people and dancing fountain. Samal Island (Samal, Davao del Norte), a part of Metro Davao, is an island city situated immediately off the city's coast in the Davao Gulf, popularly for its beaches. The city also offers outdoor activities, such as wild river rafting, river tubing, wakeboarding, and mountain trekking, most especially up to the peak of Mt. Apo. Two major annual festivals are held in the city: the ''Araw ng Dabaw'' (Day of Davao) on March 16 (The city's incorporation day
name Phenomenon Meanwhile, Fast-Track Screenings were also held in SM Supermalls located in Baguio (Baguio City), Lucena (Lucena City), Batangas (Batangas City), Iloilo (Iloilo City), and Cagayan de Oro (Cagayan de Oro City) between May and June 2006. Screenings were also held in cities without an SM Mall such as Dagupan (Dagupan City), Ilagan in Isabela (Ilagan, Isabela), Tacloban (Tacloban City), and Zamboanga (Zamboanga City). Applicants were asked to fill out
Football Association , working under the Philippine Football Federation, represents the city and Davao Region for national football (association football) events. Locally-based basketball teams such as ''Goldstar Davao'' and ''Duterte Agilas'' work for the Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association. Collegiate varsity teams based in the tertiary institutions inside the city also compete in national competitions. Media National media networks such as ABS-CBN Corporation, GMA Network
. Numbering about 222,000, Ata men wear long-sleeved shirts, carry spears, hunt, log and grow crops. Their womenfolk wear native blouses, "malong" skirts and accessories of brass bracelets and bead necklaces.Mandaya and Mansaka are culturally related groups who are highly musical - playing the five string bamboo guitar, two-string lute, violin, flute, gong, drum and bamboo jew's harp. They are also excellent silversmiths crafting breastplates, jewellery, daggers and knives. The Mandayas
, Butuan, and Surigao (Surigao City) . Construction and improvement of roads and bridges in the city are underway.The city's third major road, the Buhangin Underpass, was completed in the first quarter of 2003. The Traffic Management and Computerization Scheme was implemented, considered one of the most modern in the country. new traffic system is "Asia's most modern" ref>
Hiligaynon is spoken by residents who came from Iloilo (Iloilo City) and Bacolod (Bacolod City) cities and Hiligaynon-speaking areas of North (North Cotabato) and South (South Cotabato) Cotabato provinces. Religion thumb 250px The city's San Pedro Cathedral (File:San Pedro Cathedral Davao front.jpg) The largest religious group is Roman Catholic, comprising about 80 percent of the population. Other Christian groups, such as the Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ
of over one million (Davao City). --William Pietri (User:William Pietri) 18:29, 9 November 2005 (UTC) **'''Comment''': that the local newspaper of the city only mentions this station ''five'' times is a sign of non-notability. The article of the Manila times mentions this station only at the end of the article, in passing. The sentence is particularly interesting: If you don’t believe religion is big business you don’t know how many millions of pesos
, Holy Cross of Davao College, the University of Mindanao, and Mintal Comprehensive National High School. Major sports centers within the city's metropolitan area are the Davao del Norte Sports & Tourism Complex and Davao del Sur Sports-Cultural and Business Center Complex, respectively located in Tagum and Digos. These are used for regional, as well as national, sports events and other gatherings and public meetings. There are locally-based sports teams in the city. Davao F.A. Davao
Life is Here image_skyline 250px (File:Victoria Plaza Davao.JPG) image_caption J.P. Laurel St., Davao City image_flag flag_size 120x80px image_seal map_caption Map of Davao City and the province of Davao del Sur pushpin_map Philippines pushpin_label Davao City
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of the Davao-Gen. Santos-Cotabato highways, and is the financial, commercial, education, and rest and recreation center of the area. It services the needs of 15 neighboring municipalities. People from these areas go to Tacurong to sell their products, purchase their needs, pursue education, avail of medical and health services, and seek recreation. As an important hub of the Mindanao transport grid, Tacurong is visited by numerous passengers and transients on their way to the cities of Davao
'''Davao City''' ( people, making it the fourth-most-populous city in the Philippines (Cities of the Philippines) and the most populous in Mindanao. It is the center of Metro Davao, the third most populous metropolitan area in the Philippines (as of 2010 Census with a population of 2.26 million, after Metro Manila's 11.86 million and Metro Cebu's 2.55 million). With a total land area of 2,444 square kilometers, the city is the largest in the country in terms of land area. The city serves as the main trade, commerce, and industry hub of Mindanao and the regional center of Davao Region. Davao is home to Mount Apo, the highest mountain in the Philippines. Davao is also known as the "Durian Capital" of the Philippines.
For geographical and statistical purposes, Davao City is grouped with the province of Davao del Sur but is governed independently from it. The city is divided into three congressional districts, which are subdivided into 11 administrative districts with a total of 182 barangays.