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Dinas, Zamboanga del Sur

Region Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
District 2nd district, Zamboanga del Sur
Founded June 17, 1950
Barangays 30
 • Mayor Basilio A. Vidad
 • Total 121.10 km2 (46.76 sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Income class 4th

Dinas is a fourth class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of people.[3]


  • History 1
  • Barangays 2
  • Demographics 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Dinas has historically been known as the bulwark of anti-Hispanic colonization in the entire Baganian Peninsula of Zamboanga del Sur. According to ancient history which has been accepted and advocated by the scions of Sultan Kudarat, a descendant of the renowned Shariff Kabungsuan of Maguindanao was that the name Dinas was taken from a Maguindanao term Di Nas where “Di” means “Not” and “Nas” means “Bad Luck or Unlucky”. Hence, the early settlers who migrated from the province of Cotabato found their new haven as not unlucky or “Di Nas” because the mouths of all rivers emptying into the coastlines are facing East which according to their ancient belief is a sign of good luck. Today almost thirty per cent of the population are Maguindanaon Muslims.


Dinas is politically subdivided into 30 barangays.[2]

  • Bacawan
  • Benuatan
  • Beray
  • Don Jose
  • Dongos
  • East Migpulao
  • Guinicolalay
  • Ignacio Garrata (New Mirapao)
  • Kinacap
  • Legarda 1
  • Legarda 2
  • Legarda 3
  • Lower Dimaya
  • Locuban
  • Ludiong
  • Nangka
  • Nian
  • Old Mirapao
  • Pisa-an
  • Poblacion
  • Proper Dimaya
  • Sagacad
  • Sambulawan
  • San Isidro
  • Sungayan
  • Sumpotan
  • Tarakan
  • Upper Dimaya
  • Upper Sibul
  • West Migpulao



  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 12 May 2014. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b

External links

  • Philippine Standard Geographic Code
  • Philippine Census Information
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