M'lang, Cotabato, Philippines
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Within these 17 regions in the Philippines, there are 42,046 barangays, 1488 municipalities, 146 cities, 81 provinces. It has a democratic form of government and the freedom of speech is upheld by law. English is the "lingua franca" and is the mode of instruction in all high schools, colleges and universities. Laws and contracts are written in English.
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Barangays of M'lang in the Cotabato province within REGION XII (Soccsksargen) in the Republic of The Philippines
Bagontapay • Bialong • Buayan • Calunasan • Dagong • Dalipe • Dungo-an • Gaunan • Inas • Katipunan • La Fortuna • La Suerte • Langkong • Lepaga • Liboo • Lika • Luz Village • Magallon • Malayan • New Antique • New Barbaza • New Consolacion • New Esperanza • New Janiuay • New Kalibo • New Lawa-an • New Rizal • Nueva Vida • Pag-asa • Palma-Perez • Poblacion • Poblacion B • Pulang-lupa • Sangat • Tawantawan • Tibao • Ugpay
The Philippines has been a "decentralized" form of government since 1991, contrary to what most Filipinos think. Ever since the creation of Republic Act 7160, each LGU is responsible for its own domain. Even the smallest LGU the barangay creates its own Budget. It is not dependent on handouts from the city, municipality or province. "IMPERIAL MANILA IS A MYTH!", it does not exist anymore. The Philippine budget formulation system is not centralized. . It is the responsibility of each LGU to submit their budgetary needs for review. Failure to submit is the problem.
List of Municipalities in the Cotabato province within REGION XII (Soccsksargen) in the Republic of The Philippines
Alamada | Aleosan | Antipas | Arakan | Banisilan | Carmen | Kabacan | Libungan | Magpet | Makilala | Matalam
Midsayap | M'lang | Pigkawayan | Pikit | President Roxas | Tulunan
Cities in the province of Cotabato: Kidapawan City (Capital City)
M’lang Municipality Seal
M'Lang, Cotabato Philippines
Cotabato within the island of Muslim Mindanao, Philippines
M’lang Municipality Hall
- M’lang has a total of 37 barangays.
- Registered Voters of M’lang as of (2010) = 43,795
- M’lang is in the "2nd" Voting Congressional District of Cotabato (North Cotabato).
- Population of M’lang (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 86,321
- Land Area of M’lang (as of 2007, in hectares) = 31,213
- M’lang is a 1st class Municipality and Partially Urban.
- M’lang is in the Cotabato province and within Region XII– Soccsksargen in the island of mindanao
Geography of M’lang, Cotabato, Philippines
M’lang Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 31,213
Location of M’lang, Cotabato, Philippines
- M’lang is in the Province of Cotabato
- Cotabato Province is in the island of Mindanao and within Region XII.
History and about M’lang, Cotabato, Philippines
The Municipal Government of M’lang is composed of 37 barangays, 8 of which were now remained in the municipality from out of 18 barangays associated in its creation on August 3, 1951 by virtue of Executive Order No. 462 of the then President of the Philippine Elpidio Quirino, with territories taken from the adjacent towns of Kidapawan (its mother municipality) and Buluan of the now Maguindanao Province.
Its classification as of the present is that of a first class municipality per Department Order No. 24-97 of the Department of Finance. The Local Chief Executive, which is called the Municipal Major, is the head of the Municipal Government. It operates ion consonance with the mandate of R.A. 7160 otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991.
The Municipal Vice-Mayor is the head of the Legislative Department of the Municipal Government. The Sangguniang Bayan members are its member of the council. The Sangguniang Bayan is composed of 8 regular member and 2 ex-officio members. The Municipal Government of M’lang is a service-oriented institution where its primary concern is the welfare of its people.
The name M'lang was derived from a Maguindanaoan word "TAMLANG" which means BAMBOO. How the place got its name has been told in two versions, the legendary one and of historical significance.
According to Legend
Hundreds of years ago, long before the Spaniards landed in Cotabato, the native group called Bagobos inhabited the place. The two (2) superior Chieftains were Inong and Daplac. Inong was considered more powerful between the two. He possessed the superlative of being the strongest and the tallest man among his tribe. Big as he was, one could notice his nipples set nine inches (9") apart. Incredibly, he had forty dogs and forty deer. He engage in farming but spent most of his time in hunting.
One day, he went out for a game. He brought with him his dogs. They pass a creek where the water was in turmoil due to heavy rains that night. Inong swam to the other side while the dogs followed him. Not all his pets swam despite of his calling cry they were afraid of the strong current. One of the dogs that followed his master, and probably the frailest of the flock, was carried downstream.
