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Article: General Information on Region XI - 21 Oct 2007
The following article provide a background material with general information on Region XI, which includes Davao City. The information will be useful for foreign and local business and industry firms engaged in business in Davao City and operating within the region. 
I. General Information on Region XI
 
 

Socio-Economic Information (Income Classification)

The total number of families in Region XI in 1997 was 890,383 with a total income of P 84,059,712.00 having an average income of P761,332.00.

While the total expenditures was P 64,790,222.00, the average expenditure was P603,041.00 as shown in Tables 1 to 4.

Agro-Climatic Information

The region is neither hit by typhoons nor by low pressures that usually pass over the Philippine archipelago between Luzon and the Southern tip of Samar. Except under seasonal and local influences, wind speeds during the year are under 10 kilometers per hour.

The climate in the region falls under two categories namely: Type II which is characterized by the absence of a dry season and very pronounced rainy period from November to January, the provinces of Davao Oriental and the Western part of Davao Province belong to this type. Type IV is characterized by rainfall evenly distributed throughout the year and occurs in Davao City, Davao del Sur, South Cotabato and the rest of Davao Province.

Location :

Region XI is located at the Southern portion of the Mindanao island, bounded by Davao gulf and Celebes Sea on the South, Surigao del Norte province on the North, the Pacific Ocean on the East, and the provinces of Agusan del Sur, Bukidnon and North Cotabato on the West.

Land Area (hectares) :

Region XI has 3,185,539 hectares (10.56% of the Philippines total land area). Its certified alienable and disposable land is 1,385,539 (43% of the Region's land area). While its Forest land is 1,867,341 hectares (58.6% of the region's land area).

Regional Capital - Davao City

Provinces/Cities

1.
Davao del Sur
2. Davao Oriental
3.
Davao Province
4. South Cotabato
5. Sultan Kudarat
6. Compostela Valley Province
7. Davao City
8. General Santos City

Population Growth Rate - 2.72 % (1990-1995)

Contribution to the Economy

Endowed with vast agricultural resources and a favorable climate, Southern Mindanao's economy remains largely agricultural. The agricultural sector's dominance in the region's economy is also apparent by the fact that in 1998, 49.19% of the region's labor force was engaged in agriculture.

Percent Share of Agriculture Sector to National Gross Domestic Product (GDP):

 

 At Current Prices

 Agriculture, Fishery & Forestry

32.99 

 Agriculture and Fishery

 32.51

Source: Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (BAS)


Agricultural Production

The region's production of major crops in 1998 registered a significant decline due to the effect of El Niño phenomenon, rat and black bug, tungro other pests infestations.

Major Food and Commercial Crops

In 1998, palay production registered only 560,589 metric tons, 13.5% lower as compared to 1997 production. Decreased in yield was due to the occurrence of El Niño phenomenon experienced in all parts of region particularly in Sarangani province, Sultan Kudarat, South Cotabato and Davao Province.

Similarly, corn total production which accounted for 562,262 metric tons declined by 13.7%. The decrease in production would have been higher had it not been for the extensive cloud seeding operations in the calamity areas and the installation of small scale irrigation system project.

Among the regions, Region XI is the 7th largest producer of palay and 4th in corn, contributing 6.6% and 14.7% respectively of the country's total harvest in 1998.

Palay and Corn Production, 1998

    Commodity Production Area Harvested (m.t.) (ha.)

 Crop

 Production (Mt.)

 Area

 Palay

 560,689

 172,367

 Corn

 562,262

 380,000


    Source: Bureau of Agricultural Statistics

Commercial crops which recorded decreases in their levels of production in 1998 include sugarcane (29.79), coconut (23.1%), banana (6.3%), cacao (6.4%), coffee (5.7%), rubber (3.8%), Durban (5.3%), and pineapple (0.2%). On the other hand, mango production increased by 3.8%.

As of 1998, the region is the largest producer of coconut and banana, contributing 29.4% and 44.4% respectively of the country's total production. It is also the 2nd largest producer of pineapple (40.3%), 4th largest producer of rubber (6.51%), 5th in mango (5.95%) and 7th in camote (4.8%).

     Production of Major Crops, 1998

 Crop/Commodity

 Production (Mt)

 Area (Hectares)

 Coconut

3,097,078 

421,037 

 Banana

1,580,963 

47,973 

 Pineapple

602,504 

11,160 

 Sugarcane

358,596 

10,815 

 Mango

54,613 

7,929 

 Coffee

38,672 

35,156 

 Camote

23,176 

4,821 

 Cassava

15,708 

2,313 

 Rubber

14,815 

6,516 


     Source: Bureau of Agricultural Statistics

Livestock and Poultry

Poultry and livestock production showed an increasing trend over the years. It was an offshoot of the growth in the number of contract growers encouraged by the establishment of new processing plants such as Universal Robina Corporation, AsiaFil Foods Purefoods and San Miguel Corporation (SMC).

