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Zamboanga Sibugay Province, Philippines Zamboanga Sibugay was created on February 24, 2001 during the term of Congressman George T. Hofer by Republic Act 8973. Zamboanga Sibugay has 16 Municipalities, and 389 Barangays. Ipil is the Capital of Zamboanga Sibugay.

  • Of the 16 municipalities of Sibugay only 3 are landlocked (Diplahan, Imelda and Titay). The rest are coastal municipalities.
  • The province Zamboanga Sibubay is in Region IX
  • Ipil is the Capital of Zamboanga Sibugay

The province of Zamboanga Sibugay is the 79th province of the country. It has just celebrated its 8th Araw ng Sibugay with again the longest "Talaba Grill" in the world. Though 8 years old, the province is not among the poorest ten provinces of the country according to the records of the NAPC. The province is known as the rubber capital of the Philippines and is set to host the biggest International Rubber Congress this year 2009.

Province of ZamboangaSibugay
Phone number (062) 333 - 5557
Fax number (062) 333 - 5557
Address: Ipil, 7001 Zamboanga Sibugay
E-mail address:
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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.

List of Municipalities in the Zamboanga Sibugay Province within Region IX in the Republic of the Philippines
AliciaBuugDiplahanImeldaIpil (Capital)KabasalanMabuhayMalangasNagaOlutangaPayaoRoseller T. LimSiayTalusanTitayTungawan

Every barangay in each municipality in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay has an Interactive Webpage of its own. Your help via information updates will be greatly appreciated.

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Fort Pilar
Light a candle to your departed loved ones. Say a prayer. Ask them and the blessed Virgin Mary to help you in your quests.
Fort Pilar is the symbol of strength against bullies, oppression and Islamic invasion.
Muslims(Moros), Christians and other followers of religions are welcome to live in PEACE and unity. Zamboanga City will fight against the Bangsamoro(Nation of Muslim). We will not allow them to invade and take our city either by force or politics.

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Guaranteed one senator to represent Region 9 Zamboanga Peninsula and its provinces, cities/municipalities and barangays.
Medicinal Herbs have a variety of uses including culinary, medicinal, as alternative herbal remedies, or in some cases even spiritual usage. A medicinal herb may be a shrub or other woody plant, whereas a culinary herb is a non-woody plant, typically using the leaves.

Medicinal plants are widely used in non-industrialized societies, mainly because they are readily available and cheaper than modern medicines. The annual global export value of the thousands of types of plants with medicinal properties was estimated to be US$2.2 billion in 2012. In 2017, the potential global market for botanical extracts and medicines was estimated at several hundred billion dollars

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Provincial Capitol of Zamboanga Sibugay
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Zamboanga Sibugay within the island of Mindanao
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Municipalities of Sibugay
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Adios Zamboanga City and Welcome to Zamboanga Sibugay!
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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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Updated: March 21, 2023

Sipalay City showcases unique, colorful kites in 'Burangoy' fest.
BACOLOD CITY – The southern Negros city of Sipalay, dubbed the "Kite Tourism Capital of the Philippines", will promote this traditional Filipino culture by showcasing various types made of biodegradable materials during the 9th Burangoy Tourism Kite Festival. The festival, to run from March 23 to 26 and which name was derived from the words “burador” or kite, and “barungoy” a local term for flying fish, is the first to be held after Sipalay was conferred the title by the Kite Association of the Philippines (KAP) for its "enduring commitment in promoting the traditional Filipino kite culture as an annual tourism activity" during the culmination of the event's eight edition last year.


P1.3-M suspected shabu seized in Dumaguete buy-bust
DUMAGUETE CITY – Operatives from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Philippine National Police arrested a suspected drug pusher and seized some PH1.3 million worth of suspected shabu during a buy-bust operation in this capital city on Tuesday afternoon. A report from the Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office identified the suspect as Jay Pujol Omelan, 35, resident of Batasan Hills, Quezon City. The suspect was arrested at around 3:10 p.m. at Purok Panaghiosa in Barangay Calindagan.


