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|Municipality of Aleosan|
Map of Cotabato with Aleosan highlighted
|Region||Soccsksargen (Region XII)|
|Founded||April 6, 1982|
|Barangays||19 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Vicente C. Sorupia Jr.|
|• Vice Mayor||Eduardo C. Cabaya|
|• Electorate||20,009 voters (2016)|
|• Total||225.44 km2 (87.04 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||170/km2 (450/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)64|
|Climate type||tropical rainforest climate|
|Income class||3rd municipal income class|
Aleosan is within the political boundary of Cotabato Province. It is approximately 65 kilometres (40 mi) from the capital town of Amas which is barely two (2) hours ride from the seat of its municipal government. It is bounded on the west by Midsayap; on the north by Libungan and on the east and south by Pikit. It is accessible to land transportation from Cotabato City traversing the municipalities of Maguindanao to Kidapawan up to Davao City, as it is located along the major transport route linking the provinces of Maguindanao, Cotabato and Davao del Sur.
- Lower Mingading
- New Leon
- New Panay
- San Mateo
- Santa Cruz
- Upper Mingading
Aleosan area belongs to the fourth type of climate or the intermediate "E" with no distinct dry season. Rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year with heavier rains from May to September. This type of climate conditions is suitable for the production of crops like rice, corn, mangoes, jackfruit, vegetables and root crops, which are considered seasonal crops and permanent crops like coconut, rubber, coffee, cacao and orchard crops.
Parliamentary bill no. 670 authored by Assemblyman Jesus P. Amparo and co-authored by assemblymen Blah T. Sinsuat, Ernesto F. Roldan and Tomas B. Baga Jr. sought to establish and create the Municipality of Aleosan in the Province of Cotabato, which was ultimately approved and signed into law Batas Pambansa bilang 206 on April 6, 1982. For purposes of ratification, Proclamation No. 2188 was signed by President Ferdinand E. Marcos on April 29, 1982. A plebiscite was conducted on May 7, 1982 which was unanimously confirmed the desire and aspiration of the people in the nineteen (19) barangays to become a distinct and regular municipality from Pikit its mother municipality.
|Population census of Aleosan|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
In the 2015 census, the population of Aleosan, Cotabato, was 39,405 people, with a density of 170 inhabitants per square kilometre or 440 inhabitants per square mile.
The municipality is endowed with abundant agricultural raw materials suitable for processing. These include coconut, banana, rubber, mango and coffee. There are small-scale enterprises but these are not sustainable due to inadequate capital. A cassava processing plant was shut down due to insufficient supply of raw materials and low quality of starch produced. The area however, is best suited for mango production and there is a need to develop the industry to cater the growing needs of the locality. The municipality's livestock industry has great potentials being one of the top producers and supplier of livestock in the province.
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