Lungsod ng Cotabato

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Cotabato
Lungsod ng Kutabato
Lungsod
Opisyal na sagisag ng Cotabato
Sagisag
Palayaw: Stone Fortress of Mindanao
Mapa ng Maguindanao na nagpapakita ng Lungsod ng Cotabato
Mapa ng Maguindanao na nagpapakita ng Lungsod ng Cotabato
Cotabato is located in Philippines
Cotabato
Lokasyon sa Pilipinas
Mga koordinato: 7°13′N 124°15′E / 7.217°N 124.250°E / 7.217; 124.250Mga koordinato: 7°13′N 124°15′E / 7.217°N 124.250°E / 7.217; 124.250
Country  Pilipinas
Rehiyon SOCCSKSARGEN
District Lone District of Maguindanao
Kabisera ng Sultanato ng Maguindanao 1520
Pagkakatatag ng Pueblo de Cotabato 1862
Pagiging Lungsod 20 Hunyo 1959
Nagtatág Shariff Muhammad Kabunsuan
Mga Barangay 37
Pamahalaan
 • Alkalde Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi
 • Bise-Alkalde Graham Guiani Dumama
Lawak[1]
 • Kabuuan 176.00 km2 (67.95 sq mi)
Populasyon (2015 census)
 • Kabuuan 299,438
 • Kapal 1,700/km2 (4,400/sq mi)
Sona ng oras PHT (UTC+8)
ZIP Code 9600
Income class Unang Klase
Websayt cotabatocity.net.ph

Ang Lungsod ng Cotabato ang isang Lungsod sa Pilipinas na matatagpuan sa Mindanao. Isa itong exclave ng rehiyong SOCCSKSARGEN na napapalibutan ng lalawigan ng Maguindanao, na bahagi ng Autonomong Rehiyon sa Muslim na Mindanao (ARMM). Iba at hiwalay ang Lungsod ng Cotabato sa lalawigan ng Cotabato. May populasyon ang Cotabato na mahigit-kumulang 150,450 ayon sa senso ng 2000.

Mga baranggay[baguhin | baguhin ang batayan]

Nahahati ang Lungsod ng Cotabato sa 37 baranggay:

  • Bagua
  • Kalanganan
  • Población
  • Rosary Heights
  • Tamontaka
  • Bagua I
  • Bagua II
  • Bagua III
  • Kalanganan I
  • Kalanganan II
  • Población I
  • Población II
  • Población III
  • Población IV
  • Población V
  • Población VI
  • Población VII
  • Población VIII
  • Población IX
  • Rosary Heights I
  • Rosary Heights II
  • Rosary Heights III
  • Rosary Heights IV
  • Rosary Heights V
  • Rosary Heights VI
  • Rosary Heights VII
  • Rosary Heights VIII
  • Rosary Heights IX
  • Rosary Heights X
  • Rosary Heights XI
  • Rosary Heights XII
  • Rosary Heights XIII
  • Tamontaka I
  • Tamontaka II
  • Tamontaka III
  • Tamontaka IV
  • Tamontaka V

Cotabato City, officially the City of Cotabato (Malay: Kota Batu; Maguindanaoan: Kuta Wato; Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Cotabato; Padron:Lang-hil; Filipino: Lungsod ng Cotabato; Kastila: Ciudad de Cotabato), is a city in the Philippines located in Mindanao, Philippines. According to the May mali: hindi tamang oras senso, it has a population of 299,438.

Although Cotabato City is the regional center of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) but the city is administratively part of the Soccsksargen region, which is composed of the provinces of South Cotabato, (North) Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, and Sarangani, as well as the highly urbanized city of General Santos. Cotabato City is an independent component city, not subject to regulation from the Provincial Government of Maguindanao where it is geographically located. The Philippine Statistics Authority also list Cotabato City as statistically independent. For geographical and legislative purposes, it is grouped with the province of Maguindanao but still does not belong to the ARMM.

Cotabato City is distinct from and should not be confused with the province of Cotabato.

Kasaysayan[baguhin | baguhin ang batayan]

The Spanish fortress in Cotabato, El Fuerte Reina Regente, 1896

Ang pangalan ng Cotabato ay nagmula sa Maguindanao ang salitang kuta wato at ang Malay Bruneian salita ng Kota Batu, o City of Stone; kota nangangahulugan lungsod o fortress, at batu nangangahulugan rock o bato.

