|General Description||The Maguindanao is located at the west of Central Mindanao surrounded by Lannao del Sur to the north, Cotabato to the east, Sultan Kudarat to the south, and the Illana bay to the west.
There Maguindanao is home to tri-people the Muslims, Christians and Lumads co-existing in an atmosphere of religious and cultural solidarity, bound together by a common aspiration for peace in their communities.
|Creation||The Province of Maguindanao is once part of the empire Province of Cotabato. When there were still less emigrants from Luzon and Visayas, this empire was inhabited by Bangsamoro People and Known as the Moro Province. In 1967, by virtue of Congressional Act, the empire Province of Cotabato was divided into two (2) provinces, Cotabato and South Cotabato.
The late President Ferdinand Edralin Marcos through Presidential decree 341 on November 22, 1973 again divided the Province of Cotabato into three (3) provinces. Thus, the Province of Maguindanao, North Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat came into existence.
When the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao was created by virtue of Republic Act No.6734, Governor Candao resigned and won for the position of Regional Governor of the ARMM. He was succeeded by his then Vice Governor Norodin A. Matalam as governor of Maguindanao. Governor Matalam was elected as governor in 1992 election. In 1995 election, Atty. Zacaria A. Candao won the governship. He was re-elected in May 1998 election.
In the May 14, 2001 elections, Datu Andal S. Ampatuan, Sr. won and was the fifth elected governor of Maguindanao. Under his administration the development thrust of the Province anchored on food security, health, infrastructure and peace and May 14,2007, but resigned in 2008 and succeeded by his son, then Vice- Governor Datu Sajid Islam U. Ampatuan.
|Total Land Area||597,052.79 hectares|
|Income Class||2nd Class|
|Cities||1 independent city ( Cotabato City)|
|District||2 congressional district|
|Climate||Type III and Type IV climate type:
Type III: described as “seasons not very pronounced, relatively dry from November to April and wet for the rest of the year
Type IV: characterized by rainfall which is more or less evenly distributed throughout the year
|Total Population||1,173,933(excluding Cotabato City, 2015 PSA estimate)|
|Ethnicity||Maguindanaoans (64.5%); Iranuns (18.4%); Tedurays/ Lumads (8.4%); Hiligaynon; Cebuanos|
|No. of Household||194,507 (2015 PSA estimate)|
|Local Dialects||Maguindanao and Iranun|
|Poverty Incidence||48.8% (among families, PSA estimate 2015)|
|Magnitude of Poor||86,100 (families, PSA estimate 2015)|
|Annual per Capital Poverty Threshold (2015)||Php 21,423|
|Land Area Devoted for Agriculture||174,789 hectares( Census of Agriculture Vol. 1, 2002)|
|Land Area Harvested, ha||Volume of production, mt||Land Area Devoted to SAAD|
|Volume of production, mt||No. of Heads provided by SAAD|
|Year||Intervention||Municipality||Number of Beneficiaries|
|2018||Upland rice production||Datu Odin Sinsuat||30|
|Datu Odin Sinsuat||30|
|Datu Abdullah Sangki||30|
|Datu Odin Sinsuat||152|
|Datu Abdullah Sangki||152|
|(Goat and Mallard duck)||Mangudadatu||65|
|Datu Odin Sinsuat||65|
|Datu Abdullah Sangki||65|