Davao City is considered to be within the province of Davao del Sur and is the northernmost city in the province. But Davao City is politically completely independent of the province of Davao del Sur.
As of 2010, the COMELEC and the National Statitical Coordination Board still classify Davao City as part of the province of Davao del Sur. Even though, Davao City is one of several cities in the Philippines that are independent of any province.
182 Barangays of Davao City within Davao-Region XI in the Republic of The Philippines
Acacia • Agdao Proper • Alambre • Alejandra Navarro(Lasang) • Alfonso Angliongto Sr. • Angalan • Atan-Awe • Baganihan • Bago Aplaya • Bago Gallera • Bago Oshiro • Baguio Proper • Balengaeng • Baliok • Bangkas Heights • Bantol • Baracatan • Barangay 1-A (Pob.) • Barangay 2-A (Pob.) • Barangay 3-A (Pob.) • Barangay 4-A (Pob.) • Barangay 5-A (Pob.) • Barangay 6-A (Pob.) • Barangay 7-A (Pob.) • Barangay 8-A (Pob.) • Barangay 9-A (Pob.) • Barangay 10-A (Pob.) • Barangay 11-B (Pob.) • Barangay 12-B (Pob.) • Barangay 13-B (Pob.) • Barangay 14-B (Pob.) • Barangay 15-B (Pob.) • Barangay 16-B (Pob.) • Barangay 17-B (Pob.) • Barangay 18-B (Pob.) • Barangay 19-B (Pob.) • Barangay 20-B (Pob.) • Barangay 21-C (Pob.) • Barangay 22-C (Pob.) • Barangay 23-C (Pob.) • Barangay 24-C (Pob.) • Barangay 25-C (Pob.) • Barangay 26-C (Pob.) • Barangay 27-C (Pob.) • Barangay 28-C (Pob.) • Barangay 29-C (Pob.) • Barangay 30-C (Pob.) • Barangay 31-D (Pob.) • Barangay 32-D (Pob.) • Barangay 33-D (Pob.) • Barangay 34-D (Pob.) • Barangay 35-D (Pob.) • Barangay 36-D (Pob.) • Barangay 37-D (Pob.) • Barangay 38-D (Pob.) • Barangay 39-D (Pob.) • Barangay 40-D (Pob.) • Bato • Bayabas • Biao Escuela • Biao Guinga • Biao Joaquin • Binugao • Bucana • Buda • Buhangin Proper • Bunawan Proper • Cabantian • Cadalian • Calinan Proper • Callawa • Camansi • Carmen • Catalunan Grande • Catalunan Pequeño • Catigan • Cawayan • Centro San Juan • Colosas • Communal • Crossing Bayabas • Dacudao • Dalag • Dalagdag • Daliao • Daliaon Plantation • Datu Salumay • Digos • Dominga • Dumoy • Eden • Fatima • Gatungan • Gov. Paciano Bangoy • Gov. Vicente Duterte • Gumalang • Gumitan • Ilang • Julliville • Inayangan • Indangan • Kap. Tomas Monteverde, Sr. • Kilate • Lacson • Lamanan • Lampiano • Lapu-Lapu • Langub • Lasang • Leon Garcia • Lizada • Los Amigos • Lubogan • Lumiad • Ma-a • Mabuhay • Magsaysay • Magtuod • Mahayag • Malabog shamas raja • Malagos • Malamba • Manambulan • Mandug • Manuel Guianga • Mapula • Marapangi • Marilog Proper • Matina Aplaya • Matina Biao • Matina Crossing • Matina Pangi • Megkawayan • Mintal • Mudiang • Mulig • New Carmen • New Valencia • Pampanga • Panacan • Panalum • Pandaitan • Pangyan • Paquibato Proper • Paradise Embak • Rafael Castillo • Riverside • Salapawan • Salaysay • Saloy • San Antonio • San Isidro • Santo Niño • Sasa • Sibulan • Sirawan • Sirib • Suawan • Subasta • Sumimao • Tacunan • Tagakpan • Tagluno • Tagurano • Talandang • Talomo Proper • Talomo River • Tamayong • Tambubong • Tamugan • Tapak • Tawan-Tawan • Tibungco • Tibuloy • Tigatto • Toril Proper • Tugbok Proper • Tungkalan • Ubalde • Ula • Vicente Hizon Sr. • Waan • Wangan • Wilfredo Aquino • Wines
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List of Municipalities in the Davao del Sur province within Davao-Region XI in The Republic of The Philippines
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Cities in the Province of Davao del Sur: Digos City (Capital) || Davao City
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Davao City Hall, San Pedro St., Barangay 2-A, Davao City
Davao City Hall was established in 1926 as the Municipal Hall when it was still a town.
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Mangrove forests are critical for the stability of coastal areas and the sustainability of fish and marine resources which provide food and livelihood to people in more than 800 coastal towns in the Philippines. USAID, through the Philippine Environmental Governance Project, assisted the local government (Davao City) in establishing, through a local ordinance, the mangrove area as a marine protected area.
USAID, through the Philippine Environmental Governance Project, assisted the local government (Davao City) in establishing, through a local ordinance, the mangrove area as a marine protected area. A crucial part in effective coastal resources management is law enforcement with Bantay Dagat teams playing a crucial role by safeguarding local waters. In Davao City Philippines, Bantay Dagat members protect mangrove areas from illegal cutting, thus conserving areas for fisheries and marine biodiversity habitats.