Cotabato City nakasaksi ng mas maraming kasaysayan kaysa sa iba pang lugar sa Mindanao. kasaysayan nito petsa pabalik sa ika-15 na siglo nang Shariff Kabunsuan, isang Johore panganay misyonero ng Malay at Arab kanunu-nunuan, nakalapag sa kahabaan ng mga pampang ng Rio Grande de Mindanao at ipinakilala Islam sa mga katutubo. Islam ay ang paniniwala na inilipat ang mga unang naninirahan sa communal buhay, at upang magtatag ng Sultanato ng Maguindanao sa kanyang ginintuang edad ushered sa pamamagitan ng Sultan Dipatuan Qudarat sa panahon ng ika-17 siglo ang panahon na Cotabato City na binuo bilang ang kabisera ng bayan ng Maguindanao.

Sa ikalabinsiyam na siglo, Si Sultan Makakua ay pinasiyahan ang pag papagawa ng mga kalsada at wharfs, na nagbigay ng kapanganakan ng modernong-araw na Cotabato. Gayunman, ang pagkatapos ay Munisipalidad ng Cotabato ay unang nakaayos sa ibang pagkakataon bahagi ng ika-19 siglo, ang mga Espanyol nag tatag ng isang militar post sa Barangay Tamontaka, isa sa mga pinakamaagang Kristyanong pakikipag-ayos itinatag sa timog ng Pilipinas. Ang mga Espanyol ay ginaya sa kanila, ang Chavacanos at Chavacano na nagsasalita ng Muslim (mula sa Zamboanga City at Isabela, Basilan) at Bisaya (unang-una Cebuanos at Ilonggos). Chavacano speaker ina-dinala sa pamamagitan ng mga Espanyol ay ang dahilan na ang umiiral Chavacano dialect sa Cotabato City na tinatawag na Cotabateño, na umunlad mula sa Zamboangueño. Cotabato ay pagkatapos ay opisyal na itinatag noong 1862 kapag ang Pueblo de Cotabato ay itinatag; Kristiyanismo ay ipinakilala sa lugar sa paligid ng taong 1870.

Datu Piang, fourth from the left, with American officers circa 1899. He was the first governor of the Empire Province of Cotabato; Cotabato City was once the capital of the province from 1920 to 1967.

Kasunod ng paglisan ng mga Espanyol noong Enero 1899, Datu Piang humantong sa Moro sa isang walang awang pagpatay ng mga natitirang Christian komunidad, inalipin ang mga hindi nila napatay.:529-530 Amerikano dumating sa Mindanao noong 1900 pagkatapos ng Digmaang Espanyol-Amerikano natapos sa 1898. Cotabato town ay bahagi ng Probinsya ng Moro at ng Departamento ng Mindanao at Sulu 1903-1920, kapag ang Empire Province of Cotabato, tinutukoy bilang "Moroland" ng mga Amerikano, ay itinatag sa bayan bilang ang kabisera, na may Datu Piang, kilala bilang ang Grand Old Man of Cotabato, bilang unang gobernador.

Ilang bayan ay inukit mula sa Cotabato na nagsisimula sa taon 1936, na may Dulawan (ngayon Datu Piang, Maguindanao) at Midsayap sa pagiging ang unang mga bago kung saan ay inkorporada bilang regular na munisipalidad.

Noong 1942, sa simula ng ang Pasipiko ng Ikalawang Digmaang Pandaigdig, ang Japanese Imperyal na pwersa ipinasok ano ngayon ay Maguindanao. Noong 1945, Maguindanao ay liberated sa pamamagitan magkakatulad Philippine Commonwealth tropa at Muslim Maguindanaoan yunit gerilya pagkatapos ng daig ang Japanese Imperial pwersa sa Battle of Maguindanao sa panahon ng Ikalawang Digmaang Pandaigdig.

