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Not enough photos[edit]

gusto ko ng history kung saan ibinase ang language ng davao city at saan ito nangaling please kailangan ko lang para sa term paper ko

How can we contribute Davao-based photos such as the city scenes and the like?


i tried to add some pics of pearl farm, but it didn't work. I think wiki have increased security so you can't add new pages. i have pics of the wet markets, eagle centre, jones beach, mergrande, general scenes etc...

I guess wiki dont want things turning into a tourist guide (as opposed to encylopedia)

Pictures would be great but Pearl Farm is not in Davao City but in the Island Garden City of Samal and that picture would be most appropriate there. Cemby (talk) 13:29, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

section moved from main article[edit]

The section below was moved from the main article. It reads like a tourist guide and also has a strong POV. Claims should be referenced and prose should be rewritten in a more encylopedic style.


Davao City is no stranger to superlatives. It is one of the world’s largest cities, one of the most livable cities in Asia, and one of the cleanest and greenest cities in the Philippines. It even holds the claim to the second best potable water in the world!

The superlatives extend as well to tourism. Davao City has the best access to the country’s highest peak, Mt Apo. It is home too to the second largest eagle in the world, the Philippine Eagle, and the most important Philippine orchid specie, the waling waling or vanda anderiana.

And as its slogan ‘Island to Highland’ claims, Davao City easily covers the entire spectrum of holiday options. Its landscape is such that it can offer coral islands and white-sand beaches along with virgin forests, fruit plantations, and volcano-fed hills and valleys.

The Davao Gulf is peppered with white-sand beaches and coral gardens. Beach resorts, each with their own personal charm, are aplenty in the Island Garden City of Samal. A vast expanse of fine white sand and glistening crystal blue waters awaits the most fervent beach lover at the sprawling Paradise Island Resort. The charming setups of Costa Marina Resort and Chema’s Beach Resort are sure to please sun-and-sand worshippers. Over at Isla Reta, a back-to-basics encounter beckons. For an exclusive and private getaway, tourists can own Buenavista Island for a day. Then, of course, there is the Pearl Farm Beach Resort, which has won raves the world over.

The waters of the Davao Gulf make for excellent snorkeling and diving. The underwater vistas at Mushroom Rock, Ligid Island, Talicud Island are among the best the country has to offer.

At higher altitudes lie fruit plantations, the majestic peaks of Mt Talomo and Mt Apo, and nature resorts. Nestled in cool climes, Eden Nature Park and Malagos Garden Resort come complete with resort accommodation, outdoor activities, flora and fauna sanctuaries, and organic farms, among others. Also in the highlands is the Philippine Eagle Nature Centre, which breeds and urtures the country’s national bird. It presently houses some 30 Philippine Eagles.

In between the islands and the highlands rest many cultural, historical, nature and adventure attractions. The Dabaw Museum at the Insular Village in the north showcases Davao City’s colourful heritage. On display are various authentic costumes, accessories, and implements of the different tribes of Davao. The nearby T’boli Weaving Centre allows a closer look at the making of the tinalak fabric for which Davao is famous.

The city’s oldest church, San Pedro Cathedral, was built in 1847. The original altar can still be found at the cathedral’s right wing. The Shrine of the Infant Jesus of Prague has replicas of its namesake and of Our Lady of Fatima. The open-air chapel offers spectacular views of fruit plantations. Over at J.P. Cabaguio Street is the Lon Wa Buddhist Temple, the biggest Buddhist temple in Mindanao.

Since Davao City also has a thriving orchid and cut-flower industry, orchid farms and flower plantations abound. Floral havens such as the Malagos Garden Resort and the Puentespina Orchid Gardens are well worth a visit.

And aside from the Philippine Eagle, Davao City’s list of famous wildlife residents also includes Pangil, the Philippines’ second largest crocodile at 18 feet. Pangil shares the Davao Crocodile Farm with pythons, rodents, exotic birds, and other locally bred crocodiles. The adventurous would delight in the Davao Wild Water Adventure, a 13-kilometre whitewater rafting passage on 25 rapids on the Davao River.

BPO operations[edit]

"It is currently known as a center of BPO operations in the Philippines".

--is this true?


Even I wouldn't agree with this statement. I know Manila is the BPO centre in the PHilippines though Davao City also hosts several companies doing this kind of business. That line is no longer visible in the article now that edits have been done.

I won't agree to this. Davao doesn't even have a decent PEZA Zone.

