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 CITY SOCIO ECONOMIC PROFILE

 

FOREWORD
 

The Zamboanga City Master Development Plan was started 16 August 1997 and the final reports were submitted 25 March 1998. The planning process was highly participative: an orientation meeting with the full Study Team was held 16 August 1997 with over 80 orientation technical staff from the city and national government offices. The visioning workshop 23-24 October 1997, and the planning workshop held 5-6 December 1997 drew over 100 representatives from government and private sector, including NGOs and businessmen of the City.

The Master Plan identified almost P20 billion worth of projects spread over the next 15 years, with the City being responsible directly for P6.8 billion, the national government for P4.0 billion and the private sector for P8.9 billion. The City’s financial responsibility is not impossible. Projections for city revenues indicate financial capacity (see “Capital Investment”, Volume 3). However, the Code (R.A. 7160), and improve its revenue collection rate to better performance levels. And for the private sector come in, the City’s funds must go to basic infrastructure.

Zamboanga City stands in a momentous chapter in its history: an ECOZONE has been legislated to usher the long-awaited industrialization of this old City. Tourism beckons in recollection of “exotic Zamboanga” in the yesteryears. The old airport will be transferred to give way to an expanded urban core. In the process, a new urban satellite in nearby Mercedes could be created where the city hall and a civic center could also be located. The cargo functions of the present seaport will be moved to Sangali to ease urban congestion in the old CBD and enable a Pedestrianization of the narrow streets of Old Zamboanga Fort Pilar and the Pettit Barracks will be restored to its former greenery, and connected to Plaza Pershing and the Rizal Park in shaded walks beneath acacia tree and gushing fountains. Vitali, Curuan in the east, Talisayan, Ayala, Recodo and Cawit in the west will become urban centers. The ASEAN BIMP-EAGA promises an international gateway status to the strategic entrepot function of Zamboanga.

Truly, we are at the crossroads of the future. Iot is in this spirit that U.P. PLANADES feels honored in undertaking the Zamboanga City Master Development Plan. The Study Team is proud to be associated with this project, and we felt, during the Pedestrianization rites 2-3 March 1998 at the Grand Astoria Hotel the enthusiasm of all parties for a job well done.

 

EMMANUEL I. ASTILLERO
Licensed Environmental Planner, PRC #040
Study Team Leader
(U.P. Diliman, March 1998)
 
 
 

Republic of the Philippines
OFFICE OF THE CITY MAYOR
City Of Zamboanga

MESSAGE

             It is with a sense of fulfillment and pride that I convey this message to the good people of Zamboanga City on the adoption of a Master Development Plan after so many years of painstaking efforts and attempts to chart the future of the City of Zamboanga.

            For the first time in 61 years as a chartered city, Zamboanga City has now a framework of development. We attribute the realization of this Master Development Plan to the men and women behind the scene led by the city officialdom and the active participation of the private sector. Together, we moved on decisively and laid down the course of future development as an article of faith. This blueprint of development prescribes the desired directions of the city – purposeful and sufficiently clear to create a progressive climate for growth. The city can now move with direction towards an accelerated economic and social progress.

            Whether or not Zamboanga City will be able to achieve its goals in the next fifteen years as projected in the Master Development Plan is both a challenge and an invitation to the next and succeeding set oft city officials to make a difference between vision and reality. The challenge is to modernize. To paraphrase Dr. Jose P. Rizal, our task is to build those foundations that will replace the bamboo supports of our agricultural economy with bases of concrete and steel on which a modern City of Zamboanga can rest, and her people living a fuller and more productive life.

            With the abiding faith in God and confidence in the future, let us move onward to new and greater heights for a better Zamboanga

              Zamboanga City, March 13, 1998.

 

                                                     VITALIANO D. AGAN
                                                        City Mayor

 

 
 

Republic of the Philippines
SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD
(CITY COUNCIL)
CITY OF ZAMBOANGA

MESSAGE

            I am happy to convey this message to the good people of Zamboanga City on the completion and adoption of a master Development Plan.

