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Brief History and Attractions


  1. 1. Capital: Mati
  2. 2. A Brief History… About 300 years ago, Davao Oriental was merely a part of Caraga Province  In 1956, Congressman Ismael Veloso of Davao passed a bill in Congress dividing Davao into three provinces  The bill was approved in the Lower House but failed to get the approval of the Senate  Congressman Lorenzo Sarmiento revived the bill in 1965  With the blessing of Senator Alejandro Almendras, Republic Act 4867 brought into existence the Province of Davao del Norte 
  3. 3. Basic Information Location: North: Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur West: Pacific Ocean, Davao del Sur and Davao del Norte South: Philippine Sea Geographic and Topographic Profile:  belongs to type II of climate classification in the Philippines  Dominated by the Pacific Cordilleras  Composed of uneven distribution of plateaus, swamps and lowlands  The average annual rainfall in the province of 4.49 mm with a total of 109 rainy days  Maximum rainfall occur in the months of November to January
  4. 4. How To Get There?  By Air-Land: Take a flight bound for Davao City. Travel time from Manila is one hour and 40 minutes.  By Land: From the Davao City, one can take a bus to the capital town of Mati
  5. 5. Where to stay?
  6. 6. Some of the LGU licensed Hotels, Inns and Apartelles… BUSINESS NAME ADDRESS CONTACT INFORMATION: 1. Honey’s Hotel Matiao, City of Mati, Davao Oriental Tel. (087) 811-4193 2. ABUNDIA PACIENCIA BATOBATO 3. Agawon Beach Resort Hotel Barangay San Victor, Baganga, Davao Oriental
  7. 7. What to Visit?
  8. 8. Festivities…
  9. 9. Bauldayawan Festival  Place: San Isidro, Davao Oriental  Date: Third week of June  The festival serves as a thanksgiving for the year’s good harvest.  Baul is from the Mandaya word for farm, da is from dagat or sea, and yawan means to keep.  Street dancing, float parade, agri-trade fiar and cultural presentations highlight the yearly event.
  10. 10. Banayan Festival  Place: Banaybanay, Davao Oriental  Date: Third week of October  It is a thanksgiving celebration for the town’s bountiful harvests, rice in particular.  Activities include agri-industrial fair/exhibit, cultural/tribal shows and presentations, ethnic/tribal street dancing competition, and sports fest.
  11. 11. Sambukokan Festival  Place: Matil, Davao Oriental  Date: Last week of October  Sambuokan is derived from the word ”buok”, a Mandaya term that literally means “one”.  The festival is the showcase of Mati’s diverse culture and tradition, sports and adventure.  It is also an expression of thanksgiving.  This is a weeklong celebration observed during the commemoration of the founding anniversary of the Municipality of Mati every 29th of October  This festival is highlighted with neo-ethnic Indak-Indak – Street dancing Competition, and fun-filled nightly activities.
  12. 12. The Fruits of Davao Oriental…
  13. 13. Agricultural Products Corn  Rice  Banana  Abaca  Coconut  Livestock  Sea weeds and aquatic resources  Rubber Industry 
  14. 14. And Yes! It’s more fun in Davao Oriental
  • aldanlive

    Sep. 18, 2016

Brief History and Attractions


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