PROFILE OF REGION 12
Region 12 or SOCCSKSARGEN Region is located in South Central Mindanao. It is composed of 4 provinces namely: SOUTH COTABATO, COTABATO, SULTAN KUDARAT and SARANGANI as well as 5 cities namely: GENERAL SANTOS, COTABATO, KORONADAL, TACURONG AND KIDAPAWAN.
General Santos and Cotabato are chartered cities whereas Koronadal, Tacurong and Kidapawan are component cities. South Cotabato has 11 municipalities and 1 component city. Cotabato has 17 municipalities and 1 component city. Sultan Kudarat has 12 municipalities and 1 component city.
Region 12 has a total of 45 municipalities and 1,192 barangays. It has 7 congressional seats, 4 gubernatorial and 4 vice-gubernatorial seats, 40 provincial board membership, 50 mayoral and vice-mayoral seats, 415 city/municipal councillorships and 1,192 seats for barangay captainship. (COMELEC WEBSITE)
The Economic Profile of Region 12 is categorized into four levels: One is the regional level which tells us about the socio-economic situation of SOCCSKSARGEN as a region. Second is the provincial level which will help us see the socio-economic situation of the four provinces of SOCCSKSARGEN. Third is the city level and fourth is the municipal level which will help us take a bird’s eye view of Region 12’s cities and municipalities respectively.