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spam[edit]

I have marked a few unsourced sections for resembling a pres release, and I plan to remove them unless they can be properly sourced and rewritten in an encyclopedic style . DGG (talk) 05:44, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

Semi[edit]

Astonishingly enough, although people can be bothered to report edit warring to AN3, no-one can be bothered to discuss it here. I'm shocked, shocked. Anyway, I've semi'd it for a bit William M. Connolley (talk) 21:05, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

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the word jambangan tausug got from the malay word for flower,thats why the city is called city of flower-by:faiza paredes. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Faizaparedes (talkcontribs) 13:56, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

the word Sambuwang in Central Sinama (the Sinama of Siasi and the Badjau) is "a large mooring stake". Added the suffix -an to that and the word becomes "a mooring place". "Sambuwangan" is the Sama(Samal) term for the city of Zamboanga (as referenced in the book "The History of Sulu" published in 1908 by Najeeb M. Saleeby on page 150.) You will find no reference to the information about Sambuwangan being a mooring place. It is only in an unpublished dictionary. Asking a Sama from Siasi, especially an elder should hopefully gather the same information. You can see on the city of Zamboanga's website that it is denied that Zamboanga comes from a Sama word (http://www.zamboanga.com/html/translation_of_jambangan.htm). I have heard other people swear by it. Is this information valuable enough to be added to the article? Sinama-Webmaster (talk) 14:02, 11 August 2010 (UTC)

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Much of this reads like an advertisement for the city, for example: "If you are debating about starting or moving your business to Zamboanga City and your are concerned about security; Zamboanga City is one of the most secured cities in the Philippines. Zamboanga City has the Air Force, Army, Marines, the Southern Command of the Philippines or South-Com, and the Police." this is against Wikipedia policy. --Conor Fallon (talk) 00:53, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

Quite plainly it is not located at the southernmost tip of Mindanao island[edit]

A glance at the map shows that there are other parts of Mindanao island which are much further south than Zamboanga is. Eregli bob (talk) 08:49, 8 September 2009 (UTC)


That is actually correct!

The whole of Mindanao is the mainland itself. though before it was as MinSuPala = Mindanao+Sulu+Palawan. MIndanao is from tip of Zamboanga City to Surigao, Sulu is actually the entire Sulu Archipelago or Sultanate of Sulu and North Borneo which include Sulu+Tawi-Wati+Basilan+North Boneo (Sabah), and of course Palawan.

During the American Period, Palawan was separated from MInSuPala. thus, it was later rename to "MOro Province" and later to Mindanao to whole of Mindanao including Sulu Archipelago. further thereto, it is only right to say that Zamboanga City is located at southern most tip of Mindanao. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 83.136.59.220 (talk) 18:25, 5 May 2012 (UTC)

Copyright problem[edit]

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I'd be happy to complete this article in proper English.[edit]

I'd be happy to aid in getting this article just right, particularly in improving upon the English of others. If I change the sense of anything inadvertently, someone please let me know. So far I have reworded much of the history, and I will be looking into whether more or different things need to be said about it.

Grammatical check[edit]

I would like to ask other visitors/administrators to check this page for errors like for grammar, punctuations, etc. Also, before adding any information, please double check the information as well as make sure it is referenced, intelligible and corrected before posting it onto this page. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Daxdigital (talkcontribs) 12:10, 25 June 2010 (UTC)

<Cityname> <City>[edit]

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what is C-14? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 112.202.234.109 (talk) 12:25, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

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Reference update[edit]

Could anyone confirm if it's Regupol AG (http://www.regupol.com/tracks.html) is the one used on sports complex's track? Just would like to get the information right for the benefit of all readers. Daxdigital (talk) 11:59, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

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This article seriously needs a major overhaul[edit]

I was astonished at the amount of weasel words, adverts, press releases, and cluttered images all over the article. Seems like whoever did this was hell bent on promoting the city for tourism. Too many deviations from WP:WEASEL, WP:ADV, WP:Neutral point of view, WP:MOS, etc. Xeltran (talk) 19:25, 4 June 2012 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the proposal was no consensus. --BDD (talk) 19:33, 28 December 2013 (UTC)

Zamboanga CityZamboanga – Rename as per WP:MOSPHIL. As a general rule, Philippine cities are only titled with "City" when they share the same name with a province, regardless if they are independent or HUC's. For example: the city of Surigao whose province is now divided into north and south, hence not anymore sharing the same name as its former province. Relisted. BDD (talk) 00:05, 10 December 2013 (UTC) --RioHondo (talk) 11:36, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

