I was born in General Santos City, and the South Central part of Mindanao has been my home for almost 18 years. I've experience the region's culture, and practices, which i'm really proud of. The visayan dialect and the people's sense of humor.

There are so many cool spots in Mindanao, specifically, the South Central part. Kidapawan. Tacurong, Koronadal, Cotabato City, Sultan Kudarat, South Cotabato, and my hometown, General Santos are just few of the cities composing the south. Every city has distinct feature which every Mindanawon would be very proud of.

Kidapawan City, known as the city of fruits and highland springs (it doesn't matter how long the city's title would be), producing tons of exotic tropical fruits, such as Durian, Mangosteen, and Rambutan. The city also is the home of the "sleeping giant", Mt. Apo, known as the highest peak of the country.

Tacurong, known as the city of goodwill. After several decades, the city have been blooming and took signifacant roles in contributing to a greater Mindanao. The Baras Bird Sanctuary is the city's pride, so many type of birds could be found here.

Koronadal City, the city of hope, culture, and peace. People of Koronadal are hospoitable, and known for their warm greetings with their visitors. Gensan and Koronadal have never been split apart for a significant story. A significant statue is erected in the center of the city to salute General Santos who have been the founder of General Santos City.

Cotabato, the city of peace. People from the different part of the country react negatively upon hearing the place Cotabato. You know, its not all about the war and hatred revolving around the city, but deep in it is peace. People are helping hand-in-hand to overcome and reshape their image on the outside world.

General Santos, the tune capital of the Philippines. Tagging along the economic stability and the export of tuna around the world. The city was a late-bloomer, in such ways, that it was at crisis when the terrorism was flagrant, but with pride and honor, it grew up and became a known city, not just in the country but also in the world.

These are just few of the beautiful things you should know about Mindanao, and its not the ugly things we ough to perceive.
Mindanawons should be heard, the beautiful voices, and the harmony that Northerners should see instead.

(Note: Raw photos are from flickr)


  1. Anonymous on October 28, 2008 at 2:46 AM

    sipag mo mag-extract. haha

  2. Tanchi on October 28, 2008 at 3:49 AM

    uu..kinahiligan eh


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