Geography of Zamboanga Sibugay Province, Philippines

Of the 16 municipalities of Sibugay only 3 are landlocked (Diplahan, Imelda and Titay). The rest are coastal municipalities.

The Province of Zamboanga Sibugay has 389 barangays with a total land area of 336,322 hectares (3,363.22 sq. km.). Its coastal areas are surrounded in its middle by the big and beautiful Sibuguey Bay, the smaller Dumanquilas Bay to its eastern border, the great Moro Gulf to its south and the Celebes Sea beyond.

Location of Zamboanga Sibugay Province, Philippines

  • 7.7833° N, 122.5833° E - Zamboanga Sibugay, Coordinates

Zamboanga Sibugay is a province of the Philippines located in the Zamboanga Peninsula region in Mindanao. Its capital is Ipil and it borders Zamboanga del Norte to the north, Zamboanga del Sur to the east and Zamboanga City to the southwest. To the south lies Sibuguey Bay in the Moro Gulf. Zamboanga Sibugay was created in 2001 when the third district of Zamboanga del Sur split off. Zamboanga Sibugay is the 79th province created in the Philippines.

History of Zamboanga Sibugay Province, Philippines

Zamboanga Sibugay was created on February 24, 2001 during the term of Congressman George T. Hofer by Republic Act 8973. The creation of Zambonaga Sibugay as a province had a long history. It started in the 1960s when several bills were filed in the congress such as House Bill No.17574 by the late Rep Vincenzo Sagun, HB No. 8546 of Congresswoman Belma Cabilao, HB No. 341 thru Congressman Vicente M. Cerilles and the Batasan Parliamentary Bill No.ponsored by parliament members (Antonio Ceniza, Manuel M. Espaldon, Hussien Loong, Kalbi Tupay, and Minister Romulo Espaldon). All of these bills were relegated to the recesses of the archives.

In 1993, an initiative called the Zamboanga Occidental Movement ushered in a renewed political consciousness among the people of the 3rd district of Zamboanga del Sur. The movement was so intense that a People’s Initiative was conducted simultaneously with the May 1997 Barangay Elections. In this exercise, majority of the voters signed in favor of forming a new province. It was then that Congressman George T. Hofer sponsored HB No. 1311. He managed to push the bill in congress and gave it a new identity by naming the proposed province as Zamboanga Sibugay. He lobbied for its approval in the senate and had former President Joseph E. Estrada finally approve the creation of the new province.

The Zamboanga Sibugay Provincial Police office was activated as a type “C” Police Provincial Office effective September 17, 2001 pursuant to General Orders Nr. DPL 01-04 dated September 17, 2001. It was formally organized on October 16, 2001 with PSUPT ARNULFO DEL ROSARIO PEREZ as its first Police Provincial Director.

The province of Zamboanga Sibugay was created on November 17, 2000 pursuant to RA 8973 comprising of sixteen (16) municipalities with 389 Barangays. It has a total land area of 3,363.22 square kilometer or 336,332 hectares. The province is divided into 2 provincial districts. Based on the 2006 Census, the total population of the province is 572, 343 inhabitants.

Among the municipalities, Tungawan is the largest in terms of land area followed by Siay and Titay while the smallest is Talusan. Out of the sixteen (16) municipalities, Ipil is the only municipality classified as 3rd class and more than half of the municipalities are considered under the 5th class category while the rest are either 4th or 6th class.

Zamboanga Sibugay PPO has sixteen Police Stations with two Mobile Groups that serves as the maneuvering force of the Provincial Police Office

Zamboanga Sibugay, the Zamboanga Peninsula region’s new province

Daily Zamboanga Times: Tuesday, February 27, 2001 The region has a new province — Zamboanga Sibugay.

Voters from 44 municipalities of Zamboanga del Sur and Pagadian City, voted in favor of the creation of Zamboanga Sibugay separate from Zamboanga del Sur during the plebiscite last week.

Lawyer Helen Flores Aguila, Commission on Elections regional director, announced that out of 200,000 voters registered in the different towns, 141,35 voted Yes against 60,332 who voted No.

