A progressive and peaceful Molave where the farmers attained social justice and together with other self-reliant, God-fearing and gender sensitive people live in harmony with nature. 


To this vision, the LGU shall serve as catalyst in: 

Improving production in the mainstream agriculture and high yielding variety crops; Establishing alternative sources of livelihood; Developing trade, commerce and industries; Developing gender-sensitive, environment-friendly and self-reliant culture/attitude among the people; Reducing crime incidence and other public disorder.

Molave is a 1st class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. 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. Molave is located in the eastern part of the province of Zamboanga del Sur. It has a total land area of 21,685 hectares. It is politically subdivided into 25 barangays. These are Alicia, Ariosa, Bagong Argao, Bagong Gutlang, Blancia, Bogo Capalaran, Culo, Dalaon, Dipolo, Dontulan, Gonosan, Lower Dimalinao, Pablo Bahinting Sr. (Lower Dimorok), Mabuhay, Madasigon (Poblacion), Makuguihon (Poblacion), Maloloy-on (Poblacion), Miligan, Parasan, Rizal, Santo Rosario, Silangit, Simata, Sudlon and Upper Dimorok.

Molave is located in the northeastern part of the Province of Zamboanga del Sur. It is bounded by the municipalities of Josefina in the east, Mahayag in the west, Josefina and Province of Zamboanga del Norte in the north and Ramon Magsaysay in the south. It is nestled at the foot of a verdant hill and bounded by Salug Diut River and mountain ranges that makes it free from typhoons which has been the hub of commerce and center of trade in the eastern part of Zamboanga del Sur particularly the Salug Valley area. Its name was taken after a hardwood, the Molave tree that abounds in the place during its early days. Its creation started in the early thirties as a small patch of settlement in a marshy jungle that was originally known as Salug. The fertile land in the Salug Valley attracted more settlers from distant places of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao which made it a conglomeration of Cebuano, Boholano, Ilongo, Tagalog, Ilocano, Misamisnon, Surigaonon and other different Muslim and ethnic groups. However, the Subanens were known to be the early settlers of this place. Many Chinese businessmen settled in this region before World War II and prospered. The continuous influx of people from different places made possible the rapid development of this small start-up settlement. Then by June 16, 1948, Molave was created into a municipality by virtue of Republic Act No. 286 authored by the late Cong. Juan S. Alano from its mother town Aurora. The late Dr. Pelagio Blancia was the first mayor by appointment. He was defeated in the 1951 local elections and the newly elected Mayor Javier Ariosa transferred the seat of government from Camp 7 (now Barangay Blancia) to its present site. Dr. Pelagio Blancia is a delegate with Roseller T. Lim and Lobregat to the 1971 Constitutional Convention. His wife Encarnacion Blancia who came from the Ortega Clan of Negros became mayor of the town.

Population of Molave as of August 1, 2015 from Philippine Statistics Authority
Alicia 1,567
Ariosa 1,143
Bagong Argao 1,371
Bagong Gutlang 790
Blancia 2,728
Bogo Capalaran 2,236
Culo 6,071
Dalaon 2,051
Dipolo 2,894
Dontulan 581
Gonosan 1,405
Lower Dimalinao 451
Lower Dimorok 964
Mabuhay 1,391
Madasigon (Pob.) 5,030
Makuguihon (Pob.) 4,283
Maloloy-on (Pob.) 4,569
Miligan 2,319
Parasan 1,303
Rizal 1,742
Santo Rosario 448
Silangit 931
Simata 1,506
Sudlon 3,184
Upper Dimorok 1,048
TOTAL 52,006