Zamboanga Peninsula

ZamboangaWestern MindanaoIX
Sub-Region IX-A consisted of Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi with Jolo, Sulu, as the sub-regional center, while Sub-Region IX-B consisted of the provinces of Zamboanga del Norte Zamboanga del Sur and Zamboanga Sibugay, with the chartered city of Zamboanga City as the sub-regional centre. In 2001, Zamboanga Sibugay, was created from the province of Zamboanga del Sur with Ipil as the seat of government with the virtue of ''Republic Act No. 8973''. In the same year, the residents of Basilan opted to join the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) in a plebiscite.

Provinces of the Philippines

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Zamboanga (1914–1952) – Partitioned into Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur. The de jure provincial capital of Molave was placed under the jurisdiction of Zamboanga del Sur which had its capital in Pagadian. Zamboanga Sibugay later created from Zamboanga del Sur. Lanao (1914–1959) – Divided into Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur. Lanao del Sur retained the provincial capital of Dansalan (now Marawi). Surigao (1901–1967) – Partitioned into Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur. Surigao del Norte retained the provincial capital of Surigao City and the provincial seal. The province of Dinagat Islands was later created from Surigao del Norte.

Misamis Occidental

Occidental MisamisMisamis Occidental ProvinceOccidental
Misamis Occidental (Kasadpang Misamis; Subanen: Sindepan Mis'samis) is a province located in the region of Northern Mindanao in the Philippines. Its capital is the city of Oroquieta. The province borders Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur to the west and is separated from Lanao del Norte by Panguil Bay to the south and Iligan Bay to the east. The province of Misamis was originally inhabited by Subanens who were an easy target by the sea pirates from Lanao. The province is named after the early settlement of the Spaniards at the entrance to the Panguil Bay.

Zamboanga Sibugay

Sibugay(Zamboanga) SibugayZamboanga Sibuguey
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 is the 79th province created in the Philippines, when its territories were carved out from the third district of Zamboanga del Sur in 2001. Hence it the fourth newest province, being before now-defunct Shariff Kabunsuan (October 2006), Dinagat Islands (December 2006) and Davao Occidental (2013). Zamboanga Sibugay was formerly part of Zamboanga del Sur. Attempts to divide Zamboanga del Sur into separate provinces date as far back as the 1960s.

Subanon language

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Subanon is spoken in various areas of Zamboanga Peninsula namely the provinces of Zamboanga Sibugay, Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur, and in Misamis Occidental of Northern Mindanao. There is also a sizeable Subanon community in Misamis Oriental. Most go by the name of Subanen, Subanon or Subanun, while those who adhere to Islam refer to themselves as Kalibugan. Jason Lobel (2013:308) classifies the Subanen varieties as follows. Lobel (2013:308) lists the following innovations among each of the following subgroups. Proto-Subanen is also notable for having completely lost Proto-Greater Central Philippine *h. Lobel (2013) also provides a reconstruction of Proto-Subanen.

Zamboanga City

ZamboangaCity of ZamboangaZamboanga City, Philippines
The original Zamboanga City Chapter comprised the city of Zamboanga and the 3 provinces of Basilan, Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur. West Metro Medical Center is a secondary-level private hospital in Zamboanga City, Philippines. As of 2015, the hospital has a capacity of 110 beds. Ongoing construction of an annex will increase bed capacity to 190, making it the largest private hospital in the Zamboanga Peninsula and Archipelago In 2006, the Military Sealift Command (MSC) hospital ship, USNS Mercy (T-AH-19), anchored off of the coast of Zamboanga City, to provide of medical, dental and veterinary care for the people of the city.


ChabacanoChavacano languageZamboangueño
There are also speakers in some areas in the provinces of Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay, Zamboanga del Norte, Davao, and in Cotabato City. According to the official 2000 Philippine census, there were altogether 607,200 Chavacano speakers in the Philippines in that same year. The exact figure could be higher as the 2000 population of Zamboanga City, whose main language is Chavacano, far exceeded that census figure. Also, the figure does not include Chavacano speakers of the Filipino diaspora.


Dipolog CityDipolog, Zamboanga del NorteCity
In 1952, Zamboanga province is separated into two provinces of Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur through Republic Act 711. Dipolog became the capital of Zamboanga del Norte upon creation. By June 21, 1969, through the effort of former Congressman Alberto Q. Ubay, Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos signed into law Republic Act 5520 or "Charter of the City of Dipolog", making Dipolog a chartered city effective January 1, 1970. The date is both significant and historic as that coincided with the Apollo 11 launching which carried the first men to the moon on June 21, 1969.

