Sarangani

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Sarangani, Mindanao's front door to BIMP-EAGA, is the southernmost province in mainland Mindanao. It is cut midway by General Santos City, giving its two sections hammock-like shapes that hug the mountains and Sarangani Bay.

Sarangani is surrounded by the Celebes Sea, Sarangani Bay, and the provinces of South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, and Davao del Sur.

The province is also the coastal zone of SOCSKSARGEN (South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani, General Santos City), one of the country's fast growing development clusters.

It has seven municipalities (Alabel, Malapatan, Glan, Malungon, Maasim, Kiamba, and Maitum) with 140 barangays. Its vast beachfronts, rolling hills, and fertile plains offer plenty of opportunities.

GEOGRAPHY

The province is bounded by Sultan Kudarat in the west, South Cotabato in the north, Davao del Sur in the east, and Celebes Sea in the south. Between the eastern and western parts of the province is General Santos City.

POLITICAL SUBDIVISION

The province has one Congressional Representative, and seven municipalities.

POPULATION

The population of the province as of 2000 census is 410,622.

LANGUAGE/DIALECT

Sarangani's mixed population of Cebuano-speaking Blaans and Muslims in the east coast, Ilocano-speaking T'bolis, Manobos, and Muslim in the west coast, and Ilonggo-speaking B'laans and Kaolos in the north uplands, is unique and in harmony.

CLIMATE

Weather is mild and pleasant and free from typhoons.

INDUSTRIES

The province's agri and fishery based enterprises maintain banana plantations; cattle ranches; bangus, hito, tilapia, tiger prawn fishponds; mariculture; and salt farms. Livestock is just as viable.

With more than 7,000 hectares of mango plantation, Sarangani is an emerging source in SOCSKSARGEN aside from being a large producer of copra and sugarcane.

Giant companies like DOLE Philippines have ventured into banana, pineapple, and asparagus growing. Fishing and aquaculture also sustain the local economy.

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  • Kawayan Festival/National Arts Month

    PROTECH Koronadal City

    February (1 month)

  • Timpuyog Festival

    Kiamba, Sarangani Province

    February 14

  • Banga Anniversary Fiesta

    Banga, South Cotabato

    March 1-4

  • Kamayadan Festival

    Norala, South Cotabato

    March 6-10

  • Ses'long Festival

    T'boli, South Cotabato

    March 5-16

  • ALLAW TA APO SANDAWA (TRIBES HONOR MT. APO)

    Kidapawan City, North Cotabato

    April 7

  • SARANGANI BAY FESTIVAL

    Glan, Sarangani Province

    May 19-21

  • BINUYUGAN FESTIVAL

    Maitum, Sarangani Province

    May 27

  • No events listed this month.
  • TINALAK FESTIVAL

    Koronadal City, South Cotabato

    July 13-18

  • S'LANG FESTIVAL

    Malungon, Sarangani Province

    July 15

  • KALIBONGAN FESTIVAL (HORSE FIGHT and BLOOD COMPACT)

    Kidapawan City, N. Cotabato

    August 14

  • FRUIT FESTIVAL

    Kidapawan City, North Cotabato

    August 09 - 11

  • TALAKUDONG FESTIVAL (STREET DANCING)

    Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat

    September 18

  • HINUGYAW FESTIVAL / COTABATO PROVINCE FOUNDATION ANNIVERSARY

    Capitol Complex, Amas, Kidapawan City

    September 1

  • FLOMOLOK FESTIVAL

    Polomolok, South Cotabato

    September 9-11

  • KASADYAAN FESTIVAL

    Tupi, South Cotabato

    September 9-11

  • KIDAPAWAN CITY FRUIT FESTIVAL

    Kidapawan City

    October 5- October 10

  • KARITON FESTIVAL

    Tupi, south Cotabato

    October 2-5

  • LUBI-LUBI FESTIVAL

    Glan, Sarangani Province

    October 8

  • CHARTER ANNIVERSARY OF KORONADAL CITY

    Koronadal City

    October 8

  • KANDULI FESTIVAL

    Lutayan, Sultan Kudarat

    October 10

  • HELOBONG FESTIVAL (T'BOLI)

    Lake Sebu, South Cotabato

    November 9-15

  • KALIMUDAN FESTIVAL (TRIBAL FIESTA)

    Isulan, Sultan Kudarat

    November 21

  • KANYONG KAWAYAN FESTIVAL

    Kidapawan City, North Cotabato

    December 14 20