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BARANGAY MANKILAM
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Barangay Officials:

Brgy. Captain
HON. ANTONIO M. RIO

Brgy. Councilors
BRGY. KGD. REX JASPER R. AALA
BRGY. KGD. FERNANDO T. PLANAS, SR.
BRGY. KGD. MINELO A. GENERALE
BRGY. KGD. ANECITO R. DUMAT
BRGY. KGD. EFREN BALDONADO
BRGY. KGD. FROZAIL L. FERIDO
BRGY. KGD. ROGELIO E. BUTALID

SK Chairman
HON. MELANIE A. ELLORIMO

VISION:
Envisions to be a model barangay, an economically progressive, stable, peaceful and healthy constituents.

MISSION:
Strong determination of the barangay officials and the general constituents in attaining development economically, cultural, political, ecological, social and spiritual aspects.

Brief History of Makilam:
Long time ago every community (place) were inhabited by the natives (Lumad/ Aborigines) headed by the Tribal Chieftain called Datu or Bagani.

In the base track of fertile land covered by virgin forest Datu Magkidong mandaya his cousin Bagani Panangcad Mandaya and their followers were the first inhabitants of the place called MANKILAM. The name mankilam derived from the body of water that traverses the place from the Libogaon in the west up to the east of Hijo Rivers. The water is very clean and clear like crystal which is also a source of everything by the inhabitants.

When Datu Magkidong died, he left his Two (2) sons Datu Sacnaan and Vicente Magkidong who later assumed the leadership of their late father.  The only one of Bagani Panangcad was Galacino who occupied the territory of Cagdangan (now La Union) and they continuously cultivated and developed their respective territory.

In the early 1925, an iron-wiled determined settler from Asingan, Pangasinan, Quirino Magsanoc ventured into the wilderness of Davao.  To reach the place of his choice, Quirino Magsanoc rode on a motor launched from Davao (now city), and a six-hour ride to Pagsabangan, a municipal District of Tagum from Pagsabangan, he had to travel on foot to the muddy and leech infacted trails. Finally, he reached Mankilam, a sitio of barrio Pagsabangan. After and exhaustive exploration Magsanoc place he found only four (4) native lumad families in the person of ; Datu Sacnaan magkidong, Tribal Leader, Vicente magkidong, Galicano Panangcad and Ampilan Mandaya.

Quirino Magsanoc stayed for a while in the house of Datu Magkidong being stranger to the place.

Magsanoc seek the help and assistance of the four natives to allow him to acquire a piece of land.  Datu Sacnaan and his brother were requested further by Quirino Magsanoc to guide him clean the area he wanted to own in order to determine the size of the land he wanted to occupy.

After cleaning and planting abaca to about five (5) hectares, Quirino Magsanoc visited his hometown Asingan in 1926. His fascinating description and stories of the promising and fertile plain and forest areas and its great potentialities for agriculture, ignited the interest and adventurous spirit of his relatives, friends and town mates. Soon, Makilam became the settlement of the ambitious farmers from Asingan prominent among the early settlers were Bernardo Concepcion, then School Supervisor – Ambrosio Ferido, Municiapl Treasurer, ex-president and town judge Francisco Bermudez, Joaquin Pereyras, eusebio Manuel, Sr. Numeriano Sta. Cruz, Silverio and Luis Garcia, Fausto Sagun, brother Emelio and Primo Sagun, Florentino Tadena, Roman Reopa, Juan Jubilo, Abundio Valdez, Francisco Dela Cruz, Daniel Joves, Juan Flores, Catalino CAsiano, Juan Ferido, Sulpicio Garcia, Fermin Sagun, Alfredo Pulmano, Jualiana CAoli, Ebay Parayno and Mayang Gante.All settlers cleared their respective area thru palusong (bayanihan) which was very effective where unity among aborigines and Christian settlers existed. Peace and order and tranquility were maintained among them in the community because of the common religion brought by the old man, Quirino Magsanoc. The only religion existed during those days was Aglipayan. The settlers planted abaca, camotes, rice, corn, and other root crops in their respective land.All products of the settlers as wellas the cultural; minorities were sold to the only Chinese merchant named “Sontong” near the mouth of Magugpo Creek.  Sentong brought abaca hemp and other products of the settlers. Their means of transportation were carabaos and slides.In May 15, 1925, Mankilam became a barrio separated from Pagsabangan due to the increase in population. But it was not yet fully operational due to the absence of local leader.In 1939, the highway connection Davao to Magugpo was already passable with only few commercial trucks and cars carrying passengers passing thru it.  It can be recalled that before 1939 no other Christians coming from the Visayas settled in Mankilam, only Pangasenesses and few Ilocanoc who intermarriages with Pangasenses lass.

