Tourism Destination of Compostela Valley

Conquer the Valleys of Compostela

Facts: Municipal destinations

 

COMPOSTELA VALLEY

Capital Town: Nabunturan

Governor: Arturo T. Uy

Location: Southeastern Mindanao, Davao Region; Land Area: 4,666.93 sq. km.

Population: 580,244 (2000 NSO Census); Annual Population Growth Rate: 2.33%

No. of (Cities) and Municipalities: 11; Labour Force: 398,666

Language/Dialect: English, Cebuano/Visaya, Pilipino, Dabaweno.

Indigenous People (IP) Groups: Mansaka, Mandaya, Manguangan, Dibabawon, Kalagan, Ata/Manobo

Areas of potential investments (DTI, Compostela Valley)

Palm oil plantation, grain processing, coffee, solo papaya, calamansi, and bamboo production and processing, recreation centres, travel and tours, cottage industry, cellsites, public calling offices, communication, internet systems, hotels and inns, furniture, jewelry, and housing.

 

Socio-Economic Profile

    Compostela Valley is classified as a first class province with an actual income of P697,328,056 in 2006. Agriculture is the major economy of the province with about 30.70 percent of its land area devoted to agricultural activities.

     The major crops are rice, corn, vegetables, and root crops. The industrial crops include coconut, coffee, banana and minor crops that include abaca, cacao, and fruits. The major fruit crops are the highly-commercial banana and pineapple, the durian, papaya, mango, and lanzones, mangosteen, rambutan, and mandarin.

     It has a robust livestock and poultry industry mostly cattle, carabao, hogs, chicken, goat, turkey, geese, and ducks.

     The coastal municipalities of Maco, Mabini, and Pantukan are the entres for a flourishing aquaculture and fisheries industries.

     Compostela has a rich mineral resource base. Its chief mineral product is gold. Also found in huge commercial quantity are copper, silver, silica, chromite, and sand and gravel.

     The four gold-producing areas are Diwalwal in Monkayo municipality; Biasong, Diat, District Lumanggang, Boringot, and Panganason in Pantukan municipality, Bango, Pulangbato in Compostela, and Mount De Oro in Maco.

     At least 12 banks are operating throughout the province: One Network Bank, Land Bank of Nabunturan, TRU-Bank (Rural Bank of Tagum), Rural Bank of Nabunturan, Rural Bank of Compostela, Green Bank, Rural Bank of Mabini, Rural Bank of Mawab, Rural Bank of Montevista, Tagum Cooperative, Inc., Nabunturan Integrated Cooperative, and King Development Cooperative, Inc.

     The province has 24 lending institutions, 18 pawnshops, and 4 insurance services. It has major communication systems including internet facilities. Power is supplied by Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative (DANECO). It maintains a network of road and bridge infrastructures and abundant water supply.

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Annual Festivals and Events

 

Simballay Festival of Nabunturan

Every 3rd week of July. A thanksgiving celebration. Agri-fair, beauty pageant. Pelunking.

Bulawan Festival

 March 3-8. Week-long festivities to celebrate the gold harvests of the province and its Founding Anniversary.

P’yagsawitan Festival of Maragusan

Third week of November. Thanksgiving festival for bountiful harvests. Authentic tribal dances.

Wildlife Watch

New Bataan. Mt. Manurigao. Flight of Philippine eagle. Wild deer.

Mt. Candalaga, Maragusan. 30 waterfalls, 100 cold springs. Rafflesia, world’s largest flower.

Mountain Climbing.

New Bataan. Mt. Manurigao. Annual “Malumagpak” Mountain Climbing Challenge. New Bataan. White Peak. Mountain climbing. Treks. Bonsai trees. Rare flora and fauna.

Maragusan. Mt. Candalaga. Annual climb. Holy Week. Venue of 1998 MFPI Nationl Climb.

Tribal Cultures

Alaw ng Kalumunan. AniBina Festival. Tribal dances, war games.

Mansaka Community. Maragusan. Untouched Mansaka culture.

Mansaka Community. Mt. Manurigao. New Bataan. 30-minute ride from Malumagpak Falls.

