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Davao City Hall (built 1926)

Davao City Hall © Jojie Alcantara

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The local government building was built as a municipal hall by the American government in 1926, eleven years before the place was declared as a chartered city by then President Manuel L. Quezon in 1937. Depicting the American architecture in the 1920s, the Davao City Hall was the latest infrastructure in the country declared as a historical site in 2012, with the unveiling rites of a marker by Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and Ludivico Badoy, chair of the National Historical Commission.

Davao City Hall © Jojie Alcantara

Davao City Hall © Jojie Alcantara


These shots were taken during my street photography workshop with Davao Bloggers last June 8, 2013.


Filed under: Davao del Sur, Davao Region XI, Landmarks, Mindanao, Only in Davao, Places


Jojie Alcantara is a multi-awarded photographer, writer, artist and TV personality whose works are featured in tourism campaigns (It's More Fun in the Philippines), covers and spreads of books and international magazines. She is a frequent traveler in search of inspirational stories and heartwarming images of nature and people. She is also a brand endorser and advocate, social media influencer and motivational speaker who gives photography workshops to universities and organizations. A former TV host, she has done a few commercials, several hosting gigs and speaking engagements. In 2013, she received an award from the City Government of Davao for her significant contribution in the social media. She has been a web designer/blogger since the 90s and has seen the evolution of the internet and social media transition from the perspective of a traditional media person.

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