Zumarraga, Samar, Philippines

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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.

Barangays of Zumarraga, in the Western Samar Province within Region 8-Eastern Visayas of The Philippines
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The Philippines has been a "decentralized" form of government since 1991, contrary to what most Filipinos think. Ever since the creation of Republic Act 7160, each LGU is responsible for its own domain. Even the smallest LGU the barangay creates its own Budget. It is not dependent on handouts from the city, municipality or province. "IMPERIAL MANILA IS A MYTH!", it does not exist anymore. The Philippine budget formulation system is not centralized. "Budgetary planning has been DECENTRALIZED since 1991". It is the responsibility of each LGU to submit their budgetary needs for review. Failure to submit is the problem.

  • Zumarraga is an island town in the Samar province. Samar is within Region VIII – Eastern Visayas
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List of (24) Municipalities in the Western Samar province within Region VIII-Eastern Visayas in the Republic of The Philippines
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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.

Samar Province, Philippines

Geography of Zumarraga, Samar, Philippines

Zumarraga Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 3,855

Location of Zumarraga, Samar, Philippines

  • Zumarraga is in the Samar province.
  • Samar is within Region VIII – Eastern Visayas
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Zumarraga is a municipality in Bagatao Island in the Province of Samar. The entire island of Bagatao comprises the municipality of Zumarraga. There are two (2) motorized bancas regularly plying from and to Catbalogan Samar namely, the RCV and Leopard’s. They leave Zumarraga daily at 5am and 6am as scheduled and arrives at Catbalogan after an hour. ETD at Catbalogan going home is 10:30am and 11:30 am.

History of Zumarraga, Samar, Philippines

Waydown in the western coast of Samar Island is Zumarraga, just a speck of an island in the province that boasts a teeming aquatic resources and wonderful greeneries richly endowed by Mother Nature. A municipality peopled by about 15,423 hardworking inhabitants, the town has a history that extends back to the Spanish era.

The tale of early settlement started with a few villagers who came with their families from Leyte. They discovered the place while they were on their fishing trips and were overtaken by a storm. They anchored and took refuge on the place now known as Rawis. To their amazement, they found the place naturally pleasing due to the presence of bamboos. When they returned to settle, they named the place Kawayan. Historical accounts say that the early settlers were seasoned people who had the greatest feats of strength and endurance. They counted on the island’s resources which carried them along, gradually increasing the value of living. How Zumarraga grew is an interesting story which proves once again that everything happens in due time.

The promise of an abundant life soon attracted more people to settle in the village. People frantically tried their best to live their own frugal way against all odds. They stood firmly on the ground and protected the island from the Moro pirates who hotly ruined the aquatic life in the area. They hedged against difficult times by building a fortress, the Campanario and a little later, Sta. Barbara, to shield them from the feared attacks by the enemies. These fortresses are presently lodestones where Zumarraganhons dwell in bittersweet memories.

No one could tell the exact date when the Spaniards came to the island. But in 1848, a Spanish friar set foot on the place. But even before the Spanish friars, the natives were found to have organized a local governing body and obeyed the rules in the village. The name of the place was BUAD, derived from the local dialect, Binuwaran, a term used to mean the diggings made by wild pigs. Zumarraga got its name from the birthplace of the Spanish priest in the town, Rev. Fr. Martin Yepes, who was born in Zumarraga, Spain. For years, the villagers lived noble and courageous lives, nevertheless, striving to be the best of whatever they did. They generated enough momentum to propel themselves for brighter days ahead.

The town, on March 13, 1863 became an independent parish by virtue of a decree from the King of Spain. Consequently, a Diocesan decree was issued on October 12, 1865 confirming the town as a parish under the Diocese. The parish priest had jurisdiction over neighboring islands of Buad, Daram and Parasan.

Zumarraga remained a descent place to live in. Environment was nurtured. The hilly terrain became rolling plains. People aspired for proper education, lived peaceful Christian lives and continually struggled for genuine happiness and dignity in life through fishing and farming.

