Ozamiz

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article

Ozamiz
Componenent City
Official seal of Ozamiz
Seal
Nickname(s): Pilgrimage Destination
Motto: Better Image, Better Lives
Map of Misamis Occidental with Ozamiz highlighted
Map of Misamis Occidental with Ozamiz highlighted
Ozamiz is located in Philippines
Ozamiz
Ozamiz
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 08°09′N 123°51′E / 8.150°N 123.850°E / 8.150; 123.850
CountryPhilippines
RegionNorthern Mindanao (Region X)
ProvinceMisamis Occidental
Legislative district2nd District of Misamis Occidental
Chartered1757
CityhoodJuly 16, 1948[1]
Barangays51
Government[2]
 • MayorReynaldo O. Parojinog Sr. (NUP)
 • Vice MayorNova Princess E. Parojinog-Echavez (NUP)
Area[3]
 • Land169.95 km2 (65.62 sq mi)
Population (2010)[4]
 • Total131,527
 • Density774/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
 • Language(s)Cebuano, Filipino, English, Ilonggo, Ilocano, Maguindanao
DemonymOzamiznon
Time zonePST (UTC+8)
ZIP code[5]7200
Dialing code88
Income class3rd class
Websitewww.ozamiz.gov.ph
 
  (Redirected from Ozamiz City)
Jump to: navigation, search
Ozamiz
Componenent City
Official seal of Ozamiz
Seal
Nickname(s): Pilgrimage Destination
Motto: Better Image, Better Lives
Map of Misamis Occidental with Ozamiz highlighted
Map of Misamis Occidental with Ozamiz highlighted
Ozamiz is located in Philippines
Ozamiz
Ozamiz
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 08°09′N 123°51′E / 8.150°N 123.850°E / 8.150; 123.850
CountryPhilippines
RegionNorthern Mindanao (Region X)
ProvinceMisamis Occidental
Legislative district2nd District of Misamis Occidental
Chartered1757
CityhoodJuly 16, 1948[1]
Barangays51
Government[2]
 • MayorReynaldo O. Parojinog Sr. (NUP)
 • Vice MayorNova Princess E. Parojinog-Echavez (NUP)
Area[3]
 • Land169.95 km2 (65.62 sq mi)
Population (2010)[4]
 • Total131,527
 • Density774/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
 • Language(s)Cebuano, Filipino, English, Ilonggo, Ilocano, Maguindanao
DemonymOzamiznon
Time zonePST (UTC+8)
ZIP code[5]7200
Dialing code88
Income class3rd class
Websitewww.ozamiz.gov.ph

Ozamiz (Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Ozamis, Filipino: Lungsod ng Ozamis) is a third class city in the province of Misamis Occidental, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 131,527 people.[4] Although City Resolution 251-05 officially spelled Ozamiz with a "z" in its last letter rather than with an "s", it is alternatively spelled as Ozamis.

Geography[edit]

Ozamiz is fairly close to Zamboanga del Sur and Zamboanga del Norte provinces, while across the bay is Lanao del Norte. It is 45-minute drive from Oroquieta City, 30 mins drive from Tangub City, 20 mins drive from Tudela, less than 2 hrs drive from Pagadian City, 3 hrs drive from Dipolog City, Dapitan city and 4 hrs drive to Cagayan de Oro City. Lanao del Norte is only a 20 mins ferry ride across Panguil Bay. Ozamiz city is 52 kilometres (32 mi) from Maria Cristina Falls, the main source of hydroelectric power in Mindanao.

Barangays[edit]

Ozamiz City is politically subdivided into 51 barangays.[3]

  • Aguada (Urban)
  • Bacolod
  • Bagakay
  • Balintawak
  • Bañadero (Urban)
  • Baybay San Roque (Urban)
  • Baybay Santa Cruz (Urban)
  • Baybay Triunfo (Urban)
  • Bongbong
  • Calabayan
  • Capucao C.
  • Capucao P.
  • Carangan
  • Carmen Annex (Urban)
  • Catadman-Manabay (Urban)
  • Cavinte
  • Cogon
  • Dalapang
  • Diguan
  • Dimaluna
  • Doña Consuelo
  • Embargo
  • Gala
  • Gango
  • Gotokan Daku
  • Gotokan Diot
  • Guimad
  • Guingona
  • Kinuman Norte
  • Kinuman Sur
  • Labinay
  • Labo
  • Lam-an (Urban)
  • Liposong
  • Litapan
  • Malaubang (Urban)
  • Manaka
  • Maningcol (Urban)
  • Mentering
  • Molicay
  • Pantaon
  • Pulot
  • San Antonio
  • Sangay Daku
  • Sangay Diot
  • Sinuza
  • Stimson Abordo (Montol)
  • Tabid
  • Tinago (Urban)
  • Trigos
  • 50th District (Urban)

