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Know More About Davao City Central 911

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Category: Davao Feautures Posted: Monday, May 31st, 2010

Davao Central 911

In this photo - Davao Central 911 Ambulances

The Davao City Central 911 is a fully integrated, computerized emergency response system that links the residents of Davao to the emergency resources of the city government. It is patterned after the emergency dispatch system in the United States and Canada. It enables residents of Davao City to call for emergency services by simply dialing 911 on any land line or mobile phone. Central 911 is said to be first 911 emergency response system in Asia.

The Davao Central Communication and Emergency Response Center was established last September 27, 2002 in partnership with the Davao Light and Power Company. Initially, the Central 911 through the initiative of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte begun with only 34 mobile units with the call center in service for the enforcement of laws. Central 911 is composed of fire auxiliary, k9 units, urban search and rescue, police and emergency medical services. Last 2009, he City Government of Davao has provided more equipment for Davao Central 911 to further render service to the people of the city.

In 2002, the Davao Central 911 received a total of 4,026 calls. To sum up from 2003 to 2008, a total of 38,262 calls were catered and had responded. Majority of the calls are related to emergency with 24 percent and followed law enforcement with 74 percent. The other services comprised the remaining 2 percent.

The Davao Central 911 is equipped with Emergency Computer Aided Dispatch or ECAD, a computerized mapping system given by the Davao Light and Power Company in support of the peace and order drive. This mapping system helps authorities locate the origin of a particular call.

Two patrol cars are to be dispensed in each police station with built-in radio station. The Davao Central 911 is a reflection that taxes are working and been using properly and is given back to the people of Davao City.

With Central 911, it enables public safety agency to respond to any emergency cases in a more effective way.

Featuring Kabasan Festival 2010

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Category: Davao Feautures Posted: Monday, May 31st, 2010


Babak, a district in the Island Garden City of Samal is annually celebrating its founding anniversary every 28th day of the month of May. This grand celebration is called KABASAN Festival. Kabasan is a native word for seashells. This is a long week summer celebration with different activities prepared for Babak folks, visitors from nearby districts and from other places.

The celebration is really festive and colorful showcasing the different talents of the locals and the richness of its culture and native products. Kabasan Festival 2010 is another milestone of the island which is now on its 6th year. It is indeed a remarkable experience for spectators of every night that is full of fun and surprises. For those who are living outside Island Garden City of Samal, don’t be anxious because you can choose among the best resorts and inns surrounding Babak area. The said establishments offer you perfect amenities at an affordable price. You can also jump off to Monfort Bat Cave which has just recognized by the Guinness as the largest colony of Geoffrey’s Rousette Fruit Bats.

Kabasan Festival was opened last May 22, 2010. A Motocross Challenge held at day time and followed by a spectacular fireworks display and a live band concert in the evening.

To make the festival more colorful and exciting, the following activities are prepared that each visitor must see and enjoy.

Hataw Sayaw
Bikini Open
Sadsaran sa Daungan
Seafood Market
Street Party
Sayawan sa Kabasan
Hiyas ng Kabasan
Sadsaran sa Daungan
Holy Mass
Gabi ng mga Bituin
Chess Competition

Finally, the Kabasan National Chess Open and Regional Eliminations from May 27-28 at the Camp Holiday Resort and Recreational Area in Babak are now all set. The two-day event features Open Division, Kiddies, and the Junior Division. Delightful prizes await the winners.

Samal Island Beach Resorts Contact Numbers

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Category: Davao Feautures Posted: Thursday, February 11th, 2010
Pearl Farm Beach Resort

Pearl Farm Beach Resort

Below are the lists of Samal Island Beach Resorts Contact Numbers:

Babusanta Beach Resort


Budyong Beach Resort


Bluejaz Beach Resort

082-3028411 082-3031117

Bluewaters Beach Resort



Buenavista Island Resort



Caliclic Beach Resort


Camp Holiday Resort


Capt. Hook’s Red Parrot Inn

Poblacion Kaputian, Samal

Contact numbers: 286-1658 / 09089447805 / 09071222091 / 09303047055

Chemas Garden Resort



Coco Beach Resort


Coral Garden & Marine Park



Costa Marina Beach Resort



Dayang Beach Resort


El Magic Beach Resort


Fernandez Beach Resort



Gumoni Beach Resort


Hof Gorei Beach Resort



Holy Cross Beach and Training Center



Isla Beach Resort


Isla Reta Beach Resort



Jim’s Island Beach Club



Kaputian Beach Park


La Vida Orchard


Llanos Beach Resort


Mahan Garden Resort



Marex Villarica Beach Resort


Maxima The House Above the Sea



Mayumi Disney Sea and Beach Resort



Millenium Beach Resort


Monina Garden Resort


Pacific Little Secret



Paradise Island Beach Resort



Pearl Farm Beach Resort



Punta del Sol Beach Resort



Rainbow Breeze Resort



Rocky Beach Resort



Samal Island Beach Park


Samal Seaside Resort


Sonrisa de V Palm Hill and Beach Resort



Hagimit Falls: Another Nature’s Wonder of Samal

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Category: Davao Feautures Posted: Monday, January 25th, 2010
Hagimit Falls in Samal Island

Hagimit Falls in Samal Island

Tourism is one of the major industries of the Island Garden City of Samal. This island has been gaining popular mainly due to its white sand beaches. But aside from beaches, this place is endowed with the beauty of nature and one good attraction to see is the Hagimit Falls.

