Kiamba, Sarangani

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Tuka Beach
Tuka Beach
Map of Sarangani with Kiamba highlighted
Map of Sarangani with Kiamba highlighted
Kiamba is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 05°59′N 124°37′E / 5.983°N 124.617°E / 5.983; 124.617Coordinates: 05°59′N 124°37′E / 5.983°N 124.617°E / 5.983; 124.617
Country Philippines
Province Sarangani
District Lone district
Established 1947
Barangays 19
 • Mayor Raul C. Martinez
 • Total 328.68 km2 (126.90 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 54,871
 • Density 170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 9514
Dialing code 83
Income class 1st class

Kiamba is a first class municipality established 1947, in the province of Sarangani, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 54,871 people.[3]

It is bordered on the west by Maitum, on the east by Maasim, on the north by South Cotabato, and on the south by the Celebes Sea.

As of 2010, Kiamba has a total voting population of 35,240 voters.[2]

Kiamba celebrate their Timpuyog Festival and Foundation Anniversary every February 14.

Notable residents include Manny Pacquiao. It is the hometown of his wife Jinkee Pacquiao.[4][5][6]


Kiamba is politically subdivided into 19 barangays.[2]

  • Badtasan
  • Datu Dani
  • Gasi
  • Kapate
  • Katubao
  • Kayupo
  • Kling (Lumit)
  • Lagundi
  • Lebe
  • Lomuyon
  • Luma
  • Maligang
  • Nalus
  • Poblacion
  • Salakit
  • Suli
  • Tablao
  • Tamadang
  • Tambilil


Population census of Kiamba
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 35,418 —    
1995 39,717 +2.17%
2000 44,724 +2.58%
2007 53,040 +2.38%
2010 54,871 +1.24%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

Majority of the population speak Cebuano although early settlers were of Ilocano origin. There are a lot of Moro people (Sangil and Maguindanaon) who settles in the area long before the Christians from Luzon came. One of the indigenous peoples living in mountainous areas of Kiamba is known as T'boli.


Rice, the foremost income producer.
Sea Foods, the second biggest income earner.

The economy of Kiamba is largely based on agriculture with vast ricefields surrounding the municipality. Aqua-culture is the second biggest income earner, notably the culture of milkfish and shrimps (locally called "sugpo" or "lukon") for export. Also, coastal communities depend on deep-sea fishing as a primary livelihood.


The Timpuyog festival celebrates the town's foundation anniversary. Timpuyog is an Ilocano word for unity, and the festival includes tribal shows and carnaval.

Visitors attractions include:

  • Waterfalls in lush rainforests
  • Short, narrow roads lined with Japanese era houses
  • cockfights
  • Tuka Marine Park, a protected area where fishing is banned. It has four protected coves and only one (Tuka 2) is open to the public. The site has coral formations.
  • Beaches of Kiamba


  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Province: SARANGANI". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 14 May 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 14 May 2014. 
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