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REGIONAL PROFILE

 

Background Information

Presidential Decree No. 461, dated 17 May 1974, created the Department of Environment and Natural resources (DENR). It was reorganized pursuant to Executive Order  No. 192, dated 10 June 1987. The geographical coverage of Region XII has been reconfigured five times through various legal issuance since the creation of the Autonomous  Region  in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) in 1989. The present configuration of the region under Executive Order No. 36 issued by Her Excellency President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on  September 19, 2001 comprises 6 congressional districts consisting 4 provinces, 2 chartered cities, 3 components cities and 45 municipalities.

Location/Jurisdiction.  Region XII is situated in the central part of Mindanao. Bounded on:

  • the north: by provinces of Lanao del Sur and Bukidnon;
  • the northwest by Maguindanao;
  • the southwest by Mindanao Sea;
  • the east by Davao del Sur and Davao City.

It lies between 6º 32’ and 7º 33’ latitude, between 124º 01’ and 125º 17’ longitude.
It spans the geographical zone covering major portion of the Cotabato River  Basin Area and Allah River Basin Area comprising the provinces of Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat and South Cotabato extending to the large coastal areas on the  southern tip portion of Mindanao comprising the province of Sarangani and the City  of General Santos.

List of Provinces and Municipalities by Congressional Districts

Province of Cotabato

Governor  –  Hon..Emmylou T. Mendoza 
First District Representative - Hon. Jesus N. Sacdalan
Second District Representative - Hon. Nancy A. Catamc
o
Third District Representative - Jose I. Tejada

        CENRO Midsayap (1st District) 

Municipality / City

No. of Brgys.

Name of Elected Official

Alamada

17

Hon. Mayor Bartolome B. Lataza Jr.

Midsayap

57

Hon. Mayor Roming Araña

Pigcawayan

40

Hon. Mayor Herminio Roquero

Libungan

30

Hon. Mayor Manuel T. Dela Serna

Pikit

42

Hon. Mayor Sultan Muhyryn

Aleosan

19

Hon. Mayor Vicented Sorupia, Jr.

Cotabato City

37

Hon. Mayor Japal J. Guiani,  Jr.

        CENRO  Kidapawan   City (2nd  District) 

Municipality / City

No. of Brgys.

Name of Elected Official

Kidapawan City

40

Hon. Mayor Joseph  Evangelista

Magpet

32

Hon. Mayor Florentino Gonzaga

Makilala

38

Hon. Mayor Rudy S. Caoagdan

President Roxas

26

Hon. Mayor Jaime H. Mahimpit

Antipas

13

Hon. Mayor Kap Ekis  Cadungon

Arakan

28

Hon. Mayor Rene V. Rubino, Sr.

        (3rd District)

Municipality / City

No. of Brgys.

Name of Elected Official

Banisilan

20

Hon. Mayor Betty A. Allado

Carmen

28

Hon. Mayor Rogelio T. Taliño

Kabacan

24

Hon. Mayor Herlo Guzman, Jr.

Matalam

 

34

Hon. Mayor Oscar Valdevieso

M’lang

36

Hon. Mayor Joselito F. Piñol

Tulunan

 

29

Hon. Mayor Lani S. Candolada

 

Province of Sultan Kudarat

Governor – Hon.   Suharto “Teng” Mangudadatu  
First District Representative -Hon.Raden C. Sakaluran  
Second  District Representative -  Hon.  Arnulfo F. Go

         CENRO Tacurong    City (1st District) 

Municipality / City

No. of Brgys.

Name of Elected Official

Columbio

16

Hon. Mayor Amirh  M. Musali

Isulan

17

Hon. Mayor Diosdado C. Pallasigue

Lambayong

26

Hon. Mayor Florante  L. Agduma

President Quirino

19

Hon. Mayor Azel  Mangudadatu

Tacurong City

20

Hon. Mayor Lina O. Montilla

Lutayan

11

Hon. Mayor Ruth M. Sakaluran

       CENRO  Kalamansig  (2nd District) 

Municipality / City

No. of Brgys.

Name of Elected Official

Bagumbayan

19

Hon. Mayor Bernardita R. Bito-onon

 

Esperanza

19

Hon. Mayor Helen T. Latog

 

Lebak

27

Hon. Mayor Dionesio B. Besana

Kalamansig

15

Hon. Mayor Rolando P. Garcia

Palimbang

40

Hon. Mayor Abubacar P. Maulana

Sen. Ninoy Aquino

20

Hon. Mayor Dante D. Manganaan

 

Province of South   Cotabato

 Governor  – Hon. Daisy Avance-Fuentes 
First  District Representative – Hon. Pedro B. Acharon Jr.
Second  District Representative – Hon. Dinand Hernandez

         CENRO General   Santos   City (1st District)

Municipality / City

No. of Brgys.