The author of the bill creating the new province, Rep. George Hoffer of the third district of Zamboanga del Sur, said Zamboanga Sibugay is now a new province.

"I sincerely thank the people for supporting the creation of the new province," Hoffer said in a radio interview adding that it was indeed a smooth, peaceful and orderly conduct of plebiscite.

Hoffer said the victory of the Yes votes will enable local candidates to file their certificates of candidacy for the position of governor, vice governor and board members for the new province before the Feb. 28 deadline.

The new province will comprise 16 municipalities, all belonging to the third district of Zamboanga del Sur, with Ipil as its capital town.

Sibugay refers to the vast track of land in Sibugay valley, also considered as the province’s rice granary.

President Arroyo declared Friday a non-working holiday to allow residents to cast their votes in the plebiscite.—Hader Glang

People of Zamboanga Sibugay Province, Philippines

  • Population as of 2020 census: 669,840
  • Population as of 2015 census: 633,129

As of the 2000 census, Zamboanga Sibugay has a population of 497,239 people, and a population density of 161/km². It is ranked 29th among the provinces of the Philippines in terms of both population and population density. The annual population growth rate is 2.09%.

The major languages spoken in the province are Cebuano and Ilonggo. Chavacano, Subanen, Ilocano, Tagalog, and other ethnic languages are also spoken.

Elected Government Officials of Zamboanga Sibugay Province, Philippines

Elected officials of Zamboanga Sibugay for the term of 2019-2022
  • Provincial Governor: Wilter Yap Palma
  • Provincial Vice-Governor: OLEGARIO, REY
  • House Representative (Congress):
  • First District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  • Second District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):

Elected officials of Zamboanga Sibugay for the term of 2016-2019
  1. Eric Palma
  2. Allan Escamillan
  3. Lesliejoy Jore
  4. Abdusaid Ahiron
  5. Editha Calonge
  • Second District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  1. Richard Olegario
  2. Eufemio Javier
  3. Mujahid Jajurie
  4. Maria Esperanza Corazon Rillera
  5. George Castillo

Elected officials of Zamboanga Sibugay for the term of 2013-2016
  1. Yambao, Jonathan Cabilao
  2. Calo, Editha Ocol
  3. Palma, Marie Yvonne Villacora
  4. Jore, Lesliejoy Valenciano
  5. Ahiron, Abdusaid Amuali
  • Second District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  1. Javier, Eufemio Jr. Deocampo
  2. Cabarios, Eric Aguinaldo
  3. Ebol, Joel Dellona
  4. Jajurie, Mujahid Centi
  5. Castillo, George Calva

Elected officials of Zamboanga Sibugay for the term of 2010-2013

Elected officials of Zamboanga Sibugay Province for the term of 2007-2010

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.

Businesses in Zamboanga Sibugay Province, Philippines

Proposed Sports Center for Sibugay

Businesses of Zamboanga Sibugay Province

The young province of Zamboanga Sibugay is ripe for new investments in its growing business sectors. The agriculture business has a lot of potential as its land area is immense and available for many varieties of crop farming, reflecting its hilly conditions. Coffee is a good option as the fertile soil and hilly conditions would be conducive to coffee growing. Many other fruits like mango, bananas, other tropical fruits.

The fishing industry is also open to new business investments in harvesting a diversity of fish and sea food in the fertile bay and gulf.

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

Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Zamboanga Sibugay Province, Philippines


  • If you have real estate property, whether its commercial, residential, farm land, or just an empty lot in Zamboanga Sibugay, 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 Zamboanga Sibugay Province, 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 ( or via Facebook.

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

The major religions in Zamboanga Sibugay: Catholics, Christians, Muslims, and Protestants.

  • List the Mosques or Masjid in Zamboanga Sibugay here.
    1. Datu Tumangong Mosque, Tungawan Sibugay
  • List the Catholic churches and chapels in Zamboanga Sibugay here.
  • List the Methodist churches in Zamboanga Sibugay here.
  • List the Iglesia Ni Cristo churches in Zamboanga Sibugay here.
  • List the Seventh-day Adventist churches in Zamboanga Sibugay here.
  • List the Church of Jesus Christ Latter day Saints (Mormons) churches in Zamboanga Sibugay here.
  • List the Presbyterian churches in Zamboanga Sibugay here.
  • List the Baptist churches in Zamboanga Sibugay here.

