Pantukan, Compostela Valley

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Map of Compostela Valley with Pantukan highlighted
Map of Compostela Valley with Pantukan highlighted
Pantukan is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 07°09′N 125°57′E / 7.150°N 125.950°E / 7.150; 125.950Coordinates: 07°09′N 125°57′E / 7.150°N 125.950°E / 7.150; 125.950
Country Philippines
Region Davao (Region XI)
Province Compostela Valley
District 2nd district of Compostela Valley
Established 1937
Barangays 13
 • Mayor Roberto Yugo
 • Total 533.11 km2 (205.83 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 79,067
 • Density 150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 8809
Dialing code 87
Income class 1st

Pantukan is a first class municipality in the province of Compostela Valley, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 79,067 people.[3]


Pantukan is politically subdivided into 13 barangays.[2]

  • Bongabong
  • Bongbong
  • P. Fuentes
  • Kingking (Pob.)
  • Magnaga
  • Matiao
  • Napnapan
  • Tagdangua
  • Tambongon
  • Tibagon
  • Las Arenas
  • Araibo
  • Tagugpo


In 1914, Governor General Charles Yeater declared Pantukan a Municipal District. Sangui, a Mansaka, was appointed president. A year after, he was replaced by Lam Laureano, a native Muslim. In 1937, President Manuel L. Quezon declared it a regular Municipality. Teodoro Fuentes was appointed its first Alkalde. Juan Caballero Sr. was its first elected Mayor. From then up to the present, the elected mayors were: Graciano Arafol (1952-1959), Diosdado Basanez (1960-1963), Celso Sarenas (1964-) with Juan Caballero Jr. as OIC (1986-1987), Jovito Derla (1988-1992), Juan Caballero Jr (1992-1996), Jovita Derla (1996-2000) and Tok Sarenas (2000-).[4]


Population census of Pantukan
Year Pop.   ±% p.a.  
1990 46,300 —    
1995 56,780 +4.17%
2000 61,801 +1.71%
2007 69,656 +1.72%
2010 79,067 +4.31%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][5]


The town is primarily dependent on mining but agriculture thrives in communities within its boundary. While small scale mining operates in the town, a large mining operator has been granted permit to explore gold in the area. Gold deposits in Barangay Kingking alone is estimated to be at 10.3 million ounces with copper deposits of 5.4 billion pounds. Nationwide Development Corporation (Nadecor) holds the Mineral Production Sharing Agreement (MPSA) for the Kingking mine site.


  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: COMPOSTELA VALLEY". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 21 April 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 21 April 2014. 
  4. ^ Noel Refamonte (2000). parokya ni san jose souvenir program. 
  5. ^ "Province of Compostela Valley". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 22 April 2014. 

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