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Digos City is a 3rd class city in the province of Davao del Sur, Philippines. It is the capital city of Davao del Sur. The city lies on the eastern shores of Davao Gulf on the island of Mindanao.
According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 125,171 people in 26,306 households.
Land area :287.1 km². Total population (As of May 2000) : 125,171 Number of households : 29,450 Population density : 486/km². Number of barangays : 26 Actual revenue (2003) : PhP 490,861,368.26 Location : Southern foothills of Mt. ApoLanguages/Dialects
Cebuano/Visayan, Tagalog, BÃ'laan, Bagobo, Manobo, Tagakaolo, Muslim.Climate
The province is blessed with a favorable climate characterized by wet and dry seasons. The coldest time is during the months of December and January and the hottest is during the months of April and May. The province is outside the typhoon belt.Geography
Digos City is in the Province of Davao del Sur. The province is located in the southern part of the country. It is bounded in the north by Davao City; in the west by Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, and Kidapawan City; in the south by the Celebes Sea, Sarangani Province, and General Santos City; in the east by the Davao Gulf.Economy
Digos in later years, before its conversion into a city, was regarded as the capital town of the Province of Davao del Sur, long before it gained the status of a First Class Municipality in 1993, being center for trade, commerce and education, accruing to its strategic location at the cross point of two principal thoroughfares in the south.
In July 1998, the bid to convert into a city was moved and initiated by Hon. Mayor Arsenio A. Latasa, considering its very satisfactory qualification as required for in R.A. 7160.
House Bill No. 5672 dated November 24, 1998 of Congress authored by Hon. Congressman Douglas Ra. Cagas, led to the drafting of Republic Act 8798, converting the Municipality of Digos into a component City of Davao del Sur, which was signed by President Joseph E. Estrada on July 14, 2000 and ratified by the DigoseÃƒÂ±os on September 8, 2000.
Digos will enter the new era of development in the new millennium.
There are several rural, commercial, government banks in the city namely:
- Landbank of the Philippines (Rizal Avenue),
- Equitable PCI Bank (Rizal Avenue),
- Metropolitan and Trust Bank (Metrobank) (Estrada Street),
- Bank of the Philppine Islands (Rizal Avenue),
- Development Bank of the Philippines (Quezon Avenue),
- Philippine National Bank (Quezon Avenue),
- Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (Rizal Avenue),
- One Network Bank (Rizal Avenue),
- Rural Bank of Digos (Rizal Avenue),
- Rural Bank of Subang Daku (Estrada Street),
- Rural Bank Of Tagum (Luna Street),
- Cooperative Bank of Davao del Sur (Luna Street)
- Peninsula Bank (PenBank) (Luna Street)
- Bank of Koronadal (Luna Street)
Pawnshops, lenders and financial institutions are largely present in the city.
The only notable industrial corporation in the city is the Nakayama Technology Corporation. It has a tile plant and a computer graphics center. It is a Japanese owned company. Other industries are also operating in the city in small and medium scale, such as agriculture, tourism, fishing, farming.-----------------------------------------------------------------
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