Margosatubig, Zamboanga del Sur

Margosatubig, Zamboanga Del Sur

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Margosatubig, Zamboanga del Sur

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Margosatubig is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 39,012 people in 6,560 households.


Margosatubig is politically subdivided into 17 barangays.

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  • Balintawak
  • Bularong
  • Digon
  • Guinimanan
  • Igat Island
  • Josefina
  • Kalian
  • San Roque (Kolot)
  • Limamawan
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  • Limbatong
  • Lumbog
  • Magahis
  • Poblacion
  • Sagua
  • Talanusa
  • Tiguian
  • Tulapok


The Subanens were believed to be the first people to have settled in this land, right near the swift flowing river that now traverse the Margosatubig Pilot School and Guiwan district. “Malagus Tubig” was the original name of the town, which was taken after the swift river current that kept changing its course towards the mouth of the Dumanquillas Bay. In the 15th century, the Spaniards arrived and found that its bay is a natural refuge from bad waether for their ships. Soon it became their choice settlement changing Malagus Tubig to its present name Margosatubig. They built a huge stone fort on top of a hill that served as their bastion against Moro pirates who used to raid the settlements along the Dumanquillas Bay and its vicinity. The fort was known as Cotta Heights. In 1963, it was demolished and is now the site of Pax High School. The Spaniards reigned for years and left as their heritage most evidently, the...
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