  • Oppose, or alternatively rename to Zamboanga (city).
    As discussed at discussed at the CFR debate on Category:Zamboanga City, "Zamboanga" is a highly ambiguous term: the city is geographically located in the Zamboanga Peninsula (geographical region), most of which is in the administrative region of the Zamboanga Peninsula. The region is itself split into 3 provinces: Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, and Zamboanga Sibugay. Thereis also the former Republic of Zamboanga. The bare word "Zamboanga" may be used to refer to any of these entities, and although the unqualified usage is less likely with the 3 current provinces, that still leaves us with 3 other meanings: the geographical peninsula, the current region, the former province, and the former Republic of Zamboanga.
    In current usage, as seen in the news media, the city may well be the primary usage of the term, but Wikipedia is not a newspaper. This encyclopedia covers historical topics as well as current events, and in earlier periods a reference to "Zamboanga" is even more ambiguous than now. The term "Zamboanga City" provides natural language disambiguation, and is very widely used, and is arguably the WP:COMMONNAME. Removing the word "city" would create avoidable ambiguity, misleading both editors and readers. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs)
    • Oppose - best as is, natural disambiguation, or second choice User:BrownHairedGirl. WP:MOSPHIL indicates keeping the title as it is - because despite Zamboanga Province having been divided in North and South, the various geo areas of Zamboanga are still live. In ictu oculi (talk) 16:08, 1 December 2013 (UTC)
      • I think before moving Zamboanga City to Zamboanga, everybody must have to consider the history of the place as the term Zamboanga was coined from the Subanon Tribe language as Sambuangan[1]. The old and native name as "Sambuangan" refers the entire Zamboanga peninsula and also to the tip of Zamboanga which is now called Zamboanga City. Not to confuse everyone, I would suggest Zamboanga City to remain exist as well as Zamboanga. To simplify my reply… Zamboanga has a different history with the history and origin of Zamboanga City. Let say or compare the system for Cebu which is undivided as north and south whatever then the name was form from a history then let’s have to consider that the history and culture of Cebu is different from Zamboanga. Further, Zamboanga City was established as a separate place from any provinces of Zamboanga peninsula while Zamboanga remain exist that would refer to the entire peninsula including Zamboanga City. To be more clear, if the people from any part of the peninsula is visiting other part of the Philippines then they would just simply say I came from Zamboanga, a name of more established and more known place like saying I came from the Philippines when they are out side the Philippines which they dont need to exactly specify which part of the Philippines for any reason. Prince denison (talk) 13:55, 2 December 2013(UTC) 2013
        • Reply Ano daw? :) Btw, the whole region and peninsula was named after the pueblo of Zamboanga. So the pueblo/city came first and the city's history was the entire region's history for many centuries. It's like Manila, before there was even Manila Province and then Metropolitan Manila. When people say Zamboanga, don't they mean the city? People from Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur provinces don't even call themselves Zamboangueño. Zamboanga is almost always exclusive to the city, its residents and language/culture only. Residents of ZdN, ZdS or ZS call themselves as taga-Dipolog, taga-Dapitan, taga-Pagadian, or Bisaya/Sibugaynon. Even travelling, Zamboanga, Dipolog and Pagadian are distinct destinations. Salamat po. --RioHondo (talk) 05:23, 2 December 2013 (UTC)
          • Reply Before the pointed land named as Zamboanga Peninsula, the entire place is just known as Zamboanga. locals from the other provinces would just make a follow up question if somebody will introduce as I came from Zamboanga as asa dapit sa Zamboanga, Sa del Sur, sa del Norte or sa City? (Which part of Zamboanga, in del Sur, del Norte or in the City?) Because the entire peninsula is just known as Zamboanga. So base on the application of calling the place by the locals, Zamboanga could mean either the entire peninsula or just the Zamboanga City. It would be right that Zamboanga would have a separate page as the long history of the entire peninsula would be written to the page of Zamboanga and a separate page of Zamboanga City as the City have its own history which could be written separately . Prince denison (talk) 15:30, 4 December 2013(UTC) 2013
            • Then by all means, move Siege of Zamboanga to Siege of Zamboanga City and Republic of Zamboanga to Republic of Zamboanga City. Or do we really separate the contemporary history of "Zamboanga City" from the Zamboanga that existed since 1600s? Didn't the Zamboanga City crisis happen in the same pueblo as the Siege of Zamboanga? And what about Zamboanga International Airport and Port of Zamboanga? Shall we also move them to Zamboanga City International Airport and Port of Zamboanga City?--RioHondo (talk) 02:17, 10 December 2013 (UTC)
