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Distance from the City Proper 34.00 kms
Political District District II
Historical Background

It became a Barangay in 1952, and it is one of the 98 barangays of Zamboanga City.

There are also numerous tales about the mystery or the origin of the name Panubigan. One story tells us of a group of people who discovered a kind of water. It was spring water, but others say that the name Panubigan is a contraction of two words, that is, "Panu-bigan" which means that there is a neighboring place, an island that caters water to other neighboring islands. This was how it got its name as the place is the watering place of all seven islands and four sitios, who are getting their water supply in the area of Panubigan.

Barangay Fiesta Fiestas are not celebrated since the inhabitants are mostly Muslims.  Instead, festivities are observed during Hariraya Ei'dil Fitri as the culmination of the Holy Month of Ramadan.
Total Population (2007 Census) 3,038
Number of Households 119
Punong Barangay Jacqueline G. Magasa
Barangay Kagawad Tarih M. Asmajin
Abraham D. Mangasa
Latip A. Asnani
Karil I. Chiong
Kil S. Nuril
Baser A. Andong
Rajal A. Arakani
Secretary Insiya M. Asmajin
Treasurer Abdurahim A. Ahmad