Davao City aims to become a major growth pole in the international market by engaging
the empowered and participative citizenry in resource based and market-driven economic
activities within the context of balanced ecology, sustainable growth and equity-led
Davao City also aims to be the growth center in Mindanao. To attain this, it is
going to engage the "players" in the local economy to engage in propulsive
industries, in industries with export potentials and in light, medium and heavy
industries such as in agri-based industries. Moreover, Davao City shall be developed
as the service, financial, tourism destination, and education center in Mindanao.
Make Davao City and its people, free from cold, hunger and disease, unburdened by
ignorance, secure in their persons and domicile, enjoying the blessing of growth
and development without sacrificing the quality of the environment.
Strive to empower the Davao City residents by allowing their genuine participation
in the formulation of decisions affecting them.
Recognize the right of the Muslim people and Tribal Filipinos to self-determination
and to give due respect to their ancestral domain and their culture. In any and
all circumstances, the city shall adopt a policy on addressing their welfare and
Ensure the full implementation of programs geared to uphold the survival, protection,
development and participation rights of children especially those in extremely difficult
Engender policy, strategies, programs and projects to be more responsive to specific
In essence, all programs shall be deeply rooted to the conviction that people is
the center of all development changes.
Infrastructure and Utilities
To provide Davao City with adequate, relevant and efficient infrastructure support
facilities and utilities and urban basic services in order to attain the socio-economic
upliftment to this citizenry within the framework of sustainable development.
The delivery of urban basic services is primarily the responsibility of the City
Government. Basic services include the provision of water, electricity and sanitation
facilities (drainage, sewerage, toilet, garbage collection and disposal).
Local Government Administration
We commit to transform Davao City's vision into reality by providing excellent
and effective services anchored on the principle of "Leadership by example"
and establish mechanisms that will ensure an efficient and effective governance.
Our mission is to transform Davao City into a modern and well-planned investment
center in Mindanao and the Asia-Pacific Region, propelled by socially enlightened
leaders and empowered citizenry, spiritually committed to attain sustainable growth
and optimum development within the context of balanced ecology.