Midsayap was derived from a native term which means (Mid) Center and (Sayap) Hat. Midsayap means a hat at the center – just like a hill centrally located at the Municipality which slopes through the plains in a shape of a hat. Other version relates that Midsayap came from a Muslim term which means “person wearing a hat.” From 1912 to 1926, Midsayap was then a district of Dulawan and Pikit. This is the reason why land titles are marked “Dulawan Cadastre.”
Originally, Midsayap was inhabited by Muslims from the descendants of Sultan Mohamad Bayao from the lineage of the great Sultan Moh. The seat of their Sultanate was established at Libungan Toreta (now part of Pigcawayan) at the residence of Datu Guiambangan Bayao the eldest son of Sultan Moh Bayao.
The concept making Midsayap a separate political district from mother municipalities of Dulawan and Pikit was envisioned in 1930 by a group of Christian P.C. enlisted men who were assigned at Camp Ward. Their efforts together with the support pf the Deputy Governor and Military Governor was only realized in 1936.
Pursuant to EXECUTIVE Order No. 66 November 25, 1936, Midsayap was created as a separate Municipality. On January 1, 1937, it was inaugurated the first appointed Municipal Mayor Lorenzo Gonzalez.
Midsayap is geographically located on the Southwestern portion of Cotabato Province. It is bounded on the North by the Municipality of Libungan; on the South by the Rio Grande de Mindanao; on the East by the municipalities of Aleosan and Pikit; and on the West by the Municipality of Kabuntalan.
Midsayap is approximately 47 kilometers away from Cotabato City and some 174 kilometers from Davao City, two of the major urban centers in Mindanao. It is about 64 kilometers away from Kidapawan City, the seat of the Provincial Government
Characterized to have a clay type of soil that is best suited for agricultural use, most (42.03 percent) of the town’s land area are devoted to agricultural production. The lowland areas were planted with rice and other seasonal crops while the upland areas were planted with permanent crops. Agricultural products of the town include rice, corn, mango, coffee, coconut, banana, vegetables and root crops.
Aside from the thriving agriculture industry, Midsayap also boasts of its other industries such as cut flowers and ornamental plants, livestock and poultry, furnitures and decorative crafts and telecommunications. It is also a potential area for putting up other industries such as fruit and meat processing as well as oil palm plantation and processing.
Strategically located, Midsayap serves as a major commercial and trading center of the province where farmers from neighboring municipalities bring their agricultural products to be sold/traded.
MUNICIPALITY OF MIDSAYAP
Date of Creation: November 25, 1936
Land Area (Has): 23,340 (NAMRIA)
Income Classification: 1st Class
Population: 134,170 (2010 NSO Survey)
Population Density (2010): 574.85 (Persons/sq.km.)
Registered Voters (2010): 60,858
No. of Barangays: 57
HALAD SA STO. NINO FESTIVAL held every third Sunday of January in the Municipality of Midsayap, celebrated in honor of the town’s patron saint Sr. Sto. Nino, highlighted by the colorful street dancing and parade competition.
Hon. Romeo D. Araña
Hon. Albert Luis L. Garduque
Hon. Morata Q. Mantil Hon. Rogelio H. Yee
Hon. Vicente V. Doletin Hon. James C. Llaban, Jr.
Hon. Maria Belen B. Sabio Hon. Jesus C. Superiodidad, Jr.
