Pantukan, Compostela Valley

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Municipality of Pantukan
Map of Compostela Valley with Pantukan highlighted
Map of Compostela Valley with Pantukan highlighted
Pantukan is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 7°09′N 125°57′E / 7.15°N 125.95°E / 7.15; 125.95Coordinates: 7°09′N 125°57′E / 7.15°N 125.95°E / 7.15; 125.95
Country  Philippines
Region Davao Region (Region XI)
Province Compostela Valley
District 2nd District
Founded November 13, 1937
Barangays 13 (see Barangays)
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Roberto M. Yugo (PDP-Laban)
 • Vice Mayor Hajarah Ranain Divinagracia (PDP-Laban)
 • Electorate 47,289 voters (2016)
 • Total 533.11 km2 (205.83 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 85,899
 • Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 8809
PSGC 118211000
IDD:area code +63 (0)87
Climate type Tropical rainforest climate
Income class 1st municipal income class
Revenue (₱) 228,634,711.08 (2016)

Pantukan, officially the Municipality of Pantukan, is a 1st class municipality in the province of Compostela Valley, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 85,899 people.[3]


Pantukan is politically subdivided into 13 barangays.[2]

  • Bongabong
  • Bongbong
  • P. Fuentes
  • Kingking (Poblacion)
  • Magnaga
  • Matiao
  • Napnapan
  • Tagdangua
  • Tambongon
  • Tibagon
  • Las Arenas
  • Araibo
  • Tagugpo


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-).[4]


Population census of Pantukan
YearPop.±% p.a.
1918 8,162—    
1939 15,591+3.13%
1948 17,234+1.12%
1960 16,493−0.37%
1970 21,890+2.87%
1975 25,291+2.94%
1980 30,281+3.67%
1990 46,300+4.34%
1995 56,780+3.90%
2000 61,801+1.83%
2007 69,656+1.66%
2010 79,067+4.72%
2015 85,899+1.59%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6][7]

In the 2015 census, the population of Pantukan, Compostela Valley, was 85,899 people,[3] 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.


  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Compostela Valley". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region XI (Davao Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Noel Refamonte (2000). parokya ni san jose souvenir program.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region XI (Davao Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  6. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region XI (Davao Region)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO. 
  7. ^ "Province of Compostela Valley". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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