Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat

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Map of Sultan Kudarat with Kalamansig highlighted
Map of Sultan Kudarat with Kalamansig highlighted
Kalamansig is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 06°34′N 124°03′E / 6.567°N 124.050°E / 6.567; 124.050Coordinates: 06°34′N 124°03′E / 6.567°N 124.050°E / 6.567; 124.050
Country Philippines
Province Sultan Kudarat
District 2nd district of Sultan Kudarat
Established 1961
Barangays 15
 • Mayor Ronan Eugene C. Garcia
 • Vice Mayor Rolando P. Garcia
 • Total 699.20 km2 (269.96 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 46,408
 • Density 66/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 9808
Dialing code 64
Income class 1st
Website kalamansig.gov.ph

Kalamansig is a first class municipality in the province of Sultan Kudarat, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 46,408 people.[3]

The main means of livelihood of the people is farming and fishing.

The nearest point of entry is through Awang Airport, Cotabato City. The town can easily be reached by taking the fully cemented Upi-Lebak National Road. Convenient and safe public transport that plies directly to Kalamansig are also available at NCCC Mall Davao, General Santos Public Terminal and Tacurong City Public Terminal. The Lebak-Saranggani Road via the Municipalities of Kalamansig and Gland is expected to be completed in 2014.


It is politically subdivided into 15 barangays.[2]

  • Bantogon (Santa Clara)
  • Cadiz
  • Datu Ito Andong
  • Datu Wasay
  • Dumangas Nuevo
  • Hinalaan
  • Limulan
  • Nalilidan
  • Obial
  • Pag-asa
  • Paril
  • Poblacion
  • Sabanal
  • Sangay
  • Santa Maria


Kalamansig was formerly the town center of the neighboring municipality of Lebak in the north. However, in 1951, the seat of government of the Municipality of Lebak, province of Cotabato was transferred from Kalamansig to Salaman in the north.

Ten years later, Carlos P. Garcia signed Executive Order 459 dated December 29, 1961,[4] creating the municipality of Kalamansig from certain barangays of Lebak and Palimbang.

From Lebak, 20 barangays were taken: Kalamansig, Lun, Pitas, Dansalan, Pedtegenan, Madu, Port Lebak, Lenek, Sta. Clara, Sebayor, Nalilidan, Bosawon, Calubcub, Camp III, Poral, Limulan, Simsiman, Cadiz and Tipudos.

Meanwhile, 8 barangays were taken from Palimbang: Sangay, Mat, Danawan, Paril, Babancao, Basiawan, Narra and North Kulaman.


Like most municipalities in the Philippines, Kalamansig traces its name from various legendary origins. A popular folklore among the Manobos, a tribe of people who were among the earliest inhabitants of the place, explained that the name originated from a phrase “Kulaman-su-wayeg”, which literally translates as “Kulaman in the water”. Kulaman is said to be a famous Sultan of the Valley during the seventeenth century. According to the legend, a long famine came to the place and the Sultan, who was a loving father and provider to his family, ventured alone and gathered cassava, a staple food of the Manobos, for their consumption. Before returning home, the Sultan decided to wash the root crop in a river, but a sudden and strong river current arrived and swept the aging Sultan from his feet, carrying him downstream and was drowned in the process. His body was later found and recovered downriver, coining the word “Kulaman-sa-ig” (Kulaman in the water).

The name evolved into “Kalamansig” which later become the official name. In honor of this Manobo tribal leader, the river where he was found was named after him and later, the entire upper valley was called “Kulaman”. This barangay is now part of the Municipality of Sen. Ninoy Aquino.


Population census of Kalamansig
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 30,779 —    
1995 35,900 +2.93%
2000 44,645 +4.78%
2007 45,263 +0.19%
2010 46,408 +0.91%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]


Surrounded with bodies of water and blessed with many marine resources, most of the inhabitants are dependent on fishing as the primary source of income.



  • Datu Guiabar Pilot School/DGPS (Located at Brgy. Poblacion)Kalamansig District I
  • Ricardo Cabaluna Memorial Elementary School/ RCMES(Located at Brgy. Sangay)Kalamansig District II- Headed by Miss Melinda Calasara
  • R.D. Talapian Sr. Memorial Elementary School/ RDTSMES (Located at Brgy. Paril)Kalamansig District II- Headed by Mrs. Dyline Grace Acielo
  • Teresita Patalinjug Elementary School/TPES (Located at Brgy. Cadiz) Kalamansig District I
  • Artemio L. Martin Elementary School/ALMES (Located at Brgy. Obial)Kalamansig District I
  • Sta. Clara Central Elementary School/ SCES (Located at Brgy. Sta. Clara)Kalamansig District II-Headed by Mrs. Myrna D. Ovillo
  • Nalilidan Elementary School/NES (Located at Brgy. Nalilidan) Kalamansig District II- Headed by Mr. Al A. Abay
  • Don Modesto S. Buenaflor Sr. Elementary School (Located at Brgy. Dumangas Nuevo)Kalamansig District I
  • Sta. Maria Elementary School (Located at Brgy. Sta Maria)Kalamansig District I
  • Pag-asa Elementary School/PES (Located at Brgy. Pag-Asa)Kalamansig District II-Headed by Mr. Reynaldo Navarro
  • Datu Etang Integrated School School/DEPS (Located at Sitio Meles, Barangay Hinalaan) Kalamansig District II-Headed by Mr. Ramon Gellado
  • Datu Wasay Elementary School/DWES(Located at Sitio Proper,Barangay Datu Wasay)Kalamansig District II- Mr. Felipe A. Parreno, Jr.
  • Saint Andrew's Mission School-/SAMS(Located at Sitio Tinandoc, Barangay Datu Wasay) Kalamansig District II- Mr. Ariel B. Sonico
  • Costa Rica Elementary School(Located at Costa Rica, Barangay Datu Wasay)Kalamansig District II- Headed by Mr. Jerry T. Remulado
  • Limulan Elementary School LES(Located at Barangay Limulan)Kalamansig District II-Headed by Mr. Roy Y. Salvador
  • F.B. Concha Primary School/FBCPS ( Located at Barangay Limulan)Kalamansig District II-Headed by Arnel Acuna
  • Datu Ito Andong Memorial Elementary School/DIAMES(Located at Barangay Datu Ito Andong) Kalamansig District II-Mrs. Asmailah Andong
  • Ma-at Primary School /MPS(Located at Sitio Ma-at, Barangay Sangay) Kalamansig District II-Mr. Jerry Ronamo

High School

  • Kalamansig National High School-Main (Brgy. Poblacion)- Headed by Mrs. Erlinda G. Haudar
  • Kalamansig National High School- Datu Wasay HS (Brgy. Datu Wasay)-Headed by Mr. Gilbert T. Tagalogon
  • Kalamansig National High School- Sabanal HS (Brgy. Sabanal)- Headed by Mr. Antonio A. Gaviola
  • Sta. Clara National High School- (Brgy. Sta. Clara)- Headed by Mr. Romeo Camilo
  • Sangay National High School (Brgy. Sangay)- Headed by Mr. Freddie V. Tupaz
  • Notre Dame of Kalamansig (Brgy. Poblacion)- Headed by Mr.Lawrence Alcayde

Integrated School

  • Datu Etang Integrated School


External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Sultan Kudarat". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Legal Creation". Municipality of Kalamansig Official Website. Retrieved 20 December 2015.