Lydia Mercado - February 1988 to May 1988, Muslimin Sema - January 1998 to 2001; 2001 to 2004; 2004 to 2007; 2007 to 2010, Rodel M. Mañara (Won thru electoral protest against Muslimin Sema) - January 2001 to March 2001, Japal Guiani Jr. - May 10, 2010 to June 30, 2013; June 30, 2013 to May 30, 2016; May 30, 2016 to September 22, 2016 (deceased). The City of Cotabato with its 37 barangays spans an area with marked landscapes of flat, level to nearly level, very gently sloping to gently undulations to moderately sloping or rolling. The province has a land area of 3,935.95 square kilometers or 1,519.68 square miles. Cotabato City, although geographically grouped with Maguindanao, is administratively independent from the province. Cotabato City is one of the fastest growing economy in the Soccsksargen region. Indonesia Consul-Gen visits Province of Cotabato 1 comment Amas, Kidapawan City- Republic of Indonesia Consulate General Dicky Fabrian paid a courtesy visit to Cotabato Governor Nancy A. Catamco yesterday, November 18, 2020 at the Provincial Governor’s Office, Amas, Kidapawan City. By 1515, after a successful Islamic colonization in Sulu, Muslim traders went to Maguindanao and converted many of the natives to Islam. Down Town Area covers the barangays of Poblacion and Bagua which has a population of more than 150,000, Down Town area is below the sea water level, so it is always prone to flooding, down town is the center of banking, trading and commerce of Cotabato City, more than 20 banks including Central Bank of the Philippines are here, the two major wet markets are also located here the Mega Market and the City Arcade, malls and supermarkets are also here such as South Seas Mall, Puregold Main Branch, Sugni Super Store, Superama (3 branches) and also the upcoming KCC Mall of Cotabato. Nancy Alaan Catamco A mother of two and is the fourth child of Mr. Proceso and Mrs. Minda Catamco : (064) 572 5001; Fax: (064) 572 5002… [6], The city was chartered by the virtue of Republic Act No. Being an independent component city, it's not a subject to regulation from the Provincial Government of Maguindanao where it is geographically located. Tausug, Teduray, Ilocano, Maranao and Indian). [25] The Feast of the Immaculate Conception, since the Mary, mother of Jesus as the Immaculate Conception, is regarded by the patron saint of the city by its Catholic population. Is an Agri-industrial and Eco Tourism Corridor projected by the NEDA region 12, the primary growth node in this corridor is Cotabato City with Kidapawan City and Midsayap as intermediate urban centers. [36], Power is handled by Cotabato Light and Power Company, a private firm owned by Aboitiz who gets power resources from the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines. Cotabato City has one of the Highest Bank Deposits in Mindanao with total of Php20,706,395,000.00 deposits as of December 31, 2019,[27] due to high bank deposits and good economic dynamism. There are also Shuttle Vans currently operating in the city that travels to Lebak, Pagadian, Marawi, Iligan, Zamboanga, Parang, North Upi, Kabuntalan and even to various towns in BARMM, SOCCSARGEN, Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao and Davao Region. 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Lim Sr. - The 3rd Municipal President (1932-1937), Alejandro Doroteo - The first elected mayor in the Municipality of Cotabato under the 1935 Philippine Constitution, 1938 to 1941, Jose S. Lim Sr 2nd elected Municipal Mayor (1941-1944), Pacifico Gutierrez - Military Mayor (1944-1945), Datu Mando U. Sinsuat - 1947 to 1951 (Municipality); 1952 to November 16, 1967 (City), Teodoro V. Juliano - November 17, 1967 to February 2, 1975; March 1, 1980 to March 5, 1984. OYO 244 Driggs Suites. Embracing the lush seas of the Moro Gulf and Sarangani Bay, Cotabato consisted of fertile farmlands, majestic mountains and thick tropical rainforests. It lies at a latitude … Cotabato City, officially the City of Cotabato (Maguindanaon: Ingud nu Kutawatu; Iranun: Inged a Kotawato;Tagalog: Lungsod ng Cotabato), is a 3rd class independent component city in the province of Maguindanao, Philippines, in the Bangsamoro region. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 299,438, [4] making it as the most populated city under the independent component city status. Cotabato City is the commercial, industrial, finance, education, health care and regional center of Bangsamoro Region as well as Central Mindanao. Profile Although administratively independent due to its distinction as independent component city, Cotabato City is commonly grouped with the province of Maguindanao.The city serves as the regional center of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.. Graduate of Bachelor of Arts in English Minor ...  Recently the number of hotels, inn and pension houses increases, in 2015 the city post an all-time high tourist arrivals growth of 241.01% highest on region 12, and Cotabato City has a 63.97% hotel occupancy rate, rank 1 in region 12.[35]. 1,023 reviews. Cotabato, an independent city in Maguindanao province, used to belong to the Soccsksargen (Sultan Kudarat, Cotabato, South Cotabato, Sarangani and General Santos City) region. Cotabato City has 27 urban barangays that are grouped into two major urban areas, the Down Town Area and the Upper Town Area. Cotabato, officially the Province of Cotabato and formerly known as North Cotabato (Hiligaynon: Aminhan Cotabato; Cebuano: Amihanang Cotabato; Maguindanaon: Pangutaran Kutawatu; Ilocano: Amianan nga Cotabato; Filipino: Hilagang Cotabato), is a landlocked province in the Philippines located in the Soccsksargen region in Mindanao. The PNP chief said the suspect is known as one of the masterminds of the South Seas Mall bombing in Cotabato City on December 31, 2018 which killed two civilians and wounded nearly 30 others. Cotabato is a coastal independent component city in the SOCCSKSARGEN region. 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The province's capital from 1920–1967 was Cotabato City (of the same name) while Pagalungan became its capital from 1967–1973. [20], The main language is Maguindanao. (NGCP). Show Prices. The city government had reported some 1.2-billion pesos worth of new investments or a recorded 1,368 new businesses in 2019, As a result of the robust growth in city's economy it has posted a total annual income of 1.044 billion pesos in the same year, for the past five years, Cotabato City's annual income had been growing at an average of 10.51 percent yearly, also in 2019 Cotabato City is recognized as the top 2 most competitive component city in Mindanao and the most competitive city in Region 12 for 3 consecutive years based on the Cities Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) annual ranking.