Lebak is a 1st class coastal municipality of Sultan Kudarat Province in Region 12, Philippines.
Profile of Lebak Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Western part of Sultan Kudarat (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> South Blah Sinsuat, North Upi and South Upi in Maguindanao (north), Isulan (east), Kalamansig (south)
Area –> 470.86 km2 (181.80 sq mi)
Population –> 88,868 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Mountainous with coastal plain and river valleys
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Corn, Coconut, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Cebuano, Maguindanao, Tagalog, Manobo, Hiligaynon, Ilocano, English
Barangays –> 27
Revenue (2016) –> 209,416,491.82
Legislative District –> 2nd
Congressman –> Horacio Suansing Jr.
Mayor –> Frederick F. Celestial
Vice Mayor –> Nathaniel A. Castillon
History of Lebak
The Manobos were the early settlers in the area now occupied by Lebak. They soon followed by the Tedurays and the Maguindanaos. On December 31, 1948, Lebak became independent from Kiamba by virtue of executive order number 195 signed by President Elpidio Quirino. On April 12, 1951, several barrios of Lebak were carved out to form the municipality of Kalamansig.
Economy of Lebak
The town of Lebak is predominantly agricultural. The vast coastal plain is a rich rice farming area. The Moro Gulf that borders its shoreline is also a rich fishing ground. Other products of the municipality are coconut, coffee, and vegetables. Some farmers are engaged in poultry, hog and cattle raising.
Tourist Spots in Lebak
Lebak Katunggan Eco Park
Tres Andanas Falls
Festival in Lebak
Map of Lebak Municipality in Sultan Kudarat