Soon the town became densely populated. Families from other places decided to be part and parcel of Zumarraga. Among these settlers were the Astorgas and De Guias from Barugo, Leyte; the Dazas, Magas and Narios from Catbalogan, Samar; and the Carcellars, Castillos, Costos, Versozas and Zosas from different localities.

Untiring efforts of able leaders, who had the knack of leadership, grew in many prosperous ways. The town eventually developed under a more organized political leadership. Local town officials were appointed by the Gobernadorcillo, duly anointed by the Parish Priest. Archival facts showed that Zumarraga had the following Capitanes in order of succession: Tenorio Ferrer (Capitan Toyang); Nepomuceno Zeta (Capitan Simoy); Nicolas Custodio (Capitan Colas); Salvador Zeta (Capitan Badong); Tomas Bello, Hilario Villaflor and Agustin Astorga.

The coming of the Americans provided the people with a taste of democracy as elections are introduced. The chief executive of the town became to be known as Presidente. Accordingly, the following were elected to the town’s highest seat to row the oars of Zumarraga: Mariano Maga (1910), Luis Villaflor (1911), Lucio Mijares (1913), Leodegario Carcellar (1914), Enrique Nario (1916) and Rodrigo Daza (1931). Emilio Zeta was elected to the Mayor’s seat in 1936. Francisco Zosa served as Mayor during the Japanese occupation.

The immigration of people from neighboring places led to the growth of the population, ushering progress in industry and business. It was during this rapid development the wharf and part of the sea wall were constructed. Significant efforts for pushing the limits of progress were spearheaded by Zumarraga’s most illustrious son, the Honorable Pedro R. Arteche, who served in different capacities: Congressman, Delegate to the 1934 Constitutional Convention and Governor of Samar at the war’s outburst.

Past Mayors who served the town with dedication and quantum boost from the post-was period to the present are: Canuto Lim, Sr. (1947); Dominador Bolok (1951); Francisco Castillo ((1956); Francisco Amoyo (1964); Primo Nario (1968); Canuto “Cesar” Lim, Jr. (1972-1979; 1986-November 4, 1994); Bibiano Letaba (1979-1986); Romulo Dosal (November 5, 1994-June 30, 1995); Casilda Lim (1995-2001); Neliptha M. Figueroa (2001-2007); Neil Edwin M. Figueroa (2007-2010) and concurrently, Myrna M. Ojeda-Tan (July 1, 2010 to 2013).

Zumarraga’s patron saint, St. Anthony of Padua has showered blessings and guidance to his people, who in turn keep that sincere devotion. The town has relentlessly moved forward and hopes to have more and more successful sons and daughters who can nourish the link of the perhaps future. Zumarraganhons who are out of the country are pulling together and collectively working out for a more distinctive charm of their beautiful Zumarraga. Indeed, they always wish that this town maintains its sweet and enthralling ambience of country living

  • Source: LGU of Zumarraga

Founded in 1863, Zumarraga, an island municipality in Samar, is now turning a new page in its history as it celebrate its 148th founding anniversary this coming March 13, 2011. Spearheaded by their vibrant and active newly-elected Mayor, Hon. Myrna Ojeda-Tan, a weeklong schedule of activities is laid down for this grand celebration.

Carrying the theme " Bangon Zumarraganhon Sa Pagkakaisa at Pag-unlad", the celebration will start with the opening of an Agro-Trade Fair on March 7, 2011 at the Municipal Market where all barangays will showcase their local products and services. It will be followed by the Senior Citizens' Day and Mass Civil Wedding on March 8 and 9 respectively.

People of Zumarraga, Samar, Philippines

  • Population of ZUMARRAGA, SAMAR (WESTERN SAMAR) as of 2020 census: 16,279
  • Population of Zumarraga (as of 2015 Census): 16,295
  • Population of Zumarraga (as of May 1, 2010 Census): 16,936
  • Zumarraga Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 Census) = 16,743

  • Zumarraga Registered Voters (2009 COMELEC) = 11,156

Elected Government Officials of Zumarraga, Samar, Philippines

The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.

They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.

