“Datu Odin Sinsuat envisions a peaceful, prosperous and disaster-resilient municipality with sustainable economy, center of quality education and tourism, where citizens enjoy equal access to opportunities and basic services, living in a clean and green environment with adequate infrastructural support and governed by God-fearing and competent leaders.”
“Datu Odin Sinsuat is committed to pursue responsive and effective governance leading to a resilient development in the areas of social services, peace and culture, economy and environmental management.”
Brief History of Datu Odin Sinsuat
“Dinaig” was the former name of the Municipality of Datu Odin Sinsuat. The first leader was Datu Bandara who proudly established the town. The name of the town was derived from a Maguindanaon word “Dimaig” which literally means “unruly”. It was created as municipality by virtue of Executive Order No. 82 issued by his Excellency President Manuel A. Roxas on August 18, 1947; Hon. Datu Odin Sinsuat was the first appointed mayor of that time.
The Renaming of “Municipality of Dinaig” into “Municipality of Datu Odin Sinsuat” is in grateful recognition to the good leadership of the first municipal mayor. The honorable members of the Regional Legislative Assembly (RLA) in pursuant to Muslim Mindanao Autonomy Act No. 29 dated October 3, 1994, unanimously sponsored the bill on December 15, 1994. The renaming was also in honor of the late mayor Hon. Datu Odin Sinsuat, the father of their colleague Hon. Assemblyman Datu Bimbo Q. Sinsuat.
Currently the municipality is composed of two districts, the North District and South District. Each district has seventeen (17) barangays, thus a total of thirty-four (34) barangays with a total land area of Fifty Thousand Three Hundred Twenty Hectares (50,320 has.). It has a total population and household of 99,210 and 18,897, respectively (Based on PSA Census 2015). It is a first-class municipality based on income class having two (2) urban barangays, Awang in the North and Poblacion Dalican in the South.