Before its creation as a separate and independent Political Unit, Pigcawayan together with Alamada and Libungan were component barangays of Midsayap. Pigcawayan, however at that time was more progressive than the two mentioned.
How Pigcawayan got its name remains undocumented, however two version had been given by the early settlers which was passed on from one generation to another.
The first version was that, the place now known as Pigcawayan was considered as a battle ground for the Iranons and the Maguindanaoans. Due to this fighting the inhabitants would abandon the place to be occupied by the victors. From this evolved the Muslim word “Pighawaan” which meant an abandoned place.
The second version, refers to an incident when an American School Superintendent visited the place. By coincidence it was also the time when folks were roasting a pig with the use of bamboo pole rotated over live charcoal. The word pig bamboo as said by the superintendent was translated into the local dialect Pigcawayan the present name of the municipality.
Pigcawayan is the last municipality of Cotabato Province coming from Davao City to Cotabato City. It is 26 kilometers from Cotabato City, 32 kilometers from Awang Airport and 30 kilometers awat from the nearest seaport which is the Polloc Port of Parang in Maguindanao.
The Municipality of Pigcawayan is purely an agricultural area. Common Industrial activities are rice and corn mills. There are (11) Ricemills (electric operated) found in Poblacion (2), Tubon (4), North and South Manuangan (2), Upper Baguer (10), Balogo (1), and Capayuran (1). Aside from these, there are also Twenty (20) Baby Cono/Kiskisan that can be found in (13) barangays.
Processed milled rice by Rice Mills are usually brought/sold to Cotabato City, Davao City and in some parts of South Cotabato. Milled rice produced by “Kiskisan/Baby Cono” were usually for households consumption by residents of barangays.
There are three (3) cottage industries such as furniture shops using wood, bamboo and rattan. Other industries are Rice grinder, mini sawmill and machine shops.
MUNICIPALITY OF PIGCAWAYAN
Date of Creation: September 30, 1953
Land Area (Has): 36,750 (NAMRIA)
Income Classification: 1st Class
Population: 59,975 (2010 NSO Survey)
Population Density (2010): 355.72 (Persons/sq.km.)
Registered Voters (2010): 30,219
No. of Barangays: 40
Resources & Potential
KAHIWATAN FESTIVAL (October 20) ‘hiwat’ derived from llonggo term which means activities. It is a festival commemorating the anniversary of Pigcawayan.
Hon. Hermino S. Roquero
Hon. Kim Ree P. Gonzaga
Hon. Alvin G. Barte Hon. Helen E. Garcesa
Hon. Shadria A. Tejada Hon. Jean Dino D. Roquero
Hon. Gregorio B. Saljay III Hon. Cirilo P. Gomobar
Hon. Dante C. Matulac Hon. Rolando M. Dillera
|BARANGAY||BARANGAYÿCAPTAIN||NSO POPULATION (2010)|
|1. ANICK||JOHN S. UMADHAY||948|
|2. BALACAYON||DHIDS L. SAMAMA||967|
|3. BALOGO||HENRY ALEGRE C. SUBIAGA||2,095|
|4. BANUCAGON||ARMAND A. MANAMBA||1,228|
|5. BULU-AN||DANIEL B. OSORIO||1,051|
|6. BULUCAON||WILSON O. UNTAL||3,157|
|7. BURICAIN||ABDULSALAM S. MARAGUIAR||2,072|
|8. CABPANGI||MARLON P. CABILANGAN||1,584|
|9. CAPAYURAN||EFREN S. TOBIAS||2,813|
|10. CENTRAL PANATAN||RENE C. CASIS||820|
|11. DATU BINASING||ABRAHAM C. SINARIMBO||1,646|
|12. DATU MANTIL||SALIK A. HARON||736|
|13. KADINGILAN||KAMID K. SAMAD||1,357|
|14. KIMARAYAG||DENZIL V. ANDIASON||2,407|
|15. LIBUNGAN TORRETA||ABUBAKAR L. RAHMAN||1,375|
|16. LOWER BAGUER||ALIMUDIN B. ALIK||912|
|17. LOWER PANGANKALAN||EDRES M. MACALAUB||621|
|18. MALAGAKIT||SLAVADOR T. ALMONIA, JR.||696|
|19. MALU-AO||PABLO G. BENDOL, JR.||1,421|
|20. MATILAC||ESMAEL S. TALUSAN||1,298|
|21. MIDPAPAN 1||ARNEIL E. PASAQUIAN||1,743|
|22. MIDPAPAN 2||NELSON P. SIBYA||1,452|
|23. MOLOK||MARY ANN P. MARFIL||547|
|24. NEW CULASI||RODOLFO T. MARTIZANO||858|
|25. NEW IGBARAS||RAFAEL S. ENDIABLE||771|
|26. NEW PANAY||CELSA C. NAGRET||907|
|27. NORTH MANUANGAN||JESUS P. CANJA, JR.||2,481|
|28. PATOT||ABDULLAH B. ALAMADA||1,680|
|29. PAYONG PAYONG||RAMIE D. DURUELO||884|
|30. PRESBITERO||MAGDALENO H. CORTEZ||1,260|
|31. POBLACION 1||RUMOLO I. URBANO||1,893|
|32. POBLACION 2||REY M. NECOR||2,687|
|33. POBLACION 3||FERNANDO D. DIMAVIVAS||3,112|
|34. RENIBON||MORITO T. MANSINAGING, SR.||1,030|
|35. SIMSIMAN||REX T. MALIGA||1,511|
|36. SOUTH MANUANGAN||RODRIGO V. ONAS||1,708|
|37. TIGBAWAN||FRED N. YCAY||1,017|
|38. TUBON||EDUARDO E. MILLIONDAGA||2,007|
|39. UPPER BAGUER||JESUS B. SANDOY||2,482|
|40. UPPER PANGANKALAN||ARNEL A. BAMAN||741|