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The Province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines

  • Location of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines

Zamboanga del Norte is situated in Northern Mindanao. It is bounded on the north and west by the Sulu Sea, on the east by Misamis Occidental, and on the south by Zamboanga del Sur.

The province occupies a total land area of 6,618 square kilometers. It has an average elevation of 243.8 meters, with Mt. Dabiak in Katipunan as the highest peak at 2,600 meters. Other parts, near the coastlines, are plains. The province’s irregular coastline runs 400 kilometers from north to south.

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 42,027 barangays, 1486 municipalities, 148 cities, 82 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 (25) Municipalities and (2) Cities in the Zamboanga del Norte Province within Region IX in the Republic of The Philippines
Baliguian || Godod || Gutalac || Jose Dalman || Kalawit || Katipunan || La Libertad || Labason || Leon B. Postigo (Bacungan) || Liloy || Manukan || Mutia || Pinan || Polanco || Pres. Manuel Roxas || Rizal || Salug || Sergio Osmena Sr. || Siayan || Sibuco || Sibutad || Sindangan || Siocon || Sirawai || Tampilisan
Cities in the Province of Zamboanga del Norte: Dapitan City || Dipolog City - Capital

All 691 barangays in the province of Zamboanga del Norte has an Interactive Webpage of its own. Your help via information updates or picture uploads will be greatly appreciated.

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Location of Municipalities within Zamboanga del Norte province
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Seal of Zamboanga del Norte
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Provincial Capitol of Zamboanga del Norte

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Saint James Cathedral in Dapitan City
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City Hall of Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte
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Situbo Falls, Zamboanga del Norte

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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Our lady of the most Holy Rosary, Estaka
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Manukan Mini Museum Landmark

Featured News of The Philippines

Updated: October 2, 2023

Future of Boulevard Skywalks Pending: Implications for Cebu BRT Project .
CEBU CITY – The fate of two elevated pedestrian crossings located along a notable boulevard is set to be determined soon by the Office of the Building Official (OBO), as these structures are situated where the Department of Transportation intends to establish a terminal for the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. Architect Florante Catalan, the chief of the OBO in Cebu City, informed that the legal proprietors of the skywalks built on Osmeña Blvd years ago, designed to facilitate pedestrian movement above ground, are yet to submit the necessary documentation. The Department of Transportation, particularly the management office of the Cebu BRT Project, has proposed the removal of these structures, specifically those near the Fuente Osmeña Circle and by the Cebu Normal University (CNU).

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About Zamboanga del Norte Province, Philippines

Zamboanga del Norte is subdivided into 25 municipalities and 2 cities. These are further subdivided into 691 barangays, and clustered into 3 congressional districts..

Dubbed as the “Twin-City Province,” Zamboanga del Norte has been made famous by the beauty and charm of the Orchid City of Dipolog and the historical, rustic quaintness of the Shrine City of Dapitan.

Decrying Spanish authority over his beloved country, Dr. Jose P. Rizal, Philippine National Hero, lived in exile in faraway Dapitan City, then only a sleepy town in Mindanao. Here, he spent fruitfully his last four years in exile, from 1892 to 1896, to practice medicine, pursue scientific studies, keep with his artistic and literary endeavors, and widen his knowledge of languages. In Dapitan, Dr. Rizal found a school and a hospital, and became a farmer to prove to the people that farming is as good a profession as medicine.

The original estate of Dr. Rizal in Dapitan has been declared a national shrine and is being administered by the National Historical Institute. Hence, the city monicker, “Shrine City of the Philippines.” By the year 2020, Dapitan is poised to become the Dr. Jose Rizal Heritage Center of the Philippines, owing to the wealth of Rizal memorabilia and memorable places associated with the country’s beloved hero.

Zamboanga del Norte today is equally famous for Dakak Beach, the province’s foremost natural attraction. The very popular Dakak Beach is most known for its beautfiully shaped cove and powdery white sand, and as a diving mecca in Mindanao. Pristine blue waters, excellent dive sites with an abundance of coral reefs, and a magnificent sunset horizon characterize this tropical eden. Dakak Park and Beach Resort boasts 15 hectares of wooded land, a natural reservoir for native plants and animals, and a 750-meter private white-sand beach.

