Manukan, Zamboanga del Norte

Municipality of Manukan
Official seal of Municipality of Manukan
Nickname(s): Chicken Capital of the South

Map of Zamboanga del Norte with Manukan highlighted

Location within the Philippines

Coordinates: 08°32′N 123°06′E / 8.533°N 123.100°E / 8.533; 123.100Coordinates: 08°32′N 123°06′E / 8.533°N 123.100°E / 8.533; 123.100
Country Philippines
Region Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
Province Zamboanga del Norte
District 2nd district of Zamboanga del Norte
Founded June 16, 1951
Barangays 22
  Mayor Eugene Caballero
  Vice Mayor Enriquita U. Winters
  Total 246.35 km2 (95.12 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
  Total 36,526±0
Time zone PHT (UTC+8)
ZIP code 7110
Dialing code 65
Income class 3rd class

Manukan (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Manukan Subanon: Benwa Banukan) is a third class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 36,526±0 people.[3]

It is located 38 kilometres (24 mi) west of Dipolog City, the provincial capital, and 282 kilometres (175 mi) north-east of Zamboanga City, the regional capital.


During the Pre-Spanish era this town was inhabited by the Subanons. During the Spanish colonization, Manukan was a barrio, part of Dapitan (now City of Dapitan). In the creation of the municipality of Katipunan, this barrio became a barangay Banukan. Chickens were plenty and breeds that supply the northern part of Mindanao come from this town. "Manukan" word means poultry farm. The birth of the Municipality of Manukan was inaugurated on June 16, 1951 by virtue of Republic Act 655, duly signed by President Elpidio Quirino. In 1952, the barrios of Manukan, Lipras, Dipane, Linay, Mate, Sirongan, Libuton, Disakan, Siparok, Ponot, and Manawan of Katipunan were formed into the town of Manukan.[4]

Sitio Libuton became a barangay in 1954.[5]

Lipras was renamed San Antonio in 1957.[6]


Manukan is politically subdivided into 22 barangays.[2] The central Poblacion is where the municipal seat is located. Nine of the barangays are along the national highway and the rest are mountain barangays, being three or more kilometers away from the national highway that runs mostly along the coast of the municipality.

  • Dipane
  • Disakan
  • Don Jose Aguirre
  • East Poblacion
  • Gupot
  • Libuton
  • Linay
  • Lingatongan
  • Lupasang
  • Mate
  • Meses
  • Palaranan
  • Pangandao
  • Patagan
  • Poblacion
  • Punta Blanca
  • Saluyong
  • San Antonio
  • Serongan
  • Suisayan
  • Upper Disakan
  • Villaramos


Population census of Manukan
YearPop.±% p.a.
1990 28,554    
1995 29,681+0.73%
2000 31,855+1.53%
2007 33,129+0.54%
2010 35,589+2.64%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]


Manukan I District

  • Manukan East Central School
  • Manukan West Central School
  • L. Disakan
  • Libuton ES
  • Mate ES
  • Palaranan ES
  • Patunan ES
  • Upper Disakan
  • Serongan ES
  • Suisayan ES
  • Patagan PS
  • Pangandao PS
  • Sitog PS
  • Tiniguiban
  • Upper Disakan NHS
  • Manukan National High School

Manukan II District

  • Linay CS
  • Dipane ES
  • J. Aguirre
  • Gupot ES
  • Lingatongan
  • Loquillos ES
  • Lupasang ES
  • Meses PS
  • Saluyong ES
  • Villaramos
  • San Antonio
  • Manukan NHS
  • Villaramos NHS
  • KOSTKA High School


  1. "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 12 May 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  2. 1 2 "Province: ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  3. 1 2 3 "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  4. "An Act Creating the Municipality of Manukan in the Province of Zamboanga". Retrieved 2011-04-09.
  5. "An Act to Create the Barrio of Libuton in the Municipality of Manucan, Province of Zamboanga Del Norte". Retrieved 2011-04-11.
  6. "An Act Changing the Name of Barrio Lipras, Municipality of Manukan, Province of Zamboanga Del Norte, to Villa Ramos". Retrieved 2011-04-12.
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