            After so many years of perseverance and hard work to predetermine the future of our city, we now have this framework of development that sets the stage for the socio-economic development of Zamboanga City for the next fifteen years. This blueprint of development clearly outlines the desired directions of the city, which cover all aspects of an integrated development program.

            While the Master Development Plan promises a bright future for the city, its realization largely depends on how well the implementation can be carried out by the city officials and the other major players in the development process. Much as I desire to have a direct hand in the full implementation of this 15-year development framework, others will have to assume the responsibility that this blueprint for progress becomes a living reality for our people.

            May the infinite wisdom of God bind us together in unity; and with singleness of heart and mind, let us work together for the good of Zamboanga City.

Zamboanga City, March 13, 1998.

                                               

                                                                        ENGR. EFREN F. ARAñEZ

                                                                                    Vice Mayor

 

 
 

Republic of the Philippines
House of Representatives
Quezon City, Metro Manila

 

MARIA CLARA L. LOBREGAT
Representative, Zamboanga City

MESSAGE

            Onward to development!

            With the birth of the master Development Plan for the City of Zamboanga, we shall now be able to plot our destiny as a highly urbanized city with vigor and enthusiasm.

            We should, however, reorient our people to the complexities of modern life. It is a tripartite cooperation among the government, the private sector, including the religious organizations, and other agencies that will help chart our future, but a crying immediate need.

            The Master Development Plan is not just a pill or palliative measure that wil help chart our future, but a crying immediate need.

            To plan for the future breeds discipline and manifests maturity. We become exhilarated by the fact that we accept the responsibility for our lives; that every step we take from hereon is crucial to the development and progress of the city.

 

                                                                        MARIA CLARA L. LOBREGAT
     
                                                                  Congresswoman
                                                                        Lone District, Zamboanga City

 

Congressional Office: Room No. 111, Quezon City, Tels. 9316016 & 9315001 loc. 7330
Manila Address: 779 Vito Cruz cor. Taft Ave., Malate, Manila, Tels. 505036 & 5213009
Zamboanga City Address: Nuñez St., Zamboanga City, Tels. 9911171 & 9911662

 

 
 

  Resolutions

 

Republic of the Philippines
SANGGUNIANG PANLUGSOD
City of Zamboanga

 

EXCERPTS FROM THE MINUTED OF THE REGULAR SESSION OF THE SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD OF ZAMBOANGA HELD AT ITS SESSION

HALL ON MARCH 25,1998 

   PRESENT:  
Hon. Asbi N. Edding, City Vice Mayor Presiding officer
Hon. Luis Basilio A. Fabian  Assistant Floor Leader
Hon. Luis M. Climaco Member
Hon. Ricardo S. Baban, Jr. Member
Hon. Cresencio G. Cabanlit Member
Hon. Rosendo U. Castillo, Jr. Member
Hon. Jesus A. Aquino Member
Hon. Gerasimo V. Acuña Member
Hon. Jaime U. Cabato Member
Hon. Maximo J. Enriquez, Jr. Member
Hon. Abdurahman B. Nuño  Member
Hon. Faizal V. Nuño II Member

                            

                                ATTENDING INFORMANT OFFICIAL MASTERS IN AYALA:

                  Hon. Roberto B. Villares                                               Member

                  ABSENT:    Hon. Juanito A. Bruno                                Member

 RESOLUTION NO. 454

             Honorable Erico Basilio A. Fabian presented the 2nd Indorsement of His Honor, the City Mayor, dated March 23, 1998, forwarding for appropriate action the faxed message of Norman R. Ramos, Ph.D., Executive Director of the U.P. Planades, dated March 18, 1998, relative to the submission of the final copies of the Master Development Plan of Zamboanga City, as endorsed by the City Planning and Development Coordinator, per his 1st Indorsement, dated March 19, 1998. In this connection and considering that this Body has already approved in principle the final draft of the Master Development Plan of the city consisting of eight (8) books, per S.P. Resolution No 323, dated march 4, 1998, and considering further that the final copies of the same has already been submitted to the Sangguniang Panlungsod, he then moved for the adoption of a resolution approving/adopting the Master Development Plan of the City of Zamboanga consisting of the following volumes as prepared by the U.P. Planades Group, to wit:

