The municipality of Magsaysay is the daughter municipality of Bansalan. It has a total land area of 16,987 hectares with 22 barangays. It is bounded on the north by North Cotabato, on the east by Matanao and North Cotabato , on the south by Hagonoy and on the west of Bansalan. The town to is often referred to as Kialeg, a name that was derived from a native chieftain who was known to his bravery but was slew by another chieftain named Guinang in a duel. Dr. Pedro Tecala was the first appoinbted mayor this municipality in 1965 while Araceli Villafuerte Malag was the first elected mayor during the 1967 elections.