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The City of Cotabato is an independent chartered city and does not belong to the ARMM
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Federalism in the Philippines is simply a ploy to give the Bangsamoro an Islamic State. Bangsamoro is POISON. Religion must never rule supreme over any region, province, city, municipality or barangay. All religions must be treated equally.
The Philippine government must STOP FINANCING Islam.

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To have an Islamic State in a Non-Islamic federal form of government invites CHAOS and or possibly later secession from the country. India, USA, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina are some of the countries with the federal form of government. Issues with Islam exist but so far not one of them has a Muslim state. Because they know that it will only lead to chaos. Yet the Philippines tempts this Bangsamoro State idea. Learn from the mistake of Russia. They did this, and is now miserably paying the price. Religion and Government must be kept separate. Doesn't the Philippine legislature understand this? Or possibly the legislature of the Philippines was "bought and paid for" by the Muslim advocates and the Political Dynasty advocates?

Soldiers of the Philippines, you are at war with the Islamic Terrorists in Mindanao. These terrorists are MOROS or MUSLIMS.


The government of the Philippines is financing these Moros/Muslims, and here you are being shot at and killed by these Moros who are financed by the Philippine government.
Federalism in the Philippines is pushed and supported by four types of People.
✅ The first one is by the Muslims (Moros) because they want an Islamic state of their own. Federalism guarantees them an Islamic State.
✅ The second is by the greedy (Kanya-Kanya) mentality who are also the proponents of political dynasties.
✅ The third are the ignorant, the blind followers or the minions of the proponents of this type of federalism in the Philippines.
✅ The fourth are those who are paid to say yes. They are just chasing MONEY. They will do anything for MONEY.

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Cotabato City, Within the province of Maguindanao. However, Cotabato City jurisdictionally, is not part of the province of Maguindanao.
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Cotabato City, Philippines
The City of Cotabato is within the boundaries of Maguindanao province, but it is independent of that province. It is politically autonomous from the province of Maguindanao.

  • Cotabato City is designated as the seat of the ARMM regional government, but the independent chartered City of Cotabato itself is part of Region XII and not part of the ARMM.
  • June 20, 1959, Cotabato City by virtue of Republic Act No. 2364, became a chartered City.
  • Land Area 17, 599 Hectares or 176 square kilometers

Geography of Cotabato City, Philippines

Geography of Cotabato City


Location of Cotabato City, Philippines

  • 7.2167° N, 124.2500° E - Cotabato City, Coordinates

Cotabato City is located in the island of Mindanao and within the province of Maguindanao but independent from the provincial administration.

Article below verbatim from: www.cotabatocity.net.ph/

Cotabato City is a chartered City geographically surrounded by the Province of Maguindanao that belongs to the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). Yet the City is considered part of Region XII, not of ARMM. Based on the 2001 Plebiscite, ARMM would also include the provinces of Lanao del Sur (located north of Maguindanao), Tawi Tawi, Sulu and Basilan, with Marawi as the lone City of the Region. On the other hand, Region XII, as provided under Executive Order No. 36 issued on September 2001, includes the provinces of North Cotabato, South Cotabato Saranggani, Sultan Kudarat and the cities of Cotabato, General Santos, Kidapawan, Koronadal, and Tacurong.

This unusual situation makes local governance a bit tricky and complicated because of the influences of these two inherent administrative and political bodies on the social, economic, and political aspects of Cotabato City. The City has physical and economic linkages with the surrounding towns of the Maguindanao Province. These connections are further enhanced by the transport links primarily through the port and the airport, which are both located outside the City. In terms of planning procedures mandated by the Local Government Code, the City's development plans would have to be integrated with that of Region XII, not of ARMM. Already, there have been issues, like waste disposal and water resource development, whose resolutions have been constrained by territorial and jurisdictional difficulties.

Other issues impact on the conduct of commerce. Businessmen could not expect direct action by City officials on the alleged high fees and double charges at the port, simply because it is beyond the jurisdiction of the City. The same goes to securing LTO permits and franchises on public transportation, which the traders have to do twice – one with the City and one with the Maguindanao province – in order to bring their goods to and from Cotabato City.

