Kiamba, Sarangani

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Kiamba
Municipality
Municipality of Kiamba
Tuka Beach
Tuka Beach
Official seal of Kiamba
Seal
Map of Sarangani with Kiamba highlighted
Map of Sarangani with Kiamba highlighted
Kiamba is located in Philippines
Kiamba
Kiamba
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 05°59′N 124°37′E / 5.983°N 124.617°E / 5.983; 124.617Coordinates: 05°59′N 124°37′E / 5.983°N 124.617°E / 5.983; 124.617
Country Philippines
Region SOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII)
Province Sarangani
District Lone district
Established 1947
Barangays 19
Government[1]
 • Mayor Raul C. Martinez
Area[2]
 • Total 328.68 km2 (126.90 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 61,058
 • Density 190/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 9514
Dialing code +63 (0)83
Income class 1st municipal income class
PSGC 128003000
Electorate 33,978 voters as of 2016
Website kiamba.url.ph

Kiamba is a first class municipality established 1947, in the province of Sarangani, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 61,058 people.[3]

It is bordered on the west by Maitum, on the east by Maasim, on the north by South Cotabato, and on the south by the Celebes Sea.

Notable residents include Manny Pacquiao. It is the hometown of his wife Jinkee Pacquiao.[4][5][6]

Barangays[edit]

Kiamba is politically subdivided into 19 barangays.[2]

  • Badtasan
  • Datu Dani
  • Gasi
  • Kapate
  • Katubao
  • Kayupo
  • Kling (Lumit)
  • Lagundi
  • Lebe
  • Lomuyon
  • Luma
  • Maligang
  • Nalus
  • Poblacion
  • Salakit
  • Suli
  • Tablao
  • Tamadang
  • Tambilil

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Kiamba
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 35,418 —    
1995 39,717 +2.17%
2000 44,724 +2.58%
2007 53,040 +2.38%
2010 54,871 +1.24%
2015 61,058 +2.06%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][7][8]

Majority of the population speak Cebuano although early settlers were of Ilocano origin. There are a lot of Moro people (Sangil and Maguindanaon) who settles in the area long before the Christians from Luzon came. One of the indigenous peoples living in mountainous areas of Kiamba is known as T'boli.

Economy[edit]

Rice, the foremost income producer.
Seafoods, the second biggest income earner.

The economy of Kiamba is largely based on agriculture with vast ricefields surrounding the municipality. Aqua-culture is the second biggest income earner, notably the culture of milkfish and shrimps (locally called "sugpo" or "lukon") for export. Also, coastal communities depend on deep-sea fishing as a primary livelihood.

Tourism[edit]

The Timpuyog festival celebrates the town's foundation anniversary. Timpuyog is an Ilocano word for unity, and the festival includes tribal shows and carnaval. Kiamba celebrate their Timpuyog Festival and Foundation Anniversary every February 14.

Visitors attractions include:

  • Waterfalls in lush rainforests (ex. Nalus Falls)
  • Short, narrow roads lined with Japanese era houses
  • Cockfights
  • Tuka Marine Park, a protected area where fishing is banned. It has four protected coves and only one (Tuka 2) is open to the public. The site has coral formations.
  • Beaches of Kiamba (ex. Wakap Beach in Datu Dani)

Notable educational institutions[edit]

  • Kiamba National High School
  • Notre Dame of Kiamba
  • Southern Cotabato Academy
  • J.B.T. Caing Sr. Memorial Integrated School
  • James L. Chiongbian National Trade School (Formerly Kling National High school)
  • Cabales-Enarbia Integrated School
  • Salakit National High School

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: SARANGANI". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 14 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. ^ http://balita.ph/2009/04/25/pacquiao-builds-house-in-sarangani/
  5. ^ http://www.pia.gov.ph/?m=12&fi=p070220.htm&no=39
  6. ^ http://sports.inquirer.net/breakingnews/breakingnews/view/20081216-178334/Pacquiao-to-run-for-House-seat
  7. ^ "Region XII (Soccsksargen)". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  8. ^ "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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