Region IX - Zamboanga Peninsula

Sardines Capital of the Philippines

Primary products were ice and corn mills, oil processing, coffee berry processing and processing of latex from rubber, home industries include rattan and furniture craft, basket making, weaving and brass work.

Formerly known as Western Mindanao, the region has made major contributions to the preservation of a fragile collection of artifacts and written material that reflect the region's distinct style of aesthetic and social expression. The region produced unique textiles personally designed by the Yakan weavers using used pineapple plants and abaca as basic materials. it is only one of the crafts that the region is blessed with.

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