The local government's efforts on peace and order are also affected. Although many would say that there has been a decrease in the frequency of crime and violence in the City, these are not appreciated by outsiders who still equate the City with the untoward incidents in the provinces of Maguindanao, North Cotabato and South Cotabato, or even in other parts of Mindanao. Thus, investors and travelers alike shy away from the City because of this image problem. Efforts should be exerted by all sectors in Cotabato City to mitigate this negative image. This will be a key and a part of the development proposals for this sector.

History of Cotabato City, Philippines

Cotabato City, the ancient capital town of Mindanao words "Kuta" for fort and "wato" for stone. The place basically spreads around what is known as P.C. Hill..

Settlements in Cotabato City started as early as 1475. The place developed as the capital town of Mindanao in the seventeenth centry under Sultan Dipatwan Qudarat, (reigned during this time).

In the nineteenth century when Sultan Makakua ruled, roads and wharves were constructed which gave rise to the birth of modern day Cotabato. That kind of development enticed the inhabitants from Zamboanga and the Visayas to migrate and settle here. The Chinese nationals who have long settled in Cotabato were assimilated into the population by intermarriages with the native Maguindanaons.

At the turn of the twentieth century, when the Americans started to rule the Philippines, Cotabato became the capital town of Cotabato province. It remained as its capital until 1959, the time which Cotabato became a chartered city pursuant to Republic Act No. 2364.

People of Cotabato City, Philippines

  • Populaton of Cotabato City as of 2010 Census: 271,786

  • Registered voters of cotabato city as of 2010 per Comelec: 117,025

Based on the 2010 Census of Population and Housing (CPH), the province of Cotabato (North Cotabato) posted a total population of 1,226,508 persons as of May 1, 2010. This is larger by 267,865 persons compared to its total population of 958,643 persons counted in the 2000 CPH. The increase in the population count from 2000 to 2010 translated to an average annual population growth rate (PGR) of 2.49 percent.

Local Government Unit LGU of Cotabato City, Philippines

  • Philippine Veterans Office
    • Don Teodoro V Juliano Avenue, Cotabato City, Philippines
  • NDEA Office
    • Sinsuat Avenue, Cotabato City, Philippines
  • Office on Muslim Affairs
    • Sinsuat Avenue, Cotabato City, Philippines

The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.

They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.

Budget of Municipalities and Cities: The Philippine budget formulation system is not centralized. It has been decentralized since 1991. It is the responsibility of each LGU to submit their budgetary needs for review. Failure to submit is the problem. "IMPERIAL MANILA IS A MYTH!".


Elected Government Officials of Cotabato City for the term of 2016-2019
  1. Graham Nazer Dumama
  2. Bruce Matabalao
  3. Eduardo Rabago
  4. Sukarno Sema
  5. Michael Datumanong
  6. Abdillah Lim
  7. Freddie Ridao
  8. Hassan Biruar
  9. Christina Chua
  10. Johari Abu

Elected Government Officials of Cotabato City for the term of 2013-2016
  • Mayor of Cotabato City: Japal "Jojo" J. Guiani Jr. (PDP) PARTIDO DEMOKRATIKO PILIPINO LAKAS NG BAYAN
  • Vice-Mayor of Cotabato City: ANDANG, ABDULLAH (PDP) PARTIDO DEMOKRATIKO PILIPINO LAKAS NG BAYAN
  • City Councillors of Cotabato City:
  1. DUMAMA, GRAHAM NAZER (PDP) PARTIDO DEMOKRATIKO PILIPINO LAKAS NG BAYAN 3791 8.42%
  2. DATUMANONG, DICK (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 2636 5.85%
  3. MELENDREZ, FROI (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 2498 5.55%
  4. TAHA, KUS (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 2282 5.07%
  5. RIDAO, FRED (PDP) PARTIDO DEMOKRATIKO PILIPINO LAKAS NG BAYAN 2273 5.05%
  6. PALACALA, MUARIF (PDP) PARTIDO DEMOKRATIKO PILIPINO LAKAS NG BAYAN 2237 4.97%
  7. SEMA, SUKARNO (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 2228 4.95%
  8. CORTEZ, JONATHAN (PDP) PARTIDO DEMOKRATIKO PILIPINO LAKAS NG BAYAN 2099 4.66%
  9. BIRUAR, HASSAN (PDP) PARTIDO DEMOKRATIKO PILIPINO LAKAS NG BAYAN 1995 4.43%
  10. FORMENTO, FLORANTE (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 1965 4.36%

