Ebayfind, circa 1930s. If there was one building which I have no clue about, it is this. It is not really mentioned in books. I am hoping anybody who reads this can give insight. It could functioned as an acitivity center, a ballroom or just where American residents gather. This was just beside St Peter's… Continue reading American Club, Claveria
Photo credit thanks to the Torres Family. Thanks to Tony Sahagun for the article find. Davao Maternity Hospital Opens Today Pet Project of Nurses Group Becomes Reality By E. Y. Wilson Manila Chronicle July 5, 1952 With the inauguration today (July 5, 1952) of the Davao Maternity Clinic on Leon Ma. Guerrero street, the dream… Continue reading Davao Maternity Hospital
1937, Credit to the community page Philippines of Yesteryears. Year unknown, credit to the owner. Year unknown, maybe 20s or 30s, credit to the owner. maybe 50s, credit to the owner. ebayfind, year 20s or 30s. Thanks to Jaja Barriga for the find, to correct, year maybe 30s. Year maybe 50s, credit to the owner. If… Continue reading The Davao Provincial Capitol through the years.
This is part 2 of the disappeared monuments in Davao City, maybe around 50s. Not sure where this ended up, suspicions is in Mati. Not sure if it is one and the same, or the one in Mati is a different one. This statue was located where you now have the Bonifacio Rotunda. First photo… Continue reading Disappeared Monuments, Rizal Statue, now Bonifacio Rotunda, Part 2.
Thanks to Discovering the Old Philippines: People, Places, Heroes, Historical Events Strangely this monument disappeared from Davao City, not sure when, maybe 50s. Only to surface in Cotabato City. It was a very good find by a close friend Patrick Jerome when he went to Cotabato City and took a photo of it, below. Also the… Continue reading Disappeared Monuments, Commonwealth, Uyanguren, Part 1
Thanks to Chris Sambas, maybe 50s or 60s. Somewhere Magallanes. To its left is an alley that leads to Ilustre and San Pedro Sts. I remember taking that alley with apprehension before. That alley which leads to an exit beside Games and Garments store on those streets.
#olddavao #davaoofthepast to those who are new to this page, welcome. happy you are here. the scarcity of old davao images on the net made me frustrated, and envious of other cities. so i thought, hmm, why not request it from dabawenyos themselves, there should a treasure trove of photos out there. hence this page.… Continue reading What you should need to know of the page.
The center was established in 1917 as the Davao Public Hospital. It was a 25 bed capacity hospital in San Pedro St., Davao City. In 1946, the hospital was renamed as the Davao General Hospital increasing its capacity to 200 beds. In 1957, the hospital transferred to its current location at JP Laurel Avenue, Bajada… Continue reading Davao Public Hospital.
Dada Lozano with Malouchi Gahol and 3 others. Daughters of Dona Vicenta Monteverde Tionko, Baby, Anita and Naty Tionko. Thank you Patricia Dacudao for sharing this treasure you found at the University of Michigan Library. SOURCE: Folder Santiago Artiaga Biographical Material, BOX: Artiaga, Santiago, 1878-1962, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan
The Datto Manib, Principal Bagani of the Bagobos, with some Wives and Followers and two Missionaries. The image is part of an book titled The Inhabitants of the Philippines, by Frederic H. Sawyer. An online copy is part of the Gutenberg Project.
At the Beach in 1939. My grandmother, Lola Peping (Guadalupe Suazo-Castillo) is the 5th lady standing from the left. Dra. Concepcion de Asis is beside Lola Peping(4th last from the left). Thanks to Dada Lozano.
ebayfind: Real Photo Postcard Claveria Street Left Davao Public Market Philippines maybe 20s or 30s. Forerunner of the Bangkerohan and Agdao Public Markets. Original location was probably near Jones Circle or Uyanguren and Claveria Streets. Picture shows abundance of acacia trees which is a strong indication where it was located first. Picture below shows a… Continue reading Davao Public Market
Local historians claim that the word davao came from the phonetic blending of the word of three Bagobo subgroups when referring to Davao River, an essential waterway which empties itself into Davao Gulf near the city.
1543 The first documented arrival of the Spaniards on Davao soil was as early as February 2, 1543.
Here is an old photo dated 1931 featuring the Commencement Exercises for the Class of '31 and Father Selga as speaker. I was told this was taken in the Philippines, and when I did a search for a Father Selga, the only thing I could find was a Fr. Selga Street and Fr. Selga Campus on the University of the Immaculate Conception in Davao City, the Philippines. I also found mention of a Father Miguel Selga S.J. as the late director of the Manila Observatory.