Inong tried to save the dog but fortunately tried to catch up with the dog when said pet was strucked at the bamboo stump at the side of the river. When they reach home, Inong narrated to his wives and followers on what had happened. He mentioned the fact that if it were not for the bamboo clump that held the drifting dog, he would have lost one of his best hounds. In his memory, he called the creek Tamlang, as there was no better name that could be given it. This place bordering the creek incidentally became what we now call M'lang.
Mlang is a new settlement compared to Pikit and Kidapawan. The first Christian settlers did not venture into M'lang earlier than 1933. Hospicio Rivas was the first Christian who went far into the wilderness that is now M'lang and taken up a small claim. Then followed by Jacinto Paclibar, who was in search for more fertilook the difficult travel through the muddy trails and thick forest of M'lang. A town site was selected and barrios were designated. In that time, just at the outbreak of the last war, schools begun to spring up through the aid of the Parents Teachers Association. Chapels were constructed for the spiritual needs of the people and small entrepreneurship opened up for the trade. Unhampered settlements can be also attributed to Datu Sambutuan Piang, Datu Mamalangcop, Datu Macatubas and others.
When the war came, it was a productive town and also chosen as the bulwark of guerrillas of Cotabato because of its inaccessibility. It became an evacuation site of the people who did not want to surrender to the enemy. Its patriotic people contributed much to maintain guerrillas, especially in the production of food supplies.
Liberation found the people prostrate with the ravages of war. Lack of working animals and implements prevented the immediate rehabilitation of farms and lessened the chances of increase production. Lack of transportation facilities found the people isolated from the rest of the civilized world. But a determined people want to work as one community to provide basic food supply and to put back school into operation and to return the semblance of the good and harmonious way of life. Despite of the lack of good roads, liberation opened up the incoming waves of new immigrants from the Island of Panay, that for years and until M'lang was formally provided a good roads, settlers could be seen with their heavy packs on their backs hiking day and night on the trail towards a place they could call their own.
M'lang is composed of thirty seven (37) barangays. It became a regular Municipality on August 3, 1951, by virtue of Executive Order No. 462 of the President of the Philippines by the then President Elpidio Quirino, with territories taken from the adjacent towns of Kidapawan (its mother municipality) and Buluan of the now Maguindanao Province. Its classification as of the present is that of First class municipality per Department Order No. 24-97 of the Department of Finance. The M'lang Pilot Elementary School is one of the biggest in Cotabato province and the Notre Dame High School having been the pioneer in secondary education, and the Southern Baptist College leads the collegiate level of education.
The first town officials that ushered the establishment of an independent local government were Domingo Lim (Mayor), Leandro Sorilla (Vice Mayor), Juan Salva, Macario Celestial, Clemente Rendon and Lucas Pueblo (Councilors). The people expressed their suffrage for the first time on November 13, 1952 and elected able bodied, hardworking officials challenged to develop the infant municipality.
Various challenges were experienced by the municipality of M'lang from its birth to the present stage. There were land conflicts, religious demonstration and armed struggle after the declaration of Martial Law. Presently, the municipality has gain its momentum from those experiences that made its inhabitants matured enough to face the future challenges. M'lang today is not the same as M’lang before. Evident to this, its name today, can be found in the "Hall of Fame" as the Cleanest and the Greenest Municipality for five (5) consecutive years, since 1994
- This was copied verbatim from the LGU of M'lang.
People of M’lang, Cotabato, Philippines
- Population of M'LANG, COTABATO (NORTH COTABATO) as of 2020 census: 98,195
- Population of M’lang as of 2015 census: 95,070
- Population of M’lang as of May 1, 2010 census: 87,749
- M’lang Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 Census) = 86,321
- M’lang Registered Voters (2010 COMELEC) = 44,282
Elected Government Officials of M’lang, Cotabato, Philippines
The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.
They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.
Budget of Municipalities and Cities: The Philippine budget formulation system is not centralized. It has been decentralized since 1991. It is the responsibility of each LGU to submit their budgetary needs for review. Failure to submit is the problem. "IMPERIAL MANILA IS A MYTH!".
- Absolutely NO need for FEDERALISM. It is a ploy to give the Bangsamoro an Islamic State and finance the religion of Islam. It violates the constitution's "separation of church and state". We need a representation of a MINIMUM of one SENATOR per REGION..
- Contrary to Pres. Duterte's ranting (July 2019): Elected public officials can't be suspended by the DILG or the office of the president unless an official complaint has been filed. Republic Act 7160 chapter 4.
