Zamboanga City

Zamboanga City (Zamboangueño Chavacano: Ciudad de Zamboanga) is a highly urbanized city located in Mindanao, Philippines. It has a population of 807,129 people as of the 1 May 2010 census. Zamboanga is the 6th most populous and 3rd largest city by land area in the Philippines. It is the commercial and industrial center of the Zamboanga Peninsula Region.

For historical and statistical purposes, Zamboanga City is grouped with the Province of Zamboanga del Sur, of which it formerly was the capital, but governed independently from the province.

Zamboanga used to be known as Jambangan in the Subanen language and was the center of the Subanen culture during the pre-Hispanic times. After independence from Spain in May 1899, Zamboanga became the Republic of Zamboanga with Zamboangueño Chavacano as its official language and Spanish as its co-official language. After American intervention, the republic incorporated into the Philippines and became the capital of the former Moro Province, now Mindanao, from 1903 to 1913. On October 12, 1936, Zamboanga became a chartered city under Commonwealth Act No. 39. It was formally inaugurated on February 26, 1937, which was declared a local holiday. Known for Hispanic influences in its culture, it bears the nickname "Asia's Latin City."

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Longest domestic submarine fiber cable lands in Boracay

Manila Standard 30 Nov 2022
Eastern Communication said it completed the cable landing station in Boracay for the $150-million Philippine Domestic Submarine Cable Network project, the longest undersea fiber cable network in the Philippines ... Camiguin, Camarines Sur, Surigao City and Zamboanga in 2023....

ONE Warrior Series winner Sevilleno cites Team Lakay training as key to victory

The Philippine Star 30 Nov 2022
Set to make his debut in ONE 164 against compatriot Drex Zamboanga, Sevilleno, who outlasted 15 other competitors in ONE Warrior Series Philippines' inaugural season, is raring to go .......

UN Special Rapporteur to visit the Philippines

The Manila Times 29 Nov 2022
ZAMBOANGA CITY. The International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP) said it welcomes the recent announcement by Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla that UN Special Rapporteur Morris Tidball-Binz, a forensic doctor, will visit the country next year ... As reported by Investigate PH, in which Philippine forensic expert Dr....

Zamboanga Valientes join ABL Invitational 2023

Manila Standard 26 Nov 2022
Team owner Rolando Junnie Navarro confirmed the team’s participation over the weekend, saying that the Zamboanga Valientes would be formed immediately to represent the Philippines in the ABL, which will be returning after a three-year hiatus ... “The Zamboanga Valientes are now ......

Navy seizes P52-M smuggled cigarettes in Zamboanga City

Manila Bulletin 26 Nov 2022
ZAMBOANGA CITY – The Philippine Navy seized smuggled cigarettes ......

SEC WARNS PUBLIC AGAINST FRUTAS COMIDA ZAMBOANGA (Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission)

Public Technologies 24 Nov 2022
SEC WARNS PUBLIC AGAINST FRUTAS COMIDA ZAMBOANGA. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has warned the public against investing in Frutas Comida Zamboanga, which has been offering guaranteed returns of 20% per month on social media ... allegedly of Frutas Comida Zamboanga....

The world's 5 best special-operations forces besides those of the US

Business Insider 24 Nov 2022
Turner ... Philippine Light Reaction Regiment operators. Philippine Army ... It was created in 2000 after a series of terrorist attacks and kidnappings rocked the Philippines ... It has been pivotal in the fight against Abu Sayyaf, ISIS-Philippines, and other jihadist groups. The unit is best known for its actions during the Zambo, Marawi, and Zamboanga sieges....

8 passengers rescued from distressed vessel in Tawi-Tawi

Manila Bulletin 23 Nov 2022
ZAMBOANGA CITY – The Philippine Navy rescued eight passengers of a ......

US seeks expansion of military presence in Philippines

The Philadelphia Tribune 22 Nov 2022
MANILA, PhilippinesThe United States is seeking an expansion of its military presence in the Philippines under a 2014 defense pact, U.S ... “And that is an unwavering commitment that we have to the Philippines.” ... military personnel currently remain in Zamboanga and three southern provinces, a Philippine military official told The Associated Press....

53IB receives seacrafts from Zambo Sur government

Sun Star 21 Nov 2022
THE provincial government of Zamboanga del Sur has provided seven seacrafts providing a boost in the seaborne capability of the Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (IB) ... Zamboanga del Sur Governor Victor Yu committed to continue to provide needed resources in order for security forces to sustain the peace in the province ... (SunStar Zamboanga) ....

Alsons posted 18% income growth to P1.35b in 3 quarters

Manila Standard 21 Nov 2022
diesel plant in Zamboanga City also contributed to the higher revenues. WMPC is the only major power generation facility in the Zamboanga Peninsula, providing power to Zamboanga City and supplying vital ancillary services to the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines to help stabilize the power grid in the Western Mindanao Region....

Army to train 'Bantay Dagat' members in Sulu

The Manila Times 21 Nov 2022
ZAMBOANGA CITY. Close to 400 government militias in the southern Philippine province of Sulu are set to undergo military training as part of a security task force that will help protect marine environment and enforce coastal laws ... Col ... Rodolfo Azurin Jr., Philippine Coast Guard chief Admiral Artemio Abu, Joint Task Force Sulu and 11ID Commander Maj....

Nissan introduces e-POWER technology in Oro

Sun Star 19 Nov 2022
According to Jeff Rolida, the dealer principal of Nissan CDO, Nissan Pagadian, and Nissan Zamboanga, the Nissan Kicks is part of the brand's electrification and transformation plan in the Philippines ... "Nissan Philippines aims to give customers the best experience, and our vehicles have always pushed the boundaries with excitement in every drive....

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