Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat

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Palimbang
Municipality of Palimbang
Map of Sultan Kudarat with Palimbang highlighted
Map of Sultan Kudarat with Palimbang highlighted
Palimbang is located in Philippines
Palimbang
Palimbang
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 6°13′N 124°12′E / 6.22°N 124.2°E / 6.22; 124.2Coordinates: 6°13′N 124°12′E / 6.22°N 124.2°E / 6.22; 124.2
Country Philippines
RegionSoccsksargen (Region XII)
ProvinceSultan Kudarat
District2nd District
FoundedAugust 14, 1959
Barangays40 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorAbubacar Pendatun Maulana
 • Electorate32,517 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total484.85 km2 (187.20 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total90,424
 • Density190/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
9809
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)64
Climate typeTropical climate
Income class2nd municipal income class
Revenue (₱)194.2 million  (2016)
Native languagesHiligaynon
Maguindanao language
Cotabato Manobo
Tagalog

Palimbang, officially the Municipality of Palimbang, is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Sultan Kudarat, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 90,424 people.[3]

It was incorporated on August 14, 1959 through Executive Order No. 350 by President Carlos P. Garcia.

It celebrates their annual feast named Kalilang sa Biwang every 11 November.

History[edit]

The municipality of Palimbang was transferred from Cotabato Province to Province of Sultan Kudarat on November 22, 1973 by presidential decree 341 of President Ferdinand E. Marcos.[4]

Malisbong Massacre[edit]

The Malisbong Masjid Massacre, also called the Palimbang Massacre, was the mass murder of Muslim Moros on September 24, 1974, in the coastal village of Malisbong in Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat, Mindanao where units of Gov. Siongco and the Philippine Army killed more than 1,000. Accounts compiled by the Moro Women's Center in General Santos City state that 1,500 male Moros aged 11-70 were killed inside a mosque, 3,000 women and children aged 9-60 were detained - with the women being raped and that 300 houses were razed by the government forces. The massacre occurred two years after Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law in September 1972.

The massacre started after the first four days on the feast of Ramadan when members of the Philippine Constabulary arrived and captured barangay officials along with 1,000 other Muslims and never came back. For more than a month, the military would capture murder residents in the area by batch. Testimonies show that victims were made to strip of their clothes, dig their own graves and shot.

Barangays[edit]

Palimbang is politically subdivided into 40 barangays.

  1. Akol
  2. Badiangon
  3. Baliango
  4. Baluan (Bulan)
  5. Bambanen
  6. Baranayan
  7. Barongis
  8. Batang-baglas
  9. Butril
  10. Colobe (Tagadtal)
  11. Datu Maguiales (Likuban)
  12. Domolol
  13. Kabuling
  14. Kalibuhan
  15. Kanipaan (converged with Sinangkangan)
  16. Kidayan
  17. Kiponget
  18. Kisek
  19. Kraan
  20. Kulong-kulong
  21. Langali
  22. Libua
  23. Ligao
  24. Lopoken (Lepolon)
  25. Lumitan
  26. Maganao
  27. Maguid
  28. Malatunol
  29. Malisbong
  30. Medol
  31. Milbuk
  32. Mina
  33. Molon
  34. Namat (Namat Masla & Namat Padido converged)
  35. Napnapon
  36. Poblacion
  37. San Roque (Former Tibulos)
  38. Tibuhol (East Badiangon)
  39. Wal
  40. Wasag

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Palimbang
YearPop.±% p.a.
1948 4,717—    
1960 19,128+12.37%
1970 31,696+5.17%
1975 21,113−7.83%
1980 24,252+2.81%
1990 33,821+3.38%
1995 40,646+3.50%
2000 43,742+1.59%
2007 78,523+8.40%
2010 83,265+2.16%
2015 90,424+1.58%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Sultan Kudarat". 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. ^ "Presidential Decree No. 341, s. 1973 | GOVPH". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  5. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region XII (Soccsksargen)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  6. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region XII (Soccsksargen)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.

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