Davao Museum

Davao City, Davao del Sur

Davao Museum of History and Ethnography is located in Insular Village I, Lanang, Davao City. It houses artifacts of Davao's indigenous tribes and photographs of the city's historic events and history of its pioneering families

Davao Museum of History and Ethnography News

  • Artifacts And Crafts

    Artifacts And Crafts

    It was a rare treat as we were invited through buddy Kublai Millan to a simple birthday celebration at the house of Archt. Jose Racho. The pansit and the plate of lechon that welcomed us, however, was but the trimmings to the real reason we were there.

    Archt. Racho collects artifacts and crafts, mostly brass but just as many wood, majority of Maranao origin, but many of long-gone days when the other tribes were also into brassworks; like the Blaan belt and bracelets that Leonardo Rey S. Carino said is no longer worn nor made.

    A tiny sampling of Racho's collection can be found at the lobb ...

  • Modern Museo To Rise At Peoples Park

    Modern Museo To Rise At Peoples Park

    An improved and modern Museo Dabawenyo is expected to rise in the heart of Davao City in 2019 at the People's Park.

    The current Museo Dabawenyo is located on Andres Bonifacio Rotunda, in what was once the Court of First Instance that was renovated in 2008.

    The Museo houses the history and artifacts of Davao's distinguished Indigenous People, the Davao City History or how it became a charter city, the Hall of Fame for "Datu Bago" awardees, the highest honor the city gives to its citizens; the gallery of the Undivided Davao History or Nanay Soling Duterte Hall; and different art works of l ...

  • A Walk Through Davaos History

    A Walk Through Davaos History

    Just like other cities in the Philippines, Davao City also has a rich history.

    Some Dabawenyos know about some of the city's history but only few know the nitty-gritty details of the history of this wonderful city.

    The Museo Dabawenyo and the Davao Museum of History and Ethonography (Davao Museum) offers Dabawenyos and its visitors a treasure trove of not only Davao City's history but also of Davao Region and parts of Mindanao.

    Davao Museum's history goes way back in 1976 when Don Enrique Zobel, chair of the Filipinas Foundation, now the Ayala Foundation, offered a lot at Insular Vill ...

  • Davao City Budget Travel Guide Where To Go Eat And Stay

    Davao City Budget Travel Guide Where To Go Eat And Stay

    Davao City claims itself to be one of the world's safest cities. For a traveler visiting the city for the first time, I can assure you that this claim is true. For some reason, the vibe alone from the city will make you feel secured. Walking late at night, we never felt unsafe. This makes Davao city perfect for backpackers. But what else is there to visit in Davao City? Here's a quick travel guide on where to go, eat and stay.


    The easiest way to Davao City is via a plane ride. We booked our tickets via Air Asia and Cebu Pacific (we had different bookings, all bought d ...

  • Pen And Ink Art Pieces For The Badjao

    The Davao chapter of the Guild for Upholding and Harnessing Indispensable Talents (GUHIT) Pinas is staging a pen and ink art exhibition for a cause at the Museo Dabawenyo in Davao City until the end of September.

    Perry Lequigan, one of the artists who lead the group in Davao, said that their exhibit, called "Unity in Diversity," will feature at least 30 pen and ink pieces.

    Lequigan and fellow artist Alfaroq Kadir spoke as among the guests in Tuesday's Art Talk in Park Inn by Radisson Davao. They also showed some of the pieces that they will exhibit. These seemingly unassuming media (ball ...

  • Davao City Philippines Little Japan

    Davao City Philippines Little Japan

    Historically, the Philippines is composed of three major islands of which Mindanao, is the second biggest archipelago. It is strategically located in the southernmost section of the Philippine Islands. Accordingly, it is the only prominent archipelago in the country wherein the Muslim population is very much prevalent. Best of all, it is blessed with the biggest city that is aptly named as Davao, which uniquely possesses an ancient nomenclature that is actually a derivative from the Bagobo tribe.

    Phonetically, Davao is a combination of three subgroups which included the Bagobos, various bea ...