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Maguindanao Province, Philippines

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The Province of Maguindanao is once part of the empire Province of Cotabato. When there were still less emigrants from Luzon and Visayas, this empire was inhabited by Bangsamoro People and known as the Moro Province. In 1967, by virtue of Congressional Act, the empire Province of Cotabato was divided into two (2) provinces, Cotabato and South Cotabato.

The late President Ferdinand Edralin Marcos through Presidential decree 341 on November 22, 1973 again divided the Province of Cotabato into three (3) provinces. Thus, the Province of Maguindanao, North Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat came into existence.

List of 33 Municipalities in the Maguindanao province within Region XV - ARMM in the Republic of The Philippines
Ampatuan || Barira || Buldon || Buluan || Datu Abdullah Sangki || Datu Anggal Midtimbang || Datu Blah T. Sinsuat || Datu Hoffer Ampatuan || Datu Odin Sinsuat || Datu Paglas || Datu Piang || Datu Saudi-Ampatuan || Datu Unsay || Gen. S. K. Pendatun || Guindulungan || Kabuntalan || Mamasapano || Mangudadatu || Matanog || Northern Kabuntalan || Pagagawan || Pagalungan || Paglat || Pandag || Parang || Rajah Buayan || Shariff Aguak (Capital) || Shariff Saydona Mustapha || South Upi || Sultan Kudarat || Sultan Mastura || Sultan Sa Barongis || Talayan || Talitay || Upi


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Residents of Barangays Karim, Minabay and Piers in the Municipality of Buldon, Maguindanao Province, can now safely cross the Kaduongan River to transport their farm products to the town center in Buldon via the suspended footbridge which was constructed by USAID’s GEM Program under the Barangay Infrastructure Project (BIP) component.
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Maguindanao Province, Philippines The province of Maguindanao is within Region XV-ARMM.

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Location of Maguindanao, Philippines

  • 7.1333° N, 124.3000° E - Maguindanao, Coordinates

Maguindanao is in the island of Mindanao and is within Region XV-ARMM.

History of Maguindanao, Philippines

Source: Verbatim from the LGU of the province of Maguindanao - http://www.maguindanao.gov.ph

The Province of Maguindanao is once part of the empire Province of Cotabato. When there were still less emigrants from Luzon and Visayas, this empire was inhabited by Bangsamoro People and known as the Moro Province. In 1967, by virtue of Congressional Act, the empire Province of Cotabato was divided into two (2) provinces, Cotabato and South Cotabato.

The late President Ferdinand Edralin Marcos through Presidential decree 341 on November 22, 1973 again divided the Province of Cotabato into three (3) provinces. Thus, the Province of Maguindanao, North Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat came into existence.

The newly separated Maguindanao Province was administered by Governor Atty. Simeon A. Datumanong, followed by Atty. Zacaria A. Candao. On April 1, 1977, Atty. Candao resigned and President Marcos appointed Mayor Datu Sanggacala M. Baraguir of Sultan Kudarat Municipality as Governor. In his capacity as Governor of Maguindanao, he transferred the seat of the province from Maganoy now Shariff Aguak to Sultan Kudarat Municipality as embodied in the Presidential Decree No. 1170 dated July 7, 1977. The fourth appointed governor of Maguindanao was Atty. Sandiale A. Sambolawan. On January 1980 elections, he won as the first elected provincial governor. He returned the seat of the Provincial Government to Shariff Aguak.

In 1986, a great historical event transpired in Manila. President Marcos was forced to leave the country thru “EDSA Revolution”. Former President Corazon C. Aquino was installed as the new President of the Republic of the Philippines. Upon assumption to office, she appointed Atty. Zacaria A. Candao as governor of Maguindanao on April 5, 1986 and concurrent Chairman of Lupong Tagapagpaganap Pampook (LTP). Governor Candao was elected as Governor in 1989 election.

When the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao was created by virtue of Republic Act No. 6734, Governor Candao resigned and won for the position of Regional Governor of the ARMM. He was succeeded by his then Vice Governor Norodin A. Matalam as governor of Maguindanao. Governor Matalam was elected as governor in 1992 election. In 1995 election, Atty. Zacaria A. Candao won the governorship. He was re-elected in May 1998 election.

In the May 14, 2001 elections, Datu Andal S. Ampatuan, Sr. won and became the fifth elected governor of Maguindanao. Under his administration the development thrust of the Province anchored on food security, health, infrastructure and peace and May 14, 2007, but resigned in 2008 and succeeded by his son, then Vice – Governor Datu Sajid Islam U. Ampatuan.

In connection with the so-called Maguindanao Massacre on November 23, 2009, the Governorship of Maguindanao was vacated by Governor Ampatuan.

On December 21, 2009, the Department of Interior and Local Government issued a Memorandum Order appointing Hon. Bai Nariman A. Ambolodto as Vice-Governor and at the same time acted as the Provincial Governor of Maguindanao, ended her term as Acting Governor on February 22, 2009.

On February 23, 2009, the Regional Governor Ansaruddin A. Adiong appointed Datu Gani O. Biruar as Governor of Maguindanao. He turned-over the Governorship of Maguindanao to Governor Elect Esmael G. Mangudadatu on June 30, 2010.

On July 01, 2010, Hon. Esmael G. Mangudadatu assumed his post as the 6th elected Governor of the Province of Maguindanao. Under his administration, the development thrusts are guided by his eight (8) point development agenda, such as; Restoration of Peace and Order, Transparent, Accountable and Participative Governance, Poverty Reduction Program, Infrastructure Development, Parallel Support to Madaris and Secular Education, Accessible Quality Health Services, Environment Management Program and Revenue Generation.