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- 1 Location of Davao City, Philippines
- 2 About Davao City
- 3 History of Davao City, Philippines
- 3.1 Name's history
- 3.2 Spanish conquest and administration
- 3.3 United States of America administration
- 3.4 Philippine administration
- 4 People of Davao City, Philippines
- 5 Elected Government Officials of Davao City, Philippines
- 6 Real Estate or Properties for Sale or Lease in Davao City, Philippines
- 7 Businesses in Davao City, Philippines
- 8 Religions in Davao City, Philippines
- 9 Schools in Davao City, Philippines
- 10 Economy of Davao City, Philippines
- 11 Natural Resources of Davao City, Philippines
- 12 Tourists Attractions of Davao City, Philippines
- 13 Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Davao City, Philippines
- 14 Your Story about Davao City, Philippines
- 15 The oldest man or woman in Davao City, Philippines
- 16 Featured News of The Philippines
- 17 Davao City News
- 18 Davao City, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
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- 20 Families of Davao City, Philippiness
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Location of Davao City, Philippines
- 7.0667° N, 125.6000° E -Davao, Coordinates
As of 2010, the COMELEC and the National Statitical Coordination Board still still classify Davao City as within the province of Davao del Sur. Even though, Davao City is one of several cities in the Philippines that are independent of any province.
Davao City is the capital of the Davao Region (or Region XI). It is strategically located at the Southeastern part of Mindanao with latitude of 6º58’ to 7º 34’ North and a longitude of 125º14’ to 125º40’ East.
Its boundary line passes through the top of the country’s highest peak, the Mt. Apo. On the north, Davao del Norte bound it, while on the east, partly by Davao del Norte and the Davao Gulf.
The city’s strategic location makes it the center of trade not only in the Southern Mindanao region or the whole of Mindanao but also in the East ASEAN Growth Area (EAGA).
About Davao City
- The four largest cities in the Philippines
Endowed with a variety of picturesque landscapes, Davao’s topography dazzles: Fruit plantations and orchid farms mantle volcano-fed hills and valleys. Virgin forests nurture rare wildlife. Coral islands lie on mirror flat water. And the country’s highest peak magnificently lords over the hinterland.
Just as enchanting is its brilliant tapestry of harmony, woven from the diverse cultural threads of its people. In Davao, the contemporary fuses with the traditional as migrant settlers from all over the country co-exist in peace with a fairly large expatriate community and numerous ethnic tribes who continue to live as they did centuries ago.
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History of Davao City, Philippines
"Kadayawan sa Dabaw" is Davao City’s premier festival and showcases the natural and cultural bounty of the land. A movable feast in August, the week-long merrymaking highlights the manifold tribal cultures of the region which are vividly expressed in traditional songs, dances, games and crafts. It is also on this occasion when a lively trade fair, capped by a flower-and-fruit float parade, takes place. Street dancing and popular entertainment complete the celebration.
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- the following is copied from wikipedia verbatim:
Local historians of Davao claim that the word davao came from the phonetic blending of the word of three Lumad|Bagobo subgroups when referring to Davao River, an essential waterway which empties itself into Davao Gulf near the city. The aboriginal Obos who inhabit the hinterlands of the region called the river, Davoh; the Clatta or Guiangans called it Duhwow, or Davau, and the Tagabawa Bagobos, Dabu. To the Obos, the word davoh also means a place "beyond the high grounds", alluding to the settlements located at the mouth of Davao River which were surrounded by high rolling hills. When asked where they were going, the usual reply is davoh, while pointing towards the direction of the town. Duhwow also refers to a trading settlement where they barter their forest goods in exchange for salt or other commodities.
Spanish conquest and administration
Conquest of the area
Spanish influence was hardly felt in the Davao until 1848, when an expedition of 70 men and women led by Don Jose Cruz de Uyanguren, a native of Vergara, Guipuzcoa, Spain, came to establish a Christian settlement in an area of mangrove swamps that is now Bolton Riverside. Davao was then ruled by a chieftain, Datu Bago, who held his settlement at the banks of Davao River (once called Tagloc River by the Bagobos). The chieftain was the most powerful datu in the area during that time. When Uyanguren met with the Mandaya chieftain Datu Daupan, he allied with the chieftain to help defeat Datu Bago, who treated their neighbors Mandayas as tributary barangays. Uyanguren attempted to defeat Datu Bago, but failed when their ships were outmaneuvered in crossing the narrow channel of the Davao River bend, where the Bolton Bridge is now located. Three months after the battle, he was forced to build the causeway that connects to the other side of the river, but Datu Bago's warriors raided the causeway and harassed the workers. However, a few weeks later after the battle, Don Manuel Quesada, Navy Commanding General of Zamboanga, arrived with a company of infantry and joined in the attack against Datu Bago’s settlement.
Establishment of the town
After Uyanguren defeated Datu Bago, he renamed the region Nueva Guipúzcoa and founded the town Nueva Vergara, which was Davao, in the year 1848, in honor of his home in Spain, and became its first governor. He himself was reported to have peaceful conquest of the entire Davao Gulf territory at the end of the year, despite lack of support from the Spanish government in Manila and his principals during the venture. He attempted to make peace with the neighboring tribes—the Bagobos, Mansakas, Manobos, Aetas, etc. -- to urge them to help develop the area; his efforts to develop the area, however, did not prosper.
