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



SMART LAWIN Patrolling conducted in Tibolo
Posted On: 2015-09-04

Volunteer mountaineers from Sta. Cruz has participated the SMART LAWIN Foot Patrolling in Barangay Tibolo on September 2-4, 2015 along with community members and personnel from B+WISER USAID. B+WISER has introduced the HCVAs and SMART LAWIN as a tool for biodiversity and threats monitoring. Thi...

Sta. Cruz fisher folks receive fishing boats from BFAR XI
Posted On: 2015-08-25

A total of one hundred ten fishing boats have been received by selected marginal fisher folks of Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur on August 24, 2015 as part of the assistance provided by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources XI. This is part of BFAR’s effort to continuously give support to...


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