Here's some Cotabato City downtown pics. My family started in Cotabato City some almost 50 years ago. Back then, according to my parents the city is the most cosmopolitan in Mindanao being the melting pot of migrants from Ilocos, Panay, Cebu, Bohol and Pampanga.
Long before Dadiangas (now General Santos) nor Marbel came to prominence, Cotabato City dominated the economy of the entire Rio Grande de Mindanao Valley which virtually runs the entire Cotabato cluster of provinces which now forms the provinces known today as - North and South Cotabato, Maguindanao, Sultan Kudarat, and Saranggani
Mando Sinsuat Avenue