Pantukan, Compostela Valley
Map of Philippines with Pantukan highlighted
|Region||Davao (Region XI)|
|District||2nd district of Compostela Valley|
|Established||November 13, 1937|
|• Mayor||Roberto M.Yugo (Liberal)|
|• Vice Mayor||Hajarah Ranain Divinagracia (Aksyon Demokratiko)|
|• Total||533.11 km2 (205.83 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||160/km2 (420/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|Dialing code||+63 (0)87|
|Income class||1st municipal income class|
|Electorate||47,289 voters as of 2016|
- P. Fuentes
- Kingking (Pob.)
- Las Arenas
In 1914, Governor General Charles Yeater declared Pantukan a Municipal District. Sangui, a Mansaka, was appointed president. A year after, he was replaced by Bancas Mansaka. On 13 November 1936, President Manuel L. Quezon declared it a regular municipality, therefore becoming the oldest local government unit in ComVal province. Teodoro Fuentes was appointed its first Alkalde. Juan Caballero Sr. was its first elected Mayor. From then up to the present, the elected mayors were: Graciano Arafol (1952-1959), Diosdado Basanez (1960-1963), Celso Sarenas (1964-) with Juan Caballero, Jr. as OIC (1986-1987), Jovito Derla (1988-1992), Juan Caballero, Jr. (1992-1995), Jovita Derla (1995-2004), Tok Sarenas (2004-2013), and Roberto Yugo (2013-).
|Population census of Pantukan|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority |
In the 2015 census, the population of Pantukan, Compostela Valley, was 85,899 people, with a density of 160 inhabitants per square kilometre or 410 inhabitants per square mile.
The town is primarily dependent on mining but agriculture thrives in communities within its boundary. While small scale mining operates in the town, a large mining operator has been granted permit to explore gold in the area. Gold deposits in Barangay Kingking alone is estimated to be at 10.3 million ounces with copper deposits of 5.4 billion pounds. Nationwide Development Corporation (Nadecor) holds the Mineral Production Sharing Agreement (MPSA) for the Kingking mine site.
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