The Municipality of Antipas long before its creation into a regular municipality was just a mere Sitio called Buru-Buruan of Barangay Kiyaab of the Municipality of Matalam which is inhabited mostly by Manobos. Due to continuous influx of Christian settlers in the area, the Municipal Council of Matalam passed a resolution in 1963, approved by the defunct Provincial Board of Cotabato and then was consequently recognized as one of the regular barangays of Matalam, Cotabato bearing the name of Antipas
The name Antipas was derived from the two major tribes dominating the area; “Anti” from the word Anitque and “pas” from Passi, two places found in Panay Island.
The enthusiasm of the natives and their determination to run their own affairs coupled with the fertility of the soil and a promise of a brighter future of the area brought forth the unified will of the people when they petitioned the National Government through the Provincial Government headed by then Governor Carlos B. Cajelo and represented by Assemblyman Jesus Amparo of the Batasang Pambansa. On October 14, 1980 by virtue of Batas Pambansa Bilang 88, approved by President Ferdinand E. Marcos, ratified by the people of the Municipality of Matalam on December 6, 1980 and ultimately inaugurated on March 7, 1981, Antipas was created as the 15th municipality of Cotabato.
Antipas is centrally located at the heart of Arakan Valley. It si bounded on the easy by the municipality of Magpet; on the North by Arakan River, on the South by Pres. Roxas; and on the west by its mother municipality, Matalam.
Antipas is predominantly an agriculture area. Antipas is identified as a major corn and rubber producing area in relation to soil type and soil capability dominant in the area. Coupled with these is the potential of the area for agri-based industries like cassava, coconut and rubber, coffee and cacao
Industries present in the area deal with agriculture support facilities. Rice mill, corn mills, corn sheller and drier. Other industries are furniture making, tailoring and welding.
MUNICIPALITY OF ANTIPAS
Date of Creation: February 15, 1981
Land Area (Has): 20,000 (NAMRIA)
Income Classification: 2nd Class
Population: 25,242 (2010 NSO Survey)
Population Density (2010): 126.21 (Persons/sq.km.)
Registered Voters (2010): 14,037
No. of Barangays: 13
ANTPASKWA CHRISTMAS FtSTIVAL (December 1-30) a season of thanksgiving and joyous celebration of tho birth of Jesus Christ that unites diverse cultures and beliefs of the Antipaseño. It is a “Light for Peace” Project where every street and even trees are adorned with colorful playful lights with magnanimous display of creativity and Ingenuity.
Hon. Egidio D. Cadungon
Hon. Rodrigo L. Pedregosa
Hon. Veronica C. Peñaloza Hon. Buenaventura P. Tirado
Hon. Abraham C. Gabriel Hon. Dennis C. Parcon
Hon. Jerry C. Porras Hon. Ronnie S. Magbanua
Hon. Ronnie P. Cadungon Hon. Teddy A. Osorio
|BARANGAY||BARANGAYÿCAPTAIN||NSO POPULATION (2010)|
|1. B. CADUNGON||BONNT T. BLAS||941|
|2. CANAAN||RENE C. DAJAY, SR.||846|
|3. CAMUTAN||HERNANDO C. VILLAROSA, JR.||1,848|
|4. DATU AGOD||ZOSIMO T. HATAMOSA||994|
|5. DOLORES||EUGENIO S. PATUBO, SR.||1,018|
|6. KIYAAB||ROBERT O. GARFIN||2,320|
|7. LUHONG||ROSARIO L. REYES||1,255|
|8. MAGSAYSAY||JERRY D. MABUTI||1,946|
|9. MALANGAG||JIMMY B. CARIAS||1,072|
|10. MALATAB||VICENTE N. LADIO, SR.||3,228|
|11. MALIRE||MOSES A. TUBAL||1,635|
|12. NEW PONTEVEDRA||RONILO R. NAVARRO||1,457|
|13. POBLACION||DOMINADOR P. CADUNGON, JR.||6,682|