Alabel is a 1st class coastal municipality of Sarangani Province in Region 12 or SoCCSKSarGen Region, Philippines.
Profile of Alabel Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Southern part of Mindanao Island (See map below)
Neighboring City and Towns –> Malungon in South Cotabato (north), Don Marcelino in Davao Occidental (east), Malapatan (south), General Santos City (west)
Area –> 510.98 km2 (197.29 sq mi)
Population –> 80,359 (2015 Census)
Revenue (2016) –> 219,384,734.41
Barangays –> 13
Terrain –> Mountainous with coastal plain
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Corn, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Cebuano, Tagalog, English, Maguindanao, T’Boli, Blaan
Legislative District –> Lone
Congressman –> Rogelio Ruel Pacquiao
Mayor –> Vic Paul Salarda
Vice Mayor –> Ronnel S. Español
History of Alabel
The name Alabel was derived for the families of Santiago Alaba and Tomas Beldad Sr. who were the pioneers in the place. It was a former barrio of the municipality of Dadiangas (now General Santos City). On September 10, 1971, Alabel became a municipality under Republic Act 6393 which was initiated by Congressman James L. Chongbian and signed by President Ferdinand Marcos. Lucio J. Alaba served as the first mayor with Jose Orlino, Jr. as the first vice mayor.
Economy of Alabel
Alabel is primarily an agricultural town where rice and corn are the chief product. As the capital of the province and being adjacent to General Santos City, it serves as the commercial and financial center of the province.
Tourist Spots in Alabel
San Isidro Labrador Parish Church
Festival in Alabel
Map of Alabel Municipality in Sarangani Province