Soccsksargen is a regulatory area of the Philippines, situated in south-central Mindanao. It is numerically assigned as Region XII. The name is an acronym that stands for the region's four provinces(South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat and Sarangani) and one of its urban communities (General Santos). The area used to be called Central Mindanao. The local focus is Koronadal situated in the area of South Cotabato, and the central point of trade, industry, transportation and the most crowded city is General Santos.
Soccsksargen includes Cotabato City arranged inside the fringes of Maguindanao, a region of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).