Davao del Norte Province, Philippines
List of Municipalities in the Davao del Norte Province, Philippines
Asuncion || Braulio || Carmen || Kapalong || New Corella || San Isidro || Santo Tomas || Talaingod
Cities in the Province of Davao del Norte: Island Garden City of Samal || Panabo City || Tagum City
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Davao del Norte within the Island of Mindanao
Provincial Capitol of the Province of Davao del Norte
Location of Davao del Norte, Philippines
Davao del Norte is strategically located at the southern part of Mindanao and at the northern part of Region XI. It is bounded by Agusan del Sur on the north, Bukidnon on the west, Davao City on the southwest, Davao Gulf on the south and the Province of Compostela Valley on the east.
History of Davao del Norte, Philippines
The original mother Province of Davao was divided into three (3) provinces, namely: Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur and Davao Oriental by virtue of the bill authored by then Congressman. Hon. Lorenzo S. Sarmiento, Sr., which bill was passed into law and became known as R.A. 4867 dated 8 May 1967. The three provinces simultaneously celebrate their anniversary every 1st of July.
When it was created, Davao del Norte was composed of thirteen (13) municipalities, namely: Asuncion, Babak, Compostela, Kapalong, Mabini, Mawab, Monkayo, Nabunturan, Panabo, Pantukan, Samal, Sto. Tomas and Tagum. Six (6) additional municipalities were created as of May 6, 1970. These were Carmen, Kaputian, Maco, Montevista, New Bataan and New Corella. As of 1996, the province had a total of twenty-two (22) municipalities with the creation of San Vicente (now Laak) in 1979, Maragusan in 1988 and Talaingod in 1990.
The first Governor, Hon. Verulo C. Boiser was appointed by the President. He served the Province for ten years, which was from July 1, 1967 to July 7, 1977. This corresponds to two years as appointed Governor and two terms as elected Governor.
In 1972, during the term of Governor Boiser, the infrastructure development of Davao del Norte was given a big boost when the province qualified among the twenty eight (28) provinces nationwide to be included in the development program of the MLGCD and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Under this program, the Province successfully implemented the Rural Roads Program (RRP) for fifteen years and the Barangay Water Program (BWP) for eleven years.
The second Provincial Chief Executive was Governor Gregorio R. Dujali who was also extended a presidential appointment when the first Governor stepped down from the gubernatorial position on July 7, 1977. Like his predecessor, Governor Dujali also served Davao del Norte as the appointed governor for one year and as an elective governor for two terms until March 31, 1986.
During the term of office of Governor Dujali, agricultural endeavors of the provincial government gained prominence. One of the significant projects was the “Pagkain ng Bayan”, a demonstration/model rice farm administered by the provincial government, which also generated income for the province. This economic enterprise was later expanded to include the production of other agricultural products. The “Pagkain ng Bayan” site has been the venue of several trainings jointly sponsored by the Japan-based Organization for Industrial, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement (OISCA) and the Province of Davao del Norte.
Under the Dujali administration many people in the province had availed themselves of agricultural livelihood projects.
On February 25,1986, Her Excellency, Mrs. Corazon C. Aquino was installed as President of the Philippines by virtue of the “People Power” otherwise known as the EDSA Revolution. Davao del Norte was among the local government units that experienced a change of officials.
Hon. Prospero S. Amatong was appointed as the OIC-Governor of Davao del Norte on April 4, 1986. Together with him, six board members were also appointed, but four of them resigned when they ran for congressional positions. Consequently, four new members of the Provincial Board were appointed to fill in the vacancies.
The administration of Governor Amatong ushered in a new style of leadership. His untiring close supervision on the implementation of infrastructure projects resulted to the completion of several buildings, roads and bridges.
It was also during the term of Governor Amatong when the peace and order situation greatly improved. Owing to the cease-fire that resulted to the mass surrender of insurgents, a rehabilitation center for rebel returnees was established and these returnees were given the opportunity to earn a living through livelihood projects.
In his bid for the 1988 election, Governor Amatong resigned from his appointive position on November 30, 1987. The Chief Local Government Officer of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Davao del Norte, Mr. Romeo S. Jardenico took over as OIC Governor for two weeks until the appointment of Atty. Jesus T. Albacite as OIC Governor. However, the term of OIC Governor Albacite was shortlived, lasting only for twenty one (21) days when due to certain constitutional provisions, the position of OIC Governor was extended to Hon. Cecilia de la Paz.