 

How to get there

Compostela Valley is accessible by air, land, and sea transportation. Davao City, 979 km. from Manila, is the gateway to the province. On arriving at the airport, take a taxi or a bus ride to Davao City Overland Transport Terminal at Ecoland to board a bus to Nabunturan, the capital town, 90 kms away and a two-hour ride. In Nabunturan, the visitor can transfer to any public utility vehicles for another ride to any destination in the province. Single motorcycles and/or habal-habal, locally-known as skylab, are available in any major point of the province.

 

PANTUKAN

 

Municipal Mayor: JC Celso V. Sarenas

No. of Barangays: 13

Location: Davao Gulf coast

Access: Bus, taxi, motorcar, motorcycles from Tagum City or from Mati, Davao Oriental Communication Services: Public Calling Offices, Smart, Globe Cellsites.

Medical Services: Private clinics, Pantukan District Hospital (50 beds)

Land Area:     420.13 square kilometers

Population:    61,801 (2000 NSO Census)

Climate: Tropical, no marked wet or dry season. Average Monthly Temperature 27.81◦C. April hottest month, January coolest month.

Physical Description: High mountain ranges, steep slopes (12% of area flat, gently                            rolling terrain).

Industries (investment potentials): Coconut, banana plantations, mining, agribusiness.

Some 913 hectares are devoted to agricultural crop production, communication systems.

Gold Rush Areas: Biasong, Diat, District Lumanggang, Boringot, Panganason

Destinations:  Lawigan Beach Resorts 1,2, & 3, Arrow Mines View & Paraiso Beach Resort, Matiao Beach Resort, Bislig Beach Resort, Magnaga Waters, Gloria Beach, Salvosa Falls, Lahi Hot Spring, Arancon Beach, Cocobarn Beach, Pajo Beach, Rey Uy Beach Resort, Lanipao Hill Complex (convention facility), Via Veritas Et Vita Seminar House.

*Gloria Beach Resort. Ideal for outdoor activities like camping, motocross, bicycle competitions.

 

*Magnaga Waters Beach Resort. 100 picnic cottages. 20-hectare beach front. Bungsod rooms for over night stay. Rates: Entrance fee: P10 (daytime). P30 (overnight). P300-P400. P4,000, whole area. Along (Davao del Norte-Davao Oriental) national highway. Reservations: Asianet, Tagum City.

*Lanipao Retreat House. 12-room furnished farm house. Rates: P350-P450 overnight stay with meals. 50-100 persons.

* Via Veritas Et Vita Seminar House. In Lanipao. For seminars and conventions. Retreats. Family gathering. Reservations: Diocese of Tagum Office (084) 218-1402

*Arancon Beach Resort. Tibagon. Mangrove site. White sand beach with amenities for beach volley and basketball. Entrance fee: P15-P20. Picnic cottages: P150-P250. Function halls: P1,500-P2,500.

* Lawigan Beach Resorts 1,2, & 3. Tagdangua. 1 km. from highway. Sunset view by the sea. Entrance fee: P15-P20. Picnic cottages: P150-P250. Function halls: P1,500-P2,500. Reservations: (84) 218-1489, (84) 400-1281/09166439708.

 

For further info contact: Provincial Tourism Office, Office of the Governor, Compostela Valley, Tel. No. (84) 3760140

 

MABINI

 

Municipal Mayor: Hadji Amir B. Muñoz

No. of Barangays: 11

Location: Davao Gulf coast

Access: Bus, taxi, motorcar, motorcycles from Tagum City or from Mati, Davao Oriental

Communication Services: Public Calling Offices, Smart, Globe Cellsites.

Medical Services: Private clinics, (nearby)Pantukan District Hospital (50 beds)

Land Area:     412.25 square kilometers

Population:    32,058 (2000 NSO Census)

Climate: Tropical, no marked wet or dry season. Average Monthly Temperature 27.81◦C. April hottest month, January coolest month.

Physical Description: 1/6 of total land area is flat coastal land. Eastern section is rolling hills, river dells, mountainous terrain

Industries (investment potentials): Agricultural crop production covers 14,883 hectares. The major crops are rice, coconut, corn, and bananas. It has a thriving agro-industry, cottage and manufacting, banana plantations

Destinations:  Omandac Beach Resort, Manaklay Beach Park & Resort, Beach View Resort, Manaklay Beach, Sentro Beach, Jark/Casilac Beach, Mampising CARP Beneficiaries Coop. Inc. (MCBCI), White Beach Resort, Tortuga Valley Plantations, Inc. (TVPI), Batiano Beach, Ybals Beach Resort, Mangrove Cafè, Tagnanan Beach, Kopiat Island, Lunod (St. Anthony Island).

