Kalamansig is one of the three Coastal Municipalities of the Province of Sultan Kudarat which approximately 145 kilometers away from Isulan, the capital town. It is strategically located at the western part of the province, bounded by the Municipality of Lebak on the North, Municipality of Senator Ninoy Aquino on East, and Municipality of Palimbang on the South with vast fishing ground of the Province facing Celebes Sea on the West.
Kalamansig is one of the Municipalities that comprise the Province of Sultan Kudarat. It is composed of fifteen (15) barangays namely Poblacion, Pag-asa, Nalilidan, Sta. Clara, Dumangas Nuevo, Sta. Maria, Cadiz, Obial, Limulan, Hinalaan, Sabanal, Datu Wasay, Paril, Datu Ito Andong and Sangay. The Municipality is approximately 145 kilometers away from Isulan, the capital town.
As of 2008, there were no additional barangays created for the Municipality. Barangays Poblacion and Pag-asa have the most number of purok with thirteen (13) purok, while Barangay Dumangas Nuevo has the least number with only three (3) purok.
Total Number of Barangays by Purok/Sitio & Distances from Town Proper
|Name of Barangay||Number of Purok/Sitio||Estimated Distance from Town Proper in Kms.|
|4. Sta. Clara||23||3.00|
|7. Datu Ito Andong||17||7.00|
|8. Dumangas Nuevo||3||1.00|
|9. Sta. Maria||4||2.00|
|14. Datu Wasay||15||46.00|
This table shows that the Municipality of Kalamansig has fifteen (15) total barangays. Out of fifteen (15) barangays, there are three far flungs barangays which are situated in the mountainous area of the Municipality while others are coastal and lowland barangays. Barangay Sta. Clara and Dumangas Nuevo have the highest and lowest number of purok and sitio respectively. Datu Wasay is the farthest barangay going to town proper followed by Barangays Sabanal and Sangay.
Plains and Valleys
The Municipality is endowed with plains, valleys, hills and mountains. The plain areas are situated along the side base of the mountain. Other areas are valleys gently sloping hills located between two (2) high mountain ranges.
Most of the barangays are located in coastal areas of the Municipality. It include barangays Sta. Maria, Poblacion, Pag-asa, Nalilidan, Dumangas Nuevo, Cadiz, Sta. Maria, Datu Ito Andong, Paril, and Sangay. The valleys and mountain ranges are inhabited by the people of barangays Obial, Limulan, Hinalaan, Sabanal and Datu Wasay.
The Municipality has a considerable coastline which stretches along the neighboring towns of Lebak and Palimbang. The coastal areas of the Municipality are facing the Celebes Sea where demersal and bottom dweller fishes abound. The Municipality has two (2) strategic ports which are potential for investments.
The Municipality is blessed with water resources sufficient to supply the water needs for irrigation, transportation, fishery, domestic and industrial uses. There are seven major watersheds in the Municipality such as Hinalaan – Limulan (W1), Sangay – Paril (W2), Sebayor- Basiauan (W3), Salaman- Tipudos (W4), Simsimon- Lum (W5), Tran (W6), and Lumoton (W7).
Watershed Areas of the of Municipality Kalamansig
|Sub- Watershed/s||Barangay Covered||Sitios/ Puroks Served|
|1. Hinalaan- Limulan Sub- Watershed (W1)||Hinalaan , Limulan, Nalilidan, Sangay, Sta. Maria, Dumangas Nuevo, and Cadiz.||Tinagdaan, Pongpongan 1, Hinalaan Proper, Uga-Uga, Tigbaken, Ebe, Sorongm Midpanga, Ngis, Lower Saniag, Liyong- Liyong and Upper Saniag , Lower Kabuing , Limulan Proper, Bulakagan, Warning, Posot,Silangan, Lower Basalan, and Purok 1-4.|
|2. Sangay-Paril Sub- Watershed (W2)||Paril and Sangay||Proper, Inuman, Montay, Babancao, Donauang Island, Manga, Talisay, Sto. Nino, Kabuling, Kasunduan, Napotos, Mibukad, Cabuling, Kubo, Bulawan, Badiangon, Inambusan, Sangay Proper, Kabukbukan, Kinadanan, Lower Sangay, Panamin, Silangan, Pag-asa, Kapayapaan and Midpangi.|
|3. Sebayor- Basiawan Sub- Watershed (W3)||Nalilidan, Sta. Clara, D.I. A., Dum. Nuevo, Sta. Maria, Poblacion
|Nangka, Nalilidan Proper, Kanipaan, Upper Balanga, Lower Balanga, Datu Guibar, Santiac, Pidtanganan, Makina, Pitas, Tesing, Lenek, Mahayahay, Labak, Bantogon, Sta. Clara Proper, Kabig, Batoon, Nursery, Tinipakan, Tinayanan , Nalugdas, Tambis, Buenaflores, Mauswagon, Pitas, Mindoro, Sut, L’bok, Temenong, Dansalan, Indoy, Narra, L’ton, Basiauan (proper), Miyosong, Inasalan, Dakel Baog, Ungangaon,, Siniag|
|4. Salaman-Tipudos Sub- Watershed (W4)||Obial, Limulan and Hinalaan||Tipodos, Happy Valley, Upper Kabuling, Bongbong, Obial Proper, Tula, Catadan, Dolao, Kebetic, Kalamagan, Made, Agsam, Erib, Menorok, Pongpongan 1, Abogado, Pongpongan 2, Bawing, Meles, Dakel Kayo.|
|5. Lum Sub- Watershed (W5)||Sabanal and Datu Wasay||Lum, Pangawan, Tuwok, Natian Dagket, Proper Sabanal, Double M, Jupiter, Bendig, Kumaningag (Costa Rica) San Isidro.|
|6. Tran Sub- Watershed (W6)||Sabanal and Datu Wasay||Bato-Bato, Banigan, Landing, Laguton, Liyong-liyong, Pakwan, Bakbaken, Tusong, Tuko, Tawan-Tawan, Secret Valley, Poniponian (Mahayahay) Magon, Naplico, Proper Datu Wasay, Jerusalem, Tinandok, Metugsay, Lower Laes, Upper Laes, San Juan, Mailom Tinago, Batasang Kuda, Aga-Aga.|
|7. Lomoton Sub- Watershed (W7)||No permanent settlements||No permanent settlements|
The Municipality of Kalamansig have mountain ranges which are located in Barangays Hinalaan, Sabanal, Datu Wasay and other far flung and coastal barangays. These mountain ranges are habitat of different wildlife species and other diversities which also served as protection against tropical depressions and strong winds.
Fault Zones and Tsunami-Prone Areas
Barangays Poblacion, Sta. Clara, Pag-asa, Nalilidan, Sta. Clara, Paril, Datu Ito Andong, Sangay, Dumangas Nuevo, Sta. Maria and Cadiz are coastal barangays of the Municipality which are highly vulnerable to tidal waves or tsunamis from Celebes Sea. On August 16, 1976, the Municipality experienced an earthquake and tidal waves which devastated most of the properties and life of the people living along the shorelines of the Municipality.
Climate / Winds/ Weather
Generally, the Municipality has Type IV climate which dry season occurs during the month of February to April while heavy rainfall occurs every month of June to August. The rest of the months have scattered rain showers.