General Information

General Information

  

HISTORY

Sultan Kudarat was once a part of the former empire province of Cotabato. It was created as a separate province along with Maguindanao and North Cotabato on November 22, l973 by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 341 signed by former Pres. Ferdinand E. Marcos.

 The purpose of dividing Cotabato into three (3) smaller provinces is clearly stated in Presidential Decree No. 341, which pertinently provided, to wit:

“Whereas, the province of Cotabato is one of the largest and richest provinces of the Philippines;

 Whereas, the potentials of the province have not been fully developed due to the magnitude of the task of provincial development and troubles that have long plagued the area;

 Whereas, the many conflicting political, social and economic interests that have limited the progress of the province must be resolved in order to promote the stability and accelerate the development of Cotabato; and

 Whereas, there is a need for dividing the present province into smaller units which can be more effectively administered and developed”.

 The name Sultan Kudarat given to the province was derived from a Muslim ruler, the late Sultan Mohammed Dipatuan Kudarat who begun to assert his leadership in the year 1619 and reigned the Sultanate of Maguindanao from January 1625 to 1671 A.D.

He was a virtuous leader who embodied the idea of basic unity, oneness and freedom among the diverse people scattered throughout its Sultanate.  For this reason, he was considered as one of the National heroes of our country and for his honour this province was named after him.

 

LOCATION & PHYSICAL PROFILE

Sultan Kudarat is located in the southwestern part of the island of Mindanao. It is bounded on the north by its sister provinces of Maguindanao and Cotabato; on the south by the provinces of South Cotabato and Sarangani; on the east by Davao del Sur; and on the west by Celebes Sea.

The municipality of Isulan is the capital town of the province which is approximately 88 kilometers from Cotabato City; 174 kilometers from Davao City and 103 kilometers from General Santos City.

The province is strategically located in the BIMP-EAGA region. Its coastal areas and towns are directly facing Australia and the three major ASEAN growth partners (Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei), making it a potential backdoor of the Philippines to these countries.

The province is outside the typhoon belt as it lies on the region between latitude 6 and 7 degrees North and between longitude 124 and 126 degrees East.

 

HUMAN RESOURCES

POPULATION

  • Total Population, 2010 – 747,087
  • Literacy Rate, 2000 – 83.96%
  • Total Fertility Rate, 2005-2010 – 3.92%
  • Life Expectancy at Birth, 2005-2010
    • Male – 64.45%
    • Female – 69.22%
  • Population Density, 2010 – 145 persons/sq.km.
  • Population Growth Rate (2000-2010) – 2.45 %
  • No. of Household, 2010 – 149,217  (estimated)
  • Household Size – 5
  • Registered Voters – 380,091
    • 1st District – 196,520
    • 2nd District – 183,571

LABOR FORCE

  • In the Labor Force, 2002 – 232,000
  • Not in the Labor Force, 2002 – 151,000
  • Employment Rate, 2003 – 93.72%
  • Unemployment Rate, 2003 – 6.28%
  • Underemployment, 2003 – 6.30%
  • Labor Force Participation Rate, 2003 – 60.81%

OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS, 2000

  • Male – 2,031
  • Female – 3,653

AGE DEPENDENCY RATIO, 2007

  • Both Sexes – 70.6
  • Male – 69.4
  • Female – 72.0

 

POLITICAL SUBDIVISION

Sultan Kudarat is now under the administrative supervision of Region XII, per E.O.       No. 36.  It is composed of eleven (11) municipalities and one (1) component city namely; Bagumbayan, Columbio, Esperanza, Isulan, Kalamansig, Lebak, Lutayan, Lambayong, Palimbang, President Quirino, Senator Ninoy Aquino and Tacurong City. Isulan, the provincial capital is 88 kilometers from Cotabato City, 103 from General Santos City and 174 kilometers from Davao City.

Total Number of Barangays by Municipality/ City & Distances of Town Centers

from Isulan (Capital Town) 

Municipality/ City

Number of Barangay

Estimated Distance from Isulan (in Kms.)

