The municipality of Malalag comprises the southern part of padada. It is composed of 22 barangays. It is bounded on the north by Padada, on the east by Davao Gulf, on the south by the municipality of Sta. Maria on the west by the province of South Cotabato. Its first Civil government was run by late Col. Antonio Lanzar. The town derived its name from two version of stories: First from the famous chieftain among the tribes namely Datu Alag and second from a creek at the heart of the town whose water appeared in yellowish in colo. The people were amazed by the color of the water and called it “MALALAG NGA TUBIG” meaning “YELLOW WATER”. From then on the people kept uttering the word Malalag that eventually became the name of the place.
Date of Creation : May 28, 1953
Land Area : 18,095 hec
Population : 39,342
Number of Barangays : 22
Number of Sitios/Purok : 105
Major Products : Mango and Coconut
Primary Industries : Fishing and Mining
Sagawak Festival, May 24, 2019, Sagawak means the flowing of water. The celebration comprises the gathering of Tribe along with the execution of Rituals on the side of the shoreline.
Parochial Fiesta : Sta.Teresa De Avila Patron, October 15
Contact Number :
(082) 272 0191 (082) 272 0199
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