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Lumbangan

Distance from the City Proper 8.85 kms
Political District District II
Historical Background

Lumbangan was once part of Barangay Divisoria, which was earlier called as sitio Lumbangan. Large farmlands were owned by few original residents such as the Quijano, Francisco, Arcillas and Acejas to name a few. The number of population had increased rapidly due to the migration and inter-marriages of residents from neighboring Barangays. As the population increased, the populace became optimistic that someday sitio Lumbangan will become an independent Barangay of the City of Zamboanga.

As the years rolled by, people not only from the neighboring barangays but as well as from other provinces were attracted to sitio Lumbangan because of its fertile soil, panoramic location, and healthful environment, yet near to the city proper.

Finally, the dream on many had come to reality sometime in 1960; sitio Lumbangan became Barrio Lumbangan, an independent Barangay with its own Barangay officials headed by a Teniente del Barrio as previously called. Road networks, elementary school and a Catholic Chapel were established of its own.

In this place with high terrain, there were once towering trees along a creek in the inner portion of the Barangay called “Lumbang”. People had discovered that its fruit could be converted into oil for lighting purposes. So whenever people came to gather lumbang fruits, they always mention the word in Chavacano dialogue, “anda kita na Lumbangan”, adding the suffix –an, meaning “a place of Lumbang trees”. Eventually, this particular place was called Lumbangan.

Although lumbang trees could hardly be found nowadays in Lumbangan, except with some still growing along the banks of Lumbangan-Lunzuran River which also form as the boundary of the two barangays on the west portion, which also left a valuable leacy to the residents of this place. Every time Lumbangan is being spoken, lumbang trees are mentioned and remembered especially to the original residents who have seen and enjoyed these luxuriant trees.

Description It is bounded on the north by Barangay Lumayang, Barangays Boalan and Salaan on the east and Barangay Lunzuran on the west.

Roman Catholics have the largest number followed by Protestants and Jesus Miracle Crusade. Chavacano dialect is predominantly spoken.

Major source of livelihood is farming (coconut, mango, banana) and livestock grower (poultry, piggery, fighting cocks raisers), which the local residents are benefited for being hired as the labor components of the mentioned livestock growers.

Lumbangan is the host Barangay of the city's garbage with the presence of the material recovery facility of which most of its constituents participate in the implementation ofR.A. 9003 otherwise known as the Zero Waste Management.

Barangay Fiesta October 1, in honor of St. Therese of the Child Jesus
Total Population (2007 Census) 3,029
Number of Households 371
Punong Barangay Rogelio B. Arcillas
Barangay Kagawad Erico G. Ramos
Digna E. Bucoy
Elmer F. Perez
Glenda Z. Ganob
Pilardo A. Gregorio
Leo B. Santos
Melvin E. del Rosario
Secretary
Treasurer