Yup, OK, my first statement could be correct. BPO operations in Davao City are the most low-key in the country, no offense, so while the article will say that "Davao City is a center of BPO operations in the Philippines," this will further mislead people. Let us not be myopic here please; we are writing articles, not dream narratives.61.9.117.213 18:04, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

Potential copyright violation[edit]

The most recent set of edits appear to be using large amounts of text taken verbatim from various pages of the official city website. In addition to possible copyright issues, there is the problem of the text being written with a strong point of view. --Polaron | Talk 22:33, 16 July 2006 (UTC)


Can you elaborate where the strong points are written in the article? If some lines prove to be so strong, e.g. titles, recognitions, etc. they are validated by actually mentioning the agencies that gave the city those titles. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Davaoeagle (talkcontribs)

I've reverted the article to the last version by Ultimus. A lot of the things added recently seem to be copyright violations (see Wikipedia:Copyright) from the Davao City website, and a lot of it does not conform to a neutral point of view. Phrases like "Davao City… where business and leisure blend well" and "DAVAO CITY: ON THE MOVE TO PROGRESS" and "Davao City is an investment haven, a place of perfect balance" -- those are not neutral statements, they're advertisements. Coffee 09:21, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

Obviously advertisement. This article needs a good cleanup. It should be neutral and the based news reports are not that balanced. Ady001 15:13, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

Yes I agree with Ady001 and others. It would appear that the writter of this article cannot hear the sound of his own advertisements. Davaoguy

Balance the articles. And avoid superlatives, avoid blurbs, avoid tourist attraction stuff and get to the hard-key, well-researched facts.61.9.117.213 18:06, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

External links[edit]

there are too many links, I'm afraid --Howard the Duck 14:05, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

Sister Cities[edit]

This article does not have information regarding the sister cities of Davao. Someone do something because I would really want to know.

Davao has a sister city in the form of Manado in Indonesia and Naha in Okinawa, although I'm not sure if its official.Ady001 15:23, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

Pictures, more pictures[edit]

There are not too many pictures in the website. Who created the article? Can I submit some pictures?

OK, I submitted some of my pictures. Please reprimand me if I made weird things about the copyright. Thank you. Ady001 15:35, 22 September 2006 (UTC)


I have to remove the Seal of the university of Immaculate conception . I think it would be more appropriate that the seal be placed in an Article about the University of the Immaculate conception than in Davao city. Cemby (talk) 13:30, 7 November 2010 (UTC).

ADVERTISING GALORE![edit]

Is this an article about IT or about Davao City?

I will take this out:

Tindahan ni Lily - A very popular store in Catalunan Grande, where trisikad drivers waiting for passengers usually hang-out and drink liquor.

Peace. Ady001 15:21, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

Silicon Gulf should be removed...[edit]

No hard feelings friends, but Silicon Gulf is way too overestimated. Davao news reports have no news as to whether this is really working. Cut out the IT ambitions Silicon Gulf please and stick with the Encyclopedic content because this article will easily muddle the readers. What is lacking here are the pictures, the current projects (working projects that the people knew) and others.

Yes please change the theme of this article. Shame on you who posted that Silicon Gulf Stuff. You must be dreaming.

I agree with this one. I have never heard of this term until I saw it in Davao City article. Topic on IT industry of Davao City will be okay as long as we keep it to a limit and it will not dominate the topic about Davao City as what it is right now. Silicon Gulf already appears on a separate Wikipedia entry. Ewc21 06:37, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

Largest city in the world in terms of area?[edit]

Not really, it's the 33rd (see List of cities by surface area). I'm removing any mention of that in the article, as it perpetuates the myth further. Davao City is definitely the largest city by area in the Philippines (Puerto Princesa comes a close second), but not in the world. --- Dakilang Isagani 05:44, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

Content removal[edit]

I removed the following content:

Schools[edit]

Some of the more well-known schools in Davao City are:

Univesities And Colleges

1. Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU)
2. University of Mindanao Matina and Bolton Campus (UM)
3. University of the Immaculate Conception (UIC)
4. University of the Philippines, Mindanao (UPMin)
5. University of SouthEastern Philippines Obrero and Mintal Campus (USeP)
6. AMA Computer University - Davao
7. Davao Doctors College - (DDC)
8. Assumption College of Davao (ACD)
9. Brokenshire College (BC)
10. Davao Medical School Foundation (DMSF)
11. Holy Cross of Davao College (HCDC)
12. Jose Maria College (JMC)
13. Philippine College of Technology (PCT)
14. Philippine Women's College (PWC)
15. Rizal Memorial Colleges (RMC)
16. San Pedro College (SPC)
17. St. Peter's College of Toril (SPCT)
18. STI College of Davao
19. Philippine Paramedical and Technical School (PPTS)

