Region 9

Zamboanga del Sur

Come here for the best source of crustaceans in the Philippines, and for nonstop adventure. Zamboanga del Sur is made up of four bays, three rivers, and three lakes. The area’s first settlers were “river folk” called Subanons or Subanens.

Zamboanga City

Zamboanga City is called “Asia’s Latin City” because of its Spanish-tinged Chabacano dialect – dating back to the earliest foreign occupation of the Philippines in the 1600’s. This musical language is a huge part of Zamboangeño culture. You’ll find a lot of its influence in local song and dance.