History[edit]

Entrance to Spanish fort

The city of Ozamiz grew out of an old Spanish town called Misamis—a name believed to have been derived from the Subanen word "Kuyamis," a variety of coconut. Other unverified historical sources, however, suggest that the name Misamis came from "Misa" after the Catholic Mass. The origin and the growth of the old Spanish town, Misamis, was due to the presence of the Spanish garrison stationed at the stone fort named Nuestra Senora dela Concepcion del Triunfo, which was constructed sometimes the 18th century in order to control the pirate activities originating in the nearby Lanao area. In 1850, the town of Misamis became the capital of the District of Misamis.

After the Second World War, Misamis became a chartered city by virtue of Republic Act 321 on July 16, 1948. RA 321 also renamed Misamis to Ozamiz after a WW-II hero José Ozámiz who hailed from the province of Misamis Occidental and who at one time also served as its governor and congressional representative of the Lone District of Misamis Occidental, a delegate to the 1935 Constitutional Convention that resulted in the creation of the 1935 Constitution for the Philippine Commonwealth Government. In 1941, José Ozámiz was elected to the Philippine Senate.

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Ozamiz
YearPop.±% p.a.
199091,503—    
1995101,944+2.05%
2000110,420+1.73%
2007123,137+1.51%
2010131,527+2.43%

Economy[edit]

Ozamiz City is agricultural by resources, but it has become the center for Commerce, Health, Transportation, and Education in this part of Mindanao, considering its strategic location and its peaceful atmosphere. The city has good harbor location, its local port is the principal outlet of mineral deposits, agricultural and forest products of the provinces of Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, parts of Lanao del Norte and Misamis Occidental.

Shopping[edit]

Due to the location of the city, Ozamiz City enjoys several and notable malls and shopping centers within its city center. People coming from Misamis Occidental, Lanao del Norte, and parts of Zamboanga del Sur will come also to Ozamiz for their shopping needs.

Gaisano Capital Mall Ozamiz is noted as the biggest mall in the city with the expansion of a new South Wing Mall in 2011. Novo Ozamiz also expand and construct their own bigger building with a hotel named Asia Novotel in 2010. Unitop Ozamiz also expand their building in 2012 in front of City Public Mall with a bridge/sky walk for an easy access from the 2nd floor of both buildings. City Public Mall, formerly known as City Public Market, is the biggest public establishment in Northwestern Mindanao. It is owned and managed by the Local Government Unit of Ozamiz and opened on May 28, 2009. Robinsons Supermarket opened to the public on November 30, 2012.

Tourism and culture[edit]

Notable events and festivals[edit]

The feast of Our Lady of Triumph of the Cross at Cotta Shrine is celebrated every July 16 which is also the Charter City anniversary. Subayan Keg Subanon festival is also held on the same day. The Cotta entertainment area has free live band concerts and other musical variety shows each weekend. Fireworks displays are held at Cotta during Fiesta and holidays. It can be seen across Panguil bay as far as Lanao del Norte.

The feast of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception is celebrated every December 8 while every 4th Sunday of January is the Sr. Sto. Nino Fluvial Parade held at Panguil Bay. Balanghoy Festival is held annually at Cotta area.

Attractions[edit]

Fuerte de la Concepcion y del Triunfo

Transportation[edit]

Air[edit]

