Datu Piang, Maguindanao

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Datu Piang
Municipality
Official seal of Datu Piang
Seal
Map of Maguindanao showing the location of Datu Piang
Map of Maguindanao showing the location of Datu Piang
Datu Piang is located in Philippines
Datu Piang
Datu Piang
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 7°2′0″N 124°30′0″E / 7.03333°N 124.50000°E / 7.03333; 124.50000Coordinates: 7°2′0″N 124°30′0″E / 7.03333°N 124.50000°E / 7.03333; 124.50000
Country  Philippines
Region Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
Province Maguindanao
Founded November 25, 1936
Barangays 16
Government[1]
 • Mayor Genuine Piang Kamaong
Area
 • Total 302.97 km2 (116.98 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 28,492
 • Density 94/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 9607
Dialing code 64
Income class 2nd
Population census of
Datu Piang, Maguindanao
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 53,311 —    
1995 55,104 +0.62%
2000 67,303 +4.38%
2007 49,971 −4.02%
2010 28,492 −18.49%
Source: National Statistics Office[2]

Datu Piang (formerly Dulawan) is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Maguindanao, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 28,492 people in 8,035 households.

Datu Piang (fourth from left) with American officers, 1899.

Barangays[edit]

Datu Piang is politically subdivided into 16 barangays.[3]

  • Alonganan
  • Ambadao
  • Balanakan
  • Balong
  • Buayan
  • Dado
  • Damabalas
  • Duaminanga
  • Kalipapa
  • Kanguan[fn 1]
  • Liong
  • Magaslong
  • Masigay
  • Montay
  • Poblacion (Dulawan)
  • Reina Regente

History[edit]

Created as Dulawan on November 25, 1936 by Executive Order No. 66[5] of Pres. Manuel L. Quezon, the municipality covered a large area of what is now mostly central Maguindanao and northern Sultan Kudarat. It is among the first municipalities of the old Cotabato province. Republic Act No. 1035, enacted on June 12, 1954 renamed the town to Datu Piang,[6] after an influential Muslim leader from the region during the American colonial period.[7]

In 1959, a large southern territory was made into the municipality of Ampatuan. Four years later the municipality of Maganoy was carved out its territory, which later on became the capital of Maguindanao, of which it was made part of on November 22, 1973.[8] Its remaining southwestern barangays were merged with other barangays of Dinaig to form the municipality of Talayan in 1976.[9] Its area was reduced again on July 1, 2003, when 14 of its southeastern barangays were separated to form the municipality of Datu Saudi-Ampatuan.[10]

On July 30, 2009, upon the ratification of Muslim Mindanao Autonomy Acts No. 225 (as amended by MMAA 252) and MMAA 222 (as amended by MMAA 253), the municipalities of Shariff Saydona Mustapha and Datu Salibo, respectively, were created from a total of 5 entire barangays and portions of 10 barangays from Datu Piang, in addition to other barangays from Datu Saudi-Ampatuan, Datu Unsay, Mamasapano and Shariff Aguak.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Created by MMA ACT. NO. 232 on December 6, 2008[4]

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. ^ National Statistical Coordination Board. "PSGC Interactive: Municipality/City: DATU PIANG". Retrieved 2009-02-25. 
  4. ^ "PSGC Updates (October - December 2008)". National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 2009-02-25. 
  5. ^ Municipality of Datu Piang (2002-05-07). "Municipal Basic Date". Retrieved 2008-05-19. [dead link]
  6. ^ Chan Robles Virtual Law Library (1998-07-19). "Republic Act No. 1035". Retrieved 2008-05-19. 
  7. ^ University of California Press. "Muslim Rulers and Rebels: Chapter 5 - America's Moros". Retrieved 2008-05-19. 
  8. ^ Chan Robles Virtual Law Library (1998-07-19). "Presidential Decree No. 341". Retrieved 2008-05-18. 
  9. ^ Chan Robles Virtual Law Library (1998-07-19). "Presidential Decree No. 1009". Retrieved 2008-05-18. 
  10. ^ National Statistics Office (2008-04-16). "2007 Census of Population - ARMM". Retrieved 2008-05-19. 

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