I LOVE SOUTH COTABATO | SouthCotabatoNews.Com was established in May 2011 to introduce South Cotabato to the world and serve as a source of information not only for South Cotabateños living here and abroad but also to the thousands who are curious about the province.

I LOVE SOUTH COTABATO features the latest happenings and events  in the province, local establishments and different destinations.

The author, Nanardxz, is a #SOXph tourism advocate and a member of the SOCCSKSARGEN Bloggers whose objective is to enhance and affirm the most current and positive developments in South Central Mindanao through their blogs.

He is one of Smart Communications' Digital Partners based in SOCCSKSARGEN and a Google Map Maker. In 2012, he was named the NATIONAL WINNER of the Google Map Your Town Competition.

In 2013, Nanardz received the SOCCSKSARGEN Blogger of the Year award at the 2013 Mindanao Blog Awards held in Davao City where I LOVE SOUTH COTABATO | SouthCotabatoNews.Com was also one of the finalists for the Best Gateway and Community Blog.

In July 2014, Nanardxz was recognized being one of the national finalists for the Search for Tourism Star  initiated by the Department of Tourism.

As a photography enthusiast, he is the organizer behind some of the biggest photography competitions around SOCCSKSARGEN, supported by the Department of Tourism – Regional Office 12. These includes the following:
  • Kalimudan Festival 2016 Online Photo Contest (November 2016)
  • Tnalak Festival 2015 Photo Contest (July 2015)
  • SOX Photo Challenge (April – July 2015)
  • Tnalak Festival 2014 Photo Contest (July 2014)
  • Araw ng Cotabato Online Photo Contest | Cotabato City (June 2014)
  • Sarbay Fest 2014 Online Photo Contest | Sarangani Province (May 2014)
  • Mt. Apo Sandawa Climb Festival Online Photo Contest | Kidapawan City (April 2014)
  • Kalilangan 2014 Online Photo Contest | General Santos City (February 2014)
  • I Love Maitum Online Photo Contest | Maitum, Sarangani (February 2014)
  • Halad Festival 2014 Online Photo Contest | Midsayap, Cotabato (January 2014)
  • Experience Paradise in Lake Sebu Photo Contest | Lake Sebu, South Cotabato (November 2013)
  • I Love South Cotabato 2013 Online Photo Contest | South Cotabato (July 2013)
  • T’nalak Festival Photo Contest | South Cotabato (July 2011)
In December 2015, I LOVE SOUTH COTABATO | SouthCotabatoNews.Com became one of the six (6) national finalists in the News & Event category of the 2015 Bloggys Award- The Philippine Blogging Awards.

Just recently, Nanardz was awarded BLOGGER OF THE YEAR in the 2016 SOX Tourism Star Awards organized by the Department of Tourism Regional Office 12.

To date I LOVE SOUTH COTABATO | SouthCotabatoNews.Com  has over 7,300,000 page views, the most visited news and info blog in South Central Mindanao.

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