Zamboanga (province)

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The towns of Molave, Pagadian, Labangan, Margosatubig, Dimataling, Dinas, Ipil, Buug, Malangas, Kabasalan and Aurora are under Zamboanga del Sur. The town of Dipolog was designated capital of Zamboanga del Norte and the municipality of Pagadian as Zamboanga del Sur's capital. In 2001, a brand new Zamboanga province, Zamboanga Sibugay, was created from the province of Zamboanga del Sur with Ipil as its provincial capital. Dipolog. Dapitan. Lubungan. Isabela. Zamboanga. Bangaan. Dinas. Kabasalan. Kumalarang. Lamitan. Maluso. Margosatubig. Panganuran. Sibuko. Sindangan. Sirawai. Taluksangay.

Subanon people

SubanonSubanen peopleSubanen
Beyond this, and to the east, is the main region of Muslim Mindanao which is made up of Lanao del Sur, Lanao del Norte, Maguindanao, Sultan Kudarat, and North and South Cotabato. The peninsula itself is divided into four provinces: Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay and Misamis Occidental. Some communities of Subanon also live in the last province, particularly along the mountainous provincial boundary. While practically the whole of Zamboanga has always been the ancestral domain of the Subanon, some areas of the peninsula are occupied by Muslims, and a few others by Christian settlers.

Zamboanga Peninsula (landmass)

Zamboanga PeninsulaZamboangapeninsula of Zamboanga
The boundary between the peninsula and the mainland is politically defined by the border between the peninsula's Zamboanga del Sur province and main island's Lanao del Norte province. The geographic Zamboanga Peninsula consists of the provinces of Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay of Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX); and the northwestern province of Misamis Occidental in the Northern Mindanao (Region X), and the independent Zamboanga City.

Tausug language

TausugTausūgSuluk language
It is widely spoken in the Sulu Archipelago (Tawi-Tawi), Zamboanga Peninsula (Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga Sibugay, Zamboanga del Sur, and Zamboanga City), Southern Palawan and Malaysia (eastern Sabah). Tausug and Chavacano are the only Philippine languages spoken on the island of Borneo. The Tausug language is very closely related to the Surigaonon language of the provinces Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur and Agusan del Sur, and to the Butuanon language of northeastern Mindanao. The name of the language in Tausug is bahasa Sūg ("language of Sulu").


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Legislative districts of Zamboanga del Sur

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Prior to gaining separate representation, areas now under the jurisdiction of Zamboanga del Sur were represented under the Department of Mindanao and Sulu (1917–1935) and the historical Zamboanga Province (1935–1953). The enactment of Republic Act No. 711 on 6 June 1952 divided the old Zamboanga Province into Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur and provided them each with a congressional representative. Per Section 7 of R.A. 711, the chartered cities of Zamboanga and Basilan formed part of Zamboanga del Sur's representation. The province, along with the two cities, first elected its representative starting in the 1953 elections.

Molave, Zamboanga del Sur

MolaveManukan, Zamboanga del SurMunicipality of Molave
Molave is located in the eastern part of the province of Zamboanga del Sur. It has a total land area of 21,685 hectares. Molave was designated as the new capital of the province of Zamboanga when it was created on June 16, 1948. Molave was its capital until Zamboanga's division into Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur. Later, Molave became part of Zamboanga del Sur with the town of Pagadian as its capital. Molave is located in the northeastern part of the province of Zamboanga del Sur, at the foot of a verdant hill and is bounded by the Salug Diut River and mountain ranges that keep it free of typhoons.

Legislative districts of Zamboanga del Norte

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The enactment of Republic Act No. 711 on 6 June 1952 divided the old Zamboanga Province into Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur and provided them each with a congressional representative. Zamboanga del Norte first elected its separate representative starting in the 1953 elections. Even after receiving their own city charters, Dapitan and Dipolog remained part of the representation of the Province of Zamboanga del Norte by virtue of Section 80 of Republic Act No. 3811 (22 June 1963) and Section 86 of Republic Act No. 5520 (21 June 1969), respectively.

Mount Timolan Protected Landscape

Mount Timolan
The park encompasses an area of 1994.79 ha and a buffer zone of 695.39 ha in the municipalities of San Miguel, Guipos and Tigbao in the province of Zamboanga del Sur. It was established on 14 August 2000 through Proclamation Order No. 354 issued by President Joseph Estrada. The park was also earlier established by the provincial government of Zamboanga del Sur as a provincial park and wildlife sanctuary known as the Zamboanga del Sur Provincial Park through Provincial Ordinance No. 3 in 1992. The protected landscape is an important watershed of several river systems supporting irrigation for the surrounding rice paddies and lowland communities.

