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Brief History and Attractions


  • 1. Capital: Mati

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. 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. 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. Where to stay? 6. Some of the LGU licensed Hotels, Inns and Apartelles BUSINESS NAMEADDRESSCONTACT INFORMATION:1. Honeys HotelMatiao, City of Mati, Davao OrientalTel. (087) 811-41932. ABUNDIA PACIENCIABATOBATO3. Agawon Beach Resort HotelBarangay San Victor, Baganga, Davao Oriental 7. What to Visit? 8. Festivities 9. Bauldayawan Festival Place: San Isidro, Davao OrientalDate: Third week of JuneThe festival serves as a thanksgiving for the years 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. Banayan Festival Place: Banaybanay, Davao OrientalDate: Third week of OctoberIt is a thanksgiving celebration for the towns 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. Sambukokan Festival Place: Matil, Davao OrientalDate: Last week of OctoberSambuokan is derived from the word buok, a Mandaya term that literally means one.The festival is the showcase of Matis 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 OctoberThis festival is highlighted with neo-ethnic Indak-Indak Street dancing Competition, and fun-filled nightly activities. 12. The Fruits of Davao Oriental 13. Agricultural Products Corn Rice Banana Abaca Coconut Livestock Sea weeds and aquatic resources Rubber Industry 14. And Yes! Its more fun in Davao Oriental