Sunday, September 15, 2013

The idea to create Davao into a city was first brought up by President Manuel Quezon to then assemblyman Romualdo Quimpo who eventually carried out the plan. Like many local officials of that period in the mid-1930′s, he was also worried and growing more concerned about the rising economic power and influence of the Japanese in Davao.

When Davao was finally inaugurated as a city on March 1, 1937, thousands of Davao residents swarmed and flooded the streets to celebrate.

Officials then realized that it wasn’t just the worrying presence of Japanese traders, investors, settlers and workers that led to the creation of the city, but also the people’s overwhelming desire to govern themselves and the bright prospects of Davao’s economic growth.

The original structure was built in 1847 during the arrival of the Spanish Conquistadors, led by Don Jose Uyanguren.

To be Continued......




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