Towns and Cities
         
DIGOS CITY
Places to See
  • Brgy. Kapatagan, located 1,200 m. above sea level at Mt. Apo National Park, has a hot spring and provides beautiful scenery of winding roads and wide plantations.
  • The two-tiered Bacoco Falls, a 45-min. hike inside a rainforest from here, is set against a sheer cliff framed by trees.
  • Napan Falls, in Brgy. Goma, is a 30-min. ride from the city.
  • The secluded Virgin Falls is an east 10-15-min. hike.
  • Dulangan Cascading Falls
  • Mahilak Falls
  • Sinawilan Hot Springs, in Brgy. Sinawilan, is located 4 kms. from the city and is nestled within virgin forests and winding roads.
  • The city’s Seven Hills are also ideal for mountain climbing.
  • Marawer Hot Springs, located 5 kms. from Brgy. Kapatagan and 400 m. downstream from the road, can be reached by motorcycle.  Here, steaming water gushes out from a hill.
  • Badiang Mat Weavers Village
  • Lumayan Springs
Brief History
  • Digos was formerly a barrio of Santa Cruz
  • It was made into a chartered city on September 8, 2000.
  • The city’s name was derived from the word pagdigos meaning “to take a bath.”
Economy

Pottery making is a cottage industry in Brgy. Matti

Location and Topography

Built on seven hills, Digos City is surrounded by a major rice-producing area and has abundant rivers that meet the Davao Gulf.

General Information
  • Area (sq. kms.): 287.1
  • Population: 125,171
  • No. of Barangays: 26 (3 urban)
  • Income Class: Third
  • District: First
  • Zip Code: 8002
  • Area Code: 82
Where to Dine
  • Almoner’s
  • Arnaldo’s Resto
  • Bamiyan
  • Barbecue Row - Rizal Ave.
  • Big Taste Homeburger
  • Digosenia Bakery - Rizal Ave. (tel: 2263)
  • Ermie’s Barbecue House - Rizal Ave.
  • Gerry’s Place
  • Jack’s Bakery - 26 Osmeña Ave.
  • Jollibee - DC Square (tel: 553-6171-72)
  • Kainan ni Ate Dul’s
  • Kamayan sa Digos - Gen. Luna Ext.
  • Mers Restaurant, a bakery cum eatery near the city hall, sells bibingka (native rice cakes).
  • Oceanic Food Center - R. Magsaysay St. (tel: 2332)
  • Prangel’s
  • UN Luncheonette - J.A. Santos St. (tel: 2645)
  • Vencris
Where to Stay
  • El Rio Traveller's Inn, along Rizal St., 2 kms. from the city, has non-airconditioned single and airconditioned single/double rooms.
  • Captain's Cabin, along Rizal St., has single/double rooms.
  • Cecilia Lodging House, along Crumb St., has 23 airconditioned and non-airconditioned rooms.
  • Digos Resthouse, along Quezon Blvd., 2 kms. from the city, has 5 non-airconditioned rooms with common bath.
  • Digos Travel Lodge, along Rizal Ave., has 6 airconditioned rooms with bath (including 4 suites), 9 non-airconditioned rooms and a swimming pool.  
  • Hotel Yncierto, along Gen. Luna Ext., has non-airconditioned single/double rooms and airconditioned rooms (double economy/de luxe, double suite, matrimonial) and a 70-pax conference room.  Tel:  2357 & 2571 (PLDT).
  • The St. Benedictine Monastery has 27 rooms, chapel and open-air 70-pax function hall.
  • Saroma Hotel & Convention Ave., a lodging house along Quezon Ave., has 17 rooms (non-airconditioned single and airconditioned single/double), coffee shop (Cafe Adriano) and three conference halls.   Tel: 2303.
  • Holiday Beach Resort, in Brgy. Dawis, has cottages, water sports facilities and playground.
  • Leling Beach Resort has cottages, gray sand beach and a training center.
How to Get There

Distances (Digos City to:)

  • Davao City 57 kms. (Mintranco, Norlins Bus, Tacurong Bus, Weena Express and Yellow Bus Lines buses)

Digos City is an important road junction as the highway from Cotabato City (Maguindanao) and Kidapawan City (Cotabato) meets the highway from Gen. Santos City (South Cotabato)

Tourist Information Center
  • City Mayor’s Office - City Hall (tel: 553-2114)
  • City Information Office - (tel: 553-5984)
Festivals
  • January 15 (Sinulog) - features participants in colorful costumes giving thanks to the Sto. Nino.
  • January 28 (Araw ng mga Natibo) - features ethnic dances and songs and horsefighting.
  • May 1-3 (Lanahan) - held in Brgy. Balabag, it is a ritual of making medicinal oil (lana) after a pilgrimage to Mt. Apo.
  • May 15 (St. Isidore the Farmer)
  • July 1 (Araw ng Davao del Sur)
  • July 19 - the citys foundation day
  • August 22 (Mary Mediatrix)
  • September 8 - the city's charter anniversary
Banks
  • Bank of the Philippine Islands - 2094 Rizal Ave. (tel: 553-2251, fax: 553-2097)
  • Development Bank of the Philippines - Magsaysay St.
  • Equitable PCI Bank - Rizal Ave., Zone II
  • Metrobank - Rizal Ave. (tel: 2271 and 2281).
  • Philippine National Bank - Quezon Ave. (tel: 553-2543, fax: 553-2187)
Medical Assistance
  • Canos Medical Center – Rizal Ave.
  • Digos Doctors Hospital (75 beds) – MacArthur Highway (tel: 553-3584)
  • Davao Del Sur Provincial Hospital (100 beds) – Lapu-Lapu St. (tel: 553-2682)
  • Dominican Hospital (30 beds) – Quezon Ave. (tel: 553-6925)
  • Fanlo Medical Clinic
  • Gonzales Maranan Clinic and Hospital (50 beds) - Quezon Ave. (tel: 218-2309 & 553-2474)
  • Halasan’s Clinic – Public Market
  • Llanos Hospital (40 beds) – Roxas St.
  • Masongsong Clinic (38 beds) – 2805 Gen. Del Pilar St.  (tel: 553-2625)
  • Medical Center of Digos Cooperative Hospital (45 beds) – Canos Bldg., Rizal Ave.,National Highway, Tres de Mayo (tel: 553-8533 & 553-5235)
  • Mercado Medical Clinic (24 beds) – Kapatagan
  • Paulino Hospital (60 beds) – Rizal Ave. (tel: 553-8480)
  • San Pedro Hospital – Quezon Blvd.
  • Sunga Hospital (70 beds) – Rizal Ave.

  

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