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Kapalong
Municipality
Map of Davao del Norte with Kapalong highlighted
Map of Davao del Norte with Kapalong highlighted
Kapalong is located in Philippines
Kapalong
Kapalong
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 07°45′N 125°30′E / 7.750°N 125.500°E / 7.750; 125.500Coordinates: 07°45′N 125°30′E / 7.750°N 125.500°E / 7.750; 125.500
Country Philippines
Region Davao (Region XI)
Province Davao del Norte
District 1st district of Davao del Norte
Established July 8, 1948
Barangays 14
Government[1]
 • Mayor Edgardo Timbol
Area[2]
 • Total 830.01 km2 (320.47 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 68,261
 • Density 82/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 8113
Dialing code 84
Income class 1st

Kapalong is a first class municipality in the province of Davao del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 68,261 people.[3]

History[edit]

The town was founded in July 8, 1948, from the Municipal District of Tagum, which was formed in 1918. It was one of the oldest towns in Davao del Norte Province, others being Tagum, in 1941; and Panabo, in 1949, both of which were converted into cities almost 50 years later. Though the towns of Santo Tomas, Talaingod and portion of San Isidro emerged from Kapalong in 1959, 1991, and 2004 respectively, it is still the largest town by land area in the province of Davao del Norte.

Barangays[edit]

Kapalong is politically subdivided into 14 barangays.[2]

  • Semong
  • Florida
  • Gabuyan
  • Gupitan
  • Capungagan
  • Katipunan
  • Luna
  • Mabantao
  • Mamacao
  • Pag-asa
  • Maniki (Poblacion)
  • Sampao
  • Sua-on
  • Tiburcia

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Kapalong
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 66,030 —    
1995 62,183 −1.12%
2000 63,650 +0.50%
2007 61,763 −0.41%
2010 68,261 +3.71%
1990 census includes Talaingod and San Isidro.
1995 and 2000 census includes San Isidro.
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Davao del Norte". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 

External links[edit]


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11 news items

 
ABS CBN News
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:31:35 -0700

Local officials of Kapalong, Davao del Norte have released footage of a New People's Army (NPA) attack on government troops on August 11. Officials from the local government, the Department of Social Welfare and Development, and the 60th Infantry ...
 
Inquirer.net
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:17:15 -0700

... sought the help of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to intercede in the pangayaw (tribal war) waged by the paramilitary group Alamara against the communist New People's Army (NPA) in the village of Gupitan, Kapalong, Davao del Norte, saying the move would ...
 
Sun.Star
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:26:15 -0700

Meanwhile, Eastern Mindanao Command chief Major General Aurelio Baladad has commended the soldiers of the 72nd Infantry Battalion for their relentless efforts in protecting the communities especially in Kapalong, Davao del Norte. "We are saddened by ...

Philippine Information Agency

Philippine Information Agency
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:37:22 -0700

DAVAO CITY, Sept 17 (PIA) The military cited three members of the civilian active auxiliary for their role in the series of military operation in Kapalong, Davao del Norte where three rebels were killed. Major General Eduardo Ano, commander of the 10th ...
 
Sun.Star
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:33:45 -0700

I was young undergraduate researcher just entering my senior year when I was sent to an Ata/Mandaya community in Kapalong, Davao del Norte to undertake ethnographic research under the Inisyatibo sa Pag-aaral ng mga Etnolinggwistikong Grupo sa ...
 
Davao Today
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 04:46:57 -0700

“In 2004, Dao Mamat-aw, Letty Mamat-aw and Rosalina Tomambad were killed while Linda Sampag, Joanito Tiwog, Kolas Mamat-aw, Baranggaw Sumpo and Dikay Tiwog were wounded in an massacre in Barangay Gupitan (Kapalong, Davao del Norte),” ...
 
Bulatlat (blog)
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:15:14 -0700

“On July 18, soldiers began to encamp in a school and a church in Sitio Kapatagan, Brgy. Gupitan, Kapalong, Davao del Norte. Elements of the 60th IB ransacked the house of Purok leader Mario Liban and took his stock of rice,” the Karapatan statement said.
 
Sun.Star
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 09:00:32 -0700

Meanwhile, award-winning host John Paul Seniel also witnesses the so-called “padugo,” a ritual among the Ata-Manobo tribe in Barangay Gupitan, Kapalong, Davao del Norte. This ritual is performed as a warning against armed groups, particularly the New ...
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