Tagline – KNOON! T’BOLI
• BANANA & ABACA PRODUCTION CENTER
(Provincial Competitive Advantage in the Region)
• MINING DEVELOPMENT AREA
• SECONDARY TOURISM HUB
Date of Creation : March 5, 1974 (PD 407)
Land Area : 809.00 (Sq. Km.)
Population : 91,453 (as of 2015 PSA Census)
Number of Barangays : 25
Number of Sitios : 316
MAJOR PRODUCTS :
Banana, Pineapple, Abaca, Palm Oil, Rubber, Gold, Silver
Mt. Melibengoy (Mt. Parker), Lake Holon (Lake Maughan), H’dak Falls, Hikong Fall, Lamhaku Spring, Bacngeb Cave , Kematu Mining Area. Jewelry-Making Center
Seslong Festival – March 16
(Source: PPDO, PGO-ACTM, SP-Library)
The municipality of T’boli is located in the hinterlands, on the southwestern portion of Province of South Cotabato and is predominantly inhabited by the T’boli and B’laan ethnic tribes.
With rugged, rolling terrain, valleys and high slopes a top the mountain ranges, it is the hope of the many tribes of the lumads of Mindanao.
Lake Holon (formerly Lake Maughan) nestled at the crater of Mt.Melibengoy (Mt. Parker) was adjudged as the cleanest lake in region XII and ranked first in the 2003 and 2004 search for the Cleanest Inland Bodies of Water in the whole Philippine archipelago. Mt. Melibengoy (parker) Mountain Range considered as one of the highest and longest in the municipality is located some 31 kilometers from Poblacion. It encompasses the areas of Barangay Tudok. Datal, Dlanag and Salacafe. Since time immemorial, this mountain has been considered as one of the sacred places of the T’bolis. Lake holon can be reach from Poblacion to Salacafe on a one hour ride by Skylab (extended carrier motorcycle) then Salacafe to Lake Holon via a three hour trek.
T’boli is the eco-cultural tourism destination, it has gifted with gold reserve, crop plantations (pineapple tropical fruits), corn, livestock, cement manufacturing potential, forest products (rattan, bamboo) abaca handicrafts (t’nalak), ornamentals ferns production potential, watershed resources, inland fishing, geo-thermal resources and wildlife resources.
Seslong Festival, a celebration that portrays the gathering of people of the highlands to barter goods that reflects the cultural heritage and ancestry of the province.
MUNICIPALITY OF T’BOLI “Eco-Cultural Tourism Destination” “
Date of Creation: March 5, 1974 under PD No. 407
Land Area(sq. Km.) 809.00
Population: 70, 609 (2007 NSO Survey)
No. of Barangay: 27
Resources & Potential
Eco-Cultural tourism, gold mining, plantation crops (pineapple tropical fruits), corn livestock, cement manufacturing potential, forest products, (rattan bamboo), abaca handicraft (tinalak), ornamental ferns production potential, watershed resources, inland fishing, geothermal resources, wildlife resources.
The Seslong Festival is a celebration that portrays the gathering of people to barter goods. The municipality of T’boli showcases its unique ethnicity from the 5th to the 16th of March. Known as the center for eco-cultural tourism, the people of the cultural heritage and ancestry of the province.