Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental

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Zamboanguita
Municipality
Map of Negros Oriental showing the location of Zamboanguita
Map of Negros Oriental showing the location of Zamboanguita
Zamboanguita is located in Philippines
Zamboanguita
Zamboanguita
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 09°07′N 123°12′E / 9.117°N 123.200°E / 9.117; 123.200Coordinates: 09°07′N 123°12′E / 9.117°N 123.200°E / 9.117; 123.200
Country  Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Negros Oriental
District 3rd district of Negros Oriental
Founded 1866
Barangays 10
Government[1]
 • Mayor Kit Marc Bantaya Adanza
Area[2]
 • Total 85.86 km2 (33.15 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 24,996
 • Density 290/km2 (750/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6218
Dialing code 035
Income class 4th class

Zamboanguita is a fourth class municipality in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 24,914 people.[3]

Geography[edit]

About 28 kilometres (17 mi) from Dumaguete City, Zamboanguita is at the southern tip of the province of Negros Oriental and across from the island province of Siquijor. To the west of Zamboanguita is the municipality of Siaton, and to the north/east is the municipality of Dauin.

Barangays[edit]

Zamboanguita is politically subdivided into 10 barangays.

  • Basak
  • Calango
  • Lotuban
  • Malongcay Diot
  • Maluay
  • Mayabon
  • Nabago
  • Nasig-id
  • Najandig
  • Poblacion

History[edit]

Zamboanguita (meaning "little Zamboanga") acquired its name from its neighbor down south across the sea, Zamboanga City. Zamboanguita was established in 1866. Modest compared to the 6th largest city in the Philippines with 98 barangays, Zamboanguita has only 10 barangays.

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Zamboanguita
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 17,110 —    
1995 18,905 +1.89%
2000 23,338 +4.62%
2007 24,914 +0.91%
2010 24,996 +0.12%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

Fiestas and Traditions[edit]

Fiesta – San Isidro Labrador, May 15

Every Wednesday - Malatapay: Open market, fresh seafood, vendors compete to give you the best service and the best food. Not just food, its a flea market too. It's a feast with authentic native cuisine. People come from all over to enjoy the scenery and the beautiful seaside extravaganza.

Local government[edit]

It is part of the 3rd District of Negros Oriental, which is currently represented in the House of Representatives of the Philippines by Pryde Henry Teves.

Current elected officials of Zamboanguita (2010–2013):

  • Mayor: Kit Marc Bantaya Adanza
  • Vice-Mayor: Glenson Elola Alanano
  • Councilors:
    • Ricky Daven Taan
    • Deodoro Elli Partosa
    • Felipe Tuban Elmido Sr.
    • Florenita Trinidad Elvinia
    • Victoriano Flores Marilla
    • Rufino Enojo Tugaoen
    • Enriquito Elnasin Banua
    • Rustico Jamosmos Elnasin

Schools in Zamboanguita[edit]

High schools[edit]

  • GEMHS (Nasig-id), Nasig-id, Zamboanguita Municipality
  • Decor Carmeli Academy
  • Jose Marie Locsin Memorial High School, Mayabon
  • Santiago Delmo Memorial High School, National Highway Maluay, Zamboanguita Municipality
  • Zamboanguita Science High School, Del Pilar St. Poblacion

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Mayabon Elementary School, Mayabon, Zamboanguita Municipality
  • Lutoban Elementary School, Lutoban, Zamboanguita Municipality
  • Zamboanguita Central Elementary School, Magsaysay St. Poblacion, Zamboanguita Municipality
  • Maluay Elementary School, National Highway Maluay, Zamboanguita Municipality
  • Nabago Elementary School, Nabago, Zamboanguita Municipality
  • Kaladias Elementary School, Najandig, Zamboanguita Municipality
  • Malongcay Elementary School, Malongcay Diot, Zamboanguita Municipality
  • Salngan Elementary School, Mayabon, Zamboanguita Municipality
  • Bangculotan Elementary School, Mayabon, Zamboanguita Municipality
  • GEMES (Nasig-id), Nasig-id, Zamboanguita Municipality
  • Basak Elementary School, Basak, Zamboanguita Municipality
  • Kapandis Elementary School, Mayabon, Zamboanguita Municipality

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Province: Negros Oriental". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  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 15 March 2013. 

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