Sitangkai Profile





The Island Of Natural Splendor & Ultimate Romance.


Sitangkai Wharf

Sitangkai Wharf (Jambatan)

Coordinates: 04°40′N 119°24 ′E



Sitangkai in predominantly Muslim with minorities made up of tribes from different parts in nearby areas of Mindanao and as far as Luzon and the Visayas.



Sitangkai is mainly an agar-agar based economy wherein 80% of the population Is engaged in its farming. Fishing and other home industries serve as extra source of income



A Muslim area, there are only two main events that are celebrated: the Eidil Fitri or the Hariraya Puasa and the Eidil Adha or Hariraya Haji.


Goods & Services

There are quite a number of Convenience store, coffee shops, Tailoring, barber shops, inter-Island sea crafts. Goods from Sabah, Malaysia are available.


How to get here?

From Zamboanga City, a ride to the local wharf in the town capital Bongao for the boat to Sitangkai. The Sitangkai pier is located at the middle of the sea. One has to take a banca ride to enter the town proper. It’s a slow ride wherein the banca is driven by pushing of poles in the shallow sandy bed much like the Gondola. This is why It is often referred to as the “Venice of the south”.


Where to stay?

There are no hotels or inns. Accommodation is usually through hospitality of friends.


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It is one of the 11 municipalities of the Province of Tawi-Tawi. It is Composed of 9 Barangays.




Located at the southernmost Tip of the Philippines, it borders the East Malaysia state of Sabah.



sitangkai official seal

Official seal of the Municipality of Sitangkai.


Political Profile
Country Philippines

Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)

Province Tawi-Tawi
District Lone district of Tawi-Tawi
Founded August 26, 1959
Barangays 9
 • Mayor Serbin Canon Ahaja
 • Vice Mayor Tiblan Canon Ahaja


[1]Mimang Nawang
[5]Ahmad Joe
[2]Al-haris Ahaja [6]Radzhata Asaali
[3]Pinglim Takbirul [7]Patta Hussien
[4]Sali Pianah [8]Ibrahim Hapas

Population (2010)

 • Total 30,514
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 7506
Dialing code 68
Income class 1st

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