On February 3, 1988, Governor Prospero S. Amatong took his oath as the new governor of Davao del Norte.
During the term of office of Governor Amatong, the economic development of the Province of Davao del Norte had been greatly enhanced as more projects were implemented. Davao del Norte was one of the pilot provinces for the decentralization program which were granted financial assistance by the national government termed as Block Grant in the amount of P120 Million for social, agricultural and infrastructure development.
The administration of Governor Amatong marked the turning point in the implementation scheme for the construction and maintenance of roads and bridges. Since the province had purchased heavy equipment, the contractors were no longer involved in the implementation of roads and bridges. The Governor himself conducted actual visits to the projects to ensure that these were properly implemented.
With the implementation of R.A. 7160 or the Local Government Code of 1991, Non-Government organizations like the cooperatives were involved in government endeavors. This partnership between government and non-government organizations in the pursuit of development was contributory in hastening the progress of the province and in achieving a better quality of life for the people of Davao del Norte.
The same Local Government Code inspired Governor Amatong to pursue the implementation of the first ever reorganization of employees in the provincial government on December 16, 1991. This reorganization has rightfully placed the structure and functions of every office in a proper perspective that is more responsive and supportive to local government services delivery.
Still with RA 7160, devolution of functions of a number of national government agencies to the provincial government was made possible.
Among the highlights of achievement under the leadership of Gov. Prospero S. Amatong were the three Galing Pook Awards received for three (3) consecutive years by the Province of Davao del Norte from the Asian Institute of Management and the Department of the Interior and local Government. The said award was given for having excelled in its agricultural program in 1995 and 1996 and its health program in 1997. These were the 1995 Trichogramma; 1996 Sustainable Food Security Program and the 1997 Blood Sufficiency Program.
Considering these prestigious awards received for three (3) consecutive years, Davao del Norte was included in the Hall of Fame for which it was awarded another plaque.
On January 30, 1998, President Fidel V. Ramos signed Republic Act No.8470 creating the Province of Compostela Valley out of Davao Province. Other historical events that transpired in Davao del Norte together with the creation of Compostela Valley were: the enactment of Republic Act No. 8471, creating the Island Garden City of Samal comprising the former municipalities of Babak, Samal and Kaputian; Republic Act No. 8472 converting Tagum municipality into Tagum City, the seat of the provincial government of Davao del Norte Province; and Republic Act 8473 creating the municipality of Braulio E. Dujali from the municipalities of Carmen and Panabo are components of Davao del Norte province. In the turn of events, the province had a political composition of eight municipalities and two cities with 223 barangays.
The term of Governor Prospero S. Amatong ended on March 26, 1998 when he took his Oath of Office as Governor of the newly created province of Compostela Valley on the same day.
The national and local election period from April 1 to June 30, 1999 necessitated the appointment of interim provincial officials headed by Hon. Anecito M. Solis as the Acting Governor.
Hon. Rodolfo P. del Rosario was elected and sworn into office as the first Governor of the new Davao del Norte Province on July 1, 1998.
His leadership concerns were on programs for poverty alleviation and sustainable development. His priority programs were the protection and preservation of our natural resources, human resource development to include education, health and employment generation, cooperative development and the review and modification of the financial policy of the province.
Gov. del Rosario institutionalized the “Cluster Development“ approach that grouped municipalities and cities for better developmental complementation.
Subsequently, on March 31, 2001 the Municipality of Panabo was converted into a by virtue of Republic Act 1015. This changed the administrative composition of Davao del Norte to seven municipalities and three cities. Honorable Congressman Antonio R. Floirendo, Jr. sponsored the bill creating the City of Panabo.
One of the remarkable features of good governance exemplified under the leadership of Gov. Rodolfo P. del Rosario is the bonding together of the elected provincial officials into an organization known as “Hugpong Dabaonon” wherein said officials made a commitment to work together, setting aside political affiliation and ideological differences. This manifestation of unity and solidarity is instrumental in effecting the fast pace of development in Davao del Norte.