The region under a new governor
By 1852, due to intrigues by people in Manila dissatisfied with his Davao venture, Marquis de Solana, under Governor General Blanco's order, took over Uyanguren's command of Nueva Guipúzcoa (Davao) Region. By that time, the capital town, Nueva Vergara, which is Davao, had a population of 526 residents and while relative peace with the natives prevailed, population expanded very slowly that even in the census report of 1855, the Christian inhabitants and converts increased to only 817, which included 137 exempted from paying tributes.
In 1867, the original settlement by the side of Davao River (end of present Bolton Street) was relocated to its present site with the Saint Peter’s church (now San Pedro Cathedral) as the center edifice on the intersection of San Pedro and Claveria Streets.
In the meantime, in response to the Davaoeños persistent demands, Nueva Vergara was renamed "Davao". The name is derived from its Bagobo origins: the Tagabawa who called the river "Dabo", the Giangan or Diangan who called it "Dawaw", and the Obo who called it "Davah", with a gentle vowel ending, although later usage pronounce it with a hard "v" as in "b". The pioneer Christian inhabitants of the settlement understandably were the proponents behind the official adoption of the name "Davao" in 1868.
The arrival of a group of three Jesuit missionaries in Davao in 1868 to take over the mission from the lone Recollect priest in the Davao Gulf area, marked a systematic and concerted effort at winning souls over the native inhabitants to the folds of Christian life. Through their zeal and frequent field work, the Jesuit fathers gradually succeeded in winning souls over the different indigenous tribes to live in reducciones, or settlements, thus easily reached for instructions in Christian precepts and practices.
By the 1890s, even the Muslims were starting to become Christian converts, through the efforts of their own datus, Datu Timan and Datu Porkan, although many others remained steadfast in their faith to Islam. Fr. Saturnino Urios who labored among the Moros of Hijo in 1892 further swayed the latter’s faith that led to the splitting of their population. Those who wanted to live among the Christians left Hijo and were resettled in Tigatto, Mawab, and Agdao, under the supervision of Don Francisco Bangoy and Don Teodoro Palma Gil, Sr. respectively. These separatist groups generally refer to themselves today as Kalagans.
United States of America administration
Initial growth of the town
A few years after the American forces landed in 1900, private farm ownership grew and transportation and communication facilities were improved, thus paving the way for the region's economic growth.
During the early years of American rule which began in late December 1898 the town began to mark its role as a new growth center of the Philippines, which it will be a city for the next 38 years. The American settlers, mostly retired soldiers and investor friends from Zamboanga, Cebu, Manila and the U.S. mainland immediately recognized the rich potential of the region for agricultural investment. Primeval forest lands were available everywhere. They staked their claim generally in hundreds of hectares and began planting rubber, abaca and coconuts in addition to different varieties of tropical plants imported from Ceylon, India, Hawaii, Java and Malaysia. In the process of developing large-scale plantations, they were faced with the problem of lack of laborers. Thus, they contracted workers from Luzon and the Visayas, including the Japanese, many of whom were former laborers in the Baguio, Benguet road construction. Most of these Japanese later became land-owners themselves as they acquired lands thru lease from the government or bought out some of the earlier American plantations. The first two decades of the 20th century, found Davao one of the major producers of export products --- abaca, copra and lumber. It became a regular port of call by inter-island shipping and began direct commercial linkages abroad - US, Japan, Australia, and many other countries. Some 40 American and 80 Japanese plantations proliferated throughout the province in addition to numerous stores and business establishments. Davao saw a rapid rise in its population and its economic progress gave considerable importance to the country’s economy and foreign trade.
A Japanese entrepreneur named Kichisaburo Ohta was granted permission to exploit vast territories which he transformed into abacá and coconut plantations. The first wave of Japanese plantation workers came onto its shores in 1903, creating a Little Japan. They had their own school, newspapers, an embassy, and even a Shinto Shrine. On the whole, they established extensive abaca plantations around the shores of Davao Gulf and developed large-scale commercial interests such as copra, timber, fishing and import-export trading. Filipinos learned the techniques of improved cultivation from the Japanese so that ultimately, agriculture became the lifeblood of the province's economic prosperity.
From town to city
Because of the increasing influence of the Japanese in the trade and economy of region, on March 16, 1936, Romualdo Quimpo, the congressman from Davao filed Bill no. 609 and was subsequently passed as Commonwealth Act No. 51 creating the City of Davao from the Town of Davao (Mayo) and the Guianga District. The bill further called for appointments of the local officials from the president.<ref>Davao, Reconstructing history from text to memory, Macario Tiu, author, Ateneo de Davao publisher 2005</ref>
Davao was formally inaugurated as a chartered city on October 16, 1936, by President Manuel L. Quezon. The City of Davao then became the provincial capital of the then undivided Davao Province. It was one of the first two towns in Mindanao to be converted into a city, the other being Zamboanga. By that time the city's population was 68,000.
The city at war
On December 8, 1941 Japanese planes bombed the city. Japanese occupation started in 1942.