Budget of Municipalities and Cities: The Philippine budget formulation system is not centralized. It has been decentralized since 1991. It is the responsibility of each LGU to submit their budgetary needs for review. Failure to submit is the problem. "IMPERIAL MANILA IS A MYTH!".

  • Elected Government officials of Zumarraga for the term of 2019-2022
  • Municipal Mayor: Myrna Ojeda Tan
  • Municipal Vice-Mayor: Analyn Molito Ojeda
  • Councilors of Zumarraga:
  1. Marlito Magallanes Bulan
  2. Angel Albos Dacut
  3. Esteban Dela Torre Leyson
  4. Ben Ian Zeta Verzosa
  5. Romulo Villaflor Dosal
  6. Arnel Alcala Lubao
  7. Evelyn Samonte Hernando
  8. Carlos Molito Ojeda

  • Elected Government officials of Zumarraga for the term of 2016-2019
  • Mayor of Zumarraga: Nelip Figueroa
  • Vice-Mayor of Zumarraga: Manny Versoza
  • Councilors of Zumarraga:
  1. Romulo Dosal Jr.
  2. Winifredo Dacallos
  3. Carlito Verzosa
  4. Arnel Lubao
  5. Marlito Bulan
  6. Angel Dacut Jr.
  7. Esteban Leyson
  8. Herminio Benito Astorga

  • Elected Government officials of Zumarraga for the term of 2013-2016
  • Councilors of Zumarraga:

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 Zumarraga, Samar, Philippines

How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood

The Philippine Livelihood Program: The Philippine government provides several programs to enhance the livelihood of the Filipino people. The department of Science and Technology through its Technology Research Center (TRC) regurlarly conducts various types of hands-on and personalized training programs.

  • DOST - Website
  • UPLiFT stands for Urban Program for Livelihood Finance and Training. - Website
  • DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website

Take a picture of your Business (from a Sari-Sari Store to a Mega Mall). Upload that picture here in zamboanga.com and that picture can immediately be your business webpage. It is that easy. Here are two examples of how a picture becomes the webpage of the business: FHM Garden Grill and Catering and ABC Shopping Center

  • Give your business a good description. Add your address and contact number if available.
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

The Fermented Rock Oyster of Zumarraga Sisi Producers Association (ZUSI).

With a steady annual rock oyster production, ZUSI's sisi processing complies with the food regulatory requirements of Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD) while its packaging and design is aided by the Product Research and Development Center of DOST (PRDCP-DOST) Head Office

Real Estate for Sale or lease in Zumarraga, Samar, Philippines


  • If you have real estate property, whether its commercial, residential, farm land, or just an empty lot in Zumarraga, you can list that property for FREE HERE in Z-wiki.
  • You can list your House and lot or farm land for sale or lease for free here in Z-Wiki

Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Zumarraga, Samar, Philippines

The name of your church, mosque, or place of worship can be listed in this community page. Take a picture of the facade of your church or place of worship and it can be posted here. We can even provide you with a free webpage. You can enter the data (story about your place of worship) here yourself, email the information or pictures to (franklin_maletsky@yahoo.com) or via Facebook.

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

Schools in Zumarraga, Samar, Philippines

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

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

  • List of schools: >>> click

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

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

  • Name of School. Private or Public. It can be an elementary school, high school, college.
    • Address of your school
    • Telephone Number
    • Principal of the school

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

Economy of Zumarraga, Samar, Philippines

  • If you have an article that talks about the improvement of the economy of Zumarraga you can post that article here. If you come across any news items that talk about the economy of Zumarraga, 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.

Natural Resources of Zumarraga, Samar, Philippines

Protect the environment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Tourists Attractions of Zumarraga, Samar, Philippines

  • Help us post some interesting pictures. This will help boost the local economy of the community. Anything that is unique or anything that stands out in your community may be a tourist attraction.
  • Landmarks are usually photographed a lot by visitors. Send your pictures via email to (franklin_maletsky@yahoo.com) or via Facebook.
  • Post the Zumarraga landmarks here.

Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Zumarraga, Samar, 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.

