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Picong, Lanao del Sur

Picong
Municipality

Seal

Map of showing the location of Picong

Location within the

Coordinates: 7°41′0″N 123°57′0″E / 7.68333°N 123.95000°E / 7.68333; 123.95000Coordinates: 7°41′0″N 123°57′0″E / 7.68333°N 123.95000°E / 7.68333; 123.95000

Country  Philippines
Region Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
Province ]]
Barangays 19
Government[1]
 • Mayor Alinader M. Balindong
Area
 • Total 280.00 km2 (108.11 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 14,136
 • Density 50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code
Dialing code
Income class 6th

Picong is a 6th class municipality in the province of Lanao del Sur, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 14,136 people in 3,403 households.

The town was formerly known as Sultan Gumander. It was renamed in 2006 pursuant to Muslim Mindanao Autonomy Act No. 175 dated December 16, 2004, which was ratified through a plebiscite conducted by the Commission of Elections on March 25, 2006.[2] Alinader Dagar Balindong is the incumbent mayor. He was elected thrice as mayor in 1998 up to 2004. He runs as vice mayor in 2007 as unopposed candidate. Mayor Tanaun as he fondly called by his constituents is the son of great old man of the Balindong clan former mayor of Malabang Sultan Amir Macaorao Balindong. Siblings of Mayor Tanaun includes the incumbent Congressman Pangalian Balindong of 2nd district of Lanao del Sur and the incumbent Vice Mayor of Malabang, Lanao del Sur. This Balindong family is dominating the political landscape of the 2nd district of Lanao del Sur.

Barangays

Picong is politically subdivided into 19 barangays.

  • Bara-as
  • Biosong
  • Balangas
  • Durian
  • Ilian
  • Liangan (Pob.)
  • Maganding
  • Maladi
  • Mapantao
  • Miculabo
  • Pindolonan
  • Punong
  • Ramitan
  • Torogan
  • Tual
  • Tuca
  • Ubanoban
  • Anas
  • Mimbalawag

See also

  • List of renamed cities and municipalities in the Philippines

References

External links

  • Municipality of Picong - Official Website
  • MMA Act No. 175 : An Act Changing the Name of the Municipality of Sultan Kumander to the Municipality of Picong
  • Philippine Standard Geographic Code
  • 2000 Philippine Census Information
  • 2007 Philippine Census Information
  • Local Governance Performance Management System
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