Paglat is a 5th class municipality in the lone congressional district of Maguindanao province in the ARMM. Situated approximately 126 kilometers from Davao City, Paglat's 8 barangays were created out of 4 barangays and four sitios of the nearby Municipality of General Salipada K. Pendatun just seven years ago by virtue of Muslim Mindanao Autonomy No. 112, signed by then ARMM Governor Nur P. Misuari. The Municipal Mayor of Paglat is currently the Chairman of the Southern Liguasan Alliance of Municipalities (SLAM), composed of the municipalities of Datu Paglas, Paglat, Gen. S.K. Pendatun, and Sultan sa Barongis, all in Maguindanao.
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