Davao Del Sur History, Geography, Economy

Davao Del Sur is a province of Region 12, Philippines.

Davao Del Sur History
Davao Del Sur Provincial Capitol (Photo Credit: davaodelsur.gov.ph)

Profile of Davao Del Sur (Geography)
Location –> Davao Region, Philippines (See map below)
Neighboring Provinces –> Davao Del Norte, Davao Occidental, Sarangani, South Cotabato, and Cotabato
Capital –> Digos City
Area –> 4,607.59 km2 including Davao City
Population –> 2,265,579 including Davao City (2015 census)
Terrain –> Coastal plain with some hills
Main Industry –> Agriculture
Major Products –> Rice, Corn, fish, sugar
People/Language –> Bisaya (Cebuano), Tagalog

Cities –> Davao, Digos City
Municipalities (Towns) –> (9) Bansalan, Hagonoy, Kiblawan, Magsaysay, Malalag, Matanao, Padada, Santa Cruz, Sulop

Government Officials
Representative (Lone District) –> Mercedes “Didi” C. Cagas
Governor –> Marc Douglas Cagas IV
Predecessor –> Douglas R.A. Cagas
Vice Governor –> John Tracy Fortich-Cagas
Predecessor –> Marc Douglas Cagas IV
Predecessor –> Aileen Almendras
Provincial Board Members (Sangguniang Panlalawigan or SP Members)
First District:
John Tracy Cagas
Erwin Llanos
Lanie Gabutero
Simplicio Latasa
Victoriano Cadungog
Second District:
Merlin Bello
Lanier Cadungog
Anna Margarita Resonable
Carmelo Delos Cientos III
Arvin Malaza

Davao Del Sur History

On May 8, 1967, the historical Davao Province was divided into three provinces: Del Norte, Del Sur and Oriental through the enactment of Republic Act No. 4867. In the special election of 1967, Artemio Al Loyola became the first congressman or representative of the independent Davao del Sur Province. At that time, Davao City was included in the representation.

On July 23, 2013, five municipalities in the southern part Davao Del Sur were separated to create the province of Davao Occidental by virtue of Republic Act 10360.

On October 16 and October 29, 2019, an earthquake of 6.3 and 6.6 magnitude hit the province destroying many structures and injuring a lot of people.

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Go here to see the candidates and results of the 2019 election results.

Read the history of Davao Del Sur in Tagalog here.

Economy of Davao Del Sur Province

Outside of Davao City, Davao Del Sur is primarily an agricultural province where rice, corn, coconut, and fish are the main products.

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See also: List of Philippine Provinces and Capital by Region

Map of Province

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