The Hagimit Falls is now becoming a popular natural attraction of the island. The falls is situated two kilometers from the Peñaplata proper, the capital district of Samal Island. Hagimit Falls is a secluded waterfall at the heart of deep full grown woods with various vegetation and boulders of rocks.

If you wish to stay away from the pressures of the city’s life, then Hagimit Falls is the best place to relax with friends, family and colleagues. You can build tents along the river banks and filled your eyes with the soothing flow of the water and the humming of birds. You can touch your legs on the fresh water and feel the coldness under the searing heat of the sun. The forest is still unspoilt and covered by the canopy of full grown trees.

Experience the Island Garden City of Samal

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Category: Davao Feautures Posted: Saturday, August 15th, 2009
Samal beach

A beautiful beach line in Samal Island

The Island Garden City of Samal (IGACOS) is a 15-minute motor banca ride from Davao City. One of the striking features of this island is its being pollution-free. This flourishing city is in the Southeastern part of the Philippines. The residents of Samal enjoy its perfect tropical climate that ranges from around 27-29 Degree Celsius.

With its white sand beaches and diverse nature, the Island Garden City of Samal is truly one of the tourist destinations in the southern part of the Philippines. The Island features white sand coastlines reaching up to 118 kilometers. It is also bested with more than 70 magnificent caves, cliffs, and mountains which are abundant in fruit bearing trees and preserved forest. Underneath are marvelous coral gardens and oceans with clear blue water that is endowed with various marine lives.

One of the famous tourist attractions in this Island is the Barcelo Pearl Farm. It is a luxurious Asian resort located in Kaputian, Island Garden City of Samal. This resort consistently ranks as one of the best resorts in the country. The resort is designed by famous architect, Francisco Manosa who also designed the fabulous Amanpolo in Palawan. The overall ambiance of the 73 guest rooms, suites down to the cottages are influenced by Maranao and Samal ethnic culture. Within your reach is the Isla Malipano, a 9 hectare island owned by the Floriendo family. There are seven exclusive bamboo villas. Four are water villas and three rock villas which offer overnight accommodations with comfort and perfect amenities.

Bat sanctuary - one of the attractions to experience in Samal

Bat sanctuary - one of the attractions to experience in Samal

Come face to face with the bats in its sanctuary in Tambo, Babak District, Island Garden City of Samal. The cave has millions of bats that weigh less than half an ounce and fly in the air like acrobats. This island holds promises that in no time this modern city will merge as a front liner for business and industry. More and more investors are enticed to put up investment for the reason that this island will soon boom and would be one of the primary tourist attractions in the south.

Hundreds of people are coming in and out of the island for various reasons. For business and trades, visit friends and love ones, explore the beaches, diving, skiing, hiking, snorkeling, be amazed by million of bats on it’s sanctuary and occupying thyself with a unique and different smell  inside the island. The island is within your reach. You can ride a motor banca or bus transported by ferry boats, ride in a motorcycle or tricycle or you can walk and finally set foot on your destination.

Years from now this island could be famous tourist spot not only in the Philippines but throughout the globe.

Getting to Know More About the Island Garden City of Samal

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Category: Davao Feautures Posted: Saturday, November 8th, 2008
Samal Island

Samal Island

Situated at the heart of Davao Gulf is an Island destined to become a primary tourist destination in the Southern part of the Philippines. This island is a haven for those seeking for a quiet and relaxing ambiance. It is a perfect place for those who want to experience the feelings of how to be one with nature.  Strolling around pristine and white sand beaches, diving and seeing the magnificent coral reefs and mountain climbing are just some of the many outdoor activities to experience. This island is also great for those seeking for great adventure and extreme nature challenges.

The Island Garden City of Samal is just minutes away from Davao, a city with a large economic base. With its strategic location, the Island Garden City of Samal possesses a lot of potential to grow as haven for investment especially in the field of tourism and hospitality.

The Island Garden City Samal was born out of the merger of the three principal municipalities namely, Babak, Peñaplate and Kaputian. This Island City has a land area of 30,130 hectares with 118 kilometers of long continuous coastline.

Interesting Places to Visit in Davao

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Category: Davao Feautures Posted: Saturday, November 8th, 2008
Philippine Eagle

Philippine Eagle

For first time visitors, Davao offers special places to make your stay more memorable.

Hereunder are the lists of interesting places in Davao

Philippine Eagle Research and Nature Center

The Philippine Eagle Research and Nature Center is the Philippine Eagle Foundation’s facility for the care and propagation of the endangered Philippine Eagle. Among the attractions in this place is a nature park planted with different fruits. There are also different species of trees and other species of animals that can be found in the area. Facilities include canteen, audio-visual room, comfort rooms and picnic area.

Nieva’s Arts and Crafts

This place features ornamental and functional shells, bamboo and other artistic crafts. It also has costume, jewelry and fashion accessories.

Aldevinco Arts and Crafts Center

Located at the heart of Davao, this shopping center features different kinds of native products resembling the rich culture of the people of Mindanao.

Davao Fish Port Complex

This 4.5-hectare port serves as the center for collection, processing, storage and packaging of fishery and other marine products which are exported abroad.

GAP Farming Resort

This is a 10-hectare area which features tropical plants and flowers. This place is ideal for educational trip for students.