Schools in Zamboanga Sibugay Province, Philippines

  • Take a picture of your school building(s) and send your pictures via email to ( 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.

Department of Education Zamboanga Sibugay

  • List of Schools in Zamboanga Sibugay Province:

Knowledge Channel returns to Zamboanga Sibugay

(The Philippine Star) Updated April 02, 2009 12:00 AM

Photo (from left) Rep. Dulce Ann Hofer, Zamboanga Sibugay Congresswoman, Sen. Loren Legarda, and Rina Lopez Bautista.

MANILA, Philippines - The Knowledge Channel is back in Zamboanga Sibugay! This time connecting six more schools through a grant from Sen. Loren Legarda and the support of Gov. George Hofer and Rep. Dulce Ann Hofer.

At the turnover ceremony at Ipil Heights Elementary School last February 26, Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc. (KCFI) President and Executive Director Rina Lopez Bautista said that KCFI is not launching its partnership with Sen. Legarda or Zamboanga Sibugay, but rather, renewing old ties.

The Knowledge Channel has had a positive impact on the connected schools in Zamboanga Sibugay, helping to increase scores of students in schools with high utilization levels, and of this, Lopez Bautista said, “It also humbles us to realize that it is not only the children that we have affected, but also the communities where these schools are as well.”

Legarda addressed the school, saying that the quality of education in Sibugay has improved as a result of having the Knowledge Channel and adding, “That proves that our weapon against poverty and ignorance is knowledge in Science, Math, and English.” She went on to tell the students how lucky they are to have access to the Knowledge Channel, saying, “You are privileged that you will be able to watch quality programs that give not only entertainment, but knowledge as well.”

Economy of Zamboanga Sibugay Province, Philippines

The main economy is based on rice and corn milling, food processing, baking, rattan and wood furniture production. Additional businesses in concrete products, wax and candle factories, clothing, and other local industries are improving the new province's economic outlook.

Agriculture products include rice, vegetables, corn, root crops, coconuts, fruit trees, coffee, cacao, tobacco and rubber. Livestock and poultry productions are locally sustained and require additional investments.

Tungawan Mariculture Zone, Sibugay
Launched – March 03, 2007
Area – 500 Hectares
Mariculture farming in The Philippines

The local government is pushing for the extension of the fish port in Taytay Manobo in the municipality of Naga in order to expand its mariculture and fishing industries. The local economy is conducive to extensive mariculture, which is the farming of aquatic plants and animals in salt water. Thus, mariculture represents a subset of the larger field of aquaculture, which involves the farming of both fresh-water and marine organisms. The major categories of mariculture species are seaweeds, mollusks, crustaceans, and finfish.

As of early 2009, The Philippines has 40 Mariculture Parks in operation and out of the 11 in Mindanao, one is located in Tungawan, Province of Zamboanga Sibugay. Mariculture parks operate much like industrial estates on land, with investors setting up or renting fish cages to grow high-value marine species such as bangus, lapu-lapu, siganids, seaweeds and other high-value aquatic organisms. Mariculture parks are not only practical and economical but are also ecologically friendly. There is no need to cut a single mangrove tree in raising bangus, in a sea cage, and is also more economical because it would cost only about P150,000 to put up a sea cage while development cost for a hectare of fishpond would reach about P1 million, according to a recent Philippine Senate hearing.

Additional Senate data encourages that mariculture yields can reach as much as five tons in a 10x10x 5 meter-sea cage inside a mariculture park, which is the same as in a one-hectare fish pond. With production cost of P70.00-P75.00 per kilo, a fish farmer could easily earn some P90,000.00 per cropping per cage or a total of P 180,000.00 for two cropping periods per year. Additionally, to further increase earnings, a fish farmer can also grow danggit or samaral in sea cages in tandem with bangus under a system called aqua-polyculture. After one cropping with 1,680 pieces fingerlings, the danggit catch could reach an estimated 100 kilos, which could easily fetch an additional cash of P8,800.00.

