Dumalinao, Zamboanga del Sur

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Map of Zamboanga del Sur with Dumalinao highlighted
Map of Zamboanga del Sur with Dumalinao highlighted
Dumalinao is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 07°49′N 123°22′E / 7.817°N 123.367°E / 7.817; 123.367Coordinates: 07°49′N 123°22′E / 7.817°N 123.367°E / 7.817; 123.367
Country Philippines
Region Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
Province Zamboanga del Sur
District 2nd district of Zamboanga del Sur
Founded June 16, 1956
Barangays 30
 • Mayor Ace William E. Cerilles
 • Total 117.64 km2 (45.42 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 32,013
 • Density 270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 7015
IDD:area code +63 (0)62
Income class 4th municipal income class
PSGC 097307000
Electorate 18,516 voters as of 2016
Website www.zds-dumalinao.gov.ph

Dumalinao is a fourth class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 32,013 people.[3]


Dumalinao is politically subdivided into 30 barangays.[2]

  • Anonang
  • Bag-ong Misamis
  • Bag-ong Silao
  • Baga
  • Baloboan
  • Banta-ao
  • Bibilik
  • Calingayan
  • Camalig
  • Camanga
  • Cuatro-cuatro
  • Locuban
  • Malasik
  • Mama (San Juan)
  • Matab-ang
  • Mecolong
  • Metokong
  • Motosawa
  • Pag-asa (Pob.)
  • Paglaum (Pob.)
  • Pantad
  • Piniglibano
  • Rebokon
  • San Agustin
  • Sebucao
  • Sumadat
  • Tikwas
  • Tina
  • Tubo-Pait
  • Upper Dumalinao


In 1956 the barrios of Dumalinao Proper, Bigong, Tigbao, Ticwas, Bulongating, Baguitan, Pantad, Napulan, Tagulo, Camanga, Margang, Sibucao, Tina, Guling, Miculong, Baga, Rebucon, and Mambilik were separated from Pagadian City and constituted into Dumalinao through House Bill No. 5000, which later became Republic Act No. 1593 and approved on June 16, 1956.[4] The person responsible for sponsoring the bill was Congressman Q. Ubay of Zamboanga del Norte since during that time, Zamboanga del Sur had no congressman; Rep. Roseller T. Lim that time had been elected to the Senate in the 1955 special election.[5]

Martin D. Raluto was first appointed municipal mayor with Guillermo Talaid as his vice mayor. The new town then had four councilors: Vicente T. Labrado, Severino Ramas, Fulgencio Lauglaug, and Eniiego Gemina, although the latter did not serve. Raluto held the position of municipal mayor until his death on June 11, 1969.[5] Ace William E. Cerilles is now the incumbent mayor.


Population census of Dumalinao
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 45,026 —    
1995 23,985 −11.13%
2000 26,030 +1.77%
2007 29,732 +1.85%
2010 30,691 +1.16%
2015 32,013 +0.81%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7]


Agriculture is the main economic activity as well as the number one source of livelihood of the people, although Dumalinao is a coastal town. The town is one of the major rice granaries of Zamboanga del Sur as 5,998 hectares of the land area is devoted to agricultural production. The crops planted on these lands include rice, corn, coconut, banana, and root crops. Corn, in particular, is the municipality's main agricultural crop. An estimated 2,837 hectares of the land are utilized for corn production, with an average of 30 ca-vans per hectare (or 8.5 million kilos annually). On top of that, Dumalinao's climate is very conducive for growing corn, so much so that farmers usually get to have two croppings of corn per year. An estimated value of Php 51 million comes from the annual production of corn.[5]


  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 12 May 2014. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Archived from the original on 15 October 2007. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "An Act Creating Municipality of Dumalinao in the Province of Zamboanga Del Sur". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-12. 
  5. ^ a b c Dumalinao Profile
  6. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  7. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 

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