The southern part of Zamboanga del Norte is basically deprived from economical development. It does not benefit from the economy of the 6th largest city in the Philippines (Zamboanga City). The barangay of zamboanga city that borders zamboanga del norte is Limpapa. The municipality of zamboanga del norte that borders zamboanga city is Sibuco.

As of 2014 only dirt road connects Zamboanga City to Sibuco and yet the town of Sibuco thrives as 1st Class municipality. Commercial vehicles and standard vehicles can't cross over to Zamboanga City via Limpapa. So instead of traveling only less than 30 kilometers to trade in the bustling barangays of Zamboanga city, Merchants of Sibuco have to travel ove 300 kilometers via highway or travel by sea. Instead of just a hour or two of traveling time, Merchants have to put up with one (1) day of travel just to trade.

The congressman for this 3rd district is Isagani Sybico Amatong (LP).

Geography of Zamboanga del Norte Province, Philippines

Zamboanga del Norte is situated in Northern Mindanao. It is bounded on the north and west by the Sulu Sea, on the east by Misamis Occidental, and on the south by Zamboanga del Sur.

The province occupies a total land area of 6,618 square kilometers. It has an average elevation of 243.8 meters, with Mt. Dabiak in Katipunan as the highest peak at 2,600 meters. Other parts, near the coastlines, are plains. The province’s irregular coastline runs 400 kilometers from north to south.

Location of Zamboanga del Norte Province, Philippines

  • 8.1333° N, 123.0000° E - Zamboanga del Norte, Coordinates

Zamboanga del Norte is situated in Northern Mindanao in the Zamboanga peninsula. It is bounded on the north and west by the Sulu Sea, on the east by Misamis Occidental, and on the south/west by Zamboanga City and the south/east by Zamboanga del Sur and Zamboanga Sibugay. It is part of Region IX in the island of mindanao.

History of Zamboanga del Norte Province, Philippines

When the Spaniards arrived in the Philippines in the 16th century, Zamboanga was already populated by Muslims, along the coast and rivers, by Visayans, in Dapitan, and by the Subanuns in the interior. Dapitan, one of the earliest towns visited by the Spaniards, was believed to have been established by refugees from Bohol fleeing the destruction of their settlement by Moluccans.

Jesuit missionaries started their missions in 1629, in Dapitan but progress was hindered by continuous warfare between the Spaniards and the Moros. For much of the Spanish period, Zamboanga del Norte was administered as part of two provinces. Dapitan was made part of the corregimiento of Misamis, while the western part was part of the corregimiento of Zamboanga. In the 19th century, when Misamis became a province, Dapitan formed one of its partidos or divisions. In 1837, the corregimiento of Zamboanga became a military government. In 1843, the Spaniards gained title to the area between Zamboanga and Dapitan through a cession by the Sultan of Maguindanao.

Beginning in the later half of the 19th century, many Visayans settled in Zamboanga due to population pressure in Cebu and Bohol. Many petty criminals and political dissidents were likewise sent to settle in the sparsely populated Zamboanga coast. Dapitan is most famous as the place of exile of Philippine national hero Dr. Jose Rizal. For more than three years, he lived in the town, before he was executed for allegedly instigating the Philippine Revolution. His house still stands and is now a museum.

In 1914, when the Americans established the Department of Mindanao and Sulu, Zamboanga was made one of its regular provinces. Zamboanga province was divided into two in September 17, 1952 by virtue of Republic Act No. 711; Zamboanga del Sur and Zamboanga del Norte. The town of Dipolog became the capital of the province of Zamboanga del Norte.

People of Zamboanga del Norte Province, Philippines

  • Population of Zamboanga del Norte (as of 2020 census) = 1,047,455
  • Population of Zamboanga del Norte (as of 2015 census) = 1,011,393
  • Population of Zamboanga del Norte (per Census of May 1, 2010) = 957,997
  • Registered Voters of Zamboanga del Norte as of (2010) = 492,791

The main dialect is Cebuano/Visayan. English and Filipino (Tagalog) are also spoken, indicative of a high level of literacy. The original and native Subanen dialect lives on, especially in the highlands.

