Provincial Planning & Development Office

Provincial Symbols

Provincial Ordinance No. 540. This ordinance explores the importance of heraldry, the language of arts and symbols, which can be essentially used to further enhance and promote Cotabato’s image, identity, sign of ownership or trademark. The ordinance too can be closely associated with the appreciation of Cotabato’s bounties as we herald its historic centennial foundation on September 1, 2014.

 PROVINCIAL FLOWER
Anthurium (Anthurium andraeUntitled-1anum)

 

PROVINCIAL TREE
Rubber (Hevea brasiliensis)Untitled-1
 PROVINCIAL FRUIT
Marang (Artocarpus odororatissimus)marang
PROVINCIAL FISH
Mudfish (Channa striatamudfish)
PROVINCIAL DELICACY
Patil (or pastil)patil
PROVINCIAL VEGETABLE
MALUNGGAY (Moringa oleifera lam) commonly known as “balunggay or kamunggay”.kamunggay
PROVINCIAL BIRD
Philippine Eagle ( Pithecophaga jefferyi)eagle
PROVINCIAL PLANT
Bamboo (subfamily Bambusa vulgaris)kawayan

PROVINCIAL NATURAL LANDMARK

mtMT. APO. This majestic mountain is also a home to the endangered Philippine Eagle formerly Monkey-eating eagle, (Pithecophaga jefferyi), the country’s national bird.  With the height of 10,103 ft. above sea level, Mt. Apo is surrounded by moss-covered century-old trees and captivating flora and fauna. It is  the most popular summer trekking destination of the Country  and declared Natural Park.

 

PROVINCIAL MAN-MADE LANDMARK

fort pikitFort Pikit in Pikit, Cotabato, shall be the official man-made landmark of the Province.   Built in 1893 of stone masonry as part of the series of military fortification in Mindanao by the Spanish colonial government. It was used by the American colonial government in 1902 and in  1912-1945. It was declared as national heritage park by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines on  April 24, 2012.

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