1.   Bagumbayan

19

27

2.   Columbio

16

60

3.   Esperanza

19

13

4.   Isulan

17

5.   Kalamansig

15

128

6.   Lambayong

26

24

7.   Lebak

27

118

8.   Lutayan

11

73

9.   Palimbang

40

288

10. Pres. Quirino

19

17

11. Sen. Ninoy Aquino

20

80

12. Tacurong City

20

11

Total

249

  

NATURAL RESOURCES

  • Land Classification
    • Alienable & Disposable   –   248,288 has
    • Public Land   –   265,242 has
  • Land Use (SAFDZ)
    • Forest Land   –   258,433 has
    • Agricultural Land   –   229,909 has
    • Non-Agricultural Land   –   5,958 has
    • Fishing Ground   –   12,421 has
    • Lakes & other bodies of water   –   5,237 has
    • Fishponds   –   1,572 has
  • Soil Types
    • Sandy Loam
    • Clay Loam
    • Loamy Sand
    • Silty Clay Loam
    • Miscellaneous Land (Hydrosol, Peat soil, River wash, Soil Undifferentiated, Mountain Soil, Rivers and Lakes)
  • Mineral resources are abundant in the province making it one of the potentials for investments in Southern Mindanao. Metallic minerals are found mostly in the mountainous areas of Isulan, Basgumbayan, Sen. Ninoy Aquino, Palimbang and Columbio. These minerals are copper, gold, chromium, zinc and silver. Bureau of Mines and Geology explorations proved that there are sizeable amount of copper deposits in Bagumbayan and Palimbang. Non-metallic minerals found in the province include clay, sulfur, limestone, phosphate, sand and gravel, marbleized stone.
  • Guano Resources – The province has also guano deposits in several caves in the mountainous areas of Bagumbayan, Columbio, Sen. Ninoy Aquino, Kalimansig, Lebak and Esperanza.
  • Watershed Areas

Name of Watershed

Location

Area (has)

Kabulnan Watershed

Bagumbayan & Sen. Ninoy Aquino

116,451.83

Allah Valley Watershed

Bagumbayan, Isulan & Esperanza

2,260.00

Alip-Dalol River Watershed

Columbio

29,000.00

Hinalaan-Limulan Watershed

Kalamansig

9,591.82

Sangay-Paril Watershed

Kalamansig

5,686.66

Sebayor-Basiawan Watershed

Kalamansig

5,700.34

Salaman Watershed

Lebak

8,176.00

Lumotan Watershed

Kalamansig

5,138.54

Tran-Masla Watershed

Lebak

7,677.14

Barurao Watershed

Lebak

6,817.62

Tran-Sucong Watershed

Lebbak

8,518.65

Palimbang River Watershed

Palimbang

5,000.00

TOTAL

210,018.60

 

ECONOMY

  • Annual Per Capita Poverty Threshold 2012

Php17,597.00

  • Average Family Income, 2000

Php75,756.00

  • Poverty Incidence among families, 2012

40.4%

  • Major Products

Rice, Corn, Coconut, Fish, Coffee, Palm Oil, Sugarcane, Fruits and Vegetables

  • Major Industries
  1. Agriculture: Farming, Fishing, Poultry and Swine Raising, Cattle Fattening, Palm Oil and by Products
  2. Cottage: Handicraft, Manufacturing of Pre and Post Harvest Facilities, Concrete Products, Furniture and Kalakat Making
  3. Construction: Housing, Roads and Bridges
  • Investors:
  1. Industries (Multi-Nationals)
  2. Commercial/Shopping Malls

 

6

3

  • Banking Institution:
  1. Number of Rural Banks
  2. Number of Government Banks
  3. Commercial Banks

 

9

6

12

  • Financing/Lending/Venture Companies

28

  • Pawnshop

18

 

SOCIAL SERVICES

  • Education, 2011-2012

School

No. of School

Total enrolment

Day Care Centers

582

 19,381

Pre Schools

 

15,621

          – Public

53

13,115

          – Private

30

2,506

Elementary Schools

 

113,290

          – Public

346

108,829

          – Private

32

4,461

Secondary Schools

 

46,742

          – Public

58

34,424

          – Private

37

12,318

Tertiary Schools

 

9,146

          – Public

8

4,913

          – Private

10

4,233

Technical Schools

 

 

          – Public

 

 

          – Private

16

 

  • Health Facilities, 2012
    • Rural Health Units   –   12
    • Hospitals   –   27
      • Primary   –   17
      • Secondary   –   7
      • Tertiary   –   2
    • Mobile Hospital   –   1
    • Barangay Health Stations   –   214
    • Lying-in Clinics   –   24
  • Health Indicator, CY 2012
    • Crude Birth Rate/1,000 Pop   –   20.13
    • Crude Death Rate/1,000 Pop   –   3.56
    • Infant Mortality Rate/1,000 Pop   –   9.03
    • Maternal Mortality Rat/1,000 Live Birth   –   0.78
    • Under Five Mortality Rate – 11.79 
  • Health Workers, 2012
    • Medical Doctor   –   73
    • Nurse   –   160
    • Dentist   –   15
    • Dental Aides   –   8
    • Midwives   –   212
    • Pharmacist   –   11
    • Sanitary Inspector   –   13
    • Sanitary Engineer   –   1
    • Medical Technologist   –   24
    • Medical Technician   –   1
    • Dietician/Nutritionist   –   7
    • Radiation Technologist   –   9
    • Health Educator   –   1
    • Barangay Health Worker   –   1,602
    • Trained Birth Attendant   –   275
    • Administrative Staff   –   191
  • Sports and Recreation Facilities
Gymnasium

