Zamboanga Sibugay History, Geography, Economy

Zamboanga Sibugay History

Zamboanga Sibugay History
Zamboanga Sibugay Provincial Capitol (Photo Credit: PTV4 news)

Profile of Zamboanga Sibugay Province (Geography)
Location –> Zamboanga Peninsula Region, Philippines (See map below)
Neighboring Provinces –> Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga Del Sur
Capital –> Ipil
Area –> 3,607.75 km2 (1,392.96 sq mi)
Population –> 633,129 (2015 census)
Terrain –> Mountainous and hilly with coastal plains
Industries –> Agriculture
Major Products –> Rice, Coconut, Corn, Fish
People/Language –> Bisaya, Subanon, Badjao, Tausug, Yakan, and Maranao
Cities –> None
Municipalities (Towns) –> (16) Alicia, Buug, Diplahan, Imelda, Ipil, Kabasalan, Mabuhay, Malangas, Naga, Olutanga, Payao, Roseller Lim, Siay, Talusan, Titay, Tungawan

Government Officials
Governor –> Wilter Y. Palma
Vice Governor –> Rey Andre Olegario
Predecessor –> Eldwin M. Alibutdan
Representative (1st District) –> Wilter Palma II
Predecessor –> Belma Cabilao
Representative (2nd District) –> Dulce Ann K. Hofer
Predecessor –> Romeo M. Jalosjos, Jr.

Former Governors
Rommel Jalosjos

Zamboanga Sibugay History

Zamboanga Sibugay was formerly part of Zamboanga del Sur which in turn was formerly a territory of the huge Zamboanga Province. On February 24, 2001, the present province was created after the ratification of Republic Act 8973 with then Congressman George Hofer as its first governor. In the election of that year, Belma A. Cabilao was elected as the first congressman of independent Zamboanga Sibugay.

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Economy of Zamboanga Sibugay

Zamboanga Sibugay is primarily an agricultural province with rice, corn, and fish as the main products. Tourism is still in its infancy and promoting the area to prospective visitors is hampered by the negative image of Western Mindanao as conflict-ridden zone.

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See also: List of Philippine Provinces and Capital by Region

Map of Province

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