Kidapawan City is a 1st class city in the province of Cotabato, Philippines per Department of Finance Order No. 20-2005. It is the capital city of Cotabato Province. It is a favorite tourist destination in the late October to December and in the summer, where thousands of tourist climb the majestic Mt. Apo, the country's highest peak.
Magpet is located in the eastern part of Cotabato province and in the foothills of Mt Apo with generally sloping and mountainous terrain. It is bordered in the south by Kidapawan City and on the north by the Municipality of Arakan.
The municipality of Makilala is located on the south-east portion of Cotabato Province and the last town going to Davao City. It is bounded by the municipality of Kidapawan in the North, Municipality of M’lang in the west, Province of Davao Del Sur in the south and the Municipality of Tulunan in the south-east.