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Davao The City By Night

Unwind, relax, and enjoy as we tour the city throbbing with lights and sounds everywhere. The perfect night out would be at The Venue or Matina Town Square where an assortment of sidewalk cafes, bars, and specially restaurants abound. Enjoy another open-air traet of beer music and fun at the city’s Rizal Promenade along Rizal St. where live bands performed where the young party crowd converge. Of course you can opt to dance the night away in various discotheques where local live bands perform, or try your luck at the Casino Filipino.

City of Maasin

Legend has it that Ferdinand Magellan on his way from Limasawa to Cebu in 1521 dropped by Canturing and Combado rivers for fresh water supply. His men found the taste of the water salty, thus the name MAASIN. The Jesuits founded the Maasin settlement in 1700. It became a town in 1755, part of the Leyte province. When Southern Leyte was created in 1960, Maasin was made the provincial capital and seat of the lone congressional district. Maasin was elevated to city status on August 10, 2000 by virtue of RA 8796, ratified overwhelming by Maasinhons in a plebiscite. The first city mayor and incumbent chief executive is Damian G. Mercado.

No. of Barangays: 70
Land Area: 266.78 sq. kms.
Population: 85,000
Religion: Predominatly Catholic
Dialect: Cebuano
Feastday: August 15
Patrones: Our Lady of The Assuption
City Charter Day: August 10

Getting to Maasin
Maasin City can be reaches from Cebu City thru nightly inter-island overnight boat trips. The fastest and most convenient is by two-hour Tacloban-Sogod-Maasin route. Air-conditioned vans, multi-cabs, pedicabs and motorcabs complement ordinary buses and jeepneys as modes of transportation for Maasinhons. A multi-million, ultra modern bus terminal cum market, mall, recreation, arts and culture center of the latest design is the flagship project of City Mayor Damian G. Mercado.

Bislig City

It is located at the Southeastern Coast of Mindanao Facing the Pacific Ocean. It is the only component city of Surigao del Sur that was created in 2000.

Blessed with abundant natural attractions, the city by the bay is home to numerous waterfalls. Tinuy-an Falls is one of its prominent attractions. It is noted by most people as “Niagara Falls” of the Philippines. It has a 3 tiered falls of total height of 55 meters and bathing width area of 95 meters. Other features are presence of  3 islets at the swimming ground, cool atmosphere with presence of dipterocarp trees, ferns, orchids and vines along bank of river; multi layered riverbed of stones skillfully crafted by nature; and formation of rainbow rays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Butuan City

Intriguing Butuan is a place you must not miss to visit. Its spectacular archaeological sites yielded a bounty of artifacts, and even older traces including prehistoric wooden boats known as “balangays” or “Butuan Boats”. For history buffs and heritage conscious visitors, visit the Butuan City Regional Museum where relics and artifacts authenticated by experts of archaeology dating back to the 4th century (320 A.D.) are on display; the Balangay Shrine Museum, Diocesan Liturgical Museum and private antique collections. At night, you can sing your blues away at the various KTV bars, listen to the live rock bands, and experience the psychedelic colors and music of its sports and music bars.

Tagbilaran: The City of Friendship

Tagbilaran City is the capital city of the Province of Bohol. It is some 630 km from Manila and located at the southwestern part of the province.

Tagbilaran City is composed of 15 barangays, occupying a total lang area of 3,270 hectares, 13 kilometers of which is a coastline. The city has two notable peaks, Elley Hill and Banat-i Hill, rising on both ends of the city.

Tagbilaranś name came from two words, tagu(to hide) and bilaan(Muslim marauder tribe), which means ¨to hide from the Moros¨. The city traces its history as a settlement, known as the Bool Kingdom, to as early as the 15th century.

The city obtained its charter on July 1, 1966 by virtue of Republic Act No. 4660.