A Trip to the Twelfth


One of my all-time favorite trips was to Region 12, also known as Soccsksargen. It’s a region in Mindanao island composed of four provinces and one city: South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani, and General Santos City. My friends and I spent about a week exploring the locale; and we encountered beautiful sights of natural wonders, architectural gems, and everyday cultural practices. Cameras ready!

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John’s recommendations make us want to rush to Mindanao! Consider this your next solo travel destination!

T'Boli Trade and Crafts

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Koronadal, Philippines • Recommendation • 

Nicknamed “Land of the Dream Weavers,” Lake Sebu is famous for the T’nalak weaving tradition of the local T’boli tribe. Drop by T’boli Trade and Crafts to grab a few pieces of intricately woven cloth as a souvenir! Go ahead and ask the staff any questions you may have about the cultural practice; and they may even show you how it’s made.

  • Sitio Tukolefa Road, Lamdalag, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato, Philippines

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