High School

1. Stella Maris Academy of Davao (SMAD)
2. Davao City National High School (DCNHS)
3. Davao Christian High School (Chinese School)
4. Holy Child School of Davao (HCSD)
5. Philippine Nikkei-Jin Kai International School (PNJK-IS)
6. Philippine Science High School Southern Mindanao Campus (PSHS-SMC)
7. Davao Central High School (Davao Chinese School)
8. Ateneo de Davao University (High School and Elementary Dept.)
9. Mindanao International Christian Academy (MICA)
10.Tecarro College Foundation Incorporated (TCFI)
11. Rizal Special Education Learning Center (RSELC)
12. Davao Wisdom Academy (DWA)

Media[edit]

Television Networks:[edit]

AM Radio Networks[edit]

Places of Interest[edit]

Golf and Leisure Estates[edit]

  • 18 Hole Golf Courses

Rancho Palos Verdes Golf & Leisure Estates one of the country's top 10 - Mandug, Davao city

Apo Golf & Country Club one of the country's top 10 - Talomo Dist., Davao city

South Pacific Golf & Leisure Estates - Mintal, Davao city

Davao Golf & Country Club - Quimpo Blvd., Matina, Davao city

Lanang Golf & Country Club - J.P. Laurel Ave., Lanang, Davao city

Diaz Golf & Country Club - Calinan Dist., Davao city

Major Entertainment Areas[edit]

  • Open 24/7

The Venue HALO & BLUGRE - E. Quirino Ave., Davao city

Damosa Gateway - J.P Laurel Ave., Lanang, Davao city

Matina Town Square BLUGRE - Mac Arthur Road, Matina, Davao city

Wheels and More Drive Compound autoshop & urbanclub - J.P. Laurel Ave., Bajada, Davao city

Jack's Ridge Compound - Broadcast Ave., Shrine Hills, Matina, Davao city

Rizal Prominade SWIG - Rizal St., Davao city

The Fountain Place - Agdao SkyWay, Davao city

Iron Horse Compound - Rizal St., Davao city

Club Octane - Villa Abrille st., Davao city

Pacific harbour GREENHILLS - Bonifacio St., Davao city

Blugre - Pryce Business Park, LandCo Tower, Bajada, Davao city

The Aquarium - Lanang, Davao city

Blue Post - Ponciano and Lanang, Davao city

The Torres Street Group of Cafes, Bars, Restaurants, Discos, KTV's, Fitness Centers and Convention Center - Torres St., Davao City

Major Shopping Centers[edit]

  • Category A

Gaisano Mall of Davao - a 6 storey Mall, The biggest mall in Mindanao, along J.P. Laurel Avenue, Bajada.

Gaisano South Citimall - a 8 storey Mall, located along Ilustre St.

NCCC Mall of Davao - a 4 storey mall, located in McArthur Highway, Matina

SM City Davao - a 3 storey mall, part of SM's chain of malls located along Quimpo Blvd., Ecoland.

Victoria Plaza Mall Davao - a 3 storey mall, located along JP Laurel Ave.

Chimes Mall - a 3 storey mall, located along Gov. Sales St., Chinatown.

New City Commercial Center - a 3 storey mall, located along Magsaysay Ave., Chinatown.

Damosa Gateway Market Basket - located along Mamay Road, Lanang.

Davao Central Warehouse Club - Main store: Lapulapu street Agdao District; branch: J.P. Laurel Avenue, Lanang District.

*Robinsons Place Davao - soon to rise on 2009

*Ayala Center Davao - soon to rise on 2010

  • Category B

Aldevinco Shopping Center - located at the heart of the city, corner of Claro M. Recto and Roxas Avenues; adjacent to Ateneo de Davao University

Gaisano Center - a 3 storey department store located along Bolton Street.

Lachmi Mall- a 2 storey mall, located along San Pedro St. near the famous San Pedro Cathedral.

NCCC Centerpoint - located along Mc Arthur Highway, Matina Crossing.

City Triangle Mall - located along Roxas Ave.

