Polomolok, South Cotabato, Philippines
Barangays of Polomolok in the South Cotabato Province of The Philippines
Bentung • Cannery Site • Crossing Palkan • Glamang • Kinilis • Klinan 6 • Koronadal Proper • Lam-Caliaf • Landan • Lapu • Lumakil • Magsaysay • Maligo • Pagalungan • Palkan • Poblacion • Polo • Rubber • Silway 7 • Silway 8 • Sulit • Sumbakil • Upper Klinan
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List of Municipalities in the South Cotabato province within REGION XII (Soccsksargen) in the Republic of The Philippines
Banga | Lake Sebu | Norala | Polomolok | Santo Niño | Surallah | Tampakan | Tantangan | T'boli | Tupi
Cities in the Province of South Cotabato: General Santos City (Dadiangas) | Koronadal City (Capital)
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Official Seal of Polomolok, South Cotabato
Polomolok within South Cotabato
Location of South Cotabato
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Municipality Hall of Polomolok, South Cotabato
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Bridge by USAID, Barangay Palkan, Polomolok
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Geography of Polomolok, South Cotabato, Philippines
Geography of Polomolok
Location of Polomolok, South Cotabato, Philippines
Polomolok is a suburban municipality of South Cotabato, Philippines. It is located between General Santos and Tupi. Polomolok is seated about 41.6 km (25.85 mi.) south-east of the provincial capital city of Koronadal, 17 km (10.56 mi.) north of the port city of General Santos and 1,030 km (638 mi.) south-east of the national capital, Manila. The municipality ranks 21st in the largest income earner municipalities of the Philippines.
History of Polomolok, South Cotabato, Philippines
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The name Polomolok was derived from the B’laan term “FLOMLOK’ which means hunting grounds. In the early years, the place where the Poblacion is presently situated was known for its abundance of wild life. There were no roads and the lowlanders befriended the B’laan highlanders and utilized them as guides. Aside from a rich hunting ground, Polomolok had so many creeks with free flowing water coming from the hillsides. Those cool and clear flowing water encouraged foreigners to settle in this place. One of them was a Japanese trader Zenjiro Takahashi and his B’laan wife. He began clearing the area and planted agricultural crops. Not long after, some of the Christians came to settle and started to clear the area.
In 1940, the Philippines Commonwealth government embarked on a very bold program of social amelioration. One of the projects was the distribution of lands to interested people who wanted to settle in Mindanao. Settlers were brought by boat to Dadiangas from Luzon and Visayas. On November 2, 1940, Polomolok was officially opened for settlement and known as POLOMOLOK SETTLEMENT DISTRICT. Atty. Ernesto Jimenez was appointed as its first overseer. He was responsible for the allocation of farm lots. Then came the creation of some barrios of the settlers. These were Palkan, Lemblisong, Polo, Polomolok Central (now Poblacion), Polomolok Creek (now Magsaysay), Sulit, Lamcaliaf, Kinilis, Glamang, Bentung, Koronadal Proper, Leve, and Silway. The first settlers, after a crop or two, started to invite their friends and relatives to settle in this place, because the soil was so fertile that any crop can survive due to favorable climate conditions.
The settlement program was interrupted for four years by the American-Japanese War. Don Francisco Natividad was appointed Military Mayor with Datu Badung Nilong as Vice Mayor and the late Sgt. Nuevarez as Chief of Police. In 1948, the late Perfecto Balili was designated NLSA Administrator with Rosendo Sarte as Officer-In-Charge. In 1954, the NLSA was abolished in the course of government reorganization. All records of NLSA were taken over by the Board of Liquidators. The Municipality of General Santos (formerly Buayan) was incorporated. On August 21, 1957, the Municipality of Polomolok was created by virtue of a Presidential Executive Order No. 264 signed by His Excellency, President Carlos P. Garcia. It started functioning as a regular and independent municipality on September 10, 1957 as a 6th class municipality. The local officials were appointed by the President. Its first appointed Mayor was Datu Badong Nilong.
From 1957 to 1963, the progress of this town was still very slow. Fields have always been green, harvest bountiful but farm products had low market value and circulation of cash was rather slow. Then came a breakthrough, when the largest pineapple company, the Dole Philippines, Inc. was planted and inaugurated on December 7, 1963. Since then Dolefil has been the big goose that lay golden eggs for this town.
People of Polomolok, South Cotabato, Philippines
Total Population of Polomolok as of May 1, 2010 census: 138,273
The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.
They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.
