Pagadian City Government and Administration

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Pagadian City has a total of 13 urban barangays (or small towns) and 41 rural ones. All of them are governed by the city’s local government, whose job it is to ensure that the city runs properly in the micro scale, and in conjunction with the Philippine government in the macro level. Beginning May 14, 2007, the government structure of the first district of Zamboanga del Sur, of which Pagadian City is the capital, is as follows:


  • One (1) Governor
  • One (1) Vice-Governor
  • Five (1) Board Members
  • One (1) district Congressman
  • One (1) City Mayor
  • One (1) Vice-Mayor
  • Ten (10) Councilors

The planning arm of the city is the City Development Council and it assumes a very important role in the formulation of goals and strategies for the city’s development. It is also tasked to accelerate development of the socio-economic infrastructure of the city as well as generate local employment and city income by making sure the agricultural sector, of which Pagadian is heavily reliant on, is maximizing its production. Personnel management and auditing regulations among the different government offices are also handled by the council in order to ensure that no shady goings on are happening within the local government.

The office of the city mayor is the seat of power in the city’s local government and has the most important task of them all. It supervises and assumes control over all the programs and projects that are being implemented by the city government. It also makes sure that the services and facilities for the citizens are delivered as planned.

The office of the vice-mayor, on the other hand, has the task of presiding over the city’s Sangguniang Panlungsod, the city’s local legislative branch that passes ordinances and resolutions for the effective administration of the city. The vice-mayor is also tasked to appoint the branch’s officials and employees, except for those whose appointments are already handled by the Philippine code. In the case of the mayor being vacant or absent, the office of the vice-mayor also takes over the mayor’s responsibilities.

Any activities related to land, buildings, and structures within the city with the purpose of improving the general welfare of the citizens are handled by the local legislative branch, the Sangguniang Panlungsod. It also generates and maximizes the use of revenues and resources for development plans and programs of the city, as well as authorizes the issue of permits and licenses that are aimed to improve the city inhabitants’ general welfare.

The Social Welfare and Development Office is in charge of developing and implementing developmental plans and strategies that involve social services. It is also tasked to be in the forefront of service delivery, particularly when giving out immediate relief to those who are victims of natural or man-made disasters and calamities. In a nutshell, if it is relate to social development and welfare, the SWDO is in charge of it.

Like all the cities in the Philippines, the police force in Pagadian City is under the direct supervision of the Philippine National Police. Like every police force everywhere else, their task is to prevent and control crime within the city. The police chief is usually assigned by the PNP main office.

Other city departments that help in managing the proper functioning of the city are the Office of the Budget Officer, which is in charge of reviewing and consolidating the budget proposals of the other departments and offices; Office of the City Administrator, in charge of developing and implementing management and administration-related projects; and the Economic Enterprise Management Office, which is in charge of the collection of the market and slaughter fees and taxes within the market area and public places.

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10 Responses to “Pagadian City Government and Administration”

  1. Jollibee E. Gulang on March 16th, 2009 9:29 am

    Hello Pagadianons,
    Howl’s my beloved home town i miss u so much guys specially to my classmates in PJC Batch 1994-1995 na sa panaginip ko na lang nakikita sila . . . well pakiupdate naman po kung may reunion po tayo mga classmates miss ko na talaga kayo guys. . ..
    Anyway i just want to share my opinion regarding on peace and order in our city na hindi talaga ako matatahimik habang unti-unting namamatay ang mga kabataan at iba ko pang mga kaibigan dahil sa paggamit ng ipinagbabawal na gamot . . .
    Naaalala ko pa dati nung panahong nasa pagadian pa ako. . . na kahit lalakarin namin ng mga friends ko mula dao papuntang plaza diretso sa sta. lucia ay walay manghilabot kay wala pay masyadong mga adik bakit kahit pumunta ng plaza ngayon ay nakakatakot kung mag-isa ka, maghilak ang adlaw kung walay mga tawong mamamatay at sino pa kaya ang susunod marami na sa mga kaibigan ko ang namatay dahil sa napagtripan o di kaya dahil sa mga ipinagbabawal na gamot na hindi matigil-tigil at mamatay-matay. . . Sino kaya ang susunod? baka isa sa mga anak nyo, kaibigan, kapatid o kamag-anak . . . sana naman matulungan natin ang bawat isa . . . dahil sino pa ba ang magtutulungan kundi tayo ding mga taga pagadian. . . Magtulungan tayong mag-isip ng isang solution kahit maibsan man lang dahil marami ng buhay ang nasisisra at nasasayang please po . . .
    Base sa pananaw ko at opinion hindi na masyadong talamak dito sa metro manila dahil napakamahal na ng droga hidi na kayang bumili ng mga mahihirap ng ipinagbabawal na gamot unlike dito sa ating lugar na talaga namang napakaraming droga na kahit labandera o isang pangkaraniwang na mamamayan ay nakakabili sa halagang singkwenta ibig sabihin maraming produkto o laboratoryo diyan sa atin na hindi kayang lutasin. . . Sanay intindihan po ninyo ang aking opinyon lahat po tayo ay may kanya-kanyang opinion and Lastly please extend my condolences to my beloved friend na namatay ng walang kalaban-laban binaril po siya sa dao . . . Filomino Anas we love you fil saan kaman narotoon sanay matahimik ka . . . at doon naman sa bumaril God Bless you Bro. . .

