Mapun, Tawi-Tawi

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Mapun
Municipality
Map of Tawi-Tawi showing the location of Mapun
Map of Tawi-Tawi showing the location of Mapun
Mapun is located in Philippines
Mapun
Mapun
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 6°58′36″N 118°30′49″E / 6.97667°N 118.51361°E / 6.97667; 118.51361Coordinates: 6°58′36″N 118°30′49″E / 6.97667°N 118.51361°E / 6.97667; 118.51361
Country  Philippines
Region Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
Province Tawi-Tawi
Barangays 15
Government[1]
 • Mayor Kennedy Muksin
Area
 • Total 181.29 km2 (70.00 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 24,168
 • Density 130/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 7508
Dialing code 68
Income class 4th
Population census of Mapun, Tawi-Tawi
Year Pop.   ±% p.a.  
1990 19,372 —    
1995 20,716 +1.26%
2000 22,011 +1.31%
2007 29,801 +4.27%
2010 24,168 −7.34%
Source: National Statistics Office[2]

Mapun is a 4th class partially urban municipality in the province of Tawi-Tawi, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 24,168 people in 3,492 households.

Mapun (formerly Cagayan de Tawi-Tawi or Cagayan de Sulu) is an island municipality in the Sulu Sea[3] on the southwestern extreme of the Philippines, located very close to Sabah. The people inhabiting the island are known as Jama Mapun or "people of Mapun". Their dialect is Pullun Mapun, which means "Mapun dialect".

Barangays[edit]

Mapun is politically subdivided into 15 barangays.

  • Boki
  • Duhul Batu
  • Kompang
  • Lupa Pula
  • Guppah
  • Mahalu
  • Pawan
  • Sikub
  • Tabulian
  • Tanduan
  • Umus Mataha
  • Iruk-Iruk
  • Liyubud (Pob.)
  • Lubbak Parang
  • Sapah

Educational institutions[edit]

Elementary
  1. Lupa Pula Pilot School (formerly Lupa Pula Central School) - elementary pupils are primarily from Lupa Pula, Liyubud, and Mahalu. Considered as the number one elementary school in Mapun, with majority of its alumni being able to graduate from college.
  2. Mahalu Elementary School
  3. Duhul Batu Elementary School
  4. Sikub Elementary School
  5. Tabulian Elementary School
  6. Sapah Elementary School
  7. Boki Elementary School
  8. Kompang Elementary School
  9. Tanduan Elementary School
  10. Pawan Elementary School
  11. Guppah Elementary School
  12. Iruk-Iruk Elementary School
  13. Umus Mataha Elementary School
  14. Lubbak Parang Elementary School
  15. Imam Saat Elementary School
Secondary
  1. Notre Dame of Cagayan (NDC) - a private school located in the border of Barangay Lupa Pula and Barangay Mahalu.
  2. Mindanao State University (MSU) - a public school located in Mahalu
  3. Tawi-Tawi Academy (TTA) - a private school located in Barangay Guppah
Tertiary

Mindanao State University Extension - a public school and the only college institution in Mapun. MSU-Extension offers two-year courses.

Majority of those who graduate from high school pursue their studies in other places, most notably Zamboanga City, Palawan, and Bongao.

Mapun Day[edit]

Mapun Foundation Day is celebrated by the Jama Mapun every September 5. This week-long celebration starts on September 1, with a parade and then a short program held in Lupa Pula Central School. Various competitions are held during Mapun Day, which includes singing competitions (in English, Tagalog, and Pullun Mapun), dance showdowns (modern dance, folk dance, pangalay, which is a native dance, and lunsay, which is a dance performed during weddings), Azaan competition, Tarasul iban Daman (Mapun's version of declamation and oration), and Leleng, to name a few. Each Barangay has their own representatives in the various events. However, the most popular is the "Budjang Mapun", which is a beauty contest. Each barangay has its own contestant in this event. The winner of the search for "Budjang Mapun" is usually sent to Bongao as Mapun's representative in Budjang Tawi-Tawi, a similar beauty search held in Bongao every Province Day. Every municipality in Tawi-Tawi has its own contestant.

Local Legend[edit]

According to local legend the Berbalang is indigenous to a small village in the interior of the Island.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  3. ^ C.Michael Hogan. 2011. Sulu Sea. Encyclopedia of Earth. Eds. P.Saundry & C.J.Cleveland. Washington DC

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