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Davao Oriental
Capital: Davao City
Languages: Davaoeño, Cebuano, Mandayan, Dibabawon, Mansakan, Manobo, Tagalog.
Geographic Location:
Davao Region, designated as Region XI, is one of the regions of the Philippines,
located on the south-eastern portion of Mindanao.
Names of Provinces:
Davao region consists of 4 provinces, namely: Compostela valley, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur,and Davao Oriental.
The Region Encloses the Davao Gulf and its Regional Center is Davao City.

Compostela Valley
Capital: Nabunturan
Languages: Cebuano, Dabaweño
Geographic Location:
The province borders Davao del Norte to the west, Agusandel Sur to the north, and Davao Oriental to the east. To the southwest lies the Davao Gulf.
Names of Cities and Municipalities:
It has 11 municipalities namely: Compostela, Laak (San Vicente), Mabini (Doña Alicia), Maco, Maragusan, Mawab, Monkayo, Montevista, Nabunturan, New Bataan and Pantukan.
The province, called Comval for short, used to be a part of Davao de Norte until it was made independent in 1998. The approval of Republic Act No. 8470 on January 30, 1998, which was ratified through a plebiscite held on March 7, 1998, marks the birth of Compostela Valley.

Access to the Province:
- Compostela Valley can be reached by air via Davao International Airport.
- The province can be reached by sea through Sasa Wharf in Davao City.
- The capital town of Nabunturan can be reached by land from any point of Mindanao. Buses forn Luzon and Visayas going to Davao will pass by the province.

Products, Delicacies, and Cuisine
Man made
• Mansaka Tribal Community –Situated in Maragusan, the tribal community is composed of the Mansakas whose culture is unadulterated by the outside world
• ArawngKalumunan – (Indigenous People’s Day ; March 7) An annual spectacle within the eight-day celebration of the founding anniversary of the province of Compostela Valley.
• TagbibintaFalls – It has series of 7 falls, the first one measuring approximately 700 ft. in height. The tagbibinta falls is located in Brgy. Coronobe, Maragusan, 5 km. from the town proper.
• White Peak – It is so named because of the stones at the peak that glitter. It has a bonsai garden on the mountain top and the densely thick forest is home to wild animals like deers.
• San Vicente Caves – It has four caves of varied attractions – One is a sinking cave, the second cave promises a different treat with crystallized formation. And Third and Fourth cave are full of Limestones.
• Malumagpak Falls¬¬– Manlumagpak falls boast of four powerful water cascades that would perch on the ground at approximately 300 meters high. It is home to fresh water shrimps known as “Kawili”
• Kumaykay Falls – Its unique feature can be seen in the 200 meter elevation forming what seems like the long hair of a woman.
• Golden Valley Resort–Located in Magsaysay, Nabunturan.
It offers two large pools for adult and children. It is perfect for family outings.

• Kapatagan Inland Resort – Located in Laak. Boasting a swimming pool with constantly clear water, the area is ideal for swimming competitions and even for family picnics.
• Toyuzu Inland Resort–Located in Mainit, Nabunturan. It provides total relaxation facilities, such as swimming pools, a sauna bath, and a natural steam bath.
• Judilla Inland Resort – Located at Sitio Bamboo, Brgy. Andap.
It has a swimming pool filled with cool and clear water coming from the nearby river.

• Anibina Festival – (March 1-8) It is coined form the words “ani”, meaning harvest, and “bina”, which refers to gold veins. This celebration coincides with the celebration of the founding anniversary of the province.
• P’yagsawitan Festival – (Maragusan; 3rd week of November) It is a thanksgiving festival for a bountiful harvest, as well as the commemoration of the founding anniversary of the municipality of Maragusan.

• Simbalay Festival – (Nabunturan; July 21) It is a thanksgiving celebration coinciding with the founding anniversary of the town of Nabunturan.
The province produces gold out of the goldmines. Agriculture also plays a very important role in the development of the province. There are several plantations in the province which are sources of banana,pineapple, and pomelos.
Capital: Tagum City
Languages: Cebuano, Dabaweño
Geographic Location:
Located in the Davao Region in Mindanao. It borders the province of Agusan del Sur to the north, Bukidnon to the west, Compostela Valley to the east, and the City of Davao to the south.
Names of Cities and Municipalities:
It has 3 cities: Island Garden City of Samal, Panabo City, Tagum City
And 8 municipalities namely: Asuncion, Braulio E. Dujali, Carmen, Kapalong, New Corella, San Isidro, Santo Tomas, Talaingod.

