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



Sta. Cruz to honor deserving Sta. Cruzians as it gears up for 130th Founding Anniversary
Posted On: 2014-09-12

Gabi ng Parangal will be one of the major highlights of the celebration of 130th Founding Anniversary of Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur to be held on October 1-5, 2014. According to Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator Aurora Herbito, chairperson on Gabi ng Parangal event, top residents from Sta...

Sinub'badan Festival conducted
Posted On: 2014-09-10

Tribal songs, dances, games and other activities highlihted the celebration of Sinub'badan Festival in Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur on September 5-6, 2014. It was participated by all tribes in Sta. Cruz, from the dominant Bagobo-Tagabawa to the subdivisions of Muslim dwellers in the town. The festi...


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