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Arakan logoThe word Arakan is derived from the Manobo term “ARA” which means abundance of natural resources in the valley and “KAN” which means heroism, bravery and valor of the early Manobo leaders and settlers of the area. The word “ARAKAN”[3] then was named referring to one of the rivers of the valley. Arakan is basically a territory of a number of ethno-linguistic groups, predominantly of the Manobo-Kulamanon and Manobo-Tinananon tribes. The names of the two (2) big rivers in Arakan were also from these ethnic groups of the Kulaman and Tinanan Rivers. The original settlers of the place are the Manobos, which were believed to have originally come from the string of islands in the Malayan Peninsula and Borneo. This assumption is based on their language structure which has Malayan roots.

The enactment of Republic Act Bo. 7152 dated August 30, 1991 created the municipality of Arakan, Province of Cotabato, Philippines aims to enhance the attainment of peace and order and that of a sustainable economic condition of the twenty eight (28) Barangays.

Today, for the last six (6) months of its existence one sees some remarkable changes in the area of responsibility of this infant municipality. These are reflected in the rapid development of its people and the land area resources to include the rapid expansion of the road networks ( barangay, municipal, provincial and even National roads).

MUNICIPALITY OF ARAKAN

Date of Creation: August 30, 1991

Land Area (Has): 56,950 (NAMRIA)

Income Classification:    2nd Class

Population:  43,554 (2010 NSO Survey)

Population Density (2010): 76.48 (Persons/sq.km.)

Registered Voters (2010): 22,548

No. of Barangays: 28

 

Hon. Rene V. Rubino
Municipal Mayor

Hon. Jeneifer A. Pangilinan
Vice Mayor

                                     MUNICIPAL COUNCILORS

Hon. Richard A. Gayatin                                        Hon. Mary Gerlie T. Montales

Hon. Aproniano A. Ebon, Sr.                                  Hon. Leonardo S. Reovoca

Hon. Sumerado T. Ambato                                    Hon. Luis M. Bunsoran

Hon. Josie V. Nasiluan                                           Hon. Eva A. Abanilla

BARANGAYBARANGAYÿCAPTAINNSO POPULATION (2010)
1. ALLABLEO M. ARANDILLA639
2. ANAPOLONFLORENCIO O. VICENTE793
3. BADIANGONJORRY B. VILLA2,237
4. BINOONGANSHERLITA V. MAGBANUA926
5. DALLAGJOSE B. DORADO, JR. 1,342
6. DATU LADAYONJONATHAN B. RAMIREZ767
7. DATU MANTANGKILERNESTO L. CABUYAO592
8. DOROLUMANEFREN A. FELONIA3,246
9. GAMBUDESALEJANDRO F. CA¥ETE566
10. GANATANVALENTINO Q. CAMINO, SR.2,343
11. GREENFIELD (POB)APRONIANO S. EBON, JR.5,083
12. KABALANTIANCHARLIE S. SECUGAL3,163
13. KATIPUNANMAXIMO D. BRAGAT482
14. KINAWAYANABRAHAM L. SAWIT1,033
15. KULAMAN VALLEYJULITO S. SIMBUAN849
16. LANAO KURANCRESENCIANO U. CAMPOS1,725
17. LIBERTADMERLITA B. PROVIDA1,159
18. MAKALANGOTFERNANDO B. YALDA1,689
19. MALIBATUANVIRGILIO C. CELESTIAL3,771
20. MARIA CARIDADAPOLINAR T. TAGALAN598
21. MEOCANBERNABE M. ACOSTA, SR.3,336
22. NAJENELLY G. PAREL1,078
23. NAPALICOROWENO T. BUNSURAN, SR.1,102
24. SALASANGEPHRAIM E. LOLOY, SR.1,227
25. SAN MIGUELJENIFE E. KINGCO594
26. SANTO NI¥OGODOFREDO M. TORING1,392
27. SUMALILIALEX D. OLANTAO599
28. TUMANDINGGAYUTING T. TUMANDING1,223
 

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