Lakitan Mall - located along San Pedro St.

Felcris Chain of Stores - located at Quirino Ave., Magsaysay Ave., and Anda St.

Makro Davao - Mac Arthur Highway, Bangkal, Talomo Dist.

Uni-top Davao - a 3 storey department store along San Pedro Street, across Davao City Hall.

Davao Central Convenience Store Inc. - over 100 stores around Metro Davao


Reason: Wikipedia is not a guide nor a directory. --βritand&βeyonce (talkcontribs) 08:01, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

Other tourist areas[edit]

- Gap Farm - Crocodile Farm

Paki Add <--- —Preceding unsigned comment added by 121.97.164.149 (talk) 14:28, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

-can someone edit this page? it is sooo long and this is the reason why Davao City page is starting to look like a travel guide of which Wikipedia is not. I tried to but I got lost on how to summarize these facts without making it look like a travel guide.... Cemby (talk) 07:01, 5 October 2010 (UTC)

Pyro Ban[edit]

It says 'fireworks.. pyrotechnics forbidden.. in Davao City'..? Is that even actually true. I would find that hard to believe in a nation that probably sets off the most explosives during the Christmas and New Years season!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Vlag (talkcontribs) 14:16, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

Here you go. It is true. This is an article mentioning the effect of the ban on fireworks in Davao City. I think you should google stuff first before posting comments. Rubberkid (talk) 10:00, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

Yup it was banned somewhere between the 90's by rodrigo duterte after defective fireworks from street bendors blew up killing and injuring nearby people then followed by other firework mishap incidents in the 90's. Try lighting a firework in davao city and you'll have police cars going after you.

P.S smoking in public areas such as malls and parks have been banned as well as the implementation of all motorists to wear helmets. If you are caught violating these laws in davao city then good luck! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 49.145.82.107 (talk) 13:11, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

Davao City Smoking Ban[edit]

How come I have never heard of this before? Smoking is prohibited in Davao? What? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Vlag (talkcontribs) 14:20, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

Here you go. It's not widely known to some people here in the Philippines. However, upon arrival at the Davao International Airport, the flight attendants usually advise passengers about this.Rubberkid (talk) 09:50, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

Also Smoking in Davao City extends to even Electronic cigarettes. 1st offence is a 1000 peso fine AND a month in jail. 2nd offence is 2000 peso and two months in jail... etc.. Guess the mayor thinks it will be good for international investment.. but hasnt disbanded the DDS squads.. Extremist measures. No wonder all warn about travel to Mindanao.. I agree but to a point, considering how many travellers are smokers, this is city to avoid. The way the whole law reads, there is no place that is legal to smoke. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Babalongrins (talkcontribs) 00:01, 2 February 2013 (UTC)

Please add map.[edit]

I find this article mapless. If you have spare time please add the location map of Davao. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 210.213.126.173 (talk) 14:54, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

For some reason the map won't work. --Howard the Duck 12:03, 5 July 2008 (UTC)

Future Developments[edit]

I am currently trying to enhance this section in terms of grammar and sentence structure. Let me know what you think:


In recent years, Davao City has maintained its competitiveness and now attracts big business and investments. Today, negotiations and constructions are on going to put up a project here in the city. The Ayala Land and Anflocor are currently constructing <to keep it consistent with the shopping centers and malls section> Abreeza, a P3.5 billion mall. It will have a 3-storey shopping mall ,2 Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) firms, residential and commercial lots, and a future hotel.

On the other hand, Four BPOs eye Davao for expansion. Four business process outsourcing (BPO) companies have also trained their sights on this city for their expansion programs. The companies are the Canada-based Infotech Outsourcing Services, Mustang Technologies, Antech Solutions, and GenTech Software, according to Lizabel Holganza, president of ICT Inc.

More projects are planned in the city. The Davao-Samal Bridge, which will start its construction in 2017. The concept of this bridge will be like the San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, connecting Davao City and Island Garden City of Samal. Another project also put into consideration is the Davao Light Rail Transit, the LRT system will serve the coastal builtup area of Davao City, as well as neighboring areas in Davao del Sur (Sta. Cruz), and Davao del Norte (Panabo City). The project cost was estimated to be P240 billion in 1997 when it was first proposed. It will be 60 kilometers in length and will be a BOT (build, operate, transfer) project.

