Facts and Priority Investment Areas

Enabling: R.A. 7228 (Authored by former Rep. James L. Chiongbian)
Date Established: March 16, 1992
Country's: 76th Province
Capital Town: Alabel
Congressional District: Lone District of Sarangani
Municipalities: District 1: Maasim, Kiamba and Maitum
District 2: Alabel, Malapatan, Glan and Malungon
No. of Barangay: 141
Geographical Location: 60°06' 04,49" N. 125°16' 19.78"E
Land Area: 3,972.84 square kilometers
Total Coastline: 230kms.
Climate: Generally Fair, Typhoon free, Rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year.
Average Temparature: 28°C
Population: 498,904 (2010)
Average Growth Rate: 1.97%
Population Density: 125 per square kilometers
Per Capita Income: Php 15,350.00
Per Capita Expense: Php 13,471.00
Major Ethnic Composition: B'laan, Cebuano, Ilocano and Maguindanaon
Major Religions: Roman Catholic, Prostestantism and Islam
Literacy Rate: 92%
Labor Force: 181,000


Getting there

Sarangani Province can be reached by land, air and sea through the City of General Santos which is approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes from Manila by airplane. Its capital town Alabel is Approximately 11 kilometers away from General Santos City with an estimated travel time of 15 minutes by land.

Priority Investment Areas

Agri-industrial / Aqua-marine / Forestry

  • High Value crop production
  • Industrial crops / tree plantation
  • High value fin fishes production & processing
  • Deep sea fishing & its support services
  • Livestock production & processing


Manufacturing / Processing

  • Furniture, fixture and handicrafts
  • Food processing
  • Light manufacturing (agri-products)
  • Metal processing & fabrication
  • Cement processing
  • Shipbuilding and repair


Tourism Development

  • Hotel and Restaurant Development
  • Resorts, Entertainment / Recreational Facilities
  • Health & Wellness Facilities
  • Adventure and Wildlife Parks
  • Retirement Camps
  • Tourism Support Services (Transport, Travel, & Tour Operators)


Infrastructures Facilities

  • Telecommunication Development
  • Port Zone Development
  • Industrial and Commercial Estates
  • Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
  • Water and Sewerage System
  • Post-Harvest Facilities (Warehouse and Cold Storage)


Support and Allied Services
(Facilities that provide services to the above enumerated priority investment areas such as but not limited to)

  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Real Estate Projects (Mass Housing)
  • Transport Services
  • Business Processes Outsourcing
  • Waste Management Services