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Pigcawayan

Municipality of Pigcawayan

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Piccawayan LOGOBefore 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.

Geography
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.

Industries
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

Festival

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
Municipal Mayor

Hon. Kim Ree P. Gonzaga
Vice Mayor

MUNICIPAL COUNCILORS

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

 
BARANGAYBARANGAYÿCAPTAINNSO POPULATION (2010)
1. ANICKJOHN S. UMADHAY948
2. BALACAYONDHIDS L. SAMAMA967
3. BALOGOHENRY ALEGRE C. SUBIAGA2,095
4. BANUCAGONARMAND A. MANAMBA1,228
5. BULU-ANDANIEL B. OSORIO1,051
6. BULUCAONWILSON O. UNTAL3,157
7. BURICAINABDULSALAM S. MARAGUIAR2,072
8. CABPANGIMARLON P. CABILANGAN1,584
9. CAPAYURANEFREN S. TOBIAS2,813
10. CENTRAL PANATANRENE C. CASIS820
11. DATU BINASINGABRAHAM C. SINARIMBO1,646
12. DATU MANTILSALIK A. HARON736
13. KADINGILANKAMID K. SAMAD1,357
14. KIMARAYAGDENZIL V. ANDIASON2,407
15. LIBUNGAN TORRETAABUBAKAR L. RAHMAN1,375
16. LOWER BAGUERALIMUDIN B. ALIK912
17. LOWER PANGANKALANEDRES M. MACALAUB621
18. MALAGAKITSLAVADOR T. ALMONIA, JR.696
19. MALU-AOPABLO G. BENDOL, JR.1,421
20. MATILACESMAEL S. TALUSAN1,298
21. MIDPAPAN 1ARNEIL E. PASAQUIAN1,743
22. MIDPAPAN 2NELSON P. SIBYA1,452
23. MOLOKMARY ANN P. MARFIL547
24. NEW CULASIRODOLFO T. MARTIZANO858
25. NEW IGBARASRAFAEL S. ENDIABLE771
26. NEW PANAYCELSA C. NAGRET907
27. NORTH MANUANGANJESUS P. CANJA, JR.2,481
28. PATOTABDULLAH B. ALAMADA1,680
29. PAYONG PAYONGRAMIE D. DURUELO884
30. PRESBITEROMAGDALENO H. CORTEZ1,260
31. POBLACION 1RUMOLO I. URBANO1,893
32. POBLACION 2REY M. NECOR2,687
33. POBLACION 3FERNANDO D. DIMAVIVAS3,112
34. RENIBONMORITO T. MANSINAGING, SR.1,030
35. SIMSIMANREX T. MALIGA1,511
36. SOUTH MANUANGANRODRIGO V. ONAS1,708
37. TIGBAWANFRED N. YCAY1,017
38. TUBONEDUARDO E. MILLIONDAGA2,007
39. UPPER BAGUERJESUS B. SANDOY2,482
40. UPPER PANGANKALANARNEL A. BAMAN741

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