This booming city in Zamboanga del Sur, Pagadian City, is noted for its rolling terrain surrounding both the commercial and residential districts, reminiscent of the famous Crown Colony, earned its name “Little Hongkong of the South.”
With a total land area of 331.6 square kilometers with 54 barangays, making it the largest province in Western Mindanao, Pagadian City is the point of entry to the cities of Ozamiz, Iligan and Cotabato.
While you can reach Pagadian City by land, sea and air, you can enjoy up close and personal experience with its uniquely designed tricycle that will tour you within the city district. The locals boast it to be “only in Pagadian” with great pride!
Other things that will surprise you when in Pagadian City are the vibrant festivities and warm hospitality by the people. Get to know the local culture and join in the fun as they celebrate its Annual City Fiesta. To kick off the year, it is celebrated every 3rd Sunday of January in honor of the patron Sto. Niño. This colorful event will showcase the Zambulawan festival, a regatta (fluvial parade), trade exhibits, the Mutya ng Pagadian beauty pageant, carnival shows, sports competitions, as well as civic military parade.
On every 21st of June, they will celebrate Araw ng Pagadian. They will commemorate Pagadian becoming a chartered city.
While every September 17 will be Zamboanga del Sur’s Annual anniversary where there will be agro-trade exhibits, a civic-military parade, cultural presentation and sports competitions.
This peaceful city boasts of its natural attractions like the Dao-Dao Islands, Dumagoc Hills and Pulacan falls among others.
Being the cleanest and greenest city of Western Mindanao for several years now, Pagadian City boasts of its Watershed management program, exceptional Ecological Solid Waste Management Program, massive beautification projects of the different barangays, expanded vegetables/ cash crops/ high value crops production activities of the city Agricultural Office.