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A city of southeast Mindanao, Philippines, on Davao Gulf, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean. Davao is a major port and commercial center.
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(Placename) a port in the S Philippines, in SE Mindanao. Pop: 1 326 000 (2005 est)
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(dɑˈvaʊ, ˈdɑ vaʊ)

a seaport on SE Mindanao, in the S Philippines. 1,007,000.
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Antonietta Ebol, DOH Davao dengue program coordinator, said they had been replenishing medical supplies weekly as the demand for the rapid test kits for dengue went high.
DAVAO CITY - Business leaders here are planning to go on trade missions in countries whose embassies in Manila had issued negative travel advisories against Mindanao to promote the island's potential as an investment destination.
(Tadeco) has been upgraded to back the multimillion-peso projects going on or in the pipeline in Panabo City, the Aboitiz-owned Davao Light and Power Co.
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Davao City, Philippines, August 04, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Davao City is considered a highly urbanized Philippine city that serves as the regional capital of Davao del Sur.
'We are happy with the turnout of the participating teams from all over the country,' bared organizer Clarice Jane Calolot on Thursday's (August 8, 2019) Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum at the SM City Davao Annex.
DAVAO CITY - The launch of the once weekly Davao-Doha, Qatar-Davao flight last June 18 will strengthen the position of Davao City as an investment destination and a gateway to Mindanao, Davao City Investment Promotions Center (DCIPC) head Lemuel Ortonio said.
Davao Light said in a statement peak demand was likely to rise to 546 megawatts in 2023 from 421 MW in 2018.
Host Davao seeks safe Batang Pinoy !-- -- Joey Villar (The Philippine Star) - February 3, 2019 - 12:00am TAGUM, Davao del Norte, Philippines The Philippine Sports Commission and host Davao del Norte will put premium on security and health when they team up for the Mindanao Leg of the 2019 Philippine National Youth Games-Batang Pinoy unfolding today at the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex here.
Gold-rich Compostela Valley is ready to rebrand itself as Davao de Oro, lining itself among the provinces of the Davao region, which all have the word 'Davao' in their name, and remove the confusion of its location.