At present, Zamboanga del Norte is populated largely by Dipolognons and Dapitanons, said to be the descendants of migrants from the province of Bohol, who were attacked in 1563 by Ternate raiders, and forced to resettle elsewhere. Thus the principal dialect of the province is Cebuano, but with a Boholano accent.

Zamboanga del Norte is also the home of the Subanun, or 'people of the upstream' (also Subanen, Suban-on). They are upland and swidden cultivators, who prefer to build their houses on top of ridges near potable water sources near their fields. They prefer to locations near springs rather than streams. Through the years, land problems and degraded environment have forced some of the people to adopt wet rice agriculture. Metal craft and weaving are also practiced. The Subanons have maintained trade with coastal peoples through the centuries. Present day Subanons are non-aggressive, although there are indications that in the past the people were required to provide a "soul companion" for an important deceased relative. ‘Buklog’ is a Subanon set of unique rituals that utilizes a huge dancing platform to which a log is attached that hits a hollowed sounding board on the ground.

Sinulog and Kinabayo are celebrated every July 24-25 in Dapitan City in honor of the city’s patron, Saint James. The Sinulog is a dance procession and Kinabayo is an exotic and colorful pageant re-enacting the Spanish-Moorish wars, particularly the Battle of Covadonga. In that battle the Spanish forces under General Pelagio took their last stand against the Saracens. They were able to reverse the tide of the war with the miraculous apparition of Saint James, the Apostle. The addition of local color and innovations has made this annual festivity a popular attraction to visitors of Dapitan.

The shrine to Dapitan’s most famous sojourner, national hero Jose Rizal, still stands and gives testimony to Rizal’s exile in the town in the late 19th century. His house and part of the innovations he instituted in his small estate still stand and draw hundreds of tourists.

Districts of Zamboanga del Norte

Districts of Zamboanga del Norte
  • 1st District
  1. Dapitan City
  2. La Libertad
  3. Mutia
  4. Piñan
  5. Polanco
  6. Rizal
  7. Sergio Osmeña Sr.
  8. Sibutad
  • 2nd District
  1. Dipolog City
  2. Jose Dalman
  3. Katipunan
  4. Manukan
  5. Pres. Manuel A. Roxas
  6. Siayan
  7. Sindangan
  • 3rd District
  1. Baliguian
  2. Godod
  3. Gutalac
  4. Kalawit
  5. Labason
  6. Leon B. Postigo (Bacungan)
  7. Liloy
  8. Salug
  9. Sibuco
  10. Siocon
  11. Sirawai
  12. Tampilisan

Elected Government Officials of Zamboanga del Norte Province, Philippines

  • Elected Officers of Zamboanga del Norte Province for 2019 - 2022
  • Governor of Zamboanga del Norte: Roberto Uy
  • Vice-Governor of Zamboanga del Norte: Senen Angeles
  • House of Representatives (Congressmen) of Zamboanga del Norte:
    • 1st District Congressman: JALOSJOS, ROMEO JR.
    • 2nd District Congressman: LABADLABAD, GLONA
    • 3rd District Congressman: AMATONG, ISAGANI
  • First District Member, Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Board Members):
  • Second District Member, Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Board Members):
  • Third District Member, Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Board Members):
  1. UY, VENUS

  • Elected Officers of Zamboanga del Norte Province for 2016 - 2019
  • Governor of Zamboanga del Norte: Roberto Uy
  • Vice-Governor of Zamboanga del Norte: Senen Angeles
  • House of Representatives (Congressmen) of Zamboanga del Norte:
    • 1st District Congressman: Seth Frederick Jalosjos
    • 2nd District Congressman: Glona Labadlabad
    • 3rd District Congressman: Isagani Amatong
  • First District Member, Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Board Members):
  1. Patri Chan
  2. Anabel Jalosjos-garcia
  • Second District Member, Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Board Members):
  1. Julius Napigquit
  2. Ronilio Lee
  3. Crisologo Decierdo
  4. Romulo Soliva
  • Third District Member, Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Board Members):
  1. Venus Uy
  2. Ruth Brillantes
  3. Angel Carloto
  4. Luzviminda Torrino

  1. Cabigon, Fernando Jr. Restollas
  2. Zamora, Joven Hamac
  • Second District Member, Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Board Members):
  1. Napigquit, Julius Cabilin
  2. Lee, Ronillo Dua
  3. Decierdo, Crisologo Alima
  4. Soliva, Romulo Puralan
  • Third District Member, Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Board Members):
  1. Carloto, Angel Melicor
  2. Brillantes, Ruth Maraon
  3. Uy, Venus Arancana
  4. Torrino, Luzviminda Estrada

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 del Norte Province, Philippines

If you own or know any of the businesses listed below, go ahead and follow the link to its page. List the address and phone number or contact name and hours of operation within the page. Describe your business and services that you provide to the public.

