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Pikit

Municipality of Pikit

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PIKIT LOGOThe name “Pikit” was given to the place by the Spaniards. It was formerly called by the natives “Malasiquit” because it was situated within the shadows of hills situated to each other.

Under the Osmeña Colony Act of 1912, Pikit was founded on June 17, 1913 by the first Christian Filipino Colonists from the Province of Cebu, About one hundred twenty Cebuanos came under the Colony Agent, Vicente Lozada, The first batch of colonists from Cebu arrived at Fort Pikit after two days of sailing on board a river boat called “Hall”, followed the Rio Grande de Mindanao.

The very Rio Grande River where the colonists landed is now a corn field. It became dry land due to the cut-off river found in Kulanguan, Tunggol, Pagalungan, Maguindanao.

The first batch of colonists were distributed at Ladtingan, Calawag, Ginatilan, Panicupan, Manding and Inug-ug .They belonged to Colony No. 1

Other colonists followed in 1914 up to 1915 and they were assigned in the following colonies, Colony No. 2 (Paidu Pulangi) Colony no. 3 (Silik) Colony No. 4 (Makasendeg) Colony No. 5 (Pagalungan) and Colony No.7 (Talitay).

In 1924, the colonists began to fight for the townsite and local autonomy, for the creation of Pikit into a regular municipality.

In 1928, the Colony Administration was turned over to the Bureau of Lands. Pikit was created a Municipal District, including the new municipality of Pagalungan.

In 1935, the construction of the Cotabato-Davao national Highway helped enhance the progress of this town. This road passes through the heart of Pikit. It afforded a faster and more convenient means of transportation and shipment of farm products.

In the early part of 1947 this Municipal District was created into a regular municipality, as the Municipality of Pagalungan and Pikit as a barrio, Mr. Gorgonio P. Initan was the first appointed mayor who was also the first elected mayor because this year was also the election of the municipal officials. The seat of Government was in Pagalungan.

On May 9, 1948, the Barrio Planning Personnel accompanied by Atty. Sergio F. Tocao, came to Pikit. This marked the triumph of the colonists for the establishment of Manding as a townsite.

In Sept. 29, 1949, Pikit was created a regular municipality by Executive Proclamation with Manding as the seat of the municipal government. This ended the struggle of the colonists and marked the fulfillment of their aspirations. Pikit was created out of the municipality of Pagalungan.

Pikit was proclaimed into a regular municipality thru the efforts of the late Congressman Gumbay Piang and Governor Duma Sinsuat by virtue of Executive Order No. 270 with its townsite at Manding .

Geography
The municipality is bounded on the north by the Municipality of Aleosan, on the south by Pagalungan, Maguindanao, on the west by Liguasan Marsh and on the east by the Municipality of Kabacan.

Industry
A major producer of corn with area planted of 5,074 hectares and production of 13,310 tons per year. The municipality is also a major producer of coconut and freshwater fish. Coconut meat or copra is made from mature coconut nuts. It is done by splitting the nut and drying the coconut meat by solar drying or by the use of dryers. Upon reaching a moisture content of about 14 to 16 % , it is packed in PE sacks of 50 to 60 kg in weight. Copra is the major raw material used in production of refined edible cooking oil and other coconut based products.

MUNICIPALITY OF PIKIT

Date of Creation: September 29, 1949
Land Area (Has): 27,670 (NAMRIA)
Income Classification:    1st Class
Population: 113,014 (2010 NSO Survey)
Population Density (2010): 408.44 (Persons/sq.km.)
Registered Voters (2010): 52,162
No. of Barangays: 42

 

Hon. Muhyryn D. Sultan-Casi
Municipal Mayor

Hon. Don T. Mangansakan
Vice Mayor
                                  MUNICIPAL COUNCILORS

Hon. Ebrahim C. Sultan                                     Hon. Farida U. Malingco

Hon. Banjar Ali M. Modale                                 Hon. Mujahideen B. Alba

Hon. Alex A. Dalandag                                      Hon. Hassan P. Piang

Hon. Kindato Y. Kumaladang                             Hon. Harris M. Dalandag

 

 
BARANGAYBARANGAYÿCAPTAINNSO POPULATION (2010)
1. BAGOINGEDFAISAL A. HARON1,993
2. BALABAKRAZUL P. AKMAD2,383
3. BALATICANBANGON S. BUTUAN2,320
4. BALONGZAILON A. ANGKATAN2,082
5. BALUNGISZAINUDIN S. BUTUAN3,714
6. BARUNGISMAITA P. DAM1,587
7. BATULAWANFAISAL M. AYUNAN4,804
8. BUALANSAID A. NOH1,220
9. BULIOKAL-FATAH D. HUSSAIN2,222
10. BULODELMER D. MANGINDALAT2,654
11. BULOLDHATS K. SIMON2,471
12. CALAWAGBERNARD T. TAMBAGAN875
13. DALINGOENLUKAIDA B. ABDULRAHMAN2,059
14. DAMALASAKSARAH M. ABDULLAH1,234
15. FORT PIKITLOPEZ L. BUDA, SR.6,094
16. GINATILANNORMAN F. CABA¥OG1,198
17. GLI-GLIABDULKADIL A. LATIP2,346
18. GOKOTANMUSTAPHA P. ALIMAN3,801
19. INUG-UGBEN G. MAGUID1,851
20. KABASALANTING B. UBA3,470
21. KALAKACANJUNNY S. AROCHA, SR.1,245
22. KATILACANADAM S. MALIM1,215
23. KOLAMBOGJOJO A. MANGANSAKAN1,523
24. LADTINGANLUDIVICO S. CAJEGAS2,420
25. LAGUNDETARHATA S. KARIM2,375
26. LANGAYENNORHAN T. HAMID2,764
27. MACABUALJALANDONI G. AKAS3,316
28. MACASENDEGNAGUIB S. MANGANSAKAN2,682
29. MANAULANANUSOP A. DELNA5,299
30. NABUNDASSITTIE HAREN D. SULTAN3,178
31. NALAPAANBLAH A. ALAGASI1,695
32. NUNGUANDULIA D. SULTAN3,467
33. PAIDU PULANGIABDILA A. MANGANSAKAN, SR.3,884
34. PAMALIANMAMA G. KONGKONG1,747
35. PANICUPANBABAY T. MANDAS1,816
36. POBLACIONSAMUEL A. FLORES8,551
37. PUNOLALISON S. MANGANSAKAN, SR.3,693
38. RAJAHMUDATING N. PANANGGILAN2,616
39. SILIKPECSON A. MANGANSAKAN922
40. TAKEPANANDREW C. LUMIBAO2,648
41. TALITAYBANJAMIN D. MANTOL1,762
42. TINUTULANDATU TURNO S. SULTAN, SR.3,818

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