              • Re Strongly oppose The Weather Philippines Foundation's (WPF) a legitimate organization founded by Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. and a Swiss-based company Meteomedia in February 2012 [2] clearly identify the difference between Zamboanga as the place located at the tip of the Zamboanga Peninsula and Zamboanga City a City located at the Southwestern part of the Zamboanga peninsula as clearly shown in their maps and labeled differently. Weather Philippines Foundation's (WPF)[3] even reported a separate data that show Zamboanga[4] as place and Zamboanga City[5] as a separate and another place showing different temperature and humidity level. I may call the Admins and contributors of wikipedia that sometimes you must not just rely on your own standard or your guts because the local people are more familiar about that place but sad to say those people who really know the truth are the people who are voiceless and less tech savvy and not even familiar how to use this wikipedia so they could not express their voice here. Be careful of you are doing because it could affect the reliability of information in Wikipedia as the locals would reject what are the information published in Zamboanga's wikipedia page. Zamboanga page must exist separately with Zamboanga City . Prince denison (talk) 10:30, 15 December 2013(UTC) 2013
                • You're not even a local, are you? El Zamboanga, Ciudad de Zamboanga y Zamboanga City igual lang kel. Si quere bo abla el Zamboanga Peninsula, abla bo Zamboanga Peninsula. Manila Bay, Manila Bay area, Metro Manila and Manila are four different places, and clearly its a no-brainer that when people say Manila, they are referring to the city; if they meant the metropolis, theyd say Metro Manila, if they meant the coastal region they'd say Manila Bay. If they meant the peninsula in Mindanao, obviously theyd say Zamboanga Peninsula, the provinces would be with a del Sur, Sibugay or del Norte. But Zamboanga by itself, as depicted in most maps and as in common parlance, would be the city by default. Just like Manila. So did the Zamboanga City crisis happen in the same city as the Siege of Zamboanga and the Republic of Zamboanga? Where is the Zamboanga International Airport and the Port of Zamboanga? -RioHondo (talk) 01:40, 16 December 2013 (UTC)
  • Strong support. As per MOS:PHIL, Philippine city articles are to be titled as "<name of city>", not "<name of city> City", unless the city has the exact same name of the province it is located in, like Cebu City, Cebu. Zamboanga does indeed most commonly refer to the city as the provinces are named "del Sur", "del Norte" and "Sigubay". The Zamboanga Peninsula is often referred to as simply region 9 (same goes for the geographical region). The Republic of Zamboanga is a former, unrecognized state and "Zamboanga" is certainly not commonly used to refer to it, if ever mentioned.Raykyogrou0 (Talk) 13:09, 1 December 2013 (UTC)
    • Ambiguity exists even when the other entity does not use the exact same name. In such cases, adopting a widely-used unamibiguous alternative removes ambiguity.
      WP:MOSPHIL does not override the community norms at WP:AT; it merely provides guidance on some local issues. I see no evidence that the plain word "Zamboanga" is the commonname for the city; do you want to present any evidence to support your opinion that it is? --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs)
      • Well, if you've actually lived in the Philippines you'd know. I have never met anyone saying something like "I'm going to <Zamboanga>" and they're actually meaning that they're going to Zamboanga del Norte, because then they would specify. As you might know if you have edited some Philippine-related articles is that online sources are very scarce so I can't give you links right now but I'll post here if I find some. Raykyogrou0 (Talk) 14:51, 1 December 2013 (UTC)
        • Comment Zamboanga has been a municipality since the 17th century and was only made a city in 1937. The Republic of Zamboanga in fact consisted pretty much of the old territory of the municipality only. And Zamboangueño, the demonym for Zamboanga, is almost exclusively used for residents of the city only. And Raykyogroup is right in saying the commonname for the city, especially among Filipinos in the Filipino or regional languages, is plain Zamboanga. We don't refer to this city or that city by their "official names", like Zamboanga isn't already long enough. We normally just say Davao, Manila, Tacloban, etc. --RioHondo (talk) 16:03, 1 December 2013 (UTC)
          • Reply. So neither Raykyogrou0 nor RioHondo have any evidence so far to support their assertions of common usage. Wikipedia does not necessarily use the subject's "official" name as an article title; it prefers to use the name that is most frequently used to refer to the subject in English-language reliable sources ... and the personal view of a Wikipedia editor is not a reliable source. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 16:58, 1 December 2013 (UTC)
            • Reply WP:Commonname is not reliable in our case, as the media refer to our cities by their long official names like Makati City, Cagayan de Oro City, Bacolod City, Tacloban City, Angeles City, ALL Philippine cities for that matter. You name it. That's why we have our MOS, so we don't have to go by Media names/official names.--RioHondo (talk) 01:15, 2 December 2013 (UTC)
            • Re Like Riohondo is sayin, official news outlets always include "City" after the name of the city even if it is not an "official" city like Tagbilaran. Well, this link says 2 killed, 8 wounded in Zamboanga grenade attack and not 2 killed, 8 wounded in Zamboanga City grenade attack. This link refers to the cities as Davao, Zamboanga and not Davao City or Zamboanga City. Also hereRaykyogrou0 (Talk) 06:10, 2 December 2013 (UTC)
