bisaya family of languages). The national language, Filipino (Tagalog) is widely understood and is the native tongue of a small percentage of the population. Iranun, Maguindanao, Maranao, Tausug, and Samal dialects are used by the Muslim community, however, the dialect of the indigenous Subanen people is in danger of being lost[citation needed] as younger generations prefer to use Cebuano instead. Remaining percentage of the population are classified as Ilonggo, Chavacano and Ilocano speakers. As in the case with the rest of the Philippines, English is understood by virtually everyone and is used as the primary language for business and official purposes.

Government of Pagadian City, Province of Zamboanga del Sur, 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.

Budget of Municipalities and Cities: The Philippine budget formulation system is not centralized. It 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. "IMPERIAL MANILA IS A MYTH!".


Elected Government Officials of Pagadian City for the term of 2019-2022
  • Mayor Of Pagadian City: Samuel S. Co
  • Vice-Mayor Of Pagadian City: OBAOB, MAPI
  • Councilors Of Pagadian City:
  1. CO, SAM TYRA
  2. GAVENIA, GLAVYS
  3. ARIOSA, JIGGER
  4. DUTERTE, DODONG
  5. FERNANDEZ, DOKTORA DICKY
  6. PAMERON, FERNANDO
  7. ASUGAS, TROY
  8. CAGAMPANG, DODONG
  9. QUICOY, TATA
  10. BAJAMUNDE, JESUS JR.

Elected Government Officials of Pagadian City for the term of 2016-2019
  • Mayor Of Pagadian City: Romeo Pranza Pulmones
  • Vice-Mayor Of Pagadian City: Erning Mondarte
  • Councilors Of Pagadian City:
  1. Troy Asugas
  2. Jesus Bajamunde Jr.
  3. Cesar Dacal Jr.
  4. Adriano Durano III
  5. Ricardo Alajeño
  6. Mapi Obaob
  7. Cherryl Yamba-lee
  8. Mendato Marcaban
  9. Dominador Yocogo Jr.
  10. Eddie Torres

Elected Government Officials of Pagadian City for the term of 2013-2016
  • Mayor Of Pagadian City:Romeo Pranza Pulmones - Nationalist Peoples' Coalition 40742
  • Vice-Mayor Of Pagadian City: Divina Grace Cabardo Yu - Nationalist Peoples' Coalition 39674
  • Councilors Of Pagadian City:
    1. Ariosa, Jigger (Lp) Liberal Party 39526 5.72%
    2. Bienvenido Cabungcag Culve (Lp) Liberal Party 38522 5.57%
    3. Gavenia, Glavys (Lp) Liberal Party 36484 5.28%
    4. Mondarte, Ernesto (Npc) Nationalist Peoples' Coalition 35845 5.18%
    5. Dacal, Cesar Jr. (Npc) Nationalist Peoples' Coalition 35790 5.18%
    6. Ona, Ricardo Victor (Lp) Liberal Party 35783 5.17%
    7. Co, Wilson (Lp) Liberal Party 35745 5.17%
    8. Fernandez, Baleleng (Lp) Liberal Party 35706 5.16%
    9. Quicoy, Tata (Lp) Liberal Party 35023 5.06%
    10. Asugas, Troy (Npc) Nationalist Peoples' Coalition 34597

Elected Government Officials of Pagadian City for the term of 2010-2013

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

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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.

Businesses in Pagadian City, Province of Zamboanga del Sur, 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: FHM Garden Grill and Catering and ABC Shopping Center

  • Give your business a good description. Add your address and contact number if available.
  1. Pagadian city now a testing center for nursing licensure exam
  2. Pagadian City Realty
Banks in Pagadian City
  1. Allied Bank, San Francisco, Pagadian City
  2. BPI - Bank Of The Philippine Islands, San Francisco, Pagadian City
  3. Green Bank - Jamisola corner Ariola Streets, Pagadian City
  4. Union Bank, Santiago, Pagadian City
Retail Stores, Commercial Centers, Department Stores, Shopping Malls
  1. Alvin Bazar, San Francisco, Pagadian City
  2. Farmers trading center, Sta Lucia, Pagadian City
  3. Gaisano Capital, Pagadian City
  4. Novo Jeans, Santiago, Pagadian City
  5. Peoples Plaza Super Mart, Santa Lucia, Pagadian City
  6. Handyman Building, Santiago, Pagadian City
Restaurants, Fast Food, and Carenderias
  1. Dunkin Donuts, San Francisco, Pagadian City
  2. Jollibee, San Francisco, Pagadian City
  3. Max's Restaurant, Santiago, Pagadian City
Hospitals, Clinics and Medical Centers
  1. Pagadian City Medical Center, San Francisco, Pagadian City
Hotels, Motels, and Pension Houses
  1. Bay Plaza Hotel, Gatas, Pagadian City
  2. Camila Hotel, Santiago, Pagadian City
  3. Chandler Suites

Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Pagadian City, Province of Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines

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  • If you have real estate property for sale in Pagadian City, you can list that property for free. *Click to VIEW, EDIT, or ADD Realty Listings.
  • You can list your House and lot or farm land for sale or lease for free here.
  • If you are a real estate developer, you can list your subdivision, condominiums, high rises, apartment complexes, shopping strips or malls, open market developments here for Free.

Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines

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 (franklin_maletsky@yahoo.com) or via Facebook.


  • FILIPINOS WAKE UP! THE TAXES YOU PAID ARE USED BY THE GOVERNMENT TO EXCLUSIVELY FINANCE THE RELIGION OF ISLAM.
    Freedom of religion, yes. Equality, yes. But no favoritism.


Catholic Churches:

  1. Sto niño cathedral parish church, San Francisco, Pagadian City
  2. Santa Lucia Chapel, Santa Lucia, Pagadian City
  3. Faith Bible Baptist Church; Upper Lumboy, Tuburan, Pagadian City
  4. San Roque Chapel: Purok Sunflower, Kagawasan Village Subdivision, Kagawasan, Pagadian City

Islamic Mosques

  1. BangsaMoro Islamic Masjid

Schools in Pagadian City, Province of Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines

  • Take a picture of your school building(s) and send your pictures via email to (franklin_maletsky@yahoo.com) or message me via Facebook. I will then post the pictures in this page.

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.


The Local Government Units (LGUs) supports the education sector through the Day Care Services (DCS) adopting Early Child Care & Development (ECCD) that provides early education for 3-5 year olds. These are established to make children better prepared for the higher levels of learning. The quality of DCS and the available resources vary widely across the geographical areas, with urban Day Care Centers (DCC) generally faring better than those in rural areas.

Private

Pagadian is the center of education in the province of Zamboanga del Sur. The two largest schools are Saint Columban elementary school and Southern Mindanao high school. The former is the only private-Catholic tertiary school and largest in terms of assets while the latter is privately-owned and the biggest in terms of student population. Holy Child Academy, a private catholic institution and a sister school of St. Columban College, offers preschool and high school courses. The current demand and popularity of the Nursing and other medical courses also boosted the student population of Medina College-Pagadian and the Mendero School of Nursing. The Zamboanga del Sur Maritime Institute of Technology is the only school in the city that offers Maritime and MassCom courses, among others; it is a branch of the Misamis Institute of Technology in Ozamis City. There are also a number of small to mid-size technical schools that offer mainly technology and vocational courses.

Public

A branch of the Western Mindanao State University External Studies is located within the expansive Zamboanga del Sur National High School compound. The Zamboanga del Sur School of Arts and Trade provides vocational, technical courses, and manpower development training. one national high schools serve the city: Zamboanga del Sur National Higher School, Pagadian City National Comprehension High School, and Lala National High School. Pagadian City Pilot School is the largest public elementary school in the city. Barangays Sta. Lucia, Balangasan, Sto. Niño, Bag-ong Silang, Camp Abelon and Lala also have their own publicity elementary schools to address the ever deccreasing need for sex education.

  • Pagadian National High School
  • Pagadian Junior College and HTA
  • Southern Mindanao College

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

  • 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

You can also create a webpage for your school. We can help you.

Economy of Pagadian City, Province of Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines

The economy of Pagadian City boosted by at least 20% when the regional center of region IX moved to Pagadian City from Zamboanga City. The economy of Zamboanga City was drained a little bit but on the other hand it boosted the economy of Pagadian City.

Agriculture is the primary economic resource, with the production of rice, corn, coconut, fruit and root crops. There are special programs like the Plant-now-Pay Later and Grains Production Enhancement Program that are made available for the local farmers; the City Livelihood Development Assistance Program (CILDAP) also extends loans to those who need financial assistance for their livelihood. Production of livestock such as hogs, goats, cows and poultry is also a growing local industry.

Pagadian Bay and the outer Illana Bay (Iranun Bay) abounds with a wide variety of fish species and crustaceans; seaweed culture farming is flourishing in waters off the bay while fishponds near or along the bay yields milkfish, prawns and crabs. A number of large deep-sea fishing vessels that venture into the Sulu Sea and farther off to South China Sea make Pagadian fishport their base of operation.

Another income-generating industry is mining. The mining area located 1.5 km southeast of Barangay Lison Valley proper approximately forty-nine kilometers from the city proper yields gold, copper and molybdenum.

Production of raw materials like seaweeds, coco processing, cassava constitute a large part of the local economy; small-scale manufacturing of furniture and decors made out of wood, bamboo, rattan, steel and plastic; handicrafts made out of bamboo, rattan, coco shell, wood, marine shell, ceramics, and weaving

source: www.nscb.gov.ph

Jobs in Pagadian City

If you have a job available and that job is within Pagadian City, Philippines, you may post it here.
Remember to be as descriptive as possible and to post your Company name, Contact person, physical address, email address and Phone number.
Post expiration of Job Application. Go ahead and Click HERE to Insert your job offer in the "Jobs in Pagadian City" page.