Davao del Norte and Compostela Valley together with Davao Oriental and Davao del Sur used to be a whole province simply known as Davao. This original province was split into three – Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur and Davao Oriental – when Republic Act No. 4867 was signed into law on May 8, 1967 by President Ferdinand Marcos.
Davao del Norte was originally composed of 13 municipalities. On May 6, 1970, 6 more municipalities were created.
The Passage of Republic Act No. 6430 on June 17, 1972 changed the name of the province from Davao del Norte to Davao.
On January 31, 1998, President Fidel V. Ramos sighed Republic Act No. 8470, which split into two, creating Compostela Valley. In the meantime, Davao was renamed back to Davao del Norte.
Republic Act No. 9015, signed into law on March 5, 2001 by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, converted the municipality of Panabo into a city. Republic Act No. 9265, approved on March 15, 2004 created the municipality of San Isidro form Asuncion and Kapalong.

Access to the Province:
The capital city of Tagum is only an hour’s drive from the Davao International Airport and the Sasa Wharf in Davao City. The province is likewise accessible by land transportation from any point of Mindanao.
Products, Delicacies, and Cuisines
Davao del Norte is home to the biggest banana plantation in the country, TADECO banana plantation. Its products are being exported to Japan and other countries.
Tagum is the Nestle Experimental Demo Farm. Nestle Philippines is operating its coffee demo farm in this city. A wide variety of coffee breeds are planted for research and future use.
Located in Tagum City is Mines and Hexat Mining Corp. Gold and Silver ores taken from the mountains of diwalwal are processed in these plants.
Situated in Tagum City, Ace flower Garden has a 4-hectare flower garden that will mesmerize floral lovers.

Regina Rosary and Mary’s Wood Shrine – Perfect for reflection and meditation. A place for people who want to spend quality time with their families.
• Tribal Communities – These are the Talaingod, Ata in Sto. Tomas, Dibabaon in Kapalong.
• Caves – Located in Kapalong, New Corella, Asuncion, and Island Garden City of Samal.
• Waterfalls – Located in Asuncion, Kapalong, and Island Garden City of Samal.
• White-Sand Beaches – Found in Samal like Ilhan beach resort, Pearl Farm Beach Resort, etc.
• Pacific Little Secret – A 2-hectare private resort located in Talikud Island, Island Garden City of Samal.
• Barcelo Pearl Farm Beach Resort – A world-class beach resort located in the Island Garden City of Samal
• Costa Marina Beach Resort–Located in Caliclic, Babak District, Island Garden City of Samal. Ideal for Swimming, snorkelling, sun bathing or just simply strolling along the white-sandy shore.
• The Island Buenavista – Located in Small Ligid Island in Babak District, Island Garden City of Samal.
• Paradise Island Park and Beach Resort – Located in Caliclic, Island Garden City of Samal. Robust Talisay trees serve as natural sheds better than man-made huts.
• Andaon Festival – (Dibabawon Community Festival) (1st week of September; Kapalong) A gathering, celebration, and thanksgiving to Tagihinit (God) for the good harvest, good health, and good future for all the people.
• Pangapog Festival – (1st week of August; Island Garden City of Samal) a thanksgiving festival celebrating bountiful harvest
• Panagtagbu Festival – (1st week of March; Tagum) a celebration in the city where Tagumeños met Tagumeños from all walks of life in one occasion and setting since the city of Tagum is a crossroad business center in the northern part of Southern Mindanao.
• Banana Festival – (1st week of July) Celebrated in time for the founding anniversary of the province. It pays tribute to the largest economic contributor and the province’s number one export – bananas.
Capital: Digos City
Languages and Dialects: Cebuano, Visayan, English
Geographic Location:
Davao del Sur is a province of the Philippines located in Davao region in Mindanao. Its capital is Digos City to the north, and Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, South Cotabato, Sarangani to the west. To the east lies the Davao.
Names of Cities and Municipalities:
Davao del Sur is subdivided into 14 municipalities and one city, namely: Digos City, Bansalan, Don Marcelino, Hagonoy, Jose Abad Santos (Trinidad), Kiblawan, Magsaysay, Malalag, Malita, Matanao, Padada, Santa Cruz, Santa Maria, Sarangani and Sulop.
Number of Barangays : 337

The History of Davao del Sur dates even before its formal creation as aprovince on July 1,1967. Prior to this period, the history of the undivided province of Davao was its History ,and the history of Davao City, the capital of the old Davao, was the history of Davao del Sur.
The early inhabitants of the davao provinces, particularly the area now called the province of Davao del Sur, were the Bagobo-Guianggas who occupied the places at the foot of Mt.Apo, the B’laans of Hagonoy Valley, the Manobos in Malita and Jose Abad Santos, and other primeval tribes. These aboriginal tribes are believed to belong to the second wave of Indonesians who came to the island from Southeast Asia years before the birth of Christ, probably qualified in the 1967 election.