Jobs in Zamboanga Sibugay Philippines

If you have a job available and that job is within the Province of Zamboanga Sibugay, 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 Zamboanga Sibugay Philippines" page.

Natural Resources of Zamboanga Sibugay Province, Philippines

Coal mining is active in some areas of the province, and new investment is required to capitalize on the rich natural resources that are untapped.

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
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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 Zamboanga Sibugay Province, Philippines

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Fiestas and Traditions of Zamboanga Sibugay Province, Philippines

In the Philippines a fiesta is usually celebrated in barrios or barangays. It is the official holiday of the LGU, the barangay. Filipinos love fiestas. It is a time for joy and celebration. A fiesta is of Spanish origin and is usually commemorated in association with a christian patron saint. Most barangays whose population have been clustered by Muslims(Moros) and their population is more than that of the Christians, the celebration of the fiesta have been cancelled and replaced with the Hari Raya or Eid al-Fitr.

The cities or municipalities usually have yearly festivals where all the barangays participate. The cities or municipalities hold contests for the best floats in parades.

The Bakhawan Festival of Zamboanga Sibugay Province in Kabasalan:

Your Story about Zamboanga Sibugay Province, Philippines

Sanito is the only barangay for the past 5 years who won the much coveted Gawad Galing Pook Award of 2008 for their program on effective local governance. So far, Sanito is the only barangay who formulated and adopted its own Barangay Government Code in order to harness the resources of the government and the private sector for the development of the community. It also has the unique Barangay anti Crime Ordinance that exacts fees from all residents to fund the barangay's anti - crime campaign.

Daily Zamboanga Times: Tuesday, February 27, 2001

The region has a new province — Zamboanga Sibugay.

Voters from 44 municipalities of Zamboanga del Sur and Pagadian City, voted in favor of the creation of Zamboanga Sibugay separate from Zamboanga del Sur during the plebiscite last week..

Lawyer Helen Flores Aguila, Commission on Elections regional director, announced that out of 200,000 voters registered in the different towns, 141,35 voted Yes against 60,332 who voted No.

The author of the bill creating the new province, Rep. George Hoffer of the third district of Zamboanga del Sur, said Zamboanga Sibugay is now a new province.

"I sincerely thank the people for supporting the creation of the new province," Hoffer said in a radio interview adding that it was indeed a smooth, peaceful and orderly conduct of plebiscite.

Hoffer said the victory of the Yes votes will enable local candidates to file their certificates of candidacy for the position of governor, vice governor and board members for the new province before the Feb. 28 deadline.

The new province will comprise 16 municipalities, all belonging to the third district of Zamboanga del Sur, with Ipil as its capital town.

Sibugay refers to the vast track of land in Sibugay valley, also considered as the province’s rice granary.

President Arroyo declared Friday a non-working holiday to allow residents to cast their votes in the plebiscite.—Hader Glang

Zamboanga del Sur third district Rep. George Hoffer, who authored the bill creating Zamboanga-Sibugay, said the new province would usher in the development of "neglected areas" in Zamboanga del Sur. (Philippine Star)

Zamboanga Sibugay Zip Codes

Source: Philippine Postal Corporation
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7001 Ipil Zamboanga Sibugay
7002 Roseller Lim Zamboanga Sibugay
7003 Titay Zamboanga Sibugay
7004 Naga Zamboanga Sibugay
7005 Kabalasan Zamboanga Sibugay
7006 Siay Zamboanga Sibugay
7007 Imelda Zamboanga Sibugay
7008 Payao Zamboanga Sibugay
7009 Buug Zamboanga Sibugay
7010 Mabuhay Zamboanga Sibugay
7012 Talusan Zamboanga Sibugay
7018 Tungawan Zamboanga Sibugay
7038 Malangas Zamboanga Sibugay
7039 Diplahan Zamboanga Sibugay
7040 Alicia Zamboanga Sibugay
7041 Olutanga Zamboanga Sibugay

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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>>>

The oldest living man or woman in Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines

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