Pantukan, officially the Municipality of Pantukan (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Pantukan; Tagalog: Bayan ng Pantukan), is a 1st class municipality in the province of Davao de Oro, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 90,786 people. [3]

Pantukan
Municipality of Pantukan
Map of Davao de Oro with Pantukan highlighted
Map of Davao de Oro with Pantukan highlighted
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Pantukan is located in Philippines
Pantukan
Pantukan
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 7°07′37″N 125°53′51″E / 7.1269°N 125.8975°E / 7.1269; 125.8975Coordinates: 7°07′37″N 125°53′51″E / 7.1269°N 125.8975°E / 7.1269; 125.8975
CountryPhilippines
RegionDavao Region
ProvinceDavao de Oro
District 2nd district
FoundedNovember 13, 1936
Barangays13 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorRoberto M. Yugo (Hugpong ng Pagbabago)
 • Vice MayorMadel Malone-Cervantes (Hugpong ng Pagbabago)
 • RepresentativeRuwel Peter S. Gonzaga
 • Electorate53,050 voters (2019)
Area
 • Total533.11 km2 (205.83 sq mi)
Elevation
22 m (72 ft)
Highest elevation
302 m (991 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2020 census) [3]
 • Total90,786
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
 • Households
19,132
Economy
 • Income class1st municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence27.77% (2018)[4]
 • Revenue₱393,986,529.15 (2020)
 • Assets₱789,416,699.67 (2020)
 • Expenditure₱339,693,071.56 (2020)
 • Liabilities₱193,146,920.09 (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricityDavao del Norte Electric Cooperative (DANECO)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
8809
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)87
Native languagesDavawenyo
Cebuano
Kalagan
Mansaka
Tagalog
Ata Manobo
Websitepantukan.gov.ph

HistoryEdit

In 1914, Governor General Charles Yeater declared Pantukan as a municipal district. Sangui, a Mansaka, was appointed president. A year after, he was replaced by Bancas Mansaka. On November 13, 1936, President Manuel L. Quezon declared it a regular municipality, therefore becoming the oldest town in Davao de Oro province.[5] Teodoro Fuentes was appointed its first Alkalde. Juan Caballero Sr. was its first elected Mayor. From then up to the present, the elected mayors were: Graciano Arafol (1952-1959), Diosdado Basanez (1960-1963), Celso Sarenas (1964-) with Juan Caballero, Jr. as OIC (1986-1987), Jovito Derla (1988-1992), Juan Caballero, Jr. (1992-1995), Jovita Derla (1995-2004), Tok Sarenas (2004-2013), and Roberto Yugo (2013–present).[6]

GeographyEdit

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Pantukan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29
(84)
30
(86)
30
(86)
31
(88)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29
(84)
30
(86)
30
(85)
Average low °C (°F) 22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
23
(73)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
24
(74)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 168
(6.6)
141
(5.6)
143
(5.6)
141
(5.6)
216
(8.5)
235
(9.3)
183
(7.2)
169
(6.7)
143
(5.6)
176
(6.9)
226
(8.9)
168
(6.6)
2,109
(83.1)
Average rainy days 22.1 18.5 21.7 22.5 27.8 28.1 27.4 26.6 24.7 26.3 26.5 24.9 297.1
Source: Meteoblue[7]

BarangaysEdit

Pantukan is politically subdivided into 13 barangays.[8]

  • Bongabong
  • Bongbong
  • P. Fuentes
  • Kingking (Poblacion)
  • Magnaga
  • Matiao
  • Napnapan
  • Tagdangua
  • Tambongon
  • Tibagon
  • Las Arenas
  • Araibo
  • Tagugpo

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Pantukan
YearPop.±% p.a.
1918 8,162—    
1939 15,591+3.13%
1948 17,234+1.12%
1960 16,493−0.37%
1970 21,890+2.87%
1975 25,291+2.94%
1980 30,281+3.67%
1990 46,300+4.34%
1995 56,780+3.90%
2000 61,801+1.83%
2007 69,656+1.66%
2010 79,067+4.72%
2015 85,899+1.59%
2020 90,786+1.09%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[9][10][11][12]

In the 2020 census, the population of Pantukan, Davao de Oro, was 90,786 people, [3] with a density of 170 inhabitants per square kilometre or 440 inhabitants per square mile.

EconomyEdit

The municipality is primarily dependent on mining but agriculture thrives in communities within its boundary. While small scale mining operates in the town, a large mining operator has been granted permit to explore gold in the area. Gold deposits in Barangay Kingking alone is estimated to be at 10.3 million ounces with copper deposits of 5.4 billion pounds. Nationwide Development Corporation (Nadecor) holds the Mineral Production Sharing Agreement (MPSA) for the Kingking mine site.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of Pantukan | (DILG)
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2020). "Region XI (Davao Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  4. ^ "PSA Releases the 2018 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  5. ^ "ORGANIZING THE MUNICIPAL DISTRICTS OF MALITA AND PANTUKAN, PROVINCE OF DAVAO, INTO INDEPENDENT MUNICIPALITIES UNDER THE NAMES OF MALITA AND PANTUKAN, WITH THE SEATS OF GOVERNMENT IN THE BARRIOS OF MALITA AND PANTUKAN". Retrieved 1 October 2021.
  6. ^ Noel Refamonte (2000). Parokya Ni San Jose Souvenir Program. {{cite journal}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ "Pantukan: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  8. ^ "Province: Compostela Valley". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  9. ^ Census of Population (2015). "Region XI (Davao Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  10. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region XI (Davao Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  11. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region XI (Davao Region)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  12. ^ "Province of Compostela Valley". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  13. ^ "Poverty incidence (PI):". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  14. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/NSCB_LocalPovertyPhilippines_0.pdf; publication date: 29 November 2005; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ 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.
  17. ^ 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.
  18. ^ 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.
  19. ^ "PSA Releases the 2018 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2022.

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