One of the newest provinces in the Philippines, Zamboanga Sibugay is
located on the southwestern part of Zamboanga Peninsula Region. It is bounded
on the north by Zamboanga del Norte, on the east by Zamboanga Del Sur, on the
south by Mindanao Sea, and on the west by Sulu Sea. Terrain is mostly hilly and mountainous in the interior and flat in the coastal areas. Its Territories include Olutanga Island and
Sacol Island. Climate in the eastern part of the province is rainy throughout the year while in the western part is relatively dry
from November to April and wet during the rest of the year.
Zamboanga Sibugay Provincial Capitol
Economic Profile, Products, and Industries
Agricultural production of Zamboanga Sibugay in 2007 are as follows (figure in thousand metric tons, rank among 79 provinces)
Animal inventory of Zamboanga Sibugay in 2007 are as follows (figure in thousand, rank among 79 provinces)
A total of 14 banks were operating in the province with total deposits of 1.8 billion pesos.
Poverty incidence was 40.5 in 2006, higher than the national average of 32.9%.
Its fertile agricultural lands coupled with good typhoon-free climate is ideal for high value commercial crops such
as rubber, cacao, coffee, sweet corn, other fruits and vegetables.
Goat and cattle raising processing of halal foods have great potential not only for domestic consumption but also for export.
A modern cold storage terminal should be put up.