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Landang Laum

Distance from the City Proper 33.00 kms
Political District District II
Historical Background

The place called Landang Laum became a Barangay of Zamboanga City way back in 1945 after liberation in World War II. It is one of the original 94 Barangays of Zamboanga City.

There were numerous talks about the origin of the name Landang Laum. One story tells of a group of surveying team from the Bureau of Lands. They went to Sacol Island purposely to survey the vast of virgin forest/land area with big trees, rich soil; some were already cultivated into agricultural lands planted with seasonal crops, permanent plants like coconut trees, mango, bananas and other root crops.

The word "Landang-Landang", meaning “frying”, came from an old woman, who apparently had a defect hearing. She was there cooking when the team asked what was the name of the place. The surveying team asked the old woman again, she answered "Laum" thinking that the surveyors asked about what was she was frying. So, the surveying team concluded that the name of the Barangay was "Landang Laum" combining the two words that she answered. That was then how the place Landang Laum came into existence. Surveying team pointed out to southeast area as Barangay Landang Gua, also in Sacol Island. The other two Barangays in the island are Busay and Pasilmanta.

Barangay Landang Laum is located in the eastern part of the city. It is an interior barangay in Sacol Island, with coastline facing Barangay Manalipa and Basilan Strait on the south, Pangapuyan on the west, Taluksangay and Cabaluay on the north.

The land area is fertile and agricultural, its coastal resources are rich in different species of fishes, seashells, crustacean and other marine resources. It is also rich in minor forest products like Bakawans, Pagatpat, Pitutan and Pundung. Most important lucrative livelihood of some of the residents are seaweeds farming, fishing, beach sine, fish corrals and fish nets.

Description

Landang Laum is located in the eastern part of the city. It is an interior barangay in Sacol Island, with coastline facing Barangay Manalipa and Basilan Strait on the south,Pangapuyan on the west, Taluksangay and Cabaluay on the north.

The land area is fertile and agricultural; its coastal resources are rich in different species of fishes, seashells, crustacean and other marine resources. It is also rich in minor forest products like Bakawans, Pagatpat, Pitutan and Pundung. Most important lucrative livelihood of some of the residents are seaweeds farming, fishing, beach sine, fish corrals and fish nets.

It has 7 Sitios: Bellu, Cacao, Labanit, Tapian Sug, Tambac, Tutuk, Dungcaan and Landang Laum.

The population was estimated at around 15,500 but was abruptly decreased when Southcom military operations in 1973 started against MNLF. Majority of the residents evacuated to safer places like Barangay Manicahan, Sangali, Taluksangay, Talabaan, Arena Blanco, Mampang and while some into the city proper, Talon-Talon and Sta. Catalina.

Barangay Fiesta

Fiestas are not celebrated since residents are all Muslims.  Instead, festivities are observed during Hariraya Ei'dil Fitri as the culmination of the Holy Month of Ramadan.October 12, in honor of Our Lady of the Pillar

Total Population (2007 Census) 4,221
Number of Households 228
Punong Barangay Hashim M. Bara
Barangay Kagawad Ibnu A. Hain
Sali H. Asjain
Sulaiman A. Kajuh
Amman O Teteng
Mudni H. Bara
Arrahman A. Samsin
Hamid M. Allaji
Secretary Suhud H. Asjain
Treasurer Abdurahman A. Saharin