Davao Oriental Province, Philippines
List of Municipalities in the Davao Oriental province of the Philippines
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Davao Oriental Province, Philippines
- The Province of Davao Oriental was created under R.A. 4867 on May 8, 1967.
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.
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
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
Total Population of Davao Oriental
- Language and Dialects
- Cebuano/Visayan, Tagalog/Pilipino, Mandaya.
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- Elected officials of Davao Oriental for the term of 2010-2013
- Provincial Governor: Corazon Nuñez Malanyaon
- Provincial Vice-Governor: Joel Mayo Zosa Almario
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- Elected officials of Davao Oriental for the term of *2007 - 2010
Barangays Elected Officials of Davao Oriental
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Schools in Davao Oriental, Philippines
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
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.
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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 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 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
- 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)
- Promising story keep investors coming to Phl market pretty happy – Goldman Sachs official
- Friday, May 24, 2013 12:00 am
- MANILA, Philippines - Investors are shunning concerns of high valuations, continuously pouring in money to the overvalued local bourse on the back of the country’s “promising” economic story, an official of a global investment bank said.
- “The equity markets have clearly understood and maybe over-discounting, a little bit, the trend going forward,” said Christopher Eoyang, managing director for global economics, commodities and strategy research at Goldman Sachs..........Full Story
- IMF exec sees Q1 growth at 6%
- Thursday, May 23, 2013 12:00 am
- MANILA, Philippines - Economic growth could hit no less than six percent in the first quarter of the year as consumption and investments offset a weakness in the trade sector, an official of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said.
- “We are expecting something close to six (percent) even on a quarterly basis,” IMF resident representative Shanaka Jayanath Peiris told reporters on Tuesday night..........Full Story
- Razcals, Barakos take opener in Asian elims
- Friday, May 24, 2013 12:00 am
- MANILA, Philippines - The Razcals and Barakos launched their bid for a place in the World Series with imposing wins on the first day of the PONY Mustang and Bronco Asian eliminations at the Senayan Baseball stadium in Jakarta.
- The Razcals, leaning on base-running skills, crushed the error-prone Indonesian host team, 12-2, in an abbreviated duel for their opening win in the competition for boys 9-10 years old..........Full Story »
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
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
DavOr nets P8.6 M from quarry and mine revenues
- Source: http://pia.gov.ph/news/index.php?menu=2&webregion=R11&article=1541336638373
- By: Rudolf Ian G. Alama
- Friday, May 11, 2012
MATI CITY, Davao Oriental- The provincial government earned P8,594,538.14 from sand, gravel and mining operations in the from January to April this year.
This was a result of the establishment of Mobile Monitoring Points conducted by the Environment and Natural Resources Office-Davao Oriental (ENRO-DO), and the regular conduct of site inspections and verification of sand, gravel and mining operations.
A report prepared by ENRO Team Leader Derbert B. General revealed that the collected revenues came from extraction fees for sand, gravel and mining. The team has regularly conducted mobile monitoring across the province.
The team also conducted a site inspection and verification in all barangays with possible quarry outlets within the City of Mati, Lupon, San Isidro and Governor Generoso towns.
They also conducted mobile patrolling at night within the vicinities of the City of Mati to check on the validity of documents used in the transport of mineral and forest products.
General also said that on January 2012, the collected revenue was recorded at P1,850,191.66, on February it reached P3,631,428.36, on March, P195,280.08 and in April – P2,917,638.04, for a total of P8,594,538.14.
The provincial government of Davao Oriental under Governor Corazon T. Nuñez-Malanyaon allows the business sector to engage in sand and gravel operation for the improvement of Davornons provided that the extraction of sand and gravel shall be done without harming the environment. The government also collects revenues for the implementation of projects for the improvement of the province.
OIC-ENRO Dante M. Ganir said that barangays where the operation of sand and gravel is located will receive 40 per cent share from the total amount of the collected revenue, 30 per cent will go to the city or municipality and 30 per cent share to the provincial government.
Davao Oriental Zip Codes
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