Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur

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Map of Zamboanga del Sur with Dumingag highlighted
Map of Zamboanga del Sur with Dumingag highlighted
Dumingag is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 08°10′N 123°21′E / 8.167°N 123.350°E / 8.167; 123.350Coordinates: 08°10′N 123°21′E / 8.167°N 123.350°E / 8.167; 123.350
Country Philippines
Region Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
Province Zamboanga del Sur
District 1st district of Zamboanga del Sur
Founded December 27, 1957
Barangays 44
 • Mayor Nacianceno M. Pacalioga Jr
 • Total 297.75 km2 (114.96 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 46,500
 • Density 160/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 7028
Dialing code 62
Income class 2nd class; Partially Urban

Dumingag is a second class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 46,500 people.[3]


Local stories said it is named after a noted Subanen chieftain, "Dumi" and his wife, "Ingag".[4] Another supposed origin of the name tells about the native fellow who was asked by a government agent as to what the name of the place was while watching a cockfight. After the game was over, the stranger inquired about the name of the place. The native curtly replied: "Duminag!" meaning "I won". The government agent misheard the word. Instead of "Duminag", he wrote down "Dumingag".

The authenticity of these stories, however, is questionable since there has never been a single piece of evidence or record that Dumi and Ingag had ever actually existed. The first non-Subanen settlers of Dumingag were from the Ilo-ilo town of Dumangas. According to more convincing sources, the earliest settlers arrived in Dumingag with renewed optimism after World War II and, starting their lives anew, they hailed the place as "Little Dumangas". Hence, this soon developed into the current name "Dumingag".


The town is bounded by the Province of Zamboanga del Norte on the western and northern side, Mahayag on the East, and the towns, Midsalip and Sominot on the South. It is the northernmost town in the province.


Dumingag is politically subdivided into 44 barangays.[2]

  • Bag-ong Valencia
  • Bagong Kauswagan
  • Bagong Silang
  • Bucayan
  • Calumanggi
  • Canibongan
  • Caridad
  • Danlugan
  • Dapiwak
  • Datu Totocan
  • Dilud
  • Ditulan
  • Dulian
  • Dulop
  • Guintananan
  • Guitran
  • Gumpingan
  • La Fortuna
  • Labangon
  • Libertad
  • Licabang
  • Lipawan
  • Lower Landing
  • Lower Timonan
  • Macasing
  • Mahayahay
  • Malagalad
  • Manlabay
  • Maralag
  • Marangan
  • New Basak
  • Saad
  • Salvador
  • San Juan
  • San Pablo (Pob.)
  • San Pedro (Pob.)
  • San Vicente
  • Senote
  • Sinonok
  • Sunop
  • Tagun
  • Tamurayan
  • Upper Landing
  • Upper Timonan


Population census of Dumingag
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 33,514 —    
1995 38,155 +2.46%
2000 42,203 +2.19%
2007 46,039 +1.21%
2010 46,500 +0.36%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]


  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 12 May 2014. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  4. ^ Dumingag Official Website (retrieved: 8 April 2009)

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