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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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Based on the data of DOH, about 701,000 schoolchildren in Davao Region were enrolled in public schools, about 250,000 of whom are from this city.
Production of bananas dropped by 4.15 percent and the Davao region, the largest producer, reported lower production due to the occurrence of 'moko' disease.
At least 10 localities in Davao region have been declared as hotspots for dengue, including the districts of Buhangin, Talomo North, Talomo Central, Talomo South, Agdao, Sasa in Davao City; Mati City in Davao Oriental; Compostela district and Monkayo town in Compostela Valley province; and Tagum City in Davao del Norte.
In a report of the Department of Health - Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (DOH-RESU), Davao region recorded 3,495 dengue cases, with 15 deaths, from January 1 to July 15 this year, which is higher compared to the 1,970 dengue cases, with nine deaths, recorded last year.
This was followed by Davao Region and MIMAROPA, with GRDP growth of 8.
"We're targeting all over Region 11 (Davao Region) but we're pouring more support in Talaingod," she said, adding that many of the areas in Davao del Norte are ideal locations for coffee expansion.
The DepEd has ordered the suspension of the permit to operate of the 55 schools operated and owned by the Salugpongan Ta' Tanu Igkanogon Community Learning Centers in Davao Region in July.
According to BJMP-XI, as of the first week of August, there were 4,992 PDLs throughout the 11 city, municipal, and district jails under the BJMP Davao Region.
The CLOAs distributed Friday covered lands in the Zamboanga Peninsula with 9,597.616 hectares; Northern Mindanao, 7,590 hectares; Caraga region, 18,865 hectares; Davao region, 29,492 hectares; and Soccsksargen, 37,182 hectares.
President Rodrigo Duterte handed over some 1,361 Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOAs) to 1,709 farmers in the Davao Region during a Mindanao-wide gathering of agrarian reform beneficiaries at the Davao City Recreation Center Friday night, August 2.