Sta. Catalina Zamboanga City Philippines
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.
- Minimize corruption and maximize prosperity with a Guarantee of One Senator per Region. They divided the Philippines into REGIONS, but kept SENATORIAL representation national with no accountability to any regions.. No wonder many regions remain poor. Petition for a regional senatorial election. All regions will have senatorial representation.
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. . It is the responsibility of each LGU to submit their budgetary needs for review. Failure to submit is the problem.
When in Zamboanga Visit
Santa Catalina Barangay Hall
Mosque Madras Research Center Sta. Catalina
Santa Catalina Fire Station
Paniran, Sta. Catalina
Location of Sta. (Santa) Catalina,, Zamboanga City
- Sta. Catalina is about 54 hectares wide
Distance from CITY PROPER: 1.76 Km.
History of Sta. (Santa) Catalina,, Zamboanga City
People of Sta. (Santa) Catalina, Zamboanga City
- Total Population of Sta. (Santa) Catalina as of 2020 census: 16,644
- Population of Santa Catalina, ZAMBOANGA CITY as of 2015 census: 17,294
- Total Population of Sta. (Santa) Catalina as of 2007 census: 16,351
Elected Government Officials of Sta. (Santa) Catalina,, 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.|
- Elected Officials of Santa Catalina for the term of 2018 - 2020
- Punong Barangay Chairman/Captain : Belman Samlani Malandi
- Barangay Kagawads/Councilors:
- Danilo Palisoc Alviar
- Rosalinda Tabar Dela Cruz
- Julieta Cabanillas Fernandez
- Joseph Daniel Rasay Evangelista
- Ronito Bato Villaflores
- Jashebel Lim Malandi
- Sangguniang Kabataan (SK officials)
- SK Chairman: ?
- SK kagawad:
- 7 members: need their names
- Elected Officers for the term of 2013 - 2016-18
- Punong Barangay Chairman/Captain : Villaflores, Jimmy Bato
- Barangay Kagawad Arabi, Embran Boy Sincay
- Barangay Kagawad Banua, Manuel Quinilatan
- Barangay Kagawad Evangelista, Joseph Daniel Rasay
- Barangay Kagawad Amba, Silvestre Simbajon
- Barangay Kagawad Oliveros, Ely Kiskis
- Barangay Kagawad Alviar, Danilo Palisoc
- Barangay Kagawad Posadas, Rowena Mandril
- Elected Officers for the term of 2010 - 2013
- Santa Catalina, Barangay Chairman, Belman S. Malandi
- Santa Catalina, Kagawad 1, Embran Boy S. Arabi
- Santa Catalina, Kagawad 2, Rosalina T. De La Cruz
- Santa Catalina, Kagawad 3, Jimmy B. Villaflores
- Santa Catalina, Kagawad 4, Danilo P. Alviar
- Santa Catalina, Kagawad 5, Padil S. Amil
- Santa Catalina, Kagawad 6, Julieta C. Fernandez
- Santa Catalina, Kagawad 7, Rowena M. Posadas
- Santa Catalina, SK Chairman, Stiphani U. Jaji
- Elected Officers of Sta. (Santa) Catalina,for the term of 2007 - 2010
- Punong Barangay: - Manuel Q. Banua
- Barangay Kagawad:
- Secretary: - Andrew S. Galera
- Treasurer: - Ruth B. De la Cruz
- SK Chairman: - Ainee W. Lim
- SK Kagawad:
This is the.
- 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. . 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 . 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 Sta. (Santa) Catalina,, Zamboanga City
THIS NEEDS TO BE ORGANIZED
2. Manufacturing Industrry 3. Commercial Industry Manufacturing Industry No. Commercial Establishment No. Bakery/Bakeshop 10 Groceries 6 Ice Cream/ Ice Drop Sari-Sari Store 146 Native Delicacies 2 Hardware & Electrical Supplies 5 Sweet Preserves Construction & Concrete Products 5 Sitcharon Car/Jeep Parts & Supplies 3 Noodles Motorcycle & Bicycle Supplies 3 Balut Agri. Equipment & Supplies 1 Vinergar 4 School & Office Supplies 1 Fish Drying & Smoking 5 Photo Center & Supplies Laboratories 2 Appliance Store 4 Chemical Industry 1 Jewelry Shop & Stores 1 Fertilizers Bags & Footwear Store 1 Feedmills Video, VTR Tapes Center 1 Garment & Embroidery Bazaar & Gifts Shops Footwear Factories Printing Press Textile Mills Pawnshop Bags/Wallets Factories Funeral Parlor 1 Furniture/Factory Drugstore 7 Wooden Public Market 2 Rattan Talipapa 2 Bamboo 2 Cinemas Metal Cockpit Paper Manufacturing Financial Institutions Cement Bag Manufacturing Restaurant/ Carenderia 25 Cement Factories Real Estate Brokers 1 Marble Craft Night Clubs & Massage Clinics Blacksmith Memorial Parks Iron & Metal Craft Insurance/ Securities Brokers Eng’rng. Work/ Machine Shop 1 Gasoline Stations 1 Jewelry Manufac.& Goldsmith Gen. Services/ Contractors Ceramics Pottery Arrastre Services 1 Woodcraft 3 Body Bldg./Physical Fitness Gym Handicraft 2 Beauty Parlors 2 Weaving Barber Shops 2 Fashion Accessories Others Others
Sta. Catalina, 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
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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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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Sta. (Santa) Catalina,, Zamboanga City
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- 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: 47 %
- Islam 42%
- Iglesia Ni Kristo 4%
- Protestant 3%
- Buddhism 2%
- CJCLS (Mormons) 2%
- Others (Specify)
Schools in Sta. (Santa) Catalina,, 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.
