Munai, Lanao del Norte

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Munai
Municipality of Munai
Map of Lanao del Norte with Munai highlighted
Map of Lanao del Norte with Munai highlighted
Munai is located in Philippines
Munai
Munai
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 7°59′N 124°04′E / 7.98°N 124.07°E / 7.98; 124.07Coordinates: 7°59′N 124°04′E / 7.98°N 124.07°E / 7.98; 124.07
Country Philippines
RegionNorthern Mindanao (Region X)
ProvinceLanao del Norte
District2nd District
FoundedAugust 17, 1917
Barangays26 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorRacma D. Andamama
 • Vice MayorAbdulazis A. Batingolo
 • CongressmanAbdullah D. Dimaporo
 • Electorate10,958 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
 • Total197.50 km2 (76.26 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total32,973
 • Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Economy
 • Income class4th municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence56.25% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue (₱)85,618,367.31 (2016)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
9219
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)63
Climate typetropical climate
Native languagesMaranao
Cebuano
Binukid
Tagalog
Websitewww.munaildn.gov.ph

Munai, officially the Municipality of Munai, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Lanao del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 32,973 people.[3]

Barangays[edit]

Munai is politically subdivided into 26 barangays.

Barangays Population Area (km²) Density (/km²)
Bacayawan 1,051
Balabacun 1,278
Balintad 666
Dalama 1,200
Kadayonan 688
Lindongan 1,124
Lingco-an 906
Lininding 1,641
Lumba-Bayabao 1,397
Madaya 747
Maganding 640
Matampay 1,431
North Cadulawan 1,048
Old Poblacion 3,636
Panggao 2,306
Pantao 699
Pantao-A-Munai 900
Pantaon 588
Pindolonan 2,035
Punong 729
Ramain 1,514
Sandigamunai 912
Tagoranao 397
Tambo 2,575
Tamparan (Mandaya) 1,687
Taporog 1,178

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Munai
YearPop.±% p.a.
1918 633—    
1939 1,073+2.54%
1948 2,549+10.09%
1960 3,882+3.57%
1970 5,219+3.00%
1975 10,985+16.10%
1980 6,015−11.34%
1990 12,006+7.16%
1995 13,893+2.77%
2000 15,972+3.03%
2007 20,594+3.57%
2010 27,600+11.24%
2015 32,973+3.44%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Munai, Lanao del Norte
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 28
(82)
28
(82)
29
(84)
31
(88)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29
(84)
27
(81)
27
(81)
29
(84)
Average low °C (°F) 24
(75)
24
(75)
25
(77)
27
(81)
26
(79)
26
(79)
26
(79)
26
(79)
26
(79)
26
(79)
24
(75)
25
(77)
25
(78)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 31.49
(1.24)
88.5
(3.48)
44.56
(1.75)
226.58
(8.92)
715.93
(28.19)
522.73
(20.58)
213.35
(8.40)
139.05
(5.47)
296.09
(11.66)
161.73
(6.37)
254.7
(10.03)
257.6
(10.14)
2,952.31
(116.23)
Average rainy days 23 27 27 26 31 30 31 25 30 31 29 31 341
Source: World Weather Online[7]

Education[edit]

  • Balabacon Primary School
  • Balintad Primary School
  • Cadayonan Primary School
  • Cadulawan Primary School
  • Lininding Elementary School
  • Matampay Primary School
  • Munai Central Elementary School
  • Pendolonan Elementary School
  • Punong Primary School
  • Ramain Primary School
  • Tambo Elementary School
  • Tamparan Primary School
  • Taporog Primary School
  • Munai National High School
  • Sundig a Munai primary School
  • Panggao Cluster Elementary School

Geography[edit]

Geographically, Munai is bounded by the municipalities of Tangcal, bacolod and Kauswagan on the north, Poona Piagapo on the east, Piagapo on the south, and Madalum on the west.

History[edit]

Munai has govern by Sultanate before and still adopting the rules and regulations of Sultanate. The Center of the Munai is surround by elevation and mountains, and athmosphere which attraction for the local Tourist. There are two (2) huge natural springs jointly together going street to Pagayawan Falls in Municipality of Bacolod.

Traditional Government[edit]

The people in Munai are still adopting the traditional government that is eventually govern by Supreme Sultanates. They are in charge for Social Life of the people and Tribal Conflict. Datu Salaginto Mawarao is the Patriarch of Munai's Sultanate (Scion of Butig and Maguindanao, descendant from Saripada Macaalang the first Iranaon Datu who ruled Maguindanao) married to Bai Labiya sa Munai and Lupung (Ancestors of Munai in Mala a Bayabao, Lanao Del Sur)

Four (4) "Moriatao" Sultanates alternate succession to the throne “Sultan sa Munai”:

  • Sultan Labia
  • Sultan Obinay
  • Sultan Riyona
  • Sultan Balowa
  • Potre Motiya married to Pipis a Datu (Their Biological Sister, and she is not part of succession to the Throne because she is female)

Six (6) "Moriatao" Datus of Munai:

  • Sultan Labia
  • Sultan Obinay
  • Sultan Riyona
  • Sultan Balowa
  • Sultan Tomarompong: from Municipality of Ramain who married daughter of Mutia long-long time ago
  • Sultan

Children (Moriatao) of Potre Motiya married to Pipis a Datu:

  • Bandara
  • Tangong
  • Arambun
  • Ansabo sa Sapad
  • Andonkay sa Dimayo
  • Mainad sa Uyaan married to Ampaso sa Binidayan begot Bai Amba sa Unayan and Munai


Community Sultan:

  • Sultan of Kaburasan
  • Sultan of Panggao
  • Sultan of Lininding

Folk History of Mutia Family[edit]

Originally and before Spain Invasion and later American Invasion, the tradition of the Maranao letters.

