Malapatan, Sarangani

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Municipality of Malapatan
Map of Sarangani with Malapatan highlighted
Map of Sarangani with Malapatan highlighted
Malapatan is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 5°58′N 125°17′E / 5.97°N 125.28°E / 5.97; 125.28Coordinates: 5°58′N 125°17′E / 5.97°N 125.28°E / 5.97; 125.28
Country  Philippines
Region Soccsksargen (Region XII)
Province Sarangani
District Lone district
Barangays 12 (see Barangays)
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Alfonso M. Singcoy Sr.
 • Electorate 35,286 voters (2016)
 • 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
PSGC 128006000
IDD:area code +63 (0)83
Climate type tropical rainforest climate
Income class 1st municipal income class

Malapatan, officially the Municipality of Malapatan, is a 1st 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.

  • 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. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region XII (Soccsksargen)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Censuses of Population (1903 – 2007). "Region XII (Soccsksargen)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO. 
  6. ^ "Province of Sarangani". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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