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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 upcoming service between Davao City, in southern Philippines and Siargao Island, situated in the province of Surigao del Norte, is in support of the government's goal to further ramp up the promotion of top travel spots in southern Philippines.
The upcoming service between Davao City, in the southern island of Mindanao, and Siargao Island, in the province of Surigao del Norte, is in support of the government's goal to further ramp up the promotion of top travel spots in Southern Philippines.
During the press conference of Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) at the Royal Mandaya Hotel Davao on Friday, Duterte took exception to remarks reportedly made by Alvarez that she did not ask the permission of her father when she co-founded HNP together with the four of the five governors of the Davao region.
We will discuss in the party what is best for Davao region,' Carpio responded as she shot down the possibility that she would run for senator in the 2019 midterm elections.
The project aims to provide a comprehensive development plan for Metro Davao, which will include the town of Maco in Compostela Valley, Tagum City, Carmen, Panabo City in Davao del Norte, Davao City, Sta Cruz and Digos City in Davao del Sur.
The route was announced earlier today in conjunction with the Davao Investment Conference 2017.
EDT - About eight people were taken to the Davao Doctor's Hospital Friday in addition to the more than 30 who went to the Southern Philippines Medical Center after an explosion at the Roxas Night Market, (http://www.
Davao City Police Director Michael Dubria was quoted as saying during a press briefing in Davao City that he has received information from Vice-Mayor Paolo Duterte that a possible attack would be staged by a supposed Philippine arm of Daesh at any time.
You can also get to enjoy another feature for their Davao Tour Packages which is the Davao Supersaver Samal Island Day trip + City Tour with Lunch and enjoy tour around the magnificent island of IGACOS (Island Garden City of Samal).
The ceremony, co-organized by the Davao Consular Office of Davao and the Philippine Nikkei-Jin Kai, was held at a public cemetery in the city's Mintal village where some Japanese graves remain.
According to Sun Star Davao, Braga said the GSO test, in which city vehicles were fueled with a mixture of coco biodiesel and coconut methyl ester, revealed improved acceleration and performance compared to vehicles fueled with regular diesel.
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