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Timako Hill

Timako Hill is a hill that rises to 557 meters above sea level. It is located in Datu Odin Sinsuat, the capital town of Maguindanao. The hill offers a panoramic view of the surrounding area, including the Moro Gulf, Cotabato City, and Mount Apo. The hill is also a historical site, as it was the location of a fierce battle between the Philippine Constabulary and the Moro rebels in 1905. Here are some facts about Timako Hill that you might find interesting:

• Timako Hill is part of the Central Mindanao Cordillera, a mountain range that runs from Sarangani to Zamboanga. The hill is composed of volcanic rocks and soil, and it has a conical shape. The hill has a dense forest cover, with various species of trees, plants, and animals.

• Timako Hill is also known as the Battle of Malalag Hill, because of the historical event that took place there on March 5, 1905. The battle was between the Philippine Constabulary, a police force under the American colonial government, and the Moro rebels, who resisted the American occupation and taxation. The battle lasted for six hours, and resulted in the death of more than 300 Moro rebels and 21 Philippine Constabulary soldiers.

• Timako Hill is also a cultural and religious landmark for the Maguindanao people, who are one of the largest Muslim groups in the Philippines. The Maguindanao people have a tradition of visiting the hill every year during the month of Ramadan, which is the holy month of fasting and prayer for Muslims. The Maguindanao people also have a legend that says that Timako Hill is the place where their ancestors first settled and established their sultanate.

• Timako Hill is open to the public from Monday to Sunday, from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. There is no entrance fee, but visitors are advised to ask permission from the local government and the tribal leaders before going to the hill. Visitors can also hire guides, who can provide information and assistance during the hike. The hike takes about an hour to reach the top of the hill.



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Cotabato City, Maguindanao

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