Cotabato City

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Cotabato City, officially the City of Cotabato (Maguindanaon: Ingud nu Kutawatu; Iranun: Inged a Kotawato) is a city in the Philippines.wikipedia
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Bangsamoro Autonomous Region

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Cotabato City is formerly part and the Regional Center of Region XII, Due to the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law, it is now part of BARMM.
The region's seat of government is set to be Cotabato City.

Cities of the Philippines

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Cotabato City, officially the City of Cotabato (Maguindanaon: Ingud nu Kutawatu; Iranun: Inged a Kotawato) is a city in the Philippines.
All five of them are considered independent from the province in which they are geographically located: Cotabato, Dagupan, Naga, Ormoc and Santiago.

Moro Province

Moro
Cotabato town was part of Moro Province and of Department of Mindanao and Sulu from 1903 to 1920, when the Empire Province of Cotabato, referred to as "Moroland" by the Americans, was founded with the town as the capital, with Datu Piang as its first governor.
These districts included: Cotabato, Davao, Lanao, Jolo, and Zamboanga.

Kidapawan

Kidapawan CityKidapawan, North CotabatoCotabato Provincial Sports Complex
In August 18, 1947, just two years after the Second World War and a year after the official inauguration of Philippine independence, the number of towns in the gigantic Cotabato province were multiplied by Executive Order No. 82 signed by President Manuel Roxas, namely: Kidapawan, Pagalungan, Buayan, Marbel, Parang, Nuling, Dinaig, Salaman, Buluan, Kiamba, and Cabacan, a total of eleven (11) towns added to the previous four towns; the newly founded towns of Kabuntalan, Pikit (conversion as regular municipality), and Glan added up in September 30, 1949.
Kidapawan is located at the foot of Mount Apo in the south-eastern section of Cotabato province, placed in the middle of other major cities of General Santos, Davao City, Cotabato City and Cagayan de Oro.

2019 Bangsamoro Autonomous Region creation plebiscite

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Traditionally resisting efforts for inclusion to the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao despite serving as the government center of the ARMM, the January 21, 2019 Bangsamoro Autonomous Region creation plebiscite resulted in the surprise ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law.
The first part was held on January 21 where voters from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) voted in regards of the BOL's ratification and residents of Cotabato City and Isabela, Basilan voted for their cities' inclusion to the then-proposed BAR.

Empire Province of Cotabato

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The city used to be part of the original Province of Cotabato and was its capital from 1920 until 1967, a year after the separation of South Cotabato; since then the city was the administrative center of the ARMM when Maguindanao was carved out in 1973.
The province's capital from 1920-1967 was Cotabato City(of the same name) while Pagalungan became its capital from 1967-1973.

Cotabato

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Cotabato City is distinct from and should not be confused with the province of Cotabato.
Cotabato derives its name from the Maguindanao word kuta wato (from Malay - "Kota Batu"), meaning "stone fort", referring to the stone fort which served as the seat of Sultan Muhammad Kudarat in what is now Cotabato City (which the province derives its name from).

Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao

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Traditionally resisting efforts for inclusion to the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao despite serving as the government center of the ARMM, the January 21, 2019 Bangsamoro Autonomous Region creation plebiscite resulted in the surprise ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law.
The region's de facto seat of government is Cotabato City, although this self-governing city is outside its jurisdiction.

South Cotabato

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The city used to be part of the original Province of Cotabato and was its capital from 1920 until 1967, a year after the separation of South Cotabato; since then the city was the administrative center of the ARMM when Maguindanao was carved out in 1973.
The Spaniards launched expeditions to subdue the area throughout the colonial era but they never gained control of the region until the middle of the 19th century after the Spaniards established a military post at what is now Barangay Tamontaka, one of the earliest Christian settlements founded south of the Philippines, in present-day Cotabato City.

Maguindanao

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The city used to be part of the original Province of Cotabato and was its capital from 1920 until 1967, a year after the separation of South Cotabato; since then the city was the administrative center of the ARMM when Maguindanao was carved out in 1973.
The Spaniards launched expeditions to subdue the area throughout the colonial era but they never gained control of the region until the middle of the 19th century after the Spaniards established a military post at what is now Barangay Tamontaka, one of the earliest Christian settlements founded south of the Philippines, in present-day Cotabato City.

Koronadal

Koronadal CityMarbelMarbel, South Cotabato
In August 18, 1947, just two years after the Second World War and a year after the official inauguration of Philippine independence, the number of towns in the gigantic Cotabato province were multiplied by Executive Order No. 82 signed by President Manuel Roxas, namely: Kidapawan, Pagalungan, Buayan, Marbel, Parang, Nuling, Dinaig, Salaman, Buluan, Kiamba, and Cabacan, a total of eleven (11) towns added to the previous four towns; the newly founded towns of Kabuntalan, Pikit (conversion as regular municipality), and Glan added up in September 30, 1949.
Regional departments, bureaus and offices were ordered to move from Cotabato City, the former Regional Center of the Region.

Soccsksargen

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Cotabato City is formerly part and the Regional Center of Region XII, Due to the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law, it is now part of BARMM.
The province of Maguindanao is situated between Cotabato City, North Cotabato province, and Sultan Kudarat.

Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao

Datu Odin SinsuatDinaigDatu Odin Sinuat (Dinaig)
In August 18, 1947, just two years after the Second World War and a year after the official inauguration of Philippine independence, the number of towns in the gigantic Cotabato province were multiplied by Executive Order No. 82 signed by President Manuel Roxas, namely: Kidapawan, Pagalungan, Buayan, Marbel, Parang, Nuling, Dinaig, Salaman, Buluan, Kiamba, and Cabacan, a total of eleven (11) towns added to the previous four towns; the newly founded towns of Kabuntalan, Pikit (conversion as regular municipality), and Glan added up in September 30, 1949.
The municipality hosts the Awang Domestic Airport that serves the province and Cotabato City.

Parang, Maguindanao

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In August 18, 1947, just two years after the Second World War and a year after the official inauguration of Philippine independence, the number of towns in the gigantic Cotabato province were multiplied by Executive Order No. 82 signed by President Manuel Roxas, namely: Kidapawan, Pagalungan, Buayan, Marbel, Parang, Nuling, Dinaig, Salaman, Buluan, Kiamba, and Cabacan, a total of eleven (11) towns added to the previous four towns; the newly founded towns of Kabuntalan, Pikit (conversion as regular municipality), and Glan added up in September 30, 1949.
Several shuttle vans and PUJs provide regular trips to Cotabato City and other municipalities.

Sultanate of Maguindanao

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During the same year, the Sultanate of Maguindanao was formally established, with Kota Wato as its capital, and ruled a vast territory in Mindanao from until its total collapse in 1888.

Chavacano

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Cebuano and Chavacano, spoken by both Christians and Muslims, as well as Iranun, Maranao, English, and Arabic, are also heard in the city.
The other varieties of Chavacano with Cebuano as their primary substrate language are the Mindanao-based creoles of which are Castellano Abakay or Chavacano de Davao (spoken in some areas of Davao), influenced by Chinese and Japanese, and divided into two subdalects, Castellano Abakay Chino and Castellano Abakay Japón, and Cotabateño (spoken in Cotabato City).

Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mosque

Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Masjid or the Grand Mosque of Cotabato
Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Masjid: The biggest mosque in the Philippines that can accommodate approximately 15,000 worshippers.
The Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mosque, also known as the Grand Mosque of Cotabato, is situated in Cotabato City and is the largest mosque in the Philippines.

Tantawan Park

Tantawan Park: This park is build at the foot of Pedro Colina Hill which stand the golden statue of Sultan Kudarat.
Tantawan Park is a historical park in Cotabato City.

CityMall (Philippines)

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Local-based shopping centers like Superama, Sugni, Mall of Alnor, and South Seas Mall have been in competition with the national-based shopping centers like CityMall, Puregold, Robinsons Supermarket and Department Store, Centro Department Store, and SM Savemore.

Old Cotabato City Hall Museum

Cotabato Municipal Hall
Old Cotabato City Hall Museum: A century old structure which formerly houses Marines Camp. It is currently a museum which showcases the architectural design of the Maguindanaon Art.
Old Cotabato City Hall Museum is a city museum fronting Rizal Park Plaza in Cotabato City, Philippines.

Department of Mindanao and Sulu

Mindanao and Sulu
Cotabato town was part of Moro Province and of Department of Mindanao and Sulu from 1903 to 1920, when the Empire Province of Cotabato, referred to as "Moroland" by the Americans, was founded with the town as the capital, with Datu Piang as its first governor.

Kutawato Caves

Kutawato Caves is only cave system found in the heart of a Philippine City, it is located in the foot of PC Hill.
Kutawato Caves or Kutang Bato Cave is a cave in Cotabato City, Philippines.

Lebak, Sultan Kudarat

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In August 18, 1947, just two years after the Second World War and a year after the official inauguration of Philippine independence, the number of towns in the gigantic Cotabato province were multiplied by Executive Order No. 82 signed by President Manuel Roxas, namely: Kidapawan, Pagalungan, Buayan, Marbel, Parang, Nuling, Dinaig, Salaman, Buluan, Kiamba, and Cabacan, a total of eleven (11) towns added to the previous four towns; the newly founded towns of Kabuntalan, Pikit (conversion as regular municipality), and Glan added up in September 30, 1949.
Several Utility Van (UV Express) in Davao City, General Santos City, Tacurong City, Cotabato City and Isulan have routes for Lebak.

Midsayap, Cotabato

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Dulawan (now Datu Piang, Maguindanao) and Midsayap were incorporated as regular municipalities in 1936.
Midsayap is approximately 47 km away from Cotabato City and some 174 km from Davao City, two of the major urban centers in Mindanao.

Kabacan, Cotabato

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In August 18, 1947, just two years after the Second World War and a year after the official inauguration of Philippine independence, the number of towns in the gigantic Cotabato province were multiplied by Executive Order No. 82 signed by President Manuel Roxas, namely: Kidapawan, Pagalungan, Buayan, Marbel, Parang, Nuling, Dinaig, Salaman, Buluan, Kiamba, and Cabacan, a total of eleven (11) towns added to the previous four towns; the newly founded towns of Kabuntalan, Pikit (conversion as regular municipality), and Glan added up in September 30, 1949.
It is strategically located between the cities of Cotabato and Davao from west to east and the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan from the north and General Santos from the south.