--Rubberkid (talk) 05:47, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

PAG XUR MO UIE![edit]

Where is the Bajada and Uyanguren in the district list? AAsa man and downtown? And Sasa is under Buhangin? o_O How come I didn't know that when I actually live in Sasa, D.C.? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jonica c (talkcontribs) 12:18, 11 July 2009 (UTC)

-buhangin district encompasses the barangays of sasa, indangan, mandug, buhangin proper,vicente hizon, sr., Waan , cabantian, communal, pampanga, lanang, and tigatto. The recognized districts of Davao City according to Congress is: District 1, Talomo and Poblacion, District II-Buhangin, Bunawan, Paquibato, and the newly created Agdao district District III-Toril, Tugbok, Calinan, Marilog

Sasa by the way is a barangay, not a district and in Davao city, the organization is barangay then District...

Downtown is composed of several barangays and here is a trickier part because Downtown is neatly divided into 4 "districts" again... . the "districts" are divided into A, B, C, D and the 40 barangays of the Downtown area (also known as Poblacion) are divided by 10's.. (A- barangay 1 to 10, B, barangay 11 to 20, C-Barangay 21 to 30, D-Barangay 31 to 40) So it is a common practice to put barangay 1-A, Barangay 15-B, etc etc,etc. District A includes the Bankerohan area down to DAvao Doctors and partly central Bank, district B is at the area of Magsaysay ave etc. etc....


I am sure about this.. try checking Sasa Barangay Hall at the Highway to know more about your barangay and District, It is just near the Davao Port Gate. Get a Bankerohan to Panabo jeep. It usually stops there.Cemby (talk) 13:31, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

Keeping an eye on the news...[edit]

Let's keep an eye to the local news of Davao City to update this content on Wikipedia " Davao City" Proud to be Davawenyo!! Lived in Downtown of Davao City. Funbeta 11:09, 11 November 2009 (UTC) Smile.png

Request for page protection[edit]

{{editsemiprotected}} The page Davao City should be protected because I see from the history,that anonymous users are editing the article Davao City.

Note: Please make this request at WP:RFP Leujohn (talk, stalk me?) 10:13, 23 November 2009 (UTC)

Please state the edit request and repost the edit request template. BejinhanTalk 11:36, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

Not done: As Leujohn points out above, you need to make this request at Wikipedia:Request for page protection. I'm not an admin, but I think it is unlikely that they will semiprotect the page. The only recent edits are yours and the most recent IP edits do not appear to be obvious vandalism. Celestra (talk) 16:14, 28 November 2009 (UTC)

Capital of Mindanao?[edit]

"It is the capital of the Mindanao and is the biggest urban market in the growth polygon called BIMP-EAGA (Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East Asian Growth Area)", I removed this portion because it is not true. Mindanao is not a political entity thus it don't have a capital. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 115.146.211.6 (talk) 01:42, 24 December 2009 (UTC)

I very much agree on this. There is no such thing as a Capital of Mindanao (well, unless Mindanao decides to secede...) Probably it would be more appropriate that Davao is an important city in Mindanao since most of the regional offices of companies are often located there...Cemby (talk) 05:43, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

Coordinate error[edit]

{{geodata-check}} The coordinates need the following fixes:

  • It should be 7°3'49.30"N 125°36'31.40"E

110.55.172.247 (talk) 15:15, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

FixedTRANSPORTERMAN (TALK) 14:43, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

<Cityname> <City>[edit]

There is a discussion regarding the removal of the word "city" from the article titles of Philippine cities. For city names which are not unique, disambiguation alternatives are also being presented. Formal request for page move may follow after a reasonable time of discussion. If you wish to participate, please post your comments here. --JinJian (talk) 05:13, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

City in this Article is very important because Davao alone can make a reader or researcher get confused by either the province, the region, the City or even the gulf. I would say that the word "City" should be retained to remove disambiguation.Cemby (talk) 13:33, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

Neutrality[edit]

A huge part of the article reads like a tourist brochure. I'd like to remind all contributors that Wikipedia is an encyclopedia. Anything that sounds promotional does not belong here. Using peacock words and superlatives like 'biggest', 'grandest', 'best' is not encyclopedic, particularly when they are describing commercial aspects of the city. Please keep the tone of the article neutral. Reword what can be reworded or they will be removed. Thank you.

