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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.


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 -

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 Seismondo - LIBERAL PARTY
  • House Representatives of Maguindanao:
    • 1st District: Congressman SEMA, BAI SANDRA - LIBERAL PARTY
    • 2nd District: Congressman MANGUDADATU, ZAJID - LIBERAL PARTY
  • First District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  1. Sinsuat, Russman Jr. Untong
  2. Limbona, Asnawi Sinsuat
  3. Diocolano, Datu Sharif Durado
  4. Imam, Nashrullah Ambolodto
  5. Dagalangit, Bocari Manabilang
  • Second District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  1. Paglas, Ibrahim Iv Powers
  2. Angas, Prince Al-Jofner Maulana
  3. Midtimbang, Michael Enit
  4. Paglas, Allan Montawal
  5. Katambak, Abubakar Abedin

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.

  • DOST - Website
  • UPLiFT stands for Urban Program for Livelihood Finance and Training. - Website
  • DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website

Take a picture of your Business (from a Sari-Sari Store to a Mega Mall). Upload that picture here in and that picture can immediately be your business webpage. It is that easy. Here are two examples of how a picture becomes the webpage of the business: Twins Fried Chicken Restaurant and ABC Shopping Center

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  • Pharmacies, Drug Stores, Agri-Vets
  • Convenient Stores, Hardware and Supplies, General Stores, Sari-Sari Stores, Internet-Cafes
  • Department Stores and Appliance Stores
  • Supermarket, wet market, Fish Markets
  • Hotels, Motels, Pension Houses, Boarding houses and Resorts
  • Repair Shops: Shoe repair, Cellphone, Bikes (bicycles), motorcycles etc...
  • Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops, and Bakeries (Bakeshops)
  • Salons, Spas, Beauty Shops and Barber Shops
  • Gas Stations, Water Stations, Propane Stations

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 2015-2016 starts Monday, June 1, 2015 and ends Friday, April 1, 2016, for public elementary and secondary schools. The SY will consist of 201 school days, inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training (INSET) break. The different school events and activities, including the number of school days per quarter, are contained in Enclosure No. 1. Source: Department of Education

The name of your school in Maguindanao can be listed here. You can list it like this:

  • Name of School. Private or Public. It can be an elementary school, high school, college.
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    • Telephone Number
    • Principal of the school

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Economy of Maguindanao, Philippines

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Jobs in Maguindanao Philippines

If you have a job available and that job is within the Province of Maguindanao, Philippines, you may post it here.
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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.


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

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

  • Low costs in PH seen luring more investors
  • Thursday, February 4, 2016 1:00 am
Amid low labor and production costs, the Philippines is seen attracting more foreign investments in industries that employ skilled workers, such as banking and finance, business process outsourcing (BPO) as well as manufacturing, according to the Department of Finance’s chief economist.
In an economic bulletin, Finance Undersecretary Gil S. Beltran noted that the latest Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas data showed that the sectors that attracted the most foreign direct investment (FDI) as of end-October last year were manufacturing as well as financial and insurance activities ........ Full Story»

  • Moody’s bullish on PH, sees 6% growth in ’16
  • Tuesday, February 2, 2016 12:01 am
THE PHILIPPINES’ “strong” economic expansion last year despite a slower global economy was credit positive, debt watcher Moody’s Investor Service said Monday, with the upcoming elections seen speeding up growth this year.
Separately, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Amando Tetangco Jr. said in a text message to reporters also Monday that monetary policy settings remained appropriate despite the easing in a number of advanced economies ........ Full Story»

  • PSC okays P4M budget for hosting taekwondo Olympic qualifier
  • Thursday, February 4, 2016 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines – The country is pulling out all stops in qualifying more athletes to this year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
This after the Philippine Sports Commission recently approved the Php4 million budget the country will use in hosting the Asian Taekwondo Olympic Qualifier this April with hopes of advancing a maximum of four local jins to Rio ................................ 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

by (PNA)


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

Philippine Cycling is about cycling in the Philippnes. Philippine Cycling helps promote bike races, cycling clubs, bicycle tours, and the development of bicycle trails. Activities are coordinated with bike shops and cycling clubs throughout the Philippines to promote the fun of riding bikes. Philippine Cycling will be coordinating events with tour of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Road biking and mountain bikings will be promoted by Philippine Cycling.
Cycling Activity to Participate In

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  • ILOILO CITY, April 27-May 2, 2015 (PNA) – Some 5,000 bikers are expected to join the second Iloilo Bike Festival slated April 27-May 2, 2015 as the city continues to aspire to become a bike-able walkable metropolis. The activity that supported by the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU) and Megaworld Iloilo aims to promote Iloilo as a safe and bike friendly city, promote the share-a-road movement encourage Ilonggos to commute via biking and raise Ilonggos awareness on the benefits of biking on health, safety and environment concerns. Read More....
  • CYCLING Le Tour de Filipinas 2015 set as country celebrates 60 years of top-caliber cycling Feb 1 to Feb 4 2015 - View the result of the race: A four stage race. Stage 1 starts in Balanga and back to Balanga for a 126K race Feb 1, 2015 (Sunday); stage 2 starts in Balanga, Bataan to Iba, Zambales for a 154.7 K race Feb 2, 2015 (Monday); stage 3 starts in Iba, Zambales to Lingayen, Pangasinan for a 150.1K race Feb 3, 2015 (Tuesday); stage 4 starts in Lingayen, Pangasinan to Baguio City, Benguet for a 101.7K race Feb 4, 2015 (Wednesday). For a total distance of 532.5 Kms. Read More >>>
  • Ronda Pilipinas: Feb 8 - 27 2015:>> Discovering young riders for the national team will be the main objective of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2015 when the country’s premiere cycling race hits the road on Feb. 8 in Butuan City. Ronda Pilipinas executive project director Moe Chulani said the international multistage bikathon, which ends on Feb. 27, will have two qualifying legs of four stages each in Mindanao and the Visayas where the top riders will advance to face a tough foreign challenge in the six-stage Luzon finale. Read More>>>

The oldest living man or woman in Maguindanao, Philippines

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