              • Anyone can cherrypick examples to suit their view, so I will note that Google maps calls it "Zamboanga City". However, the policy at WP:COMMONNAME is to use the title most most frequently used in English-language reliable sources. AFAICS, both RioHondo and Raykyogrou0 agree that this is "Zamboanga City". --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 14:56, 2 December 2013 (UTC)
                • Their plain versions are common too, and it really just depends on personal preference whether to go with the city's official name, X City or to call it as simply X, as evidenced by those different RS you guys posted. I mean Makati City, Pasay City and Angeles City are also what's on google maps, but we know most other maps would not not have space for City in the labels of each of the 150 or so cities that we have. That would be messy. And again, it depends on where you look, but best practice is always to do away with unnecessary labels, and plain names over official names.--RioHondo (talk) 01:10, 3 December 2013 (UTC)
                • I know for a fact that Google maps isn't 100% accurate, users can send in a request to have something added to the map or something changed and if it's accepted, Google will just add it. For example, at this location, it says "Biaño's Pizzaderia" is at the right side of the road while I know it's in the same building as "Mercury Drug" and "Holy Name University Medical Center" is actually called "Holy Name University Medical Center Foundation, Inc." and here, "Gerry's Grill" is actually located inside the "Bohol Quality" building and not across the street while "Galleriya Luisa Bldg" is actually just "Galleria Luisa". And here, Tagbilaran is listed as Tagbilaran City, which it is officially known as because it is a component city but is on Wikipedia without the "City". Just a few examples. Raykyogrou0 (Talk) 04:59, 3 December 2013 (UTC)
  • See related discussion at Talk:Davao City#Requested_move. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 16:59, 1 December 2013 (UTC)
  • Support as per WP:CONCISE. The name, unqualified, seems most likely to refer to the city. Red Slash 02:13, 11 December 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Zamboanga is a disambiguation page with many serious competitors for the name "Zamboanga". The city is not the WP:PRIMARYTOPIC. Sitta kah (talk) 14:52, 19 December 2013 (UTC)
    • Re The city is WP:PRIMARYTOPIC. Just like Valencia the city is for Valencia (disambiguation), and Auckland the city is for Auckland (disambiguation). Even a quick google search of plain "Zamboanga" will point to the fact that the city is primary topic with its top results. :)--RioHondo (talk) 18:32, 19 December 2013 (UTC)
      • stats.grok.se says that the other articles on the Zamboanga disambiguation page get more pageviews, in total, than Zamboanga City does. And it's not a complete list. The city is not the WP:PRIMARYTOPIC. Sitta kah (talk) 20:38, 19 December 2013 (UTC)
        • Even the city's official website is at www.zamboanga.gov.ph. It's commonly understood here in the Philippines that "Zamboanga" alone refers to the city automatically. And it belongs to Zamboanga del Sur (English: South Zamboanga) Province. The number of page hits the provinces get is irrelevant, as you don't google "Virginia" for example hoping to get results for "West Virginia" or "Virginia Beach." You google Zamboanga del Sur and Zamboanga Peninsula of course. :) --RioHondo (talk) 05:48, 20 December 2013 (UTC)
          • It is not "commonly understood here". Maybe you feel that way, but the readership statistics show that many thousands of readers feel differently. The city is not the WP:PRIMARYTOPIC. Sitta kah (talk) 20:44, 21 December 2013 (UTC)
            • It's a small country, that's why. Whereas if it was Auckland or Valencia or Leeds, despite having more namesake places in those countries and even outside those countries, you know the city. At least Zamboanga has no exact namesake province/state. The only disambiguation page needed afaic is for Zamboanga Peninsula, which could mean: Zamboanga Peninsula, the administrative region or Zamboanga Peninsula (geographical region). Leeds North is not in the dab page for Leeds, just like West Virginia is not Virginia. --RioHondo (talk) 05:05, 22 December 2013 (UTC)
              • @Sitkah What on earth are you talking about? Zamboanga City gets the most views compared to all the other pages on the dab page. Raykyogrou0 (Talk) 06:07, 22 December 2013 (UTC)
                • Sorry, I thought I was clear. I said that stats.grok.se says that the other articles on the Zamboanga disambiguation page get more pageviews, in total, than Zamboanga City does. Count the page views; add them up. That isn't even a complete list. Hence the city is not the WP:PRIMARYTOPIC, and this article's current title provides natural disambiguation. Sitta kah (talk) 18:41, 22 December 2013 (UTC)
                  • So, if the other pages get more pageviews than this single page it is automatically disqualified as primary topic? How does that make sense? Raykyogrou0 (Talk) 04:55, 23 December 2013 (UTC)
                    • The "rule" is one article has to have significantly more pageviews than the other options combined to be the primary topic. –HTD 17:19, 23 December 2013 (UTC)
  • 'Oppose as per WP:MOSPHIL: "Whenever a city has the same name as that of a Philippine province or region, the word "City" may be provided as part of the city name." You guys can move "Zamboanga" to "Zamboanga (disambiguation)" so that "Zamboanga" could be redirected here as per what's done at "Davao", the only other comparison. –HTD 10:39, 23 December 2013 (UTC)
