Patikul, officially the Municipality of Patikul (Tausūg: Kawman sin Patikul; Tagalog: Bayan ng Patikul), is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Sulu, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 79,564 people. [5]

Patikul
ڤتيكول
Municipality of Patikul
Official seal of Patikul
Map of Sulu with Patikul highlighted
Map of Sulu with Patikul highlighted
OpenStreetMap
Patikul is located in Philippines
Patikul
Patikul
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 6°04′N 121°06′E / 6.07°N 121.1°E / 6.07; 121.1Coordinates: 6°04′N 121°06′E / 6.07°N 121.1°E / 6.07; 121.1
CountryPhilippines
RegionBangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
ProvinceSulu
District 1st district
Barangays30 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorKabir E. Hayudini
 • Vice MayorPulaus A. Tarsum
 • RepresentativeSamier A. Tan
 • Municipal Council
Members
 • Electorate36,205 voters (2022)
Area
 • Total330.04 km2 (127.43 sq mi)
Elevation
74 m (243 ft)
Highest elevation
581 m (1,906 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2020 census) [3]
 • Total79,564
 • Density240/km2 (620/sq mi)
 • Households
13,776
Economy
 • Income class3rd municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence59.06% (2018)[4]
 • Revenue₱204,438,160.29 (2020)
 • Assets₱178,488,003.30 (2020)
 • Expenditure₱161,353,877.06 (2020)
 • Liabilities₱16,815,470.92 (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricitySulu Electric Cooperative (SULECO)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
7401
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)68
Native languagesTausug
Tagalog

The municipality is known for being a stronghold of the Abu Sayyaf insurgent group.

HistoryEdit

On October 10, 1977, thirty-five officers and men of the Philippine Army were killed by insurgents of the Moro National Liberation Front under Usman Sali.

On 2 February 2019, five soldiers were killed and five others injured in a shootout with the ISIL-linked group, Abu Sayyaf, in Patikul. Three terrorists were killed and 15 others were injured.[6] The attack happened a week after a bombing that killed 20 people in a cathedral in the neighboring city of Jolo.[7]

On June 4, 2021, A Lockheed C-130 Hercules aircraft of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) crashed in Patikul, Sulu, killing 53 people. The incident is the deadliest aviation accident involving the Philippine military.

GeographyEdit

BarangaysEdit

Patikul is politically subdivided into 30 barangays.

  • Anuling
  • Bakong
  • Bangkal
  • Bonbon
  • Buhanginan (Darayan)
  • Bungkaung
  • Danag
  • Gandasuli
  • Igasan
  • Kabbon Takas
  • Kadday Mampallam
  • Kan Ague
  • Kaunayan
  • Langhub
  • Latih
  • Liang
  • Maligay
  • Mauboh
  • Pangdanon
  • Panglayahan
  • Pansul
  • Patikul Higad
  • Sandah
  • Taglibi (Poblacion)
  • Tandu-Bagua
  • Tanum
  • Taung
  • Timpok
  • Tugas
  • Umangay

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Patikul, Sulu
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27
(81)
27
(81)
27
(81)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
Average low °C (°F) 27
(81)
26
(79)
27
(81)
27
(81)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
27
(81)
28
(81)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 170
(6.7)
130
(5.1)
125
(4.9)
122
(4.8)
229
(9.0)
286
(11.3)
254
(10.0)
248
(9.8)
182
(7.2)
257
(10.1)
233
(9.2)
188
(7.4)
2,424
(95.5)
Average rainy days 18.3 15.3 15.2 14.6 22.8 24.0 24.3 23.3 20.5 22.6 21.9 19.3 242.1
Source: Meteoblue (modeled/calculated data, not measured locally)[8]

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Patikul
YearPop.±% p.a.
1918 14,594—    
1939 17,469+0.86%
1948 16,353−0.73%
1960 20,912+2.07%
1970 22,577+0.77%
1975 12,187−11.63%
1980 26,208+16.54%
1990 30,455+1.51%
1995 30,699+0.15%
2000 34,396+2.47%
2007 56,805+7.16%
2010 42,036−10.38%
2015 62,287+7.78%
2020 79,564+4.93%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[5][9][10][11]

EconomyEdit


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of Patikul | (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. ^ Census of Population (2020). "BARMM". 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. ^ a b Census of Population (2015). "ARMM – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Philippine army in deadly battle with Abu Sayyaf after Jolo blast". www.aljazeera.com. Retrieved 2019-02-02.
  7. ^ "Eight killed in 'fierce firefight' in Philippines' south". South China Morning Post. 2019-02-02. Retrieved 2019-02-02.
  8. ^ "Patikul, Sulu : Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ "Province of Sulu". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  12. ^ "Poverty incidence (PI):". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  13. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/NSCB_LocalPovertyPhilippines_0.pdf; publication date: 29 November 2005; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  14. ^ 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.
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ 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.
  17. ^ 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.
  18. ^ "PSA Releases the 2018 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2022.

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