Ilang bayan ay inukit off mula sa Cotabato na bayan mula noong taon 1913, na may Pikit pagiging ang unang isa itinatag sa pamamagitan ng Cebuano Christian colonists. Dulawan (ngayon Datu Piang, Maguindanao) at Midsayap ay nakasama na parang mga nayon sa 1936. Sa Agosto 18, 1947, dalawang taon pagkatapos ng Ikalawang Digmaang Pandaigdig at isang taon matapos ang opisyal na pag-uumpisa ng kalayaan ng Pilipinas, ang bilang ng mga bayan sa naglalakihang Cotabato lalawigan ay multiply sa Executive Order No. 82 na nilagdaan ni Pangulong Manuel Roxas, namely: Kidapawan, Pagalungan, Buayan, Marbel, Parang, Nuling, Dinaig, Salaman, Buluan, Kiamba, at Cabacan, sa kabuuan ay labing-isang (11) mga bayan idinagdag sa sa nakaraang apat na bayan; ang bagong itinatag bayan ng Kabuntalan, Pikit (conversion ng mga regular na munisipalidad), at Glan idinagdag up sa Setyembre 30, 1949. Parami nang parami ang mga bagong likhang mga bayan idinagdag up sa numero sa lalawigan ng bayan pati lalawigan ipinasok ang ikalawang kalahati ng ika-20 siglo .

Sa Hulyo 1, 1950, ang pagkatapos ay Munisipalidad ng Cotabato ay ginawa unang antas ng munisipalidad sa ilalim ng Executive Order No. 466. Siyam na taon mamaya, ito ay naging isang lungsod noong Hulyo 10, 1959, at noong Hunyo 20, 1959 opisyal na ito ay nilikha sa isang Chartered lungsod sa bisa ng Republic Act No. 2364.

Sa panahon ng simula ng 1950s hanggang sa ang kalagitnaan ng 1970s, Cotabato City ay sa pamamagitan ng malayo ang pangalawang pinakamalaking at pinaka-progresibong lungsod sa Mindanao, pagkatapos ng Davao City, sa kanyang populasyong higit sa 200,000 mga tao na naninirahan sa lungsod ng oras na iyon. Gayunman, mass insurgencies at marami pang disorder pagitan ng mga Kristiyano at mga lokal na Muslim sa rehiyon, ay nagsimula sa kalagitnaan ng 1960 sa panahon ng administrasyong Marcos, sumuko sa mga pang-ekonomiyang tanggihan ng lungsod, kaya ang pamahalaang panlalawigan ay inilipat sa kanyang pansamantalang kabisera sa Pagalungan sa 1967 upang maiwasan ang mga panloob na pag-aawayan sa lungsod. Ito ginawa sa lungsod ng halos nakahiwalay sa iba pang mahahalagang pang-ekonomiyang sentro sa Mindanao.

Ang lungsod ay ginamit upang maging bahagi ng orihinal Lalawigan ng Cotabato at ay ang kabisera nito mula 1920 hanggang 1967, isang taon matapos ang paghihiwalay ng South Cotabato; mula noon ang lungsod ay ang administrative center ng ARMM kapag Maguindanao ay kinatay out noong 1973. Gayunpaman, ang lungsod sinira off administratively mula sa Maguindanao dahil ito rejoined SOCCSKSARGEN noong 1990s. Ngayon maraming mga mapagkukunan isaalang-alang ang lungsod bilang bahagi ng kasalukuyan Cotabato lalawigan, bagaman heograpiya ito ay itinuturing pa ring bahagi ng Maguindanao.

Demographics[baguhin | baguhin ang batayan]

Populasyon Sensus ng Lungsod ng Cotabato
Senso Populasyon +/-
1970 61,184
1975 67,097 1.9%
1980 83,871 4.6%
1990 127,065 4.2%
1995 146,779 2.9%
2000 163,849 2.39%
2007 259,153 6.53%
2010 271,786 0.66%
2015 299,438 1.35%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[2][3][4][5]

The majority of the inhabitants of Cotabato City are Maguindanaoan, comprising about 66% of the city's population. There are sizable ethnic populations of Maranaos (8%), Tagalog (9%), Cebuano (8%) and Ilonggo (6%). The remainder of the population belongs to other ethnicities (e.g. Iranon, Binisaya, Tausug, Chavacano).

The main language is Maguindanao. Other languages spoken in Cotabato City are Cebuano, Ilonggo and Chavacano, spoken by both Christians and Muslims as well as Tagalog, Maranao, English and Arabic. The dialect evolved from Chavacano native to Cotabato City is called Cotabateño.

