Posted on City Government of Davao Facebook Page
Photo credits: William Pedraza, Arcadeo Regalado

A Poem for Duterte Entitled "DIGONG"

A View of Mt. Apo

A relaxing afternoon at the beach with the majestic view of Mt. Apo, the country's highest volcano and also home to one of the world's largest eagles. A beautiful sight that can wash away your troubles even just for a while... 

Photo taken at Seagull Beach Resort... :) Another photo entry for on Instagram... :)

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Posted by Miah Laborte

Large Fossilized Clams and Corrals at Las Terrazas

The highest point in Las Terrazas has an elevation of 161m above sea level. These large fossilized clams and corrals are a few of the many sea treasures unearthed in Las Terrazas during the start if its land development. This is proof that at a certain point in our history, this mountain was below sea level! Truly a remarkable geological find!
These Large Fossilized Clams and Corrals that can be seen at Las Terrazas Club House in Davao City.

This photo is my entry for the Smart iPhone 6S contest on Instagram which is exclusive for Davao Bloggers only... :)

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte Invites Everyone to Join the 78th Araw ng Dabaw 2015

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte invites everyone to join the 78th Araw ng Dabaw... Watch this video below:

Mutya ng Davao 2015

The Search is on for Mutya ng Davao 2015!

Deadline for submission of Applications is on February 20, 2015.

 For more details, contact the Office of Coun. Al Ryan Alejandre through 222-0855 local 213...

Photo Source: City Government of Davao Facebook Page

Davao City Torotot Festival 2014

Davao City's Torotot Festival was organized in line with the city’s firecracker and pyrotechnic ban (Ordinance No. 060-02) which was passed on October 15, 2002. The Torotot Festival will continue this year and will welcome Year 2015 with lots of activities and contests. The 2nd Davao Torotot Festival will be held at Roxas Avenue Freedom Park on December 31, 2014 at 5 PM.

Join the New Year's eve countdown and celebrate New Year with Jommel Banez a.k.a DJ Big, Luke Michael Mejares and Color It Red

There will be lots of contest for this year's Torotot Festival. One of the contest is the Most Creative Torotot, Most Creative Torotot Costume and the Inter-Barangay Hip-hop Dance Contest. See the posters below for more details or you may visit Davao Torotot Festival page on Facebook... :)

Hulagway Sa Pasko Photo Contest 2014

The Hulagway Sa Pasko Photo Contest 2014 competition is open to any interested photographer (professional and hobbyists) and the registration is free. Showcase your best Pasko sa Dabaw 2014 photos. Photographs must showcase the beauty and grandeur of Christmas in Davao, be it an event, a place, performers or colorful inanimate objects seen during or associated with Christmas

All entries should have been taken from December 8, 2014 - January 1, 2015 in Davao City during any of the official events of Pasko Fiesta 2014.

There will be 20 final entries. Photo exhibit of the winning entries will be on Jan. 10 - 16, 2015 at Museo Dabawenyo.


1st Prize – P15,000
2nd Prize – P10,000
3rd Prize – P5,000
17 Runners-up – P1,500 each
Mayor’s Choice Award - P3,000

For more information:

City Information Office 227-2500
City Government of Davao on Facebook
Twitter: @davaocitygov
DAVAO LIFE Mobile App on Android

Abreeza's 1st Kadayawan Open Volleyball Tournament

Here are the schedules for the Abreeza's 1st Kadayawan Open Volleyball Tournament.

A weekly volleyball competition in partnership with Balebolista de Dabaw.

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Job Vacancies

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Job Vacancies

Prison Guard II (Salary Grade: 7)

Administrative Asst. (Secretary 1) Salary Grade: 7

I saw this posted on the wall at the Davao City Police Office while I was waiting for my police clearance. For those who are interested to apply, please read the instruction on the photo. Thanks.


It took me a while to understand what "midya" means (so slow of me, lol). At first, I thought it was another variety of Mangosteen, like the fruit Rambutan had a "maharlika" variety, or the Durian which has a lot of variety like native, puyat, arancillo, etc. :)

What "midya" means is "half" in Visayan language. But it was spelled wrong and I got confused, it should be spelled "medya" and Mangosteen was misspelled too. Anyways, Mangosteen is just among the fruits which can be seen almost everywhere in Davao City, especially during the Kadayawan Festival where there are bountiful harvest of different kindss of fruits.

29th Kadayawan sa Dabaw Official Festival Events

Check out the 29th Kadayawan sa Dabaw Official Festival Events. This year's theme is "Kalamboan sa Kinaiyahan: Kadayawan sa Katawhan".

(Photo Source: City Government of Davao)

Hulagway sa Kadayawan Photo Contest 2014

(Photo Source: City Government of Davao)

The Hulagway sa Kadayawan Photo Contest 2014 is open to all interested photographers; professional and hobbyist. Registration is free. The Hulagway sa Kadayawan Photo Contest 2014 had started on Aug 01, 2014 and will end on Aug 19, 2014. 

Participants may acquire their registration Form and photo entry Forms from the City Information Office or you can download it from at

The theme of the contest is Tayo’y Dabawenyo. Visually interpret a phrase or phrases from the lyrics of Tayo’y Dabawenyo, the official hymn of Davao City, in a photo. Use the phrase you have chosen as the title of your entry and give a brief description of the photo.

Tayo’y Dabawenyo

Sa dakong timog ng Mindanao
May isang lungsod na hinihirang
Ang likas nyang kayamanan 
Ay walang kapantay

Mga bundok, dagat, lupain 
laging sagana sa pagkain
At ang magagandang tanawin 
Kadluan ng aliw

Mutyang Lungsod ng Dabaw
Sa iyong paglalakbay
Sa mithing kaunlaran
Ikaw ay paglilingkuran.

Tayo’y Dabawenyo
Na tapat at totoo
Pangarap ay matamo
Kaluwalhatian mo


1st prize – PHP 15,000
2nd prize – PHP 10,000
3rd prize – PHP 5,000
17 runners-up – PHP 1,500 each
People’s Choice award – PHP 3,000

For more information:

Contact: City Information Office – 2272500
Twitter: @davaocitygov
App: DAVAO LIFE Mobile App on Android ( for non-Android phones)

San Pedro Cathedral Bell Tower

San Pedro Cathedral Bell Tower.
Photo taken last November 13, 2008.

Kadayawan Festival 2008

These photos was taken last August 21, 2008 during the Kadayawan Festival at the People's Park.

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