Access to the Province
between 1,000 and 2,500 years ago.
Davao del Sur was created by the defunct Congress on May 8, 1967 under Republic Act No. 4867. It started functioning as a province on July 1, 1967 comprising ten municipalities by the President of the Philippines until officials were duly elected and
Davao city is 1,545 km from Manila. Considered the premier gateway to the south, Davao is serviced by an international airport. Philippine airlines flies twice daily to Davao from the Philippine capital ( one hour and 15 minutes away ) and from Cebu ( 55 minutes away ). There are also flights from Zamboanga( Daily ; one hour and 20 minutes ) and Cagayan de Oro ( Four times a week – MWTh – 35 minutes ). From Manado, Indonesia, Bouraq Indonesia Airlines flies to Davao twice weekly and Hongkong to Davao via Cebu and vice versa also twice weekly. Major shipping lines service the Davao area from Manila and nearby southern points.

Man- Made
– It is about 9 kms. and 15 kms. respectively from the city of Davao southwest of the city center and could be reached by private or hired vehicles. A memorial shrine dedicated to the brotherhood of all men regardless of race, creed or ideology.
• B’laan Cultural Tribal Village Right ,Located in Matanao, in the middle of Barangay DatlTampal is a small sitio named Lamlifew (pronounced by the locals as Lam-Leeh-Faw). It is in this small village that the ethnic tribe B’laan settled.
• Tagakaolo Cultural Tribal Village , (Digos and Sta. Cruz) – Cultural Tribal Village Located in Digos and Sta. Cruz.
• Davao Museum ( Insular Village ) – It is 12 kms. from Davao City, a landmark which offers the opportunity to understand the soul of the people of Davao.
• T’Boli Weaving Center, Tribal women brought down from South Cotabato and their demonstration of the traditional arts, crafts and skills of the colorful “bola tribe”.
• Sulyap U.P. Mindanao Cultural Center( Ladislawa Road, Buhangin, Davao City ) – An institutional embodiment of historical, cultural and social diversity and richness of Mindanao’s life.
• Ford Academy of Arts (Ladislawa Garden Village, Buhangin, Davao City ) – A learning center of arts and culture showcasing works of local artists. It features paintings and sculptures, offers art courses.
• Mt. Apo – The country’s highest peak in the country, which stands at 10,311 feet above sea level, can be conquered via the Sibulan and Cooland Trails in Sta. Cruz, Kapatagan Trail in Digos, and the Balatukay Trail in Bansalan.
• White-Sand Beaches – Found in Sarangani , Jose Abad Santos and Sta. Maria
• Olanivan and Balut Island – Located in Sarangani
• River Tubing (Draong, Sta. Cruz) – Recommended activity in Sibulan River at Darong, Sta. Cruz, one of the cleanest rivers in the country.

• Tudaya Falls (Located in Sta. Cruz) – it is one of the highest in the country.

• San Pedro Cathedral( San Pedro St. C.M. Recto Avenue, Davao City ) – Davao City’s oldest church named after San Pedro, the patron Saint of Davao. The church was built in the year 1847 during the Spanish period led by Don Jose Uyungaren, the Spanish conquistador of Davao.

• Mindanao Baptist Rural Life Center (Bansalan) – it is famous for its Sloping Agricultural Land Technology (SALT).

