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Distance from the City Proper 1.13 kms
Political District District I
Historical Background

Barangay Canelar was a quaint sitio of the City of Zambonga in the pre- and post-war days.

So far, Canelar was the largest barrio here in Zamboanga City before the enactment of the Local Government Code of 1996 with its boundary lines in the east, the entire stretch of the Veterans Avenue expanding from the intersection of Tetuan up to Tumaga intersection.

In the south it expands its wings up to the Sucabon areas. In the west, the long stretch of the San Jose-Baliwasan Roads and in the north, the boundary line is the runway that divides Barangays Sta. Maria and Canelar.

The term Canelar, legend has it, that once upon a time, the barrio was the habitat of for the commercial trees known as “Canela”. Hence, the Spanish conquistadores gave its official name as “Canelar”, and since then, the term Canelar became a proverbial word.


It is bounded on the east by Sucabon Creek; on the north by the airstrip serving as the natural boundary for Canelarand Sta. Maria; on the west a demarcation line has been drawn in the interior portions to separate barangay Baliwasan,San Jose - Cawa-Cawa and Sto. Niño; and on the south by the stretch of Gov. Alvarez Avenue.

Barangay Fiesta June 27
Total Population (2007 Census) 11,096
Number of Households 2,416
Punong Barangay Godofredo G. Sabordo Sr.
Barangay Kagawad Ramon P. Guatlo
Rosslyn L. dela Peña
Jesus S. Balan
Hairun L. Kulani
Vincent Paolo H. Lozano
Flordeliza S. Alar
Ramon S. Jacinto
Secretary Jefferson O. Enopia
Treasurer Anacieto C. Baldorado, Jr.