Jose Abad Santos, Davao Occidental

Jose Abad Santos is a 1st class municipality in the province of Davao OccidentalPhilippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 76,332 people.

It is the southernmost municipality on the mainland of Mindanao island. The coastal town is the second largest municipality in Davao Occidental after Malita.


The Municipality of Jose Abad Santos was formerly a part of Malita town. It was later established as a separate town on August 1, 1948 and was originally named “Trinidad”. The barrio of Caburan became its poblacion or town center. In 1954, the municipality was renamed to Jose Abad Santos by Republic Act no. 1206, in honor of the former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, who died a martyr during World War II.

Jose Abad Santos is politically subdivided into 26 barangays.

  • Balangonan
  • Buguis
  • Bukid
  • Butuan
  • Butulan
  • Caburan Big
  • Caburan Small (Pob.)
  • Camalian
  • Carahayan
  • Cayaponga
  • Culaman
  • Kalbay
  • Kitayo
  • Magulibas
  • Malalan
  • Mangile
  • Marabatuan
  • Meybio
  • Molmol
  • Nuing
  • Patulang
  • Quiapo
  • San Isidro
  • Sugal
  • Tabayon
  • Tanuman


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