Picong, Lanao del Sur

Picong, officially the Municipality of Picong (Maranao: Inged a Picong; Tagalog: Bayan ng Picong), is a 4th class municipality in the province of Lanao del Sur, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 16,615 people. [3]

Picong
Municipality of Picong
Map of Lanao del Sur with Picong highlighted
Map of Lanao del Sur with Picong highlighted
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Picong is located in Philippines
Picong
Picong
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 7°41′N 123°57′E / 7.68°N 123.95°E / 7.68; 123.95Coordinates: 7°41′N 123°57′E / 7.68°N 123.95°E / 7.68; 123.95
Country Philippines
RegionBangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM)
ProvinceLanao del Sur
District2nd District
Barangays19 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorMesron D. Balindong
 • Vice MayorAlinader M. Balindong
 • CongressmanYasser A. Balindong
 • Electorate10,787 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
 • Total280.00 km2 (108.11 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census) [3]
 • Total16,615
 • Density59/km2 (150/sq mi)
 • Households
2,342
Economy
 • Income class4th municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence71.38% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue₱76,399,881.77 (2016)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
9303
PSGC
153635000[5]
IDD:area code+63 (0)63
Climate typetropical climate
Native languagesMaranao
Tagalog
Websitewww.sultangumander-lds.gov.ph

GeographyEdit

BarangaysEdit

Picong is politically subdivided into 20 barangays.

  • Anas
  • Bara-as
  • Biasong (Badak)
  • Bulangos
  • Durian
  • Ilian
  • Liangan (Poblacion)
  • Maganding
  • Maladi
  • Mapantao
  • Micalubo
  • Mimbalawag
  • Pindolonan
  • Punong
  • Ramitan
  • Torogan
  • Tual
  • Tuca
  • Ubanoban (Maladig)

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Ganassi, Lanao del Sur
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29
(84)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
30
(86)
29
(85)
Average low °C (°F) 23
(73)
24
(75)
24
(75)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 236
(9.3)
225
(8.9)
244
(9.6)
235
(9.3)
304
(12.0)
287
(11.3)
200
(7.9)
175
(6.9)
158
(6.2)
200
(7.9)
287
(11.3)
243
(9.6)
2,794
(110.2)
Average rainy days 24.3 22.3 26.0 27.2 28.3 27.2 25.8 24.8 22.2 25.4 27.2 25.8 306.5
Source: Meteoblue (modeled/calculated data, not measured locally)[6]

HistoryEdit

Formerly known as Sultan Gumander, the municipality was renamed in 2006 pursuant to Muslim Mindanao Autonomy Act No. 175 dated December 16, 2004,[7] which was ratified through a plebiscite conducted by the Commission of Elections on March 25, 2006.[8]

Alinader Dagar Balindong is the incumbent mayor. He was elected thrice as mayor in 1998 up to 2004. He runs as vice mayor in 2007 as unopposed candidate. Mayor Tanaun as he fondly called by his constituents is the son of great old man of the Balindong clan then Mayor of Malabang Sultan Amir Macaorao Balindong. Siblings of Mayor Tanaun includes the former Congressman and House Deputy Speaker, Atty. Pangalian Balindong of 2nd district of Lanao del Sur and the incumbent Vice Mayor of Malabang, Lanao del Sur. This Balindong family is dominating the political landscape of the 2nd district of Lanao del Sur.

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Picong
YearPop.±% p.a.
1970 7,901—    
1975 9,016+2.68%
1980 6,765−5.58%
1990 9,402+3.35%
1995 10,503+2.10%
YearPop.±% p.a.
2000 12,230+3.32%
2007 23,487+9.42%
2010 14,136−16.87%
2015 16,615+3.13%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][9][10][11]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of Picong | Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)
  2. ^ "Report No3  – Population, Land Area, and Population Density" (PDF), 2015 Census of Population, PSA, 2016, ISSN 0117-1453, archived (PDF) from the original on 25 October 2020
  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. ^ Philippine Standard Geographic Code, PSA
  6. ^ "Picong, Lanao del Sur : Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Muslim Mindanao Autonomy Act No. 175; An Act Changing the Name of the Municipality of Sultan Gumander to the Municipality of Picong, in the Province of Lanao del Sur" (PDF). Regional Legislative Assembly, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  8. ^ National Statistical Coordination Board (2006-04-27). "2006 Factsheet". Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2006-06-24.
  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 Lanao del Sur". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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