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Kabasalan, officially the Municipality of Kabasalan, is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 44,336 people.[3]

Kabasalan
Municipality of Kabasalan
Kabasalan Science and Technology High School, during the Buwan ng Wika celebration in 2011
Kabasalan Science and Technology High School, during the Buwan ng Wika celebration in 2011
Motto(s): 
Agri-Aqua Basin of Zambaoanga Sibugay
Map of Zamboanga Sibugay with Kabasalan highlighted
Map of Zamboanga Sibugay with Kabasalan highlighted
Kabasalan is located in Philippines
Kabasalan
Kabasalan
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 7°47′48″N 122°45′46″E / 7.796803°N 122.762717°E / 7.796803; 122.762717Coordinates: 7°47′48″N 122°45′46″E / 7.796803°N 122.762717°E / 7.796803; 122.762717
Country Philippines
RegionZamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
ProvinceZamboanga Sibugay
District2nd District
Founded1917
Barangays29 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorMatilda Gantalao
 • Vice MayorLuvly Grace D. Cainglet
 • CongressmanDulce Ann K. Hofer
 • Electorate32,888 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
 • Total289.2 km2 (111.7 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total44,336
 • Density150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
7005
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)62
Climate typetropical climate
Income class2nd municipal income class
Revenue (₱)142,016,889.09 (2016)
Native languagesCebuano, Chavacano, Subanen, Tagalog
Websitewww.kabasalansibugay.gov.ph

BarangaysEdit

Kabasalan is politically subdivided into 29 barangays.

  • Banker
  • Bolo Battalion
  • Buayan
  • Cainglet
  • Calapan
  • Calubihan (F.L.Pena)
  • Concepcion (Balungis)
  • Diampak
  • Dipala
  • Gacbusan
  • Goodyear
  • Lacnapan
  • Little Baguio
  • Lumbayao
  • Nazareth
  • Palinta
  • Peñaranda
  • Poblacion
  • Riverside (Salipyasin)
  • Sanghanan
  • Santa Cruz
  • Sayao
  • Shiolan
  • Simbol
  • Sininan
  • Tamin
  • Tampilisan
  • Tigbangagan
  • Timuay Danda (Mangahas)

HistoryEdit

The first inhabitants of the place are of Subanen origin. Kabasalan comes from the word basal, meaning to play the agung, a musical instrument which is a favorite pastime of the Subanon. It was during the old times that the whole peninsula was resonating with the sound of that instrument. Every Subanen family owns a set of the instrument.


Kabasalan was greatly affected by Typhoon Tembin (2017) which most of the municipality where flooded. School were destroyed due to strong winds

DemographicsEdit

YearPop.±% p.a.
1918 9,843—    
1939 15,882+2.30%
1948 19,037+2.03%
1960 19,920+0.38%
1970 15,304−2.60%
1975 19,175+4.63%
1980 24,658+5.16%
1990 32,323+2.74%
1995 34,483+1.22%
2000 37,619+1.88%
2007 40,169+0.91%
2010 41,421+1.12%
2015 44,336+1.30%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]

MediaEdit

Kabasalan and its neighboring towns is being served by Flash-FM 91.3 MHz and Countryside Cable Television, Inc.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Zamboanga Sibugay". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  5. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  6. ^ "Province of Zamboanga Sibugay". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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