  2. awan on April 10th, 2010 10:11 am

    this is the beautifull view

  3. Anthony G. Arsenal on March 24th, 2011 11:21 am

    CONGRATULATIONS natung tanang taga zamboanga del sur!!!!!!

    Ako usa lamang sa mga yanung lungsuranon diha sa atung probinsya.

    Para sa mga nagbuhat ani nga website:

    1. Dili ba kaha misleading sa mga tawo nga mobisita sa atung website nga pictures man sa laing lugar ang inyuhang gibutang sa uban nga munisipyo. Mas maayo seguro nga ipakita nato ang kamatuoran kaysa tabunan nato pina-agi sa pagpangilad. – natakdan na ba kaha kita sa naghitak nga mga nagkalain-lain nga crimen labina diha sa nataran sa atung dakbayan sa Pagadian.

    2. Mas nindut kung naay nakabutang nga news or update sa development sa atung probinsya? – o dili ta ganahan nga makita sa tibook kalibutan nga gubot diay ang atung probinsya.

    3. Why not make a website that is showcasing sa cultura sa mga igsoon natung musim, subanen ug sa mga bisaya nga namuyo ning atung probinsya.

    Para sa mga girindahan sa atung local/Probinsyal nga pangagamhanan.

    4. Maanindut kaayo ang pags-uban sa dagan sa panahon labi na sa mga bag-ong pamaagi sa pagpaabut sa atung probinsya ngadto sa mga katagi probinsya nga anaa na sa nagkalaing-laing parte sa nasud ug sa kalibutan sa kinatibok-un kun naunsa na kita dri sa atua. Apan kun nagasto2x man lang kita gamit ang buhis sa katawhan aron mahatud ang mga kulang ug dili maong impormasyon ngadto sa mga dumudu-aw niining website, sayang kaayo ang kwarta sa kataw-han nga inyung gigasto ani.

    5, Unsay tumong niining atung website? pag-agni ba ug mga bag-ong negosyante nga andm mubobo ug puhonan sa atung probinsya o gihimo lang ba kining pultahan sa laang nga pweding kasudlan sa mga bag-ong negosyante aron naa napuy bag-ong biktimahun ang mga criminal nga nagtago2x ra sa mga kasilinganang municipio ug sa silingang probinsya.

    Daghang Salamat,

    Gikan sa yanung lungsuranon sa aurora.

    (N.B.) Municipal Officials sa Aurora, daghan kaayo tang mga intellectuals diha. Ipa edit pud ang atung article before ibutang sa website sa atung lungsod. Naa pud tay mga anak sa atung lungsod nga hanas mobuhat ug website ipa edit ang atung mga pictures. Mauwaw ta magpahibalo sa tibook kalibutan nga mao nay atung lungsod pero ang mga article daghan sayup ang spelling.

  4. perceval on April 23rd, 2011 7:05 am

    tama! dami sinasalvage jan sa pagadian, madami ding adik, mas mura kasi droga jan at matindi ang away pulitika jan kya daming patayan

  5. Clyde Jago-on on August 4th, 2011 8:43 pm

    I admire the effort to write the history of my hometown but I have a few comments to make to improve this. The Subanen are better referred to as “ethnolinguistic group”. They are river people indeed but they don’t “used to roam the seas in that area in large numbers”. Seas and rivers are two totally different things and adaption to these two particular environments differs significantly from one another. It is better to expand more on the history of the city, how it became such and the different peopling processes across time. Keep the good work.