    • Re I am really after consistency here, as I can't stand the fact that we have different names for the same place. As Raykyogrou0 pointed out, our provinces here in the Philippines that have namesake cities and capitals (or former capitals) were in fact named after those cities and not the other way around. Ergo, the city should always be primary topic. See List of Philippine provincial name etymologies. Zamboanga has been Zamboanga for centuries (the fifth oldest settlement in fact), the provinces were only formed in contemporary history. And especially the conversion and naming of cities by adding "City" only transpired in the last several decades (most "cities" as recent as the last few years even). So you have articles like the Zamboanga City crisis and 2002 Zamboanga City bombings on one hand, and Siege of Zamboanga and Republic of Zamboanga on the other (the latter two having taken place before Zamboanga became a "city"). Being the 6th biggest city in the Philippines too, i see no reason why Zamboanga shouldn't be primary topic. Otherwise, i would move to rename Siege of Zamboanga to Siege of Zamboanga City and Republic of Zamboanga to Republic of Zamboanga City (however strange they may sound). Consistency.--RioHondo (talk) 14:50, 23 December 2013 (UTC)
      • AFAIK, the only basis on how we'd call the articles is how they're being called now. The siege and the republic occurred when there's one big Zamboanga, and the crisis and bombings occurred when there multiple places called Zamboanga. When it split up, the city came to be known as "Zamboanga City", although I dunno when it became to be the standard. As far as I can see, we're consistent as long as historical accuracy is concerned; it is called the "Siege of Zamboanga" and the "Republic of Zamboanga" because we call battles as what they were called at the time they were fought (or how the battle was called by the victors, see Siege of Leningrad in modern-day Saint Petersburg for an example); also, AFAIK, these two things are still referred to as without the word "City". As for large cities, Quezon City is the largest city, but no one's suggesting it be moved to "Quezon". –HTD 16:47, 23 December 2013 (UTC)
      • As for consistency, the only articles that have to be consistent with the article name are the X of Zamboanga City articles like Mayor of Zamboanga City, Culture of Zamboanga City, Politics of Zamboanga City, Arts of Zamboanga City, Sports of Zamboanga City, even Zamboanga City Council, etc. The others which are associated with the article, like the Port of Zamboanga and the Zamboanga International Airport, follow their own naming conventions. –HTD 17:15, 23 December 2013 (UTC)
        • But you wouldn't necessarily move Malolos, the site of the old Malolos Republic and Malolos Congress, to Malolos City just because that's how it is called now. So then, we'd have all the almost 200 cities in the Philippines appended with City albeit unnecessarily. As for Quezon City, it is one of few cities, if not the only city, in the Philippines that was created and named a "City" right from the very beginning. So that makes QC unique in that it has no past history as a pueblo/municipality, hence it is a rightful City. It did start as separate pueblos (San Francisco del Monte, Balintawak, Novaliches) along with some areas of Caloocan and San Juan del Monte that have ceased to exist upon its creation. Whereas all the rest of the cities have plenty of history and literature bearing their plain names. And afaik, their names have NOT changed(unlike St. Petersburg which is a complete departure from Leningrad), only they are styled differently these days (just like Barrio X in the past is now Barangay X). Id say remove all the "Barrio" and "Barangay" and just call them by their plain names. :)--RioHondo (talk) 17:17, 23 December 2013 (UTC)
          • It seems you didn't understand me. Malolos is still called "Malolos" even though it became a city; in fact I'd rather bring it back to "Malolos, Bulacan". Same with the likes of Makati, Dasmarinas, Urdaneta, Vigan, Marawi, and other cities which don't share names with other LGUs. Sure people may call it "Malolos City" but in common conversation, it's still the same old Malolos. Unless of course they'd name it to something else then the word "City" may have to be mentioned every time, or if Bulacan is renamed as "Malolos" which means the province gets 1st dibs on Malolos and the city moves to Malolos City. That's why I opposed adding the word "City" to every city article name because people would still call it as such, without the word "City", except those which need disambiguation and the new name example. "Malolos Republic" and "Malolos Congress" are called as such because they are still called as such. If people start calling it "Malolos City Republic", you'd have a case for an RM. –HTD 17:27, 23 December 2013 (UTC)
            • I don't know any city in the Philippines that's not called X City by the local population and especially by the local press. (You know this). I too disagree with this practice of course, that's why i'm promoting the use of plain names for our cities.--RioHondo (talk) 18:32, 25 December 2013 (UTC)
              • i'd be surprised if the local population of marikina use "marikina city" in normal everyday speech. This unlike places such as Roxas City, Cebu City and Zamboanga City where "City" has to be said. –HTD 00:27, 28 December 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose as per HTD, and similar arguments at Talk:Davao City. -- P 1 9 9   20:56, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

