182 Barangays of Davao City, Philippines
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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.
Davao City, Philippines
- Davao City is one of several cities in the Philippines that are independent of any province.
- Davao City (4th largest city in the Philippines) is one of several cities in the Philippines that are independent of any province. It borders the province of Davao del Sur to the south. Cotabato province to the west and the province of Davao del norte to the North East.
- Total land area of Davao City is 2,443.61 square kilometers. In terms of land area, it is considered as one of the largest cities in the world. It is divided into 3 congressional districts with barangays (smallest political villages) totaling to 182.
- Almost 50% of its total land area is classified as timberland or forest. Agriculture utilizes about 43%. This is reflective of the fact that agriculture is still the largest economic sector. Big plantations that produce banana, pineapple, coffee, and coconut eat up a large chunk of the total land area.
- Presently, built-up areas used for residential, institutional, commercial, and industrial purposes represent about 10% of the total land area. Under the approved land use plan built-up and settlement area will cover 15% of the total area while agricultural will be maximized with 67.19%. The remaining 17.68% will be devoted for forest and conservation.
- Davao City has 182 Barangays: It is divided into 3 congressional districts.
Location of Davao City, Philippines
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
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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
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.
- Elected Officers of Davao City for the term of 2010 - 2013
- Mayor: Sara Zimmerman Duterte
- Vice-Mayor: Rodrigo Roa Duterte
- 1st District
- 2nd District
- 3rd District
- Elected Officers of Davao City for the term of 2007 - 2010
- City Mayor: - Rodrigo R. Duterte
- City Vice-Mayor: - Sara Z. Duterte
- City Councillors of Davao City
- Maria Belen S. Acosta
- Leonardo R. Avila III
- Pilar C. Braga
- Angela A. Librado-Trinidad
- Peter T. Laviña
- Bonifacio E. Militar
- Nilo G. Abellera
- Edgar R. Ibuyan
- Louie John J. Bonguyan
- Diosdado Angela A. Mahipus Sr.
- Danilo C. Dayanghirang
- Dante L. Apostol Sr.
- Samuel B. Bangoy
- Arnolfo Ricardo B. Cabling
- Tomas J. Monteverde IV
- Susan Isabel C. Reta
- Myrna G. L'Dalodo-Ortiz
- Wilberto E. Al-Ag
- Victorio S. Advincula
- Rachel P. Zozobrado
- Karlo S. Bello
- Jose Louie P. Villafuerte Jr.
- Conrado C. Baluran
- Teresita Mata-Marañon
- Amilbangsa T. Manding
- April Marie C. Dayap
Barangays Elected Officials of Davao City
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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).
- 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
School year 2013-2014 starts June 3 and ends March 31, 2014, for public elementary and secondary schools. The school year will have 201 school days, of which 180 days are “nonnegotiable” student-teacher contact time.
The multisectoral Brigada Eskwela to prepare schools for the students’ return will be on May 21-26. Oplan Balik Eskwela will be from May 28 to June 8 while orientation on K to 12 for parents and other stakeholders will be on June 9.
Although private schools may deviate from the Department of Education (DepEd) calendar, they are enjoined not to start before June 3 and later than Aug 31.
School Year 2013-2014 in public elementary and high schools will start on June 3 and end on March 31, 2014 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.
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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.
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Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
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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 Ramon J. P. Paje
- 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. 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.
Your Story about Davao City, Philippines
Tell your story about Davao City. You can talk about the good things in Davao City or simply talk about the past. You can talk about the eco-system of Davao City. What is the local LGU doing about the preservation of your natural resources? The topic can start here and once it gets bigger it can have a page of its own in Z-Wiki. It's all up to you.
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)
Sales and Reservations Office is located at
Eden Nature Park Mountain Resort, Inc.
Sales and Marketing Office
Matina Town Square
McArthur Highway, Matina
Davao City, Philippines
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- The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) climbed 0.78 percent to 7,385.07 on Wednesday’s close while the broader all-shares index rose 0.61 percent to P4,534.20. The PSEi hit a new record high last week when it breached 7,400. .........Full Story
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- Berlin -- The Philippines and Germany are eyeing a bilateral social security agreement next year that seeks to benefit at least 60,000 Filipinos working in the European Union-member country.
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DSWD 11 presents results of child protection rapid assessment
- Wednesday, May 22, 2013
- (PNA), LAP/ASA/CARMELA C. DURON/LDP
DAVAO CITY, May 22 (PNA) -- Taking the lead of the Child Protection Working Group (CPWG), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) here has recently presented results of the Child Protection Rapid Assessment (CIPRA) conducted in selected municipalities and provinces affected by typhoon Pablo.
In the opening ceremony before the presentation proper, DSWD regional director Priscilla Razon explained that the assessment aimed to help gauge the impact of the typhoon especially on children, identify gaps and provide baseline to measure the progress specifically of child protection responses.
Razon acknowledged the support of the international humanitarian agencies and the non-government organizations (NGOs) which partnered with DSWD in addressing the impact of the typhoon.
“There are still a lot of challenges to face and the rapid assessment initiative is a welcome action as the ravage of Typhoon Pablo brought great changes on lives of children,” she said.
Among DSWD’s partners in the Child Protection Working Group (CPWG) are the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and the Save the Children.
The rapid assessment was conducted in 84 sites, 52 of which were in Region XI or the Davao Region while 32 were in Region 13 or CARAGA Region, generating the needed data from a total of 488 key informants described as adults who could provide information or opinion about child protection issues as specified in the tools used in the study.
