Sta. Ana District

Before the war, Davao then a new chartered city had two districts, Downtown and  Sta. Ana. Between the two was an expanse of coconuts, nipas and marshlands. Oyanguren then was a long dusty road, and clearly inhabited towards the end. And as per Antonio Figueroa in his column on the founding of the district or…

What those aerials and maps mean?

These series of aerials and maps taken before the war can have a lots of purpose. Just like those Google maps in the increasingly pervasive presence of today’s technology, aerials served a variety of purpose, from agriculture to military intelligence. And it can a pretty stifling work. As it means you take a lot of…