In 1945, American and the Philippine Commonwealth forces liberated Davao City from Japanese forces. The longest and bloodiest battle during the Philippine Liberation occurred in the city during the time of the Battle of Mindanao. World War II brought considerable destruction to the new city and numerous setbacks to the earlier economic and physical strides made before the Japanese occupation. Davao was among the earliest to be occupied by the invading Japanese Forces, and they immediately fortified the city as the bastion of Japanese defense. It was subjected to constant bombing by the returning forces of Gen. MacArthur, long before the American Liberation Forces landed in Leyte in October 1944.
After the Second World War, though the forces of the Empire of Japan inflicted a heavy toll over the city and its citizens during the war, the city still continued on its economic growth. Its population rose to 112,000 in 1946; its Japanese inhabitants, which consist 80% of the population of the city that time, were incorporated to the Filipino population; some of them are totally expelled from the country. The city resumed its role as the premier agricultural and economic hub of Mindanao. Logs, lumber, plywood, copra and banana products gradually replaced abaca as the major export product.
Thirty years later, in 1967, the Province of Davao was subdivided into three independent Provinces, namely Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, and Davao Oriental. The City of Davao was grouped with Davao del Sur and was no longer the capital. However, it became a center of trade for Southern Mindanao. Over the years, Davao has become an ethnic melting pot as it continues to draw migrants from all over the country, lured by the prospects of striking it rich in the country's second largest city.
From the 1970s to present, Davao became the Regional Capital of Southern Mindanao and with the recent reorganization, became the regional capital of the Davao Region (Region XI) and the Highly urbanized city in the Province of Davao del Sur.
People of Davao City, Philippines
- Population of Davao City per 2015 Census: 1,632,991
- Population of Davao City per 2010 Census: 1,449,296
- Registered voters of Davao City as of 2010 per Comelec: 948,428
Davao City is home to over a million people. Daytime population (which includes transients) is estimated to reach almost 2 million since it is the center of trade, commerce, and services in Southern Philippines. Its population growth rate is 2.83% while density is at 540 persons per square kilometer. Urban density however is higher at 2,555 people per square kilometer.
The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.
They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.
Budget of Municipalities and Cities: The Philippine budget formulation system is not centralized. It has been decentralized since 1991. It is the responsibility of each LGU to submit their budgetary needs for review. Failure to submit is the problem. "IMPERIAL MANILA IS A MYTH!".
- Absolutely NO need for FEDERALISM. It is a ploy to give the Bangsamoro an Islamic State and finance the religion of Islam. It violates the constitution's "separation of church and state"..
- Davao City is an independent city and highly urbanized. It is within the province of Davao del Sur but it has its own separate election. The registered voters of Davao City can't run for office or vote for anyone outside of Davao City. They are not eligible to participate in provincial elections.
- There are 3 Legilative Ditricts in Davao City.
- The Davao City Hall is located at:
City Information Office
Room 28, City Hall Bldg.
San Pedro St., Barangay 2-A, Davao City
Adjacent barangays to where the city hall is: East of City hall is Barangay 38
South-East of city hall is Barangay 39
South-west of city hall is Barangay 1
- Elected Officers of Davao City for the term of 2016 - 2019
- Mayor of Davao City: Sara "Inday Sara" Zimmerman Duterte Carpio
- Vice-Mayor of Davao City: Bernard Al-ag - Assumed the job as vice-mayor
- Paolo "Pulong" Duterte - Unopposed: Resigned due to corruption investigations.
- House of Representatives:
- Congressman for the 1st District: Karlo Alexei Nograles - Unopposed
- Congressman for the 2nd District: Mylene Garcia-albano
- Congressman for the 3rd District: Alberto Ungab
- Councilors of Davao City:
- 1st District:
- Mabel Acosta
- J.melchor Quitain Jr.
- Edgar Ibuyan Jr.
- Leah Librado
- Bonifacio Militar
- Nilo Abellera Jr.
- Joanne Bonguyan
- Pilar Braga
- 2nd District:
- Maris Salvador-abella
- Cherry Bonguyan
- Al Ryan Alejandre
- Danny Dayanghirang
- Dante Apostol
- April Dayap
- Jimmy Dureza
- Diosdado Mahipus
- 3rd District:
- Bernard Al-ag - Since Paolo resigned Bernard became the vice-mayor
- Didoy Dalodo Ortiz
- Bong Advincula
- Cocoy Zozobrado
- Petite Principe
- Joselle Villafuerte
- Conde Baluran
- Rene Elias Lopez
- Boy Villafuerte
- 1st District:
- Elected Officers of Davao City for the term of 2013 - 2016
- Mayor of Davao City: Rodrigo Roa Duterte - HUGPONG SA TAWONG LUNGSOD
- Vice-Mayor of Davao City: Paolo "Pulong" Duterte - HUGPONG SA TAWONG LUNGSOD