Priority programs and projects in his time were the Integrated Water Resource Development Project where a feasibility study was made on the potable water supply in the province; the establishment of the Technology and Livelihood Development Center (TLDC) launched in 1999; the Davao del Norte Investment Promotion Center (DNIPC) aimed at increasing investment/business opportunities; the “Medicare para sa Masa” program; the Nutrition Program; the Surgical Outreach Program and the opening of the Carmen District Hospital; “Luntiang Paraiso” rehabilitation center for drug dependents in New Corella; the Sports Development Program and the full support for the Summer Program for Employment of Students (SPES).
Economic services anchored on the MBN concept included projects such as the Infrastructure Project for the Enhancement of Rural Productivity (IPERP), livestock production and animal dispersal projects, the Community-Based Forest Resource Management Project, the Coastal Resource Management Project and the Upland Development Program.
Another landmark, the “Tahanan ng Punong Lalawigan”, the official residence of the Provincial Chief Executive of Davao del Norte, was constructed within the compound of the provincial government center.
As member of the Davao Integrated Development Program (DIDP) major economic projects such as farm-to-market roads and Upland Farming Model Villages were realized.
On March 15, 2004, a new municipality was born. Republic Act No. 9265 created the Municipality of San Isidro, the eighth municipality of Davao del Norte. This municipality compises 6 barangays culled out from the Municipality of Kapalong and 7 barangays culled out from the Municipality of Asuncion. The bill was sponsored by Cong. Arrel R. Olaño of District I. The seat of this new local government unit is in Barangay Sawata.
Governor Rodolfo P. del Rosario served for two terms only. His decision not to run for re-election paved the way for Hon. Gelacio P. Gementiza, Mayor of Tagum City to run for governor of Davao del Norte. His landslide victory gave him a new mandate to head as the governor of the Province of Davao del Norte.
The centerpiece program of government of Governor Gementiza is the social services development and peace and order stability of Davao del Norte. In his inaugural address he pledged to continue the implementation of on-going programs and projects geared towards attaining poverty alleviation through the MBN approach.
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People of Davao del Norte, Philippines
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- Elected officials of Davao del Norte for the term of 2010-2013
- Provincial Governor: Rodolfo Paguia Del Rosario
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Schools in Davao del Norte, 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.
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Economy of Davao del Norte, Philippines
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Natural Resources of Davao del Norte, Philippines
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 del Norte, Philippines
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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Davao del Norte, Philippines
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Davao del Norte, 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.
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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
Davao del Norte ready for disasters
- Source: http://pia.gov.ph/news/index.php?menu=2&webregion=R11&article=1591336699060
- By: Noel Baguio
- Friday, May 11, 2012
TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte- Governor Rodolfo P. del Rosario said the Province of Davao del Norte is now safer and more disaster-resilient with the approval of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Plan of the province for 2012.
The PDRRM Council approved the disaster plan of the province during its regular meeting last May 10, 2012 presided by the governor.
Gov. del Rosario said the plan instituted the framework that would enable the province to prevent, prepare for, mitigate the impacts of, respond to, and recover from, a range of disasters that could adversely affect the communities.
The plan, which has a budgetary requirement of P61.2 million, include, among others, the establishment of the PDRRM operation center; purchase of a rescue armory vehicle and fiber boat; establishment of province-wide automatic early warning system; institutionalization of incident command systems from the province down to the barangay level; improvement and repair of roads and drainage systems; purchase of amphibious backhoe for desilting of river systems; and, provision of various assistance to disaster victims.
The governor expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the Council, particularly to the sectoral committees for their effort in crafting the plan.
Yet, while he urged the members of the council to make the plan “a true and reliable instrument to reduce and manage risk”, he encouraged the communities to do their part in preparing for disasters, especially during normal periods.
“Risk reduction is an everyday concern for everyone,” del Rosario said.
Davao del Norte Zip Codes
- Source: Philippine Postal Corporation
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|8100||Tagum||Davao del Norte|
|8101||Carmen||Davao del Norte|
|8102||Asuncion||Davao del Norte|
|8103||San Vicente||Davao del Norte|
|8104||New Corella||Davao del Norte|
|8105||Panabo||Davao del Norte|
|8112||Santo Tomas||Davao del Norte|
|8113||Kapalong||Davao del Norte|
|8116||San Mariano||Davao del Norte|
|8118||Babak||Davao del Norte|
|8119||Samal||Davao del Norte|
|8120||Kaputian||Davao del Norte|
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