- Elected officials of Polomolok for the term of 2013-2016
- Mayor of Polomolok: LUMAYAG-MATTI, HONEY (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION
- Vice-Mayor of Polomolok: JOVERO, ELIAZAR (LP) LIBERAL PARTY
- Councilors of Polomolok:
- DE LEON, ARNEL (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE 25505 8.33%
- BAYAN, XAVIER (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 20732 6.77%
- ORBESIDO, GAY INDEPENDENT 19522 6.38%
- FALCON, JOSE (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 18963 6.19%
- DEYPALAN, MELANI (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 18506 6.04%
- PALENCIA, BERNIE INDEPENDENT 18202 5.94%
- CABAHUG, DODONG (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 17790 5.81%
- BONTUYAN, JUDE (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 17211 5.62%
- Elected officials of Polomolok for the term of 2010-2013
- Mayor of Polomolok: Isidro Dabandan Lumayag
- Vice-Mayor of Polomolok: Eliazar Gupiteo Jovero
- Councilors of Polomolok:
Barangay Elected Officials of Polomolok, South Cotabato
Businesses in Polomolok, South Cotabato, Philippines
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Real Estate for Sale in Polomolok, South Cotabato, Philippines
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Schools in Polomolok, South Cotabato, Philippines
School year 2015-2016 starts Monday, June 1, 2015 and ends Friday, April 1, 2016, for public elementary and secondary schools. The SY will consist of 201 school days, inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training (INSET) break. The different school events and activities, including the number of school days per quarter, are contained in Enclosure No. 1. Source: Department of Education
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Economy of Polomolok, South Cotabato, Philippines
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Natural Resources of Polomolok, South Cotabato, Philippines
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Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.
The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.
To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.
Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More
We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.
This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.
- Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
- Department of Environment and Natural Resources
- Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.
Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.
Tourists Attractions of Polomolok, South Cotabato, Philippines
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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Polomolok, South Cotabato, Philippines
- Flom'lok Festival
Flom'lok is taken from the B'laan term which means "hunting grounds". The people of Polomolok celebrate this by showcasing local products and a mix of socio-cultural activities. Home to the on of the world's biggest pineapple plantations, Polomolok commemorates it's foundation from September 2 to September 16 with true South Cotabato flair.
- Pinyahan Festival
Pinyahan Festival is celebrated at Barangay Cannery Site showcasing the bountiful land of Pineapples and commemorating the Barangay's continuous growth.
- Malambuon Festival
Malambuon is a visayan word which means "progressive". The people of Barangay Poblacion celebrate this by cultural shows, agri-industrial fair and many more. As one of the Urban Barangays of Polomolok, Poblacion commemorate it's foundation in every 9th of December.
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Sports News of Polomolok, South Cotabato, Philippines
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- Triathletes eye top Asiad finish
- Tuesday, July 1, 2015 12:00 am
- MANILA, Philippines - The Triathlon Association of the Philippines (TRAP) is looking to sustain the gains of its success in the recent 28th Southeast Asian Games as it eyes a podium finish next in the 2018 Asian Games and hopefully, clinch berths in the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.
- TRAP president Tom Carrasco said the country’s sweep of the triathlon events in the Singapore Games through gold medalists Claire Adorna and Nikko Huelgas is proof the Filipino triathletes are ready to take their act to the next level ................................ Full Story»
News and Events
- PSEi lifted by gaming stocks
- Wednesday, July 1, 2015 4:53 pm
- THE LOCAL stock barometer eked out a modest gain on Wednesday, aided by a strong rebound by gaming stocks as transit visa rules for mainland Chinese were relaxed.
- As regional markets digested the much-anticipated default by Greece on its $1.7-billion debt with the International Monetary Fund, the Philippine Stock Exchange index gained 10.65 points or 0.14 percent to close at 7,575.15 ........ Full Story»
- PH strengthens ties with Mercosur
- Tuesday, June 30, 2015
- Local businessmen are tapping non-traditional markets like those belonging to the Mercosur, a free-trade bloc of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela, as its entry point to the Asean.
- In his speech at a forum on Doing Business With Mercosur Region yesterday, Alfredo Yao, president of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) while Mercusor is targeting Asean as a whole, the group could benefit from strengthened trade ties with the Philippines ........ Full Story»
Polomolok, South Cotabato, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
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- ILOILO CITY, April 27-May 2, 2015 (PNA) – Some 5,000 bikers are expected to join the second Iloilo Bike Festival slated April 27-May 2, 2015 as the city continues to aspire to become a bike-able walkable metropolis. The activity that supported by the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU) and Megaworld Iloilo aims to promote Iloilo as a safe and bike friendly city, promote the share-a-road movement encourage Ilonggos to commute via biking and raise Ilonggos awareness on the benefits of biking on health, safety and environment concerns. Read More....
- CYCLING Le Tour de Filipinas 2015 set as country celebrates 60 years of top-caliber cycling Feb 1 to Feb 4 2015 - View the result of the race: A four stage race. Stage 1 starts in Balanga and back to Balanga for a 126K race Feb 1, 2015 (Sunday); stage 2 starts in Balanga, Bataan to Iba, Zambales for a 154.7 K race Feb 2, 2015 (Monday); stage 3 starts in Iba, Zambales to Lingayen, Pangasinan for a 150.1K race Feb 3, 2015 (Tuesday); stage 4 starts in Lingayen, Pangasinan to Baguio City, Benguet for a 101.7K race Feb 4, 2015 (Wednesday). For a total distance of 532.5 Kms. Read More >>>
- Ronda Pilipinas: Feb 8 - 27 2015:>> Discovering young riders for the national team will be the main objective of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2015 when the country’s premiere cycling race hits the road on Feb. 8 in Butuan City. Ronda Pilipinas executive project director Moe Chulani said the international multistage bikathon, which ends on Feb. 27, will have two qualifying legs of four stages each in Mindanao and the Visayas where the top riders will advance to face a tough foreign challenge in the six-stage Luzon finale. Read More>>>
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