  • Political Subdivision

The Province of Maguindanao is divided into two congressional districts: the first and the second district. The first district is composed of Eleven (11) Municipalities while second district is composed of Twenty Five (25) municipalities with the total of 36 municipalities. Shariff Aguak Municipality is the seat of government.

The 36 municipalities were composed of Four Hundred Ninety Five (495) Barangays. Of this Sultan Kudara still has the most number of barangays with Thirty-Nine (39) followed by Datu Odin Sinsuat municipality with Thirty-Four (34) and the lowest are Buluan and Datu Anggal municipalities with seven (7) barangays each.

People of Maguindanao, Philippines

Total Population of Maguindanao

Elected Government Officials of Maguindanao, Philippines

Elected officials of Maguindanao Province for the term of 2013-2016
  • Provincial Governor of Maguindanao: Esmael Gaguil Mangudadatu - LIBERAL PARTY
  • Provincial Vice-Governor of Maguindanao: SINSUAT, LESTER - LIBERAL PARTY
  • House Representatives of Maguindanao:
    • 1st District: Congressman SEMA, BAI SANDRA - LIBERAL PARTY
    • 2nd District: Congressman MANGUDADATU, ZAJID - LIBERAL PARTY
  • Provincial Board Members:

Elected officials of Maguindanao Province for the term of 2010-2013

Elected officials of Maguindanao Province for the term of 2007-2010

Elected Barangay Officials within the Maguindanao Province

Businesses in Maguindanao, Philippines

How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood

The Philippine Livelihood Program: The Philippine government provides several programs to enhance the livelihood of the Filipino people. The department of Science and Technology through its Technology Research Center (TRC) regurlarly conducts various types of hands-on and personalized training programs.

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  • DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website

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Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Maguindanao, Philippines

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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Maguindanao, Philippines

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Schools in Maguindanao, Philippines

School year 2014-2015 starts June 2, 2014 and ends March 27, 2015, for public elementary and secondary schools. The school year will have 201 school days, of which 180 days are “nonnegotiable” student-teacher contact time.


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Economy of Maguindanao, Philippines

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Jobs in Maguindanao Philippines

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Natural Resources of Maguindanao, Philippines

Protect the environment

It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.

Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!


Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.

The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.

To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.

Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More


We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.

This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.

Contact:

  • Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
  • +63-2-929-6626
  • osec@denr.gov.ph

We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.


Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.

Tourists Attractions of Maguindanao, Philippines

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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Maguindanao, Philippines

Every city or municipality has some sort of a festival or tradition that is celebrated every year. In the Philippines almost all barangays that are predominantly populated by Christians celebrate fiesta. Tell us about the festivals, fiestas and traditions of Maguindanao.

Philippine News

  • Philippines moves up 13 notches in Ease of Doing Business
  • Wednesday, October 29, 2014 4:09 pm
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines moved up by 13 notches in its ranking in the Ease of Doing Business Report 2015 released by the World Bank and International Finance Corporation on Wednesday.
From being ranked 108th last year, the country rose to the 95th spot out of 189 economies ........................ Full Story»

  • Aquino: Invest in the Philippines – and in Filipinos
  • Tuesday, October 28, 2014 7:36 pm
MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino III called on investors to invest not just in the Philippines but, more importantly, in its people.
During an open forum at the 13th CEO forum of the Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Incorporated (SEIPI) on Tuesday, October 28, the President stressed that the greatest single resource of the country is the people ........................ Full Story»

  • CKS celebrates 75th anniversary with Unity Walk
  • Wednesday, October 29, 2014 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - Chiang Kai Shek College held a unity walk from the Lapu-Lapu Shrine in Luneta to the school’s main campus in Tondo last Sunday as part of its 75th anniversary celebrations.
The event, which showcased the school’s solidarity and years of excellence, was participated in by its students, alumni, parents and faculty .............................. Full Story»

Maguindanao Zip Codes

Source: Philippine Postal Corporation
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9600 Cotabato City Maguindanao
9601 Datu Odin Sinsuat (Dinaig) Maguindanao
9602 Upi Maguindanao
9603 South Upi Maguindanao
9604 Parang Maguindanao
9605 Sultan Kudarat Maguindanao
9606 Kabuntulan Maguindanao
9607 Datu Piang Maguindanao
9608 Maganoy Maguindanao
9609 Ampatuan Maguindanao
9610 Pagalungan Maguindanao
9611 Sultan sa Barongis Maguindanao
9612 Talayan Maguindanao
9613 Matanog Maguindanao
9614 Barira Maguindanao
9615 Buldon Maguindanao
9616 Buluan Maguindanao
9617 Datu Paglas Maguindanao
9618 Gen. S.K. Datun Maguindanao
9619 Sharif Aguak Maguindanao

Maguindanao News

Cops launch manhunt vs. grenade thrower in Maguindanao

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CAMP SK PENDATUN, Maguindanao, May 12 (PNA) - Police have launched a province-wide manhunt against a man who tossed a hand grenade Friday night in Sultan Kudarat town that left one person wounded.

Senior Insp. Esmael Madi, Sultan Kudarat town police chief, identified the victim as Maot Solayman, 39, who sustained shrapnel injuries in his back as the explosive landed inside their home in Barangay Calzada.

Madi said Solayman and his family had just finished supper at about 7 p.m. when the grenade-throwing incident took place. His wife and children were unhurt.

Solayman is now in a hospital recuperating from his serious back injuries, doctors said.

The motive for the grenade throwing was unknown.

Police said Solayman was just an ordinary pedicab driver and has no known enemies.

Maguindanao, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling

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