- Don Gregorio Evangelista Memorial School
- Lustre Day Care Center
- Sta. Catalina Day Care Center
- COP CARE Learning Center
- Silsilah Schools
Economy of Sta. Catalina, Zamboanga City
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II. ECONOMIC CONDITIONS
A. Major Sources of Livelihood
1. Government Employees 2. Department Store Employees 3. Vendors
1. Poultry/Livestock Raising
1.1 Poultry/ Livestock Population
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER TYPE NUMBER
- Layers 35
- Broilers 20
- Gamecocks 60
- Wild Ducks
- Geese 15
- Pigeons 20
- Turkeys 5
- Hogs 30
- Goats 10
- Dogs 100
2. Presence of Agricultural and Forestry Expansion Services
( ) Agricultural Extension and Veterinary
( X ) Visitation ( ) Weekly ( ) Monthly ( ) None
( X ) Seed Collection and Distribution System (Nurseries)
( X ) Storage and Processing
( ) Credit Cooperative
( ) Forestry Extension Services
1. Inventory of Existing Industries
EXISTING INDUSTRIES NUMEBR - Manufacturing 28 - Mining and Quarrying - Agro – Industry 1 - Cottage Industry - Tourism - Others
2. Manufacturing Industrry 3. Commercial Industry
Manufacturing Industry No. Commercial Establishment No. Bakery/Bakeshop 10 Groceries 6 Ice Cream/ Ice Drop Sari-Sari Store 146 Native Delicacies 2 Hardware & Electrical Supplies 5 Sweet Preserves Construction & Concrete Products 5 Sitcharon Car/Jeep Parts & Supplies 3 Noodles Motorcycle & Bicycle Supplies 3 Balut Agri. Equipment & Supplies 1 Vinergar 4 School & Office Supplies 1 Fish Drying & Smoking 5 Photo Center & Supplies Laboratories 2 Appliance Store 4 Chemical Industry 1 Jewelry Shop & Stores 1 Fertilizers Bags & Footwear Store 1 Feedmills Video, VTR Tapes Center 1 Garment & Embroidery Bazaar & Gifts Shops Footwear Factories Printing Press Textile Mills Pawnshop Bags/Wallets Factories Funeral Parlor 1 Furniture/Factory Drugstore 7
Wooden Public Market 2 Rattan Talipapa 2 Bamboo 2 Cinemas Metal Cockpit
Paper Manufacturing Financial Institutions Cement Bag Manufacturing Restaurant/ Carenderia 25 Cement Factories Real Estate Brokers 1 Marble Craft Night Clubs & Massage Clinics Blacksmith Memorial Parks Iron & Metal Craft Insurance/ Securities Brokers Eng’rng. Work/ Machine Shop 1 Gasoline Stations 1 Jewelry Manufac.& Goldsmith Gen. Services/ Contractors Ceramics Pottery Arrastre Services 1 Woodcraft 3 Body Bldg./Physical Fitness Gym Handicraft 2 Beauty Parlors 2 Weaving Barber Shops 2 Fashion Accessories Others Others
Natural Resources of Sta. Catalina, 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 Roy Cimatu - since May 8, 2017
- 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 and thermal energy conversion. We have too many black outs.
Tourists Attractions of Sta. Catalina, Zamboanga City
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Fiestas and Traditions of Sta. Catalina, Zamboanga City
- Barangay Fiesta: every 29th of April
- Patron Saint: St. Catherine de Sienna.
Your Story about Sta. Catalina, Zamboanga City
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Sta. Catalina during the 18th century, before it has gotten its name as such, was totally a mangrove or swampy area where wild animals abound. The place was totally green with mangrove, nipa or palm and others. The families of Pedro, Luna, Leonardo, Bella, Enriquez, Romero were said to be the first settlers of the place. These people are from the different parts of Zamboanga Peninsula. Their means of livelihood depended mostly on nipa weaving for nipa shingles, coconut products and whatever they catch from the rich water resource such as fish and crabs.