Businesses of Dipolog City

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


  • If you have real estate property, whether its commercial, residential, farm land, or just an empty lot in Zamboanga del Norte, you can list that property for free. Click to VIEW, ADD, or EDIT 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 del Norte 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.

  • List the Mosques or Masjid in Zamboanga del Norte here.
  • List the Catholic churches and chapels in Zamboanga del Norte here.
  • List the Methodist churches in Zamboanga del Norte here.
  • List the Iglesia Ni Cristo churches in Zamboanga del Norte here.
  • List the Seventh-day Adventist churches in Zamboanga del Norte here.
  • List the Church of Jesus Christ Latter day Saints (Mormons) churches in Zamboanga del Norte here.
  • List the Presbyterian churches in Zamboanga del Norte here.
  • List the Baptist churches in Zamboanga del Norte here.

Schools in Zamboanga del Norte 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 del Norte
Dipolog City
065-2122607/ 2122606

  • Andres Bonifacio College.

College Park, Miputak, DIPOLOG CITY,Zamboanga del Norte
Tel: 065-212-2937 Fax: 065-212-7817

  • Zamboanga del Norte Agricultural College
    Tampilisan, Zamboanga del Norte
  • St. Vincent College
    Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte
  • Rizal Memorial National School
    Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte
  • Katipunan National Agricultural School
    Katipunan, Zamboanga del Norte
  • Dipolog Medical Center College Foundation
    Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte

Dapitan and Dipolog

Sports and Recreation in Zamboanga del Norte Province, Philippines

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    • The name of your sports/recreation, address, phone number.

Arts and Culture in Zamboanga del Norte Province, Philippines

  • Let the world explore and relate to the creative and living experience that is unique to Zamboanga del Norte.
    • Design Arts, Film, Literature, Music, Entertainment, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, and any cultural identity that says: Zamboanga del Norte!

Economy of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines

  • If you have an article that talks about the improvement of the economy of Zamboanga del Norte you can post that article here. If you come across any news item that talks about the economy of Zamboanga del Norte, you may post it here. Of course you have to reference the writer of the article. Any improvement to transportation, power and service usually improves the economy of the community, so go ahead and report that too.

Jobs in Zamboanga del Norte Philippines

If you have a job available and that job is within the Province of Zamboanga del Norte, 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..
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Natural Resources of Zamboanga del Norte Province, Philippines

About half of the province’s land area is devoted to agriculture. Corn, coconut, and rice are major crops. The province being rich in marine and mineral sources, its fish production has accelerated through the development of fishponds. Commercial fishing has likewise steadily increased through the years, with the yellow fin tuna as the primary species.

Protect the environment

It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.

Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!

Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.

The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.

To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.

Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More

We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.

This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.


  • Secretary Roy Cimatu - since May 8, 2017
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
  • +63-2-929-6626

We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.

Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power and thermal energy conversion. We have too many black outs.