- Councilors of Davao City:
- 1st District:
- ACOSTA, MABEL (HUGPONG) HUGPONG SA TAWONG LUNGSOD 140993 11.47%
- IBUYAN, EDGAR (HUGPONG) HUGPONG SA TAWONG LUNGSOD 123644 10.06%
- AVILA, HAPPY L.A. (HUGPONG) HUGPONG SA TAWONG LUNGSOD 122726 9.98%
- LIBRADO, LEAH (HUGPONG) HUGPONG SA TAWONG LUNGSOD 122007 9.93%
- QUITAIN, J MELCHOR (HUGPONG) HUGPONG SA TAWONG LUNGSOD 113332 9.22%
- ABELLERA, NILO JR. (HUGPONG) HUGPONG SA TAWONG LUNGSOD 105158 8.56%
- BONGUYAN-QUILOS, JOANNE (NUP) NATIONAL UNITY PARTY 103757 8.44%
- MILITAR, BONIFACIO (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 99494 8.09%
- 2nd District:
- BONGUYAN, LOUIE JOHN (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 101622 9.51%
- ALEJANDRE, AL RYAN (HUGPONG) HUGPONG SA TAWONG LUNGSOD 99536 9.32%
- DAYANGHIRANG, DANNY (HUGPONG) HUGPONG SA TAWONG LUNGSOD 95965 8.98%
- DAYAP, APRIL (HUGPONG) HUGPONG SA TAWONG LUNGSOD 92862 8.69%
- MAHIPUS, DIOSDADO ( HUGPONG) HUGPONG SA TAWONG LUNGSOD 88612 8.29%
- SALVADOR-ABELLA, MARIS (HUGPONG HUGPONG SA TAWONG LUNGSOD 86140 8.06%
- MONTEVERDE, TOMASING (HUGPONG) HUGPONG SA TAWONG LUNGSOD 85299 7.98%
- DUREZA, JIMMY (HUGPONG) HUGPONG SA TAWONG LUNGSOD 79009 7.39%
- 3rd District:
- BELLO, KALOY (HUGPONG) HUGPONG SA TAWONG LUNGSOD 90075 11.14%
- AL-AG, BERNIE (HUGPONG) HUGPONG SA TAWONG LUNGSOD 87415 10.81%
- DALODO-ORTIZ, MYRNA (HUGPONG) HUGPONG SA TAWONG LUNGSOD 81184 10.04%
- ZOZOBRADO, RACHEL (HUGPONG) HUGPONG SA TAWONG LUNGSOD 79959 9.89%
- VILLAFUERTE, JOSELLE (HUGPONG) HUGPONG SA TAWONG LUNGSOD 68403 8.46%
- PRINCIPE, PETITE (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 66146 8.18%
- ADVINCULA, BONG (HUGPONG) HUGPONG SA TAWONG LUNGSOD 64086 7.92%
- LOPEZ, RENE ELIAS (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 56784 7.02%
- House of Representatives:
- Congressman for the 1st District: NOGRALES, KARLO ALEXEI - NATIONAL UNITY PARTY
- Congressman for the 2nd District: GARCIA, MYLENE - LIBERAL PARTY
- Congressman for the 3rd District: UNGAB, ISIDRO - LIBERAL PARTY
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Davao City is a sprawling metropolis of over a million people located in the Southeastern part of Mindanao. It is one of the largest cities in the world with a land area of 2,443.61 square kilometers.
It is a place blessed with natural advantages. The soil is very fertile and rich in minerals. The city has abundant source of potable water. Located in a typhoon-free zone, its tropical weather is characterized by even distribution of climatic elements all year round. Temperature ranges from 15 to 34˚C.
Strategically located in the Asia-Pacific rim, the city serves as a gateway to the world. It is a key player in the flourishing trading hub called the Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area or BIMP-EAGA.
Davao City is in the southeastern part of Mindanao and is approximately 946 aerial kilometers from Manila.
On the west, the city’s boundary line cuts through the highest peak in the country, the inactive Mt. Apo at 3,142 meters above sea level. Cascading from the peak and going east down, one sees vast plains, unspoiled forests, fertile valleys, navigable rivers, the sprawling metropolis and world-class beaches facing the Davao gulf.
As 71 percent of the population resides in the urban area, its urban density is estimated roughly at 2,262 persons per square kilometer. Recent estimates place the population at around 1.4 million.
With predominantly migrant population, the city is a melting pot of cultures where diversities are appreciated and nurtured in a harmonious and peaceful environment. Major languages and dialects in the city are Filipino, Chinese, English and Cebuano.
The city has one of the highest literacy rates in Asia at 98.3%. Its labor force is cited as among the best in the region: educated, easily trainable, industrious, and English speaking.
As Mindanao’s center of commerce, trade, and services, the city’s modern infrastructures and world-class utilities provide viable support to economic activities.
Its urban center is home to quality residential and commercial units complete with modern facilities and amenities at very reasonable prices. Access is fast and easy to utilities such as power, water, landlines and mobile phones with IDD features, cable TV networks, and Internet service providers.
Considered by many as the de facto capital of Mindanao, the City’s strategic position provides accessibility and linkage to the 20 million market of Mindanao and the 51.4 million market of the East ASEAN Growth Area.
Davao is a place of perfect balance. It is fast-paced yet relaxed where the luxuries of cosmopolitan living complement the breathtaking beauty of the great outdoors.
Davao City is an investment haven, a place of perfect balance... where business and pleasure blend so well.
- (article from the government of Davao City)
- Businesses in Davao City, Philippines
- Davao City Realty
- HANDA TRADE CORP.
- PHILEXPORT-Davao Chapter, Door #8 2/F Granland Bldg., R. Castillo Street, Agdao, Davao City 8000
- Tel: (082) 234-5564; (082) 234-5565
- Fax: (082) 234-5565
- EAST ASIA FISH COMPANY, INC.
