Davao Region

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Davao Region, formerly called Southern Mindanao (Habagatang Mindanao), is an administrative region in the Philippines, designated as Region XI. It is situated at the southeastern portion of Mindanao, comprising five provinces: Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental and Davao Occidental, the newly created province.wikipedia
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Mindanao

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Davao Region, formerly called Southern Mindanao (Habagatang Mindanao), is an administrative region in the Philippines, designated as Region XI. It is situated at the southeastern portion of Mindanao, comprising five provinces: Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental and Davao Occidental, the newly created province.
Mindanao is divided into six regions: the Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, the Caraga region, the Davao region, SOCCSKSARGEN, and the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

Davao del Norte

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Davao Region, formerly called Southern Mindanao (Habagatang Mindanao), is an administrative region in the Philippines, designated as Region XI. It is situated at the southeastern portion of Mindanao, comprising five provinces: Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental and Davao Occidental, the newly created province. Region XI, then known as Southern Mindanao, originally covered 6 provinces (Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental, South Cotabato and Sarangani), and the cities of Davao, Digos, Panabo, Tagum, Samal, General Santos and Koronadal.
Davao del Norte (Amihanang Dabaw) is a province in the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao.

Davao del Sur

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Davao Region, formerly called Southern Mindanao (Habagatang Mindanao), is an administrative region in the Philippines, designated as Region XI. It is situated at the southeastern portion of Mindanao, comprising five provinces: Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental and Davao Occidental, the newly created province. Region XI, then known as Southern Mindanao, originally covered 6 provinces (Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental, South Cotabato and Sarangani), and the cities of Davao, Digos, Panabo, Tagum, Samal, General Santos and Koronadal.
Davao del Sur (Habagatang Dabaw) is a province in the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao.

Davao Oriental

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Davao Region, formerly called Southern Mindanao (Habagatang Mindanao), is an administrative region in the Philippines, designated as Region XI. It is situated at the southeastern portion of Mindanao, comprising five provinces: Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental and Davao Occidental, the newly created province. Region XI, then known as Southern Mindanao, originally covered 6 provinces (Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental, South Cotabato and Sarangani), and the cities of Davao, Digos, Panabo, Tagum, Samal, General Santos and Koronadal.
Davao Oriental (Cebuano: Sidlakang Dabaw) is a province in the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao.

Davao City

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The region encloses the Davao Gulf, and its regional center is Davao City. Region XI, then known as Southern Mindanao, originally covered 6 provinces (Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental, South Cotabato and Sarangani), and the cities of Davao, Digos, Panabo, Tagum, Samal, General Santos and Koronadal. Even before the Philippine independence in 1946, the entire region was already a single province called Davao Province, with Davao City serving as its capital.
The city serves as the main trade, commerce, and industry hub of Mindanao, and the regional center of Davao Region.

Davao Occidental

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Davao Region, formerly called Southern Mindanao (Habagatang Mindanao), is an administrative region in the Philippines, designated as Region XI. It is situated at the southeastern portion of Mindanao, comprising five provinces: Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental and Davao Occidental, the newly created province.
Davao Occidental (Cebuano: Kasadpang Dabaw) is the 81st and newest province in the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao.

Cebuano language

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Dávao is the Hispanicized pronunciation of daba-daba, the Bagobo word for "fire" (the Cebuano translation is kalayo).
Furthermore, "a large portion of the urban population of Zamboanga, Davao, Surigao and Cotabato is Cebuano speaking".

Davao Gulf

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The region encloses the Davao Gulf, and its regional center is Davao City.
It is surrounded by all five provinces in the Davao Region.

Provinces of the Philippines

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Davao Region, formerly called Southern Mindanao (Habagatang Mindanao), is an administrative region in the Philippines, designated as Region XI. It is situated at the southeastern portion of Mindanao, comprising five provinces: Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental and Davao Occidental, the newly created province.
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Mount Apo

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Don Oyanguren attempted to conquer the area which Datu Bago had ruled; although he failed at first, the Moro chieftain eventually evacuated his people to live in the areas near Mount Apo.
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.

Philippines

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Davao Region, formerly called Southern Mindanao (Habagatang Mindanao), is an administrative region in the Philippines, designated as Region XI. It is situated at the southeastern portion of Mindanao, comprising five provinces: Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental and Davao Occidental, the newly created province.

