touristIn the 1970s, Davao City became known as the “killing fields” of the Philippines. As a result, the rest of the country avoided this once promising city. But it changed after the 1988 elections. The newly elected mayor, Rodrigo R. Duterte, restored peace and order in the city.
From what they call it as “Murder City,” Davao City is now one of the most livable cities in the Asia. Indeed, Davao City is one of the country’s top tourist destinations.