Tagline – KASADYA SURALLAH!
• PROVINCIAL AGRI-INDUSTRIAL CENTER (PAIC)
• ALTERNATE URBAN CENTER / TRADING CENTER
(Commerce & Trade, Tourism, Transportation)
Date of Creation : June 22, 1963 (RA 3664)
Land Area : 241.00 (Sq. Km.)
Population : 84,539 (as of 2015 PSA Census)
Number of Barangays : 17
Number of Sitios : 185
Corn, Palay, Pineapple, Banana, Coconut
Tri-People Cultural Landmark
Kasadyahan – June 22
Patronal Fiesta: February 11
(Source: PPDO, PGO-ACTM, SP-Library)
Surallah is a very fast growing municipality of South Cotabato. It is located in the upper Allah Valley and because of its high elevation and the presence of several waterways, the town is well drained.
Its functional role the past years as Alternate Provincial Agri-industrial Center has changed into full-pledged Provincial Agri-industrial Center and at the same time, Alternate Urban and Trading Center of the province. While being a major producer of corn and rice, Surallah has explored its vast potential for progress.
Recognized as the champion-advocate of the Clean and Green Program, Surallah envisions the integral development of the municipality and the people. Through the KASADYA Surallah Program, a multi-sectoral approach to addressing the main thrust of its people, Surallah is certain to be the next leading agri-industrial zone in the province of South Cotabato.
MUNICIPALITY OF SURALLAH “Alternate Provincial Agri-Industrial Center”
Date of Creation: June 22, 1963 under R.A. No. 3364
Land Area: 31, 110 hectares
Population: 76, 035 (2010 census)
Population Density: 240 persons/sq km
No. of Barangays: 17
Communication Services: MTSI, Smart, Globe, Suncellular, JVL Star Cable TV, Inc.
Internet Cafes, Muews Radio Station
Power Supply: South Cotabato Electric Cooperative-I
Inhabitants: T’bolis, Maguindanaons, Kapatagans
Dialects/Languages: Ilonggo (hiligaynon), Cebuano, Tagalog, English
Resources & Potential
Corn, rice, livestock, industrial, tree plantation, rice mills, fishponds, agro-processing potential, services, proposed housing developments.
Kasadya Christmas Festival – The main attraction is the Christmas Symbol Competition located in front of the Municipal Hall. The culmination of the celebration if the disco sa kalye and grand fireworks display at the Children’s Park. This has become a tradition in Surallah that attracts tourist and visitors.
Summer Sports – a regular venue during April and May for developing talents in various areas of sports, dance, music and arts to discover and promote local talents and level up its competitiveness in various competitions.
Foundation Anniversary – a week long celebration commemorating its creation into a municipality.
Transportation: How to get there
There are several ways to go to Surallah. One can either fly to General Santos City or Davao City. From Davao City one can take a Yellow Bus or Holiday Bus to General Santos City (about 3 hours) then to Koronadal City (45 minutes to 1 hour) then to Surallah (about 20 minutes) via bus, jeepney, van or arranged vehicle.
Office of the Mayor
2nd Floor, Municipal Hall
AVD, National Highway, Surallah, South Cotabato
Telephone Nos. (083)238 3387; 238 3578
Tourism, Arts and Culture Development Center
Music Laboratory Bldg., Beside the Municipal Hall
Surallah, South Cotabato
Telephone No. (083) 238 3997
Lembohung Festival primarily showcases the rich and unique culture of the original inhabitants of Surallah which are the Tagabili tribe. It aims to sustain the preservation, promotion and development of arts, culture, and tradition to foster the essence of peace and harmony among its people. Lembohung comes from the combined T’boli words “Lem” and “Bohung,” the first means “within” and the latter is a pineapple-like ornamental plant with white flowers in between its leaves. This plant abundantly thrives in the area which the natives called Lembohung now known as the Barangay Libertad of Poblacion of Surallah. Being the trade center (Seslong) and convergent point of other socio-cultural activities, Lembohung serves as a venue for interaction among early settlement groups comprised of native inhabitants and later on the Christian settlers from Luzon and Visayas during the settlement period.