PROVINCE OF NORTH COTABATO
January 24, 2019
Province of Cotabato, a land blessed with abundant natural resources and exciting natural wonders. A province where Christians, Lumads and Muslims lived harmoniously. Together, we shared the rich agricultural land. Producing rice varieties including organic black and brown rice in the Municipality of Mlang. In the upland areas of Makilala, an indigenous variety of banana known as “Bongonan” is exported to Japan. Apart from these export quality products, the province is also a home to several natural wonders.
On the top of the list is the magestic Asik-Asik falls in the municipality of Alamada meaning “sprinkle-sprinkle” in the local Hiligaynon language. Lush vegetation covers the entirety of the ravine, and adds mystery as to where the water is coming from.
The province is also a home of the country’s highest peak Mt. Apo in Kidapawan City. A forested volcano has a flat summit with 3 peaks, the highest of which in the SW known as Davao volcano and has 500meter wide crater with a small lake. On the mountain you can spend 1-3 nights of camping in a tent.
On the foothills is Lake Agco resort, one of backpackers fave “cooling down” place after hiking Mt. Apo. The mud pack, sauna and jacuzzi in Lake Agco is heaven for tired and sore muscles.
In Makilala, ride the longest zipline at Eco-adventure park in Brgy. New Israel. The 2.2-kilometer zipline attracts local and foreign adventure seekers. It is one of the highest and longest zipline in Asia.
I am inviting everyone to visit and explore North Cotabato. This is my province. My home. My pride.