- EAFCI Building, Davao Fish Port Complex, Toril, Davao City, Philippines
- Tel: (082) 291-3397 to 98 / (02) 851-0234
- Fax: (082) 291-3398 / (02) 851-0234
- Suite 402 Central Plaza 1, J P Laurel Avenue, Davao City
- Tel: (6392) 908-4722 / (6382) 305-1266
- Fax: (6382) 224-5506
Religions in Davao City, Philippines
The most dominant group is the Roman Catholic at 83.83%, other Christian groups comprise 15% and the remaining 1.17% belongs to other non-Christian faiths (Islam, Buddhism, etc).
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- FILIPINOS WAKE UP! THE TAXES YOU PAID ARE USED BY THE GOVERNMENT TO EXCLUSIVELY FINANCE THE RELIGION OF ISLAM.
Freedom of religion, yes. Equality, yes. But no favoritism.
- Ascencion Of The Lord Parish
- Gsis Heights, Matina
- Our Lady Of Lourdes Parish
- Apo Road, Central Park Phase 2, Bangkal
- Our Lady Of The Assumption Parish
- F. Torres Street
- Our Mother Of Perpetual Help Parish
- J. P. Laurel Ave., Bajada
- Redemptorist Church
- Bajada St.
- Sacred Heart Of Jesus Parish (bo. Obrero)
- N. Obrero
- San Isidro Labrador Parish
- Catalunan Grande
- San Lorenzo Ruiz Parish (talomo)
- San Pablo Parish
- Juna Subdivision, Matina
- San Pedro Cathedral
- San Pedro Street
- St. Jude Parish
- Malvar Street
- St. Mary\'s Parish (buhangin)
- Sta. Ana Shrine Parish
- Sta. Ana Avenue
- Sto. Niño Shrine
- Shrine Hill, Matina
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School year 2018-2019 starts Monday, Monday, June 4, 2018 and ends on Friday, April 5, 2019, for public elementary and secondary schools. The School Year shall consist of 208 school days inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training and the three days for the Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTC) conducted within the school year. However, learners are expected to be in school for a total of 200 class days.
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PUBLIC NOTICE: Why pretend that the National language of the Philippines is Tagalog? It should be English. To be a Teacher, doctor, lawyer, engineer, architect, nurse, computer technician; what books do you learn from? English books of course. All your tests are in English. The constitution of the Philippines is written in English. All the laws and new laws introduced by congress are in English. For that matter, you can't be a teacher in a school system unless you know English. The "Licensure Exam for Teachers" is in ENGLISH! Who are these people forcing Tagalog down our throats? Tagalog is simply one of the many dialects of the Philippines. Keep your dialects but learn and be proficient in ENGLISH.
Filipinos value education so much. They consider a diploma or a college degree as a passport to better opportunities. The government provides free education at the primary (grade school) and secondary (high school) levels. Government scholars can enjoy free college education in state-run universities such as the University of the Philippines. The literacy rate of the country is 93.9%. Davao City on the other hand has a higher literacy rate of 95.17%.
The City has largely contributed to the country’s ever increasing pool of masters and doctorate degree holders helping the Philippines gained the distinction of having one of the highest numbers of Masters in Business Administration (MBA) graduates in the world.
The City is considered the Center for Learning and Education in the Mindanao Island. Currently, it has 374 elementary schools, 107 secondary schools, and 41 colleges and universities.
- Colleges and Universities (Tertiary Education):
- University of the Philippines Mindanao (public)
- Ateneo de Davao University (private-catholic)
- University of Mindanao (private-non sectarian)
- University of the Immaculate Conception (private-catholic)
- Holy Cross of Davao College (private-catholic)
- San Pedro College (medical)
- Davao Doctors College (medical)
- Brokenshire College (medical)
- Philippine Women's College of Davao (private-non sectarian)
- University of Southeastern Philippines (public)
Economy of Davao City, Philippines
It is the hub of commerce and industry in the Southern Mindanao region. Yet, to this day, Davao City continues to straddle two worlds - the new and the old. Part of it is a flourishing metropolis of business districts, mechanized farms and cosmopolitan villages where "instant millionaires" live. And the other part is a rural landscape of hills that roll down into fertile valleys, dominated by the 2,954-meter-high Mount Apo, the grandfather of all Philippine mountains, and peopled by the Bagobo, Manobo, Mandaya, Bilaan and other ancestral tribes.
- Information provided by The Department of Tourism. Government of The Philippines.
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Natural Resources of Davao City, Philippines
Agriculture-based industries thrive in the Davao region. A major exporter of bananas, citrus, mangosteen and other tropical fruits, it is also the biggest producer of cultured flowers in the country. Its surrounding waters are rich sources for commercial fishing. The world’s largest city in terms of land area, Davao covers all of 244,000 hectares.
Almost all kinds of fruits grow in abundance in the City. It is host to a lot of fruit plantations and it is famous for its exotic Durian.
The City is one of the biggest exporters of banana in Asia. Other fresh produce includes delectable delights such as the pomelo, mango, mangosteen, rambutan, strawberry, lanzones, and pineapple among others.
Aside from this edge, the City functions as the trade-off point of Mindanao’s high value crops.
The Philippine Eagle
The Philippine Eagle has the countenance of regal majesty - snowy white plumes dappled with gray, a distinct crested head matched with a pair of sharp eyes and strong curved beak, a powerful eight-foot wingspan, and lethal preying claws.
An endangered species, the world's largest eagle has found refuge at the Philippine Eagle Research and Nature Center in the Malagos rainforest in Calinan, 45 minutes away from downtown Davao.
