Molave

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Molave is one of the oldest municipalities of the province of Zamboanga del Sur. It is located on the northernmost eastern part of the province, under the first district. Zamboanga del Norte lies directly on its north. It is bounded on the east by both the municipalities of Josefina and Tambulig, on the west by Mahayag, and on the south by Ramon Magsaysay. Molave is classified as a 2nd class municipality with a population of 48,215 people as of August 1, 2007. Currently, the municipality has 25 barangays comprising it. Molave is some 37.94 kilometers away from the provincial capital of Pagadian City.



Molave was formerly called Salug in 1940s, and it used to be a town of mud and fallen trees. Nevertheless, it was a verdant and fertile land, and these were what attracted the first settlers of the area, the Subanens. The other ethnic groups followed shortly after, some even coming from as far as Luzon and Visayas. Eventually, the place was renamed Molave because of the abundance of the molave hardwood tree in the place in the early years.

The municipality of Molave was finally created on June 16, 1948 when Republic Act No. 286 was passed. It was authored by Congressman Juan S. Alano. The Act was later amended on June 14, 1949, when Republic Act 377 was passed, which established Molave’s present location, its boundaries, and the limits of its territories.

Today, Molave stands as the hub of commerce and trade in the eastern part of Zamboanga del Sur. It is progressing towards becoming the most progressive municipality of the province, with its partial urban stature doing much for its booming industry.

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44 Responses to “Molave”

  1. Mahayag : Zamboanga del Sur on March 20th, 2009 10:23 pm

    […] area, especially during the post-war era. It was under the jurisdiction of the municipality of Molave, then called Campo 7, which also became a municipality itself in 1949; by this time, barrio Mahayag […]

  2. Gad on October 1st, 2009 8:33 pm

    I’d been doing history research on what my grandfather did when he was mayor of Molave, Zamboangga del-sur. Are you familiar with the name of Mr. Paciano Guillen? If so, do you have any information of him? thank you very much and have a blessed day!

  3. alex on August 20th, 2010 2:05 am

    the picture here posted is not molave but it reminds me that this picture is somewhere in mountain province. molave is a first class municipality and still enjoying a booming economy…….

  4. sara on December 27th, 2010 3:43 am

    hello im looking for my grandma’s place its somewhere in molave but i really know which part of the province. her name is paulina comendador is it ring the bell?

  5. Rex on January 3rd, 2011 6:38 pm

    I personally knew former mayor Paciano Guillen coz he was a family friend when my father former v-mayor Ireneo Glepa now Mayor of Molave was his v-mayor then. He was a good man, loved by Molaveans.

  6. Ivan on January 18th, 2011 3:58 am

    Those were the dark days of Molave during Guillen’s time. Molave attained its height during Saniel’s term. Look now, only few months Glepa’s term, Robbery is prevalent. Solve these issues: Robbery, extortion and family intervention in your father’s administration.

  7. Shina on February 17th, 2011 8:23 am

    Molave, is a memorable Place for me, my Wedding held at Saint Vencent Ferrer Church Molave ZDS. And My weeding Reception at RJYM Pension House, Molave ZDS. your Church is very nice looks so lovely…but My parents address is Ramon Magsaysay, ZDS. i love also Molave Town…..my unforgetable place. our weeding Preist Father Junji Edullantes.

  8. Shina on February 17th, 2011 8:24 am

    And now we stay here in Doha, Qatar with my hubby.

  9. Ojie on February 17th, 2011 9:54 am

    My mom come from Molave. They were among the first families who settled in that place, or so I was told. 🙂

  10. ace vergel ayuda on April 30th, 2011 2:01 am

    i miss my place………………………………..my friends and my cousin

  11. mags on May 10th, 2011 11:56 pm

    a great place, especially eriberta – a perfect hideaway!

  12. mags on May 10th, 2011 11:59 pm

    hope i can visit this place again.

  13. chandran das singh on June 20th, 2011 6:39 pm

    i hope you can give the detailed map of molave, ny friends and i are interested to visit your place.

