Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur

Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur
—  Municipality  —
Map of Zamboanga del Sur showing the location of Dumingag
Dumingag is located in Philippines
Location in the Philippines
Coordinates: 8°10′N 123°21′E / 8.167°N 123.35°E / 8.167; 123.35Coordinates: 8°10′N 123°21′E / 8.167°N 123.35°E / 8.167; 123.35
Country  Philippines
Region Western Mindanao (Region IX)
Province Zamboanga del Sur
District 1st District of Zamboanga del Sur
Founded December 27, 1957
Barangays 44
 – Mayor Nacianceno M. Pacalioga Jr
 – Total 618.50 km2 (238.8 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 – Total 46,039
 – Density 74.4/km2 (192.8/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code
Income class 2nd class town; Partially Urban

Dumingag is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines.


Name Origin

Local stories said it is named after a noted Subanen chieftain, "Dumi" and his wife, "Ingag".[1] Another supposed origin of the name tells about the native fellow who was asked by a government agent as to what the name of the place was while watching a cockfight. After the game was over, the stranger inquired about the name of the place. The native curtly replied: "Duminag!" meaning "I won". The government agent misheard the word. Instead of "Duminag", he wrote down "Dumingag".

The authenticity of these stories, however, is questionable since there has never been a single piece of evidence or record that Dumi and Ingag had ever actually existed. The first non-Subanen settlers of Dumingag were from the Ilo-ilo town of Dumangas. According to more convincing sources, the earliest settlers arrived in Dumingag with renewed optimism after World War II and, starting their lives anew, they hailed the place as "Little Dumangas". Hence, this soon developed into the current name "Dumingag".


The town is bounded by the Province of Zamboanga del Norte on the western and northern side, Mahayag on the East, and the towns, Midsalip and Sominot on the South. It is the northernmost town in the province.


Dumingag is politically subdivided into 44 barangays. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 46,039 people in 8,017 households.

  • Bag-ong Valencia
  • Bagong Kauswagan
  • Bagong Silang
  • Bucayan
  • Calumanggi
  • Canibongan
  • Caridad
  • Danlugan
  • Dapiwak
  • Datu Totocan
  • Dilud
  • Ditulan
  • Dulian
  • Dulop
  • Guintananan
  • Guitran
  • Gumpingan
  • La Fortuna
  • Labangon
  • Libertad
  • Licabang
  • Lipawan
  • Lower Landing
  • Lower Timonan
  • Macasing
  • Mahayahay
  • Malagalad
  • Manlabay
  • Maralag
  • Marangan
  • New Basak
  • Saad
  • Salvador
  • San Juan
  • San Pablo (Pob.)
  • San Pedro (Pob.)
  • San Vicente
  • Senote
  • Sinonok
  • Sunop
  • Tagun
  • Tamurayan
  • Upper Landing
  • Upper Timonan


  1. ^ Dumingag Official Website (retrieved: 8 April 2009)

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