Religion[baguhin | baguhin ang batayan]

Today, the majority of the city's population is Muslim, comprising about 80% of the population. The majority of Muslims in Cotabato City are Sunnites. The majority of Christians in Cotabato City are Roman Catholics, most of whom are Cebuanos, Ilonggos and Chavacanos. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cotabato is headed by Orlando Cardinal Quivedo.

Economy[baguhin | baguhin ang batayan]

Cotabato City, historically, during its heyday as the capital of the Maguindanao Sultanate, has been the most economically prosperous city in the island of Mindanao. Its prosperity has been taken away by civil internal strife beginning in the 1970s. However, once it became part of Soccsksargen region in the 1990s, its economy began a radical economic recovery.

As of now, This historic city had been named one of the country’s ten “most competitive cities” in a search by the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).[6]

Third quarter of 2016, The city has already posted a Total Current Operating Income of P632,637,099.51 for 2016[7]

Recently the City open its 3rd Mall the CityMall of Cotabato and under construction of 5 hectare KCC VERANZA with Php 6 Billion investment along the Quezon Avenue[8].

the city currently serves as the center for economic support activities, trade and finance, education and other support services such as social, physical, cultural and other basic services of Central Mindanao.

Shopping Center


Cotabato City is the center of trade and commerce of Central Mindanao, people from neighboring provinces of Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Sultan Kudarat and Province of Cotabato will come to Cotabato City for their shopping needs.

  • Southseas Mall Cotabato City first Mall[9]
  • Mall of Alnor with Robinsons Department Store and Groceries the first mall to have a Cinema in the City[10]
  • CityMall of Cotabato The biggest CityMall at its opening in terms of GFA (with regards to Grand CityMalls) and the first national retail mall in Cotabato City. And with regards to Grand CityMalls, CityMall Cotabato will be the first CityMall to have its own cinemas.[11]
  • Centro and Puregold [12]
  • Cotabato Barter Trade the city’s go-to pasalubong hub, the Barter Trade Center locally known as “barter”[13]
  • KCC Veranza 5 hectare lot area U/C[14]

Tourism Industry

Cotabato City tourism is booming it was placed second to the most visited City in the Region 12, A total of 346,063 tourists visited Cotabato City in 2016 posting an increase of 70% compared in 2015.[15]

WHERE TO STAY

There's a lot of hotels, pension houses and lodges in the City below is just few list of well known to stay in the City[16].

Hotel Location
1 Alnor Suites Hotel Beside Mall of Alnor, Sinsuat Avenue
2 Em Manor Hotel Sinsuat Avenue
3 Novo Hotel Don Rufino Alonzo St
4 Grand Rio Hotel Don Rufino Alonzo Ave.
5 Estosan Garden Hotel Gov. Gutierrez Boulevard
6 Hotel Filipino Sinsuat Avenue
7 Diamond Hotel Cor.Makakua and Jose Lim St.
8 Pacific Heights Hotel and

The Marqueza

#66 Don. T.V. Juliano Avenue
9 Citi Plaza Hotel Makakua Street
10 El Manuel Hotel Quezon Avenue, El Manuel Drive
11 Hotel Cirilo Sultan Makakua Street

Banking Institutions

Cotabato City ranked 8th in the Mindanao for Highest Bank Deposits with total of 17,188,934,000.00 deposits as of June 30, 2016[17].

No. of Branches Location
1 Dev’t. Bank of the Phils.(DBP) 1 A. Alonzo St. Fronting City Plaza
2 Allied Banking Corp. 2 Cor. A. Dorotheo & Jose Lim Sts.&

SK Pendatun Ave., Cot. City

3 Bank of the Phil. Islands (BPI) 2 Cor. A. Alonzo/ Macacua Sts. &

South Seas Complex

4 Banco de Oro (BDO) 2 Macacua St. & CityMall Cotabato
5 Prudential Bank 1 A. Alonzo St.
6 Rizal Comm. Banking Corp. (RCBC) 1 A. Alonzo St., Elena V. Co. Bldg.
7 United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB) 1 A. Alonzo St.
8 Metro Bank 2 Macacua St & SK Pendatun
9 China Bank 1 SK Pendatun Ave.
10 East West Bank 1 Roman Vilo St.
11 Amanah Bank 1 Sinsuat Ave.
12 Land Bank of the Phils. 2 A. Alonzo St. &

ESTOSAN Hotel, ORC

13 Phil. National Bank 1 Macacua St.
14 Rural Bank of Cotabato 1 Roman Vilo St.
15 Security Bank 1 *Soon to Open along Quezon Ave.
- Central Bank of the Phils.[18] 1 Cor. Sinsuat Ave./ Quezon Ave.

