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Davao

(dävou`), city (1990 pop. 849,947), Davao del Sur prov., SE Mindanao, the Philippines, at the mouth of the Davao River on Davao Gulf. The chief commercial center and major port of Mindanao, Davao experienced much industrial growth in the 1960s, and its population almost tripled. The city serves a prosperous region that produces hemp, coffee, cacao, and timber, and it has an important wood products industry. Before World War II, Davao was noted for its very large Japanese population. The city and port were seized by Japanese landing parties on Dec. 20, 1941, and used as a base for operations in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia). In 1945, after most of the Philippines had been liberated, Japanese forces clung stubbornly to the city, and its recovery involved heavy fighting. Davao has a land area of 854 sq mi (2,211 sq km), making it one of the largest cities in the world. The volcanic Mt. Apo, the highest (9,690 ft/2,954 m) peak in the islands, is within its boundaries. Davao is the seat of the Univ. of Mindanao.
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While some of them await in long lines for the processing of their loans from farmers cooperatives in New Batn, Maganding, Maco and Nabunturan in Compostela Valley and other similar groups in Davao Oriental and Davao del Norte, some of them take to asking for alms from passing motorists.
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Police have detained nine suspects in connection with the bomb attack at Davao International Airport on Mindanao Island that killed at least 21 people, including an American missionary, and injured over 100 others, Interior and Local Government Secretary Joey Lina said Wednesday.
The people in the village of Fatima in Davao City's Paquibato District were holding their annual fiesta at the multi-purpose hall-turned-fairground at around 9pm on Saturday when the blast occurred.
Arroyo made the statement a day after Britain, France and Canada issued travel advisories to its citizens against visiting Mindanao in light of the Davao blasts, which presidential spokesman Ignacio Bunye said were ''expected'' and would be lifted once the situation returns to normal.
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I have ordered the creation of a fact-finding team which will include DILG officials from Davao Region to get to the bottom of the case.
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3-million Food Processing Innovation Center (FPIC), joint venture by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in Davao Region, Philippine Womens College (PWC) in Davao City, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Food Processing Association of Davao Inc.