Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat

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Kalamansig
Municipality
Map of Sultan Kudarat with Kalamansig highlighted
Map of Sultan Kudarat with Kalamansig highlighted
Kalamansig is located in Philippines
Kalamansig
Kalamansig
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
Region Soccsksargen (Region XII)
Province Sultan Kudarat
District 2nd district of Sultan Kudarat
Established 1961
Barangays 15
Government[1]
 • Mayor Ronan Eugene C. Garcia
 • Vice Mayor Rolando P. Garcia
Area[2]
 • Total 699.20 km2 (269.96 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 49,059
 • Density 70/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 9808
IDD:area code +63 (0)64
Income class 1st municipal income class
PSGC 126505000
Electorate 22,984 voters as of 2016
Website kalamansig.gov.ph

Kalamansig is a first class municipality in the province of Sultan Kudarat, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 49,059 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.

Barangays[edit]

It is politically subdivided into 15 barangays.

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

History[edit]

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.

Etymology[edit]

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.

Demographics[edit]

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%
2015 49,059 +1.06%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6]

Economic Sector[edit]

Crops[edit]

The major crops of the Municipality are coconut, coffee, banana, rice, corn, durian and other high valued crops. Coffee is the major crop of Barangay Datu Wasay while Barangay Nalilidan considered coconut as their major agricultural crop.

Production[edit]

The farmers in the Municipality are engaged in planting rice, corn, coconut, coffee, banana, durian, lanzones, marang, rambutan and mango. The rice planted in low land irrigation has the highest yield with 5.75 tons per cropping while rice planted in upland areas has the lowest production with 1.5 ton per cropping. In corn production, the table shows that hybrid corn has greater production than inbreed corn.

Agricultural Production Support[edit]

The Municipal Local Government Unit (MLGU) through the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist implemented Plant Now Pay Later Program which aimed to strengthen to capability of the farmers to uplift their living condition and achieve increased agricultural production. Under this program, the farmers are planting high valued crops like durian, rambutan, lanzones, mangosteen and mango. Barangay Limulan received the highest financial assistance from the MLGU to implement the above-mentioned program followed by Barangays Sta. Clara, Datu Ito Andong and Hinalaan.

The Barangays Sangay, Sta. Clara, Datu Wasay, Cadiz, Sta. Maria, Obial and Dumangas Nuevo were beneficiaries of OMAG-MLGU Fertilizer Subsidy. The main objective of this undertaking is to help the farmers increased agricultural production by using high yield fertilizers for their crops. Barangay Sangay received the highest amount of fertilizer distributed by the OMAG and MLGU followed by Barangays Dumangas Nuevo, Cadiz and Sta. Maria.

Rice[edit]

The Municipal Local Government Unit (MLGU) through the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist distributed high yield rice seeds to all farmers in the Municipality of Kalamansig. The recipients of this program were Barangays Sangay, Sta. Maria, Datu Wasay, Sta. Clara, Cadiz, Obial, Poblacion and Dumangas Nuevo. Out of the eight recipients barangays, Barangay Sangay received the highest number of bags of certified seeds, followed by Barangays Dumangas Nuevo, Sta. Maria and Cadiz.

Corn[edit]

There were 483.14 hectares planted to yellow corn with a total production of 1.934 metric tons having average production of 4 metric tons per hectare. Another 1,719 hectares were planted to white corn with a total production of 5,529 metric tons per hectare averaging 3 metric tons per hectare.

High Valued Commercial Crops[edit]

At present, the Municipality of Kalamansig has a total of 351.13 hectares planted with different fruit trees especially durian, lanzones, mango and rambutan. More than 30% of these crops were acquired by the farmers through the Plant Now Pay Later Program of the MLGU which spearheaded by the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist (OMAG). This program encouraged, served and helped more than 100 farmers to plant different asexually propagated seedlings of fruit trees in order to increase income of the farmers. The project contributed products comparable to other places in terms of quality produce. This year, the beneficiaries of the program started to settle their accounts to the Municipal Treasurer’s Office (MTO).

The high valued commercial crops planted by the farmers in the Municipality were coffee, banana, durian, mango, mangosteen, rambutan, lanzones, coconut, pomelo, and citrus. Coffee has the largest area utilized for production, followed by coconut, banana and pomelo. In terms of production, mango has the highest number of production with an average 15 tons per hectare.

The seedlings propagated in the Municipal Nursery are rubber, lanzones, mango, rambutan, pomelo, durian and mangosteen. Rubber has the highest number of stocks, followed by pomelo, lanzones and mangosteen. Lanzones has the highest number of grafted/budded seedlings, followed by rambutan and mango.

Livestocks[edit]

The Office of the Municipal Agriculturist implemented health care and management to all domestic animals in the Municipality. Some of these activities are deworming, vaccination, castration, disbudding, pregnancy diagnosis and other related activities.

Animal Breeding Stations[edit]

Out of 15 barangays of the Municipality, Barangay Cadiz is the only barangay which engaged in breeding animals. According to records, Barangay Cadiz has 7 cattle, carabao, goats and 4 swines used as breeding animals. This activity is one of the livelihood projects of Mindanao Rural Development Program (MRDP) which provided to accredited People’s Organization (PO) of the barangay.

Farm Animals[edit]

The Municipality of Kalamansig engaged in raising farm animals like carabao, cattle, swine, goat, chicken, duck and horse. Chicken is the highest farm animals raised by the people followed by duck, swine and goat.

