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The History of Zamboanga City, Zamboanga Del Sur

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From dinosaurs to explorers to wars, here's what five local experts had to say about the history of Zamboanga City, Zamboanga Del Sur.

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Zamboanga City is dubbed as the “Asia’s Latin City”, you’ll see a Spanish influence in this city, than in the rest of the country. Our people are very proud of our cultural roots and heritage. Zamboanga may not seem to be a safer place to travel for foreigners, but as a resident of this city, it is a great place.

Kathryn, says: 2020

Zamboanga City is a very diverse city. Everyone respects every religion, race and gender. My city is “Asia’s Latin City” because of the unique culture influenced by Spanish during their colonization period. It is evident on the city’s local dialect called “Chavacano. The food and the way of living was also changed.

Yvonne, says: 2020

For someone moving here, know my city have witnessed more than half of my country’s history. throughout the years, the people did a good job in preserving the historical culture. It is said to be Asia’s Latin City, and I couldn’t agree more. When you get the chance to visit here, you will absolutely witness the traditions and culture imparted to us by the Spaniards during the Spanish colonization through the built of building and houses, the form of transportation, the different museums and most importantly the different churches built all over the city.

Angelica, says: 2020

Our city is a pre hispanic colonial and rich in natural resources, in fact, it is the sardines capital of the Philippines. It has a beautiful heritage with a diverse and unique culture. you will discover a pink island with the biodiversity of school of fish. Chavacano is the mother tongue that is the only city of the Philippines with the highest people using it. Foods are authentic and people of this city have great taste in food.

Our City is calledia’s Latin City because of our language. We are a mix of Spanish-speaking people and there’s a lot of old buildings. The City is south of Zamboanga Peninsula and is proud of its cuisine. We are peace-loving people and we are very proud of our heritage.

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