Major Traditional and Political Conflict[edit]

Mutia Family and Lukesadatu Family: the great-great grandfather of these two (2) families are very close relatives in which the father side blood is Lukesadatu Family and Mother side blood is Mutia Family. These two (2) families are rich in Natural Heritance and also very close influential to half of the (26) Barangays thru the social justice, social economic, politics and social progress in municipality of Munai because the most of their Elders are very kind and generous and also united, but all of their relations has suddenly stop because of the following points by order way back in 1990s:

  • Power or Authority
  • Boundary of the Land(less than 50 square meters) located in Old Poblacion, which belong to their great-great-great grandfather
  • Local Politics
  • Business Project
  • Connection

Martial Law Experienced[edit]

Munai is one of the Municipalities suffered during Martial Law in 1972. Almost people living in Munai at that time were abandoned their home, livestock, land, etc. and they moved to boundary somewhere in Lanao del Sur and Lanao del Norte. Most of the people stay meanwhile to Barangay Lininding of Munai, a boundary of Municipality of Piagapo, Lanao del Sur. The only remaining people that time of evacuation process were the Moro (Male and Female including Children) Fighters and one of their Leaders Commander was Former Lieutenant (Philippine Army) Commander Tagoranao "James Bond" Goldiano Macapaar bin Sabbar, a MNLF Top Commander for Lanao del Norte. Late Commander James Bond is the sibling of MILF Top Commander Abdullah Goldiano Macapaar bin Sabbar "Commander Bravo". Moro Rebels from Munai had a fight side-by-side with the Moro Rebels from neighboring Tangkal against Philippines Constabulary (PC) Army.

Dominant MILF-MNLF[edit]

Majority of people living in Munai are all maranao tribe and they are supporters of MILF and MNLF. MILF Military Training Camp called Camp Bilal is a big MILF military Camp in Lanao del Norte.

Places where people most connected according to traditional history[edit]

  • Municipality of Tangcal
  • Barangay Punod (Gadungan), Municipality of Madalum
  • Municipality of Piagapo
  • Municipality of Balo-I
  • Municipality of Poona Piagapo
  • Municipality of Kauswagan
  • Barangay Mintring, Municipality of Maigo

Location of Big Mosques[edit]

  • Tambo (Poblacion), can accommodate 200 to 300 people
  • Old Poblacion, Can accommodate 100 to 200 people

Politics[edit]

Elected officials 2016 - 2019[edit]

  • Municipal Mayor: Casan Maquiling
  • Vice Mayor: Ikie Balabagan
  • Sangguniang Bayan:
    • Camad Balabagan
    • Joharie Binta
    • Adinola Tomarompong
    • Sharahmae Lomondot
    • Basher Andamama
    • Noronisa Panda
    • Jamal Batalo
    • Salis Alinog
  • ABC President: Ramel Maquiling
  • SB Secretary: Mr.


Barangay are commonly called "Kapuroan a Sebangan" (Upper Sun Rise)[edit]

  • Panggao, the location is boundary Poon Piagapo and Kauswagan
  • Tamparan, the location is boundary Poon Piagapo and Kauswagan
  • Pantaon, the location is boundary Pantao-a-Aragat and Poona Piagapo

Mayors after People Power Revolution 1986[edit]

  • uknown date , Pasinsong Obinay Daco (appointed)
  • 1986 - 1989, Danny Alinog (appointed)
  • 1989 - 1992, Danny Alinog (elected)
  • 1992 - 1995, Tawantawan Mutia Cauntongan
  • 1995 - 1998, Tawantawan Mutia Cauntongan
  • 1998 - 2001, Casan Maquiling
  • 2001 - 2004, Casan Maquiling
  • 2004 - 2007, Casan Maquiling
  • 2007 - 2010, Muammar Maquiling
  • 2010 - 2013, Muammar Maquiling
  • 2013 - 2016, Muammar Maquiling
  • 2016 - 2019 Casan Maquiling

present,

Vice Mayors after People Power Revolution 1986[edit]

  • 1987 - 1989, OIC
  • 1989 - 1992, Odek Loksadatu Balabagan
  • 1992 - 1995, Odek Loksadatu Balabagan
  • 1995 - 1998, Odek Loksadatu Balabagan
  • 1998 - 2001, Mrs. Loksadatu
  • 2001 - 2004, Mrs. Loksadatu
  • 2004 - 2007, Carisa Domrang
  • 2007 - 2010, Carisa Domrang
  • 2010 - 2013, Carisa Domrang
  • 2013 - 2016, Ikie L. Balabagan
  • 2016 - 2019 Ikie L. Balabagan

present,

Local Political Family Holds The Administration More than 10 Years[edit]

  • Macarandas Family
  • Mutia Family
  • Maquiling Family

Prominent Family involve in Politics[edit]

List of Economy[edit]

  • Corn, Primary Business for Agriculture
  • Rice Farm (Basak in Maranao Term), Primary Business for Agriculture
  • Coconut, Primary Business for Agriculture
  • Abaca
  • Lumber
  • Livestock
  • Falcata
  • Banana
  • Fish Pond

Major Organization[edit]

  • MILF Cooperative
  • (SPCPD) MNLF Cooperative
  • Mana Multi-Purpose Cooperative
  • Community of Munai-Tangcal Middle East (CMTME)
  • Munai-Tangcal Cooperative (MTC)


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Lanao del Norte". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Region X (Northern Mindanao)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ "PSA releases the 2015 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  5. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region X (Northern Mindanao)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  6. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region X (Northern Mindanao)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  7. ^ "Munai, Lanao del Norte: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". World Weather Online. Retrieved 3 December 2017.

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