Businesses in Cotabato City, Philippines

How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood

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  • DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website

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  • Department Stores and Appliance Stores
  • Supermarket, wet market, Fish Markets
  • Hotels, Motels, Pension Houses, Boarding houses and Resorts
  • Repair Shops: Shoe repair, Cellphone, Bikes (bicycles), motorcycles etc...
  • Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops, and Bakeries (Bakeshops)
  • Salons, Spas, Beauty Shops and Barber Shops
  • Gas Stations, Water Stations, Propane Stations

Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Cotabato City, Philippines

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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Cotabato City, Philippines

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Schools in Cotabato City, Philippines

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School year 2017-2018 starts Monday, June 5, 2017 and ends Friday, April 6, 2018, for public elementary and secondary schools. The School Year shall consist of 204 school days inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training and the four days for the Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTC) conducted every quarter. However, learners are expected to be in school for a total of 195 class days.

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PUBLIC NOTICE: Why pretend that the National language of the Philippines is Tagalog? It should be English. To be a Teacher, doctor, lawyer, engineer, architect, nurse, computer technician; what books do you learn from? English books of course. All your tests are in English. The constitution of the Philippines is written in English. All the laws and new laws introduced by congress are in English. For that matter, you can't be a teacher in a school system unless you know English. The "Licensure Exam for Teachers" is in ENGLISH! Who are these people forcing Tagalog down our throats? Tagalog is simply one of the many dialects of the Philippines. Keep your dialects but learn and be proficient in ENGLISH.


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  • Name of School. Private or Public. It can be an elementary school, high school, college.
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    • Telephone Number
    • Principal of the school

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Economy of Cotabato City, Philippines

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Jobs in Cotabato City

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Natural Resources of Cotabato City, Philippines

Protect the environment

It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.

Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!


Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.

The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.

To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.

Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More


We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.

This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.

Contact:

  • Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
  • +63-2-929-6626
  • osec@denr.gov.ph

We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.


Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power and thermal energy conversion. We have too many black outs.

Tourists Attractions of Cotabato City, Philippines

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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Cotabato City, Philippines

  • SHARIFF KABUNSUAN FESTIVAL (December 15 to 19) - An annual festival commemorating the arrival of Shariff Muhammad Kabunsuan from Johore (Malay Peninsula) who successfully propagated Islam in Mainland Mindanao.
  • Every city has some sort of a festival or tradition that is celebrated every year. In the Philippines almost all barangays that are predominantly populated by Christians celebrate fiesta. Tell us about the festivals, fiestas and traditions of Cotabato City.

Cotabato City supports Philippine Cycling

Philippine Cycling is about cycling in the Philippnes. Philippine Cycling helps promote bike races, cycling clubs, bicycle tours, and the development of bicycle trails. Activities are coordinated with bike shops and cycling clubs throughout the Philippines to promote the fun of riding bikes. Philippine Cycling will be coordinating events with tour of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Road biking and mountain bikings will be promoted by Philippine Cycling.
Cycling Activity to Participate In

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  • ILOILO CITY, April 27-May 2, 2015 (PNA) – Some 5,000 bikers are expected to join the second Iloilo Bike Festival slated April 27-May 2, 2015 as the city continues to aspire to become a bike-able walkable metropolis. The activity that supported by the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU) and Megaworld Iloilo aims to promote Iloilo as a safe and bike friendly city, promote the share-a-road movement encourage Ilonggos to commute via biking and raise Ilonggos awareness on the benefits of biking on health, safety and environment concerns. Read More....
  • CYCLING Le Tour de Filipinas 2015 set as country celebrates 60 years of top-caliber cycling Feb 1 to Feb 4 2015 - View the result of the race: A four stage race. Stage 1 starts in Balanga and back to Balanga for a 126K race Feb 1, 2015 (Sunday); stage 2 starts in Balanga, Bataan to Iba, Zambales for a 154.7 K race Feb 2, 2015 (Monday); stage 3 starts in Iba, Zambales to Lingayen, Pangasinan for a 150.1K race Feb 3, 2015 (Tuesday); stage 4 starts in Lingayen, Pangasinan to Baguio City, Benguet for a 101.7K race Feb 4, 2015 (Wednesday). For a total distance of 532.5 Kms. Read More >>>
  • Ronda Pilipinas: Feb 8 - 27 2015:>> Discovering young riders for the national team will be the main objective of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2015 when the country’s premiere cycling race hits the road on Feb. 8 in Butuan City. Ronda Pilipinas executive project director Moe Chulani said the international multistage bikathon, which ends on Feb. 27, will have two qualifying legs of four stages each in Mindanao and the Visayas where the top riders will advance to face a tough foreign challenge in the six-stage Luzon finale. Read More>>>

