Kiamba, Sarangani

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Municipality of Kiamba
Tuka Beach
Tuka Beach
Official seal of Kiamba
Map of Sarangani with Kiamba highlighted
Map of Sarangani with Kiamba highlighted
Kiamba is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 5°59′N 124°37′E / 5.98°N 124.62°E / 5.98; 124.62Coordinates: 5°59′N 124°37′E / 5.98°N 124.62°E / 5.98; 124.62
Country  Philippines
Region Soccsksargen (Region XII)
Province Sarangani
District Lone District
Founded 1947
Barangays 19 (see Barangays)
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Raul C. Martinez
 • Electorate 33,978 voters (2016)
 • Total 328.68 km2 (126.90 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 61,058
 • Density 190/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code 9514
PSGC 128003000
IDD:area code +63 (0)83
Climate type Tropical rainforest climate
Income class 1st municipal income class
Revenue (₱) 156,845,994.95 (2016)

Kiamba, officially the Municipality of Kiamba, is a 1st class municipality 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]


The municipality was formed in August 18, 1947 when Executive Order No. 82 was signed by the government by merging the municipal districts of Kraan and Kling.

Maitum on the west became an independent municipality in 1959. In 1971, Maasim, on the east, also became an independent municipality. [7]


Kiamba is politically subdivided into 19 barangays.

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


Population census of Kiamba
YearPop.±% 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][8][9][10]

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.


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.


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


  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Province: Sarangani". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Region XII (Soccsksargen)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
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  7. ^ "Kiamba Municipality was Born". Local Government of Kiamba. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 
  8. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region XII (Soccsksargen)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  9. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region XII (Soccsksargen)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO. 
  10. ^ "Province of Sarangani". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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