Today in Philippine History, On May 8, 1967, Republic Act No. 4867 which divided the Province of Davao into three provinces was passed into law

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On May 8, 1967, Republic Act No. 4867 was passed into law. It divided the Province of Davao into three provinces namely Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur and, Davao Oriental.

The capital of Davao del Norte is Tagum; Davao del Sur, Digos; and Davao Oriental, Mati.

All three provinces are in Region XI.

On June 17, 1972, by virtue of Republic Act No. 6430, the Davao del Norte was renamed to Davao.

On January 30, 1998, President Fidel V. Ramos signed into law Republic Act No. 8470 creating the Province of Compostela Valley, which was also carved out of the old Davao Province. Its capital is Nabunturan.

Reference: Philippines News Agency


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