20

Basketball Court

380

Tennis Court:

 

           – Public

12

           – Private

4

Bowling Lane

1

Theaters/Cinemas

1

Parks

50

  • Housing and Subdivision Projects, 2007

a) Private

16

            – Total Area

65.63 has

            – No. of Units

2,863

b) Government

13

            – Total Area

33.3970 has

            – No. of Units

1,116

  • Resettlement Areas
    • DAR
Bagumbayan 14,000.2010 has
Columbio

27,500.8492 has

Lutayan

5,700.0000 has

Sen. Ninoy Aquino

20,246.4244 has 

    • Municipal/City Resettlement
Esperanza BLISS

2 has

TAMEA, Tacurong City

3 has

Kamanga, Isulan

20 has

    • Provincial Resettlement
  • Reservation

105.0 has

Enonge, Kulaman SNA

100.00 has

Kulaman SNA

5 has

  • Residential Lot

17.3 has

Sinakulay, Pres. Quirino

1.0 has

Palavilla, Lutayan

1.0 has

Bayasong, Lutayan

1.0 has

Kalandagan, Tacurong City

9.6 has

Dansuli, Isulan

4.7 has

  • Protective Services, 2007
Policemen

593

Patrol Cars

22

Average Monthly Crime Rate/100,000 population

7.37

Firemen

52

Fire Trucks

7

Women and Children’s Desk

13

 

 INFRASTRUCTURE

 

  • Road Networks and Bridges

Roads Classification and Type of Pavement, 2006

Administrative Classification

Type of Pavement (in kilometers)

Total

Asphalt

Concrete

Gravel

Earth

National

0.240

95.5022

150.6940

38.8670

285.3032

Provincial

5.000

11.3900

534.1600

528.8350

1,079.3850

Municipal/City

24.5830

210.7252

94.3940

329.7022

Barangay

3.000

149.7700

941.7160

778.6010

1,873.0870

Total

 

281.2452

1,837.2952

1,440.6970

3,567.4774

Source: DPWH, PEO, MEOs

 

Number and Length of Bridges by Type of Structure, 2006

Type

Number

Total Length (km)

RCDG

82

2,245.23

Steel

40

999.00

Bailey

25

364.00

RCBC/Overflow

5

45.00

Total

152

3,653.23

            Source: DPWH, PEO, MAOs

 

  • Transportation

Land Transportation by Classification, 2007

Private

17,982

Government

412

For Hire

3,555

Total

21,949

Source: LTO

    • Airport   –   4
    • Sea Transportation
      • Seaports   –   2
      • Fishing ports   –   2

 

  • Waiting Shed    –   356 units
  • Water Resources
    • Level III
      • Service Provider (Operating body)   –   4
      • Water Service Connection   –   9,091
    • Level II   –   87
    • Level I   –   58,823 units
  • Irrigation System

Type of System

Number

Service Area (has.)

a. National Irrigation System (NIS)

4

19,723.50

b. Communal Irrigation System (CIS)

35

7,666.75

c. Shallow Tube Wells (STWs)

399

1,524.80

TOTAL

442

28,915.05

Source: NIA-PIO, NIA-LAMRIS 

  • Communication
a. Telephone Companies

3

b. Public Calling Office (POC’s)

5

c. Cell Sites

27

d. Postal Office

10

e. Messengerial/ Courier Services:

 

             LBC

2

             JRS

2

             DHL

1

f. Local News papers Publication

8

g. Radio Stations

3

h. TV/Cable Stations

3

i. Internet Connections

 

Service Providers

7

Internet Cafés

23

Source: PHIL POST CORP, DISTRICT OFFICE, TAC. CITY, CICT-TELOF, PPDO, PLDT

  • Power Facilities
a. Electric Cooperative

1

b. Diesel Power Barge

1

c. Land Based Diesel Power

3

              All Commercial banks have standby generators

 

              Capitol standby generators

2

              Big commercial establishments have standby generators

 

d. Mooring Facility

1

e. TRANSCO Power Relay Station

1

f. Coverage of Energizing CY 2007:

 

Barangays Covered

249

Barangay Energized

 

        Grid

176

        Solar/ Gen 

58

Household Connection

51,323

  • Other Infrastructure
a. Asphalt Mixing Plant

1

b. Cold Storage

1

c. Garbage Disposal Facilities:

 

              Garbage Trucks

13

              Dumpsite

8

              Sanitary Landfill

1

       Material Recovery Facility (MRF)

1

 

 

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