Manukan, Zamboanga del Norte
Bayan ng Manukan
|Municipality of Manukan|
Map of Zamboanga del Norte showing the location of Municipality of Manukan.
|Region||Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)|
|Province||Zamboanga del Norte|
|District||2nd District of Zamboanga del Norte|
|Time zone||PHT (UTC+8)|
|Population census of Manukan, Zamboanga del Norte|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
Manukan(Filipino: Manukan, Subanon: Banukan) is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 35,589 people in 7,136 households.
It is located 38 kilometers west of Dipolog City, the provincial capital, and 282 kilometers westward to Zamboanga City, the regional capital. It is composed of a total of 22 barangays (smallest political subdivision) including the Central Poblacion where the municipal seat of power is located. Nine of the barangays are along the national highway and the rest are mountain barangays, being three or more kilometers away from the national highway that runs mostly along the coast of the municipality.
During the Pre-Spanish era this town was inhabited by Subanon. During the Spanish colonization, Manukan was a barrio part of Dapitan (now City of Dapitan). In the creation of municipality of Katipunan, this barrio was become a barangay Banukan. Chickens where plenty and perdominand breeds that supply the northern part of Mindanao come from this town. "Manukan" word means poultry farm. As population and economic stability improve. Birth of Municipality of Manukan was inaugurated on June16, 1951 by the virtue of Republic Act 655, duly sign by President Elpidio Quirino. In 1952, the barrios of Manukan, Lipras, Dipane, Linay, Mate, Sirongan, Libuton, Disakan, Siparok, Ponot, and Manawan of Katipunan were formed into the town of Manukan.
Sitio Libuton became a barangay in 1954.
Lipras was renamed San Antonio in 1957.
Highway Barangays: east to west: San Antonio, Villa Ramos, Don Jose Aguirre, Linay, East Poblacion, Central Poblacion, Punta Blanca, Bogatong, Upper Disakan.
Mountain Barangays: Saluyong, Lupasang, Dipane, Gupot, Lingatongan, Meses, Mate, Libuton, Serongan, Pangandaw, Patagan, Palaranan, Suisayan.
- "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.
- "An Act Creating the Municipality of Manukan in the Province of Zamboanga". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-09.
- "An Act to Create the Barrio of Libuton in the Municipality of Manucan, Province of Zamboanga Del Norte". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-11.
- "An Act Changing the Name of Barrio Lipras, Municipality of Manukan, Province of Zamboanga Del Norte, to Villa Ramos". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-12.