Davao Oriental History, Geography, Economy

Davao Oriental is a province of Region 12 in Eastern Mindanao Island, Philippines.

Davao Oriental History
Davao Oriental Provincial Capitol (Photo Credit: mapio.net)

Profile of Davao Oriental Province (Geography)
Location –> Davao Region, Philippines (See map below)
Neighboring Provinces –> Surigao Del Sur, Davao De Oro (Formerly Compostela Valley)
Capital –> Mati City
Area –> 5,679.64 km2 (2,192.92 sq mi)
Population –> 558,958 (2015 census)
Terrain –> Mountainous with narrow coastal plains
Industries –> Agriculture, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Corn, Abaca, Fruits, Seaweeds, Fish
People/Language –> Bisaya (Cebuano), Davawenyo, Mandaya, Mansaka, Kalagan, Kamayo
City –> Mati
Municipalities (Towns) –> (10) Baganga, Banaybanay, Boston, Caraga, Cateel, Gov. Generoso, Lupon, Manay, San Isidro, and Tarragona

Government Officials
Representative (1st District) –> Corazon N. Malanyaon
Representative (2nd District) –> Joel Mayo Z. Almario
Governor –> Nelson Dayanghirang
Vice Governor –> NiƱo Sotero Uy
Provincial Board Members (Sangguniang Panlalawigan or SP Members)
First District:
Nelson Dayanghirang Jr.
Dante Caubang
Marietta Palmera
Joselito Villademosa
Laureano Taya
Second District:
Louis Philippe Rabat
Anacleto Macatabog
Lemuel Ian Larcia
Enrico Antopuesto
Capistrano Roflo Jr.

Davao Oriental History

Davao Oriental was created as a province on July 1, 1967 with the enactment of Republic Act No. 4867, the law that divided the huge Davao Province into three independent provinces: Davao Oriental, Davao Del Norte, and Davao Del Sur.

In the special election held in 1967 following the split of the historical Davao Province, Constancio P. Maglana became the first congressman of the independent Davao Oriental Province.

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Read the history of Davao Oriental in Tagalog here.

Economy of Davao Oriental Province

Davao Oriental is primarily an agricultural province where rice, corn, abaca, fruits, fish and seaweeds are the chief products.

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See also: List of Philippine Provinces and Capital by Region

Map of Province

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