Southern Mindanao had a median age of 20 years. Shortly thereafter, the government held only four provinces as only Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Sulu and Tawi-tawi voted to be included in the ARMM. The 50-kilometer link between the north and the south would act as the main artery of economy in the region. Welcome to Southern Mindanao The area around Davao is ripe for adventures, from climbing Mt Apo and hiking opportunities in the Compostela Valley to exploring the long coastline, both north and south of the city, plus several offshore islands. Due to widespread [citation needed]. 11 was issued on December 22, 2010 citing the high economic and social costs that the employees were experiencing in maintaining two residences and in fully transferring to Pagadian. The Peninsula was liberated in 1945 by joint American and Philippine Commonwealth forces fighting against the Imperial Japanese Army. [6], In 2001, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signed EO No. It has the first export-processing zone in Mindanao. 1555 transferred Region IX's regional center from Jolo, Sulu to Zamboanga City. Southern Mindanao had a median age of 20 years. A large chunk of the Spanish-Moro Conflict, the war between the Spanish invaders and Mindanao's Muslim natives took place in the Zamboanga Peninsula. For the non-Muslims and the moderate Muslim nationalists, this may bode well for the future of the island, which can begin to lay arms and start concentrating with greater resolve on its neglected economic development programs based on the rich natural endowments of the region. 742 as amended by Presidential Decree No. The Zamboanga Peninsula played a central role in the Spanish-Moro conflict. With material support from LIBYA the MNLF was able to sustain military campaigns against government troops demanding independence for areas under predominantly Muslim population. 1555: Further Amending Presidential Decree No. The city of Zamboanga was designated as the regional center until Pagadian was designated as its new regional center, although Zamboanga City remains the region's cultural, economic, and educational center. Mindanao has a long history of political developments beginning with the arrival of Ferdinand MAGELLAN in 1521, which led to colonial rule in 1565. The rainy season stretches from May to November which is the summer monsoon, while the dry season lasts throughout December to April. Named after Queen Isabella II, the city is the southernmost predominantly Christian enclave of the Philippines, and serves as an entry point for trade and commerce of Basilan island. 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