It was here where the first ever Philippine Eagle was born in captivity. Aptly named Pag-asa (Hope), she is testament to how seriously Davao protects its environmental heritage. To this day, more eaglets are bred and nurtured at the sanctuary.
Only too soon, the Philippine Eagle will take its rightful place in the sky. Soaring proud and unafraid as King of the Heavens.
- Information provided by The Department of Tourism. Government of The Philippines.
- Protect the environment
It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.
Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!
Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.
The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.
To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.
Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More
We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.
This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.
- Secretary Roy Cimatu - since May 8, 2017
- Department of Environment and Natural Resources
- Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.
Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power and thermal energy conversion. We have too many black outs.
Tourists Attractions of Davao City, Philippines
One simply does not get bored in Davao. There are just so many options for a pleasurable stay. Try cultural immersion. Or farm visit. Or golf. Or trek. Or scuba dive. Or shop. Or simply laze around the islands and watch the world go by. The possibilities just go on and on…
At the T'boli Weaving Center, watch the colorful tribe of bola women as they handloom the intricate tinalak fabric. More tribal art and material culture can be gleaned at the nearby Davao Museum.
Brassware, ethnic trinkets and shellcraft make great souvenirs. Splurge and indulge at the Aldevinco Shopping Center on CM Recto Street, Nieva's Arts and Crafts in Lanang, Precy's Creation and Handicrafts in Bajada, and Handmade Treasures at Gaisano Mall.
Orchids, whether cut or potted, are also good buys. Check out the Mindanao Flower Market (Minflo Mart) in Barangay Pampanga.
For more farm visits, go to the Bago Oshiro Experimental Station in Mintal, Derling Worldwide Orchid Corporation in Buhangin, Greenhills Orchid Farm in Catalunan Pequeño, Puentespina Orchid Garden in Agdao, or the Malagos Garden Resort (Orchid Farm) at the Baguio district in Calinan. At the Gap Fruit Farm, one can gorge on Davao's famous sweet pomelos and oranges.
Two of the country's most popular 18-hole golf courses are found in Davao. Lanang Golf and Country Club has its fairways laid out in an estate lush with tropical fruits while Apo Golf and Country Club in Dumoy is set on a vast coconut plantation with natural hazards. For those with less time to fore, the 9-hole New Davao City Golf Club in Matina fits the tee.
Nightlife entertainment is provided by music bars, discotheques and the casino, which also serves good food and offers live musical performances.
- Information provided by The Department of Tourism. Government of The Philippines.
Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Davao City, Philippines
In the Philippines a fiesta is usually celebrated in barrios or barangays. It is the official holiday of the LGU, the barangay. Filipinos love fiestas. It is a time for joy and celebration. A fiesta is of Spanish origin and is usually commemorated in association with a christian patron saint. Most barangays whose population have been clustered by Muslims(Moros) and their population is more than that of the Christians, the celebration of the fiesta have been cancelled and replaced with the Hari Raya or Eid al-Fitr.
The cities or municipalities usually have yearly festivals where all the barangays participate. The cities or municipalities hold contests for the best floats in parades.
Your Story about Davao City, Philippines
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Eden Nature Park
Eden Nature Park is Paradise rebuilt
No man has seen the original Eden except Adam & Eve. Yet, there is such a wonderful place in Davao City called Eden Nature Park nestled 3,000 feet above sea level which many believed provides visitors somehow a glimpse of that glorious place.
So far, no one has refuted or opposed this popular perception and I guess no one would waste a single minute doing so. Eden nature Park is 95% human made. End of discussion. Yet, Eden Nature Park shall continue to usher new beginnings for every enthralled visitor.
It is paradise rebuilt. Calmly refreshing. And serenely captivating. It is a manifestation of how man is able to follow the Great Creator’s example by rebuilding on what was once broken down to nothingness. Eden used to be a deforested area covered with nothing but wild grass. Yet, its potential as a mountain-resort was enormous given the spectacular view it provides and the cool breeze that surely enlivens tired tropical souls. Eden Nature Park today is a wide 80 hectare- expanse of nature’s wonders and attractions with over 100,000 fully-grown pine tress spread all over to provide canopies for other trees and plants, mostly fruit-bearing to grow, flourish and serve as secondary forest.
It has numerous attractions, amenities, and facilities that are awe-inspiring such as the manicured grass-covered amphitheatre, a flower garden where flowers grow in abandon colorfully, a prayer garden, an organic vegetable garden, tree nursery, hiking trails, a vista kiosk playground that features the ever popular “Indiana Jones” ride, a deer park, the Birdwalk aviary, the firefly sanctuary, a soccer field, the Plaza Maria, jogging lane, swimming pool, campsites, log cabins, seminar halls, cafeteria, mountain pond, and many more. The accommodation facilities are unique and diverse from campsites, log cabins, pine lodge, vista cottage, to ethnic inspired rooms that provide the usual standard hotel facilities and amenities.
I have one advice though for first timers- never try to explore the expanse of the park without the aid of a guided shuttle tour as you can’t cover the entire park through walking in a day.
(by Ivan C. Cortez / DCIPC)
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Eden Nature Park Mountain Resort, Inc.
