Lakewood, Zamboanga del Sur

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Lakewood
Municipality
Map of Zamboanga del Sur with Lakewood highlighted
Map of Zamboanga del Sur with Lakewood highlighted
Lakewood is located in Philippines
Lakewood
Lakewood
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 07°51′N 123°10′E / 7.850°N 123.167°E / 7.850; 123.167Coordinates: 07°51′N 123°10′E / 7.850°N 123.167°E / 7.850; 123.167
Country Philippines
Region Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
Province Zamboanga del Sur
District 2nd district of Zamboanga del Sur
Founded November 11, 1977
Barangays 14
Government[1]
 • Mayor Canuto C. Enerio Jr.
Area[2]
 • Total 201.30 km2 (77.72 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 19,645
 • Density 98/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 7014
Dialing code 62
Income class 4th class

Lakewood (Subanen: G'benwa Danaw) is a fourth class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 19,645 people.[3]

The municipality was founded on November 11, 1977, when Barangays Gatub and Bagong Kahayag of the Municipality of Kumalarang and Barangays Lakewood, Bolalawan, Sebugay, Bisuangan, Lokoan, Backing, Dagum, Sapang Pinolis, Tubod, Gasa, Tiwales and Matalang of the Municipality of Lapuyan were separated and formed into an independent municipality named after Lake Wood, a large lake on which the poblacion is located.[4] The most popular species of fish in the province can only be caught in the lake: the carpa and porang.

The Subanen tribe is the major ethnic group living in the suburban areas; they cultivate vegetables and corn for their own use. Subanens have their own dialect, but they also speak Cebuano as a common dialect for conversation.

Barangays[edit]

Lakewood is politically subdivided into 14 barangays.[2]

  • Bagong Kahayag
  • Baking
  • Biswangan
  • Bululawan
  • Dagum
  • Gasa
  • Gatub
  • Lukuan
  • Matalang
  • Poblacion (Lakewood)
  • Sapang Pinoles
  • Sebuguey
  • Tiwales
  • Tubod

Barangay Tubod is the largest barangay and most populated barangay, serving as a gateway to the town. Its name derives from the Cebuano term tubod which means "spring". It has a hospital, the Singidas Medical Clinic, which is regarded as the cleanest hospital of the town. The Lily's Hidden Spring in the upper part of Tubod, and Mainit Waterfall in the lower part of Gatub are among Lakewood's tourist attractions.

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Lakewood
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 13,376 —    
1995 14,601 +1.66%
2000 16,317 +2.41%
2007 18,562 +1.79%
2010 19,645 +2.09%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 12 May 2014. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Presidential Decree No. 1236: Creating the Municipality of Lakewood in the Province of Zamboanga del Sur". The Lawphil Project. Arellano Law Foundation, Inc. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 

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