Monkayo is a 1st class municipality in the province of Compostela Valley, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 94,908 people.
It’s an agricultural town, with vast tracts of land planted to rice and banana. The municipality is also host to the gold-rich barangay of Mt. Diwata, popularly known as “Diwalwal” (which in the local dialect means one’s tongue is hanging out due to exhaustion), a 1,000-meter high range known for its rich gold ore deposit. The seat of government is located in Barangay Poblacion, a highly developed rural town center, and is 120 kilometres (75 mi) away from Mindanao’s regional center of Davao City, and some 30 kilometres (19 mi) from Nabunturan, the provincial center.