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Parang, Maguindanao

Parang is a 1st class municipality in the province of Maguindanao, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 89,194 people.[3]

Parang
Municipality of Parang
Polloc Port
Polloc Port
Map of Maguindanao with Parang highlighted
Map of Maguindanao with Parang highlighted
Parang is located in Philippines
Parang
Parang
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 7°22′28″N 124°16′07″E / 7.374444°N 124.268561°E / 7.374444; 124.268561Coordinates: 7°22′28″N 124°16′07″E / 7.374444°N 124.268561°E / 7.374444; 124.268561
Country Philippines
RegionBangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM)
ProvinceMaguindanao
District1st District
FoundedAugust 18, 1947
Barangays25 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorCahar P. Ibay
 • Vice MayorAdnan C. Biruar
 • CongressmanDatu Roonie Q. Sinsuat Sr.
 • Electorate44,457 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
 • Total850.78 km2 (328.49 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total89,194
 • Density100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Economy
 • Income class1st municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence44.92% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue (₱)217,769,057.14 (2016)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
9604
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)64
Climate typetropical climate
Native languagesMaguindanao language
Iranun
Tagalog
Websitewww.parang.gov.ph

It is bordered to the north by Barira and Matanog, on the east by Buldon, and on the south is Sultan Kudarat. It was created on August 18, 1947, through Executive Order No. 82.

The town was part of the province of Shariff Kabunsuan from October 2006 until its nullification by the Supreme Court in July 2008.

BarangaysEdit

Parang is politically subdivided into 25 barangays.

  • Bongo Island (Litayen)
  • Campo Islam
  • Cotongan
  • Datu Macarimbang Biruar
  • Gadungan
  • Gadungan Pedpandaran
  • Guiday T. Biruar
  • Gumagadong Calawag
  • Kabuan
  • Landasan (Sarmiento)
  • Limbayan
  • Macasandag
  • Magsaysay
  • Making
  • Manion
  • Moro Point
  • Nituan
  • Orandang
  • Pinantao
  • Poblacion
  • Poblacion II
  • Polloc
  • Samberen
  • Tagudtongan
  • Tuca-Maror

DemographicsEdit

YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 603—    
1918 1,933+8.08%
1939 4,495+4.10%
1948 13,413+12.92%
1960 37,296+8.89%
1970 31,667−1.62%
1975 32,506+0.53%
1980 46,003+7.19%
1990 55,355+1.87%
1995 49,562−2.05%
2000 60,935+4.53%
2007 102,247+7.40%
2010 73,328−11.40%
2015 89,194+3.80%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6][7]

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Parang, Maguindanao
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 28
(82)
28
(82)
29
(84)
29
(84)
27
(81)
26
(79)
26
(79)
26
(79)
27
(81)
26
(79)
27
(81)
27
(81)
27
(81)
Average low °C (°F) 19
(66)
19
(66)
19
(66)
20
(68)
21
(70)
20
(68)
20
(68)
20
(68)
20
(68)
20
(68)
20
(68)
19
(66)
20
(68)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 53
(2.1)
44
(1.7)
41
(1.6)
39
(1.5)
69
(2.7)
89
(3.5)
92
(3.6)
97
(3.8)
72
(2.8)
79
(3.1)
72
(2.8)
49
(1.9)
796
(31.1)
Average rainy days 15.3 13.5 16.3 16.9 22.3 23.5 22.5 23.1 19.4 21.5 20.6 17.5 232.4
Source: Meteoblue [8]

TourismEdit

A cultural festival is held every August 18 in commemoration of the founding anniversary of Parang. Events are organized by the municipal government with the participation of various stakeholders

Tourist attractions in Parang include:

  • Golf course in Camp S.K Pendatun
  • Zone Beach
  • Punta Beach
  • White Sand Beach in Limbayan, Bonggo Island
  • Molina-Munoz Farm Resort
  • Fruit Bats Sanctuary
  • Bacolod street
  • Simento white camp

InfrastructureEdit

TransportationEdit

Major sea cargo vessels connect Polloc Port to Manila and other Philippine cities.

Tricycles are the main modes of public transport in the municipality. Several shuttle vans and PUJs provide regular trips to Cotabato City and other municipalities.

HealthEdit

  • 1 District Hospital
  • 1 Rural Health Unit
  • 1 Private Hospital
  • 1 Medical/Dental Hospital(PNP)
  • 1 Medical Diagnostic Laboratory

UtilitiesEdit

Magelco (Maguindanao Electric Cooperative, Inc.) provides electric power to the locality. Inland barangays use solar power as installed by our donor agencies.

EducationEdit

  • Tertiary: 3 private schools
  • Secondary: 5 public schools;3 private schools
  • Elementary: 14 public schools;4 private schools
  • Primary: 14 public schools
  • Pre-School: 2 public schools;5 private schools

Sister CitiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Maguindanao". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "ARMM – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ "PSA releases the 2015 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ "Province of Maguindanao". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Parang, Maguindanao : Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 19 January 2019.

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