The Tour: Kabacan-Midsayap-Cotabato City

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Exploring the places of Mindanao is a great adventure. You will learn new things, meet new people and can widen your perspective in life. Visiting some places (the whole Mindanao/Philippines in the near future) in North Cotabato is a dream come true. I cannot imagine I did it for the purpose of educating my self (and for my readers as well). And because Mindanao has a bad image (e.g. place of terrorists, war prone, not good for foreign and local tourists) to those people who have not yet visited the place; and to those who have no idea about Mindanao; and to those who only depend on mainstream media for information (sometimes they do bias reporting). As Mindanaon, I have a responsibility to educate and inform them about it. By exploring the places in Mindanao, I should say that MINDANAO IS A SAFE PLACE.


Kabacan, North Cotabato

"Kabacan is a first class municipality in the province of Cotabato, Philippines. According to 2010 census, it has a population of 110,225 people in 26,333 households. The town is predominantly composed of rice farms made possible by the influx of Ilocano-speaking people from northern Philippines. The University of Southern Mindanao is in Kabacan. It is strategically located between the cities of Cotabato and Davao from west to east and the cities of Cagayan de Oro from the north and General Santos from the south."(source)


Me and my sister rode a van going to Kabacan.

Municipal Hall of Kabacan

the newly constructed Kabacan Terminal



photos from North Cotabato blog

The prestigious University of Southern Mindanao is the premier University in North Cotabato. This University is famous for their Agricultural courses. Their campus has a wide space. Most of the space occupied with corn and rice field, as well as other agricultural products. 

For more info you can check their Univeristy site or the wikipedia article


University Hospital 





Midsayap, North Cotabato

"Midsayap is a 1st class municipality in the province of North Cotabato, Philippines. According to 2010 census, it has a population of 134,170 as per data census of 2010[2]. It has recorded 57,618 registered voters (based on 2004 records) It is populated by a multi-cultural aggrupations of peoples from the influx of migrants from Luzon and the Visayas brought about by the reputation of the island of Mindanao as a highly promising haven for settlers. In Midsayap, it is common for people speaking different dialects such as Cebuano, Hiligaynon, Ilocano, Maguindanaon, Manobo,Waray, among others." (source)










Cotabato City

"The City of Cotabato (Malay: Kotabatu) is one of the cities of the Philippines located in Mindanao. Cotabato City is an exclave of theSOCCSKSARGEN region found within the boundaries of Maguindanao province, but is independent of that province. Cotabato City is distinct from and should not be confused with the province of Cotabato. Cotabato's population was about 271,786 in 2010 census." (source)

the strict implementation of anti-smoking campaign in the city 

South Seas Complex is famous shopping center in Cotabato City


this stage is set for the up coming ARAW NG COTABATO this coming June 20


old City Hall


statue of Sultan Kudarat

this Catholic Church implies that Muslims and Christians live harmoniously in the city 


newly constructed Fr. Cariño Building 
Yadu Karu & Father Jean Pier, OMI (the University Chaplain)

SSG PRESIDENT- Shariff Pagayao

Freedom wall


Razul Abas and his freedom wall


Thank you to all my friends who stand as my tour guide to their place.










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