Living in Cotabato City, Philippines:
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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Cotabato City, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked nine people living in Cotabato City what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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9 comments on “Cotabato City”

Our city is full of agricultural products. It has very little pollution because of the many trees still present in the area. We have also wonderful scenery that amazes those who will visit the place. My people here preserved the culture of being hospitable to others.

Cotabato City is a well-diverse city with different culture resides. It is well known for its good government and friendly community. The economy here is pretty good too as it has a lot of business establishments and business opportunities. Living in Cotabato City is like living with your dreams a it offers a great possibility I an chance.

Julius, says: 2020

Cotabato City may be a small place but it is very diverse for it is filled with people of different tribes and religions living in harmony together. Geographically speaking, Cotabato City is in the north of Mindanao. It is known for its tourist spots such as the Kutawato cave and the Tantawan park that its people love.

Krizelle, says: 2020

It is in the central part of Mindanao. It is rich in culture; people here are mostly Muslim. Cotabato city is a progressing city. It has black sand beaches.

Rosalie, says: 2020

A city full of charms, the so-called City of Cultural Charms, Cotabato City is a place full of opportunity and passion. The city can be easily distinguished as one of the most beautiful cities that reside in the Mindanao Island. Beaches filled with majestic sand and buildings with deep traces of history shows that Cotabato City is proud to be called the City of Cultural Charms. In addition to this, Cotabato City is one of the most peaceful cities in the country due to the 47 percent drop in crime making it the safest city in the region. The city not only has its beautiful charms but also its culture. The city is made up of different tribes of indigenous people such as the Maguindanaons, Ilonggo, Cebuano, Karay-a, Manobo, Boholano (psa. gov. ph) This culture makes Cotabato City a city full of culture that can deepen your experiences and mesmerize your mind.

As a city that is not highly modernized, it still retains much of its cultural aspects, and heavily influenced by traditional values. Although crime rates are low in the city, there are some underlying unrest that is experienced by many, since there are people who are easily aggravated.

Cotabato City is a wonderful place despite the stigma perceived among people who thinks Mindanao is a dangerous place. It is filled with wonderful places, vibrant people, and delicious food. my hometown is modernized and contains establishments that usually exist on megacities across the Philippines. In totality, Cotabato City is a safe and comfortable place.

Gabriel, says: 2020

Our city is continuously improving. continuously improving in terms of safety and security of its local citizens, economy and growth. My city is rich in mixed cultures of people with different beliefs, race, religion and political stand. even with those differences, respect to each other is very evident as seen in the harmonious daily life of Cotabatenios.

The important thing to consider when someone moves in our City is Economy. He should know first the different establishments wherein he can work, in order for him to survive in daily living. Then, if he thinks that he has capacity to work in a certain company, that’s the time for him to decide to stay in Cotabato City.

Raymon, says: 2020

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