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Philippines' Largest City Celebrates 80th Foundation Day

Ida Damo
Ida Damo | Mar 15, 2017
Philippines' Largest City Celebrates 80th Foundation Day

By virtue of Commonwealth Act No. 51 or the Charter of the City of Davao, the municipality of Davao became a city. It was inaugurated on March 1, 1937 with Honorable Elpidio Quirino, then Secretary of Interior, representing President Manuel L. Quezon for the program.

Davao encompasses 244,000 hectares and is considered the largest city in the country in terms of land area. It is bordered by the provinces of Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Bukidnon, and the Davao Gulf.

Various events are lined up for the Davaoeño the week before and during the Charter Day celebrations.

Here’s what to look forward to:

Before the civic parade on March 16, why not try the different adventures you can have both in the city itself and the nearby Samal Island?

Read: 5 Places for Your Next Summer Adventure in the Land of Durian: Davao

Or partake of its diverse culinary offerings in the different restaurants in and around the city limits or take the Duterte Tour, named after the fact that the current Philippine President hails from Davao City. 

Whatever you do, have fun! See you in Davao!

How to get there:

Major airlines fly daily to Davao City from Manila and Cebu. Davao City is an hour and 50 minutes from Manila and just 50 minutes from Cebu.  

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Museo Dabawenyo: The ‘People’s’ Museum 

Go On A Heritage Tour of Davao with Choose Philippines Pilipinas Wanderer Olan Emboscado 


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