Davao Oriental Province, Philippines
List of Municipalities in the Davao Oriental province within Region XI in the Repulbic of The Philippines
Baganga || Banaybanay || Boston || Caraga || Cateel || Governor Generoso || Lupon || Manay || San Isidro || Tarragona
Cities in Davao Oriental: Mati City(Capital)
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Location of Davao Oriental within The Philippines
Provincial Capitol of Davao Oriental Province
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|Below is the 2007 OTOP Map of Davao Oriental as Presented the Provincial Government of Davao Oriental|
|Bonsai Festival in San Isidro, Davao Oriental|
|St. James Parish Church, Cateel|
|Davao Oriental Province, Philippines
The diverse natural resources including forest and agricultural products, mineral resources and tourist spots are a source of potential industries, investments possibilities and employment opportunities for the Province. These resources have already been tapped for support purposes but utilization of the same is yet to be fully maximized. Presently, various areas are already being identified and promoted for eco-tourism development and centers for information on potential investments are also in place. The province is composed of two congressional districts covering eleven (11) municipalities with Mati as the Provincial Capital. These municipalities are further subdivided into 183 barangays. The province has a total land area of 5,164 square kilometers representing 16.21 percent of the total land area of Region XI. Among its municipalities, Baganga has the largest land area with 1,177.10 square kilometers while San Isidro has the smallest land area with only 205.20 square kilometers.
- 1 Geography of Davao Oriental, Philippines
- 2 Location of Davao Oriental, Philippines
- 3 History of Davao Oriental, Philippines
- 4 Seaport of Davao Oriental
- 5 Airport of Davao Oriental
- 6 Power Supply of Davao Oriental
- 7 People of Davao Oriental, Philippines
- 8 Elected Government Officials of Davao Oriental, Philippines
- 9 Businesses in Davao Oriental, Philippines
- 10 Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Davao Oriental, Philippines
- 11 Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Davao Oriental, Philippines
- 12 Schools in Davao Oriental, Philippines
- 13 Economy of Davao Oriental, Philippines
- 14 Natural Resources of Davao Oriental, Philippines
- 15 Tourists Attractions of Davao Oriental, Philippines
- 16 Fiestas, Festivals and Traditions of Davao Oriental, Philippines
- 17 Philippine News
- 18 Davao Oriental Zip Codes
- 19 Davao Oriental, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
- 20 The oldest living man or woman in Davao Oriental, Philippines
- 21 Davao Oriental, Philippines Photo Gallery
- 22 Disclaimer
Geography of Davao Oriental, Philippines
The eastern coast of the province is fringed with mountain ranges while the rest of the area has an uneven distribution of hills, swamps and lowlands. Of the total land area of the province, about 493.68 km2 are classified as lowlands, 235.90 km2 as uplands; 2,263,48 km2 as hilly lands; and about 2,154.35 as mountainous areas. The remaining 17.05 km2 are covered by creeks, braided river beds, lakes and quarries.
Location of Davao Oriental, Philippines
- 7.1667° N, 126.3333° E - Davao Oriental, Coordinates
Davao Oriental is strategically located in the Easternmost part of the region XI. It ranges about 189.30 in kilometers from its common boundaries. It is bounded by the Pacific Ocean in the East, Davao del Sur Province in the West (Davao Gulf if between Davao Oriental and Davao del Sur), Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur in the North and Davao Gulf and Celebes Sea in the South. Its proximity to the Pacific justifies the efforts of grooming Davao Oriental as the gateway to the Pacific. Mati, the provincial capital, can be reached from Manila by taking any of the daily scheduled airline flights to Davao City or regularly scheduled inter-island vessels that ply the Manila-Davao City route. From, Davao City, Mati is accessible by 25-minute chartered plane or via 3-hour private car ride or a 4-hour public utility bus ride on a fully concreted and/or asphalted highways. article from the government of Davao Oriental
History of Davao Oriental, Philippines
When the Spaniards led by Portuguese Explorer Ferdinand Magellan came to the Philippines in 1521, the Southeastern part of Mindanao was then known as Calaghan Island. It is a name derived from the vernacular word “calag” which means spirit or soul. Thus Calaghan is interpreted as “island of spirited men”. So when the Spanish government created the territory of Caraga Province in 1609, they referred to it as “region de gente animosa” or “region of spirited men”.