Volume I                 -    Executive Summary
Volume II                -    Situational Analysis
Volume III               -   Developmental Plan (Sectoral Plan,
                                   Land Use and Zoning Ordinance)
Volume III               -       Annex (Sectoral Profile of the programs and projects)

               After due consideration, on the motion by Honorable Erico Basilio A. Fabian, jointly and severally seconded by all Members present, it was

                RESOLVED. That the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Zamboanga hereby approves/adopts the Master Development Plan of the City of Zamboanga consisting of three (3) volumes, as above listed, as prepared by the U.P. Planades Group, transmitting this resolution to His Honor, the City Mayor, for appropriate action, and furnishing copies hereof to the City Engineering, the City Planning and Development Coordinator, the City Budget Officer, the City Accountant, the City Treasurer and the City Auditor, all of this city, for information.

Carried unanimously.

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                                I hereby certify to the correctness of this resolution.

 

                                             ZENAIDA C. JAIME
                                               City Secretary

 

                                ATTESTED:

                                                ASBI N. EDDING
                                                Presiding Officer

 
 

CITY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
City of Zamboanga
RESOLUTION NO. CDC – 98-001

 

            Resolution endorsing the Master Development Plan Draft as amended and discussed by the members of the City Development Council with the PLANADES Consultants on March 02, 1998 at Zamboanga City.

WHEREAS, seven months after they were officially awarded to formulate the City master Development Plan, the U.P. PLANADES have submitted the final draft of said plan consideration by the City Development Council;

WHEREAS, it is on record that U.P. PLANADES, in the preparation, within seven (7) months have consulted knowledgeable people on the issues and concerns embodied in the plan, thru various public hearings and consultations and closely coordinated with the Office of the City Planning and Development Coordinator on all the stages of the plan preparation of formulation;

WHEREAS, the draft presented and amended by the City Development Council in consultation with the U.P. PLANADES, is found to be satisfactory and more than sufficiently address the needs and aspirations of the people, aside from it’s being formulated by highly qualified technical and professional planners;

WHEREAS, there is no such plan as perfect plan, but only progressive and development plans to suit a City’s Vision of development, subject to periodical revisions and/ or enrichment as resources warrant;

THEREFORE, be it resolved, as it is hereby resolved, that the City Development Council formally and officially endorse favorable the master Development Plan draft as amended and revised in the City Development council, for adoption by the Sangguniang Panglungsod and other higher body concerned;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the final copies of the approved Master Development Plan be furnished all the members of the City Development Council as guidelines for all the development efforts of the barangays and all non-government agencies and organization in the city.

MOVED FOR ADOPTION by member Mr. Ireneo Salvador, Jr., seconded by all members present.

ADOPTED UNANIMOUSLY, this 2nd day of March 1998.

 Certified true and correct:

                                                                       

                                                       JUAN R. GASPAR
                                                       
Chairman, Secretariat, CDC
                                                       City of Zamboanga

Attested by:

VITALIANO D. AGAN
       Chairman
City Development Council
    City of Zamboanga

 

 
 

Acknowledgement

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

This three volume Final Report of the Zamboanga City Master Development Plan was prepared by the Study Team in coordination with the City Planning and Development Office of Zamboanga in accordance with the Terms of Preference for the Study. The report was compiled on the basis of vital information gathered and discussions held with representatives of both public and private sector during the course of the Study, and specifically during the two Study Area field visits and two workshops undertaken by the Study Team in August-September and October-December 1997.

