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General Info

Panabo is a third class component city in the province of Davao del Norte, Philippines, bordering Davao City. The city has an area of 25,123 hectares. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 174,364 people..

What To See

The city is well known as mass producer of bananas and pomelos in the country. See the wide banana plantations just outside the downtown area.. Discover the Araw ng Panabo Festival which is held every March 31st. The celebration contains colorful parade and many other events.. Witness the Ati atihan Festival of Sto. Nino Church..

What To See

The city is well known as mass producer of bananas and pomelos in the country. See the wide banana plantations just outside the downtown area.. Discover the Araw ng Panabo Festival which is held every March 31st. The celebration contains colorful parade and many other events.. Witness the Ati atihan Festival of Sto. Nino Church..

How To Get In

Panabo is a travel access hub of many types vehicles throughout the south east of the country. Travelers from Cagayan de Oro, Butuan, Surigao, Agusan Province, Mati, Compostela Valley province, and even travelers from Manila, South Luzon, and Visayas.. The nearest public airport is Davao International Airport, 21 km away in Davao City. A taxi or short distance bus from the airport to Panabo takes 30-40 minutes.. Panabo has its own wharf for docking sea vessels but it does not have a passenger terminal. Sasa Pier Passenger Terminal in Davao City is the only access from major cities in the country..

Sasa Pier is about 23 km from Panabo and takes 45 minutes of travel..

How To Get Around

Panabo is a simple place. The simplest way to get around the downtown area by tricycle. It only cost 9 pesos per passenger.. If you want to go in farm areas outside downtown area, hop on jeepneys, multicabs, and a habal habal (a modified motorcycle with extended seat to occupy more passengers)..

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How To Get In

Panabo is a travel access hub of many types vehicles throughout the south east of the country. Travelers from Cagayan de Oro, Butuan, Surigao, Agusan Province, Mati, Compostela Valley province, and even travelers from Manila, South Luzon, and Visayas.. The nearest public airport is Davao International Airport, 21 km away in Davao City. A taxi or short distance bus from the airport to Panabo takes 30-40 minutes.. Panabo has its own wharf for docking sea vessels but it does not have a passenger terminal. Sasa Pier Passenger Terminal in Davao City is the only access from major cities in the country..

Sasa Pier is about 23 km from Panabo and takes 45 minutes of travel..

How To Get Around

Panabo is a simple place. The simplest way to get around the downtown area by tricycle. It only cost 9 pesos per passenger.. If you want to go in farm areas outside downtown area, hop on jeepneys, multicabs, and a habal habal (a modified motorcycle with extended seat to occupy more passengers)..

What To Buy

Fruits. The city is famous for bananas and pomelos.. Gaisano Grand mall, brgy sto nino, ☎ 084-628-8888NOCC. 10.00-20.00..

What To Eat

Jollibee fast food. 24 hours. There are two Jollibees in Panabo..

Options For Drink

The city has many resto bars. The most famous one is the Ultra Bowl, located along the main highway..

Where To Sleep

Panabo has several accommodations ideal for gatherings, be it business meetings, grand wedding receptions, conferences, seminars, and other functions.. Gambriel Resort and Restaurant, Bangoy St, Gamao Subdivision (Barangay San Francisco). (084) 822-5537. This is considered one of the nice resorts and restaurants. Swimming pool with cottages, children playground.. Sta. Cruz Garden Resort, Barangay Malativas. A place to enjoy the scenery and experience the relaxing beauty. Swimming pool (adult and kids), indoor sports facilities..

Papachi Leisure Park & Cottages. A place to relax and explore the beauty of the beach located at Barangay Cagangohan.. Maria Clara Resort, Wharf Road, Brgy. San Pedro. (084) 822-7083. Restaurant and conference halls.. Papachi Leisure Park and Cottages, Brgy. Cagangohan. 09179542869. Restaurant and overnight cottages.. Sta. Cruz Garden Resort, Brgy. Malativas. Swimming pool, cottages, and sports facilities.. 3 One Apartelle, Km 31, Brgy. Cagangohan. (084) 628-4872.. Maria Clara Resort, Wharf Drive, San Pedro. (084) 822-7083. Restaurant and VIP rooms..

Oasis Inn, Brgy. Sto. Nino. (084) 629-1326 php1700.. Noble Inn, Brgy. Salvacion. (084) 822-6400.. Residencia de Cristita, Brgy. Sto. Nino (near Central Warehouse Club), ☎ 084-628-4156NOCC. Check in; 1PM, check out; noon. Air conditioned rooms with cable TV, refrigerators and WiFi.. Jams Apartelle, Panabo National Highway. (near Rivera Hospital), ☎ 084-628-6806NOCC, e-mail; jamsapartelle@yahoo.com. A / C rooms with own bathrooms and cable TV. php600..

History

Originally the rich lowland was inhabited by a group of stocky haired natives called Aetas. These people led nomadic life and lived by hunting.. With the use of their most essential tool, the bow and arrow " pana sa boboy " as they call itthey hunted for food which primarily consisted of rootcrops and meat of wild boars.. When the Christian settlers came at the beginning of the 20th century, the place was already a thriving trading community; thus, the place was already known as Taboan, which means " trading center "..

After the Cristian settlers began pioneering the region, the natives moved further to the hinterlands along with them their " pana sa boboy ". This term later evolved into present day name Panabo.. Panabo, which was formerly a mere barangay of Tagum, then known as Magugpo during that time, became a town July 19, 1949, through Presidential Proclamation No 236 of the President Manuel A Roxas.. The local government unit of Panabo was created into a component city of Davao del Norte by virtue of Republic Act No 9015 and ratified by the residents in a plebiscite held on March 31, 2001..

However, its official existence as a municipal corporation took effect on with the appointment of new set of officials..

Economy

The city is known as the " Banana Capital of the Philippines " due to numerous banana plantations scattered throughout the city.. In fact, Panabo is the home of the worlds biggest banana plantation, which is owned by the Tagum Agricultural Development Company, which covers around 6,900 hectares of banana fields and produce millions of boxes of export quality bananas annually.. The city itself cultivated 40 of its land or around 10,000 hectares into planting export quality bananas, which is better known as " Cavendish Bananas ". Thus, banana cultivation and exportation are the main economic lifeblood of the city..

There are also two privately owned port facilities in the city, which enabled them to export various fruits, such as bananas, mangoes, papayas, and pineapples, to countries like Japan, Korea, China, and countries as far in the Middle East and the European Union.. Public infrastructure includes the Freedom Park which features a unique banana inspired fountain sculpted by the world class artist Kublai Millan..

How To Talk

The local dialect in the city is Bisaya. If you are a tourist the people in the city can understand and speak Tagalog and English..

Barangays

The city is politically subdivided into 40 barangays. Quezon was formerly the sitio of Cabili; it became a barrio in 1957..