Parang, Maguindanao

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Parang
Municipality
Map of Maguindanao showing the location of Parang
Map of Maguindanao showing the location of Parang
Parang is located in Philippines
Parang
Parang
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 7°20′0″N 124°19′0″E / 7.33333°N 124.31667°E / 7.33333; 124.31667Coordinates: 7°20′0″N 124°19′0″E / 7.33333°N 124.31667°E / 7.33333; 124.31667
Country  Philippines
Region Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
Province Maguindanao
Founded August 18, 1947
Barangays 25
Government[1]
 • Mayor Ibrahim P. Ibay
Area
 • Total 850.78 km2 (328.49 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[2]
 • Total 89,194
 • Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 9604
IDD:area code +63 (0)64
Income class 1st municipal income class
PSGC 153811000
Electorate 39,982 voters as of 2016
Website www.parang.gov.ph

Parang is a 1st class municipality in the province of Maguindanao, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 89,194 people.[2]

It is bordered to the north by Barira and Matanog, on the east by Buldon, and on the south is Sultan Kudarat. It was created on August 18, 1947, through Executive Order No. 82.

The town was part of the province of Shariff Kabunsuan from October 2006 until its nullification by the Supreme Court in July 2008.

Barangays[edit]

Parang is politically subdivided into 25 barangays.

  • Bongo Island (Litayen)
  • Campo Islam
  • Cotongan
  • Datu Macarimbang Biruar
  • Gadungan
  • Gadunganpedpandaran
  • Guiday T. Biruar
  • Gumagadong Calawag
  • Kabuan
  • Landasan (Sarmiento)
  • Limbayan
  • Macasandag
  • Magsaysay
  • Making
  • Manion
  • Moro Point
  • Nituan
  • Orandang
  • Pinantao
  • Poblacion
  • Poblacion II
  • Polloc
  • Samberen
  • Tagudtongan
  • Tuca-Maror

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Parang
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1903 603 —    
1918 1,933 +8.08%
1939 4,495 +4.10%
1948 13,413 +12.92%
1960 37,296 +8.89%
1970 31,667 −1.62%
1975 32,506 +0.53%
1980 46,003 +7.19%
1990 55,355 +1.87%
1995 49,562 −2.05%
2000 60,935 +4.53%
2007 102,247 +7.40%
2010 73,328 −11.40%
2015 89,194 +3.80%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[2][3][4][5]

Tourism[edit]

A cultural festival is held every August 18 in commemoration of the founding anniversary of Parang. Events are organized by the municipal government with the participation of various stakeholders

Tourist attractions in Parang include:

  • Golf course in Camp S.K Pendatun
  • Zone Beach
  • Punta Beach
  • White Sand Beach in Limbayan, Bonggo Island
  • Molina-Munoz Farm Resort
  • Fruit Bats Sanctuary
  • Bacolod street
  • Simento white camp

Infrastructure[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Major sea cargo vessels connect Polloc Port to Manila and other Philippine cities.

Tricycles are the main modes of public transport in the municipality. Several shuttle vans and PUJs provide regular trips to Cotabato City and other municipalities.

Health[edit]

  • 1 District Hospital
  • 1 Rural Health Unit
  • 1 Private Hospital
  • 1 Medical/Dental Hospital(PNP)
  • 1 Medical Diagnostic Laboratory

Utilities[edit]

Magelco (Maguindanao Electric Cooperative, Inc.) provides electric power to the locality. Inland barangays use solar power as installed by our donor agencies.

Education[edit]

  • Tertiary: 3 private schools
  • Secondary: 5 public schools;3 private schools
  • Elementary: 14 public schools;4 private schools
  • Primary: 14 public schools
  • Pre-School: 2 public schools;5 private schools

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "ARMM - Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  3. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "ARMM - Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "ARMM - Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 11 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Province of Maguindanao". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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