|Municipality of Malungon|
Map of Sarangani with Malungon highlighted
|Region||Soccsksargen (Region XII)|
|Barangays||31 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Maria Theresa D. Constantino|
|• Vice Mayor||Mariano S. Escalada, Jr.|
|• Congressman||Rogelio D. Pacquiao|
|• Electorate||72,319 voters (2019)|
|• Total||750.92 km2 (289.93 sq mi)|
|• Density||140/km2 (360/sq mi)|
|• Income class||1st municipal income class|
|• Poverty incidence||48.31% (2015)|
|• Revenue (₱)||254,551,160.78 (2016)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)83|
|Climate type||tropical rainforest climate|
Malungon is a landlocked town at the north-eastern part of Sarangani. It is bounded on the west by Tupi, South Cotabato, on the north by the province of Davao del Sur, east by Malita, capital of the newly created province of Davao Occidental, on the south by Alabel (the provincial capital) and General Santos City, and on the south-west by Polomolok, South Cotabato.
Malungon is politically subdivided into 31 barangays.
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
Malungon's economy is largely based on agriculture with a high level production of dried coconut meat. Animal husbandry is the second biggest income earner, notably cattle farming. Other agricultural products are coconuts, maize, sugarcane, bananas, pineapples, mangoes, pork, eggs, beef, and fish.
The economy has accelerated in the past decade driven by advances in global communication technology and the finishing of a modern highway that tremendously improved trade and transport.
The municipality is not only a good area for agricultural products but has also great spots to lay down and relax. Below is a list of tourist spots in Malungon:
- Kalon Barak Skyline Ridge - It is situated on 2,677 feet above sea level, it's pretty cool and breezy while you are watching the mountain views of Malungon, Sarangani Province and Mount Matutum at the back.
- 3Doe Ecopark -where you can enjoy different ATV adventure trail
- Lamlifew Village Museum and Blaan School of Living Traditions - The village is one of the top tourist destinations of the province where guests could witness and experience the traditional way of life of Blaans, their culture and traditions.
- Busagan Falls -The waterfalls is located in Sitio Sabangan, just more than 8 kilometers from the National Highway
- B3 @ SODACO FARM is a newly open landscape eco farm with natural small lake located at Upper Mainit, Malungon. Toursit can rest in open cottages, bamboo rafting or boating and fishing.
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