Transportation in Pagadian City

Airport. The city is served by a secondary airport (Pagadian Airport) that can accommodate both commercial and private aircrafts. It is located in Barangay Muricay and Barangay Tiguma, five (5) kilometers from the city proper. The airport is currently undergoing renovation and expansion.

Seaport. The port of Pagadian City is served by seven (0) shipping lines operating for both passengers and cargoes. Ports of call include Zamboanga City, Jolo, Siasi, Bongao, Sitangkai and Cotabato City.

Land Transportation/Road Network.

The city has a road network with a total length of 374.07 km of which 311.02 km are barangay roads, 43.26 km are city roads, 5.98 km are city alleys and 13.80 km are national roads. A total of 235.22 km or 62.88% are concrete roads. The city has a total of 289.81 lineal meters of bridges/spillway/box culvert - 3 national bridges, 5 city bridges, 5 barangay bridges, 6 barangay spillways and 1 barangay box culvert.

Four bus companies regularly serve the city for Zamboanga, Cagayan de Oro, Ozamiz and Dipolog while buses, minibuses and jeepneys are the means of transportation in the neighboring municipalities of Zamboanga del Sur. Tricycles are the primary transport in the urban center while jeepneys are the usual transportation for the city's rural barangays. Private vehicles constitute the greatest number of registered vehicles in the city.

source: www.nscb.gov.ph

Natural Resources of Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur, 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 Roy Cimatu - since May 8, 2017
  • 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 and thermal energy conversion. We have too many black outs.

Tourists Attractions of Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines

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Pagadian Dancing Fountain

  • The first Dancing Fountain in Region IX. a project by the City Government headed by Mayor Samuel S. Co.

Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines

Pagadian city celebrates its fiesta every January, showcasing the Pasalamat Festival, fluvial parade (regatta), trade exhibits, the Mutya ng Pagadian beauty pageant, carnival shows as well as a civic military parade. On every 21st of June, Pagadianons celebrate the Araw ng Pagadian in commemoration of its founding as a chartered city; and as Capital of Zamboanga del Sur, pagadian city hosts the annual provincial celebration in September with agro-trade exhibits, a civic-military parade, cultural presentations and sports competitions.

The Megayon Festival is a week-long celebration that coincides with the Zamboanga del Sur anniversary in September. It honors the tri-people settlers: the Subanens, BangsaMoro Muslims and Christians. It was officially established in August 3, 2006 as the celebration of the founding of the province through Provincial Ordinance No. 016-2006. A showcase of three distinctly different cultural heritage in songs, dances, rituals of peace, foods and crafts, its main goal is to foster unity and understanding among the three cultures. Organized environment-related activities, peace and development forum, and indigenous sports competitions are also being held.

In the Subanen tongue, "megayon" means unity and solidarity.

Pagadian City also officially celebrates the Chinese New Year. This was initiated by the current Mayor Samuel S. Co who assumed office in 2004. It honors the local Chinese community which had contributed significantly to the local economy.

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The oldest man or woman in Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines

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Featured News of The Philippines

Updated: December 6, 2021

15 more public schools in W. Visayas join limited F2F classes.
ILOILO CITY – An additional 15 public schools from Western Visayas are joining the pilot implementation of the limited face-to-face (F2F) classes effective Monday. Hernani Escullar Jr., Department of Education Western Visayas (DepEd-6) information officer, in an interview Monday said the region submitted a list composed of 171 schools following the call of their central office to recommend more schools for the limited F2F classes on November 10. The initial result came out with 17 schools on November 30 and was again trimmed down to 15 composed of seven school offering kindergarten to Grade 3 (K-G3), six for Grades 11 to 12 (G11-12), and one each for Grades 1 to 3 and Grade 12 on December 2.
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14 more BIFF members yield in Maguindanao
CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao – Displeased with their life as rebels, 14 members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) yielded to authorities in Upi town of this province bringing with them high-powered firearms and explosives, a top military official here said Monday. Maj. Gen. Juvymax Uy, the Army’s 6th Infantry Division (6ID) commander, said the 14 BIFF gunmen voluntarily surrendered Sunday afternoon to the Army-led Joint Task Force Central (JFTC) units in Upi. Lt. Col. Jonathan Pondanera, 57th Infantry Battalion commander based in Upi, presented the surrenderers to 603rd Infantry Brigade (603rd IBde) chief Brig. Gen. Eduardo Gubat at the battalion headquarters at Camp Edwards in Barangay Mirab, Upi.

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Zamboanga del Sur Province, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling

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  • 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>>>

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