|Municipality of Surallah|
Map of South Cotabato showing the location of Surallah. Coordinates: 6°22'N 124°44'E
|Region||SOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII)|
|Districts||2nd District of South Cotabato|
|- Mayor||Rumolo O. Solivio (2007-2010)|
|- Vice Mayor||Antonio O. Bendita (2007-2010)|
|- Total||71, 513|
|- Density||213/km2 (551.7/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|Part of:||Alah Valley|
|Website||Official Website of the Municipality of Surallah|
Surallah is an agro-industrial city municipality in the province of South Cotabato, Philippines. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 71,513 people in 13,634 households, thus making it the 3rd most populous municipality in the province. Surallah is the fastest growing municipality of South Cotabato and has a major potential to be a city like the other 1st class municipality and the nearest rival, Polomolok.Surallah is the only municipality in South Cotabato to have a Jollibee fast food chain franchise. Making it the most modern and commercially aggressive town.upload.wikimedia.org/.../5/5f/315front_big.jpg
Surallah is politically subdivided into 17 barangays with their respected population.
The municipality of Surallah was created by virtue of Republic Act 3420 on June 18, 1961 as later on amended by RA 3664 on June 22, 1963. Its history is generally reckoned with the influx of Settlers coming from Luzon and Visayas who were afforded the chance to demonstrate their abilities under the Settlement programs of NLSA; RPC-NDC; NARRA; and LASADECO.
Relying on the potential for agri-undustrial and commercial developments, the administration geared its programs towards making Surallah the Agro-Industrial and Commercial Center of the Upper-Valley-Area.
The Surallah has a local Radio Station and JVLStar Cable is a local cable operator but Dream Satellite TV has coverage in the Area.
Marbel Telephone Systems operates Telephone and DSL Service in the municipality. Internet connection except for MarbelTel is operated by Smart, PLDT and Globe Telecoms.
The Surallah Integrated Public Terminal (SIPT) has trips every 30 minutes every day to Tboli, Lake Sebu and Koronadal (6:00am–7:00pm) 4x daily trip to General Santos City and for bus, there is a trip to Koronadal City every 30 minutes (6:00am–7:00pm) daily and 6x a day trip to Tacurong City with a stop to Isulan.
As economic activities flourished in the area, more people especially businessmen settled into the place, which contributed to a faster pace of development.
Agriculture is the major economy of Surallah, but multinational companies like Dole Philippines has constructed a plant in the municipality. Also, major economic boom in the municipality was due to its location. Surallah is in the center of many National Road thus, many businessmen settled here because it is in the center of some municipalities. It is the Economical Center of the Upper Valley Area, which is composed of all the municipalities of Tboli, Lake Sebu, Banga, Norala, Santo Nino and Surallah. Together they function like a metropolitan area with Surallah as its Central Business District.
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The Municipality has many Educational Institutes.
Major Elementary Schools Includes:
The Lembohung Festival is a convergence of many festivals like the defunct Pasundayagan Festival that celebrates the culture of T'boli tribe and the T'nalak Tapestry. Also, it includes the Christmas festival, which includes Christmas tree Competition and the lighting of the giant Christmas tree.