Name of Elected Official

General Santos City

26

Hon. Mayor Ronnel Rivera

Polomolok

23

Hon. Mayor Honey M. Lumayag

Tampakan

14

Hon. Mayor Leonardo V. Escobillo

Tupi

15

Hon. Mayor Reynaldo S. Tamayo, Jr.

        CENRO  Banga (2nd District)) 

Municipality / City

No. of Brgys.

Name of Elected Official

Banga

22

Hon. Mayor Albert Palencia

Koronadal City

27

Hon. Mayor Peter B. Miguel

Norala

14

Hon. Mayor Victor Y. Balayon

Surallah

17

Hon. Mayor Antonio Bendita

Tantangan

13

Hon. Mayor Benjamin Figueroa, Jr. 

T’boli

25

Hon. Mayor Dibu Tuan

Sto. Niño

10

Hon. Mayor Antonio Damandaman

Lake Sebu

19

Hon. Mayor Antonio B. Fungan

 

Province of   Sarangani

 Governor  – Hon. Steve Solon 
Lone  District Representative – Hon. Emmanuel  D. Pacquiao

 

         CENRO  Kiamba 

Municipality / City

No. of Brgys.

Name of Elected Official

Kiamba

19

Hon. Mayor Raul C. Martinez

Maitum

19

Hon. Mayor George Cho Perret

Maasim

16

Hon. Mayor Aniceto Lopez, Jr.

         CENRO Glan  

Municipality / City

No. of Brgys.

Name of Elected Official

Alabel

12

Hon. Mayor Corazon S. Grafilo

Malungon

31

Hon. Mayor Reynaldo F. Constatino

Glan

31

Hon. Mayor Victor James B. Yap

Malapatan

12

Hon. Mayor Alfonso M. Singcoy, Sr.

         Population Distribution by Origin 

Origin

Number

%

Migrants from Luzon & Visayas

2,287,739

71

Indigenous People

934,430

29

Total

3,222,169

100

        Cultural Mix of Migrant Population from Luzon and   Visayas 

Tribe

%

Ilonggo

43

Cebuano

31

Ilocano

10

Others

16

Total

100

        Cultural  Mix of Indigenous People 

Tribe

%

Maguindanao

31

Manobo

18

T’boli

16.5

Maranao

8

Bagobo

7

B’laan

5.5

Tiruray

5

Iranon

3

Ubo

2

Sangir

2

Tagakaulo

2

Total

100

       Population,  Growth Rate, Density, and other   indicators  

Indicators

Region XII

Mindanao

Population (May 1, 2000)

3,222,169

18,133,864

Population Growth Rate (1999-2000)

2.86%

2.44%

Population Density (person/sq.km.)

157

178.5

Land Area (sq.km.)

19,035.40 sq.km.

101,587

GRDP (CY 2000 in Billion Pesos @ constant 1985 prices)

33.6

173.03

GRDP Growth Rate (1999-2000)

4.45%

4.95%

Employment Rate (2000)

92.1%

92.5%

Inflation Rate (2000)

2.28%

4.10%

      Social  Indicators  

Indicators

Region XII

Mindanao

Infant Mortality Rate (per 1,000 live birth)

10.80

11.52

Maternal Mortality Rate (per 1,000 live birth, 1998)

1.0

1.13

Crude Birth Rate (per 1,000 population, 1998)

19.05

20.48

Crude Death Rate (per 1,000 population, 1998)

3.49

3.08

Participation Rate (in percent, 1999-2000)
·    Elementary
·    Secondary

 

92.72
68.72

 

93.17
49.27

        Geography 

Indicators

Cotabato

Sarangani

South Cotabato

Sultan Kudarat

Cotabato City

Gen. Santos City

Total

Land    Area (in sq. km)

6,565.9

3,957.60

3,705.89

4,094.0

176.0

536.06

19,035.45

Percentage    to Region’s-Land Area

34.49

20.79

19.47

21.51

0.92

2.82

100

No.    of Cities

1

 

-

1

1

-

-

3

No.    of Municipalities

17

7

10

11

-

-

45

No.    of Barangays

553

140

199

249

37

26

1,204

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LATEST NEWS

REGIONAL TECHNOLOGY FORUM

 

(September 27,2017,Lake Sebu,South Cotabato) Happening Now.Department of Environment and Natural Resources through Ecosystem Research and Development Bureau ERDB with Mining and Degraded Area Rehabilitation Research Center conducts Regional Technology Forum on Invasive Alien Species: Its threats to Environment and Natural Resources,Food and National Security.Chief, ERDB - ZFERD Carmelita I. Villamor (right photo,standing) presents an overview of IAS's negative impacts such as the "Buyo-Buyo" with scientific name, Piper Aducum L. and other floras and faunas that may threat the economic and physiological aspects of Lake Sebu.(KBBenpolok/RPAO/DENRXII)

 

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