Davao City

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Mindanao

southern PhilippinesRegion Xisland of Mindanao
', officially the ' (Dakbayan sa Dabaw), is a highly urbanized city in the island of Mindanao,. The city serves as the main trade, commerce, and industry hub of Mindanao, and the regional center of Davao Region.
According to the 2015 Philippine Population Census, Davao City is the most populous city on the island, with a population of 1,632,991 residents, followed by Zamboanga City (pop.

Cities of the Philippines

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', officially the ' (Dakbayan sa Dabaw), is a highly urbanized city in the island of Mindanao,.
Examples of such are the cities of Manila (16 districts), Davao (11 districts), Iloilo (seven districts), and Samal (three districts: Babak, Kaputian and Peñaplata).

Metro Davao

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Davao City is the center of Metro Davao, the third-most populous metropolitan area in the Philippines (as of the 2015 census with a population of 2.5 million, after Metro Manila's 12.8 million and Metro Cebu's 2.8 million).
It includes the cities of Davao City, Digos in Davao del Sur province; Tagum, Panabo and Samal in Davao del Norte province.

Davao del Sur

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It is geographically situated in the province of Davao del Sur and grouped under the province by the Philippine Statistics Authority, but the city is governed and administered independently from it. The city is divided into three congressional districts, which are subdivided into 11 administrative districts with a total of 182 barangays. In 1967, the Province of Davao was divided into three provinces: Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental and Davao del Sur.
The province is bordered by Davao City to the north, Davao Occidental to the south and Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, South Cotabato and Sarangani to the west.

Rodrigo Duterte

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Rodrigo Duterte, mayor for 22 years, claimed credit for Numbeo's safety ranking, boasting that he killed the criminals.
He then worked as a lawyer and was a prosecutor for Davao City, a highly urbanized city on Mindanao island, before becoming vice mayor and, subsequently, mayor of the city in the wake of the Philippine Revolution of 1986.

Davao Death Squad

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A vigilante group called the Davao Death Squad killed over 1,400 street children and alleged criminals while he was mayor, according to human rights groups.
The Davao Death Squad (DDS) is a vigilante group in Davao City, with reported connections to former Davao mayor, and current Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte.

Davao Region

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The city serves as the main trade, commerce, and industry hub of Mindanao, and the regional center of Davao Region.
The region encloses the Davao Gulf, and its regional center is Davao City.

Mount Apo

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Davao is home to Mount Apo, the highest mountain in the Philippines.
With an elevation of 2954 m above sea level, it is the highest mountain in the Philippine Archipelago and is located between Davao City and Davao del Sur province in Region XI and Cotabato province in Region XII.

Port of Davao

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All of this led for the Port of Davao to be established and opened the same year, in order to facilitate the export of agricultural products from Davao internationally.
The Port of Davao, or Davao Port (, Pantalan sa Dabaw), is a seaport located in Davao, Mindanao island in the Philippines.

Santa Cruz, Davao del Sur

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The Philippine Revolution, having been fought for two years, is now nearing its end in 1898, and the expected departure of the Spanish authorities in Davao became apparent although they didn't take any part in the war at all since there were no revolutionary figures in the vicinity save for a negligible pro-Filipino separatist rebel movement in the town of Santa Cruz at the south.
Cruz is the oldest municipality in the province; it was founded on 5 October 1884, thirty-six years after the foundation of Davao, which is its mother city, by Don Jose Uyanguren of Guipúzcoa, Spain.

Köppen climate classification

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Davao has a tropical rainforest climate (Köppen climate classification Af), with little seasonal variation in temperature.
Davao, Philippines (Af)

Sultanate of Maguindanao

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Although the Spaniards began to explore the Davao Gulf area as early as the 16th century, Spanish influence was negligible in the Davao region until 1844, when the Spanish Governor General of the Philippines Narciso Claveria ordered the Davao Gulf region, including what is now Davao City, to be claimed Davao City for the Spanish Crown, despite protests by the Sultan of Maguindanao.
The Sultanate of Maguindanao (Maguindanaon: Kasultanan nu Magindanaw; Jawi: كسولتانن ماڬوايندنااو; Iranun: Kesultanan a Magindanao; ; سلطنة ماجوينداناو) was a Sultanate state that ruled parts of the island of Mindanao, in southern Philippines, especially in modern-day Maguindanao province and Davao City.