See related discussion about possibly altering MOS:PHIL (the guideline involved in this RM) at Wikipedia talk:Tambayan Philippines#Naming of places. Raykyogrou0 (Talk) 13:20, 28 December 2013 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

---Zamboanga City---

Historically, Zamboanga City is the actual territory of the Peninsular Kingdom of Jambangan which was later renamed and became Hispanized during the Spanish Era known as "Zamboanga" and which later after the defeat of the last Spanish Bastion against the REvolunario Zamboangueños under the leadership of Gral. Vicente Alvarez, he Alvarez and his people declared and establish an Independent nation, a new nation independent from any foreign interference known as "Republica de Zamboanga" with "Zamboangueño Chavacano as its Official Language and Spanish as its Co-Official Language".

In short, Jambangan is only actually the former Republica de Zamboanga and the Present-day "Zamboanga City" with an exclusion of the present-day Siocon, Sirawai, Sibuco and Zamboanga Sibugay. reference: http://www.google.com.bh/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gov.ph%2Fimages%2Fuploads%2Fmap04.jpg&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gov.ph%2Fevolution-of-the-revolution%2F&h=1280&w=1000&tbnid=DpWqVpz8hBK9LM%3A&zoom=1&docid=rA93RKys9cGDJM&ei=sa9BU630G-yU0gGQsgE&tbm=isch&ved=0CEgQhBwwFTj0Aw&iact=rc&dur=192&page=19&start=500&ndsp=30

So, this is the main reason we the Zamboangueños always explain that Zamboanga City is not part or never became part any of the existing "zamboanga Provinces: del Sur, del Norte and Sibugay", and that those people who are living outside the present-day Zamboanga City are not "Zamboangueño". as well, the term "Zamboangueño" is not a demonym but an "Ethnic Group/Race" who has their own distinct Culture, Identity and Language.

Acer_Cyle — Preceding unsigned comment added by 62.209.16.50 (talk) 19:55, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

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