Davao City is one of the most beautiful cities in the Philippines. Also, it's never been denied that Davao City is very clean, peaceful and progressive since Ex-Mayor Rody "Digong" Duterte's regime started. This blog will help most people to visualize and learn more about Davao City by imagination and art.
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Local historians of Davao claim that the word davao came from the phonetic blending of the word of three Bagobo subgroups when referring to Davao River, an essential waterway which empties itself into Davao Gulf near the city.
The aboriginal Obos who inhabit the hinterlands of the region called the river, Davoh; the Clatta or Guiangans called it Duhwow, or Davau, and the Tagabawa Bagobos, Dabu. To the Obos, the word davoh also means a place “beyond the high grounds“, alluding to the settlements located at the mouth of Davao River which were surrounded by high rolling hills.
When asked where they were going, the usual reply is davoh, while pointing towards the direction of the town. Duhwow also refers to a trading settlement where they barter their forest goods in exchange for salt or other commodities.