Tag Archive | "Davao City"


Ika-74 Araw ng Dabaw

Today marks the City of Davao’s 74th Foundation Day. Davao is a blessed city: a vast land that is rich, a climate that is enviable (if a bit too humid at times), and a people who — though not possessing a long history vis-à-vis the Philippines’ major tribes — do come together as Dabawenyos and […]

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Mayor signs Kadayawan 2009 E.O.

Here’s a copy of Executive Order #13, signed by City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, creating the steering committee that will oversee the organization of this year’s Kadayawan sa Dabaw festival. These are very capable and dedicated people in the steering committee, and the private sector, as always, is very supportive. Ergo, we can expect an even […]

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New emergency response center

Davao City still enjoys the distinction of being the only city in the Philippines with an emergency response center available on call 24 hours a day. Just dial 911 on any landline or mobile phone (toll free) in case of emergency. Recently, the Davao City 911 Emergency Response Center opened a new operations hub in […]

CityScape   9

Araw ng Dabaw 2009

Araw ng Dabaw will be upon us again in March 2009. This year is the 72nd anniversary of the city’s foundation day, and the theme is “Pagtupad sa Dakilang Pangako“. For more information about Davao City’s history, please see the relevant entry in Wikipedia. Here is the Calendar of Activities, courtesy of the City Tourism […]

Events, Travel & Tours   18

Walking tour of Davao at night

Last night, Chattee and I went on an impromptu walking and jeepney-riding tour of downtown Davao. I wanted to maximize my temporary possession of a Nikon D80 (equipped with a Sigma 18-200mm lens), and the weather was really nice. We met up at the Matina Town Square. I’d hoped we could chance upon good shots […]

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See you at WordCamp Davao!

We’ve now decided on the venue for WordCamp Davao on 4 September 2008. For those of you who have registered for the event (and complied with the requirements), see you at Bryan’s Grill & Café in Palm Village. For those who aren’t familiar with the place, click through to the locator map. Bryan’s Grill is […]

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Concerto — an indie film

From my family mailing list, I got a heads-up about an independent film by Director Paul Alexander Morales, Concerto. According to the trailer and blog, the film is about a family in Davao and their ordeal during the last part of World War II. To the right is the movie poster, which I got from […]

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Davao City: most competitive in RP

Another metric by which Davao City can proudly affirm her status as a major player in Philippine industry is the Philippine Cities Competitiveness Ranking Program (PCCRP) of the Policy Center of the Asian Institute of Management. Results of the PCCRP’s biennial study (2007), presented in Makati last 4 July 2008, declare that Davao ranks Number […]

Business & Industry   9

Local government modernization

With all the Internet-based services and new technologies available to the global audience, it’s rather frustrating that we still don’t have a full-service mapping system for Davao City. All we have available are tourist maps that aren’t even to scale, and road maps that aren’t really road maps at all. The city government actually has […]

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Kadayawan 2008 Calendar: 18-24 Aug 2008

This is the official schedule of events for the Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival 2008.

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