Davao del Sur Sports and Business Complex, Digos City
July 1, 2017

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte joined the people of Davao del Sur as they celebrated the 50th founding anniversary of the province held at the Davao del Sur Sports and Business Complex in Digos City.

The week-long festivity of the province’s golden year with the theme, ‘Bulawanong Gugma ug Panaghiusa alang sa Malamboong Probinsya’ (Golden Love and Unity for a Prosperous Province), showcased the fast growth and development of the province in the past fifty years and in the years to come. The activities included a trade fair for small-time entrepreneurs that showcased the province’s local products; a nightly entertainment for the locals and tourists in Davao del Sur; Mutya ng Davao del Sur pageant; and a car show and motocross competition for enthusiasts.

In his speech, President Duterte greeted the people for the 50th founding anniversary of their province, saying, “Happy anniversary sa inyong ika-singkwenta of your existence as a local unit… Nalipay ko’g dako kay nakaabot ta’g singkwenta anyos. (Happy anniversary to your fifty years of existence as a local unit… I am very happy that you have reached fifty years).”

Governor Douglas Cagas of Davao del Sur, Mayor Joseph Penas of Digos City, national and local government officials, as well as members of the civil society and academe attended the golden year celebration.

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