Parang, Maguindanao

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Parang
Municipality
Map of Maguindanao showing the location of Parang
Map of Maguindanao showing the location of Parang
Parang is located in Philippines
Parang
Parang
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 7°20′0″N 124°19′0″E / 7.33333°N 124.31667°E / 7.33333; 124.31667Coordinates: 7°20′0″N 124°19′0″E / 7.33333°N 124.31667°E / 7.33333; 124.31667
Country  Philippines
Region Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
Province Maguindanao
Founded August 18, 1947
Barangays 25
Government[1]
 • Mayor Ibrahim P. Ibay
Area
 • Total 850.78 km2 (328.49 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 73,328
 • Density 86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 9604
Dialing code 64
Income class 1st

Parang is a 1st class municipality in the province of Maguindanao, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 73,328 people in 20,449 households.

It is bordered to the north by Barira and Matanog, on the east by Buldon, and on the south is Sultan Kudarat. It was created on August 18, 1947, through Executive Order No. 82.

The town was part of the province of Shariff Kabunsuan from October 2006 until its nullification by the Supreme Court in July 2008.

Barangays[edit]

Parang is politically subdivided into 25 barangays.

  • Bongo Island (Litayen)
  • Campo Islam
  • Cotongan
  • Datu Macarimbang Biruar
  • Gadungan
  • Gadunganpedpandaran
  • Guiday T. Biruar
  • Gumagadong Calawag
  • Kabuan
  • Landasan (Sarmiento)
  • Limbayan
  • Macasandag
  • Magsaysay
  • Making
  • Manion
  • Moro Point
  • Nituan
  • Orandang
  • Pinantao
  • Poblacion
  • Poblacion II
  • Polloc
  • Samberen
  • Tagudtongan
  • Tuca-Maror

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Parang
Year Pop.   ±% p.a.  
1990 55,355 —    
1995 49,562 −2.19%
2000 60,935 +4.22%
2007 102,247 +7.67%
2010 73,328 −10.49%
Source: National Statistics Office[2]

Tourism[edit]

A cultural festival is held every August 18 in commemoration of the founding anniversary of Parang. Events are organized by the municipal government with the participation of various stakeholders

Tourist attractions in Parang include:

  • Golf course in Camp S.K Pendatun
  • Zone Beach
  • Punta Beach
  • White Sand Beach in Limbayan, Bonggo Island
  • Molina-Munoz Farm Resort
  • Fruit Bats Sanctuary
  • Bacolod street
  • Simento white camp

Infrastructure[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Major sea cargo vessels connect Polloc Port to Manila and other Philippine cities.

Tricycles are the main modes of public transport in the municipality. Several shuttle vans and PUJs provide regular trips to Cotabato City and other municipalities.

Health[edit]

  • 1 District Hospital
  • 1 Rural Health Unit
  • 1 Private Hospital
  • 1 Medical/Dental Hospital(PNP)
  • 1 Medical Diagnostic Laboratory

Utilities[edit]

Magelco (Maguindanao Electric Cooperative, Inc.) provides electric power to the locality. Inland barangays use solar power as installed by our donor agencies.

Education[edit]

  • Tertiary: 3 private schools
  • Secondary: 5 public schools;3 private schools
  • Elementary: 14 public schools;4 private schools
  • Primary: 14 public schools
  • Pre-School: 2 public schools;5 private schools

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "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. 

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