South Cotabato’s Center for finance, business, education, services and government institution, Koronadal City has advanced itself to become the capital city of the province while being named as the new seat of Region XII.
The city is less than an hour drive from General Santos City and is the main crossroad to other key points in Southern and Central Mindanao.
Converted into a component city in year 2000, Koronadal is a fast developing growth center composed of twenty seven 27 Barangays and is the center in terms of political, cultural and socio-economic activities.
Koronadal boast of its favorable geographical location, rich human and natural resources, and potentials conductive for trade business and Industry. It is endowed with scenic spots with high potential for tourist attractions. Among them are waterfalls in Barangay Saravia and Barangay San Jose, Caves in Barangay San Jose, a golf course in Barangay Mambucal and wildlife sanctuary in Sitio EL Gawel, Barangay Saravia.
It was adjudged as the most competitive small-sized city in the Philippines last 2003 and was adjudge as the 2005 Most Business-Friendly City in Mindanao.
Koronadal is now an important hub of commercial, industry and other socio-economic activities. It enjoys the distinction of having been identified as the Agri-industrial Center of the Province of South Cotabato, which made it a lead center for industrialization, acting as catalyst for development particularly in the second district of South Cotabato.
Koronadal, primarily an agri-production area, prides itself of its agri-based resources. The stable peace and order condition provides a favorable climate for more investment.
Translated literally, it means “Day of Koronadal” and indeed it is. It is also during this day that the Hinugyaw Festival is being celebrated.
Hinugyaw Festival, dubbed as the “Festival of Festivals,” is a celebration of the different cultures that has dwelled on the fertile valley of Koronadal for many years now.
“Hinugayaw,” from a Haligaynon term, meaning “merrymaking,” is a jovial and colorful festival which tells of the historical stream of how tribes from different parts of the Philippines has rolled up in what Koronadal is now despite their diversity in culture.