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



Team Sta. Cruz garners four major awards in 1st Water Safety and Rescue Competition
Posted On: 2015-07-27

In the recently-concluded 1st Regional Water Safety and Rescue Competition held in Tagum City on July 25-26, 2015, contingents from Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur reap four major awards. Mostly composed of rescue personnel and volunteers of the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council,...

Sta. Cruz adopts New Mt. Apo Trekking Policy
Posted On: 2015-07-14

Sta. Cruz mayor Atty. Joel Ray Lopez approved Sangguniang Bayan Resolution No. 189-15 adopting the Common Trekking Policy among all Local Governments in Mt. Apo Natural Park (MANP) as earlier imposed by the Protected Area Management Board (PAMB). In the new policy, all entry points to Mt. Ap...


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