Compostela Valley

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Davao Region, formerly called Southern Mindanao (Habagatang Mindanao), is an administrative region in the Philippines, designated as Region XI. It is situated at the southeastern portion of Mindanao, comprising five provinces: Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental and Davao Occidental, the newly created province. Region XI, then known as Southern Mindanao, originally covered 6 provinces (Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental, South Cotabato and Sarangani), and the cities of Davao, Digos, Panabo, Tagum, Samal, General Santos and Koronadal.
Compostela Valley (Kawalogang Kompostela), or ComVal, is a province in the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao.

Tagum

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Region XI, then known as Southern Mindanao, originally covered 6 provinces (Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental, South Cotabato and Sarangani), and the cities of Davao, Digos, Panabo, Tagum, Samal, General Santos and Koronadal.
With this, the city serves as a vital economic crossroad not only for the province, but for the entire Davao Region as well, linking Davao City to the northern city of Butuan (in Agusan del Norte), to Mati (in Davao Oriental) and the Surigao provinces.

Regions of the Philippines

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Davao Region, formerly called Southern Mindanao (Habagatang Mindanao), is an administrative region in the Philippines, designated as Region XI. It is situated at the southeastern portion of Mindanao, comprising five provinces: Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental and Davao Occidental, the newly created province.
Southern Mindanao (renamed as Davao Region, still designated as Region XI)

Davao River

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Many historians believe that the name Davao is the mixture of the three names that three different tribes, the earliest settlers in the region, had for the Davao River.

Fifth column

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The Japanese immigrants in Davao acted as a fifth column, welcoming the Japanese invaders during World War II. These Japanese were hated by the Moro Muslims and disliked by the Chinese.
Another in the Vancouver Sun the next month described how the large population of Japanese immigrants in Davao in the Philippines welcomed the invasion: "the first assault on Davao was aided by numbers of Fifth Columnists–residents of the town".

South Cotabato

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Region XI, then known as Southern Mindanao, originally covered 6 provinces (Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental, South Cotabato and Sarangani), and the cities of Davao, Digos, Panabo, Tagum, Samal, General Santos and Koronadal.
Ferdinand Marcos, South Cotabato was grouped with Region XI, also known as Southern Mindanao, in 1975.

Francisco Bangoy International Airport

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The international airport in Davao City, Davao International Airport, is the largest and most developed in Mindanao, has the second longest runway in the island, and the third most busiest in the country, after Ninoy Aquino International Airport and Mactan-Cebu International Airport.
Francisco Bangoy International Airport (Tugpahanang Pangkalibutan sa Francisco Bangoy), also known and still commonly referred to as Davao International Airport, is the main airport serving Davao City and Davao Region in the Philippines.

Caraga

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Surigao del Sur was moved to the newly created region Caraga on February 23, 1995.
It is bounded on the north by the Bohol Sea; on the south by the provinces of Davao del Norte, Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental of Region XI; on the west by Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental of Region X; and on the east by the Philippine Sea of the Pacific Ocean.

General Santos

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Region XI, then known as Southern Mindanao, originally covered 6 provinces (Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental, South Cotabato and Sarangani), and the cities of Davao, Digos, Panabo, Tagum, Samal, General Santos and Koronadal.
More than 400 passenger buses, public utility vans and jeepneys wield routes within the city and neighboring provinces like in Koronadal, Cotabato, Davao, Tacurong, Pagadian, Cagayan de Oro and others.

Lumad

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The Manobos, an aboriginal tribe, referred to the Davao Rivers as Davohoho.

Moros during World War II

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The Moros were judged as "fully capable of dealing with Japanese fifth columnists and invaders alike." The Moros were to fight the Japanese invaders when they landed at Davao on Mindanao.
Davao in Mindanao had a large population of Japanese immigrants who acted as a fifth column, welcoming the Japanese invaders during World War II. These Japanese were hated by the Moros and disliked by the Chinese.

Rodrigo Duterte

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In December 2016, President Duterte helped enter a contract with Chinese investors to create a new port in the region of Isla Verde in Davao.
They finally settled in the Davao Region in 1950.

Davao (province)

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Even before the Philippine independence in 1946, the entire region was already a single province called Davao Province, with Davao City serving as its capital.
The then-Davao Province is currently a region consisting of five provinces: Davao del Sur, Davao del Norte, Davao Occidental, Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley.

Karlo Nograles

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The annual Oplan Kabuhayan Job Fair has become one of the biggest and most anticipated events for job seekers in the Davao Region.