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Region 12- soccsksargen (Philippines)

  1. 1. Region 12: SOCCSKSARGEN
  2. 2. SOC C SK SAR GEN South Cotabato Cotabato Sultan Kudarat Sarangani General Santos
  3. 3. GEOGRAPHY
  4. 4. SOCCSKSARGEN (pronounced [sokˈsardʒɛn]) is a region of the Philippines, located in central Mindanao, and is officially designated as Region XII. The name is an acronym that stands for the region's four provinces and one of its cities: SouthCotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani and General Santos City.
  5. 5. The region is more formally known by its older name Central Mindanao. The regional center is Koronadal City located in the province of South Cotabato. Cotabato City, though geographically within the boundaries of the province of Maguindanao, itself is part of SOCCSKSARGEN, and is independent of that province.
  6. 6. Region XII has extensive coastlines, valleys and mountain ranges. Known for its river system, the region is the catch basin of Mindanao. The system is a rich source of food, potable water and energy production. Cotabato contains the Rio Grande de Mindanao, which is the longest river in Mindanao and the second longest in the Philippines.
  7. 7. With the addition of South Cotabato and Saranggani or the (SocSarGen Province), transferred from Southern Mindanao, the region was renamed as SOCCSKSARGEN. The "Central Mindanao" name lives on as a description to the provinces populated by 65% Christians and 30% Muslim and 5% other Filipinos.
  8. 8. THE PEOPLE AND THEIR CULTURE
  9. 9. B’LAAN TRIBE Among the many tribes in the Philippines, the B’laans in Sarangani and South Cotabato are the most distinct in Region XII as they significantly played major historical roles in the evolution of several towns and barangays within the locality that have been named with B’laan origin. The B’laans have preserved their sacred lands, keeping them connected to the mother earth, to their sacred sites in Lamifew, Malandag, Malungon Sarangani: Melai Bolul, Moleng, Bantay, and Macao.
  10. 10. T’BOLI TRIBE T’boli have their own story of creation; they believed that the world they lived, the trees, the rivers, lakes and mountains has its own powerful being the Dwata/Mulu (God). Based on the history, T’boli are Proto-Malayan reserve and are found in the in the mountain ranges of South Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat Province. The Proto- Malay and the Malay were closely related to each other; their movement and cultural heritage are the topmost bases for the distinctions known between them.
  11. 11. T’bolis of that time were among the lowlanders as “tagabili” and the same derive from the word “Tao bili” which means man living in the hills in their own native tongue. T’boli tribe originated with two siblings named Mamalu and Tabunaway. T’BOLI TRIBE Tabunaway was the princess of the tribe. She decided to marry a sultan, she asked her brother Mamalu to go for hunting to provide her a white deer “Uhu” for her wedding. It was then said that Mamalu and Tabunaway were the ancestors of T’boli tribe.
  12. 12. TEDURAY TRIBE One can easily tell a Teduray household in any community because of the presence of their traditional baskets. Traditional basket is the symbol of Teduray. It is a lasting display of their artistry. The term for weaving is “monom”, which includes all kinds of woven handicrafts. Teduray people believe in katya (short prayer, orasyon), murka (gaba), endagiton (spirits/soul) and supernatural powers. Teduray believed in the existence of kuwek, busaw, fagad (kapre), and alagasi (higante). Their farming, planting and harvest season is also affected by the formation of the stars.
  13. 13. The appearance of these stars signals the dawning of easterly winds dropping along the way thorns. This is one of the identity of Teduray tribe.
  14. 14. MANOBO TRIBE The Obo Manobo is just one ethnic group among Manobos in North and West forest of Cotabato Province and Kidapawan City specifically in Mt. Apo and the boundaries of Davao del Sur, Bukidnon Province, Davao City and Cotabato Province in Mindanao, Philippines. Manobo are gifted and nature loving people endowed with talents and strength to make life not just a living. They are remnants of the people living during the age of “survival of the fittest” when Mindanao was once a vast track of virgin forest.
  15. 15. The Obo-Manobo has a unique history and culture. They have their own way of living, justice system, festivities, wedding ceremonies that clarify the Datu families and children from the slaves and ordinary Manobo; burial system, sacred ground, agriculture practices, territorial defense system, songs and dances and rituals in all activities and occasions practiced even today, settling conflicts among tribe members, and many other practices that are still evident in the predominantly Manobo communities.
  16. 16. MAGUINDANAO TRIBE Long before the arrival of Shariff Kabunsuan (1475) and the discovery of the Philippines by Magellan (1521), there were people already living near the mouth of Pulangi or maguindanaon River and in the plains along its upper the tributaries in what is now Datu Piang. In those days until now, the Mindanao river overflows its bank from time to time, flooding the areas along its bank up to its mouth. These floodings are termed “midsanao” by the Maguindanaons.
  17. 17. Before the coming of the spaniards, these people of the flooded plains were characterized by strongly kinship association headed by a datu or sultan. The Maguindanaon were modest in dress and soft spoken (Stewart, 1977).
