|Posted on January 20, 2010 at 11:27 PM|
These are the Barangays in the Philippines that we want to have our outreach missions to serve the indigent children. If you are from any of these barangays, please send us an email and photos of indigent children, explain to us the situation of indigent children in your barangay and how you can help us reach them.
1. Labuan, Zamboanga City. This is my birthplace and I spent 13 years of my life here (since birth to 13 years old: 1972-1985 where I finished my Elementary Education. Now I am coming back to help the poor children like me.)
I and my volunteers had our outreach mission here last March-April, 2009
Location of Labuan, Zamboanga City
Labuan is a coastal barangay and is about 36 kilometers from downtown Zamboanga City
Location: West Coast
History of Labuan, Zamboanga City
Barangay Labuan is a coastal Barangay 36 kilometers west of the commercial center of Zamboanga City. The place was used to be occupied only by the Subanen tribe, the “lumad” in Western Mindanao. Labuan’s name was taken from the Subanen word which meant “you fall there”.
Aside from the Subanens, indigenous people like the Tausugs, Samals and Chavacano also settled in Labauan. Intermarriage among these indigenous people encouraged them to stay permanently in this Barangay.
The Legend of Labuan”:
Long before Labuan got its name, the place was occupied only by the natives who were from the Subanen tribe. This tribe was headed by Timuway- the chieftain of the Suibanens. This chief used to sell their agricultural products in Zamboanga City by means of a “balsa” or raft. The agricultural produce included gabi, calabasa and banana. As they kept their trading activities with the people in the city, they were asked where the vegetables/produce came from. The chieftain answered in his language “ditto sug Labu an in bato rampoon.”
Another legend says that during one of the trading as the Subanens were loading their produce in the raft; some people saw them on the shores and shouted “Labu-an-dyon”, which is Subanen mean “you will fall there”.
Labu means ‘let it fall’. From the on, the place where the produce came from became known to be “Labuan.”
After many years of trading, the Subanens developed friendship with the Chavacanos from the city. Many thins were sold to the Chavacanos by the Subanens by trading only. Until such time, one day, a prominent Chavacano family traded the place of Labuan with a ‘native corn mill made of stone’. The prominent Chavacano family transferred to Labuan. The Subanens moved to another place to settle down once again.
article from the government of Zamboanga City
People of Labuan, Zamboanga City
According to the (2007 Census)
The Total Population: 10,418
Number of Household: 1,348
Local Government Unit LGU of Labuan, Zamboanga City
Elected Officers of Labuan for the term of 2007 - 2010 Punong Barangay:
Francisco S. Santos
Ronaldo O. Maravilla
Eduardo M. Francisco
Jawadi S. Sarail
Segundo G. Sabran
Armando E. Saitas
Candido M. Biel Jr.
Catalina M. Tiu
Secretary: Merlinda T. Revillas
Treasurer: Asela H. Maravillas
Ron Carlo B. Maravilla
Lovelyn N. Maravilla
Chantial C. Abdilla
Bernadine Claudette R. Biel
Regghie D. Cautivar
Marke Aide A. Balala
Nur-Ailyn J. Sarail
Jaber E. Joe
Businesses in Labuan, Zamboanga City
Religions in Labuan, Zamboanga City
Labuan enjoys a diversity of Religion.
There are mosques
Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Parish
Labuan, Zamboanga City ( Founded: 1988)
Fr. Ricardo Borbajo - Parish Priest
Schools in Labuan, Zamboanga City
Don Ramon Enriquez High School Alumni Association
Batches Graduated on the following years
Click on the Year 1970 * 1971 * 1972 * 1973 * 1974 * 1975 * 1976 * 1977 * 1978 * 1979 * 1980 * 1981 * 1982 * 1983 * 1984 * 1985 * 1986 * 1987 * 1988 * 1989 * 1990 * 1991 * 1992 * 1993 * 1994 * 1995 * 1996 * 1997 * 1998 * 1999 * 2000 * 2001 * 2002 * 2003 * 2004 * 2005 * 2006 * 2007 * 2008 * 2009 * 2010 *
The Don_Ramon_Enriquez_High_School. Part of the National High School system
Labuan has a public Elementary School and a High School.
The Elementary school is headed by Quirico O. Duterte.
The High school is headed by Mr. Salihmatal H. Lagbas.
Labuan is the center of Education for all the Barangays listed below.
DISTRICT OF LABUAN ZAMBOANGA CITY, PHILIPPINES
Expedito G. Alvarez- Principal
Barangay Head of School Enrollment
Anuling Noemi N. Noble 300
Cadalagan Zosimo H. Ledesma Jr. 227
Camp Susana Rosalio B. Conturno 396
Labuan Quirico O. Duterte 1790
Latap Pilar M. Villanueva 407
Limpapa Teofilo B. Macapili 464
Mtn. View Marcellano P. Agustin Jr. 166
Pamucutan Saac D. Kamsa 275
Patalon Honesto D. Feliciano 737
Pole Diutay Josefina D. Villalobos 193
Pole Grande Romeo A. Santos 138
San Ramon Patria E. Agado 148
Sinubong Job Erico E. Aragon 300
Talisayan Sarah D. Artates 638
Economy of Labuan, Zamboanga City
Fish industry, Agal-Agal, Resorts
Natural Resources of Labuan, Zamboanga City
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Tourists Attractions of Labuan, Zamboanga City
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Fiestas and Traditions of Labuan, Zamboanga City
Fiesta is celebrated every 27th of November.