Maasim, Sarangani

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Maasim
Municipality
Map of Sarangani with Maasim highlighted
Map of Sarangani with Maasim highlighted
Maasim is located in Philippines
Maasim
Maasim
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 05°52′N 125°00′E / 5.867°N 125.000°E / 5.867; 125.000Coordinates: 05°52′N 125°00′E / 5.867°N 125.000°E / 5.867; 125.000
Country Philippines
Region SOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII)
Province Sarangani
District Lone district
Barangays 16
Government[1]
 • Mayor Aniceto P. Lopez Jr.
Area[2]
 • Total 500.43 km2 (193.22 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 52,933
 • Density 110/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 9502
Dialing code 83
Income class 1st class

Maasim is a first class municipality in the province of Sarangani, Mindanao, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 52,933 people.[3]

It is bordered on the west by the municipality of Kiamba, on the easy by Sarangani Bay, on the north by South Cotabato, and on the south by the Celebes Sea.

Among the wilds in its rainforest and mountainous areas lives the Philippine tarsier.

As of 2010, it has a total voting population of 28,654 voters.[2]

Barangays[edit]

Maasim is politically subdivided into 16 barangays.[2]

  • Amsipit
  • Bales
  • Colon
  • Daliao
  • Kabatiol
  • Kablacan
  • Kamanga
  • Kanalo
  • Lumasal
  • Lumatil
  • Malbang
  • Nomoh
  • Pananag
  • Poblacion (Maasim)
  • Seven Hills
  • Tinoto

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Maasim
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 26,734 —    
1995 31,641 +3.21%
2000 39,424 +4.83%
2007 49,274 +3.12%
2010 52,933 +2.64%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

The majority of the population are Moro and Lumad origin. One of the indigenous peoples living in mountainous areas of Maasim is known as Bla'an.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Maasim is largely based on agriculture with a high level production of copra (dried coconut meat). Animal husbandry is the second biggest income earner, notably cattle farming. Other agricultural products are coconuts, maize, sugarcane, bananas, pineapples, mangoes, eggs, beef; fish.

The economy has accelerated in the past decade driven by advances in global communication technology and the finishing of a modern highway that tremendously improved trade and transport.

Kamanga Power Plant[edit]

KPP project manager, Gregorio S. Gonzales announced on June 3, 2008, that Alcantara-controlled Conal Holdings Co. will build in mid-2009 the $ 450 million 200-megawatt clean coal Kamanga Power Plant, in Maasim, Saranggani. The plant will supply part of Mindanao's baseload power requirements when it is operational in 2012.[4]

References[edit]

  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". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  4. ^ gmanews.tv/story, 200-MW coal power plant to rise in Saranggani

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