Datu Saudi-Ampatuan, Maguindanao

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Datu Saudi-Ampatuan
Location in Maguindanao
Location in Maguindanao
Datu Saudi-Ampatuan is located in Philippines
Datu Saudi-Ampatuan
Datu Saudi-Ampatuan
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 6°57′26″N 124°26′40″E / 6.95722°N 124.44444°E / 6.95722; 124.44444Coordinates: 6°57′26″N 124°26′40″E / 6.95722°N 124.44444°E / 6.95722; 124.44444
Country  Philippines
Region Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
Province Maguindanao
Barangays 8
 • Mayor Vacant
 • Total 60.16 km2 (23.23 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 20,330
 • Density 340/km2 (880/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 9607
Dialing code +63 (0)64
Income class 4th

Datu Saudi-Ampatuan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Maguindanao, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 20,330 people in 5,134 households.


Datu Saudi-Ampatuan was created under Muslim Mindanao Autonomy Act No. 151 on July 1, 2003,[2][3] carved out of the municipality of Datu Piang.

On July 30, 2009, upon the ratification of Muslim Mindanao Autonomy Acts No. 225 (as amended by MMAA 252) and MMAA 222 (as amended by MMAA 253), the municipalities of Shariff Saydona Mustapha and Datu Salibo, respectively, were created from a total of 5 entire barangays and a portion of one barangay from Datu Saudi-Ampatuan, in addition to other barangays from Datu Piang, Datu Unsay, Mamasapano and Shariff Aguak.

Datu Saudi-Ampatuan mayor Samsudin Dimaukom, publicly accused by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte of involvement in the illegal drug trade, was killed on October 28, 2016, along with nine others, by Philippine police at a highway checkpoint in what police describe as an anti-drug operation. [4] [5]


Datu Saudi-Ampatuan is politically subdivided into 8 barangays.[6]

  • Dapiawan
  • Elian
  • Gawang
  • Kabengi
  • Kitango
  • Kitapok
  • Madia
  • Salbu


Population census of
Datu Saudi-Ampatuan
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2007 45,126 —    
2010 20,330 −25.19%
Source: National Statistics Office[7]


The Municipality has 1 Secondary School, the Dimaukom National High School formerly known as Datu Saudi Uy Ampatuan National High School with the school ID 318315. In school year 2015 - 2016 the number of students reached 444. It has 11 Regular Permanent Teachers and 6 Volunteer Teachers.


  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Muslim Mindanao Autonomy Act No. 151; An Act Creating the Municipality of Datu Saudi Ampatuan out of the Mother Municipality of Datu Piang in the Province of Maguindanao, Authorizing the Appropriation of Funds Therefor, and for Other Purposes" (PDF). Regional Legislative Assembly, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Retrieved 27 January 2016. 
  3. ^ National Statistics Office (2008-04-16). "2007 Census of Population: Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-05-19. 
  4. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/29/world/asia/philippines-duterte-mayor-police.html?_r=0 (The New York Times)
  5. ^ http://www.philstar.com/nation/2016/10/28/1638270/2-security-killed-along-narco-mayor-just-hired-private-firm (The Philippine Star)
  6. ^ National Statistical Coordination Board. "PSGC Interactive: Municipality/City: DATU SAUDI-AMPATUAN". Retrieved 2008-05-19. 
  7. ^ "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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