Alamada, Cotabato

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Alamada
Municipality
Map of Cotabato with Alamada highlighted
Map of Cotabato with Alamada highlighted
Alamada is located in Philippines
Alamada
Alamada
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 07°20′N 124°34′E / 7.333°N 124.567°E / 7.333; 124.567Coordinates: 07°20′N 124°34′E / 7.333°N 124.567°E / 7.333; 124.567
Country Philippines
Region SOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII)
Province Cotabato
Congr. district 1st District of Cotabato
Incorporated May 20, 1969
Barangays 17
Government[1]
 • Type Mayor-Council
 • District Representative Jesus N. Sacdalan
 • Mayor Virginia C. Concepcion
 • Vice Mayor Samuel A. Alim
Area[2]
 • Total 787.50 km2 (304.06 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 56,813
 • Density 72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 9413
Dialing code 64
Language(s) Hiligaynon, Cebuano, Maguindanaon, Lumad
Income class 1st class[2]

Alamada is a first class municipality in the province of Cotabato, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 56,813 people.[3]

The town is named after the local chieftain Datu Alamada.

Geography[edit]

The Municipality of Alamada is bounded on the north by the Province of Lanao del Sur, on the south by the Municipality of Libungan, on the east by the Municipality of Banisilan and on the west by the Municipality of Pigcawayan and Buldon of Maguindanao Province. The 78,750 hectares of land area is distributed over 17 barangay. Generally, Alamada is highly elevated and its characterized by rolling, hilly and undulating terrain.

Barangays[edit]

Alamada is politically subdivided into 18 barangays.[2]

  • Bao
  • Barangiran
  • Camansi
  • Dado
  • Guiling
  • Kitacubong (Pob.)
  • Lower Dado
  • Macabasa
  • Malitubog
  • Mapurok
  • Mirasol
  • Pacao
  • Paruayan
  • Pigcawaran
  • Polayagan
  • Rangayen
  • Raradangan
  • Saraco

Climate[edit]

The municipality belongs to the fourth type of climate. Rainfall is evenly throughout the year except on the months of May and September. Rainfall ranges from 73.63 to 96.88 inches (1,870 to 2,461 mm).

History[edit]

Its name was adopted in memory and in honor of the powerful ruler Datu Amaybulok Alamda.[4] He was the leader who fought against the foreign oppression and tyranny. The Datu was recognized as one of the fiery rulers by the Iranon and the Dalaman who were scattered throughout the northern part of the Municipalities of Pigcauayan, Libungan, Sultan Kudarat and in Kitacubong (now Poblacion) as the seat of his kingdom.

Prior to its creation as a municipality, it was a resettlement area for Hukbalahap (Hukbong Bayan Laban sa Hapon) surrenders. It was also a public land as declared by then President Elpidio Quirino on March 10, 1953. It was declared as resettlement site under Proclamation No. 376. After its declaration, President Quirino designated the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to implement the “Land for the Landless Program.”

On January 1, 1954, the area was named Genio Edcor, pursuant to section 3 of General Order No. 409 GHQ., AFP; the name was in honor of the late M/SGT. Regino Genio who was ambushed in 1953 at Perido Edcor Farm in Angadanan, Isabela, by the “Hukbong Magpapalaya ng Bayan sa Hapon.” From January 1, 1954 to August 6, 1961, Genio Edcor was a political subdivision by the Municipality of Midsayap. Samson B. Buenafe, a bonafide settler of Genio Edcor, represented the area in the Municipal Council of Midsayap.

During the nationwide reorganization in 1986, the first mayor in the name of Wenceslao Tabar Dela Cerna was brought by the EDSA revolution. President Corazon C. Aquino on her first term, replaced the incumbent leaders, especially Marcos’ supporters by the Officer-in-Charge. From March 1986 to November 1987, Honorable Jesus N. Sacdalan served as the first OIC. Mayor Wenceslao Tabar Dela Cerna was brought back in the 1988 election and served until 1992.

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Alamada
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 33,688 —    
1995 38,949 +2.76%
2000 44,303 +2.80%
2007 52,165 +2.28%
2010 56,813 +3.15%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

Economy[edit]

Alamada is basically agricultural as its land is cultivated for corn, upland rice, bananas, palm oil, and rubber. Thus its people activities are devoted to agriculture. A corn producing municipality. Livestock and poultry production is also another agricultural activities.

Natural resources[edit]

Its agricultural products are corn, coconuts, rice, banana, carrots, Irish potato, mango and other crops, minerals are also found in the areas such as manganese.

Tourist attractions[edit]

Asik-asik Falls, Upper Dado, Alamada
  • Asik-asik Falls is located at Sitio Dulao, Upper Dado, Alamada, North Cotabato. This spring falls is very amazing because there is no stream above the hill where the water comes. The water is springing from the rocks.
  • Kitub-Bao Cave located at Kitub-Bao, Alamada. It has one entrance but 3 exit points, underground water, swallow birds, bats and other unknown insects could be found inside the cave.
  • Mt. Opao located at Kitub-Bao, Alamada, specifically between the boundaries of Alamada and Banisilan. It is blessed with natural grown trees and source of cold spring water.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 12 May 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Province: COTABATO (NORTH COTABATO)". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 
  4. ^ http://www.cotabatoprov.gov.ph/lgus/alamada

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