Quirino Magsanoc brought his family in Mankilam with only one daughter Margarita, the most beautiful lady during the time. He got a bog tract of land in the heart of barangay Mankilam until the outbreak of the global war in 1941, Mankilam’a inhabitants were a mixture of the natives (lumad), Pangaseneses and Ilocanos. It is the reason that up to now majority of its population are Ilocanos and pangasenenses. The descendants of Datu Magkidong, the aborigine of the place area living in Mankilam with their children who are now professionals.In 1949, Ireneo F. Bermudez donated One (1) hectares of the School site which is now known as Mankilam Elementary School, with more than eight (8) teachers. In 1950, the late Angel Juan was appointed barangay Lieutenant of Barrio Mankilam together with his councilmen as officials of the barangay up to 1959.A year later 1960, Mankilam became a regular and recognized barrio. The late Isabelo dela Cruz was appointed Barangay Captain together with his councilmen by the Local Govenrment of Tagum. He instituted social and school improvements in the barangay.In 1968, Margarita Magsanoc Aala, the only living daughter and hier of the pioneer Quirino Magsanoc generously donated Twenty (20) hectares, from her 174 hectares of land to the Provincial Government of Davao as its Capitol site.  Thereon, now stands the various provincial and national offices and other government line agencies.Adjacent to the capitol site is also the twelve (12) hectares Assumption Novitiate where would be nuns taught and trained. The novitiate has poultry, piggery and orchard projects where many deserving poor people of the barrio were employed for humanitarian purposes.In 1978, due to proliferation of Banana plantations, Mankilam once wild virgin forest became the site of two (2) banana plantations, the Davao Fruits Corporation and Twin Rivers.  Their entry created opportunities (employment) for the people and a sign of progress for the barrio of Mankilam. Not an hectare of forest is found thereon, instead a complete elementary school, provincial high school, a religious novitiate, the government center which houses various government agencies, concrete roads, electric and telephone lines among others.Now, some of the children of the aborigines (lumad), and first settlers are professional and successful in their own field of endeavor, and Mankilam is considered as one of the most progressive barrio of Tagum, Davao del Norte and it is still growing.

DATE CREATED
 
MAY 15, 1925
LEGAL BASIS
 
DECLARATION
LAND AREA, (in hectares).
 
1,176
BARANGAY CLASSIFICATION
 
Urban barangay
PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL LAND AREA
 
6.00%
NO. OF PUROK (CY:2004)
 
43
POPULATION (CY: 2007)
 
32,011
NO. OF HOUSEHOLDS (CY: 2007)
 
6,402
HOUSEHOLD POPULATION (CY: 2000)
 
19,917
AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD SIZE (CY: 2000)
 
4.86
REGISTERED VOTERS (CY: 2001)
 
6,953
REGISTERED VOTERS (CY: 2004)
 
12,429
REGISTERED VOTERS (CY: 2007)
 
14,376
APPROXIMATE DISTANCE FROM CITY HALL TO BRGY. HALL
 
3.00 km.
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION
 
Pedicab, single motorcycle
WATER SOURCES
 
Tagum Water District, elevated steel tank (level 2), jetmatic pump  
POWER SOURCES
 
DANECO
ACTUAL H.H ENERGIZED (as April , 2004)
 
1,780 - (43%)
FIESTA
 
LAST SUNDAY OF JANUARY
ARAW CELEBRATION
 
MAY 6
IRA CY 2005
 
P 4,390,844.00
CITY AID
 
P 1,000.00

 

Source: DILG, CPDO, COMELEC, CEO, NSO, DANECO

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EXISTING FACILITIES/ INSTITUTIONS:

  1. Barangay Health Center
  2. Barangay Hall
  3. Barangay Day Care Center (11 DCC with 11 DCW)
  4. Barangay covered court with stage
  5. Provincial Government Offices and National Line Agencies (Capitol)
  6. RDR recreational center (formerly Davao Sports Complex)
  7. Tagum City Comprehensive National High School
  8. Technical and Vocational Schools (Davao North Phil./ ACES)
  9. Subdivisions
    • Margarita Village
    • Garcia Ville
    • Countrywide Shelter (Country Homes)
    • Villa Cacacho
    • Villa Magsanoc
    • Maximo Village
    • Davao Government Officials & Employees Cooperative Subdivision
    • Capitol Homes (Uraya)
    • Villa Patricia
    • Lynville Sibdivision
    • Union Village
    • Greenland urban poor resettlement
  10. hapels (Garcia ville, Union, North Eagle 4, Country Homes, etc.)
  11. Governors Palace
  12. Mankilam Elementary School
  13. Union Elementary School
  14. Banana Plantation (partly)
  15. Rice Mills
  16. Basketball Court
  17. Emission Testing Centers
  18. Bank