Mayor's Profile

Alfonso was born on July 25, 1956 at Malapatan, Glan, South Cotabato, and was the fourth child of Maguindanaon couple Hadji Ebrahim Karuddil- Singcoy (Kapitan del Barrio, Malapatan, glan, South Cotabato year deceased) and Hadja Meriam Mulao-Singcoy (deceased) of Maitum, South Cotabato and Pikit, North Cotabato, respectively. He was fondly called “Ponso” by siblings, relatives and friends.

He had his Elementary Education at Malapatan Central Elementary School, Malapatan, Glan, South Cotabato. He started his Secondary Education at Mindanao State University, General Santos City, and finished said level at Malapatan High School, Malapatan, Glan, South Cotabato. He took his College Education at Agro-Industrial Foundation College, Davao City taking up B.S. Marine Transportation.

He is a widower of the late Aida Celozar-Singcoy (18 November 1961 – 27 September 2009, former Malapatan Mayor year 2007-2009), whom he met during college years. Mayor Aida was then studying at Rizal Magsaysay Memorial Colleges, Davao City. They got married 16 March 1979, and is blessed with eight (8) children, namely:

Abdul Montasher C. Singcoy /born 14 February 1980 / Married

Farida C. Singcoy-Hussen /born 9 October 1981 / Married

Rocaida C. Singcoy-Madidis /born 3 February 1984 / Married

Alfonso C. Singcoy, Jr. /born 9 January 1987 / Single

Israel C. Singcoy, CPA /born 21 February 1990 / Single

Alvin C. Singcoy /born 16 January 1995 / Single

Al C. Singcoy /born 7 November 2001 / Single

Aldrin C. Singcoy /born 15 March 2003 / Single

Ponso had his share of humble beginnings. He took care of their farm at some point, and was engaged in fishing for quite some time also. Prior to entry to government service, he was part of the construction of the concrete canal surrounding the municipal compound of Malapatan, Sarangani Province.

It was in 1986 that he was appointed as Revenue Collection Clerk of the Municipal Treasurer's Office, Malapatan. Two years after, he was appointed as Civil Security Officer of same municipality.

He started his political career back in 1995 when he was elected as Municipal Councilor for three (3) years, of which he was the Committee Chair for Education and Member of Infrastructure Committee. Then after, he ran for Municipal Mayor and won the election in 1998, and remained in power for three (3) consecutive terms until 2007. After which, his wife (the late Aida Celozar-Singcoy) took his place as the Mayor of the Municipality. Unfortunately, due to cardiac arrest, she wasn't able to finish her term.

In 2010 elections, Ponso won again as the Municipal Mayor and continued to pursue the realization of his vision for the Municipality of Malapatan.

Among his priority programs include health and education, cultural preservation, tri-people harmony, farm to market roads, educational scholarships, promotion of local products, and peace and order.

He spearheads municipal outreach programs to remote barangays to ensure health and medical services are delivered to the less fortunate families and children. He untiringly visits national and non-government agencies to source out funds for socio-economic development particularly for farm to market roads, birthing homes, day care centers, school buildings, bridges, and other infrastructure.

Mayor Singcoy had received awards for community development and services in the 2012 Asian Achiever Awards, and 2012 Damayan – AAD Advocacy Award, among others.

About Malapatan

Malapatan is a first class municipality in the province of Sarangani, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 72,386 people. As of 2010, it has a total voting population of 35,569 voters.

Malapatan is bounded on the west by Sarangani Bay, on the east by Davao del Sur, on the north by Alabel, and on the south by Glan.