The LGU of Lakewood envision a municipality where the lake as the centerpiece of development for Eco-tourism destination guided by a comprehensive local policies with effective and transparent local governance whose people are provided with basic needs, improved educational structures, develop agro-forestry and a protected environment.
Establish, develop and promote Eco-tourism and efficient delivery of basic through a unified multi-sectoral participation towards a sustainable and ecologically balanced environment.
Lakewood (Subanen:G'benwaDanaw) is a 4th class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Sur,Philippines. Lakewood is politically subdivided into 14 barangays. These are BagongKahayag, Baking, Biswangan, Bululawan, Dagum, Gasa, Gatub, Lukuan, Matalang, Poblacion (Lakewood), SapangPinoles, Sebuguey, Tiwales and Tubod.
Lakewood was named after Lake Wood, a large lake intersecting the town. The most popular species of fish in the province can only be caught in the lake: the carpa and porang. The Subanen tribe is the major ethnic group living in the suburban areas; they cultivate vegetables and corn for their own use. Subanens have their own dialect, but they also speak Cebuano as a common dialect for conversation. Barangay Tubod is the largest barangay and most populated barangay, serving as a gateway to the town. Its name derives from the Cebuano term tubod which means "spring". It has a hospital, the Singidas Medical Clinic, which is regarded as the cleanest hospital of the town. The Lily's Hidden Spring in the upper part of Tubod, and Mainit Waterfall in the lower part of Gatub are among Lakewood's tourist attractions.
|Population of Lakewood as of August 1, 2015 from Philippine Statistics Authority|