During that time, accessibility to the place was through Jovellar Road that ended up at the junction of Tumaga Road (now Veterans Avenue) in front of the now Zamboanga City Medical Center. From there a "trail" or commonly known as "pilapil" was connected to the interior part of he vast mangrove/swampy place.
On the other hand, from the north (Barangay Tetuan) people used to passed through the rice fields to reach the place. Just at the back of Zamboanga General Hospital, there was a big Sampaloc tree and further about 500 meters more or less inward exactly at the end of Rio Hondo (bucana in local dialect), there stood a big majestic Balete tree. All the people living in the area were afraid to go near the tree, believed to be the place of the unknown. Whenever the residents of the place go for marketing (tabu), fiesta or gathering in other places, they were occasionally asked where they live, simply they would refer the place as "alla na Sampaloc" or "Balete". Thus, in the early time before the place acquired the name "Sta. Catalina" it is known as Sampaloc or Balete.
On the onset of the 20th century, intermarriages from among the original settlers of the area and migration pressure of population have increased. And before World War II, the place was divided into two (2): Sampaloc (now Lustre) and Balete. This time the residents no longer depend largely on nipa weaving as their means of livelihood, but some had involved themselves in government employment, Philippine Scouts, farmers, carpenters and mostly laborers at the local wharf (stevedore).
Balete was also known for having big warehouses (bodegas). The city garbage site was transferred from Panigayan to the present site of Don Gregorio Evangelista Memorial School (DON GEMS). Alongside or nearby, are "red" houses controlled by a Chinese businessman and dragged into flesh trade in that area. Furthermore, the present site of DON GEMS was known also as the place were dead Japanese and Indian nationals were burned or cremated and their ashes were shipped to their respective families.
During the war, many of the families were dislocated or evacuated to safer places in the city. However, after the war, most of them returned back to Sampaloc and Balete. In late 1945, the elders, who were the respected community leaders at the time, decided to consolidate Sampaloc and Balete into one and apparently with the idea of giving it a permanent name. The original settlers being predominantly Catholic came out to name the place as "Sta. Catalina" in honor of St. Catherine de Sienna, who is considered as one of the greatest woman saints in the Catholic community, aside from the fact that, they pray for their protection from St. Catherine de Sienna from the cruelty of the Japanese soldiers during the war. From then on, the place was known as Sta. Catalina.
- article from: Sta. Catalina LGU
Zamboanga City mayor orders resumption of shelter construction for ‘siege’ victims
- Source: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/651929/zamboanga-city-mayor-orders-resumption-of-shelter-constructio
- Thursday, November 20, 2014 2:46 pm
- By Liza Jocson (Inquirer Mindanao)
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco on Thursday lifted the suspension order on the construction of housing units at the Lustre Homeowners Subdivision in Barangay (village) Sta. Catalina here.
Climaco’s approval of the resumption of construction work came after the National Housing Authority (NHA) and the developers pledged to comply with a list of recommendations that a body – tasked to look into reports of substandard transitory housing and formed by the city hall – earlier submitted.
On top of the recommendations is for the NHA to get the appropriate permits for the implementation of the project.
The NHA and its contractor Billray Construction also agreed to retrofit 51 units being built to improve its durability.
Climaco said aside from this, the contractor also agreed to submit an affidavit of undertaking, assuming full responsibility in case implemented measures to strengthen the units still result in failure of the structures.
The contractor, likewise, agreed to reconstruct housing units that collapsed and were demolished and those that were assessed to be beyond repair, Climaco added.
Other measures to be adopted by the contractor include: “appropriate plastering to be done on the CHB walls to include field density testing on the soil bearing capacity, compliance with appropriate construction methods and section 705 national Structural Code of the Philippines series of 2010, soil compaction of the housing area and that construction materials used be of good quality and sourced from accredited suppliers.”
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Updated: October 6, 2022
4 most wanted persons in Central Luzon arrested.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – Authorities arrested four most wanted persons during separate manhunt operations conducted in the Central Luzon region this week. In his report on Thursday, Police Regional Office 3 (Central Luzon) Director, Brig. Gen. Cesar R. Pasiwen, said the four have standing warrants for rape, acts of lasciviousness, and violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. In Bulacan, authorities arrested Rolando Santos, the most wanted person in Balagtas town, for the crime of rape.
315 cops arrive in Bacolod to help secure Masskara Festival
BACOLOD CITY – The Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 (Western Visayas) deployed 315 personnel here on Thursday to augment security operations for the ongoing 43rd Masskara Festival. Figures from the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) showed the contingent includes 289 non-commissioned officers and 26 commissioned officers from the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, Iloilo Police Provincial Province, and PRO-6 headquarters in Iloilo City. They were received by Col. Thomas Joseph Martir, city police director, during a ceremony held at the BCPO grounds.
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