Abstract / Excerpt:
The history of Davao is brief but enchanting. It harks back to the primeval past and brings to mind tribal wars, drum-beats and ritual fires along the river banks traversing its virgin land, which according to some sources, gave origin to the word Davao- from "daba-daba," meaning a region of fire.
But this city is relatively young compared to historic Philippine cities like Cebu, Iloilo and Manila. By an act of the Phil. legislature, the City of Davao was officially born on March 1, 1937. the Charter of Davao City was fathered by Assemblyman Romualdo Quimpo and signed into law by Pres. Manuel L. Quezon.
|Source Institution||Davao City Government|
|Place of Publication||Davao City|
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