  18. 18. INDUSTRIES
  19. 19. South Cotabato Tupi's climate and soil type makes it suitable to all types of crop and livestock production. Tupi aside from pineapple, tropical fruits and vegetables is identified as suited for high-value commercial crops (HVCC) like asparagus and papaya. Tupi is likewise identified as one of the areas in the province well suited for poultry production. Tupi, which is basically an agricultural municipality, devotes 19% of its total land area to agricultural production. Major agricultural crops are pineapple, papaya,
  20. 20. asparagus, fruits,vegetables, corn, coffee, bananas, cut- flowers. . Other high value commercial products include wood products and processed food. South Cotabato The exports products are pineapple, asparagus, bottled fruit preserves, and Bongolan Banana. Koronadal boast of its favorable geographical location, rich human and natural resources, and potentials
  21. 21. conductive for trade business and Industry. Koronadal is now an important hub of commercial, industry and other socio-economic activities. It enjoys the distinction of having been identified as the Agri- industrial Center of the Province of South Cotabato, which made it a lead center for industrialization, acting as catalyst for development particularly in the second district of South Cotabato. Koronadal, primarily an agri-production area, prides itself of its agri-based resources. South Cotabato
  22. 22. The stable peace and order condition provides a favorable climate for more investment. South Cotabato
  23. 23. 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, 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. It is now struggling to gain its lost glory. Cotabato
  24. 24. Sultan Kudarat The industry of Sultan Kudarat is predominantly agricultural. With a large agricultural potential, the output consists of practically all types of crops grown in the country, including rice, corn, beef, coffee, and vegetables. The province is self-sufficient in poultry, swine, and root crops, and is one of the few producers of Irish potatoes in the Philippines. The southern Philippines Grain Complex in Tacurong is the largest grains- processing complex in the country. There are more than 200 rice mills in the province.
  25. 25. Fishing is an expanding industry. Tuna caught along the coasts along the Celebes Sea are exported to Japan and Europe. Other economic activities include cottage industries, which include crafts made of rattan and other types of wood. Sultan Kudarat
  26. 26. Sarangani Coconut, corn, rice, banana, mango, durian, rubber, and sugarcane are just some of the major crops now being planted by the Sarangans. Other possibilities lie in a wide range of commercial choices: industrial plantations (mango, abaca, coffee, rubber, and rattan), agro-forestry (high-value crops), light manufacturing and processing facilities, real estate and housing, tourism, beach resorts, hotels and restaurants, recreational facilities, port zone development, milling plants, fruit production, processing of canned fruits and
  27. 27. Sarangani vegetables, production of ornamental plants, furniture, trading, telecommunications, mining, and aquaculture. Sarangani’s favorable investment climate is manifested by the large plantations (mango, banana, pineapple, asparagus), cattle ranches, and commercial fishponds that have been operating in the area, some of which having existed as far back as 40 years.
  28. 28. General Santos Agro-industry: Endowed with rich volcanic soil, ample and well distributed rainfall all throughout the year and a typhoon-free climate, General Santos City produces export quality high valued crops such as corn, coconut, pineapple, asparagus, banana and rice. It also yields quality exotic fruits, vegetables and cut flowers. The city is also a top producer and exporter of quality livestock such as poultry, hogs, and cattle. But with the continuing growth in population and economy in the passing of time, a number of the city's agricultural lands have gradually been converted
  29. 29. into built up areas in order to address the relatively growing need of dwelling and viable spaces. Fishing industry: General Santos City is the largest producer of sashimi-grade tuna in the Philippines. Thus in as early as 1970, the title "Tuna Capital of the Philippines" has become a tag to it. GenSan also accounts for the second largest daily total catch of fish in the country after Navotas City in the National Capital Region. Locals in the city boast that fishes and sea foods do not come fresher than what is found in their locality.
  30. 30. HISTORICAL SITES/ CULTURAL SITES/ NATURAL SITES
  31. 31. South Cotabato • Lake Sebu • Lake Sebu as seen from Punta Isla A natural lake and one of the country’s most important watersheds
  32. 32. Cotabato • Mt. Apo The biggest mountain in the Philippines.
  33. 33. Cotabato • Asik Asik Falls This spring falls is very amazing because there is no stream above the hill where the water comes. The water is springing from the rocks.
  34. 34. Cotabato • Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto and Tamontaka Church Our Lady of Lourdes is a venerated title of the Blessed Virgin Mary invoked by the Roman Catholic in honor of the Marian Apparition. The first church that was built along the banks of Tamontaka river.
  35. 35. Cotabato • Grand Mosque in Cotabato City The rising star of Cotabato City is undoubtedly the gorgeous Grand Mosque Muslim also known as Sultan Hadji Hassanal Bolkiah Masjid.
  36. 36. Sultan Kudarat • Statue of Sultan Kudarat A brave Filipino hero who hails from Mindanao.
  37. 37. Sultan Kudarat • Baras Bird Sanctuary The most visited site in Tacurong, the Baras Bird Sanctuary is truly a humbling experience.
  38. 38. Sarangani • Ayub Cave Anthropomorphic secondary burial jars were found.
  39. 39. Sarangani • Maitum water Tubing (Whitewater Tubing) Water rafting in Maitum Sarangani Province
  40. 40. Sarangani • La Isla Parilla A resort strictly for the family and friends.
  41. 41. Sarangani • Tuka Marine Park A protected area where fishing is banned.
  42. 42. Sarangani • Lemlunay Diving Resort The best-kept secret of diving enthusiasts.
  43. 43. Sarangani • Gumasa Beach Touted as the “Boracay of Mindanao.”
  44. 44. General Santos • Nopol Hills Nopol Hill is a peak.
  45. 45. General Santos • Kalaja Cave The cave was resurgence in nature which means a volume of water is coming out from the cave mouth.
  46. 46. Presented by: Loyola Bernardine U. Collado (BEED III-B) of UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN PHILIPPINES (Tamag, Vigan City)

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