The Caraga Province covered a long stretch of coastal area from Cape Surigao to Cape San Agustin originally inhabited by indigenous people invariably called “Calaghans” or “Caragan” that included the Mandaya, Mansaka, Manubo, Mamanua, Mangguangan and Tagacaulo. Their Muslim counterparts were similarly called “Calagan” until today.
Davao Oriental was then a part of Caraga Province and the “Encomienda de Bislig” through which a distinguished lawyer, Don Jose Uyanguren, upon the order of Spanish Governor General Narciso Claveria, organized settlements in the now City of Mati and Municipalities of Baganga and Gov. Generoso. The settlements continued to grow as far as Davao City. So in 1849, Governor Claveria decreed the partition of Caraga Province into Surigao Province in the north and Nueva Vergara in the south with the town of Caraga as provincial capital.
When the Amercians came, Nueva Vergara including its adjoining areas became popularly known as Davao, a district of the Moro Province, later the Department of Mindanao and Sulu.
In 1898, Davao became a district of the Moro province created as part of Mindanao by the Americans. In 1916, Jones Law converted the Moro province into department of Mindanao and Sulu.
On July 1, 1967, under Republic Act 4867, Davao was divided into three provinces: Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur and Davao Oriental.
Today, Davao Oriental proudly keeps its Hispanic heritage including the Catholic religion. Many municipalities and barangays have retained their Spanish names like Tarragona, Montserrat and San Isidro. Its native dialect still carries many Spanish words. And the oldest Catholic Church in Mindanao still stands in the town of Caraga, the old capital of Nueva Vergara. * article from the government of Davao Oriental
Seaport of Davao Oriental
The province maritime transport system constitutes two (2) municipal/feeder ports and three (3) private ports. The two municipal ports are strategically located in Mati and Baganga. The Mati port, having enough berthing, serves as docking point for international ships. The five ports are located in Mati, Baganga and Cateel.
Airport of Davao Oriental
Concrete runways that stretch 1,600 meters can accommodate both light, jet and cargo planes like B737 and C130. likewise, a private airship is existing in Limbajon, Baganga.
Power Supply of Davao Oriental
The eleven (11) municipalities are energized thru the Davao Oriental Electric Cooperative (DORECO) as provided by the National Power Corporation via Mindanao Grid.
People of Davao Oriental, Philippines
- For 2015 Davao Oriental Population = 558,958
- Language and Dialects
- Cebuano/Visayan, Tagalog/Pilipino, Mandaya.
- Elected officials of Davao Oriental for the term of 2016-2019
- Provincial Governor of Davao Oriental: Nelson "Boy" Lechoncito Dayanghirang
- Provincial Vice-Governor of Davao Oriental: Niño Sotero Lopez Uy Jr.
- House Representative of Davao Oriental:
- Congressman in the 1st District: Corazon Malanyaon
- Congresswoman in the 2nd District: Joel Mayo Almario
- First District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Mario Jose Palma Gil
- Dante Caubang
- Joselito Villademosa
- Anna Louise Tambilawan
- Laureano Taya
- Second District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Capistrano, Roflo
- Anacleto Macatabog
- Lemuel Ian Larcia
- Louis Philippe Rabat
- Daud Linsag
- Elected officials of Davao Oriental for the term of 2013-2016
- Provincial Governor of Davao Oriental: Corazon Nuñez Malanyaon - NACIONALISTA PARTY
- Provincial Vice-Governor of Davao Oriental: Joel Mayo Zosa Almario -LAKAS CHRISTIAN MUSLIM DEMOCRATS
- House Representative of Davao Oriental:
- First District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Lara, Ronald Velasco
- Palma Gil, Mario Jose Toroba
- Tambilawan, Anna Louise Rico
- Caubang, Dante Monday
- Villademosa, Joselito Baniel
- Second District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Niño Sotero Lopez Uy Jr.
