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Alyssa Cara Gallanas is 2019 Diamond Mutya ng Cotabato

COTABATO CITY - Alyssa Cara Gallanas, candidate No. 2 is this year's Mutya ng Cotabato. She was crowned as the Diamond Mutya ng Cotabato as the city celebrates its 60th foundation anniversary today.

First runner up was Jennifer Torres, candidate No. 7 and second runner up Johanna Cual, candidate No. 3.

The coronation night was held at the Cotabato City Institute gymnasium.

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Who will be our next Mutya ng Cotabato?

Ladies and gentlemen, here are our eight beauties who will be fighting for the crown at the Mutya ng Cotabato 2019, one of the hightlights of the city's 60th foundation anniversary.

Who will be our Diamond Queen?

Let us all find out during the pageant day on June 19, 2019 at the Cotaabto City Instittue Gym at 3:00 in the afternoon.

But before that, let us watch them showcase their talents at the Talent Show on June 18, 2019 at the South Seas Convention Hall, 9:00 in the morning.

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14 whale sharks sighted in Sarangani Bay

GEN. SANTOS CITY – A total of 14 whale sharks locally known as “Butanding” were sighted by environmentalists in Sarangani Bay over the weekend.

The whale shark (Rhincodon typus) is a slow-moving, filter-feeding carpet shark and the largest known extant fish species. The largest confirmed individual had a length of 12.65 meters and a weight of about 21.5 tons, according to Wikipedia.

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Markedly attractive Baiwalk riverside park inaugurated

COTABATO CITY --- There is a new “peace landmark” in this city now frequented by Muslim, Christian and Lumad tourists from across central Mindanao.

Congresswoman Bai Sandra Sema of the first congressional district of Maguindanao and representatives from the three communities inaugurated Wednesday the now tourist attraction “Baiwalk” (baywalk).

A project of the now outgoing third-termer congresswoman, the Baiwalk along the picturesque and historic Tamontaka River in Cotabato City is a two-kilometer riverbank erosion control structure and a riverside park.

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Riverside park opens in Cotabato City

COTABATO CITY – The first ever riverside park free for public use was officially opened Wednesday by Rep. Bai Sandra Sema and 6th Infantry Division commander Maj. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana.

More known as Bai Walk, the park will serve as family free park for Cotabatenios and visitors.

Rep. Sema of Maguindanao 1st district with Cotabato City, said the park was first envisioned to be a ramp area for women and mothers as part of women empowerment but is now open to the public.

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Kidapawan celebrates charter day

 

 
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Upi contingent champion in Inaul Festival street dance contest

MAGUINDANAO --- The non-Moro Tedurays were champion again in the cultural street dance parade contest that capped off the culmination on Thursday of the Inaul Festival.The winning contingent from Upi town in the first district of Maguindanao also topped in the same event during the 2017 and 2018 provincial Inaul Festival.The festival, pioneered in 2017 by the now outgoing third-termer Gov.

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Basilan folk want Sampinit Complex made wildlife sanctuary

BASILAN --- Residents of this island province want the rainforests in the Sampinit Complex, now free from Abu Sayyaf forces that once ran a shadow government there, declared a protected wildlife reservation.The mountain ranges in the Sampinit Complex, where the Abu Sayyaf held no fewer than 200 captives from between 1994 to 2010, are now being connected to trading sites in Sumisip and Maluso towns and to the provincial capital, Lamitan City, via the Basilan Transcentral Highway costing more than P1 billion.Gov.

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Brighter days for Inaul industry seen under BARMM regional outfit

MAGUINDANAO --- The province launched Thursday the colorful Inaul Festival showcasing an iconic Moro fabric and as thanksgiving for the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law.Ratified via a plebiscite last January 21, the BOL, or Republic Act 11054, is a product of 20 years of talks between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, meant to end decades of strife in southern Mindanao.Maguindanao Gov.

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ARMM inaugurates Bangsamoro Museum in Cotabato City

COTABATO CITY – The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) formally inaugurated the first Bangsamoro Museum on Monday, February 4, at Shariff Kabunsuan Cultural Complex here.The Bangsamoro Museum is a facility established under Executive Order No. 32 s. 2019. It serves as repository of artifacts, works of art, as well as textual and iconographic records relevant to the cultural memory of the Bangsamoro people in the ARMM.Governor Mujiv Hataman, who led the opening of the museum, underscored it was not easy for the regional government to put up such facility.

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