Olutanga History, Tourist Spots, Festival, Officials

Olutanga is a 4th class coastal municipality of Zamboanga Sibugay Province in Region 9, Philippines.

Olutanga Municipal Hall
Olutanga Municipal Hall (Credit: Facebook Page)

Profile of Olutanga Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Southwestern part of Olutanga Island; 104 kilometers from the capital town of Ipil (See map below)
Neighboring Town –> Talusan (north and east)
Area –> 113.30 km2 (43.75 sq mi)
Population –> 33,671 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Coastal Plain
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading
Major Products –> Rice, fish, coconut, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft
People/Language –> Cebuano, Tagalog, English
Barangays –> 19
Revenue (2016) –> 83,045,850.82
Legislative District –> 1st
Government Officials
Congressman –> Wilter Palma II
Mayor –> Arthur Ruste Sr.
Vice Mayor –> Janie Bert D. Gumba

History of Olutanga

Olutanga was first settled by a tribe called Lutangan before the coming of the Spaniards. Politically, it was first a barrio of Alicia. On November 17, 1957, it was created as a regular municipality by virtue of Executive Order # 274 issued by President Carlos P. Garcia. It covered the whole island of Olutanga but later on, the creation of Mabuhay and Talusan towns reduced the size of Olutanga.

Economy of Olutanga

Olutanga is primarily a farming and fishing town where rice, fish and coconut are the main agricultural products. The town is home to a seaport. Some farmers are engaged in poultry and hog raising while others plant vegetables and root crops. In the town center are located some small grocery stores and repair shops.

Tourist Spots in Olutanga

Pulo Laum Beach with its Snake Sanctuary
Lutaw Beach and Botanical Farm
Nuestra Señora De Los Remedios Parish Church

Festival in Olutanga

Feast of Nuestra Señora De Los Remedios

Map of Olutanga Municipality in Zamboanga Sibugay

See also: Profile of Mayor Arthur Ruste Sr. , Governor Wilter Palma Sr.

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