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Isulan is a 1st class municipality in the province of Sultan Kudaratmarker, Philippinesmarker. It is the provincial capital of the Province of Sultan Kudarat. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 73,129 people in 14,333 households.

Geography

Isulan is centrally located and is accessible to all neighboring towns not only within the Province of Sultan Kudarat Province but also in some municipalities of the Province of Maguindanao, South Cotabato and even that of Davao del Sur. It is bounded on the North by the Municipality of Esperanza, Northeast by the Municipality of Lambayong; on the East by Tacurong Municipality; on the South by the municipalities of Bagumbayan and Sen. Ninoy Aquino; on the Southeast by the municipality of Norala, South Cotabato; and on the West by the Municipalities of Lebak and Kalamansig. It has a total land area of 54,125 hectares.

History

The municipality of Isulan was created by virtue of Executive order No. 266 dated August 30, 1957 with the seat of government at Barangay Kalawag. However, it was only on September 15, 1957 that the municipal government officially functioned with the appointment of its first set of officials headed by Mayor Datu Suma Ampatuan who served as a Mayor until 1967. For further information log in at www.isulan.gov.ph

Languages

The bulk of Isulan's population is predominantly Christian coming from the Luzon and the Visayas. The Muslim population migrated from neighboring towns and provinces.

  • Hiligaynon/Ilonggo
  • Ilocano
  • Bisaya/Cebuano
  • Muslem
  • Tagalog


Government Officials

  • Rep. Pax S. Mangudadatu
  • Gov. Suharto T. Mangudadatu
  • Vice Gov. Donato A. Ligo
  • Mayor Diosdado Pallasigue
  • Vice Mayor Armando Armada


Barangays

Isulan is politically subdivided into 17 barangays.

  • Bambad
  • Bual
  • D'Lotilla
  • Dansuli
  • Impao
  • Kalawag I (Pob.)
  • Kalawag II (Pob.)
  • Kalawag III (Pob.)
  • Kenram
  • Kolambog
  • Kudanding
  • Lagandang
  • Laguilayan
  • Mapantig
  • New Pangasinan
  • Sampao
  • Tayugo


Shopping Centers

  • Isulan Central Plaza -the first shopping center in Isulan with grocery, food shop, wet market and dry goods to buy.


  • Valencia General Merchandise-The best shops for school supplies and groceries


  • Novo - You can find imported goods from China in a cheaper price


  • MGM (Maunlad)- you can find it here all gadgets and hardware from china


  • Maranaw Section- cellphones, loads, local items are available in this establishments


  • Fitmart Mall (2011)- soon to rise


  • KCC Mall of Isulan (2010)- to rise along fronting capitol, Kenram, ISK (completion by 2012)= 10 hectare, 3 storey, 4 cinemas


Restaurants

  • Diamond Ace
  • Crystal City
  • Enrico's
  • Food Stuff
  • Carlito's
  • Maurings (Kamayan sa Isulan)
  • Yes BBQ
  • Payag ni Kolek
  • Karyang
  • Jules Vineyard
  • Quinoyz
  • Alex Pata
  • Oka Lechon
  • Tams
  • Hansoy
  • Central Plaza Fast Food
  • Kozee


Internet Cafe

  • Browzers (Inactive)
  • Sidz Internet Cafe
  • Rairenz
  • Quadro Net Zone
  • Funyard (Inactive)
  • Cyber Station
  • Click it
  • Smart Click
  • LoopLine(inactive)
  • Triple R Cyber Net Cafe (Inactive)
  • Diamond A's Cafe (Inactive)
  • Planet RnB
  • Sultan Net
  • Scroll
  • Cyber Point
  • Mye Blogger


Hotels, Inns and Lodges

  • Christina Hotel
  • Diamond Ace Hotel
  • Sultante Lodge
  • Lecar Pension House
  • Star Lodge
  • Clarita Inn


Banks

  • Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC)
  • Landbank
  • Philippine National Bank (PNB)
  • Banco de Oro (Equitable PCI Bank)
  • Philippine Bank of Commerce (PBCom)
  • Allied Bank
  • Rural Bank of Isulan
  • Network Bank
  • Pen Bank


Hospital

  • Sultan Kudarat Medical Center
  • Isulan Doctor's Hospital
  • Central Mindanao Regional Hospital
  • Holy Nazarene Family Clinic
  • Galinato Hospital
  • Sultan Kudarat Provincial Hospital


Schools

  • Notre Dame of Isulan, Inc.
  • Green Valley College Foundation, Inc. (Isulan Campus)
  • Sultan Kudarat State University
  • Mindanao State University - Sultan Kudarat Campus
  • St. Mary's Academy of Isulan
  • Notre Dame Sienna
  • Montessori Learning Center Inc. (Isulan Campus)
  • Diadem Christian School
  • Precious One Learning Center
  • King's College of Isulan - former Kalawag Institute
  • Philippine University (soon to be)
  • Kalawag Central Elementary School
  • Isulan Central Elementary School
  • Bambad National High School
  • Maremco Elementary School
  • Kudanding Elementary School
  • San Martin Elementary School
  • Isulan National High School


Distances From Major Cities

  • General Santos City 99 km.
  • Davao City via General Santos City 261 km.
  • Davao City via Tacurong, Sultan Kudarat (S182 km.
  • Cotabato City 125 km.
  • Kidapawan City 106 km.
  • Koronadal City 41 km.


Communications

The town has DSL from internet services of PLDT, SKTSI, SMART bro wireless and Globe wifi, some of restaurant and coffee house are Wi-Fi ready. The telephone services ( TELOF, PLDT, SKTSI, GLOBE, BAYANtel ). Cellular phone services ( SUN, SMART, GLOBE ) and cable services provided by JVL Star Cable TV straight from Tacurong City and for rural areas covered by Dream satellite System .

Cell Sites

  • Smart Communication
  • Globe Telecom
  • Sun Cellular


FM Station

101.3 Radio Natin

Mode of Transportation

* Long Distance ride
    • Yellow Bus Line, Inc.
    • Husky Bus
    • Tabusco
    • Airconditioned Vans


* Within the borders
    • Jeepney
    • Multi-cab
    • Vans


* town's ride
    • Tricycles


Local means of transportation is served by almost 3,000 motor tricycles known locally as just "motor". Transportations to its barangays and adjacent municipalities are served by Multicabs, Jeepneys, and D4D Vans. Husky Bus Company serves to City of-GenSan-Cotabato Route which passes the town of Esperanza and other town of ARMM areas. Public Utility Vans, Tacurong Bus liner also served routes to and from the cities of Davao, while Yellow bus line served for Koronadal and General Santos route.

Notable resident

Laarni Losada, the winner of Season 2's Pinoy Dream Academy, is from from Isulan, Sultan Kudarat. She graduated her elementary and secondary educations at Bambad National High School. Her family are local residents of Maremco, Isulan, Sultan Kudarat.

Trivia

It is in Isulan that the first mobile hospital is officially used under the administration of Gov. Pax Mangudadatu(now the Representative). Also, the Provincial Capitol of Sultan Kudarat holds the record of being the Biggest Capitol Building in terms of metric squares. The capitol is a four-storey building with a helipad and a tennis court for a rooftop.

Beside Capitol building will soon rise "The DOME". When done, it will be one of the biggest dome in the Philippines along with Araneta Coliseummarker (the Big Dome) in Cubao, Quezon City.


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