Santo Tomas, Davao del Norte

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Santo Tomas
Map of Davao del Norte showing the location of Santo Tomas
Map of Davao del Norte showing the location of Santo Tomas
Santo Tomas is located in Philippines
Santo Tomas
Santo Tomas
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 8°11′15″N 125°48′18″E / 8.18750°N 125.80500°E / 8.18750; 125.80500Coordinates: 8°11′15″N 125°48′18″E / 8.18750°N 125.80500°E / 8.18750; 125.80500
Country  Philippines
Region Davao Region (Region XI)
Province Davao del Norte
District 2nd District of Davao del Norte
Founded August 14, 1959
Barangays 19
 • Mayor Benigno Andamon
 • Total 221.80 km2 (85.64 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 109,269
 • Density 490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 8112
Dialing code 84
Income class 1st
Population census of Santo Tomas, Davao del Norte
Year Pop.   ±% p.a.  
1990 67,916 —    
1995 77,182 +2.59%
2000 84,367 +1.80%
2007 97,210 +2.04%
2010 109,269 +3.97%
Source: National Statistics Office[2]

Santo Tomas is a 1st class municipality in the province of Davao del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 109,269 people in 25,802 households.

Sto. Tomas is located in the island of Mindanao, in Region XI, Province of Davao del Norte and it falls under its second political district. It is bounded in the North by the Municipalities of Kapalong and Talaingod, in the East by the Municpality of Asuncion, in the West by Davao City and in the South by the Municipality of Braulio E. Dujali and City of Panabo.


Rainfall in Sto. Tomas is evenly distributed throughout the year. Being a typhoon-free municipality, the production of high value crops is favorable all year round and makes a profitable investment.


Sto. Tomas is home to a diverse culture inter-mingling with Aeta, Mandaya and Aeta-Manobo. The people are predominantly Cebuano.


Significant to the economic development of Sto. Tomas is a number of multi-national corporations and cooperatives engaged in banana based commercial production successfully operating in the municipality. Rice production also contributes to the economic development of the municipality.


Sto. Tomas is more or less than 30 km away or about an hour ride from Tagum City by any land vehicle, and the town offers a wide choice of public utility jeepneys via Kinamayan route or bus liner via Carmen route. Davao City is approximately 63 km or an hour and a half ride by bus or private car. Bus liners going to Sto. Tomas are stationed at Davao City Overland Transportation Terminal in Ecoland, Davao City. Bus companies have both non-air-conditioned and air-conditioned units that gives added comfort to passengers to and from Davao City.

Sto. Tomas is accessible by land through any type of vehicle. There are tricycle units plying the different routes within the municipality.


Santo Tomas have several public and private institutions. Famous schools are:

  • Balagunan National High School (Public)
  • Marsman National High School (Public)

Offers Technical / Vocational Courses (by angkhol)

  • ABA Technical School of Sto. Tomas, Inc.

Offers college, high school and elementary

  • Davao Winchester Colleges Inc. (Private)

Offers high school and elementary.

  • Maryknoll High School of Santo Tomas (Private-Catholic)

Offers Kindergarten, Grade School and High School Education.

  • Santo Tomas Elementary School (Public)

Offers only Elementary Education.

  • Santo Tomas National High School (Public)

Offers only High School Education.

  • Temple Christian School
  • Bukidnon State University

The first University in the Municipality that offers several courses for tertiary level.

Financial Institutions[edit]

Telefax No. (084) 829-2558


Santo Tomas is politically subdivided into 19 barangays.

  • Balagunan
  • Bobongon
  • Esperanza
  • Kimamon
  • Kinamayan
  • La Libertad
  • Lungaog
  • Magwawa
  • New Katipunan
  • Pantaron
  • Tibal-og (Poblacion/Town Center)
  • San Jose
  • San Miguel
  • Talomo
  • Casig-Ang
  • New Visayas
  • Salvacion
  • San Vicente
  • Tulalian


  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 

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