- Elected officials of M’lang for the term of 2016-2019
- Mayor of M’lang: Russel Magno Abonado
- Vice-Mayor of M’lang: No data from comelec
- Councilors of M’lang: No data from comelec
- Elected officials of M’lang for the term of 2013-2016
- Mayor of M’lang: PIÑOL, JOSELITO (LP) LIBERAL PARTY
- Vice-Mayor of M’lang: ABONADO, RUSSEL (LP) LIBERAL PARTY
- Councilors of M’lang:
- BENITO, REGERICK INDEPENDENT 8748 7.75%
- PIÑOL, GERARDO (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 8114 7.19%
- UNTAL, JOMARIE (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 7909 7.01%
- SOLIS, IVAN ROY (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 7747 6.87%
- BIAG, FRANCIS (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 7626 6.76%
- PARACHA, JANIREY (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 7315 6.48%
- ANDRES, TADEO INDEPENDENT 7295 6.47%
- CUERPO, LUIGI INDEPENDENT 7241 6.42%
- Elected officials of M’lang for the term of 2010-2013
- Mayor of M’lang: Joselito Fantin Piñol
- Vice-Mayor of M’lang: Bernie Fabila Abasques
- Councilors of M’lang:
Businesses in M’lang, Cotabato, Philippines
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M’lang, Cotabato, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
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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>>>
Sports News of M’lang, Cotabato, Philippines
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Sports News: updated 11/10/21
Kaya Iloilo sweeps Group B in Copa '21
MANILA – Kaya Iloilo pipped Mendiola with a 6-0 beating on Wednesday night to complete a sweep of Group B action in the Copa Paulino Alcantara at the PFF National Training Centre in Carmona.
A Jovin Bedic brace in the first half set the tone for the inaugural tournament champ even as the club netted three goals in each of the two halves to seal the top seed in its group ahead of the semifinals next week.
Bedic capitalized on an erroneous Mendiola attempt to keep the ball out of his reach and quickly raced inside the penalty box to open the scoring for Kaya Iloilo in the 11th minute.
News and Events
Updated: May 21, 2022
Only 21 active Covid-19 cases in Zamboanga City.
ZAMBOANGA CITY – There are only 21 active cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) here, according to data from the City Health Office on Saturday. Of the active cases, 33.3 percent are asymptomatic, 53.3 percent mild, 6.7 percent moderate, and 6.7 percent severe. Overall, the city has registered 27,897 recoveries since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, or 96.67 percent of 29,158 total infections.
False claims on history revisionism 'misleading': Sara spox
DAVAO CITY – The camp of Vice President-elect Sara Duterte said Saturday ACT Teachers party-list Representative France Castro's "false claims on history revisionism" is premature and misleading, pending the presentation of the education agenda by the incoming administration. Castro has called on Duterte, the incoming secretary of the Department of Education (DepEd), to restore Philippine History as an independent subject in the high school curriculum to prevent revisionism.
Real Estate for Sale or lease in M’lang, Cotabato, Philippines
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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in M’lang, Cotabato, Philippines
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- FILIPINOS WAKE UP! THE TAXES YOU PAID ARE USED BY THE GOVERNMENT TO EXCLUSIVELY FINANCE THE RELIGION OF ISLAM.
Freedom of religion, yes. Equality, yes. But no favoritism.
Schools in M’lang, Cotabato, Philippines
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Due to Covid19: Pursuant to the instructions of President Roa Duterte, and as recommended by the DepEd, classes for the year 2021-2022 will be opened but will be monitored.
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PUBLIC NOTICE: Why pretend that the National language of the Philippines is Tagalog? It should be English. To be a Teacher, doctor, lawyer, engineer, architect, nurse, computer technician; what books do you learn from? English books of course. All your tests are in English. The constitution of the Philippines is written in English. All the laws and new laws introduced by congress are in English. For that matter, you can't be a teacher in a school system unless you know English. The "Licensure Exam for Teachers" is in ENGLISH! Who are these people forcing Tagalog down our throats? Tagalog is simply one of the many dialects of the Philippines. Keep your dialects but learn and be fluent and proficient in ENGLISH.
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Economy of M’lang, Cotabato, Philippines
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Natural Resources of M’lang, Cotabato, Philippines
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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.
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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 Roy Cimatu - since May 8, 2017
- Department of Environment and Natural Resources
- Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
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 and thermal energy conversion. We have too many black outs.
Tourists Attractions of M’lang, Cotabato, Philippines
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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of M’lang, Cotabato, Philippines
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The cities or municipalities usually have yearly festivals where all the barangays participate. The cities or municipalities hold contests for the best floats in parades.
Your Story about M’lang, Cotabato, Philippines
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The oldest man or woman in M’lang, Cotabato, Philippines
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