Download Ecological Profile of the Barangay Tuyan, Malapatan


I take pride with what we have done in a past five years in setting - up the right direction of our barangay towards continuing growth and development. This was the main trust of formulating the Barangay Development Plan (BDP) on July-August 2015, which was participated by the barangay council and the different sectors in the community.

Admittedly, we have some problems to address some programs, projects and activities invested in the BDP and change brings to the fore continuing challenges that have to be addressed. Thus for the ensuring year, we are committed to pursue the following initiatives with renewed vigor, and productive partnership with all sectors in our local society.

For coming years, the preparation of the annual budget and its corresponding investment plan shall be based on the results of the validation of the BDP for CY 2015. Fully aware of this commitment, we dedicate our resources, financial or otherwise, to build our capabilities to improve the delivery of essential public services and to help improve on obtaining development conditions to bring the barangay closer to its development goals and objectives.

For and in behalf of Barangay Tuyan, I'd like to express our great deepest thank and gratitude to the Provincial Local Government Unit of Sarangani Province, to the Municipal Local Government Unit of Malapatan, to the Municipal Technical Working Group, and to all stakeholders of this barangay for helping this strategic plan materialized.



Punong Barangay


Late 1823, a certain Maguindanaon named MOPAT HIDAYAT together with His group arrived in Barangay Tuyan. They landed and settled in Sitio Gulampa (nowadays). Well respected with the group, He made as First Leader of the Maguindanaon until 1844 where he decided to mgirate somewhere in Digos, Davao del Sur, Lebak and Kalamansig (nowadays).


TUAN PUTRI JUSOL HASIKIN, his sister, was left behind and got married to SARIF AHMAD HARID and blessed with one healthy boy named SARIF JOSEN.

In Islam belief, for the second time, SARIF AHMAD HARID got married to one of the SEGAFU clans, a b'laan tribe, and their marriage was graced with another healthy boy and baptized as SARIF ABUBAKAR. He again married to a b'laan woman named KADALIYA SEGAFU and blessed with another baby boy named SARIF HARAD.


Upon the disappearance of MOPAT HIDAYAT, SARIF AHMAD HARID took over his leadership until 1863.


On the other hand, SARIF JOSEN, only son of TUAN PUTRI JUSOL HASIKIN got married to SITTY AMINA and their marriage was fruitfully successful having one son, named TUAN MAMA. Again, he got married and blessed with two siblings, TUAN BABAY and SARIF MOHAMAD. SARIF JOSEN engaged again to a b'laan tribe settled in mountainous area of Malapatan and graced with another baby boy named SARIF AHMAD. While SARIF ABDULRAHMAN and SARIF USMAN were the fruits of SARIF JOSEN in his fourth times of marriage.


SARIF JOSEN's leadership ended up to year 1881 and succeeded by TUAN MAMA until 1888. SARIF ABDULRAHMAN continuously held the position until 1962. The latter married to JEYLA DINDINGA and they got nine (9) children. One of their children, SARIF MORAD, got married to MANGKI BAY WATA, daughter of DATU ABDULBALI MACAMPAO of Baliton, Glan. They got six (6) siblings. In year 1962 and 1970, SARIF MORAD was proclaimed as DATU and later passed away, respectively.

SARIF DATU ABDILLA JOSEN, the son, succeeded until his death on 2006.


On the other part, before the arrival of Maguindanaon in Barangay Tuyan, there was a b'laan couple named MUNA TÔ (husband) and BAE LAMSGATONG (Wife).


Animal hunting was one of their daily activities as main source of livelihood near the branchy- like (nagsanga) river (“ gusatdaan sbang” in lumad term). In between the branchy- like (nagsanga) river, they built a makeshift ( l'yan (payag) in lumad term). They were graced with twin babies, namely; FUTÊ TÔ L'YAN (daughter) and FITAM TÔ L'YAN (son). Some lumads believed that word Tuyan was taken in this legendary story which means “ born in a makeshift (payag)” .


The Lumad and Maguindanaon settlers with their respective place of settlement within the barangay.


Place of Settlement Leaders


Dulaw Knaben- Mâ Laba

Lambato/ Blaw Masanda, Saguintong,

Suang, Falfulo

Kalon Gustibeh Bnatak Bulahing


Malyang Wanê- Ma Lamfa, Macoy,

Gafa, Tawara

Baldangi/ Datal Silel Divided between Wanê together

with his family and Kawayan

Kbelang / Mangga Dawa- Mâ Magyen

Kwangkalon Tafican, Gumaran, Degan,

Sangalan, Kan, Kawan

Bawing Casi- Mâ Tusan

Lamalna Calatao, Mâ Bayali

Bayabas Ebey, Mâ Sinon

Sabeng Toyan:

Gulampa Amerol Abdulrahman Josen

Talisay (Upper) Sarif Abdula Harid

Bato Sdê Sarif Japar Harid

Pulot (Lower) Alis Samma

Lout Mama Kuaya

Balungis Kanakan Magangcong

Galuga Sarif Morad Josen

Dias Ondong


Early Family of Christian tribes looking for a greener pasture from Visayas and Bicol Regions also considered in early 50's and 60's flocked in Barangay Tuyan, namely;


Origin: Cebu Year of Arrival

Carlos Pistano 1954

Josefino Polloso, Sr.

Wilfredo Ortizano

Vasio Pagado 1966

Casmi Ortizano

Constancio Pautan


Origin: Ilo- Ilo

Ireneo Nupat (Businessman) 1956


Origin: Bicol

Juanito Ugalde (Businessman) 1963

Jose Ugalde (Businessman) 1963


Tuyan was properly and legally created as barangay entity through the issuance of Executive Order 250 under the mandate of Late President ELPIDIO QUIRINO dated July 27, 1949 and immediately under the territorial jurisdiction of Municipality of Glan. Only in June 21, 1969, upon creation of Municipality of Malapatan, Barangay Tuyan was separated from Municipality of Glan and up to present under the Municipality of Malapatan.


Nowadays, Barangay Tuyan, is an agri- industrialized zone of the municipality. Prawn/ fish ponds, ice plant, mini- convention centers, beaches were invested. Agricultural products specifically ccoconut, corn and upland rice has been the major crops of the barangay since then. And also, different projects were constructed for the community and suitable lands for agriculture and industry are on stake for the local and foreign investors.


To end up, the whole community of the barangay is united to achieve sustainable development, progress and peace.

Location and Total Land Area

Barangay Tuyan is approximately 3.50 kilometer to barangay Poblacion which is the core center and market center of the municipality.

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.