Munai, Lanao del Norte

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Munai
Municipality
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
Region Northern Mindanao (Region X)
Province Lanao del Norte
District 2nd District
Founded August 17, 1917
Barangays 26 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Casan Maquiling
 • Vice Mayor Ikie L. Balabagan
 • Electorate 9,915 voters (Philippine general election, 2016
Area[2]
 • Total 197.50 km2 (76.26 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 32,973
 • Density 170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 9219
PSGC 103514000
IDD:area code +63 (0)63
Climate type tropical climate
Income class 4th municipal income class
Website www.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.

  • Bacayawan
  • Balabacun
  • Balintad
  • Dalama
  • Kadayonan
  • Lindongan
  • Lingco-an
  • Lininding
  • Lumba-Bayabao
  • Madaya
  • Maganding
  • Matampay
  • North Cadulawan
  • Old Poblacion
  • Panggao
  • Pantao
  • Pantao-A-Munai
  • Pantaon
  • Pindolonan
  • Punong
  • Ramain
  • Sandigamunai
  • Tagoranao
  • Tambo
  • Tamparan (Mandaya)
  • Taporog

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Munai
Year Pop. ±% 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][4][5]

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)
28.9
(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)
25.4
(77.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 31.49
(1.2398)
88.5
(3.484)
44.56
(1.7543)
226.58
(8.9205)
715.93
(28.1862)
522.73
(20.5799)
213.35
(8.3996)
139.05
(5.4744)
296.09
(11.6571)
161.73
(6.3673)
254.7
(10.028)
257.6
(10.142)
2,952.31
(116.2331)
Average rainy days 23 27 27 26 31 30 31 25 30 31 29 31 341
Source: World Weather Online[6]

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
  • Ramain Primary School
  • Tambo Elementary School
  • Tamparan Primary School
  • Taporog Primary School
  • Munai National High 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 mountain which attraction for the local Tourist. There is long river going street to Municipality of Bacolod.

Few months ago, there was a proposal resolution made by Casan Maquiling to change the name of Municipality of Munai to Municipality of Sultan Casan Maquiling. The proposal resolution was rejected by the Municipal Counselors since Casan Maquiling does not have any historic contribution to the mother land of Munai.

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.

Four (4) Sultanate

  • Sultan Angni
  • Sultan Blood line of Luksadatu
  • Sultan Balowa
  • Sultan Obinay

Adopted Two (2) Sultanate

  • Sultan Tomarompong from Municipality of Ramain who married daughter of Datu Mutia long-long time ago
  • Sultan

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 Tribe Leaders is to have workers “personal helpers” or BISAYA in maranao term (no salary but only shelter and protection). They usually cross the beach of municipality of Kolambugan to beach of Ozamis City by boat to catch food or a people living in other side land and make them as workers “personal helpers” or BISAYA.

There is a claim story from old maranao tribe leaders that there are Seven (7) Son of Tribe Leader name Datu Mutia living in the interior area in Lanao del Norte. They go out and cross the sea between Kolambugan and Ozamis City to search and catch human in order to become their own workers “personal helpers” or BISAYA, however, after long time of searching six (6) of them have return but one of them did not and stay.

On other hand, there was a claim story that Mutia Families in Zamboanga del Norte and Misamis Occidental has originally blood from the people living in Interior area in Lanao del Norte, and even now the claim is still existing because of their great-great-great grandfather of great-great grandfather of Mutia Families in Zamboanga del Norte and Misamis Occidental has lifted a one small piece of book hanging in the center of the big house and told to his children the book is forbidden and do not touch it or even to it, however and long for many years when somebody open “because of their confusion why the book is forbidden” they saw writing inside the book but not familiar language or letters (Spanish language, English language), and some say that the drawings or the direction of letters are near to Arabic 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 Uyaan, 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.


Baranggay are commonly called "Sebangan" (Sun Rise)[edit]

  • Balabacon, the location is boundary Poon Piagapo
  • Lininding, the location is boundary of Munai and Piagapo
  • Taporog, the location is boundary Poon Piagapo
  • Panggao, the location is boundary Poon Piagapo and Kauswagan
  • Tamparan, the location is boundary Poon Piagapo and Kauswagan

Mayors after People Power Revolution 1986[edit]

  • 1986 - 1989, Danny Alinog
  • 1989 - 1992, Tawan Mutia Cauntungan
  • 1992 - 1995, Tawan Mutia Cauntungan
  • 1995 - 1998, Casan Maquiling
  • 1998 - 2001, Casan Maquiling
  • 2001 - 2004, Casan Maquiling
  • 2004 - 2007, Moamar Maquiling
  • 2007 - 2010, Moamar Maquiling
  • 2010 - 2013, Casan Maquiling
  • 2013 - 2016, Casan Maquiling
  • 2016 present, Casan Maquiling

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, Karisa Domrang
  • 2007 - 2010, Karisa Domrang
  • 2010 - 2013, Karisa Domrang
  • 2013 - 2016, Ikie L. Balabagan
  • 2016 present, Ikie L. Balabagan

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

  • Macarandas Family
  • Mutia Family
  • Maquiling Family

Prominent Family involve in Politics[edit]

  • Mutia Family
  • Cauntongan Family
  • Balabagan Family
  • Maquiling Family
  • Macarandas Family
  • Asi Family
  • Batingolo Family

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. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region X (Northern Mindanao)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region X (Northern Mindanao)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Munai, Lanao del Norte: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". World Weather Online. Retrieved 3 December 2017. 

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