Malacañang, through Proclamation No. 449 signed on August 9, 2012, declared Saturday, September 1, 2012 as special non-working day in the Province of Cotabato in celebration of its 98th founding anniversary.
As the Department of Labor and Employment or DOLE urged the private sectors to observe pay rules on both regular and special holidays, the proper pay rules on September 1, 2012 can be reviewed here: “Proper pay rules on holidays…”
Below is the prevailing basic rate in the Province of Cotabato:
The Province of Cotabato is composed of 17 municipalities ( Alamada, Aleosan, Antipas, Arakan, Banisilan, Carmen, Kabacan, Libungan, Magpet, Makilala, Matalam, Midsayap, Mlang, Pigcawayan, Pikit, Pres. Roxas, Tulunan) and 1 city, Kidapawan City, also its capital city.
It has 543 barangays with 958,643 diverse population as of May 1, 2000 (Census of Population and Housing, 2011).
The total land area of the province is 656,590 hectares. It became a province on September 1, 1914 by virtue of the Philippine Commission Act No. 2408.
Below are political subdivisions being established in the Province of Cotabato (Retrieved from Cotabato province official website):
DATES OF ESTABLISHMENT AND LAWS CREATING THE CITY AND MUNICIPALITIES, (NORTH) COTABATO
|CITY/MUNICIPALITY||LAW CREATING THE
DATE OF CREATION
|1||ALAMADA||Republic Act No. 5645||June 21, 1961|
|2||ALEOSAN||Batas Pambansa Blg. 206||April 6, 1982|
|3||ANTIPAS||Batas Pambansa Blg. 88||February 15, 1981|
|4||ARAKAN||Republic Act No. 7152||August 30, 1991|
|5||BANISILAN||Batas Pambansa Blg. 141||December 11, 1981|
|6||CARMEN||Executive Order No. 214||November 15, 1956|
|7||KABACAN||Executive Order No. 82||August 18, 1947|
|8||KIDAPAWAN CITY||Republic Act No. 8500||February 12, 1998|
|9||LIBUNGAN||Executive Order No. 414||January 27, 1968|
|10||MAGPET||Republic Act No. 3721||June 22, 1963|
|11||MAKILALA||Executive Order No. 63||September 8, 1954|
|12||MATALAM||Executive Order No. 461||December 29, 1961|
|13||MIDSAYAP||Executive Order No. 660||November 25, 1936|
|14||MLANG||Executive Order No. 462||August 3, 1951|
|15||PIGCAWAYAN||Executive Order No. 622||September 30, 1953|
|16||PIKIT||Executive Order No. 270||September 29, 1949|
|17||PRES. ROXAS||Republic Act No. 4869||June 23, 1967|
|18||TULUNAN||Executive Order No. 441||August 6, 1961|