It is the dream and intention of our Local Government officials and employees to sincerely serve the people of Dumalinao to the best of our ability and knowledge with utmost sincerity and dedication. 

This profound intention has made the team embrace significant principles and agenda of governance to which we vow to perform, as follow:

Land Area and Municipal Subdivision


Dumalinao has a total land area of 11,758.68 hectares which represents about 1.6 percent of the total land area of the Province of Zamboanga del Sur. Comprising 30 barangays, the Poblacion constitutes 1.49 percent of the total municipal area. Table 1.4-1 presents the land area and urban/rural classification by barangay.

Dumalinao is  endowed with abundant fishery resources from capture fisheries and fishpond development. Because it faces the rich waters of Illana Bay and has wide areas of developed fishponds,it has a great advantage in terms of fisheries production.  Based on the initial fish visual census conducted inside the MPA in Bibilik during the PCRA, 172 species of reef fishes were recorded together with giants clams, shellfish, sea cucumbers and lobsters were identified in 26 families at Bibilik, Dumalinao.

Average biomass, on the other hand, was higher inside (23.56 mt/km²). This indicates that larger fish are found inside sanctuary, with size reaching up to 30cm in total length. Further, a significant increase in fish biomass has been recorded since 2005. The target  fish contributed at least 62% of the total fish biomass, dominated by the lutjanids inside the sanctuary and the caesionids outside the sanctuary.

Location and Administrative Boundaries



The Municipality of Dumalinao lies within 123017’ to 123023’ E longitude and 7045’ to 7052’ N latitude. Bounded on the northwest by Pagadian city, on the northwest by Tigbao, on the southeast by Guipos and on the south by San Pablo. It is located approximately 9 kilometers southwest of Pagadian City, the capital of the province  of Zamboanga del Sur

Figure-4 Estimated monthly gross income of fishermen.

Multiple handline or bundak or in the local name Bira-bira per estimated average gross monthly income got a total of P 12,218.00. This is the second largest monthly income of fishermen in the coastal barangays as next to simple gillnet. Fishermen who use to catch fish using simple gillnet gear type got a gross  income of P 31,500.00 per month.This manifested that using this type of gear got highest income.