September 8 commemorates the 12th Foundation Day anniversary of the City of Digos. It became 1st class city on June 30, 2011 with a total land area of 287.1 km2 (110.8 sq mi).
The name “Digos” has said to be originated from the word “padigos”, which means “to take a bath”.
Through Presidential Executive Order No. 236 issued by President Elpidio Quirino on July 1, 1949, Digos became a regular municipality. In that same year of July 19, it was formally inaugurated.
Republic Act 8798 declared Digos as a component city of Davao del Sur province, which was eventually supported by a majority vote during the plebiscite on September 8, 2000.
Dialects in Digos City comprise Cebuano, Tagalog, Hiligaynon, Ilonggo, Bagobo, Muslim, and Ilokano. Furthermore, ethnic groups such as B’laan, Bagobo, Kalagan, and Manobo enriched Digos culture.
|Region||REGION XI (Davao Region)|
|Province||DAVAO DEL SUR|
|Municipality/City||CITY OF DIGOS (Capital)|
|Income Classification:||2nd Class||Registered Voters (2010): 95,060|
|Urban/Rural:||Partially Urban||Population : (as of Aug 1, 2007): 145,514|
1. Figures on registered voters are partial data from Commission on Elections (COMELEC) which may still be subject to corrections/adjustments from their field offices
2. Figures on registered voters exclude data on absentee voters.
3. Figures on registered voters are as of January 2010.
4. PSGC Information are as of 31 March 2012.
5. Income Classification based on Department of Finance Department Order No.23-08 Effective July 29, 2008.
6. Urban/rural classification based on 2000 CPH, Report No. 4 Urban Population, National Statistics Office, June 2006.
7.Legislative District Source: Records and Statistics Division, Commission on Elections (COMELEC): As of May 2008.
8. Population (as of August 1, 2007): a) Total Population Count by Region, Province, City/Municipality and Barangay as of August 1, 2007 ; b) Population of Highly Urbanized Cities (HUCs) are excluded in the total population of their respective provinces but are included in the regional total; and c) Population of barangays with boundary disputes are excluded in total population of their respective municipalities and cities but are included in the provincial and regional total. Source: 2007 Census of Population: National Statistics Office (NSO).
9. Population counts for the regions do not add up to national total (88,574,614). Source: National Statistics Office (NSO)
As part of the city’s celebration this year, the city organized several events which are scheduled on the following dates:
SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
- Cavite City observes holiday, September 7, 2012 (rqjavines.wordpress.com)
- Fake P1,000 bill finds way to Digos City ATM (business.inquirer.net)