Malapatan, Sarangani

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Map of Sarangani with Malapatan highlighted
Map of Sarangani with Malapatan highlighted
Malapatan is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 05°58′N 125°17′E / 5.967°N 125.283°E / 5.967; 125.283Coordinates: 05°58′N 125°17′E / 5.967°N 125.283°E / 5.967; 125.283
Country Philippines
Province Sarangani
District Lone district
Barangays 12
 • Mayor Alfonso M. Singcoy Sr.
 • Total 609.28 km2 (235.24 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 76,914
 • Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 9516
IDD:area code +63 (0)83
Income class 1st municipal income class
PSGC 128006000
Electorate 35,286 voters as of 2016
Languages Cebuano, Filipino, English

Malapatan is a first class municipality in the province of Sarangani, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 76,914 people.[3]

Malapatan is bounded on the west by Sarangani Bay, on the east by Davao Occidental, on the north by Alabel, and on the south by Glan.


Malapatan is politically subdivided into 12 barangays.[2]

  • Daan Suyan
  • Kihan
  • Kinam
  • Libi
  • Lun Masla
  • Lun Padidu
  • Patag
  • Poblacion (Malapatan)
  • Sapu Masla
  • Sapu Padidu
  • Tuyan
  • Upper Suyan


Population census of Malapatan
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 36,255 —    
1995 47,911 +5.36%
2000 53,876 +2.55%
2007 65,605 +2.75%
2010 72,386 +3.64%
2015 76,914 +1.16%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]

The majority of the population are of Muslims or Maguindanaon origin.


The economy of Malapatan is largely based on agriculture with a high level production of copra (dried coconut meat). Animal husbandry is the second biggest income earner, notably cattle farming. Other agricultural products are coconuts, maize, sugarcane, bananas, pineapples, mangoes, eggs, beef, fish.

The economy has accelerated in the past decade driven by advances in global communication technology and the finishing of a modern highway that tremendously improved trade and transport.


  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 Census of Population (2015). "Region XII (Soccsksargen)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region XII (Soccsksargen)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region XII (Soccsksargen)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Province of Sarangani". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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