Your Story about Zumarraga, Samar, Philippines

Create you own personal page about the barangay in the municipality or City you live in. Title it like so for specificity: "Mybarangay, MyCityMunicipality, Myprovince, Philippines by MyFirstname Mylastname". You can update and edit this page anytime and anyway you want. It does not have to follow the standard format of the main wiki. It is your page. A link to your page will be inserted in this main barangay page. Here is an example page.

If you want the tittle to be more generic then do this: "Philippines by Your name". You can insert your picture of anywhere in the Philippines in this page. This will be your personal WIKI social media page.

You can talk about your personal experiences, your advocacies, the environmental conditions of your barangay, municipality, city or province.

The oldest man or woman in Zumarraga, Samar, Philippines

Do you know who the oldest man or woman is in your community of Zumarraga? Zamboanga.com is starting this inquiry in order to honor the older generation of the Philippines. Please provide the full name and date of birth of the elder living in Zumarraga. We will then post your entry in the Oldest Man or Woman in the Philippines page.

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BAGUIO CITY – The economy of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) is driven by micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) with 75.6 percent of the region’s total employment working in the sector. In a press conference on Tuesday, Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)-CAR statistician Lito Pagaduan said that last year 22,493 establishments in the MSME sector employed 80,527 workers out of the total 106,503 registered employees. Pagaduan said MSMEs, which are businesses with capitalization lower than PHP15 million, created 88,753 jobs in 2018.

Ilocos Norte to create new office to boost food security
LAOAG CITY – The Ilocos Norte government is preparing to create a new division that will assist farmers and fishers in fully embracing agriculture modernization and mechanization for a food-secure Philippines. This after Draft Provincial Ordinance 2022-08-008, entitled “An ordinance creating the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE) Division of Ilocos Norte,” was approved by the provincial council on third reading on Monday.

Source: "PNA.GOV.PH"

Zumarraga, Samar, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling

Philippine Cycling is about cycling in the Philippnes. Philippine Cycling helps promote bike races, cycling clubs, bicycle tours, and the development of bicycle trails. Activities are coordinated with bike shops and cycling clubs throughout the Philippines to promote the fun of riding bikes. Philippine Cycling will be coordinating events with tour of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Road biking and mountain bikings will be promoted by Philippine Cycling.
Cycling Activity to Participate In

Your cycling activity can be posted here and it will be shown in all the Provincial, City, Municipal and Barangay pages. Your 2015 Cycling Race or Activity can be Posted here.

  • ILOILO CITY, April 27-May 2, 2015 (PNA) – Some 5,000 bikers are expected to join the second Iloilo Bike Festival slated April 27-May 2, 2015 as the city continues to aspire to become a bike-able walkable metropolis. The activity that supported by the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU) and Megaworld Iloilo aims to promote Iloilo as a safe and bike friendly city, promote the share-a-road movement encourage Ilonggos to commute via biking and raise Ilonggos awareness on the benefits of biking on health, safety and environment concerns. Read More....
  • CYCLING Le Tour de Filipinas 2015 set as country celebrates 60 years of top-caliber cycling Feb 1 to Feb 4 2015 - View the result of the race: A four stage race. Stage 1 starts in Balanga and back to Balanga for a 126K race Feb 1, 2015 (Sunday); stage 2 starts in Balanga, Bataan to Iba, Zambales for a 154.7 K race Feb 2, 2015 (Monday); stage 3 starts in Iba, Zambales to Lingayen, Pangasinan for a 150.1K race Feb 3, 2015 (Tuesday); stage 4 starts in Lingayen, Pangasinan to Baguio City, Benguet for a 101.7K race Feb 4, 2015 (Wednesday). For a total distance of 532.5 Kms. Read More >>>
  • Ronda Pilipinas: Feb 8 - 27 2015:>> Discovering young riders for the national team will be the main objective of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2015 when the country’s premiere cycling race hits the road on Feb. 8 in Butuan City. Ronda Pilipinas executive project director Moe Chulani said the international multistage bikathon, which ends on Feb. 27, will have two qualifying legs of four stages each in Mindanao and the Visayas where the top riders will advance to face a tough foreign challenge in the six-stage Luzon finale. Read More>>>

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