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MABUHAY AND BIENVENIDOS NA PUEBLO DE MARGOSATUBIG!!!

Welcome to the official website of the Local Government of Margosatubig, Zamboanga del Sur.

This has been realized to give you an easy access to the projects and activities of our administration, anchored on what we dubbed as our H. E. L. P. program of action.

The Subanens were believed to be the first people to have settled in this land, right near the swift flowing river that now traverse the Margosatubig Pilot School and Guiwan district. “Malagus Tubig” was the original name of the town, which was taken after the swift river current that kept changing its course towards the mouth of the Dumanquillas Bay. In the 15th century, the Spaniards arrived and found that its bay is a natural refuge from bad waether for their ships. Soon it became their choice settlement changing Malagus Tubig to its present name Margosatubig. They built a huge stone fort on top of a hill that served as their bastion against Moro pirates who used to raid the settlements along the Dumanquillas Bay and its vicinity. The fort was known as Cotta Heights. In 1963, it was demolished and is now the site of Pax High School. The Spaniards reigned for years and left as their heritage most evidently, the Chavacano dialect. Suffice it to say that more than a hundred years ago, Margosatubig already existed as a settlement of migrants and natives in the 19th century.

Municipal Hall of Margosatubig

From 1917 to 1936, Margosatubig stayed as a municipal district of the city of Zamboanga. During the Commonwealth Government and by virtue Executive Order No. 17 dated December 23, 1936 signed by President Manuel L. Quezon, Margosatubig finally became a regular and distinct municipality with eight original barrios. It can be said that Margosatubig is the oldest town in Zamboanga del Sur; older even than the undivided Province of Zamboanga.

In 1950, the barrios of Punta Flecha, Pitogo, Qugbay, Balong-balong, Libertad and Dumanguilas was transferred to the newly-created town of Dimataling[1]

In 1951, the barrios of Malangas, La Dicha, Diplo, Gusem, Buug, Matinaw, Gaulan, Tinungtungan, Manangon, Lindang, Luop, Silupa, Minsulao, Paruk, Lubing, Balabao, Mali, Baluran, Sampuli and Bacao, all from Margosatubig were separated to form the town of Malangas.[2]

Margosatubig, in spite of being a pioneer town, still remained isolated and reachable only by sea craft. In 1976, it was finally opened to the rest of Zamboanga del Sur by an asphalt road connecting it to Pagadian. This was facilitated by the Zamboanga del Sur Development Project undertaken by the Philippine-Australian Development Assistance Programme (PADAP), and its Electrification by ZAMSURECO-1 followed in 1979.

Margosatubig has come a long way from the settlement that it was 100 years ago. After giving birth to so many towns, Margosatubig today has retained a total land area of 11,169 hectares. It is a 3rd class municipality with 17 barangays that is home to 39,012 Margosanons of various breed and creed.

 

AWARDS RECEIVED

  • 2005 Most Outstanding Nutrition Program Implementer (Green Banner Award)
  • 2005 Most Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar
  • 2006 Most Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar
  • 2006 Most Outstanding Nutrition Program Implementer (Provincial Level)
  • 2006 Most Outstanding Nutrition  Program Implementer (Green Banner Award – Regional Level)
  • 2007 Most Outstanding Nutrition Program Implementer – (Provincial Level)
  • 2007 Most Outstanding Nutrition Program Implementer – (Green Banner Award – Regional Level)
 
OTHER AWARDS RECEIVED:

  1. 2006 Cleanest and Greenest Municipality in the Province of  Zamboanga del Sur
  2. 2006 Cleanest and Greenest Barangay (Magahis) Province of Zamboanga del Sur
  3. Plaque of Citation for exemplary performance in carrying out civil registration programs and activities, and in delivering civil registration services during the period 2005-2006.
  4. Most Outstanding Lupong Tagapamayapa (July, 2006 to June, 2007- Provincial Level) Barangay Poblacion
  5. Most Outstanding Lupong Tagapamaya (2007 Regional Winner)Barangay Poblacion 
  6. 2007 Most Outstanding Clean & Green Program Implementer (Barangay Digon)
  7. 2007 Local Legislative Award of Excellence (Sangguniang Bayan ng Margos) Provincial Level. 

POPULATION PROJECTIONS BY BARANGAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010 NSO CENSUS

2010

% Share

AAGR

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

 

 

 

 

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2

3

4

5

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MARGOSATUBIG

35,121

1.0000000

0.17333

    35,182

  35,243

  35,304

  35,365

  35,426

  35,488

  35,549

  35,611

  35,673

  35,735

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balintawak

699

0.0199026

 

700

701

703

704

705

706

708

709

710

711

Bularong

1,034

0.0294411

 

1,036

1,038

1,039

1,041

1,043

1,045

1,047

1,048

1,050

1,052

Kalian

2,653

0.0755389

 

2,658

2,662

2,667

2,671

2,676

2,681

2,685

2,690

2,695

2,699

Kolot

493

0.0140372

 

494

495

496

496

497

498

499

500

501

502

Digon

1,258

0.0358190

 

1,260

1,262

1,265

1,267

1,269

1,271

1,273

1,276

1,278

1,280

Guinimanan

761

0.0216679

 

762

764

765

766

768

769

770

772

773

774

Igat Island

1,777

0.0505965

 

1,780

1,783

1,786

1,789

1,792

1,796

1,799

1,802

1,805

1,808

Limamawan

1,171

0.0333419

 

1,173

1,175

1,177

1,179

1,181

1,183

1,185

1,187

1,189

1,191

Limbatong

1,461

0.0415990

 

1,464

1,466

1,469

1,471

1,474

1,476

1,479

1,481

1,484

1,487

Lumbog

2,001

0.0569745

 

2,004

2,008

2,011

2,015

2,018

2,022

2,025

2,029

2,032

2,036

Poblacion

13,881

0.3952336

 

13,905

13,929

13,953

13,977

14,002

14,026

14,050

14,075

14,099

14,123

Sagua

745

0.0212124

 

746

748

749

750

751

753

754

755

757

758

Talanusa

959

0.0273056

 

961

962

964

966

967

969

971

972

974

976

Tiguian

2,388

0.0679935

 

2,392

2,396

2,400

2,405

2,409

2,413

2,417

2,421

2,426

2,430

Tulapok

2,109

0.0600495

 

2,113

2,116

2,120

2,124

2,127

2,131

2,135

2,138

2,142

2,146

Magahis

629

0.0179095

 

630

631

632

633

634

636

637

638

639

640

Josefina

1,102

0.0313772

 

1,104

1,106

1,108

1,110

1,112

1,114

1,115

1,117

1,119

1,121

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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