“From Islands to Highlands!” The Davao Region (region 11), is the most popular region in all of Mindanao, and for a good reason. Davao offers a safe, orderly, and peaceful escape for people of all colors and religions. This combined with it’s Japanese influence, and love of folk songs (celebrated in all local languages), creates a unique mix of diversity that void in the rest of Mindanao. Perhaps this is why it’s Francisco Bangoy International Airport is the 3rd most popular airport in the entire country. Davao City is the only city in the Philippines to have a working 911 emergency system, and the Davao Regional Hospital is world-class. There are many Davo city jobs to be taken, as many locals flee to the city in hopes of a better life. This is all thanks to the Philippines 2016 President-Elect and former Mayor of Davao, Rodrigo Duterte (aka “The Punisher”). Duterte cracked down on crime in the area, and demonstrated an ability to work with both Muslims and Christians equally, protecting the basic human right to live in peace.
Although there are many great cities and villages in this region, not all are appealing to tourists. The recommended tourist destinations include: Davao City, Davao Oriental, Davao del Sur, Compostela Valley, Tagum City, and the Island Garden City of Samal Island. The top 3 destinations by popularity are pictured below.
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