- Roflo, Capistrano Jr. Vidal
- Linsag, Daud Villaruz
- Macatabog, Anacleto Pacio
- Rabat, Louis Philippe Nakpil
- Elected officials of Davao Oriental for the term of 2010-2013
- Provincial Governor of Davao Oriental: Corazon Nuñez Malanyaon
- Provincial Vice-Governor of Davao Oriental: Joel Mayo Zosa Almario
- House Representative of Davao Oriental:
- Provincial Board Members:
- Elected officials of Davao Oriental for the term of *2007 - 2010
Barangays Elected Officials of Davao Oriental
Businesses in Davao Oriental, Philippines
- How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood
The Philippine Livelihood Program: The Philippine government provides several programs to enhance the livelihood of the Filipino people. The department of Science and Technology through its Technology Research Center (TRC) regurlarly conducts various types of hands-on and personalized training programs.
- DOST - Website
- UPLiFT stands for Urban Program for Livelihood Finance and Training. - Website
- DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website
Take a picture of your Business (from a Sari-Sari Store to a Mega Mall). Upload that picture here in zamboanga.com and that picture can immediately be your business webpage. It is that easy. Here are two examples of how a picture becomes the webpage of the business: FHM Garden Grill and Catering and ABC Shopping Center
- Give your business a good description. Add your address and contact number if available.
- Possible Businesses
- Auto, Trucks, Motorcycle and Bicycle dealers
- Banks, Lending Firms, Pawnshops, and Financial Institutions
- Clinics, Veterinary Clinics and Hospitals
- Pharmacies, Drug Stores, Agri-Vets
- Convenient Stores, Hardware and Supplies, General Stores, Sari-Sari Stores, Internet-Cafes
- Department Stores and Appliance Stores
- Supermarket, wet market, Fish Markets
- Hotels, Motels, Pension Houses, Boarding houses and Resorts
- Repair Shops: Shoe repair, Cellphone, Bikes (bicycles), motorcycles etc...
- Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops, and Bakeries (Bakeshops)
- Salons, Spas, Beauty Shops and Barber Shops
- Gas Stations, Water Stations, Propane Stations
- If you have real estate property, whether its commercial, residential, farm land, or just an empty lot in Davao Oriental, you can list that property for FREE HERE.
- You can list your House and lot or farm land for sale or lease for free here.
- If you are a real estate developer, you can list your subdivision, condominiums, high rises, apartment complexes, shopping strips or malls, open market developments here for Free.
Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Davao Oriental, Philippines
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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.
- List the Mosques or Masjid in Davao Oriental here.
- List the Catholic churches and chapels in Davao Oriental here.
- List the Methodist churches in Davao Oriental here.
- List the Iglesia Ni Cristo churches in Davao Oriental here.
- List the Seventh-day Adventist churches in Davao Oriental here.
- List the Church of Jesus Christ Latter day Saints (Mormons) churches in Davao Oriental here.
- List the Presbyterian churches in Davao Oriental here.
- List the Baptist churches in Davao Oriental here.
Schools in Davao Oriental, Philippines
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Due to Covid19: Pursuant to the instructions of President Roa Duterte, and as recommended by the DepEd, the opening of classes for the year 2020-2021 is deferred to October 5, 2020.
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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 fluent and proficient in ENGLISH.
Colleges of Davao Oriental
- Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology
- Immaculate Heart of Mary Academy
High Schools of Davao Oriental
- Region Xi Science High School
Economy of Davao Oriental, Philippines
Copra production is king in Davao Oriental. Davao Oriental's economy is heavily based on agriculture. Productivity in the agriculural sector has been stagnated from the early 2000 to 2009, while population continued to grow and put pressure in the economy.
Davao Oriental produces the following: Coconut, Rice, Corn, Rubber, Banana, Abaca, Mango, Poultry/Livestock, AquaCulture, Seaweeds.