The Study Team would like to acknowledge the invaluable contributions given in the preparation of this Report by both Government and Non-Government Organizations, notably by the following:

1.         3rd Air Division, PAE, Edwin Andrews Air Base, Zamboanga City
2.         Air Transportation Office
3.         Architecture Dean & Students, /western Mindanao State University
4.
                   Ateneo de Zamboanga
5.
                   Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
6.
                   Bureau of Agricultural /Statistics
7.
                   Bureau of Customs, Region IX
8.
                   Bureau of Fire Protection
9.
                   Bureau of Internal Revenue, IX
10.
               Bureau of jail Management and Penology
11.
               Bureau of Local Government Finance
12.
               Bureau of Soils and Water Management, Region IX
13.
               Bureau of Telecommunications, Region IX
14.
               Commission on Higher Education
15.
               Commission of Population
16.
               DENR – Community Environment and natural Resources Office
17.
               DENR – Forest Management Service
18.
               DENR – Land Management Bureau
19.
               DENR - Mine and Geo-Sciences Bureau
20.
               Department of Tourism, Region IX
21.
               Department of Agrarian Reform, Region IX
22.
               Department of Agriculture, Region IX
23.
               Department of Education, Culture and Sports, Region IX
24.
               Department of Environment and natural Resources, Region IX
25.
               Department of Health, Region IX
26.
               Department of Interior and Local Government, Region IX
27.
               Department of Labor and Employment, Region IX
28.
               Department of Public Works and Highways, Region IX
29.
               Department of Science and Technology
30.
               Department of Social Welfare and Development, Region IX
31.
               Department of Trade and Industry, Region IX
32.
               DPWH – District Engineer’s Office
33.
               Department of Trade and Industry – Zamboanga City Office
34.
               Fiber Industry Development Authority
35.
               Home Development Mutual Fund
36.
               Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board
37.
               Land Transportation Office, Region IX
38.
               Land Transportation Office, Region IX
39.
               Maritime Industry Authority
40.
               National Economic and Development Authority, Region IX
41.
               National Electrification Administratio
42.
               National Housing Authority
43.
               National Irrigation Authority
44.
               National Museum
45.
               National Power Corporation, Region IX
46.
               National Statistical Coordination Board
47.
               National Statistics Office
48.
               National Telecommunications Office, Region IX
49.
               Office of the City Accountant
50.
               Office of the City Administrator
51.
               Office of the City Agriculturist
52.
               Office of the City Assessor
53.
               Office of the City Budget Officer
54.
               Office of the City General Services
55.
               Office of the City Health Officer
56.
               Office of the City Human Resource Management Officer
57.
               Office of the City Legal Officer
58.
               Office of the City Registrar
59.
               Office of the City Social Welfare and Development Officer
60.
               Office of the City Treasurer
61.
               Office of the City Veterinarian
62.
               Office of the City Engineer
63.
               Office of the City Mayor
64.
               Phil. Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services
                              Administration
65.
               Phil. Fishing Port Authority
66.
               Philippine Air Force, Region IX
67.
               Philippine Coconut Authority, Region IX
68.
               Philippine Commission for the Urban Poor
69.
               Philippine Information Agency
70.
               Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company, Region IX
71.
               Philippine National Police, Region IX
72.
               Philippine national Red Cross
73.
               Philippine Navy, Southern Command
74.
               Philippine Ports Authority, Region IX and Central Office
75.
               Philippine Postal Corporation, Region IX
76.
               Philippine Tourism Authority
77.
               Presidential Management Staff
78.
               Sangguniang Panglungsod ng Zamboanga del Norte
79.
               Southern Philippines Development Authority
80.
               Technical Education Skill Development Authority
81.
               Telecommunications Office
82.
               Zamboanga A.E. Colleges
83.
               Zamboanga City Electric Cooperative
84.
               Zamboanga City Police Command
85.
               Zamboanga City Water District
86.
               Zamboanga City Waterworks and Sanitation Association
87.
               Zamboanga Economic Zone Authority
88.
               Zamboanga State College of marine Science and Technology

 

 
 

Acronyms And  Abbreviations

 

