Ganassi, Lanao del Sur

Ganassi, officially the Municipality of Ganassi (Maranao: Inged a Ganassi; Tagalog: Bayan ng Ganassi), is a 4th class municipality in the province of Lanao del Sur, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 30,802 people. [4]

Ganassi
Municipality of Ganassi
Official seal of Ganassi
Map of Lanao del Sur with Ganassi highlighted
Map of Lanao del Sur with Ganassi highlighted
OpenStreetMap
Ganassi is located in Philippines
Ganassi
Ganassi
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 7°49′37″N 124°06′12″E / 7.82694°N 124.10344°E / 7.82694; 124.10344Coordinates: 7°49′37″N 124°06′12″E / 7.82694°N 124.10344°E / 7.82694; 124.10344
CountryPhilippines
RegionBangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
ProvinceLanao del Sur
District 2nd district
Barangays32 (see Barangays)
Government
[2]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorHosni B. Macapodi
 • Vice MayorAl-rashid B. Macapodi
 • RepresentativeYasser A. Balindong
 • Municipal Council
Members
 • Electorate9,213 voters (2019)
Area
 • Total256.00 km2 (98.84 sq mi)
Elevation
890 m (2,920 ft)
Highest elevation
1,390 m (4,560 ft)
Lowest elevation
696 m (2,283 ft)
Population
 (2020 census) [4]
 • Total30,802
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
 • Households
2,390
Economy
 • Income class4th municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence74.20% (2018)[5]
 • Revenue₱126,987,381.00 (2020)
 • Assets₱147,338,412.40 (2020)
 • Expenditure₱135,504,253.17 (2020)
 • Liabilities₱429,858.60 (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricityLanao del Sur Electric Cooperative (LASURECO)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
9311
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)63
Native languagesMaranao
Tagalog
Websitewww.ganassi-lds.gov.ph

The municipality used to host the 'finest example of a traditional torogan' according to Jesus T. Peralta of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. In January 2016, a media team found that the Laguindab torogan still stands in Ganassi, though it is badly damaged. A conservation effort is needed to rehabilitate the Laguindab torogan, one of the most outstanding royal houses built in the entire Philippines.

HistoryEdit

Ganassi among to the Nine Princess of Unayan (e.g. in Meranau term Imoda sa ganassi Ayour so Linindingan,Andong so Macadar, etc.)

GeographyEdit

BarangaysEdit

Ganassi is politically subdivided into 32 barangays.

  • Bagoaingud
  • Balintad
  • Barit
  • Bato Batoray
  • Campong a Raya
  • Gadongan
  • Gui
  • Linuk
  • Lumbac
  • Macabao
  • Macaguiling
  • Pagalongan
  • Panggawalupa
  • Pantaon A
  • Para-aba
  • Pindulonan
  • Poblacion
  • Baya
  • Sogod Madaya
  • Tabuan
  • Taganonok
  • Taliogon
  • Masolun
  • Lumbacaingud
  • Sekun Matampay
  • Dapaan
  • Balintad A
  • Barorao
  • Campong Sabela
  • Pangadapan
  • Pantaon
  • Pamalian

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Ganassi, Lanao del Sur
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 26
(79)
26
(79)
26
(79)
27
(81)
26
(79)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
26
(79)
26
(78)
Average low °C (°F) 20
(68)
20
(68)
20
(68)
21
(70)
21
(70)
21
(70)
20
(68)
20
(68)
20
(68)
20
(68)
21
(70)
20
(68)
20
(69)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 236
(9.3)
225
(8.9)
244
(9.6)
235
(9.3)
304
(12.0)
287
(11.3)
200
(7.9)
175
(6.9)
158
(6.2)
200
(7.9)
287
(11.3)
243
(9.6)
2,794
(110.2)
Average rainy days 24.3 22.3 26.0 27.2 28.3 27.2 25.8 24.8 22.2 25.4 27.2 25.8 306.5
Source: Meteoblue (modeled/calculated data, not measured locally)[6]

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Ganassi
YearPop.±% p.a.
1918 1,943—    
1939 3,892+3.36%
1948 9,573+10.52%
1960 12,372+2.16%
1970 13,227+0.67%
1975 15,506+3.24%
1980 9,755−8.85%
1990 15,394+4.67%
1995 16,947+1.82%
2000 18,947+2.42%
2007 25,456+4.16%
2010 20,205−8.06%
2015 23,016+2.51%
2020 30,802+5.90%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[7][8][9]

EconomyEdit


CultureEdit

Torogan FinesseEdit

It was reported in 2015 that the town once hosted what used to be the finest example of a torogan, a huge traditional Maranao house which was the seat of power of the Maranao royalties and Maranao high officials. Unfortunately, for an undisclosed reason, the torogan was demolished by some locals. A group once campaigned for the passage of an ordinance where the architecture of all houses and buildings in Ganassi will follow the okir and the torogan style. Through it, the town would have been the first planned city whose architectural grandeur is inspired by a traditional Maranao vernacular way of building. However, due to lack of funding available, the campaign went into deaf ears.

In January 2016, the media team went to the municipality and found half of the former Laguindab Torogan of Ganassi still intact and badly needs restoration. Once restored, according to the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, the Laguindab Torogan can be declared as a National Cultural Treasure like the Kawayan torogan of Marantao. A group of people are planning to nominate the torogans of Lanao del Sur to the UNESCO World Heritage List, but the nomination is being halted as of the moment due to the lack of restoration in some torogans in the area, specifically in Ganassi. The possible nomination of the Laguindab torogan to the National Cultural Treasure list and the UNESCO list is seen to boost the tourism of the area, if the torogan is conserved properly and evaluated by the local government of Ganassi, with aid request from the National Museum or National Commission for Culture and the Arts.[17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 Election Results:Ganassi, Lanao del Sur". GMA News. Retrieved 11 October 2021.
  2. ^ Municipality of Ganassi | (DILG)
  3. ^ "2015 Census of Population, Report No. 3 – Population, Land Area, and Population Density" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority. Quezon City, Philippines. August 2016. ISSN 0117-1453. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 25, 2021. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  4. ^ a b Census of Population (2020). "BARMM". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  5. ^ "PSA Releases the 2018 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  6. ^ "Ganassi, Lanao del Sur : Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  7. ^ Census of Population (2015). "ARMM – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "ARMM – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  10. ^ "Poverty incidence (PI):". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  11. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/NSCB_LocalPovertyPhilippines_0.pdf; publication date: 29 November 2005; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  12. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2003%20SAE%20of%20poverty%20%28Full%20Report%29_1.pdf; publication date: 23 March 2009; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  13. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2006%20and%202009%20City%20and%20Municipal%20Level%20Poverty%20Estimates_0_1.pdf; publication date: 3 August 2012; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  14. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2012%20Municipal%20and%20City%20Level%20Poverty%20Estima7tes%20Publication%20%281%29.pdf; publication date: 31 May 2016; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  15. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/City%20and%20Municipal-level%20Small%20Area%20Poverty%20Estimates_%202009%2C%202012%20and%202015_0.xlsx; publication date: 10 July 2019; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  16. ^ "PSA Releases the 2018 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  17. ^ "Exploring Lanao del Sur: 6 things the world is missing out on".

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