Lakewood is a 4th class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 16,317 people in 3,122 households.
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. However, most of the Subanen today travel abroad to earn more income and eventually adopt a modern urban lifestyle.
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.
Barangay Tubod, Lakewod Zamboanga