Fisheries[edit]

From Year 2006-2008, there were eight (8) People Organizations (POs) who availed fishery and production inputs assistance from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), Land Bank of the Philippines-Lebak Branch and Municipal and Provincial Local Government Units. These POs include Kalamansig United Fishermen Association, Kalamansig Tuna Deep Sea Fishing MPC, Balot Small Fishermen Association, Poral Small Fishermen Association, Islamic Brotherhood Organization, Kalamansig Marine Fishermen Association, Kalamansig Fishermen Rangers Association and Kalamansig Tuna Deep Sea Fishing MPC.

Fishing Paraphernalia[edit]

Bottom Set Gill Net (Patuloy)[edit]

All coastal barangays in the Municipality availed the Bottom Set Gill Net (Patuloy). There were 17 fishermen each coastal barangays who became beneficiaries of the program. The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) provided this fishing paraphernalia through the coordination of Municipal Local Government Unit (MLGU).

The distribution of Bottom Set Gill Net (Patuloy) was headed by Joaquin T. Concha, Municipal Vice Mayor and assisted by the Municipal Sangguniang Bayan Members, MFARMC Chairman Elegio Staples Municipal Agriculturist and Municipal Fishery Coordinators.

Squid Jigger[edit]

All coastal barangays in the Municipality availed the Squid Jigger fising paraphernalia. There were 4 fishermen each coastal barangays who became beneficiaries of the program. The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) provided this fishing gear through the coordination of Municipal Local Government Unit (MLGU).

Fish Cages[edit]

There were two (2) People Organizations (POs) who availed the fish cages extended by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAD) such as Paril Aquaculture Fishermen Association and certain PO from Barangay Dumangas Nuevo. This activity was implemented through the coordination of Municipal Local Government Unit (MLGU).

Aquasilvi Culture (Mudcrab)[edit]

Isla Verde Fish Farmers Association was the only recipient of Aquasilvi Culture (Mudcrab) Program of the Bureau of the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR). This program was implemented by the Municipal Local Government Unit (MLGU) through the technical assistance of the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist (OMAG).

Multiple Set Long line (Palangre)[edit]

The Tipudos Palangre Operators Asso. was the only recipient of Multiple Set Long Line (Palangre) Program of the Bureau of the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR). This PO was composed of 15 members who are all living at Tipudos, Cadiz, Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat. This program was implemented by the Municipal Local Government Unit (MLGU) through the technical assistance of the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist (OMAG).

Production Inputs Assistance[edit]

There were 13,000 bangus fingerlings and fry distributed to all fishpond operators in the Municipality of Kalamansig. Antonio Par, Elias Sorongon, SKSU Kalamansig Campus, Meinardo Concha, Meleton Bernales, Jordan Diarol, Angkap Amad, Abdul Pagayao and Vicente Divinagracia received the highest number of bangus fingerlings and fry.

There were 108 fishing vessels registered in the Municipality of Kalamansig. Kalamansig Tuna Deep Sea Fishing (MPC) has the highest number of fishing vessels followed by Elizardo Ruaza and Harvey S. Kasan.

There were 23 organized cooperative and fisherfolks accredited in the Municipal Local Government Unit (MLGU) through the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist (OMAG). These People Organizations (POs) were beneficiaries of different local and foreign funding agencies who provided financial assistance for the implementation of their fishery and agricultural livelihood projects.

There were 20 fishpond operators registered in the Municipal Local Government Unit (MLGU). The Sultan Kudarat State University (SKSU) Kalamansig Campus has the largest fishpond being developed followed by Vicente Divinagracia, Calixto Nitre, Jr., Rolando Catalan and Nilo Solamillo.

Agricultural Infrastructure[edit]

In terms of inventory of warehouse and solar driers, Barangay Sangay has the highest number of commercial warehouse and solar driers, followed by Barangays Sta. Clara and Sabanal. These agricultural support facilities greatly contribute to the effort of the farmers to achieve increased agricultural production.

Post Harvest Facilities[edit]

The Municipality of Kalamansig has post harvest facilities like cono, rubber roll, sheller and thresher. Out of 15 barangays, Barangay Sangay has the highest number of the above-mentioned post harvest facilities, followed by Barangay Datu Wasay and Dumangas Nuevo.

Commerce and Industry[edit]

Local Financial Institutions[edit]

The Municipality of Kalamansig has two local financial institutions namely One Network Bank and Kalamansig Public School Teachers Multi-Purpose Cooperative (KPSTMPC). These financial Institutions cater the banking, lending and credit needs of the people.

Establishments[edit]

Barangay Poblacion has the highest number of business establishments which usually engaged in sari-sari retailing, whole selling, buying and selling of agricultural products. Other engaged in fish vending/brokerage, videoke houses and other related small scale entrepreneurship.

Schools[edit]

Elementary[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  • 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.Lorenzo F. Alcayde Jr.

Integrated School[edit]

  • Datu Etang Integrated School

University/College[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Province: Sultan Kudarat". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Region XII (Soccsksargen)". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Legal Creation". Municipality of Kalamansig Official Website. Retrieved 20 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "Region XII (Soccsksargen)". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  6. ^ "Region XII (Soccsksargen)". Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007): Total Population by Province, City and Municipality (Report). NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 

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