The 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 .
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.
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
Hon. Don T. Mangansakan
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
|BARANGAY||BARANGAYÿCAPTAIN||NSO POPULATION (2010)|
|1. BAGOINGED||FAISAL A. HARON||1,993|
|2. BALABAK||RAZUL P. AKMAD||2,383|
|3. BALATICAN||BANGON S. BUTUAN||2,320|
|4. BALONG||ZAILON A. ANGKATAN||2,082|
|5. BALUNGIS||ZAINUDIN S. BUTUAN||3,714|
|6. BARUNGIS||MAITA P. DAM||1,587|
|7. BATULAWAN||FAISAL M. AYUNAN||4,804|
|8. BUALAN||SAID A. NOH||1,220|
|9. BULIOK||AL-FATAH D. HUSSAIN||2,222|
|10. BULOD||ELMER D. MANGINDALAT||2,654|
|11. BULOL||DHATS K. SIMON||2,471|
|12. CALAWAG||BERNARD T. TAMBAGAN||875|
|13. DALINGOEN||LUKAIDA B. ABDULRAHMAN||2,059|
|14. DAMALASAK||SARAH M. ABDULLAH||1,234|
|15. FORT PIKIT||LOPEZ L. BUDA, SR.||6,094|
|16. GINATILAN||NORMAN F. CABA¥OG||1,198|
|17. GLI-GLI||ABDULKADIL A. LATIP||2,346|
|18. GOKOTAN||MUSTAPHA P. ALIMAN||3,801|
|19. INUG-UG||BEN G. MAGUID||1,851|
|20. KABASALAN||TING B. UBA||3,470|
|21. KALAKACAN||JUNNY S. AROCHA, SR.||1,245|
|22. KATILACAN||ADAM S. MALIM||1,215|
|23. KOLAMBOG||JOJO A. MANGANSAKAN||1,523|
|24. LADTINGAN||LUDIVICO S. CAJEGAS||2,420|
|25. LAGUNDE||TARHATA S. KARIM||2,375|
|26. LANGAYEN||NORHAN T. HAMID||2,764|
|27. MACABUAL||JALANDONI G. AKAS||3,316|
|28. MACASENDEG||NAGUIB S. MANGANSAKAN||2,682|
|29. MANAULANAN||USOP A. DELNA||5,299|
|30. NABUNDAS||SITTIE HAREN D. SULTAN||3,178|
|31. NALAPAAN||BLAH A. ALAGASI||1,695|
|32. NUNGUAN||DULIA D. SULTAN||3,467|
|33. PAIDU PULANGI||ABDILA A. MANGANSAKAN, SR.||3,884|
|34. PAMALIAN||MAMA G. KONGKONG||1,747|
|35. PANICUPAN||BABAY T. MANDAS||1,816|
|36. POBLACION||SAMUEL A. FLORES||8,551|
|37. PUNOL||ALISON S. MANGANSAKAN, SR.||3,693|
|38. RAJAHMUDA||TING N. PANANGGILAN||2,616|
|39. SILIK||PECSON A. MANGANSAKAN||922|
|40. TAKEPAN||ANDREW C. LUMIBAO||2,648|
|41. TALITAY||BANJAMIN D. MANTOL||1,762|
|42. TINUTULAN||DATU TURNO S. SULTAN, SR.||3,818|