• New Davao City Golf Club( Matina, Davao City ) – It is 3kms. south of the city center. A 9 hole laid out gold course planted with varieties of Philippines trees. Facilities include : Clubhouse , canteen/restaurant, golf sets for rent, caddies services.
• NarvazaKalapaw Swimming Resort – Located in Magsaysay

• Philippine Eagle Research Nature Center( Malagos, Calinan, Davao City ) – It is 45 minutes from downtown. Home of the world’s largest eagle; the Philippine Eagle, the Philipines eagle is endemic to the eastern portion of the Philippines comprising the Sierra Madre mountains in Eastern Luzon and the heavily forested area of Mindanao.
• Lanang Golf and Country Club( Lanang, Davao City ) – It is 5kms. north of Davao City. An 18 hole golf course out on a plantation with different flowering plants.
• Apo Golf and Country Club( Dumoy, Davao City ) – It is about 11 kms. south of the city center. Facilities include : Clubhouse, conference hall, swimming pool, pelota court, restaurant that serves native delicacies, golf sets for rent upon request.
Products, Delicacies and Cuisines
Located in Darong, Sta. Cruz is San Miguel Brewery, reported to be the most modern brewery in the country. The sea area cpovers 27-25-hectares lot. The province is also home to Franklin Baker Coconut Dessicating Plant, located in talisay, Sta. Cruz, the coconut dessicating plant occupies a 10-hectare area. It produces 20-25 million pounds of desiccated coconut annually. There are also banana plantations in Hagonoy and Padada.
Located in Hagonoy is Davao Sugar Central Co, the integrated mill which can crush 400 tons of sugar cane and refine 250 tons of sugar cane a day. Aside from sugar there are mango plantations located in Hagonoy, Cocoa plantations located in Malata and Durian farms located in Sta. Cruz. Another well known product of the province are fish and prawns. Other known dishes are pagiik and pangang tuna.

• Arawng Davao del Sur( July 1 ) – Celebration of the founding anniversary of the province. Activities include agro-industrial exhibits/trade fair, sports activities, cultural presentations/shows.

• PistasaKinaiyahan( Third week of April ; Sta Cruz ) – Activities include agro-industrial fair exhibits, clean up drive in Mt. Apo and coastal areas, tribal/cultural presentations/exhibits, and triba forum.

• Dorong Festival( June 14-18 ; Kapatagan, Digos City ) – Activities include agro-tourism fair/ exhibit, cultural presentation, Bagobo ritual presentation, streetdancing, sportsfest, farmers’ congress and livelihood seminar.

• Kapyaan Festival( February 18-20 ; Jose Abad Santos ) – Celebrates the founding anniversary of the creation of the municipality. Activities include agri-trade fair/exhibit, cultural presentation.
• Sinab’dadan Festival ( September 5-6; Sta Cruz ) – A festival of oneness among the different tribes of the municipality. It showcases its indigenous art, music and dances.
Capital :Mati City
Languages : Cebuano, Visayan
Geographic Location :
Davao Oriental is a province of the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao. Its capital is Mati and borders Compostela Valley to the west, and Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur to the north. Davao Oriental is the easternmost province of the country with Pusan Point as the easternmost location. The Philippine Sea, part of the Pacific Ocean, faces Davao Oriental to the east. Part of the province lies on an unnamed peninsula that encloses the Davao Gulf to the west.
Name of cities and municipalities:
Davao Oriental is subdivided into ten municipalities and one city, Banganga, Banaybay, Boston, Caraga, Cateel, Governor Generoso, Lupon, Manay, Mati City ( Its Capital ), San Isisdro and Tarragona.
No. of Barangays : 183

About 300 years ago, Davao Oriental was merely a part of Caraga Province - forming part of the Encomienda de Bislig with the Encomienda de Seargao, Butuan and Tandag. The Province became historically important in 1846, when distinguished Attorney-at-Law, Don Jose Uyanguren - upon the order of Gov. Gen. NarcesoClaveria, organized settlements with considerable inhabitants South of Encomienda de Bislig. Today, these are the Municipalities of Baganga, Gov. Generoso and Mati.

The settlement continued to grow. Don Jose was able to crush DatuBago, a Muslim Chieftain who ruled Samal Island. in 1849. Gov. Claveria decreed the partition of Caraga Province in two: the Northern portion was named Surigao Province with Surigao town as the capital and the Southern Part as Nueva Vergara with Caraga town as its capital.

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.

In July 1, 1967, under Republic Act 4867, Davao was divided into three (3) provinces. Davao oriental was created as a separate and independent province along with Davao del Sur and Davao del Norte.

