Essential Information

Language
Filipino is the spoken language but Davaoeños are fluent English speakers. The local language is Cebuano and Davaoeño. "Madayaw" is a known word means good.

Here's a good greeting you can start with.
Kamusta? - How are you?
Maayo. - Good.


Climate
Davao is blessed with a magnificently typhoon free climate because of its latitudinal location near the equator. In the last century only two typhoons were recorded to hit the region. It has a normal atmospheric condition or a climate perfect for a vacation. Throughout the year, rainfall is less distributed. Maximum Rain usually falls in December and January. The average annual temperature is 27.3 degree celsius.


Communication
Reach all the corners of the world through the high-speed internet connection, airmail, cargo firms and direct telephone or mobile call lines.


Business Hours
Most shops are open from 8:00 am-5:00 pm. Malls and other shopping centers  are open from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm daily.


Tipping
Tipping is one of the many ways of extending your thanks to Davao's hospitality. Most establishments add 10% service charge.


Smoking
Davao City is a smoke free city. Smoking is banned in shopping centers, malls, cinemas, restaurants and public transit. There are smoking areas available in most establishments.


Potable Water
Davao's tap water is clean and safe. Davao was ranked third among the cities of the world having safest water supply.


Taxicabs
Taxicabs are available 24/7. Be at you comfort and safety in taking a transit because these taxi cabs are monitored to ensure that you are sent to your destinations with sound driving.


Jeepneys
This is the most available transit. A Filipino improvised jeepney will only cost you a minimum of P 8.00, this includes an honest and smiling drivers.

Last updated: June 12, 2017
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