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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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The DOH added that for March 2013, bulk of the new HIV cases came from the National Capital Region, the Cavite-Laguna-Batangas-Rizal Region, Central Visayas, Central Luzon and the Davao Region.
The most number of confirmed deaths were from the Davao Region, contributing 962 from the toll while the Caraga Region, Northern Mindanao, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Mimaropa, Zamboanga peninsula and Western Visayas also reported fatalities.
Three local government units (LGUs) from the Davao region will be honored in the Department of Agriculture s Agri-Pinoy Rice Achievers Awards (APRAA) to be held on March 26, 2015, at the Resorts World Performing Arts in Pasay City.
Joselin Marcus Fragada, Davao region executive director of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), said the government is eyeing the use of modern equipment such as remotely piloted aircraft, or drones, as well as hand-held X-ray devices, to safeguard the country's forest cover which is under siege by illegal loggers.
The top five regions in measles immunization coverage include Northern Mindanao (83%), Davao Region (70%), CARAGA (69%), and Western Visayas and Zamboanga Peninsula both with 68% each.
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.
Typhoon Bopha, the strongest cyclone to hit the Philippines in 2012, caused widespread destruction estimated at PhP40 billion, with Davao Region (Region 11) incurring the most damage.
High alert level remained hoisted in northern Mindanao, region 10; Davao region, region 11; Socsargen, region 12; said Eastern Mindanao Commander.
Most of the cases came from Eastern Visayas (3,088), SOCCKSARGEN (3,077), Northern Mindanao (2,894), CALABARZON (2,768), and Davao Region (2,757).
The items were distributed to DPWH Regions 3, 4-A, 7, 8, 11, 13, and the National Capital Region for emergency responding to flooding situations in Central Luzon, Southern Tagalog, Central and Eastern Visayas, Davao Region, Caraga, and Metro Manila.
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