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CITY OF DAVAO (DAVAO DEL SUR)


GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION:   Faces the Davao Gulf bounded on the north and east by Davao del Norte, east by Davao Gulf, west by Cotabato, south by Davao del Sur; 946 kms from Manila

ACCESSIBILITY:
    Nearest airport:  
Davao International Airport (Philippine Airlines, Airphil Express, Cebu Pacific Airlines, Zest Air, Silk Air)
    Nearest seaport:  
Port of Davao (Sulpicio Lines, Superferry)
    Major road networks:  
Pan Philippine (Maharlika) Highway

CLIMATE AND WEATHER:  
No pronounced wet or dry season, uniform distribution of rainfall

HOTELS AND RESORTS:  
Gap Farm; Eden Nature Park; Apo View Hotel; Bagobo House; Big Apple Hotel and Bar; Casa Leticia; Grand Men Seng Hotel; Jogue's Apartelle; Linmar Apartelle; Microtel; Orange Grove Hotel; Regency Inn; Sequoia Inn; Marco Polo Hotel; Ritz Garden Hotel; Villa Margarita Hotel; Waterfront Insular Hotel; Emar's Beach Resort; Pinnacle Hotel and Suites

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:  
Battle Memorial
; Coaco Beach; Camp Domingo Leonor; Crocodile Farm; Davao Museum; DECA Wakeboard Park; Eden Nature Park; Fort of Datu Bago; Greenhills Orchid Farm; Japanese Peace Memorial; Japanese Museum;Malagos Garden; Magsaysay Park; Monument of Peace & Unity; Mount Apo; Museo Dabawenyo; Osmeña Park; Philippine Eagle Research and Nature Center; Puentespina Orchid Garden; Shrine of Infant Jesus; Sta. Ana Wharf, Times BeachUyanguren Landing Site; San Pedro Cathedral; Philippine Eagle Center; People's Park; Butterfly House; Crocodile Park; Eden Nature Park, Mount Apo; Tribu K Mindanawan

FIESTAS AND EVENTS:  
March 10 to 16 - Araw ng Dabaw, April 20 to 26 - Dive the Gulf Festival, 3rd week of May - Living Arts Festival, August 18 to 24 - Kadayawan Festival, 3rd of September - Mindanao Culinary Festival

ETHNIC GROUPS:

LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS:
  
Cebuano, Tagalog, English, Chavacano

RELIGION:  
Roman Catholicism, Islam

FAMOUS SONS AND DAUGHTERS:

COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA:
    Telephone:  
PLDT, Bayantel, Globe, Smart, Sun
    Internet:  
PLDT DSL, Globe Broadband, Smart Bro
    TV:  
ABS-CBN Channel 4, Studio23 Channel 21, GMA Channel 5, GMANews TV Channel 27, TV5 Channel 2, Aksyon TV Channel 29, SBN Channel 7, ETC Channel 9, RJTV Channel 23, ACQ-KBN Channel 43, Sky Cable, Cignal Satellite TV, Dream Satellite TV, G Sat TV
    Radio:
DXAB 1296, MOR 101.1, Super Radyo 1125, Wow FM 103.5, Dream FM 106.7, Killerbee 89.1, Moms Radio 97.9, Mango Radio 97.1, Sonshine Radio 711, Home Radio 98.7, DZRH 1260, Aksyon Radio 855, Love Radio 90.7, Easy Rock 105.1, RMN 621, IFM 93.9, Bombo Radyo 576, Star FM 96.3, Veritas 549, Spirit FM 89.9

SHOPPING AND ENTERTAINMENT:
    Malls:  
SM City Davao, SM City Lanang, Gaisano Mall of Davao, Gaisano Grand Citimall, NCCC Mall, Robinsons Cybergate, Abreeza, Aldevinco Shopping Center
    Popular establishments:  
Caltex gas station
; Jollibee; Mercury Drug; McDonald's; National Bookstore; Petron gas station; Phoenix gas station; Shell gas station; Farfalla; La Toscana; Penong's; Pronto Mario, River Walk Grill
    Entertainment venues:  
Matina Town Square, Damosa Gateway, F. Torres Street, Jack's Ridge, Side Rush Bar

BANKS:  
Allied Bank, Asia United Bank, Banco de Oro, Bank of Commerce, Bank of Makati, Bank of the Philippine Islands, BPI Family Savings Bank, China Savings Bank, Citibank Savings, Development Bank of the Philippines, EastWest Bank, Landbank of the Philippines, Malayan Bank, Metro Bank, Philippine Bank of Communications, Philippine Business Bank, Philippine National Bank, Philippine Postal Savings Bank, Philippine Savings Bank, Philippine Veterans Bank, RCBC Savings Bank, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation, Robinsons Bank, Security Bank, Sterling Bank of Asia, Union Bank, United Coconut Planters Bank, UCPB Savings Bank

UNIVERSITIES:  
Agro-Industrial Foundation College of the Philippines, AMA Computer College, Assumption College, Ateneo de Davao University, Brokenshire College, Christian Colleges of Southeast Asia, Davao Central College, Davao Doctors College, Ford Academy of the Arts, Gabriel Taborin College of Davao Foundation, General Baptist Bible College, Holy Cross of Davao College, Holy Cross Academy of Sasa, Holy Cross College of Calinan, Holy Child School of Davao, Intercity College of Science and Technology, John Paul II College of Davao, Jose Maria College, MATS College of Technology, Mindanao Christian Foundation College and Seminary, Mindanao Medical Foundation College, Mt. Apo Science Foundation College, Pag-asa School of Theology, Philippine College of Technology, Philippine Missionary Baptist Seminary - Asia Institute of Theology, Rizal Memorial College, Rogationist Academy, San Pedro College, St. Francis Xavier Major Seminary, St. Peter's College of Toril, STI College, Southern Philippines Baptist Theological Seminary, Tecarro College Foundation, University of the Immaculate Conception, University of Mindanao, University of the Philippines Mindanao, University of Southeastern Philippines

HOSPITALS:  
ALTERADO GENERAL HOSPITAL, Brokenshire Memorial Hospital, DMMA College of Southern Philippines, DAVAO ADVENTIST HOSPITAL, Davao Doctors Hospital, Davao Medical School Foundation Hospital, San Pedro Hospital, Southern Philippines Medical Center

MONTHLY COST OF LIVING:
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PRA RETIREMENT INFORMATION:
    Accredited facilities:   

    Merchant partners:
    Registered retirement accommodations:
    Retirement franchises:
    Nearest PRA satellite office:  
Davao Satellite Office
    Number of PRA retirees:   966

    LIRA MOA:

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:  

    Investment zones:   AJMR Agro-Industrial Economic Zone, Robinsons Cybergate
    Government agencies/branch offices:   Bureau of Immigration, Bureau of Internal Revenue, Department of Trade and Industry, Land Transportation Office, National Bureau of Investigation, Philippine Health Insurance Corp., Social Security System

     Consular Offices :  Czech Republic, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Palau

LINKS:   http://www.davaocity.gov.ph/


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