Sales and Marketing Office
Matina Town Square
McArthur Highway, Matina
Davao City, Philippines
The oldest man or woman in Davao City, Philippines
Do you know who the oldest man or woman is in your community of Davao City? Zamboanga.com is starting this inquiry in order to honor the older generation of the Philippines. Please provide the full name and date of birth of the elder living in Davao City. We will then post your entry in the Oldest Man or Woman in the Philippines page.
Featured News of The Philippines
- PH, 7 other countries form ‘Asian platform’ on energy efficiency collaboration
- Tuesday, June 25, 2019
- The Philippines and seven other countries in the region have formalized “collaboration” for an Asian platform in the promotion of energy efficiency initiatives – including investment hunting as well as shoring up financing tracks for projects.
- The countries in the established platform involved energy service companies (ESCOs) from China, Japan, India, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan – and together with the Philippines, they essentially pioneered the setting up of the Asia Pacific ESCO Industry Alliance (APEIA) ........... Full Story»
- PSEi climbs for 5th consecutive session
- Monday June 24, 2019 4:22 pm
- Share prices on the Philippine Stock Exchange climbed for the fifth consecutive trading day on Monday, driven by expectations of a trade deal between China and the United States.
- The benchmark PSEi gained 5.11 points or 0.06% to close at 8,060.58. Meanwhile, the broader All Shares index dropped 5.27 points or 0.11% to 4,922.54 ........... Full Story»
- Thursday June 20, 2019
- By Rudolph Ian Alama (PIA/RG Alama)
DAVAO CITY, June 20 (PIA)- The City Government of Davao is upbeat on the positive impact which the direct flight between Davao City and Doha, Qatar will be bringing to the City.
“These additions to our connectivity will hopefully translate to an easier and more convenient international business trade to flourish in our city,” Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte said during her keynote speech at the Davao Investment Conference today, June 20.
The City Mayor said they are looking forward to widening the gates to welcome more investments, both local and foreign to the city. “And we are more than ready for this development as Davao City has opened its air connectivity to more international routes,” the City Mayor said.
“This augurs well for our city's objectives of increasing foreign arrivals. As the gateway to the region, we don't get to promote the city only but to include our neighboring provinces,” City Tourism Operations Office head Generose Tecson said of the weekly flights.
Davao City is targeting about 3 million tourism arrivals for this year, and the additional international air connectivity will help bring that goal to reality.
A Boeing 787 Dreamliner of Qatar Airways landed at the Davao International Airport in the early evening of June 19 bringing 133 passengers. This is the first flight of the airlines which will be servicing the Davao-Doha route weekly.
“There will be more people from across the globe who will have better access to the city of Davao, it will be easier to them to see what we have here in Davao City and we also hope aside from tourism potentials, the visitors can also see the investment opportunities here,” Davao City Investment and Promotions Center head Lemuel Ortonio said.
Davao City, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
Philippine Cycling is about cycling in the Philippnes. Philippine Cycling helps promote bike races, cycling clubs, bicycle tours, and the development of bicycle trails. Activities are coordinated with bike shops and cycling clubs throughout the Philippines to promote the fun of riding bikes. Philippine Cycling will be coordinating events with tour of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Road biking and mountain bikings will be promoted by Philippine Cycling.
Cycling Activity to Participate In
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- ILOILO CITY, April 27-May 2, 2015 (PNA) – Some 5,000 bikers are expected to join the second Iloilo Bike Festival slated April 27-May 2, 2015 as the city continues to aspire to become a bike-able walkable metropolis. The activity that supported by the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU) and Megaworld Iloilo aims to promote Iloilo as a safe and bike friendly city, promote the share-a-road movement encourage Ilonggos to commute via biking and raise Ilonggos awareness on the benefits of biking on health, safety and environment concerns. Read More....
- CYCLING Le Tour de Filipinas 2015 set as country celebrates 60 years of top-caliber cycling Feb 1 to Feb 4 2015 - View the result of the race: A four stage race. Stage 1 starts in Balanga and back to Balanga for a 126K race Feb 1, 2015 (Sunday); stage 2 starts in Balanga, Bataan to Iba, Zambales for a 154.7 K race Feb 2, 2015 (Monday); stage 3 starts in Iba, Zambales to Lingayen, Pangasinan for a 150.1K race Feb 3, 2015 (Tuesday); stage 4 starts in Lingayen, Pangasinan to Baguio City, Benguet for a 101.7K race Feb 4, 2015 (Wednesday). For a total distance of 532.5 Kms. Read More >>>
- Ronda Pilipinas: Feb 8 - 27 2015:>> Discovering young riders for the national team will be the main objective of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2015 when the country’s premiere cycling race hits the road on Feb. 8 in Butuan City. Ronda Pilipinas executive project director Moe Chulani said the international multistage bikathon, which ends on Feb. 27, will have two qualifying legs of four stages each in Mindanao and the Visayas where the top riders will advance to face a tough foreign challenge in the six-stage Luzon finale. Read More>>>
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Families of Davao City, Philippiness
List of Families whose names are deeply rooted in Davao City, Philippines.
Abellera | Acosta | Advincula | Al-Ag | Apostol | Avila | Baluran | Bangoy | Bello | Bonguyan | Braga | Cabling | Dayanghirang | Dayap | Duterte | Ibuyan | Laviña | L'Dalodo | Librado | Mahipus | Manding | Mata | Marañon | Militar | Monteverde | Ortiz | Reta | Trinidad | Villafuerte | Zozobrado
- Davao City, Philippines
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