SCENE CITY| Davao Occidental, the 81st province

COMPRISING five municipalities, Don Marcelino, Jose Abad Santos, Malita, Sta. Maria, and Sarangani, Davao Occidental was created through Republic Act 10360 enacted on July 23, 2013, comprising five of the eight municipalities that constitute the 2nd district of Davao del Sur.

FLOAT of Davao Occidental Province

FLOAT of Davao Occidental Province

RA 10360was passed by the House of Representatives and Senate on Nov. 28, 2012, and Dec. 5, 2012, respectively, and signed by President Benigno Aquino III on Jan. 14, 2013.

DAVAO Occidental Governor Claude Bautista joined the Reina de Davao Occidental 2017 winners led by Mary Elvi Teocil Y. Dimzon (3rd from left) of Sta. Maria and her court (from left) Christine Joy N. Sering of Jose Abad Santos, El Shaphir Mareshah H. Manliguez of Don Marcelino, Princess Grace B. Calvo of Malita and Jinelyn T. Cawa of Sarangani

DAVAO Occidental Governor Claude Bautista joined the Reina de Davao Occidental 2017 winners led by Mary Elvi Teocil Y. Dimzon (3rd from left) of Sta. Maria and her court (from left) Christine Joy N. Sering of Jose Abad Santos, El Shaphir Mareshah H. Manliguez of Don Marcelino, Princess Grace B. Calvo of Malita and Jinelyn T. Cawa of Sarangani

On day 1, Oct. 24, Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio was the guest of honor and speaker during the opening of the celebration of the 2nd Araw ng Dabaw Occidental.

ACTOR Vin Abrenica serenades beauties of Reina de Davao Occidental 2017 during the coronation night

ACTOR Vin Abrenica serenades beauties of Reina de Davao Occidental 2017 during the coronation night

Several activities were lined up for five days including the simultaneous clean-up and tree planting in respective municipalities, Bancarera, Job fair, Lumadnong dula, Motocross, Horse fight, Fun games with municipal and provincial employees, Agri Fair, Parada sa Dalan, Float parade, Litsonan ug salo-salo sa kanto, and the 1st Gov. Bautista Fire Olympics.

PERFORMNERS from Malita show their best in Sayaw sa Dalan showdown were five municipalities competing

PERFORMNERS from Malita show their best in Sayaw sa Dalan showdown were five municipalities competing

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TOURISM Promotions Board chief operating officer Cesar Montano, in behalf of President Rodrigo Duterte receives token from Davao Occidental Gov. Claude Bautista

Invited celebrities were Bamboo, Efren “Bata” Reyes, pool master, Bela Padilla, John Medina, Andrew E, Alice Dixson, Vin Abrenica, Nisha Bedana, Jona Soquite, the voice teens Philippines winner. Photo credits: Bing Gonzales

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