Baluntay Seal

Official Seal

Founded:


Population: 4,346 (2015)


No. of Household: 774


Area: 1,108.81 Hectares

Baluntay Map

MAP OF BALUNTAY

Mission

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Vision

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History

The word Baluntay derived from two Blaan words “balun” (means well) and “muntay” (a dominant species of tree found in the riverbanks of Maribulan River.) Muntay, serves a shading area The word Baluntay derived from two Blaan words “balun” (means well) and “muntay” (a dominant species of tree found in the riverbanks of Maribulan River.) Muntay, serves a shading area for people passing the area.for people passing the area.

The first settlers in the area are the Blaan. Baluntay is characterized with huge tree and a home of wild species of birds and reptiles. Farming is the common livelihood in area. The Muslim arrived in the area pushes the Lumad to nearby sitio such as Latian and Tubang Pait. Christian migrants followed the migration.

In 1960s, population increases and advancement of farming techniques was evident. Cultivation of sugar cane and upland rice begun. Kalamay-making became a trend in the area. During this time, a tribal cemetery in Purok 7 was established.

In 1968, a lot donated by Datu Abdullah Tondog served as the location of Baluntay Primary School.

On 25 September 1988, Baluntay became an independent barangay separated from its mother barangay Tokawal through SB Resolution No. 12, s. 1987. Fermin Munar donated a 1,400 sq.m. lot for the barangay. Dizon Talibod, a former Barangay Tokawal’s councilor, became Baluntay’s first Captain.

Electricity came to the barangay in 1990.

Provincial Jail was established in Baluntay in 1996 through the initiative of then Gov. Priscilla L. Chiongbian. During this time, a MOA between NAPOCOR and Alsons Holding Corporation was signed for the establishment of a 50 Megawatts Power Bunker Plant of Souther Philippines Power Corporation (SPPC). Two years after, SPPC Power Plant became operational.

In 2000, a madaris schools was established. It was located at Purok 5 (donated by Datu Yahiya Tondog), and Purok 4 (donated by Datu Hadji Macalang Sumagka Bisaya).

In 2003, construction of Baluntay RCDG Bridge started with the support of JICA.

Baluntay was declared as one of the Peace and Development Community in Sarangani Province in 2007.

In 2011, Sarangani Agri-Ventures Inc. was established in Baluntay. Also 14 April 2011, former President Benigno S. Aquino III visited Baluntay for the turn-over ceremony of Banana Chips production one (1) unit building from GEM-Act for Peace Program.

In 2014, former Vice President Jejomar Binay also visited Baluntay.

Barangay Captain Rais Bisaya

HON. RAIS T. BISAYA

Punong Barangay


Barangay Kagawads
ABDULJABAR C. SUMAGKA
JONEWENE D. OBERIO
MOHARRIS L. APAD
TEODULO D. DALISAY
MARIO D. DISTOR
HELENA A. MATERDAN
ABIDEN S. MAULANA

Ex-Officio
REYGIE M. CUEME 
(SK Chair.)
ANWAR T. SULAY 
(IP Rep.)