Aquaculture Industry

The crab industry is one of the investment opportunities eyed to have a great potentials for growth and devleopment. The barangay Kalanganan is Cotabato City, with a spread of more or less one thousand seven hundred (1,700) hectares, is the site where crabs are being produced. For sometime now, the "mud crab" in this area is known for its distinct taste and quality.

Sales: P21 Million (crabs); P22.5M (prawns); P13.6M (bangus)

Markets: Davao City; Gen. Santos City; Koronadal City; Kidapawan City; Butuan City; Metro Manila

Production volume (annual): 85,000 kgs of crabs; 75,000 kgs of prawns; 170,000 kgs of bangus[19]

Landmarks[baguhin | baguhin ang batayan]

  • Rio Grande de Mindanao - this is the largest river in the Philippines and the longest in the whole Mindanao region. With the estimated long of 182 kilometers and 96 meters wide, this river is crisscrossing the whole area of the city. This river is good for water sports and boat racing.
  • Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Masjid - this is the largest mosque in the Philippines.
  • Kutawato CavesKutang Bato Caves – this is the only cave in the country that is right in the heart of the city. It has various entrances are all within the roads[20].

Events and Festival[baguhin | baguhin ang batayan]

  • Shariff Kabunsuan Festival – this festival is celebrated every December 15-19, which is celebrated in honor of Shariff Mohammad Kabunsuan, an Arab missionary from Johore who planted the seed of Islam in Central Mindanao. On this event, certain presentations are performed such as dances. There are also many recreational activities and sports. Highlights in this festival are Dance Parade, Banca Race and the re-enactment of Shariff’s arrival.
  • Araw ng Kutabato (Cotabato Day) – celebrated every June 12-25, this is the biggest celebration in all of the city’s festivals. This festival is held to commemorate the city;s charter day.

Transportation[baguhin | baguhin ang batayan]

By Air

Cotabato City can be reached via Cotabato Airport in neighboring Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao. Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines maintains connecting the city to Manila and Cebu.

Soon to connect in Zamboanga City, Cagayan de Oro and Davao City via Cebu Pacific[21]

By Land

Daily Van and Bus route

South Bound to Shariff Aguak, Isulan, Tacurong, Koronadal, General Santos, Upi and Lebak.

East Bound to Midsayap, Kabacan, Kidapawan, Digos and Davao City.

North Bound to Parang, Marawi, Iligan and Pagadian

By Water


Cotabato City Seaport

Ongoing construction to be built near the scenic Timako Hill[22].

Local transportation

The major mode of transportation in the city is thru Jeepneys and Multicabs, followed by the "Habal-Habal", Tricycles and Taxi.

Utilities[baguhin | baguhin ang batayan]

Cotabato Light and Power Company - Cotabato Light and Power Company is a wholly owned electric distribution utility of the Aboitiz Company. Incorporated on April 23, 1938, Cotabato Light's service area covers Cotabato City and parts of Datu Odin Sinsuat and Sultan Kudarat municipalities under Maguindanao Province. Originally granted a 50-year distribution franchise, it was extended by the then Energy Regulatory Board, now Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), in 1990 for another 25 years from June 17, 1989, or until 2014. The electric utility's main source of power comes from the National Power Corporation (NPC) delivered through the transmission operator, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP). It maintains a diesel-fed power plant. Always on hot standby, it operates during times of severe power shortages. As of December 2013, Cotabato Light is serving 37,000 customers through its three distribution substations. These lines can be remotely controlled using the Supervisory Control Data Acquisition (SCADA). To sustain a below cap system loss, Cotabato Light is continuously innovating on its systems and processes. The company also benchmarks its customer services with the world-class standards. One of these is the ability to connect a new customer's meter the same day he signs his service contract. The electric distribution company utilizes the most up-to-date systems such as the Customer Care and Billing (CC&B), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and soon the Work and Asset Management (WAM). The distribution firm constantly looks for ways in order to provide its customers with safe and reliable power and operate as a low cost service provider.[23]

Sister cities[baguhin | baguhin ang batayan]



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