There is now more activity towards the planting of Cacao, which is the source of Chocolate.
If you have a job available and that job is within the Province of Davao Oriental, Philippines, you may post it here.
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Natural Resources of Davao Oriental, 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 Oriental, Philippines
Masao Beach Resort
The resort is located in Brgy. Masao in Mati. Cottages and picnic huts are on stilts.
A 15-minute ride by car from the heart of Mati, it is ideal for picnics with its white-sand beach, tranquil and gently blowing breeze from the Pacific Ocean.
Located in the middle of the forest at Brgy. Aliwagwag, Cateel, is considered as one the most beautiful waterfalls in the country. Its towering waterfalls are considered by hydraulic engineers as the highest in the country. It has a series of 84 cascading falls appearing like stairway to the sky in various heights and among the steps hanging from 6 ft. To 100 ft. And 20 meters in width.
17th Century Caraga Church
Considered as one of the oldest churches in Mindanao, located in the town proper of Caraga, 70 meters from the edge of a built-in port made of ancient rocks overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It houses the 1802 Church Bell brought by the friars from Spain along with the antique image of San Isidro Labrador and other ancient files and archives. The baptismal registry from year 1835 up to present is still intact. These documents proved that from 1835 up to 1846, the places of Baganga, Manay and Mati used to register their newly baptized inhabitants at Caraga church. Part of the convent was used as a prison cell during the Spanish times.
Fiestas, Festivals and Traditions of Davao Oriental, 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.
- Sambuokan Festival (last week of October; capital town of Mati)
- BONSAI FESTIVAL - San Isidro, Davao Oriental, Philippines
- MABUHAY! A celebration of life, a thanksgiving for the gifts of nature, the wealth of culture, the bounties of harvest and the serenity of living. It is also a showcasing of bonsai culture as replica of Mt. Hamiguitan Pygmy Trees the pride and Trademark of Davao Oriental and eco- tourism of San Isidro's heritage.The San Isidroans celebrate this momentous and joyful event every 18th day of June..
- Journey to Mt. Hamiguitan (1st week of May)
- Banayan Festival (3rd week of October; Banaybanay)
- Bauldayawan Festival (3rd week of June; San Isidro)
- 6% growth target stays
- Monday, Septembe 16, 2019
- The Department of Finance (DOF) said the government is maintaining its growth target of six percent or higher this year, even as the economy settled at only 5.5 percent growth in the first semester given the delay in the enactment of the 2019 General Appropriations Act (GAA).
- Carlos Dominguez, finance secretary, also said to avoid a repeat of the 2019 budget delay, leaders of both the Senate and the House of Representatives are meeting every month to monitor the progress on the budget and the 25 priority bills enumerated in the 4th State-of-the-Nation Address ........... Full Story»
- Stocks up, peso stronger
- Thursday, August 15, 2019
- Share prices ended higher yesterday as investors tracked overseas leads to trade the market.
- The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) was up 70.20 points to 7,858.65, a 0.9 percent hike ........... Full Story»
- Inaugural triathlon at New Clark City set
- Monday, August 16, 2019 12:00 am
- MANILA, Philippines — All is set for the New Clark City Triathlon which is the first triathlon event to be held at the New Clark City Sports Complex in Capas, Tarlac on Oct. 19-20.
- GoClark Sports and Events has partnered with presenting sponsor Robinsons Land Corp. in this triathlon featuring the swim event at the Aquatics Center, the 20km bike in the newly built New Clark City-SCTex connecting road and the run course in the sports complex, including the warm-up athletic track, the river park and a finish lap around the 20,000-seater Athletics Stadium ............................... Full Story»
Davao Oriental Zip Codes
- Source: Philippine Postal Corporation
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Davao Oriental, 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
Your cycling activity can be posted here and it will be shown in all the Provincial, City, Municipal and Barangay pages. Your 2015 Cycling Race or Activity can be Posted here.
- 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>>>
The oldest living man or woman in Davao Oriental, Philippines
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