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South Cotabato – Tuna Haven and Conference Capital of Mindanao

With agro-industrialization and globalization on the way, South Cotabato has transcended to become one of the most promising provinces in the Philippines. With this, national and international conference organizers have chosen South Cotabato as the venue for their events. The tuna industry in General Santos helped the province surpass other provinces in terms of development.

Demographic

1. Population – 1,296,796 (as of 2007 Census)
2. Land Area – 4,162.3 sq. km
3. Capital – Koronadal City
4. Language/Dialect – Hiligaynon, Cebuano, T'boli, Ilocano, Bilaan, Maguindanao, English, and Filipino
5. Divisions

Cities (2)

  • General Santos City
  • koronadal City

Municipalities (10)

  • Banga
  • Lake Sebu
  • Norala
  • Polomolok
  • Santo Niño
  • Surallah
  • Tampakan
  • Tantangan
  • T'Boli
  • Tupi
Famous For...

Lake Sebu
Location: Lake Sebu, South Cotabato
This lake, surrounded by hills and mountains is the sanctuary of the T’boli tribe, one of the oldest tribes in the country.

T’nalak
This woven fabric is made by T’boli tribe. It takes several months to create this hand-made product which possesses unique T’boli geometric designs. The colors in the fabric are from natural dye which comes from vegetables and fruits.

Mount Matutum
Location: Brgy. Landan, Polomolok, South Cotabato
This mountain is the main landmark of the province. At its foot are hot and cold springs and pineapple plantation.

Tuna Industry of General Santos City
Fishermen in General Santos City owes their livelihood and income to the abundance of tuna in its shores. It is a common site to see fishermen going down from their bancas or motorboats carrying tuna in their shoulders.

Places of Interest...

Cultural

T’boli Cultural Minority Residence
Location: Lake Sebu, South Cotabato
Famous for their colorful costumes, brass instruments, and vowen fabric called T’nalak, the T’boli tribe resides in the western part of Lake Sebu. Other cultural minorities found in the are the Manobo Blit and the Ubo or Tasadays, a cave-dwelling people who lived in isolation in high caves

Man-made

Kalsangi Golf Course
Location: Polomolok, South Cotabato
The golf course is found at the base of Mt. Matutum. Managed by DOLE Philippines, it has a restaurant, swimming pool, guests house. Inside the compound is a housing project for DOLE executives and a school.

Makar Wharf
Location: General Santos City, South Cotabato
Considered as one of the best in the country, the Makar Wharf, managed by the South Cotabato Integrated Port Services Inc., has a 740-meter docking area which serves as connection between destinations within and outside Manila.

Natural

Lake Sebu
Location: Lake Sebu, South Cotabato
Aside from being the residence of the T’boli tribe, the lake, approximately 354 hectares, has tilapia cages scattered all over it.

Lake Maughan
Location: T’boli, South Cotabato
Lake Maughan is the source of five big rivers in the province, including Allah River. The lake is proposed to be developed as a provincial park and wildlife sanctuary. As of now, wild flora and fauna are found here as well as a rare specie of butterfly, Grphium decolor tigris

Mount Matutum
Location: Brgy. Landan, Polomolok, South Cotabato
At 7,600 ft elevation, the mountain can captive the hearts of nature lovers with its looming height and eye-catching form. Trekking and mountain climbing are common activities for tourists.

Festivals...

Hinugyaw Festival
Place: Koronadal City, South Cotabato
Date: January 3 – 10
A weeklong celebration of merry-making, drum beats, beer and food festivals, celebrity concerts, seidewalk bargain shop, funfare and trade exhibits and the most celebrated Hinugyaw Street Dancing Competition

Tinalak Festival
Place: Koronadal City, South Cotabato
Date: July 16 – 19
The capitol celebrates the foundation anniversary of South Cotabato by venerating the T’nalak cloth as part of the cultural image of the province.

Hebolong Festival
Place: Lake Sebu, South Cotabato
Date: second week of November
The festival showcase the different arts, culture, sports, and other tribal activities of the T'boli tribe


South Cotabato Wedding News

Weddings Across Socksargen

Abundant in natural resources and rich in culture, SoCCSKSarGen region is truly a wedding destination to behold. Think of the intricate T'nalak fabric worthy of being a bride's dowry and the wedding traditions of the Tiboli tribe. Imagine beautiful lakes, falls, beaches and bird sanctuaries as the wedding backdrop. Read more ...


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How to get there
By Air:
There are daily flights from Manila/Cebu - General Santos International Airport. From General Santos you may take an aircon or non aircon bus to Koronadal City.

By Sea:
Negros Navigation, WG&A Superferry, and Sulpicio Lines provide regular route towards General Santos’ Makar Wharf.