The municipality of Sta. Cruz was an active participant in the making of Mindanao's and Philippines' histories. From the Spanish rule, to American regime, to Japanese occupation, to independence, to Martial Law, to EDSA Revolution, Sta. Cruz' story was intricately interwoven into the country's saga.More than a century-old municipality, Sta. Cruz was legally created last October 5, 1884 and it is the third oldest town in Mindanao. This gulf was originally called LABO, a Bagobo word meaning marshland. The Bagobo-Tagabawa tribe ruled by Datu Ali w



BSP Provincial Encampment 2016
Posted On: 2016-12-07

Mayor Alexis Almendras meets with DepEd North District Supervisor Nancy Iyog and Boy Scouts of the Philippines Council Chairperson Dante C. Asnar to finalize the preparation for the upcoming Davao del Sur Provincial BSP Encampment to be held in Almendras Elementary School, Astorga, Sta. Cruz, Davao ...

More Mt. Apo Rehab Efforts
Posted On: 2016-12-06

The Royal Mandaya Hotel recently turns over 50,000 worth of assistance to DENR for rehabilitation of Mt. Apo. The amount comes from a proceeds of the Hunat sa Davao Fun Run conducted last September 2016. Photo here shows DENR Protected Area Superintendent Ed Ragaza and Sta. Cruz Tourism Officer Juli...


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