Access to the Province
The capital city of Mati is a good three-hour drive from the Davao International Airport and Sasa Wharf in Davao City. The province is likewise accessible by land transportation from any point in Mindandao.a
• 17 Century Caraga Church – Considered as one of the oldest churches in Mindanao, located in the town proper in 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.
• Cape of San Agustin – It lies between the capital town of Mati and Governor Generoso. This is where St. Francis Xavier supposed to have said his first mass. A lighthouse stands at the site.
• Pusan Point – Located in the easternmost part of the Philippines where the first sunrise can be seen, described as Site of the First Sunlight of the New Millennium

• Altar Cave of San Agustin – The altar, naturally made up of stones, is approximate 60 feet high above the shoreline. Its mid-section has an estimated floor area of 18 sq. m. Facing the Pacific Ocean, an eight hundred meter length of fine white sand along the beach spread at the right and left side of the altar, respectively.
• Saoquegue Cave – Located in Brgy. Saoquegue in Caraga. Artifacts, jars, porcelain and potteries are found in the cave.
• MandayaVillage - Located in Barangay Pichon, Caraga which is 65 km. from the poblacion. Their unadulterated culture and traditions are still evident in their day-to-day lives. Weaving of “dagmay” ( Mandaya cloth ) and beading of beads are the main sources of income of the folks. The area, being in a mountain, is cool.

• Tuboran Muslim Village – A muslim village where local residence houses were built by LGU housing project. The villagers’ means of living is thru fishing, farming and small-scale native projects/industries. Loom weaving is one of their income-generation projects.

• Mandaya Weaving and Beading Center – Located at the compound of the Provincial Tourism complex. A one-stop-shot of novelty items and native delicacies. It also serves as a showcase of Mandaya culture to guests and visitors.
• Aliwagwag Falls – Located in the middle of the forest at Brgy. Aliwagwag, Cateel, is considered as one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the country. Its towering waterfalls are considered by hydraulic engineers as the highest in the country.
• Sleeping Dinasour Peninsula – An island that resembles a submerged sleeping dinasour, visible upon passing the 8 km. Badas Zigzag Road.

• Hamiguitan/Bonsai Forest – Located on Brgy. La Unio in San Isidro. At 1,650 feet above sea level, one can find more than a thousand hectares of 2-3 ft. tall century-old trees that are very sturdy that one can literally stand over it without falling.
• TinagangDagat( Hidden Sea ) – Located near the Bonsai Forest. The area is uninhabited and is considered as one of the most puzzling phenomena of nature. The water, reportedly, has its high tide and low tide schedule.
• Pujada Island – Approximately 156 hectares island located at the entrance of Pujada Bay and lies within the municipality of Mati. Access to the island is by boat on a cross ride. It is a privately owned island surrounded with white sandy beaches.
• CalapaganHotspring – Located in Lupon, a good 30-minute ride from the provincial capital of Mati. Hot mineral water surrounds the woodlands and a river exists near the hot spring.
• Sigaboy Island – Located off the coast of Governor Generoso. A 30-hectare islet of lush tropical foliage with white sand beach, strong currents and deep waters, ideal for fishing, coral and shell hunting.
• Menzi Tourism Complex – Located in Mati. A 5-hectare area where the heritage villa of the late General Hans Menzi is located, a 10-minute ride from downtown Mati. The area is overlooking the vast rolling terrain planted with the famous Menzi mango and pomelo fruits planted by the MenziFarmers Cooperative.
• Provincial Capitol Park – Situated in the capital town of Mati, the park houses the provincial Capitol Building, some local and national government offices. The area is situated on a hilltop overlooking the town and the Pujada Bay. It has a park and a skating rink.
• MEPCO Plantation Located in Mati – A citrus plantation within the 1,000 hectare Menzi plantation. They produced fresh and processed citrus product.
• Dupa Floating Fish Cage – Located in Mati. Selected fish culture, you can enjoy fishing. It is within Pujada Island, 45 minutes by boat from Mati wharf.
• Roflo Fish Farm – Located in Lupon, a Bangus culture farm. They process canned Bangus and other Bangus products.
• Sambuokan Festival( Last week of October ;
capital town of Mati ) – Activities include cultural/tribal shows an presentations, agri-industrial trade fair and exhibits.

• Journey to Mt. Hamiguitan( 1st week of May ) – A 3-day trek to Mt. Himatugan in Brgy. La Unio, San Isidro where one can find the Bonzai Forest and TinagongDagat( Hidden Sea).
Submitted by:

Submitted to:

Jeraldynne E. Anda
Clarice Tiffany Mesina
Prof. Marlon MM Rivera
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