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Mamasapano
Municipality of Mamasapano
Official seal of Mamasapano
Map of Maguindanao del Sur with Mamasapano highlighted
Map of Maguindanao del Sur with Mamasapano highlighted
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Mamasapano is located in Philippines
Mamasapano
Mamasapano
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 6°53′36″N 124°30′02″E / 6.893236°N 124.500636°E / 6.893236; 124.500636Coordinates: 6°53′36″N 124°30′02″E / 6.893236°N 124.500636°E / 6.893236; 124.500636
CountryPhilippines
RegionBangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
ProvinceMaguindanao del Sur
District Lone district
FoundedOctober 31, 1998
Barangays14 (see Barangays)
Government
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorAkmad A. Ampatuan Jr.
 • Vice MayorTahirodin Benzar A. Ampatuan
 • RepresentativeMohamad P. Paglas Sr.
 • Municipal Council
Members
 • Electorate15,336 voters (2022)
Area
 • Total85.31 km2 (32.94 sq mi)
Elevation13 m (43 ft)
Highest elevation54 m (177 ft)
Lowest elevation5 m (16 ft)
Population
(2020 census) 
 • Total27,807
 • Density330/km2 (840/sq mi)
 • Households4,401
Economy
 • Income class5th municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence72.64% (2018)
 • Revenue₱106,830,382.90 (2020)
 • Assets₱94,101,185.05 (2020)
 • Expenditure₱88,482,119.29 (2020)
 • Liabilities₱13,419,311.36 (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricityMaguindanao Electric Cooperative (MAGELCO)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
9608
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)64
Native languagesMaguindanao
Tagalog
Websitewww.mamasapano.gov.ph

Mamasapano, officially the Municipality of Mamasapano (Maguindanaon: Ingud nu Mamasapano; Iranun: Inged a Mamasapano; Tagalog: Bayan ng Mamasapano), is a 5th class municipality in the province of Maguindanao del Sur, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 27,807 people. 

History

This municipality before was only a mere barangay of the town of Shariff Aguak. However, by virtue of Republic Acts No. 6646/7160 and Muslim Mindanao Autonomy Act No. 54 dated April 27, 1997 issued on December 2, 1998, COMELEC Resolution No. 3051/3052 and Plebiscite conducted on October 31, 1998, the Municipality of Mamasapano then became the 11th municipality in the 2nd District of Maguindanao. The newly created municipality has eighteen (18) barangays taken from its mother Municipality of Shariff Aguak.

On July 30, 2009, upon the ratification of Muslim Mindanao Autonomy Act No. 225 (as amended by MMAA 252), the municipality of Shariff Saydona Mustapha was created from 4 barangays and a portion of one barangay (Libutan East) from Mamasapano, in addition to other barangays from Datu Piang, Datu Unsay, Datu Saudi-Ampatuan and Shariff Aguak.

Mamasapano clash

On Sunday 25 January 2015, the area around Mamasapano was the site of a sharp clash between Philippines government armed forces and local rebel groups. In the fighting, 44 members of the Philippine National Police elite Special Action Force (SAF) were killed. The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) led by Necesio Jamisola Jr., later reported that 18 people had died on the rebel side. Some local civilians were also killed during the incident. The unexpected clash, and the deaths of 44 SAF police as well as the wounding of 12 others, triggered bitter recriminations amongst leaders at the national level and threatened to derail on-going reconciliation negotiations between the Philippines Government and various rebel groups in Mindanao. It was reported that members of both the MILF as well as the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) were involved in the action on the rebel side. In response to the clash and deaths of national police, President Aquino called for the peace talks with MILF to nevertheless continue but also demanded that MILF forces assist in identifying the persons responsible for killing the police and, in other ways, demonstrate sincerity in supporting the peace efforts.

Subsequently, it was reported that both the Philippines government and local MILF representatives were working to try to restore life to normal in the Mamasapano area. Representatives of the Philippines government visited the area in early February to deliver assistance to families who had lost relatives during the fighting. Representatives of the MILF also issued assurances that on-going efforts to establish peace in the region would not be disrupted by the clash. Nevertheless, in the following weeks local fighting continued between government forces and the BIFF rebel group. In early March government forces were reported to have captured a BIFF camp where bombs and weapons were being manufactured.

Geography

Barangays

Mamasapano is politically subdivided into 15 barangays.

  • Bagumbong
  • Dabenayan
  • Daladap
  • Dasikil
  • Liab
  • Libutan
  • Lusay
  • Mamasapano
  • Manongkaling
  • Matias
  • Pidsandawan
  • Pimbalakan
  • Sapakan
  • Tuka
  • Tukanalipao

Climate

Climate data for Mamasapano, Maguindanao
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 32
(90)
32
(90)
33
(91)
33
(91)
32
(90)
31
(88)
30
(86)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
32
(89)
Average low °C (°F) 21
(70)
21
(70)
21
(70)
22
(72)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
22
(72)
22
(72)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 19
(0.7)
14
(0.6)
15
(0.6)
18
(0.7)
33
(1.3)
42
(1.7)
44
(1.7)
42
(1.7)
30
(1.2)
31
(1.2)
28
(1.1)
17
(0.7)
333
(13.2)
Average rainy days 6.9 5.6 6.9 8.1 15.1 17.5 17.8 18.5 14.9 14.9 12.4 8.0 146.6
Source: Meteoblue (modeled/calculated data, not measured locally)

Demographics

Population census of Mamasapano
YearPop.±% p.a.
1995 16,121—    
2000 20,059+4.80%
2007 29,285+5.36%
2010 22,354−9.36%
2015 24,800+2.00%
2020 27,807+2.28%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority   

Economy


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