Buluan, Maguindanao

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Buluan
Municipality of Buluan
Maguindanao new provincial capitol
Maguindanao new provincial capitol
Map of Maguindanao with Buluan highlighted
Map of Maguindanao with Buluan highlighted
Buluan is located in Philippines
Buluan
Buluan
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 6°52′N 124°45′E / 6.87°N 124.75°E / 6.87; 124.75Coordinates: 6°52′N 124°45′E / 6.87°N 124.75°E / 6.87; 124.75
Country Philippines
RegionBangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM)
ProvinceMaguindanao
District2nd District
Barangays7 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorLorena D. Mangudadatu
 • Electorate15,916 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total699.50 km2 (270.08 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total50,008
 • Density71/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
9616
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)64
Climate typetropical climate
Income class4th municipal income class
Revenue (₱)129.3 million  (2016)
Native languagesMaguindanao language
Iranun
Tagalog
Websitewww.buluan.gov.ph

Buluan, officially the Municipality of Buluan, is a 4th class municipality and capital of the province of Maguindanao, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 50,008 people.[3]

The town was recognized by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Maguindanao as the new (de jure) provincial capital in 2014,[4] a move seen as the solution to the decades-old issue of Maguindanao's lack of a permanent provincial capitol due to local clan politics.[5]

Barangays[edit]

Buluan is politically subdivided into 7 barangays.[6]

  • Digal
  • Lower Siling
  • Maslabeng
  • Poblacion Mopac
  • Popol
  • Talitay
  • Upper Siling

History[edit]

Buluan used to comprise a vast area surrounding Lake Buluan when it was created as one of the municipalities of Cotabato on August 8, 1947 by Executive Order No. 82 of Pres. Manuel Roxas.[7] On August 3, 1951, the municipality of Tacurong was created out of its south-western portion.[8] In 1961, its south-eastern portion was separated to form the municipality of Columbio,[9] six years later its southern portion was made into the municipality of Lutayan.[10] It was made part of the province of Maguindanao on November 22, 1973,[11] at the same time ceding its western coast of Lake Buluan to create the municipality of President Quirino,[12] which was made part of Sultan Kudarat province. Its northern portion was made into the municipality of Gen. S. K. Pendatun on April 7, 1991.[13] Its area was further divided on December 30, 2006, when two more municipalities were created out of its territory namely: Mangudadatu and Pandag, losing 8 barangays to each of the two new towns.[14]

In 2014 the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Maguindanao passed a resolution naming Buluan the new capital of Maguindanao.[4] Pending the completion of the new capitol complex, the provincial governor Esmael Mangudadatu (a Buluan native) will continue to hold office in the town's Rajah Buayan Silongan Peace Center — originally designated as a mere satellite office of the provincial government when Mangudadatu took office in 2010,[15] but since the official designation of Buluan as provincial capital in 2014 has served as the provisional capitol building. However, the legislative branch of provincial government, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Maguindanao, continues to hold sessions in the refurbished buildings of the old provincial capitol in Simuay, Sultan Kudarat, by virtue of Sangguniang Panlalawigan Resolution No. 78 dated May 3, 2011.[16] The old provincial capitol complex, built next to the previous governor's properties in Shariff Aguak, was converted for public use.[17]

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Buluan
YearPop.±% p.a.
1918 5,263—    
1939 15,317+5.22%
1948 61,934+16.79%
1960 73,201+1.40%
1970 49,158−3.90%
1975 41,357−3.41%
1980 38,313−1.52%
1990 53,143+3.33%
1995 38,695−5.77%
2000 51,098+6.14%
2007 32,310−6.13%
2010 38,106+6.19%
2015 50,008+5.31%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][18][19][20]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Buluan, Maguindanao
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31
(88)
31
(88)
32
(90)
32
(90)
31
(88)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
31
(88)
31
(87)
Average low °C (°F) 23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 64
(2.5)
45
(1.8)
59
(2.3)
71
(2.8)
140
(5.5)
179
(7.0)
192
(7.6)
198
(7.8)
163
(6.4)
147
(5.8)
113
(4.4)
66
(2.6)
1,437
(56.5)
Average rainy days 12.2 10.3 12.7 15.7 26.0 27.4 28.1 28.2 26.0 26.7 22.9 16.6 252.8
Source: Meteoblue [21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Maguindanao". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "ARMM – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ a b Macabalang, Ali G. (19 January 2016). "Construction of new Maguindanao capitol complex launched". Manila Bulletin Online. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  5. ^ Unson, John (20 January 2016). "Maguindanao gov't starts construction of new capitol complex". Philstar.com. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  6. ^ National Statistical Coordination Board. "PSGC Interactive: Municipality/City: BULUAN". Archived from the original on 2007-11-24. Retrieved 2008-05-19.
  7. ^ Commission on Audit. "Executive Summary of the 1999 Annual Audit Report on the Municipality of Buluan". Retrieved 2008-05-19.
  8. ^ National Statistical Coordination Board - Region XII. "Brief Overview of Tacurong City". Retrieved 2008-05-19.
  9. ^ Commission on Audit (2004-06-02). "Glimpse of Columbio". Archived from the original on 2004-12-07. Retrieved 2008-05-19.
  10. ^ Chan Robles Virtual Law Library (1998-07-19). "Republic Act No. 4868". Retrieved 2008-05-19.
  11. ^ Chan Robles Virtual Law Library (1998-07-19). "Presidential Decree No. 341". Retrieved 2008-05-18.
  12. ^ Chan Robles Virtual Law Library (1998-07-19). "Presidential Decree No. 339". Retrieved 2008-05-18.
  13. ^ Philippine Statistics Authority (2001-04-23). "Census 2000 Final Counts". Retrieved 2008-05-19.
  14. ^ National Statistical Coordination Board (2007-03-26). "2007 Factsheet - Did you know that... ARMM now has six provinces". Retrieved 2008-05-19.
  15. ^ Lingao, Ed (April 2013). "Maguindanao's misery: Absentee officials, absence of rage, poverty". Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  16. ^ Arguillas, Carolyn O. (15 June 2012). "Maguindanao inaugurates legislative hall; Sultan Kudarat is back as provincial seat". MindaNews. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  17. ^ Fernandez, Edwin (8 June 2014). "Maguindanao provincial building to be converted into school". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  18. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "ARMM – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  19. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "ARMM – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  20. ^ "Province of Maguindanao". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  21. ^ "Buluan, Maguindanao : Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 19 January 2019.

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