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Distance from the City Proper 12 km
Political District District II
Historical Background

On the record, one thousand and two hundred sixteen (1,216) residents of Zambowood community have filed a petition for the creation of their community into a regular barangay.  They stated in their petition that in 1983, the Barangay Chairman of Boalan, who used to exercise control and supervision over the affairs of their community had relinquished his responsibility in favor of the Barangay Chairman of Mercedes.  Barangay Mercedes is quite far from Zambowood community hence, the petitioners said they found it difficult to bring their problems to the attention of the Barangay Chairman of Mercedes.

The residents of Zambowood were mostly farmer-employees of the Zamboanga Wood Products, Inc., a plywood manufacturing company, which has long ponds and sawmill in the area.

Today, the community has grown leaps and bounds with the inhabitants devoting to some worthwhile endeavors - such as farming and cottage industries.  The residents share experiences and move in unity of purpose.  Their welfare can be served better if their potentials for good and effective community leadership will be harnessed, and if given this opportunity to govern by and for themselves, the growth and development of their community will be fast.  The community is very promising for industrial growth, development and expansion.  The grant of separate and distinct political identity to this barangay is well to the pragmatic approach of the city government towards the countryside development.

Delivery of basic social services in the fields of health, housing, education and even on sports, among others will surely be realized with dispatch because the area is very much suitable for the purpose.

The enactment of this ordinance is imperative.  The constitutional guarantee of local autonomy aimed to instill dynamic leadership of our community leaders to promote the general welfare of the residents can earnestly be served and the program of the city government for outward expansion is better programmed, hence, the collective desire of the residents for a separate and distinct barangay must be granted.

It was created into a barangay under Ordinance No. 113 on May 19, 1991 and ratified on October 25, 1992.  It was taken from Barangay Mercedes.

Location It is bounded on the northeast by Barangay Mercedes; on the southeast by the riverbank of Mercedes; on the northwest by the Maria Clara L. Lobregat National Highway; and on the southwest by Barangay Boalan.
Barangay Fiesta May 1, in honor of St. Joseph
Total Population (2007 Census) 6,483
Number of Households 741
Punong Barangay Rommel P. Bacasong
Barangay Kagawad Richard L. Pajarito
Nickelsen G. Gerbolingo
Ronald Vincent P. Vicete
Luzminda P. Dolar
Jhony A. Orquia
Alan S. Delfin
Vincenso J. Narzabal