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', officially the ', is a of the Philippines in the province of,. According to the, it has a population of people.GeographyAbout from Dumaguete City, Zamboanguita is at the southern tip of the province of Negros Oriental and across from the island province of Siquijor. To the west of Zamboanguita is the municipality of Siaton, and to the north/east is the municipality of Dauin.BarangaysZamboanguita is politically subdivided into 10 barangays. Basak Calango Lutoban Malongcay Diot Maluay Mayabon Nabago Nasig-id Najandig PoblacionHistoryA town rooted in history and replete with natural resources, Zamboanguita derived its name from an incident involving a coguita . Long before the Spaniards set foot in Negros Island, fishermen from as far as Mindanao would visit the yet unnamed town and benefit from the bounty of its rich fishing grounds – from its small tugnos to the large iho in nearby Apo Island.One day, a group of Moro fishermen fishing in the area found a coguita caught in their fishing net, which they then separated from their fish catch as it had tentacles and had no gills. The leader of the Moro group then ordered one of his men to go to the beach, find a tree and “isab-ong ang coguita” .” Since then, every time an octopus was caught, it was hung on that particular tree.The local people eventually started calling the place “Sab-ongan ug coguita.” When the Spaniards descended on the town, they called the town “Zamboangaguita” and later on it was shortened to “Zamboanguita”.
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