Samiksha Jaiswal

Dumalinao, Zamboanga del Sur

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Country  Philippines
Barangays  30
Area  117.6 km²
Province  Zamboanga del Sur
Founded  June 16, 1956
Time zone  PST (UTC+8)
Local time  Wednesday 6:24 AM
Dumalinao, Zamboanga del Sur
Region  Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
District  2nd district of Zamboanga del Sur
Weather  23°C, Wind N at 5 km/h, 93% Humidity
Neighborhoods  Rebokon, Napulan, Balubuan, Pantad

Dumalinao zamboanga del sur 2


Dumalinao is a fourth class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 32,013 people.

Contents

Map of Dumalinao, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines

Barangays

Dumalinao is politically subdivided into 30 barangays.

History

In 1956 the barrios of Dumalinao Proper, Bigong, Tigbao, Ticwas, Bulongating, Baguitan, Pantad, Napulan, Tagulo, Camanga, Margang, Sibucao, Tina, Guling, Miculong, Baga, Rebucon, and Mambilik were separated from Pagadian City and constituted into Dumalinao through House Bill No. 5000, which later became Republic Act No. 1593 and approved on June 16, 1956. The person responsible for sponsoring the bill was Congressman Q. Ubay of Zamboanga del Norte since during that time, Zamboanga del Sur had no congressman; Rep. Roseller T. Lim that time had been elected to the Senate in the 1955 special election.

Hon. Martin D. Raluto was first appointed municipal mayor with Hon. Guillermo Talaid as his vice mayor. The new town then had four councilors: Hon. Vicente T. Labrado, Hon. Severino Ramas, Hon. Fulgencio Lauglaug, and Eniiego Gemina, although the latter did not serve. Raluto held the position of municipal mayor until his death on June 11, 1969. Ace William E. Cerilles is now the incumbent mayor.

Economy

Agriculture is the main economic activity as well as the number one source of livelihood of the people, although Dumalinao is a coastal town. The town is one of the major rice granaries of Zamboanga del Sur as 5,998 hectares of the land area is devoted to agricultural production. The crops planted on these lands include rice, corn, coconut, banana, and root crops. Corn, in particular, is the municipality's main agricultural crop. An estimated 2,837 hectares of the land are utilized for corn production, with an average of 30 ca-vans per hectare (or 8.5 million kilos annually). On top of that, Dumalinao's climate is very conducive for growing corn, so much so that farmers usually get to have two croppings of corn per year. An estimated value of Php 51 million comes from the annual production of corn.

References

Dumalinao, Zamboanga del Sur Wikipedia


Similar Topics
The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog
Soekarno (film)
Yashodhar Mathpal
Topics