Significance of Landmarks in the Local Government Units of Sultan Kudarat: Education Perspective

Earl F. Caridad, Franchezka Q. Dafielmoto, Ivan Henry B. Jordan, Adonis S. Besa


This study investigates the man-made landmarks in the province of Sultan Kudarat and their significance to the towns and cities of the province, as well as to discover how these landmarks represent and promote the places in different aspects. A qualitative research design particularly grounded theory, and semi-structured interviews were administered in gathering the data from the selected Local Government Unit employees in the municipalities of Lambayong Isulan, and Tacurong City. Simple narrative analysis was used in analyzing the data gathered from the interview conducted and served as the basis for creating a theory. The study developed Cadarian: The Theory of Place Identity. This theory explains that landmarks are capable of creating an identity and serve as a representation that can bring a positive image to the passer-by or tourist of the place and entice them to visit. This will be beneficial in promoting the place making it known and elevating the place’s economy. Overall, landmarks are important in various ways. They can serve as a marker to guide travelers to their desired destinations, serve as an inspiration for artists and other locales to promote their own identities, serve as cultural symbols to represent the local population, honor a person, manage traffic, and draw tourists to boost the local economy. We conclude that landmarks, whether they are man-made or natural, create a lot of possibilities for the area, particularly in tourism, and are a sign of progress


Landmark; Local government unit; Sultan Kudarat LGU

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