Tulunan, Cotabato

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Official seal of Tulunan
Map of Cotabato with Tulunan highlighted
Map of Cotabato with Tulunan highlighted
Tulunan is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 06°50′N 124°53′E / 6.833°N 124.883°E / 6.833; 124.883Coordinates: 06°50′N 124°53′E / 6.833°N 124.883°E / 6.833; 124.883
Country Philippines
Province Cotabato
Congr. district 3rd District of Cotabato
Incorporated August 6, 1961
Barangays 29
 • Type Mayor-Council
 • District Representative Jose I. Tejada
 • Mayor Reuel P. Limbungan (NP)
 • Vice Mayor Lani S. Candolada (LP)
 • Total 343.08 km2 (132.46 sq mi)
Elevation 40 m (130 ft)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 54,884
 • Density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 9403
Dialing code 64
Language(s) Hiligaynon, Tagalog, Maguindanao, B'laan, Ilocano
Income class 2nd class[2]

Tulunan is a second class municipality in the province of Cotabato, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 54,884 people.[3]


Tulunan, North Cotabato is geographically located at the southernmost part of Cotabato Province. On the north, it is bounded by M'lang; Datu Paglas, Maguindanao on the south; by Liguasan Marsh on the west; by Makilala on the north-eastern portion; and Magsaysay, Davao del Sur in the eastern part.


Tulunan is politically subdivided into 29 barangays.[2]

  • Bagumbayan
  • Banayal
  • Batang
  • Bituan
  • Bual
  • Daig
  • Damawato
  • Dungos
  • Kanibong
  • La Esperanza
  • Lampagang
  • Bunawan
  • Magbok
  • Maybula
  • Minapan
  • New Caridad
  • New Culasi
  • New Panay
  • Paraiso
  • Poblacion
  • Popoyon
  • Sibsib
  • Tambac
  • Tuburan
  • F. Cajelo
  • Bacong
  • Galidan
  • Genoveva Baynosa
  • Nabundasan


Tulunan has the climate, which is more or less evenly distributed throughout the year and a rainfall ranging from 60 mm. to 215mm. having an average annual rainfall of 115.04 mm. The months of January, February, March and December are marked dry season. All other months have occasional rains. Generally, January and December are the coldest month of the year. The average amount of temperature is 28.25 degree Celsius. The prevailing wind directions comes during wet / rainy season. Typhoon is seldom felt in the area as Tulunan is located outside of the typhoon belt and is protected by small mountains. However, during heavy rains, which cause the overflowing of river like Malasila, Tulunan and Bual Rivers, many crops and structures are destroyed.

These heavy downpours occur usually in the month of August and September. Identified places with severe flooding hazards are Barangays of: Damawato, Bual, Popoyon, Tambac, Bagumbayan, Minapan and Dungos giving a total of 1,200 hectares more or less with an equivalent of 3.43% of the total area. This climatic condition negatively affect the productivity of the farmers in the said barangays as floods could not be detected when to occur thus, destroying the crops varying from 50% to 100% of it.


The Tulunan is derived from a Maguindanaon word “tulun” which means “a place of abundance” or “where grace fall”.[4] The early settlers of the place were mostly Muslim tribes who settled in the lowlands. The nomadic tribes like the B'laans, Bagobos and Tirurays occupied the hills and mountains. The first system of government was datuism and the first ruling datu of the place was believed to be Datu Enok. With the coming in of the Christian settlers from Luzon and Visayas and the inter- marriages between the new settlers with the inhabitants of the place, a marked increase in the population was noted.


Population census of Tulunan
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 54,954 —    
1995 34,584 −8.31%
2000 41,756 +4.12%
2007 47,159 +1.69%
2010 54,884 +5.68%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]


Agricultural products like rice and corn, upland rice, legumes, green onions, root crops, tobacco, rubber, vegetables, sorghum and coconuts.

Tourist attractions[edit]

Tulio Favali Shrine in Km. 125, La Esperanza, Tulunan, Divine Mercy Shrine in Lampagang, Tulunan. Spring and swimming resorts are also available like Kylex Swimming Pool and Migz Swimming Pool..

Notable people from Tulunan[edit]


  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 12 May 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Province: COTABATO (NORTH COTABATO)". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 
  4. ^ http://www.cotabatoprov.gov.ph/lgus/tulunan

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