Provincial Planning & Development Office

Cotabato Provincial Governors

Since the original Cotabato was formally created as a Province on September 1, 1914, the governors of Cotabato before that date could not be called “Provincial Governors.”  Before 1914 (1899-1913) our District Governors were all American Military Governors, all belonging to the Philippine Constabulary and all with the rank of major, except Don Ramon Vilo who ruled this area in 1898.  As a province, Cotabato had its first Civil Governor in 1941.

The following were our Provincial Governors since 1914, namely:

 1. Frank W. Carpenter  1914-1917
 2. C. B. Carter  1918-1919
 3. Jose M. Unson  1920-1921
 4. Dionesio Gutierrez  1922-1937
 5. Jose M. Cui  1938-1940
 6. Alfonso Pablo  1940-1941
 7. Datu Duma Sinsuat  1942-1944
 8. Marcelino Concha  (Liberation)
 9. Salipada K. Penda20150420_131939ddsstun 1944-1945
 10. Datu Ugalingan Piang          gov6 1945-1946
 11. Datu Udtog Matalamgov2  1946-1949
 12. Datu Duma Sinsuatsinsuat 1949-1954
 13. Primitivo Buagasgov4  1954-1955
 14. Datu Udtog Matalammatalam 1956-1967 (elected)
 15. Simeon A.Datumanongsimeon-d 1968-1971
(elected) Vice-Governor,
succeeded S. K. Pendatun)
16. Carlos B. Cajelo 

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1972-1984 (elected)
 17. Nicolas A. Dequiña 

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1984-1986 (elected) Vice-Governor,     succeeded C. B. Cajelo)
 18. Rosario P. Diaz, M.D. 

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1986-1987 (Appointed)
1988-1998 (Elected)
 19. Tito A. Gallo 

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 12/01/87-02/01/88 (Appointed)
 20. Agnes S. Amador 

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03/28/98-06/30/98
(Appointed – By Law of Succession)
 21. Emmanuel F. Piñolgov-pinol 1998-2007 (Elected)
 22. Jesus N. Sacdalansacdalan 2007- 2010 (Elected)
 23. Emmylou J. Taliño-Mendozagovlala 2010-present (Elected)

 

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