Ungkaya Pukan

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Ungkaya Pukan
Municipality of Ungkaya Pukan
Outreach program in Barangay Materling in 2009.
Outreach program in Barangay Materling in 2009.
Map of Basilan with Ungkaya Pukan highlighted
Map of Basilan with Ungkaya Pukan highlighted
Ungkaya Pukan is located in Philippines
Ungkaya Pukan
Ungkaya Pukan
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 6°30′N 122°07′E / 6.5°N 122.12°E / 6.5; 122.12Coordinates: 6°30′N 122°07′E / 6.5°N 122.12°E / 6.5; 122.12
Country Philippines
RegionBangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM)
ProvinceBasilan
DistrictLone District
FoundedMay 22, 2006
Barangays12 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorLutfurrahman M. Maturan
 • Vice MayorJomar M. Maturan
 • CongressmanMujiv S. Hataman
 • Electorate9,015 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total96.13 km2 (37.12 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total18,441
 • Density190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
7304
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)62
Climate typetropical climate
Income classno value
Revenue (₱)58.3 million  (2016)
Native languagesYakan
Chavacano
Tagalog

Ungkaya Pukan, officially the Municipality of Ungkaya Pukan, (Tausūg: Lupah Ungkaya Pukan; Chavacano: Municipalidad de Ungkaya Pukan; Tagalog: Bayan ng Ungkaya Pukan), is a — municipality in the province of Basilan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 18,441 people.[3]

Named after Orang Kaya[4] (nobleman) Pukan, a Yakan chieftain that fought valiantly against Pedro Javier Cuevas aka Datu Kalun[5] and his Christianized Yakan warriors backed by the Spaniards.[6]

Ungkaya Pukan was created by Muslim Mindanao Autonomy Act No. 190,[7] ratified by plebiscite on May 22, 2006. It is composed of 12 barangays that were formerly part of Tipo-Tipo.

Barangays[edit]

Ungkaya Pukan is politically subdivided into 12 barangays.[8]


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[9]
150711001 Amaloy 6.1% 1,129 980 2.73%
150711002 Bohe-Pahuh 7.8% 1,437 1,499 −0.80%
150711003 Bohe-Suyak 15.2% 2,804 2,128 5.39%
150711004 Cabangalan 5.5% 1,010 1,136 −2.21%
150711005 Danit 4.4% 818 824 −0.14%
150711006 Kamamburingan 5.5% 1,018 1,223 −3.43%
150711007 Matata 6.3% 1,170 1,041 2.25%
150711008 Materling 12.5% 2,296 2,268 0.23%
150711009 Pipil 12.9% 2,375 2,069 2.66%
150711010 Sungkayut 5.0% 931 1,040 −2.09%
150711011 Tongbato 7.8% 1,446 1,371 1.02%
150711012 Ulitan 10.9% 2,007 2,122 −1.06%
Total 18,441 17,701 0.78%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Ungkaya Pukan
YearPop.±% p.a.
2007 30,472—    
2010 17,701−17.94%
2015 18,441+0.78%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][9][10][11]

In the 2015 census, Ungkaya Pukan had a population of 18,441.[3] The population density was 190 inhabitants per square kilometre (490/sq mi).

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Ungkaya Pukan, Basilan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 26
(79)
26
(79)
26
(79)
27
(81)
27
(81)
27
(81)
27
(81)
27
(81)
27
(81)
27
(81)
27
(81)
27
(81)
27
(81)
Average low °C (°F) 26
(79)
26
(79)
26
(79)
26
(79)
27
(81)
27
(81)
26
(79)
26
(79)
26
(79)
27
(81)
26
(79)
26
(79)
26
(80)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 130
(5.1)
91
(3.6)
100
(3.9)
114
(4.5)
242
(9.5)
329
(13.0)
347
(13.7)
321
(12.6)
223
(8.8)
273
(10.7)
239
(9.4)
140
(5.5)
2,549
(100.3)
Average rainy days 16.5 14.3 14.9 15.5 23.8 25.3 25.3 25.3 21.5 23.0 21.1 17.5 244
Source: Meteoblue [12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Basilan". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e Census of Population (2015). "ARMM – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orang_Kaya_Indera_Pahlawan
  5. ^ http://www.art-foundry-philippines.com/Pedro-Javier-Cuevas.html
  6. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Basilan
  7. ^ "Muslim Mindanao Autonomy Act No. 190; An Act Creating the Municipality of Ungkaya Pukan in the Province of Basilan and for Other Purposes" (PDF). Regional Legislative Assembly, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 February 2016. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  8. ^ "Municipal: Ungkaya Pukan". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  9. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "ARMM – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  10. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "ARMM – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  11. ^ "Province of Basilan". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  12. ^ "Ungkaya Pukan, Basilan : Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 29 January 2019.