Davao City ‘saving grace’ to Mindanao ‘war-torn’ image

THE DURIAN POST BY ROGER "DURIANBURGDAVAO" BALANZA

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PUBLISHED IN THE DURIAN POST NO. 85, Nov 14-20, 2011

There is more to Davao City landing 87th in the list of top 100 fastest-growing cities and urban centers in the world.

The London-based City Mayors Foundation has ranked Davao City No. 87 among 200 urban centers as the fastest-growing cities in the world, beating Manila which is No. 190 in the list.
Davao City has long been acknowledged as Mindanao’s premier city and enter of the island’s trade and commerce.

While the accolade affirmed Davao City’s position as the premier city in Mindanao, the honor could also help change Mindanao’s war-torn image the city being located in the island.
Mayor Sara Duterte welcomed the report about her city being picked as one of the top cities in the world. She adds that Davao City will continue to play a major role in Mindanao’s economy as the island’s center of…

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