Hon. Joselito F. Papelera Hon. Roland D. Jungco
|BARANGAY||BARANGAYÿCAPTAIN||NSO POPULATION (2010)|
|1. AGRICULTURE||IGNACIO A. INSULAR||1,905|
|2. ANONANG||SAMSON C. FEROLINA, JR.||2,446|
|3. ARIZONA||PETER V. BAYLOSIS||1,979|
|4. BAGUMBA||WILFREDO D. ARABIS||1,455|
|5. BALIKI||FERNANDO F. SUMEJO||1,723|
|6. BITOKA||LEONITO C. CABADA||951|
|7. BUAL NORTE||PABLO C. DOMINGO||1,457|
|8. BUAL SUR||LAURO A. RENDAJE||1,567|
|9. CENTRAL BULANAN||EDGAR L. CATURAS||1,775|
|10. CENTRAL GLAD||GORGONIO M. ACANTO||2,094|
|11. CENTRAL KATINGAWAN||PABLITO E. ESTECOMEN||1,856|
|12. CENTRAL LABAS||OMAR A. TAPULI||1,698|
|13. DAMATULAN||SAIDIN P. TADO||2,543|
|14. ILBOCEAN||HERMIE C. DEVALID||1,472|
|15. KADIGASAN||NORODIN A. MOHAMAD||3,494|
|16. KADINGILAN||PENG A. LAKIMAN||2,594|
|17. KAPINPILAN||TOTO M. KUNAKON||2,361|
|18. KIMAGANGO||IAN B. OSTIQUE||3,657|
|19. KIWANAN||ANTONIO S. MAGALSO||2,437|
|20. KUDARANGAN||ASRAFH BIN A. TAYUAN||2,723|
|21. LAGUMBINGAN||ORLIE A. ERAGA||1,437|
|22. LOMOPOG||DATU RHENZ M. TUKURAN||1,862|
|23. LOWER GLAD||NESTOR M. RABARA||1,774|
|24. LOWER KATINGAWAN||EDUARDO C. SINGCO||3,072|
|25. MACASENDEG||NORAISA B. USOP||3,483|
|26. MALAMOTE||LEODEGARIO A. TORINO||1,798|
|27. MALINGAO||TUDTA T. KUNDAY||2,765|
|28. MILAYA||RODRIGO V. VILLARTA, JR.||862|
|29. MUDSENG||WAHAB M. NAMIL||1,810|
|30. NABALAWAG||EBRAHIM K. SALEM||2,388|
|31. NALIN||MELQUIADES C. CAGANG||2,860|
|32. NES||CELSO O. FONTANILLA, JR.||2,069|
|33. OLANDANG||EBRAHIM S. SIMPAL||3,253|
|34. PALONGOGUEN||EFREN J. HACHUELA||1,398|
|35. PATINDEGUEN||HERNANDO P. ANTONIO||2,064|
|36. POBLACION 1||GRACE D. SINGCO||3,319|
|37. POBLACION 2||ANTHONY O. TINGCAY||4,395|
|38. POBLACION 3||FRANKLIN S. LAVI¥A, JR.||3,187|
|39. POBLACION 4||RICARDO V. MA||1,561|
|40. POBLACION 5||ALAN RY D. MOSTRALES||2,445|
|41. POBLACION 6||EUNICE O. GEREZ||3,626|
|42. POBLACION 7||EDGAR B. OSTIQUE, JR.||2,897|
|43. POBLACION 8||EDUARDO V. DOLETIN||5,589|
|44. RANGABAN||GARDOKE P. LANSON||2,014|
|45. SADAAN||EDGARDO E. CADUNGOG||5,307|
|46. SALUNAYAN||FRANCIS V. OTADOY||2,656|
|47. SAMBULAWAN||KADIR M. ABDUL||2,080|
|48. SAN ISIDRO||LECERIA P. VALMORIA||2,017|
|49. SAN PEDRO||RENANTE E. BERTE||1,001|
|50. STA. CRUZ||JUANITO E. DACULA, JR.||815|
|51. TUGAL||PENG D. KULILONG||2,439|
|52. TUMBRAS||MAMA D. TAHA||2,341|
|53. UPPER BULANAN||CARLOS S. SAROMINES||1,666|
|54. UPPER GLAD I||ROGELIO B. FAVILA||2,400|
|55. UPPER GLAD II||WILFREDO U. CANINI||1,127|
|56. UPPER LABAS||MAMATANDO I. GUIANDAL||1,718|
|57. VILLARICA||VICTORINO B. CARI¥O, JR.||4,488|