Lapuyan, Zamboanga del Sur

LapuyanLapuyan municipalityMunicipality of Lapuyan
In the olden times, Pingolis consisted of the areas of Misamis Occidental, Zamboanga del Sur and Zamboanga del Norte. Dumangkilas consisted of Margosatubig up to the Dinas and Dimataling areas. The Spaniards came upon these places almost at the close of the 18th century but were never able to build a permanent settlement, only bayside watchtowers for any upcoming pirate attacks, in Margosatubig and Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur, and in the shores of Misamis, now Ozamiz City. Gumabongabon, a native of Cotabato, sought refuge in Mount Malindang in Misamis province to flee from the Muslim faith of Salipabunsuan (Shariff Kabunsuan). He had two sons named Dageneg and Daginding.

Moro Province

Moro Province (Provincia Mora) is the name of a former province of the Philippines consisting of the former provinces and regions of Zamboanga, Lanao, Cotabato, Davao, and Jolo. It was later split into provinces and regions organized under the Department of Mindanao and Sulu, along with the former provinces of Agusan, Surigao and current province of Bukidnon, but excluding Lanao.

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ozamiz

Archdiocese of OzamizOzamisOzamiz
The larger ecclesiastical province over which the archbishop of Ozamiz serves as metropolitan see covers the northwestern portion of the island of Mindanao, including the highly urbanized city of Iligan and the provinces of Misamis Occidental, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur. The Territorial Prelature of Ozamiz was erected on 27 January 1951 from the territory of the then-diocese of Cagayan de Oro. This prelature covered the provinces of Lanao (which were split in 1952 into Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur) and Misamis Occidental, and the chartered cities of Iligan, Marawi, Oroquieta (established 1969), Ozamiz and Tangub (established 1967).

18th Congress of the Philippines

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(Surigao del Sur–1st, Lakas), July 22, 2019 – present. Roberto Puno (Antipolo City–1st, NUP), July 22, 2019 – present. Eddie Villanueva (CIBAC), July 22, 2019 – present. Aurelio D. Gonzales Jr. (Pampanga–3rd, PDP–Laban), July 22, 2019 – present. Johnny Pimentel (Surigao del Sur–2nd, PDP–Laban), July 22, 2019 – present. Luis Raymund Villafuerte (Camarines Sur–2nd, Nacionalista), July 22, 2019 – present. Raneo Abu (Batangas–2nd, Nacionalista), July 22, 2019 – present. Neptali Gonzales II (Mandaluyong–Lone, PDP-Laban), July 22, 2019 – present. Dan Fernandez (Laguna–1st, PDP-Laban), July 22, 2019 – present. Rosemarie Arenas (Pangasinan–3rd, PDP-Laban), July 29, 2019 – present.

Cebuano language

Boholano, especially as spoken in central Bohol, can be distinguished from other Cebuano variants by a few phonetic changes: Southern Kana is a dialect of southern Leyte and in Southern Leyte; it is closest to the Mindanao Cebuano dialect at the southern area and northern Cebu dialect at the northern boundaries. Both North and South Kana are subgroups of Leyteño dialect. Both of these dialects are spoken in western and central Leyte and in the southern province, but the Boholano is more concentrated in Maasin City.


FilipinoPhilippinePhilippine Islands
The first Austronesians reached the Philippines at around 2200 BC, settling the Batanes Islands and northern Luzon. From there, they rapidly spread downwards to the rest of the islands of the Philippines and Southeast Asia, as well as voyaging further east to reach the Northern Mariana Islands by around 1500 BC. They assimilated earlier Australo-Melanesian groups (the Negritos) which arrived during the Paleolithic, resulting in the modern Filipino ethnic groups which all display various ratios of genetic admixture between Austronesian and Negrito groups.

Regions of the Philippines

Regionregionsadministrative region
In the Philippines, regions (rehiyon), (ISO 3166-2:PH) are administrative divisions that primarily serve to coordinate planning and organize national government services across multiple local government units (LGUs). Most national government offices provide services through their regional branches instead of having direct provincial or city offices. These regional offices are usually (but not always) located in the city designated as the regional center.

Cities of the Philippines

RA # 9392 (Tandag in Surigao del Sur). RA # 9393 (Lamitan in Basilan). RA # 9394 (Borongan in Eastern Samar). RA # 9398 (Tayabas in Quezon). RA # 9404 (Tabuk in Kalinga). RA # 9405 (Bayugan in Agusan del Sur). RA # 9407 (Batac in Ilocos Norte). RA # 9408 (Mati in Davao Oriental). RA # 9409 (Guihulngan in Negros Oriental). RA # 9434 (Cabadbaran in Agusan del Norte). RA # 9435 (El Salvador in Misamis Oriental). RA # 9436 (Carcar in Cebu). RA # 9491 (Naga in Cebu). Batangas (1965): A majority of the votes cast in the then-municipality of Batangas rejected cityhood in a plebiscite conducted on the same day as the 1965 Philippine general elections, as mandated by Republic Act No. 4586.