Koronadal Node started on December 2011. Jan “YanYan” Simba got inspired from Mission Workshop Courage in General Santos and courageously asked Kate Estember if he can invite Nicanor Perlas to conduct a Workshop Courage in Koronadal City. Both organized the first Workshop Courage in the city. There were 23 participants and five of them committed to be membesr of mission. Two months later the second Mission Workshop Courage attracted 62 participants which was first workshop of the year 2012y.
As Nicanor Perlas says:
“This is the first MISSION Courage Workshop where there was a significant presence of individuals from the three spheres of society: government, business, and civil society...”
The city’s location is situated in the northeastern part of the province of South Cotabato.
The city is bounded in the northwest by the municipality of Tantangan, South Cotabato and the municipality of Lutayan, Sultan Kudarat in the northeast; on the southwest, by the municipality of Banga and on the southeast, by the municipality of Tupi and Tampakan, South Cotabato. Koronadal is a fertile valley bounded by the Roxas Mountain Range on the southwest and Quezon Mountain Range on the northeast. Roxas Mountain Range extends from as far as Barangay Saravia on the southeast to Barangay Morales on the north, cutting through the Barangays of Carpenter Hill, San Isidro, Sta. Cruz, Mambucal, and the Poblacion. Quezon Mountain Range, on the other side, extends along the Barangays of San Jose, Mabini, Esperanza, Cacub and Zulueta.
Six active members are passionate and committed to work with Mission - Jan Elias “YanYan” D. Simba II, Mary Kathryn Yap, Nerieza Manosca Suyom, Imelda Miguel, Adrin Quintero, and Dianne Espanol. A growing number of people want to be part of Mission Koronadal.
Koronadal City Imaginals will continue to inspire other neighboring towns.