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'Pagadian, known as the "Little Hong Kong of the South" for its mountainous terrain, is the capital of the province of Zamboanga del Sur and the regional center ofZamboanga Peninsula.


This city has a port and fishing industry. The bus terminal is accessed easily and finding the right bus is easy as there are only a few destinations.


Cebuano/Bisaya is the language spoken in Pagadian City and the Province of Zamboanga del Sur.

Get in

Pagadian can be reached from neighboring cities such as Zamboanga, Ozamiz, Iligan and Cagayan de Oro by bus. If you're from Manila or Cebu, Cebu Pacific will have direct flights to Pagadian (starting 27 April 2010 from Cebu, 9 June 2010 from Manila [2]). The tricycles of the city became a trademark of Pagadian's culture because of its exaggerated height slightly compared to those in Zamboanga. This is designed for the city and neighboring municipalities because of its mountainous or hilly roads.

Get around




There are malls that provide quality products and services. Gaisano Capital Mall, at Rizal Avenue in San Pedro District, is currently the largest mall in Zamboanga Peninsula. Other shopping destinations are BE Megamall and Peoples' Plaza.


Searching for good eating haven is Pagadian is easy, Kamayan sa Pagadian( Chicken Ati-atihan) is good for chicken addict. The city is also boast of big food corporation. Jolibee is located at the heart of the city, Chowking recently invest at Pagadian, now the new Gaisano Capital has boast the city were you can find lots of eating destination, (McDonald, Greenwich, Jolibee, Mang Inasal and many other food stores. Food court on malls are also advised, (Peoples Plaza , BE Megamall and Gaisano Capital Food Courts). The avenue food land is located at the foot of Hotel Guillermo.



  • Napsallys in the main street that leads to the bus terminal is very reasonable price and basic.
  • Mardale Hotel and Convention Center, Cabrera St, +63-62-2154366, [1]. checkout: noon. Hotel and convention center. 700,998,1298-2000.

Get out

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