Tourists Attractions of Zamboanga del Norte Province, Philippines

  • Rizal Shrine
    • Philippine National Hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal spent his last four years in exile in Dapitan. His original estate here has been declared a national shrine and is being administered by the National Historical Institute. Hence, the city monicker, "Shrine City of the Philippines." By the year 2020, Dapitan is poised to become the Dr. Jose Rizal Heritage Center of the Philippines, owing to the wealth of Rizal memorabilia and memorable places associated with the hero.
  • Dapitan City Plaza
    • Occupying an area of more or less one hectare (2.711 acres), the Dapitan City Plaza was developed and beautified by Dr. Jose Rizal, the Philippines' National Hero, with the assistance of Gov. Carcinero. His plan had been to make it comparable to the plazas he had seen in Europe.
  • Relief Map of Mindanao
    • Across St. James Church is found a huge map of Mindanao, resting on a total land area of roughly 900 square meters. It was done by Philippine National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal. He intended it as a motivating device for teaching history and geography to the townsfolk.
  • The Aqueduct
    • It is a reservoir that had also served as a good water system. Bamboo tubes were used to connect the diversion canal to the kitchen and lavatory. The original dam still exists today.
  • Casa Redonda
    • It is an octagonal dwelling that served as the quarters for Dr. Jose Rizal's pupils. Later converted to a clinic, it was here that George Tauter, the foster father of Josephine Bracken, had his eye operation.
  • Casa Cuadrada
    • It is the main house that served as the residence of Dr. Jose Rizal together with members of his family, who came to visit him every so often. It has been faithfully reconstructed using its original light native materials.
  • Casa Redonda Pequeña
    • It is a hexagonal structure that had served as a chicken house during Dr. Jose Rizal's stay in Dapitan.
  • Casitas Hospitales
    • Two of these structures were originally intended as tea houses but Dr. Jose Rizal converted them into clinics to accommodate patients from far-flung municipalities.
  • Mi Retiro Rock
    • A naturally heart-shaped rock, it is so called because it was where Dr. Jose Rizal had scribed the beautiful verses of his poems, "Mi Retiro" and "Himno a Talisay." It is also known as Batong Lumayag as it appears to be afloat during high tide. Presently, it lies within an artificial lagoon.
  • Amphitheater
    • It is an open-air auditorium with a seating capacity of 500, which was constructed beyond the Mi Retiro Rock.
  • Holy Rosary Cathedral
    • It was erected by the Spanish friars sometime in 1895, before Dipolog City became a municipality. Records show that the cathedral altar was designed by Dr. Jose Rizal, who was still serving the tenure of his Dapital exile in those years.
  • Sta. Cruz
    • Migrating Boholanos from the Visayas landed here in May 1905 and then planted a cross to symbolize Christianity.
  • Filipino-Japanese Memorial Park
    • A World War II memorial in Barangay Dicayas now stands over a battleground where Filipino and Japanese soldiers clashed fiercely and many lost their lives. The memorial is accessible in 15 minutes from the city proper via the highway.

courtesy: WOW Philippines

Landmarks: Monuments or Historic buildings in Zamboanga del Norte Province, Philippines

Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Zamboanga del Norte 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.

Sinulog and Kinabayo

It is a two-day celebration, held from July 24 to 25, of the annual patronal feast of St. James. The Sinulog is a dance procession while the Kinabayo is an exotic and colorful pageant re-enacting the Spanish-Moorish Wars, particularly, the Battle of Covadonga. During this battle, the Spanish forces under General Pelagio took their last stand against the Saracens. They were able to reverse the tide of the war with the miraculous apparition of St. James, the Apostle. The addition of local color and innovations make this annual revelry a popular attraction drawing crowds to the city.

Zamboanga del Norte Zip Codes

Source: Philippine Postal Corporation
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7100 Dipolog City Zamboanga del Norte
7101 Dapitan City Zamboanga del Norte
7102 Roxas Zamboanga del Norte
7103 Sibutad Zamboanga del Norte
7104 Rizal Zamboanga del Norte
7105 Pinan Zamboanga del Norte
7106 Polanco Zamboanga del Norte
7107 Mutia Zamboanga del Norte
7108 Sergio Osmena Zamboanga del Norte
7109 Katipunan Zamboanga del Norte
7110 Manukan Zamboanga del Norte
7111 Jose Dalman (Ponot) Zamboanga del Norte
7112 Sindangan (Leon B. Postigo) Zamboanga del Norte
7113 Siayan Zamboanga del Norte
7114 Salug Zamboanga del Norte
7115 Liloy Zamboanga del Norte
7116 Tampilisan Zamboanga del Norte
7117 Labason Zamboanga del Norte
7118 Gutalac Zamboanga del Norte
7119 La Libertad Zamboanga del Norte
7120 Siocon Zamboanga del Norte
7121 Siraway Zamboanga del Norte
7122 Sibuco Zamboanga del Norte
7123 Baliguian Zamboanga del Norte
7124 Kalawit Zamboanga del Norte

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Zamboanga del Norte 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>>>

The oldest living man or woman in Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines

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