Glan History, Tourist Spots, Festival

Glan is a 1st class coastal municipality of Sarangani Province in Region 12 or SoCCSKSarGen Region, Philippines.

Glan Sarangani
Glan Sarangani (Credit: LGU Facebook Page)

Profile of Glan Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Southern part of Mindanao Island (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Malapatan (north), Jose Abad Santos in Davao Occidental (east)
Area –> 610.30 km2 (235.64 sq mi)
Population –> 118,263 (2015 Census)
Revenue (2016) –> 273,698,639.03
Barangays –> 31
Terrain –> Mountainous with coastal plain and river valleys
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
Government Officials
Congressman –> Rogelio Ruel Pacquiao
Mayor –> Vivien Yap
Vice Mayor –> Victor James B. Yap Sr.

History of Glan

Glan was settled by the B’laan and Menuvu Ubo ethnic groups long before the coming of the Spaniards who colonized the Philippines for more than three hundred years. The Spaniards left many heritage houses or structures in the locality.

Economy of Glan

The local economy of Glan is based on farming, fishing and tourism. Rice, corn, coconut and fish are the primary products. Many resorts and restaurants mushroomed along the seashores and beaches.

Tourist Spots in Glan

Belmar Eco Park
Sellona Beach
Gumasa Beach
Isla Jardin Del Mar Lagoon

Festivals in Glan

Sarangani Bay Festival

Map of Glan Municipality in Sarangani Province

See also: Profile of Mayor Vivien Yap, Governor Steve Solon

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