Friday, March 16, 2012

TV5 invades Davao in ‘Sugod Mga Kapatid sa Araw ng Dabaw’

TV5's PressCon at Claude's Le Cafe
photo source: Doc Charles Ortiz  

Summer in Davao will heat up as Kapatid stars paint the town red to celebrate Araw ng Dabaw with TV5’s  exciting ‘Sugod Mga Kapatid’ activities.

On Friday, March 16, TV5 starts the day right with the live airing of Good Morning Club straight from Davao, with hosts Amy Perez, Chiqui Roa-Puno and Tintin Bersola-Babao sharing highlights on the Parada Dabawenyo as well as special Araw ng Dabaw updates.

Starting at 2:00 p.m., Dabawenyos can head off to the Rizal Park to and catch the special TV marathon of TV5 dramaseryes. Recent episodes of the  David Archuleta-starrer ‘Nandito Ako’ and TV5’s afternoon soaps ‘Felina’ and ‘Isang Dakot na Luha’ will be shown.

The highlight of the Kapatid Araw ng Dabaw celebration is a special show top-billed by TV5 stars Lorna Tolentino, Zoren Legazpi, Alex Gonzaga, Arnel Ignacio, Shalala and Davao’s own Talentadong Pinoy grand finalist Beatbox Gor. To be held at the Rizal Park starting at 4:00 p.m., ‘Sugod Mga Kapatid sa Araw ng Dabaw’ offers exciting games and even more exciting prizes right before the special performance prepared by the Kapatid stars.

The grandest and biggest adventure race in the world will also hit Davao City as The Amazing Race Philippines hold auditions on March 17 and 18. Details of the auditions will be announced at the ‘Sugod Mga Kapatid sa Araw ng Dabaw’ show on March 16. For more information on audition requirements, visit

Sugod Mga Kapatid is a regional campaign that promotes TV5’s programs and artists in key cities nationwide, engaging more Filipinos and giving them a taste of what the Happy Network is all about. This is aligned with TV5’s regional expansion as the network rolls out its transmitters and strengthens its signals all across the country. 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

History of Davao City


Davao was created as a city when then Assemblyman Romualdo C. Quimpo of Davao sponsored a bill in Congress in March 16, 1936, making Davao a chartered city. The said bill was signed into law by President Manuel L. Quezon on October 16, 1936. the formal inauguration was held on March 1, 1937.

The coming of the Japanese in 1941 brought fear among Davaoeños, and because of which, a big population evacuated to the outskirts of the city. When peace and order was re-establsihed under the terms of Mayors Alfonso Oboza and Donato Endriga, most evacuees came back to the poblacion. Davaoeños were then engaged in “buy and sell”, farming and government employment. Schools in the city were opened and the Nippongo language was taught to the students, side by side with the National Language and English. However, only few students attended classes. Life was not in normal condition due to the atrocities committed by the Japanese soldiers.

After the Second World War, Davao staged its march to progress. The principal industries then were logging, copra, banana, corn, abaca, ramie, mining, and fishing. When the logging industry declined, the next industry that flourished was the banana industry. Since then, Davao was recognized as the center of commerce and trade in Mindanao. Industrial and commercial establishments did business domestically and internationally.

The rest of the 80’s and the early part of the 90’s saw a vibrant and dynamic Davao City teeming with economic developments as investments poured into the city due to favorable business climate brought about by its natural advantages and the peace and order condition.

Today, Davao City is caught in the vast sweep of urbanization that it is but proper for all Davaoeños, be they natives or migrants, to be proud of Davao City as one of the fastest growing cities in the Philippines.

Source: Davao Historic Society and DCIPC