Battle of Mindanao

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The Battle of Davao towards the end of World War II was one of longest and bloodiest battles during the Philippine Liberation, and brought tremendous destruction to the city, setting back the economic and physical strides made before the Japanese occupation.
The generously named Highway 1 cut across the southern portion of the island, from just south of Parang on Illana Bay in the west to Digos on the Davao Gulf in the east and then north to Davao.

Moro Province

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Davao was incorporated as a part of Moro Province from 1903 to 1914.
These districts included: Cotabato, Davao, Lanao, Jolo, and Zamboanga.

Street children in the Philippines

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A vigilante group called the Davao Death Squad killed over 1,400 street children and alleged criminals while he was mayor, according to human rights groups.
In 2005, a report found that 39 children in Davao City had been killed by vigilante groups since 2001, most after having been released from police detention cells.

Davao Gulf

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Although the Spaniards began to explore the Davao Gulf area as early as the 16th century, Spanish influence was negligible in the Davao region until 1844, when the Spanish Governor General of the Philippines Narciso Claveria ordered the Davao Gulf region, including what is now Davao City, to be claimed Davao City for the Spanish Crown, despite protests by the Sultan of Maguindanao. The word davao came from the phonetic blending of three Bagobo subgroups' names for the Davao River, a major waterway emptying into the Davao Gulf near the city.
Davao City, on the gulf's west coast, is the largest and busiest port on the gulf.

Zamboanga City

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Thus, a three-month long inconclusive battle for the possession of the settlement ensued which was only decided when an infantry company which sailed its way via warships from Zamboanga came in as reinforcements, thus ensuring the takeover of the settlement and its surroundings by the Spaniards while the defeated Bagobos fled further inland.
Zamboanga City is the 6th most populous in the Philippines and the 2nd most populous in Mindanao after Davao City.

Davao (province)

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When the province was dissolved in 1914, it led to the establishment of Davao Province, with Davao town as its provincial capital.
Japanese immigrants, mostly rich businessmen and pioneers, also settled in its capital Davao in large numbers, making it the Philippines' Little Japan.

Manila

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Cruz de Uyanguren has orders from the higher authorities in Manila to colonize the Davao Gulf region, which included the Bagobo settlement on the northern riverbank.
Nationally, the population of Manila is expected to be overtaken by cities with larger territories such as Caloocan and Davao City by 2020.

Davao Oriental

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In 1967, the Province of Davao was divided into three provinces: Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental and Davao del Sur.
An expedition was sent by the colonial government in Manila in 1847 to control the region, led by the Spaniard Jose Oyanguren, who settled in the town of Davao and organized the surrounding areas into the province of Nueva Guipozcoa in 1849.

Japanese invasion of Davao

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On December 8, 1941, Japanese planes bombed the harbor and from December 20, 1941 landed forces and began an occupation of the city which lasted to 1945.
Davao City is the economic center of southern Mindanao, and before the start of the war was the hub of Japanese settlement and economic activity in the Philippines.

Tagabawa language

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Aside from Cebuano, Chavacano and Hiligaynon are also widely used in addition to languages indigenous to the city, such as Davaoeño, Giangan, Kalagan, Tagabawa, Matigsalug, Ata Manobo, and Obo.
Tagabawa is a Manobo language of Davao City and Mount Apo in Mindanao, the Philippines.

Lumad

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The word davao came from the phonetic blending of three Bagobo subgroups' names for the Davao River, a major waterway emptying into the Davao Gulf near the city. The region's name is derived from its Bagobo origins.
The Tagakaulo tribe originally came from the western shores of the gulf of Davao and south of Mt. Apo.

San Fernando, Bukidnon

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Draining an area of over 1700 km2, the 160 km river begins in the town of San Fernando, Bukidnon.
It is bounded in the north by Malaybalay City and Cabanglasan, in the east by the municipality of Talaingod, Davao del Norte in the south by Davao City and North Cotabato province; and in the west by Quezon and Valencia City.

Maguindanao language

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Other languages spoken in the city include Maguindanao, Maranao, Sama-Bajau, Iranun and Tausug, followed by East Asian languages such as Hokkien, Japanese and Korean.
It is also spoken by sizable minorities in different parts of Mindanao such as the cities of Zamboanga, Davao, and General Santos, and the provinces of North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, South Cotabato, Sarangani, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay, as well as Metro Manila.