BIENVENIDOS AQUI NA CIUDAD DE
Zamboanga is a highly urbanized city in Mindanao, South of Philippines.
We are the Zamboangeños— the roots of our culture and legacy are derived from our kinship family system, heritage & tradition, religious beliefs & practices and propensity for extravagance. While we speak our local dialect Chavacano, we can converse in Tagalog and English too. We celebrate fiestas and festivals like no other— evident of which are the Zamboanga Hermosa festival and Dia de Zamboanga.
Experience the taste of Zamboanga through our well-known delicacies such as Tiyulah Itum, Beef Kulma, Satti, Putli Mandi and Pastil among others. Be in awe as you witness the intricate weaving skills exhibited at Yakan Village. Yes, it takes patience and skills to complete such workmanship that are being sought internationally due to its design and durable craftsmanship.
Did you know that the Zamboanga is called the Sardines Capital of the Philippines– Nine out of the dozen sardines company in the Philippines are operating in Zamboanga, and 70% of the city’s economy is attributed to sardine fishing and processing. It’s no wonder we are tagged as a highly urbanized city with two (2) legislative districts.
BIENVENIDOS NA SUR
Welcome to the South