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Zamboanga Peninsula, Region IX, Philippines

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The Philippine Republic's Region IX, Western Mindanao, comprises three provinces with a total population of 3,045,000 by the 2000 census. Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur share a long, thin peninsula pointing toward the smaller offshore island of Basilan, the third province in the region.

Flag images here drawn after Symbols of the State, published by the Philippines Bureau of Local Government.

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Zamboanga del Norte

[Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines] by Jaume Ollé, 12 January 2001

Zamboanga del Norte has a population of 805,000 in two cities, Dapitan and Dipolog, and twenty-five towns.
John Ayer, 15 February 2001

Zamboanga del Norte's two cities are Dapitan City and Dipolog City. Dapitan is officially "The Shrine City of the Philippines," apparently because it sheltered patriot leader Dr. Jose Rizal from July 1892 to July 1896. His home in exile, an estate of sixteen hectares and several buildings, is preserved as the Rizal Shrine. The city was chartered in 1963, the date on the scroll under the shield. Eighty percent of the inhabitants practice agriculture in some form. Dipolog City, the provincial capital, seems to have quite a diversified economy.
John Ayer, 15 February 2001

Dapitan City

[Dapitan City, Philippines] by Dirk Schönberger, 12 January 2001

Source: Symbols of the state

Dipolog City

[Dipolog City, Philippines] by Dirk Schönberger, 12 January 2001

Source: Symbols of the state


Zamboanga del Sur

[Zamboango del Sur, Philippines] image located by Valentin Poposki, 27 April 2007
Source: http://www.zamboangadelsur.gov.ph/contents/about/general_info/zdsflag.php

Zamboanga del Sur, population 1,314,000, comprises Pagadian City (the provincial capital) and Zamboanga City plus forty-two towns.
John Ayer, 15 February 2001

The Philippine Republic's Region IX, Western Mindanao, contains four cities. The two in Zamboanga del Sur are Pagadian City, the provincial capital, and Zamboanga City. Zamboanga was in the early twentieth century the capital from which Gen. John J. Pershing, U.S.A., governed Moro Province, which included the whole of Mindanao. One of his successors was Leonard Wood. The building built to serve as the provincial capitol is now Zamboanga's city hall. The Zamboangans apparently esteemed Gen. Pershing; after he left they renamed one of their squares Plaza Pershing in his honor, and it still bears that name. Water-based recreation facilities abound in both cities. Not only do both cities' shields have both Christian and Islamic insignia, one of Zamboanga's parks has a natural swimming pool called "Chrislam Pool" (and a shrine to the late Senator Benigno Aquino.
John Ayer, 15 February 2001

According to the official website of the Province of Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines, http://www.zamboangadelsur.gov.ph/contents/about/general_info/zdsflag.php, the provincial flag has the following meaning:
"Trees represent the vast area of forested lands existing at the time of the creation of the province. Fish represents the rich fishing resources and potential of the province. Fruits symbolize the agricultural potential of the province. Vinta is a common emblem for territories within the Muslim belt, especially in Southern Mindanao. Logs signifies that the province is a leading supplier of logs and lumber materials in the country. Minerals symbolize the vast mining potentials of the province."
Valentin Poposki, 27 April 2007

Pagadian City

[Pagadian City, Philippines] by Dirk Schönberger, 12 January 2001

Source: Symbols of the state

Zamboanga City

[Zamboango City, Philippines] by Dirk Schönberger, 12 January 2001

Source: Symbols of the state


Zamboanga Sibugay

Flag not known.

Naga Municipality

[Naga, Philippines] image located by Vanja Poposki, 28 July 2012

A white flag bearing the seal.

Tungawan Municipality

[Tungawan, Philippines] image located by Vanja Poposki, 25 July 2012
Source: http://tungawan.gov.ph/about-tungawan/municipal-flag.html

A yellow flag bearing the seal.