Being freed from the dreaded foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), livestock production in the region grew in considerable percentages. Cattle production registered the highest growth of 10.12%, followed by carabao with 4.5%, and hogs by 1.34% while chicken production was up by 9.73% from its 1997 inventory of 12,405,663.

The region's goat raising ranks second, contributing 13.80% of the country's total inventory. It's swine (5.24%), carabao (8.42%) and cattle (8.29%) inventories ranks 3rd and 5th, respectively. For poultry inventory, chicken contributed 10% of the country's total, the 2nd largest among the regions.

    Inventory of Livestock and Poultry, 1998

 Sector

 Animal Type

 Inventory
(Number of Heads)

 Livestock

 Swine

1,030,210 

 Carabao

425,446 

 Goat

254,803 

 Cattle

197,578 

 Poultry

 Chicken

13,612,621 

 Duck

758,999 

 Source: Bureau of Agricultural Statistics

Fisheries

Total volume of fish production slightly grew by an average of 0.04% from 1992 to 1996. Total production for marine fishing/resources dipped by 36.46%. The dwindling fish catch throughout the region was due to the destruction of ecosystem, particularly the mangrove forests and coral reefs resulting from siltation and dynamite.

The situation started to improve in 1995 by registering 24.66% growth in production when the government is pursuing the Bantay Dagat Program in coordination with the LGUs and other law enforcement agencies.

In 1998, the region's fish production registered an increase of 23.5% as compared to 1997 production. It contributed 6% of the country's total output, 7th largest among the regions.

In terms of fish production by sector, commercial contributed the biggest share in the region and ranked 5th in the country, contributing 11.2%, marine (6th largest), contributed 6.2% meanwhile aquaculture and inland contributed only 1.6% and 0.25%, respectively of the country's total production in its sector.

   Fish Production by Sector

 Fisheries Sector

Production (MT)

 1997

1998 

 Commercial

68,272 

105,570 

 Marine Municipal

50,034 

46,097 

 Inland Municipal

987 

366 

 Aquaculture

16,530 

15,500 

 TOTAL

135,823 

167,713 


    Source : Bureau of Agricultural Statistics

 

 

INVENTORY OF NATIONAL ROADS
As of December 31, 1999

District

Concrete

Asphalt

Gravel

Earth

Total

1. Tagum, Davao del Norte    
2. Nabunturan, Com Valley
3. Digos, Davao del Sur
4. Malita, Davao del Sur
5. 
Mati, Davao Oriental
6. Baganga, Davao Oriental
7. South Cotabato
8. Sarangani
9. Gen. Santos City
10. Davao City

109.196
125.280
64.456
5.442
75.189
33.462
134.041
20.526
29.526
102.324

2.092
18.827
20.346
21.331
34.657
1.000
0.922
155.864
30.803
50.017

90.799
118.088
23.620
194.185
108.482
171.642
23.412
100.043
-
68.792

-
-
-
58.980
-
-
27.000
-
-
-

202.087
262.195
108.431
279.938
218.328
206.104
185.375
276.153
60.329
221.133

Total

699.171

335.859

899.063

85.980

2,020.073


  Source: Department of Public Works and Highways
                Region XI, Davao City

 

    EXISTING PORTS (by Category/Province)

 Region

 COMMERCIAL

 FISHING

 FEEDER

 PRIVATE

 PUBLIC

OPERATION 

NON-OPER. 

 TOTAL

Region XI

 18

 4

 56

 15

 92

 1

 93

Davao Oriental

 5

 2

 6

 3

 16

 -

 16

Davao Province

 5

 -

 5

 -

 10

 -

 10

Davao del Sur

 1

 1

 -

 2

 4

 -

 4

South Cotabato

 -

 -

 1

 1

 2

 -

 2

Sarangani

 2

 1

 1

 3

 7

 -

 7

Sultan Kudarat

 2

 -

 4

 2

 8

 -

 8

Davao City

 1

 -

 12

 3

 16

 -

 16

Gen. Santos City

 2

 -

 27

 1

 29

 1

 30


   Source: Inventory of Ports, NSCB

 

IRRIGABLE AREAS (In hectares by Province)

Region XI

Service Areas - 75,020

Potential Areas

Davao Oriental

3,950

5,450

Davao Province

25,169

43,331

Davao del Sur

12,709

12,691

South Cotabato

19,532

14,068

Sultan Kudarat

20,579

41,223

Davao City

(Included in Davao Sur)

 

Gen. Santos City

2,816

1,684

Source: National Irrigation Administration Region XI

   

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