And yeah, pagxur mo uy. LOL. Pakaulawan ra ninyo intawon ang davao.--ObsidinSoul 11:55, 24 April 2011 (UTC)

Proposal to remove list of barangays and just link[edit]

Is the large list of barangays needed, or can we simply link to Districts of Davao City? I think that linking is just fine.—C45207 | Talk 05:51, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

Done.C45207 | Talk 07:56, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

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Physical Infrastructure - Roads and Bridges[edit]

Roads and bridges

Construction of more roads and bridges are also underway. The construction of the City's third major road - the Buhangin Underpass - was completed in the 1st quarter of 2003. The Traffic Management and Computerization Scheme was also implemented and now considered as one of the most modern in Asia.[12] Davao City is ranked no. 5 among cities in Asia with better traffic flow based on vehicles per kilometer of city road. The DPWH is also preparing the Master plan for the Expressway Tagum City - Davao City - General Santos City.

Within downtown area, the roads are getting smaller because it's not only the vehicles that use the road but the pedestrians as well. This is due to the small and obstructed sidewalks. People including children have to walk on the streets because the sidewalks are occupied by vendors or used as a parking spaces. Some vendors are even occupying the streets. They can be seen in Bolton Street at the gate of the San Pedro Cathedral and in Bonifacio Street. The local government doesn't want to implement the laws about sidewalk vendors because of HUMANITARIAN CONSIDERATION.

the boldfaced section is not encyclopedic, but i'll check on the DPWH master plan to see if there is fact behind it, if it's true, dapat may citation. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Stevenadriannechua (talkcontribs) 02:47, 19 June 2011 (UTC)


Where Is Durian?[edit]

The city os famous as Durian Capital of the World, and there is no mention about durian in the article, not a single word? WTF? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 212.200.65.115 (talk) 21:43, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

Duterte, Cagayan de Oro and the heavy Bias[edit]

I started rechecking the article. Please, Duterte is not Davao City and vice Versa, It would help if someone just make an article about this family. and then Link that article to this one. Also, I have noticed Cagayan de Oro is all over mindanao articles. Please link Cagayan de oro if there are important relationships that are happening. If not, don't link it in. or.. if such link prevails, add also Zamboanga, general Santos, cotabato and butuan being regional centers of the island.

I have removed nicknames. These nicknames are media advertising, unless there is an ordinance adopting the said nickname. islands to Highlands are the Department of tourism XI motto for the WHOLE REGION XI Davao Region. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cemby (talkcontribs) 06:02, 7 November 2011 (UTC) Cemby (talk) 06:29, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

I think this cagayan de oro link, which is now in every major city in the island is maliciously placed. There is already a link/list below for other people to check out their place. I recommend a speedy removal of such links. I do hope forumers from other sites like Skyscrapercity etc respect Wikipedia and not promote a City vs. city thing here. Cemby (talk) 06:00, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

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Article about Davao City being made less encyclopaedic[edit]

Can somebody know why the article about this city had some encyclopaedic explanations and some photos that do not even belong to Jaysalva? There is not even a picture of the city's skyline that reflects the city's economic status, which some articles about other Philippine cities do. Could I request anyone that somebody restore some photos and sections that is explanatory for the article about the city itself? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Choy4311 (talkcontribs) 12:44, 12 May 2012 (UTC)

The article smacks of adverts and biased words. I'll edit the most obvious ones for now but if vandals keep pushing their agenda which are against WP policy, I'll most likely report the article for protection. Xeltran (talk) 12:49, 5 June 2012 (UTC)

Peer Reviewer[edit]

Suggestions generated by an automatic JavaScript program, and might not be applicable for the article in question. Please convert tables from HTML syntax to Help:Table wiki-markup. Per Wikipedia:Manual of Style (headings), headings generally do not start with articles ('the', 'a(n)'). For example, if there was a section called ==The Biography==, it should be changed to ==Biography==.[?] Please reorder/rename the last few sections to follow guidelines at Wikipedia:Guide to layout.[?] Per WP:WIAFA, this article's table of contents (ToC) may be too long – consider shrinking it down by merging short sections or using a proper system of daughter pages as per Wikipedia:Summary style.[?] There are a few occurrences of weasel words in this article- please observe WP:AWT. Certain phrases should specify exactly who supports, considers, believes, etc., such a view.it has been are considered might be weasel words, and should be provided with proper citations (if they already do, or are not weasel terms, please strike this comment).[?]