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  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018
THE Philippines and Indonesia have agreed to heighten their partnership and cooperation in combatting smuggling in Southeast Asia.
Manila and Jakarta raised the need to improve efforts among the member-states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to address illicit cross-border trade ........... Full Story»

  • Poland seeks improved economic relations with PH
  • Monday, November 12, 2018 10:12 am
The government of Poland has sought to improve its bilateral economic relations with the Philippines as it reopened its embassy in Manila after a long 24-year break.
Joanna Wasiewska, deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Manila, told reporters during the celebration of the Polish National Day, a centenary of regaining of the Polish independence, of the good prospect for increased exchange of trade and people to people contacts, and tourism for both countries ........... Full Story»

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Adivay: November : La Trinidad, Benquet ★ Banaag Festival: November 1 : Anilao, Iloilo ★ P'yagsawitan Festival: November 3rd week: Maragusan Compostela Valley ★ Binabayani Festival: November Last week: Olongapo, Zamboales ★ Tan-OK ni Ilocano Festival: November third week: Ilocos Norte ★ Crown Festival: November 3rd week: Taytay, Rizal ★ Tumba (Candle) Festival: November 2: San Luis, Batangas ★ Pinta Flores Festival: November 3 to 5: San Carlos City, Negros Occidental ★ San Carlos City Fiesta: November 4: San Carlos City, Negros Occidental ★ Angono Arts Festival: November 5 to 25: Angono, Rizal ★


  • Pinay booters advance to 2nd leg of qualifier
  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018 11:00 am
The national women’s team earned a spot in the second phase of the 2020 AFC Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament after winning its first three matches in the first round of the competition being held in Hisor, Tajikistan.
The Filipinas defeated Singapore (9-0), host Tajikistan (3-1) and Mongolia (6-1) to progress into the next round with one match remaining in Group A ............................... Full Story»

Cotabato City News

ARMM's regional assemblymen to hold maiden session on Monday

By (PNA)

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COTABATO CITY, May 12 (PNA) – Regional Governor Mujib Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) assured his constituents on Saturday that the newly- appointed members of the Regional Legislative Assembly (RLA) are reform-oriented.

Hataman made the statement two days before the 27-member RLA convenes for its maiden session and to elect its Speaker on Monday. Of the 27 assemblymen, six are in hold-over capacity and eight are women.

ARMM-RLA information officer Sammy Peralta said of the 27 appointed regional lawmakers, only 26 have taken their oath of office before President Benigno S. Aquino III in Malacanang.

Due to prior commitments, Nedra Burahan failed to show up in the Palace oath-taking.

Hataman also brushed aside reports that there were switching of names of nominees in the selection of regional lawmakers who will help the regional executive in instituting reforms in the graft-ridden yet resource-rich region.

ARMM is composed of the provinces of Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi.

Hataman said the new assemblymen will begin performing there mandated tasks on Monday, May 14, at 4 p.m.

In his "Ulat sa Bayan," Hataman said reforms in the regional bureaucracy has reached about 90 percent.

"May pagbabago na sa ARMM, kung may political will, kaya naman pala ang pagbabago tungo sa matuwid na daan (Reforms are taking place in ARMM, if there's political will, we can do it and take the straight path)," he told his ARMM constituents as he reported on what had been done in his first 100 days in office.

Hataman, hand-picked by President Aquino to perform cleansing process in the graft-ridden regional government, said he has the full backing of the Chief Executive and that he succeeded in cleaning the Department of Education with ghost teachers, ghost schools and ghost students that led the ARMM to save about P162 million.

Since he assumed office, the regional government had been stripped of ghost employees who reported for work on paydays and never performed anything for the regional government.

Hataman also succeeded in putting up an open government where several civil society organizations have been closely watching how the regional government is being run.

"We are open, we are transparent and every transaction like bidding and others are done with the presence of CSOs," he said.

"I would like to lay down the foundation of a new ARMM, I know we will succeed with all your support," he told ARMM employees and constituents.

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