  6. julian tan aquino on March 29th, 2012 9:28 am

    suggestions lang:

    1. I have been to your place. it is uniquely beautiful. but officials and its people should preserve ALL ACASIA TREES THAT SPRAWL IN CITY PARKS, and some in streets. just prune them. dont kill or cut them. it took centuries to have them. not all places are blessed with these historic giants. keep them. They make pagadian beautiful. the sight of a giant tree is just so amazing

    2. drivers have no discipline. policemen are scared to command, control, and supervise traffic and proper parking. even right at the city hall, parking is a problem. the mayor cannot solve the very disorderly parking of vehicles right on his very nose. Or he just does not bother to solve it as it does not affect him. a parking space is always reserved for the mayor at the city hall area. so, parking is not his problem.

    the police are scared they could get shot if they try to enforce traffic rules. shooting of policemen happened more often.

    But it is just a matter of courtesy in traffic management. drivers, especially muslim ones, generally would just obey if the command is reasonable and not arrogant. Policemen should be courteous but firm. drop all those arrogant stance, but they should also protect themselves at all times. we really dont know at times the minds of some drivers.

    THE no parking within 6-meters from the corner of the road should be enforced, at least in main roads in the city. this has been violated all the time, even right at the very noses of policemen,. Policeman are scared to reprimand or just command the drivers not to park at certain areas.

    Policemen pretend not to see or notice the violations as they are embarrassed people wont obey them. so many ACE-drivers they cant control. mahirap talaga. hindi kaya. this is where BUENAOBRA SHOULD COME in,. MAKE A SAMPLE. arrest a big time arrogant driver for traffic violation.

    will have to suggest to the mayor and the PNP. these are not impossible.

    a senior bagsik officer should come to the rescue of a bageto police each time a driver tends to be arrogant, as there will always be arrogance most of drivers, especially those occupying high stature in society.

    CHIEF BUENAOBRA should make a sample of this rescue by arresting big time arrogant drivers

    we see almost a hundred of policemen outside the PNP office daily. while seldom can we find any at public places where policemen should be visible.

    we know how hard it is for policeman to be on duty at the streets, exposed to the heat of the sun, or the rain the whole day.. it is not easy. this can be solved by shorter shifts or rotation from 8 am to 7 pm

    the mayor should be sincere enough to solve parking and traffic problems in the city

    somewhere at gate 7, or 8– the western side of the new market. Passenger jitneys, long ones, are parked diagonally on the street, reducing the passageway for traffic. crazy. How could the police or the mayor allow this? they just dont know what hassles this brought to driver’s like me as we try to negotiate the Araullof St. towards the whart area.

  7. Junjun Sultan on April 14th, 2012 2:50 am

    Pagadian City is now a second class city. I told my friends that my hometown is a very nice place. The people are friendly. There are many beuatiful places and tourists destinations. The only city in the Philippines that is located in the mountainous place where you will found a unique motorcyle, once you ride you will feel that you are riding a roller coaster. I miss the song, “Pagadian is a beautiful City”, maayo unta nga nakabalo ang tanang lumulupyo sa Pagadian kung unsaon ni pagkanta.

    Ni Graduate ko sa Western Mindanao State University External Studies Unit, Manghinaot q nga mas mulambo pa ang kong Alma Matter.. Daghang Salamat sa mga Nibasa.

  8. Evelyn on June 27th, 2012 2:19 am

    Gud pm.. Asa pwede makangayo copy of “Policy Guideline for the Utilization of the Prime Regional Center Site at Balintawak, Pagadian City” Daghang Salamat

  9. jeffrey gonzaga on November 20th, 2012 2:30 pm

    kmusta ang city goverment after sa SCAM ?

  10. jeffrey gonzaga on November 20th, 2012 2:32 pm

    NAKAKALUNGKOT KASI INSPITE SA ATING SIKAP PROMOTING THE GOODWILL EH ITO SANGKOT SA SCAM ANG ATONG PINANGGANG MAYOR

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