Watch for redundancies that make the article too wordy instead of being crisp and concise. (You may wish to try Tony1's redundancy exercises.)Vague terms of size often are unnecessary and redundant - “some”, “a variety/number/majority of”, “several”, “a few”, “many”, “any”, and “all”. For example, “All pigs are pink, so we thought of a number of ways to turn them green.” “In the year [of] 2001”

Checklinks found 5 dead links out of a total of 19 links on 14 September 2012 Source: http://toolserver.org/~dispenser/view/Peer_reviewer#page:Davao_City Funbeta 06:26, 14 October 2012 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Funbeta (talkcontribs)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: No consensus to move. Some of those who favored a move made arguments that were hard to follow. It is unclear what 'political propaganda' could be referring to. The name 'Davao' is used to refer to a number of different things in WP and there needs to be a system in place to deal with the ambiguity. The issues about that were well explained by BHG and Niamh. Some of the same issues were raised in a move discussion at Talk:Zamboanga City that recently ended with no consensus. I'm also changing the Davao redirect to point to Davao (disambiguation) since that's the usual place for such a redirect to go given that the move proposal didn't succeed. EdJohnston (talk) 17:54, 29 December 2013 (UTC)



Davao CityDavao – Rename as per WP:MOSPHIL. As a general rule, Philippine cities are only titled with "City" when they share the same name with a province, regardless if they are independent or HUC's. For example: the cities of Zamboanga and Surigao whose provinces are now divided into north and south, hence not anymore sharing the same name as their former province. Davao is currently redirected to this article, unnecessarily. RioHondo (talk) 05:32, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

