Picong

Lanao del Sur

Picong is a sixth class municipality in the province of Lanao del Sur, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 14,136 people.


The town was formerly known as Sultan Gumander. It was renamed in 2006 pursuant to Muslim Mindanao Autonomy Act No. 175 dated December 16, 2004, which was ratified through a plebiscite conducted by the Commission of Elections on March ...

25, 2006.


Alinader Dagar Balindong is the incumbent mayor. He was elected thrice as mayor in 1998 up to 2004. He runs as vice mayor in 2007 as unopposed candidate. Mayor Tanaun as he fondly called by his constituents is the son of great old man of the Balindong clan former mayor of Malabang Sultan Amir Macaorao Balindong. Siblings of Mayor Tanaun includes the incumbent Congressman Pangalian Balindong of 2nd district of Lanao del Sur and the incumbent Vice Mayor of Malabang, Lanao del Sur. This Balindong family is dominating the political landscape of the 2nd district of Lanao del Sur.


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