  14. kit on August 10th, 2011 6:43 pm

    I am trying to locate a long lost relative named, Cesar Ebol of Zamboanga. Please help if you have any information.

  15. arjunbuddy on October 2nd, 2011 7:45 pm

    ang molave bibo nga lugar sa pagkakaron talandogon ang kahimtang sa kalinaw ug kahusay. unsaon man ang mga kasong patay walay sulbad sulbad. Mga pulis usa sa mga utok. kabalo ba kaha c sir palermo ani no?

  16. diana on May 16th, 2012 2:13 am

    ang molave is one of the best succesful place in zamboanga del sur this place is filled of good people

  17. dennis dano on May 31st, 2012 5:25 am

    14 years,isa bisis na ako nakauwi sa molave,malaki na pinagbago nito hindi ko na matandaan,i hope by next year i be home soon…

  18. rey on August 29th, 2012 7:41 am

    molave still progressing…leadership is not good full of corruption especially during saniel’s terms…improving is own eriberta mountain resort with town’s materials inspite of eribertas location outside molave…what a shame..jun saniel…announcing on his radio station nga dili sya corrupt..look whose taking…jun saniel…

  19. maria on August 31st, 2012 10:51 am

    i really love the municipality of molave, i’ve been living there, right after my mariage, but my husband and i decided to move to my city, after several years. someday i will back in molave and stay there for good. hopefully soon…

  20. Ralph on September 6th, 2012 1:09 am

    I love molave because this is the place i born……wow ganda ng molave lalo nah eriberta spring resort…

  21. hermon on September 8th, 2012 1:39 am

    the molave is certified as the wonderful place..in zamboanga del sur..lalo na sa eriberta spring na lagi ko pinupuntahn during holiday like christmast..???at sa molave rin ako nakatira sa bogo capalaran …

  22. john on October 12th, 2012 10:32 am

    wow! gimingaw koh sa molave..lahi ra jud maski pa asa ta maabot:-)

  23. Diane on March 8th, 2013 6:17 pm

    maayo unta ma solve ng sige og baha sa Molave…maayo unta patas an pa ang river control. Nindot jud kaayo ang Molave, mag expect ta nga mas ma bebo pa kay hapit na nahuman pag siminto ang dalan from Dipolog to Molave hasta pod ang Sindangan agi sa Dumingag to Molave…

    Mabuhay Molave, Zamboanga del Sur.

  24. doydidz on July 26th, 2013 3:14 am

    gusto ko makalaag sa molave…

  25. lostkid on November 18th, 2013 1:26 pm

    anybody here know gloria ramos talibong?

  26. sara on December 27th, 2013 5:31 pm

    hi naa moy kaila nga enarcisa coliamat comendador?

  27. abu on February 4th, 2014 8:31 pm

    i need a specific idea about the hand made arts in molave

  28. Chibz on March 18th, 2014 6:18 am

    Hello,gusto kong makuha ang telephone number ng molave police station,kung sino nakakaalam please…

  29. ariel veillez on April 5th, 2014 12:17 am

    Anybody here knows the contact number of molave municipality pls..thank you

  30. sisinia alejandria-salvador on April 15th, 2014 9:36 pm

    hi good morning, i lived in molave from 1972-1975 mr & mrs. zacarias revil were my uncle/aunt. i knew they passed already. they have two sons nong boy and nong justin..as i was staying with my papa car and mama diday nong justin live with us also who was newly married during that time with nang sally…i dont have communication with nong justin. i just wat to know his whereabout..anybody please tell me what goes on with him..

  31. kj on July 10th, 2014 3:16 am

    i miss molave… hope na makauli ko karon nga year..

  32. joy on July 10th, 2014 3:18 am

    lingaw jud sa molave… i miss my place…especially my school mvts..

