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Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Tagum Photo Safari

Tagum City is more than a city known for its paved roads.  With 14 Festivals a year, it is surely becoming famous for its events and festivities.  Davao Bloggers was fortunate enough to be invited in the 1st Official Tagum Photo Safari last January 16-17.  I was excited to be with other Tagum photographers as the City's PIO Edwin L. toured us around the precious nooks and spots of Tagum City.

1st Official Tagum Photo Caravan Team with Mayor Uy

Upon entering Tagum, you will notice palm trees 
magnificently planted on the side of the road.  
Tagum has been crowned Palm City of the Philippines.  

Not far, you will see a wooden dock where boats are
available to take you on a 30km cruise to see the
river stretch and the wildlife it carries.  On this stretch,
soft-shell crab hatcheries and restaurants are available
to provide meals and rest huts.

Soft Shell Crab Hatcheries harvest every 14-18 days

the river is clean and full of life.

But Tagum has more to offer than a river ride

Their City hall boasts of grandeur in size and design

magnificently erected to 
encourage and promote a happy
working place

Tagum also has an energy park- a 3000sqm camping site with
an area for agriculture bearing facilities such as plant
nursery, hydrophonics, and soil &leaf laboratory.

Three offices are operating inside Energy Park, these are 
BFAD Satellite Lab for Mindanao, DepED Tagum City Division
and TESDA Provincial Training Center

Soon Satellite Offices of Pag-big, GSIS, SSS, and PhilHealth
will operate in the area.

The beaches are not to be frowned at in Tagum

Environment Friendly with their
Artificial Reef Installation


Tagum also has the only Beach Volleyball Court in Mindanao.

Say hello to the DavaoBloggers
Volleyball Team =P

by Olan Emboscado of Olanology.com
Tagum City streets are clean and traffic is never a hassle.

Even the public cementery is clean and orderly

Tagum Public Market is as clean and even has
a mini park on the side

Night life in Tagum

Sing your heart out in karaoke bars

Night Market for the shoppers to glory at

Friendly people serving good food

bbq for as cheap as Php 4.00 a stick!

Food at night market is sooo cheap! we can't help but indulge!

Tagum City is definitely a traveler's paradise.  Aside from being the Palm city of the Phil, Tagum is also known as the Music Capital in Mindanao and will be also hosting Musikahan Festival on Feb 11-20 with about 5,000 contigents competing in various musical contests and 13 International Dignitaries attending from different countries.

Tagum City is a about an hour travel from Davao City, approximately 2 hours drive from Mati, Davao Oriental and about 4 to 5 hours travel from Butan City. You may call Tagum City Tourism Office at (084) 370-1424 or 218-4727 for more information and related assistance. (getting there info by Olan Emboscado)


7 comments:

Free_Angie said...

Clean gyud ang Tagum Public Market...
Taum is really a great place to live.I want to live in Tagum... :-)

olan said...

great post ley. :)

13thWiTCH said...

@angie - with a year long festival-- me too! =D

13thWiTCH said...

@olan - thank you olan...and thank you for leading the group to tagum =D

Rene Caparas, Fairview QC said...

Nice photos, look like a travel magazine.

13thWiTCH said...

@Rene Caparas - thank you rene :)

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