Pangantucan, Bukidnon :
Pangantucan is a 1st class municipality in the province of Bukidnon, Philippines. According to the 2007 Population Commission Census, data it has a population density of 46,689 people and 8,168 households in 2000 .
The name “Pangantucan”, meaning wisdom and strength, is dedicated to a white stallion. The horse uprooted a bamboo on time to warn his master, a datu of the tribe, of an impending danger from Manobo marauders, thereby saving the tribe from a one-sided massacre.
Once a barrio of Maramag, Pangantucan, being the seat of government, was joined with Adtuyon, Dominorog, Panalagsagan, Kalilangan and Barandias to form a separate municipal district in 1931. It was created a regular municipality in 1961.
Pangantucan is one of the 20 municipalities in the Province of Bukidnon. It is situated at the Southwestern part of the province of Bukidnon and located approximately 75 kms South of Malaybalay, the capital town of Bukidnon, and is about 166 kms away from Cagayan de Oro City. Wao, Lanao del Sur can be reached through a 50 kms concrete-paved national road south from the municipality. The Municipality of Pangantucan is bounded on the Southwestern side by the province of Lanao del Sur and by the province of North Cotabato on the Southern part. The Municipality of Kalilangan lies at the western part of the municipality while on its North – Western portion is the Mt. Kalatungan Ranges. Valencia, regarded as the trade center of Bukidnon bounds Pangantucan on its northern part while Maramag and the Municipalities of Don Carlos and Kadingilan are found on its east and south side respectively. Pangantucan has a land area of 485.842 km² (48,584 hectares) which is 9th largest among the 20 municipalities and two cities of the province. It composed of 19 barangays, all of which are accessible on summer days by motor vehicle fit for the bad roads.
The climate of Pangantucan is of 4th type of the Modified Corona’s Climate Classification. It is characterized by more or less evenly distributed downpour throughout the year with rare incidence of tropical cyclone. Rainfall distribution variation (Figure 1) is influenced by rain shadow effect of the mountainous belt on the eastern side of Bukidnon and by the presence of adjoining hills and mountain ranges. Based on the data from 1995–2000, Pangantucan has an annual average downpour of 2764.60 mm. June is the wettest month with an average rainfall of 354.14 mm, followed by the months of August, September and July with an average rainfall of 341.21 mm, 311.33 mm and 296.28 mm respectively. February is the driest month with its average rainfall of 108.17 mm. Note that abnormally low values during the time from December 1997 to May 1998 coincided with drought months.
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Recent Development in Pangantucan, Bukidnon are as follows;
1. Newly constructed Municipal Building : (Photo Courtesy by Con Tour Blog)
2. Newly constructed Municipal Gym : (photo courtesy by Con Tour Blog )