Google Maps [2] also calls it Davao City. That pretty much ends the debate for me. Niamh (talk) 02:59, 2 December 2013 (UTC)
  • Strong support. This link refers to the city as Davao and not Davao City. "Davao" is the primary topic here. Davao Region is most commonly referred to as region 11, like all the other regions are as "Region <#>"Raykyogrou0 (Talk) 06:23, 2 December 2013 (UTC)
    • Comment: Just wanted to point out that the same website, same day, different article refers to the city explicitly as Davao City... twice. This article... 3 times. ... and these as well [3][4][5]. Niamh (talk) 06:32, 2 December 2013 (UTC)
    • Re: If some research was done beforehand, you'd know that all cities in this country refer to themselves as <name of city> City during all official instances or at least during the introduction of an article. But because this is Wikipedia, and not a newspaper it is stated here that "As a general rule, cities should neither be affixed with the word "City" except "Whenever a city has the same name as that of a Philippine province or region", but that is not the case here.Raykyogrou0 (Talk) 05:13, 3 December 2013 (UTC)
      • You brought up the newspaper article, not me. I was simply responding to your (quite specious) claim. You can't have it both ways. Also, are you now claiming that Davao Region does not exist? Niamh (talk) 05:49, 3 December 2013 (UTC)
        • Let me rephrase that then. If you've actually lived in the Philippines you'd know that the people refer to all cities in this country as <name of city> City during all official instances or at least during the introduction of an article. And that the regions are most commonly called by their numbers, not their actual name. i.e. region 10 instead of Davao Region. Raykyogrou0 (Talk) 12:16, 6 December 2013 (UTC)
          • Reply. Assertions about what editors "know", or ad hominem comments about where they live, are irrelevant. Wikipedia's naming policy is based on common usage in reliable sources, not on anecdotal accounts of editors own experiences.
            The core issue in this discussion is that the small group of editors who have developed WP:MOSPHIL#Cities appear to have done so in a conscious effort to override WP:COMMONNAME, without regard to ambiguity. That's why we have the odd spectacle of editors opposing the current WP:COMMONNAME-supported title, despite repeatedly referring to evidence in support of the current title. Very odd. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 03:41, 8 December 2013 (UTC)
            • Re That is because a majority of the reliable sources use the official "City" as part of the city's actual name. What about Los Angeles then? This city is officially known as the "City of Los Angeles", but people simply call it "Los Angeles" Raykyogrou0 (Talk) 05:04, 8 December 2013 (UTC)
              • However, the majority of reliable sources don't use "City of Los Angeles"; they use "Los Angeles". The majority of reliable sources use "Davao City" not "Davao". I believe that's BrownHairedGirl's point. So, in short, WP:COMMONNAME says to use "Davao City" and WP:MOSPHIL#Cities says to use "Davao City" because Davao Region exists. I understand that Davao Region may be colloquially called Region XI (not Region X as you claimed above, which makes me question just how colloquial it is), but that doesn't make Davao Region any less existent or change consensus already reached in WP:COMMONNAME and WP:MOSPHIL. Niamh (talk) 17:35, 9 December 2013 (UTC)
                • ReI would like to point out once again that the "majority of reliable sources" like newspapers mostly use "City" as part of the name because of (like Rio says below) political propaganda. Raykyogrou0 (Talk) 03:00, 10 December 2013 (UTC)
                • Re I wouldn't use the Davao Region example as Metro Manila also exists despite the city at Manila and not Manila City or City of Manila. As for Commonname, the 150 'cities' that Philippines has (and counting) are all becoming increasingly known by the name X City and Y City (out of sheer official/political propaganda). As a filipino, I wouldn't rely on commonname used by Philippine media, cos i can't imagine in a few years, with the way Philippine legislature loosely grants "citihood" to even small struggling towns, there'd be hundreds and hundreds of "cities" that there will be virtually no more place in the Philippines that's not a city and X City and Y City will become the norm. It also alienates them from their histories as municipalities. Example for Zamboanga, Siege of Zamboanga not Siege of Zamboanga City / Republic of Zamboanga not Republic of Zamboanga City; for Davao, Battle of Davao not Battle of Davao City. Keep in mind, all these municipalities only became cities in recent history.--RioHondo (talk) 01:39, 10 December 2013 (UTC)
  • Support Since the proposed title already redirects here, it's the de facto WP:PRIMARYTOPIC. The burden of proof is with editors who disagree with this. --BDD (talk) 00:04, 10 December 2013 (UTC)
You realise that's a circular argument, right? The appropriateness of Davao pointing to this page is the very thing under debate. "This page should be called Davao because this page is called Davao (through a redirect)" is about as circular as it gets. Niamh (talk) 00:55, 10 December 2013 (UTC)
This discussion is about moving Davao City, not retargeting Davao. The latter would be better discussed at WP:RFD. --BDD (talk) 17:28, 10 December 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Davao should be a disambiguation page because we have very many other articles on things and places called Davao: Davao Del Sur, Metro Davao, Davao Region, Davao Del Norte, Davao Oriental, Davao Occidental, Davao River, Davao Gulf, Battle of Davao, Davaoeño Cebuano, the Archdiocese of Davao, Davao International Port, Districts of Davao City, Davao Death Squads, and so on. If Davao is a disambiguation page, then this article cannot be there. Sitta kah (talk) 20:49, 19 December 2013 (UTC)
    • Re Davao is WP:PRIMARYTOPIC being the third largest city and metropolitan area in the Philippines. The Battle of Davao was an event that occurred in the city, the Davao International Port is in the city, Archdiocese of Davao is based in the city, Metro Davao is the metropolitan area of the city. :)--RioHondo (talk) 06:15, 20 December 2013 (UTC)
      • WP:PRIMARYTOPIC does not say that. WP:DISAMBIGUATION says that, in cases like this, where one term is used for many different things - such as several provinces and a metro region - it should be a disambiguation page. Sitta kah (talk) 20:42, 21 December 2013 (UTC)
        • AFAIC, Davao is unique to the Philippines, and there are far more cities with namesake places around the world but which gets the primary topic. But in the Philippines, Davao the city is primary topic. --RioHondo (talk) 05:19, 22 December 2013 (UTC)
          • I agree, Davao (the city) is primary topic over all other Davao-related articles. I'd also like to point out that all the Davao-related things that have articles here were actually named after the city, not the other way around.Raykyogrou0 (Talk) 05:53, 22 December 2013 (UTC)
Nonsense. Should New York be a disambiguation page? PRIMARYTOPIC still applies. --BDD (talk) 20:55, 26 December 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose as per User:BrownHairedGirl. Davao may refer to many other things, while the city may be primary topic, it's not overwhelmingly so. -- P 1 9 9   20:46, 26 December 2013 (UTC)
Re Actually, it does not. "Davao", by itself refers to the city. The provinces are referred to as "Davao del Sur" and such(they are always specified). Davao Region is commonly referred to as Region 11. The former Davao Province is always called as such, much like Buenos Aires Province. Raykyogrou0 (Talk) 04:58, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

See related discussion about possibly altering MOS:PHIL (the guideline involved in this RM) at Wikipedia talk:Tambayan Philippines#Naming of places. Raykyogrou0 (Talk) 13:18, 28 December 2013 (UTC)

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