Cotabato City

Weaving Hope in Maguindanao

Posted on December 16, 2011

A young weaver at Al Jamelah Weaving Center, Datu Odin Sinsuat As I write this, another bomb blast rocks the politically volatile province of Maguindanao in central Mindanao less than two weeks after our visit. A name stained by corruption, violence and impunity magnified by the press, we forget that “Maguindanao” stands for a rich ethnic culture that forms a significant part of our Philippine heritage. The Maguindanao, which means “people of the flood plains”, are part of the largerRead More

DIY Walking Tour – Cotabato City & Datu Odin Sinsuat (Maguindanao)

Posted on December 5, 2011

Location: Cotabato City & Datu Odin Sinsuat (Maguindanao) Starting Point: Old Cotabato City Hall, Cotabato City End Point: Lourdes Grotto, Datu Odin Sinsuat Distance: 10 km Duration: 8 hours While not part of the region, Cotabato City is the administrative center of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). Geographically located at the heart of Maguindanao province, which it is politically independent from, it sits on the river delta of the Rio Grande de Mindanao, the second largest river systemRead More