Manukan, Zamboanga del Norte

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Municipality of Manukan
Etymology: Manukan lit. Poultry
Map of Zamboanga del Norte with Manukan highlighted
Map of Zamboanga del Norte with Manukan highlighted
Manukan is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 8°32′N 123°06′E / 8.53°N 123.1°E / 8.53; 123.1Coordinates: 8°32′N 123°06′E / 8.53°N 123.1°E / 8.53; 123.1
Country  Philippines
Region Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
Province Zamboanga del Norte
District 2nd district of Zamboanga del Norte
Founded June 16, 1951
Barangays 22 (see Barangays)
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Eugene Caballero
 • Vice Mayor Enriquita U. Winters
 • Electorate 22,067 voters (2016)
 • Total 246.35 km2 (95.12 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 36,526
 • Density 150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 7110
PSGC 097207000
IDD:area code +63 (0)65
Climate type tropical climate
Income class 3rd municipal income class

Manukan, officially the Municipality of Manukan, (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Manukan Subanon: Benwa Banukan), is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 36,526 people.[3]

It is located 38 kilometres (24 mi) west of Dipolog City, the provincial capital, and 282 kilometres (175 mi) north-east of Zamboanga City, the regional capital.


During the Pre-Spanish era this town was inhabited by the Subanons. During the Spanish colonization, Manukan was a barrio, part of Dapitan (now City of Dapitan). In the creation of the municipality of Katipunan, this barrio became a barangay Banukan. Chickens were plenty and breeds that supply the northern part of Mindanao come from this town. "Manukan" word means poultry farm. The birth of the Municipality of Manukan was inaugurated on June 16, 1951 by virtue of Republic Act 655, duly signed by President Elpidio Quirino. In 1952, the barrios of Manukan, Lipras, Dipane, Linay, Mate, Sirongan, Libuton, Disakan, Siparok, Ponot, and Manawan of Katipunan were formed into the town of Manukan.[4]

Sitio Libuton became a barangay in 1954.[5]

Lipras was renamed San Antonio in 1957.[6]


Manukan is politically subdivided into 22 barangays. The central Poblacion is where the municipal seat is located. Nine of the barangays are along the national highway and the rest are mountain barangays, being three or more kilometers away from the national highway that runs mostly along the coast of the municipality.

  • Dipane
  • Disakan
  • Don Jose Aguirre
  • East Poblacion
  • Gupot
  • Libuton
  • Linay
  • Lingatongan
  • Lupasang
  • Mate
  • Meses
  • Palaranan
  • Pangandao
  • Patagan
  • Poblacion
  • Punta Blanca
  • Saluyong
  • San Antonio
  • Serongan
  • Suisayan
  • Upper Disakan
  • Villaramos


Population census of Manukan
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1960 19,886 —    
1970 27,286 +3.21%
1975 33,444 +4.17%
1980 23,112 −7.12%
1990 28,554 +2.14%
1995 29,681 +0.73%
2000 31,855 +1.53%
2007 33,129 +0.54%
2010 35,589 +2.64%
2015 36,526 +0.50%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][7][8][9]



  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Province: Zamboanga del Norte". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "An Act Creating the Municipality of Manukan in the Province of Zamboanga". Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  5. ^ "An Act to Create the Barrio of Libuton in the Municipality of Manucan, Province of Zamboanga Del Norte". Retrieved 2011-04-11. 
  6. ^ "An Act Changing the Name of Barrio Lipras, Municipality of Manukan, Province of Zamboanga Del Norte, to Villa Ramos". Retrieved 2011-04-12. 
  7. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  8. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO. 
  9. ^ "Province of Zamboanga del Norte". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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