Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Photo Journal of my road trip to Koronadal City

The City of Koronadal also known as Marbel is a 2nd class city in the Philippines. It is the capital of South Cotabato province and regional center of region 12. According to the 2007 census, it had a population of 157,870.

Koronadal became a component city of South Cotabato in 2000, by virtue of Republic Act 8803 on October 8, 2000. In 2003 and 2005 the city was recognized "Most Competitive City" in the small-city category.and 2005 and 2006 the most business friendly city in is now called the "The City of Peace in Mindanao" with no reported bombings since 2000.

The settlement of Koronadal and its creation as a municipality by virtue of Executive Order No. 82 dated August 18, 1947 was marked by a rapid initial development, so that when the province of South Cotabato was created under Republic Act No. 4849 on July 18, 1966, it easily became the capital town. In the past, the place was populated by B'laans and Maguindanaos. The word Koronadal is believed to have been derived from two B'laan words- koron or kolon meaning cogon grass and nadal or datal meaning plain which aptly described the place to the natives. On the other hand, Marbel, which is another name for the poblacion, is a B'laan term "Marb-El" which means "murky waters" referring to a river, now called Marbel River.

Koronadal used to comprise the area extending from the banks of Buluan Lake to the north to Barangay Polonoling in the municipality of Tupi to the south from Quezon mountain range to the northeast to the municipality of T'Boli to the southeast.

It was in August 18, 1947 when President Manuel Roxas signed the Executive Order creating the municipalities in the entire province of South Cotabato, one of which was Koronadal. The same executive order likewise mandated the official function of the municipal government which began after the qualification and election of the first set of municipal officials.

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Saturday, September 19, 2009
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Sunday, September 20, 2009
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Monday, September 21, 2009
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Monday, September 21, 2009
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009
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Sunday, September 27, 2009
The road to Alabel the capitol of Sarangani Province

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