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Muti

Distance from the City Proper 58.80 kms
Political District District II
Historical Background

The place Muti is a place of many trees. It became a Barangay of Zamboanga City upon the enactment of Commonwealth Act No. 39, s. 1937. It is one of the 98 Barangays of the City of Zamboanga.

There are many tales about the mystery or origin of Muti. During the time when Muti was not yet a barangay, it was full of big and small trees and there few house built yet on the place. It is near the sea, fronting many small islands. When the people started to go down the hill, they started to cut the trees until the area became clean and they started to build houses on the place.

One of the mysteries of the origin of the name of Barangay Muti tells of a story in which the place was full of trees before. There are many kinds of trees that grew in the place before. One of these trees is called munti-munti. This kind is a kind of fruit tree sweeter than guava.

So the story goes that during the Spanish regime, when the Spaniards came to visit the place they saw people eating this fruit. One of the conquistadores asked the people what was it that they were eating and the natives answered "munti-munti". The Spaniards have difficulty in pronouncing the word munit-munti, they pronounce instead muti, hence, the beginning of the name Muti.

Description
Barangay Fiesta Fiestas are not celebrated since most of the residents are Muslims.  Instead, festivities are observed during Hariraya Ei'dil Fitri as the culmination of the Holy Month of Ramadan.
Total Population (2007 Census) 3,046
Number of Households 456
Punong Barangay Henry B. Aring
Barangay Kagawad

Abdilla J. Amajad
Makam A. Adam
Jarsum K. Totoh
Nul H. Hamid
Abdulhani S. Kaal
Khalid S. Yahsin
Dingah M. Tulawi

Secretary Yahkub A. Arasain
Treasurer Saida H. Nasalun