In the process of conducting the rapid assessment, the following questions were raised: Are there children in this community who are not with their usual caregivers since the emergency; are there reports of the members of the community who have removed children from this site to provide them with assistance, jobs or better living condition; what are the existing risks that can lead to death or injury of children?
The CPRA also sought to determine the psycho-social well-being and community support mechanism for Typhoon Pablo-affected children, access to services and the marginalized groups particularly children with disabilities, indigenous children, out-of-school children, children of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).
It further assessed the availability of media or channels to which information can be shared or delivered to typhoon-affected communities, the incidence of children labor, and the cases of child trafficking.
Responses to determine the separation of children from parents and caregivers yielded no significant result indicating truth to the only seven cases involving children separated from parents after Typhoon Pablo per registered data of DSWD XI.
Meanwhile, the data on physical danger to children “overwhelmingly” highlighted environmental risks to children, both external and within the households of typhoon-affected families.
CPRA analysis of results said that among the highlighted environmental risks included open pit latrines, deep holes and ditches, and quick sand especially in marshy and non-irrigated areas.
In half of the sites where the CPRA was conducted, road accident as risk to children was also highly noted especially in areas where a temporary housing or a school is near roadways as children tend to spend time playing close to where vehicles are plying.
The CPRA included recommendations which were subjected to an intensive reviews recently held and participated by representatives of humanitarian agencies, NGOs and government line agencies.
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
Tour de Zamboanga 2013: From the 11th of July, 2013 to the 14th of July, 2013. A four day 540 kilometer bicycle race for Charity!
- Due to the road constructions going on in the route of the Tour, we are eliminating the road bikes from this race.
- This is a (Non-Roadbike) individual bicycle race. Everybody is welcome in this race. The more the merrier. Racers who skip a stage will not be allowed to continue. Everybody who finishes the race and does not skip a stage is a winner.
The race starts at the port municipality of Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte and rests in the historical city of Zamboanga del Norte, Dapitan City to end the first stage. The following day the race will continue from Dapitan City to Pagadian City to end the second stage. The 3rd stage will be from Pagadian to Ipil. And finally culminate with the final stage from Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay to Zamboanga City.
Prizes for the Winners and Participants of Tour de Zamboanga
- 80 PRIZES in all to be Given Away. OVER ₱ 782,000.00 pesos in Prizes
- Grand Prize: The overall (liloy, dapitan, pagadian, ipil, zamboanga) first 15 finishers will be based on the overall accumulated time it took to finish the 4 stage race. The racer must finish all stages to qualify for the grand prize.
- The racer with the best accumulated time wins the championship. 1st:50K, 2nd:30K, 3rd:20K, 4th:15K, 5th:10K, 6th:9.5K, 7th:9K, 8th:8.5K, 9th:8K, 10th:7.5K, 11th:7K, 12th:6.5, 13th:6K, 14th:5.5K, 15th:5K
- Every stage has a winner. Prizes will be presented to the first 3 racers to win each stage. 1st:20K, 2nd:15K, 3rd:10K, 4th:6.5K, 5th:6K, 6th:5.5K, 7th:5K, 8th:4.5K, 9th:4K, 10th:3.5K, 11th:3K, 12th:2.5K, 13th:2K, 14th:1.5K, 15th:1K
- The winner of each stage keeps the prize money even if he/she can't continue with the race because of injury or other reasons. But because the racer skipped a stage he/she will not be allowed to continue with the race.
- Besides the Open Category, There are three (3) other competitive categories: (Women; Under 16 years old; 50 years old and over. Prizes for these categories are as follows: 25K 1st, 20K 2nd, 15K 3rd, 10K 4th, 5K 5th. Each Category gets a prize. Prizes given only to finishers of all 4 stages for these 3 categories.
- Finishers of all the 4 stages get a certificate of completion and a refund of their 1,000.00 peso registration fee. If a racer skips a stage he or she is will not be allowed to continue the race. Every finisher of the Tour de Zamboanga is a WINNER!
First Bicycle Race to cover the entire Zamboanga Peninsula
- Due to the election complications in the Zamboanga peninsula, the tour has been postponed to July 11 - July 14 of 2013.
Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay, and Zamboanga City.
- First Stage - July 11, 2013 (Thursday): Liloy to Dapitan City
- 143 Kilometers: This stage of the race does not have many hilly terrains. It will be mostly flat. The roads are cemented.
- Second Stage - July 12, 2013(Friday): Dapitan City to Pagadian City
- 128 Kilometers: The second stage will be more challenging as there will be more hills to climb. About 40% of the terrain will be hilly. It will be on the Osmena Hwy which is almost completely cemented. There are only a few kilometers that are still under construction.
- Third Stage - July 13, 2013 (Saturday): Pagadian City to Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay
- 139 Kilometers: The race from pagadian to Ipil will prove to be a grueling race specially the first 35 kilometers. The first 35 kilometers is about 80% uphill battle.
- Fourth Stage - July 14, 2013 (Sunday): Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay to Divisoria, Zamboanga City
- 130 Kilometers: There are three challenging parts to this section of the race. First challenge is the uphill climb from the border of zamboanga sibugay to the border of zamboanga city (barangay of licomo). After that is the twisty uphill in the barangay of Tigbalabag and finally the quiniput tuktukalaw climb. Then it will be a downhill race to the finish at the barangay of Divisoria.
All Philippine Cyclers are invited to participate in the open bicycle race. It is for a great charitable cause: Project BOSS - Brotherhood Operation Sweet Smile
- Total Distance to be traveled: 540 kilometers or 338 miles - Visit our WebPage
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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