  33. krystel on July 10th, 2014 3:21 am

    hi,,, to all molavenians…. miss you guys……

  34. krystel on July 10th, 2014 3:27 am

    who have some other pictures of molave???? kindly upload that guys in this blog because i want to see more beauty spots of molave because it was a long time i was there and they said that there is major improvement of molave..

  35. leah on January 18th, 2015 8:35 pm

    good day all! may I have the contact number of Registrar office of Dumingag Zamboanga Del Sur. salamat

  36. jovelyn ando on March 29th, 2015 2:04 am

    _good day po.. pahelp lang po sana about po sa birthcertificate ng father ko.. kelangan lang po talaga.. he’s FELIX MAGLINTE ANDO, bday: january 14, 1954, ask ko lang po kung my record po xa jan, please po.. pkicontact po ako 09298529157.. salalmat po

  37. ding agregado on June 30th, 2015 5:59 am

    Anybody who knows ALBERTO MAPUTI pakisabi ng napulot ko ang kanyang wallet. Kunin lang niya sa Ayala, Alabang Police precint.

  38. Jesse on July 31st, 2015 9:53 am

    Anyone knows who is the Juanita in the “Juanita Enterprises”? Is that the name of the Owner’s wife, I have a strong feeling she may be my classmate in college.

  39. Gia on August 2nd, 2015 9:44 am

    Kaila ko ni gloria ramos talibong. . . Ngano nangita ka niya? Who are you?

  40. Bryan Fuentes on October 5th, 2015 6:47 am

    My name is Bryan Fuentes….at ang concern ko lang po was about teaching approach and the way teachers graded their students in any school in that municipality….I think there was something very wrong the way they give grade…I finished my high school at one private school in molave and I was very disappointed and can’t believe as I see everything seems to be so ridiculous…I got a very low grade in mathematics (ironically I am now a 5th year engineering student which proves I am not worst in math) just only because I was not able join field trip for I wasn’t able to pay 500 contribution which should be optional. The school teachers are also very seldom to discuss in the class…at the end near graduation … truth has been revealed when the NCAE result has been released… everyone freaks out as it shows I was in the topnotcher… my first reaction was …I was like..well how would you know I am good in math if there was no examination from 1st grading till fourth and the basis of grading was different…I even outweighed their honors candidate which proves how silly the education system this municipality had…poor students seeking knowledge from nothing and graduate with no quality of competence to pass any national licensure examination….

  41. Reynard on October 8th, 2016 5:49 pm

    .Molave is a first class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 52,006 people.[3] The name “Molave” refers to the hard, strong and resilient tree that abounds in the place during the 1950s. It was created through the efforts of Congressman Juan Alano, as a daughter municipality of Aurora by Republic Act No. 286 on June 16, 1948.[4] Molave is located in the eastern part of the province of Zamboanga del Sur. It has a total land area of 21,685 hectares.

  42. Carl on October 8th, 2016 5:50 pm

    Molave is divided into two topographical areas, namely: the lowland area which covers 30% of the total land area is composed of nine (9) barangays and is situated in the east and south-west portion is generally flat, swampy and marshy; while the upland portion which covers 70% of the total land area is hilly and mostly deforested. The terrain and slope pattern is moderately sloping to rolling with 2 slope variations from 10% in the lowland to 27% in the mountainous areas.

  43. Sheena on October 8th, 2016 5:50 pm

    hi good morning, i lived in molave from 1972-1975 mr & mrs. zacarias revil were my uncle/aunt. i knew they passed already. they have two sons nong boy and nong justin..as i was staying with my papa car and mama diday nong justin live with us also who was newly married during that time with nang sally…i dont have communication with nong justin. i just wat to know his whereabout..anybody please tell me what goes on with him..

  44. Anthony on October 8th, 2016 5:51 pm

    _good day po.. pahelp lang po sana about po sa birthcertificate ng father ko.. kelangan lang po talaga.. he’s FELIX MAGLINTE ANDO, bday: january 14, 1954, ask ko lang po kung my record po xa jan, please po.. pkicontact po ako 09298529157.. salalmat po

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