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City Of Davao: Asian City Of The Future

The City of Davao is considered by the Foreign Direct Investment Magazine as the 10th "Asian City of the Future".

This city is the largest among the cities in Mindanao Island in the Philippines. It is also regarded as one of the most advanced metropolis in the country. Davao City's International Airport and harbors are the most occupied loading centers in the southern part of the country.

Davao City is regarded as one of the three acknowledged cities in the country along with Metro Manila and Metro Cebu. The Municipality of Davao consists of cities and municipalities including Davao City, Tagum City, Panabo City, Island Garden City of Samal, Digos City, Mati City and Carmen and Sta. Cruz Municipalities.

Culture, Heritage and Royalties

Despite its location in Mindanao which is known to be populated by a large number of Muslim dwellers, the city remains to be home for a lot of Christians, mostly Catholics. Thus, places of worships of different sects and religions are found all over the place. The city has a number of Christian churches and chapels, temples and mosque stud the metropolis' scenery. Roman Catholics remain to be the most dominant group which made of about 83.83 percent of the total population, 15 percent of which is that of other Christian group and only a little or about 1.17 percent belongs to Islam.

The common spoken language in the metropolis is Dinabaw. Tagalog, which is the Philippines' national language, comes second. Bisaloglish, which is a combination of Bisaya or Dinabaw, Tagalog and English are commonly used as well. Schools and universities in Davao used English for communication and as the medium of instruction.

Every barrio or barangay celebrate fiesta in honor of their respective patron saint. This is another Spanish influence that remains among the people of Davao City these days. During the celebration, conviviality, songs, dances are done by people of different cultures. The city has the festival of all festivals known as the Kadayawan Festival. People celebrate the festival for one long week.

The City of Davao is home to a number of royalties. It is a home to the Queen of Philippine Orchids (Waling-waling), the King of Exotic Fruit (Durian), the King and Grandfather of Philippine mountains (Mt. Apo), and the King of Philippine skies (Philippine Eagle).

nteresting Davao Attractions

The city takes pride of its finest beaches and resorts and for having the propinquity to the Philippines' most bewitching diving spots and of course the Mount Apo which was considered to be the highest peak found in the country.

The City of Davao is also rich of diverse tourist spots rooted from historical accounts. Some of these are the Battle Memorial which is a historical artifact of the longest battle between American and Filipino forces against the Japanese Imperial Army that took place decades ago.

Crocodile Farm is also popular in Davao. This is the only crocodile park in the region and a home to locally bred crocodiles that include Pangil - the country's biggest crocodile. Forukawa Plantation is known for its abaca plantation in Daliao located in Toril. This plantation is acquired from the Bagobos because of the Otha Public Land Act in 1903. A museum that attributes historical reports of the Japanese community residing in Davao before and during the war is found in Japanese Museum in Calinan.

Japan's interpretation of All Souls' Day or known as the "Ubon Yasumi" is held every August. It is this time where Japanese war veterans and their cognate take a journey to visit the Japanese Peace Memorial Shrine in Mintal. The biggest Buddhist temple in Mindanao, the Lon Wa Buddhist Temple is also found here. Its surroundings depict a setting full of candle trees and bamboo with a noble statue of Buddha. These make the City of Davao an Asian City in the future.


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