Acronyms and Abbreviations

            AdZIP              :   Ayala de Zamboanga Industrial Park
            AIP                  :  Annual Investment Program
            ARMM            :   Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao
            ASEAN           :  Association of South-East Muslim Mindanao
            ATO                :   Air Transportation Office
            AusAID           :   Australian Agency for International Development
            BFAR              : Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources
            BIMP-EAGA   : Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines–East Asian
                                           Growth Area
            BOT                :  Build-Operate Transfer
            BWSA’s          :  Barangay Waterworks & Sanitation Associations
            CBD                : Central Business District
            CDF                :  Countrywide Development Fund
            CENRO           :  City Environmental and Natural Resources
            CEO                : City Engineering Office
            CHO                :  City Health Office
            CG                   :  City Government
            CIDSS             :  Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social
                                                 Services
            CPDO             :  City Planning and Development Office
            CSR                 :  Cohort-Survival Rate
            CSWDO          :  City Social Welfare & Development Office
            CTP                 :  City Tourism Office
            DA                   :  Department of Agriculture
            DAR                :  Department of Agrarian Reform
            DCW               :  Day Care Worker
            DECS              : Department Education, Culture and Sports
            DENR              : Department of Environment and Natural Resources
            DILG               :           Department of Interior and Local Government
            DOH                :           Department of Health
            DOLE              :           Department of Labor and Employment
            DOST              :           Department of Science and Technology
            DOT                :           Department of Tourism
            DOTC             : Department of Transportation and Communication
            DPWH             : Department of Public Works and Highways
            DSWD             : Department of Social Welfare and Development 
            DTI                  :  Department of Trade and Industry
            ECAs               :  Environmental Critical Areas    
            ECC                :  Economic Zone
            EDC                :           Export Development Council   
            EIA                  :           Environmental Impact Assessment
            ENR                :           Environment and Natural Resources
            FAR                 :           Floor-to-Area Ratio
            FS                    :           Feasibility Study
            GDA                :           General Development Area
            GIS                  :           Geographic Information System
            GOs                 :           Government Offices
            HLURB           :           Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board
            HSRC              :           Human Settlement Regulatory Commission
            IEC                  :           Information, Education & Communication        
            JICA                :           Japan International Corporation Assistance
            LDC                :           Local Development Council     
            LDIP                :           Local Development Investment Programming
            LFC                 :           Local Finance Committee
            LGU                :           Local Government Unit
            LTO                 :           Land Transportation Office
            MNLF             :           Moro National Liberation Front
            NAPOCOR     :           National Power Corporation
            NEDA             :           National Economic Development Authority
            NGA                :           National Government Agencies
            NGOs              :           Non-Government Organization
            NHA                :           National Housing Authority
            NHI                 :           National Historical Society
            NHMFC          :           National Housing and Home Mortgage
                                                  Financing Corporation
            NIA                 :           National irrigation Administration
            OIC                 :           Organization of Islamic Conference
            OPEC              :           Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
            PD                   :           Residential Decree                   
            PFS                 :           Pre-Feasibility Study
            PIA                  :           Phil. Information Agency
            PLDT               :           Phil. Long Distance Telephone Company
            PNP                 :           Phil. National Police
            PPA                 :           Phil. Ports Authority
            PTA                 :           Phil. Tourism Authority
            PTSS               :           Phil. Transport Strategy Study
            PUD                :           Planned Unit Development
            RAIC               :           Regional Agricultural Industrial Center
            RDC                :           Regional Development Council
            SEA   :           Self-Employment Assistance
            SMEDC:   Small and Medium Enterprise Development Council
            SMEs               :           Small and Medium Enterprises

            SPCPD ;    outhern Philippines Council for Peace and Development
            SRA                 :           Social Reform Agenda
            SRF                 :           Social Reform Fund
            STDs               :           Sexually Transmitted Diseases
            SWOT:  Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats
            TESDA :  Technical Education and Skills Development Authority
            USAID:   United States Agency for International Development
            WMSU:   Western Mindanao State University

            ZAMCELCO:  Zamboanga City Electric Company
            ZCMST:  Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and 
                          Technology
            ZCWD:    Zamboanga City Water District
            ZCZO :     Zamboanga City Zoning Ordinance

 

 


 
 

 

 

 

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