Ozamiz Airport, Ozamiz City, Philippines
See also: Labo Airport

Ozamiz-Labo Airport was reopened last July 5, 2007, 9 years after Philippine Airlines (PAL) stopped their operations using Fokker and Sunriser planes in 1998 and eventually its closure due to short runway in which cannot accommodate jet planes. Air Philippines, a subsidiary airline of PAL, was the first airline served the airport for Manila using B737-200 which is also the first jet plane to land the airport. PAL Express, also subsidiary by PAL, was then served in Ozamiz for Cebu again using their Q300/Q400. Cebu Pacific Air also launched and opened their service in Ozamiz with its first flight from Cebu last November 10, 2008 using the brand-new ATR72-500. Due to strategic location and increasing the volume of passengers, cargo and tourist arrivals, Cebu Pacific launched its Manila route using the spacious and bigger Airbus 319 and the comeback of Philippine Airlines (PAL) take-over the Air Philippines service to Manila using also the Airbus 319 last June 16, 2009. Due to fierce airline competition, increasing of flights to/from Manila and Cebu was complement with the comeback of Airphil Express (formerly Air Philippines) for Ozamiz-Manila v.v. last August 18, 2011 using their brand-new and bigger Airbus A320. Cebu Pacific Air also change its aircraft from Airbus 319 to Airbus 320 for Manila and from ATR72-500 to Airbus 319/Airbus 320 for Cebu last 2010–2011. In 2012, Philippine Airlines stop their operations to Manila last March 25, 2012 and retake-over again by Airphil Express. Airphil Express also change their aircraft from Q400 to Airbus 320 for Cebu flights last summer. Cebu Pacific Air also increase its flight to Manila in late afternoon last summer until July 2012. as of now, Airphil Express and Cebu Pacific Air served to Manila and Cebu using Q400, Airbus 319, and Airbus 320. The influx of airline companies serving Ozamiz City and the general areas of Misamis Occidental, Lanao del Norte, Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur will surely benefit the riding public due to fierce airfare competition.

Sea[edit]

There are several major shipping lines serving Cebu and Iligan routes namely: 2GO Travel (formerly SuperFerry, Negros Navigation and Cebu Ferries), Trans-Asia Shipping Lines, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Carlos A. Gothong Lines, and Philippine Span Asia Carrier Corp.(PSACC former Sulpicio Lines). Cokaliong Shipping Lines increased their Cebu service from thrice to 5 times weekly. Local shipping lines like Daima have trips from Ozamiz to Mukas, Kolambugan, Lanao del Norte routes through Roll-on/roll-off (RORO) ferries that transport passengers, cars/trucks and goods across Panguil bay.

Land[edit]

Rural Transit, Super Five Transport, & Lotradisco are the dominant public land transportations to Iligan City, Cagayan de Oro City, & Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte ferrying across the Panguil Bay and to Pagadian City, Dipolog City, and Dapitan City. The public mode of transportation within the city is by trisikad/pedicab and motorized tricycle. Passenger Vans, Ordinary Jeepneys, & Multicab Jeepneys are also available for Oroquieta, Dipolog, Molave, Calamba, Jimenez, Bonifacio, Tangub, Don Victoriano, Tudela, Clarin, Plaridel, Lopez Jaena, Baliangao, Concepcion, Sinacaban, Panaon, & Sapang Dalaga routes.

Education[edit]

The presence of two universities in Ozamiz, La Salle University (Ozamiz City), formerly known as Immaculate Conception College (ICC) and Misamis University, makes it a premier education center in Northern Mindanao. Students coming from Lanao del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga del Norte and Misamis Occidental come to Ozamiz to pursue their college education.

College/UniversityLocation
Misamis UniversityFeliciano St., Aguada, Ozamiz City
La Salle University (Ozamiz City)La Salle St. and Valconcha St., Aguada, Ozamiz City
Medina College-OzamizNational Highway, Maningcol, Ozamiz City
Misamis Institute of TechnologyNational Highway, Bañadero, Ozamiz City
Northwestern Mindanao Institute of Technology (NMIT)National Highway, Bañadero, Ozamiz City
Our Lady of Triumph Institute of Technology (OLTIT)National Highway, Bañadero, Ozamiz City
Northwestern Mindanao School of Technology (NMST)Port Road-Rizal Avenue, Ozamiz City
Immaculate Conception School of Technology (ICST)Port Road-Rizal Avenue, Ozamiz City
Vocational Institute of the Philippines and Maritime Training CenterPingol St., Lam-an, Ozamiz City
Computer Technology CollegeCebedo St., 50th District, Ozamiz City
Ozamiz City Technology and Vocational SchoolAguada, Ozamiz City

Secondary Schools:[8]

Health[edit]

Hospitals and healthcare facilities:

Media[edit]

Local Television Shows & Programs
CallsignCh. #LocationLocal TV ProgramOwner
DXWV-TVTV-13Ozamiz CityAksyon North Central MindanaoTV5

Sister cities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ History of Misamis now Ozamiz City
  2. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 14 July 2014. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Province: MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Zip codes in the Philippines". Retrieved March 29, 2009. [dead link]
  6. ^ "The February Revolution and Other Reflections", by Miguel Bernad, S.J, 1986.
  7. ^ “How An Entire City Built An Organ”, by Bernad, Miguel S.J., Manila: Solidaridad Publishing House, 1968
  8. ^ eartajo@ozamis.com. "City of Ozamis (Ozamiz) : Schools". web.archive.org. Retrieved July 2, 2014. 

External links[edit]