skip to Main Content
(02) 209-7349 da.saadprogram@gmail.com

Sarangani
PARTICULARS DESCRIPTION
Region Region XII
Province Sarangani
General Description

Sarangani is a province of the Philippines located int SOCCSKSARGEN region. Its capital is Alabel. With a 230 kilometers (140 mi) coastline along the Sarangani Bay and Celebes Sea, the province is at the southernmost tip of Mindanao Island, and borders South Cotabato and Davao del Sur to the north, and borders South Cotabato and Davao del Sur to the North, and Davao Occidental to the east. The island of Sarangani was named by Ruy Lopez de Villalobos in 1543 as Antonia, in honor of Antonio de Mendoza y Pacheco who commissioned Villalobos expedition to the Philippines. The early inhabitants who first inhabited Sarangani were the indigenous natives, called “MunaTo,” a nativer term for “first people.”

Major industries in the province are Aquaculture, Fishery, Agriculture Plantations and Tourism. All seven towns are now covered by the services of the cellular phone networks and wireless internet connection. A 145 Kms. World-class road network connects the seven municipalities and traversing through the city of General Santos, which maintains an international airport and a wharf. Commercial and rural banks provide business institution and populace easy and efficient access to financial services in each municipality.

Creation

Sarangani is part of the South Cotabato-Sultan Kudarat-Sarangani-General Santos City (SOCCSKSARGEN) development cluster, and is linked by paved roads to the international airport and harbor of Gen. Santos City.

The province is divided into two parts, separated by the Sarangani Bay and General Santos City, and it used to be part of South Cotabato until it was made an independent province in 1992.

The island of Sarangani was named by Ruy Lopez de Villalobos in 1543 as Antonia, in honor of Antonio de Mendoza y Pacheco who commissioned Villalobos expedition to the Philippines. The early inhabitants who first inhabited Sarangani were the indigenous natives, called “MunaTo,” a native term for “first people.”

In 1942, the Japanese troops occupied Southern Cotabato(now Sarangani). In 1945, Filipino troops of the 6th, 10th, 101st and 102nd Infantry Division of the Philippine Commonwealth Army and 10th Infantry Regiment of the Philippine Constabulary entered and liberated in Southern Cotabato (now Sarangani) and fought against the Japanese Imperial Army forces during the Battle of Cotabato at the end of World War II under the Japanese Occupation.

Before its inception in 1992, Sarangani was part of South Cotabato as the Third District of South Cotabato. The province was created by Republic Act No. 7228 on March 16, 1992, penned by Congressman James L. Chiongbian. His wife, Priscilla L. Chiongbian, was the first Governor of Sarangani. They are known as the Father and Mother of Sarangani Province.

Total Land Area 410,042 hectares
Topography

Flatlands, rolling hills, and mountains characterized Sarangani’s terrain. The coastal towns of Alabel, Glan, Maasim, Malapatan, Kiamba, and Maitum are made up of vast stretches of fertile flatlands with slope ranging from 0 to 8 percent.

Mountains and rolling hills dominate the landscape of Malungon and the eastern and souther fringes of Sarangani, which border Davao del Sur and South Cotabato.

The province’s topgraphic characteristics are attributed to the presence of Alip Range, Daguma Range, Mt. Parker and Mt. Matutum. Mt. Busa, the highest peak located within the province has an approximate elevation of 2,083m above sea level.

Cities None
Municipality 7 Municipalities
Barangays 141 barangays
District 2 district
Climate

Sarangani is a typhoon-free province. Its climate belongs to Type IV of the country’s climate classification. This type is characterized by a rainfall that is more or less evenly distributed throughout the year. Averatge annual rainfall in 1999 was registered at 79.6mm. Heavy rainfall occurs during the months of June to August.

Average annual air temperature is 27.1°C. The hottest month is April where the maximum temperature reached its highest at 33.7°C, while the coldest month is January which registered 21.5°C. Relative humidity reading ranges from 76% to 84%. Prevailing wind direction blow towards North to Northeast.

PARTICULARS DESCRIPTION
Total Population 544,261(2015 PSA estimate)
Ethnicity B’laan, Manobo
No. of Household 108,622
Local Dialects Cebuano, Hiligaynon, B’laan,Maguindanaoan, Filipino, English
Poverty Incidence  47.3% (2015 PSA estimate)
Magnitude of Poor  49,240 household (Families)
Annual per Capital Poverty Threshold (2015) Php 20,753 poverty threshold
Particulars DESCRIPTION
Land Area Devoted for Agriculture  229,909 hectares
Land Area Harvested, ha Volume of production, mt Land Area Devoted to SAAD
Major Crops  Palay 25,333 41,618
Corn 34,065 151,274
Coffee 1,150 2,014
Coconut 82,000 391,751
Banana 3,624 483,115
Volume of production, mt No. of Heads provided by SAAD
Major Livestock  Carabao 1,383
Cattle 908
Swine 11,016
Goat 525
Chicken 3,696
Duck 121
Year Intervention Municipality Number of Beneficiaries
2018 Upland rice production
Alabel 60
Glan 60
Kiamba 60
Malapatan 60
Maasim 60
Malungon 60
Maitum
Corn production(hybrid)
Alabel 30
Glan 30
Kiamba 30
Malapatan 30
Maasim 30
Malungon 30
Maitum 30
Coffee production
Alabel 100
Glan 100
Kiamba 100
Malapatan 100
Maasim 100
Malungon 100
Maitum 100
Cacao production
Alabel 100
Glan 100
Kiamba 100
Malapatan 100
Maasim 100
Malungon 100
Maitum 110
Goat raising
Alabel 60
Glan 60
Kiamba 30
Malapatan 60
Maasim 30
Malungon 30
Maitum 60
Mascuve duck raising
Alabel 30
Glan 30
Kiamba 30
Malapatan 30
Maasim 30
Malungon 30
Maitum 30

SAAD distributes Vegetable Production inputs to Catanduanes

CATANDUANES – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Catanduanes of the Department of Agriculture (DA) distributed inputs for Vegetable Production Project to six (6) covered municipalities, which are Bagamanoc, Baras, Bato, Gigmoto, Panganiban, and San Miguel. The inputs include…

SAAD celebrates Upland Rice Harvest Field Day in Sindangan, ZaNorte

SINDANGAN, ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE – Farmer-partners of the Department of Agriculture (DA) – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program from Barangay Imelda, municipality of Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte (ZaNorte) commenced their Upland Rice Harvest Field Day on October 8,…

More disease-free, tissue-cultured banana plantlets for Siayan farmers

SIAYAN, ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE – From over 30,000 disease-free, tissue-cultured lakatan plantlets distributed from 2017 and 2018, the farmer-partners from seven (7) barangays of Siayan received additional planting inputs of 25,000 lakatan plantlets for 2019. The Special Area for Agricultural…

Back To Top