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



Tri-Buddies rule Mt. Apo Boulder Challenge 2015
Posted On: 2015-05-04

THE dynamic duo of veteran adventure racer Dexter Nonato and triathlete Juanito Mahinay of Team Tri-Buddies Tagum clocked 12 hours, 56 minutes and 48 seconds to rule this year’s Mt. Apo Boulder Challenge held in Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur.Nonato, who only placed third last year, started slow bef...

Duaw kay Apo participants unload 500 kilograms of garbage from Mt. Apo
Posted On: 2015-05-04

Some 500 kilograms of garbage from the peak of Mt. Apo were unloaded during the 4-day Duaw kay Apo Clean Up and Climb on April 23-26, 2015. The clean up drive was spearheaded by the Local Government Unit of Sta. Cruz as part of the activities during the celebration of Pista sa Kinaiyahan 2015.The vo...


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