 

*Beach View Resort. Pindasan. Ideal for seminars, meetings, conventions. Provides island tour to Kopiat. Entrance fee: P15-P20. Picnic Cottages: P100-P250. Function Halls: P1,500-P2,500. Reservations: (084) 4001510/2173549.

*Kopiat Island. Private company operates the island resort. Entrance exclusive for company activities. Arrangementscan be made. Boating rate around the island is P10 per person. White sand beach. Snorkeling. Scuba diving. Rich colourful coral reefs. View of Davao Gulf. Contact: (0917) 5485939

*Lunod Island. Lush mangrove forests cover almost whole island. 17 hectares. 15-minute motorized banca ride from Mabini coast. Coral gardens. Ideal marine life sanctuary, eco-tourism park, scientific researches. Reservations: (0917) 5485939

*Manaklay Beach Park & Resort in Pindasan. 8 cottages, function/seminar hall, beach kiosks. Rates: P400-1,200. Contact Nos.: (84) 2173996/09174804937

 

For further info contact: Provincial Tourism Office, Office of the Governor, Compostela Valley, Tel. No. (84) 3760140

 

 

MACO

 

Municipal Mayor: Arthur Carlos Voltaire R. Rimando

No. of Barangays: 37

Location: Davao Gulf coast

Access: Bus, taxi, motorcar, motorcycles from Tagum City or from Mati, Davao Oriental Communication Services: Public Calling Offices, Smart, Globe Cellsites.

Medical Services: Private clinics, Davao Regional Hospital (nearby Tagum City)

Land Area: 244.40 sq. km.

Population: 65,181 (2000 NSO Census)

Climate: Tropical, no marked wet or dry season. Average Monthly Temperature 27.81◦C. April hottest month, January coolest month.

Physical Description: Coastal plain gently rising from Davao Gulf inland into rolling hills and mountainous terrain.

Industries (investment potentials): Agricultural crop production, aqua-culture, coconut, coffee, corn (principal crops), banana, fruits, rice, root crops, bamboo (secondary crops), abaca, rubber (industrial crops). Agro- and mining- based products manufacturing.

Gold Rush Area: Mt. De Oro

Destinations: (Potentials for development) sulfuric hotspring, Amacan waterfalls, Tagmanacao Falls, Lake Leonard

 

*Lake Leonard. Venue of annual bancarera, jump-off point for biking competitions. Freshwater life. Rare butterflies. Contact Nos.: (municipal tourism office) (084) 370-2258, 09282477337

 

For further info contact: Provincial Tourism Office, Office of the Governor, Compostela Valley, Tel. No. (84) 3760140

 

MAWAB

 

Municipal Mayor: Dr. Avelina J. Jampayas

No. of Barangays: 11

Access: Bus, taxi, motorcar, motorcycles from Tagum City

Communication Services: Public Calling Offices, Smart, Globe Cellsites.

Medical Services: Private clinics, Davao Regional Hospital (nearby Tagum City)

Land Area: 169.52 sq. km.

Population: 32,003 (2000 NSO Census)

Climate: Tropical, no marked wet or dry season. Average Monthly Temperature 27.81◦C. April hottest month, January coolest month.

Physical Description: Plains, valley. 8,160.07 hectares of land considered agricultural.

Industries (investment potentials): Major agricultural crops include rice, corn, banana, coconut, coffee, cacao, rubber, bamboo, abaca. Agriculture, plantation, mining, quarrying

Gold Rush Area: Mt. De Oro

Destinations: (Potentials for development) 701st Brigade Panoramic View, Mahayahay Cave, Cawacawa Waterfalls, Mainit Hotspring. Sevillano Flower Farms. Dizon Farms.

 

*Mahayahay Cave. Tuboran. 7 kms. from Tagum City, 2 kms. from highway. Live cave with waterpools. For spelunking inquire: Municipal Planning Officer 0917-2089906

For further info contact: Provincial Tourism Office, Office of the Governor, Compostela Valley, Tel. No. (84) 3760140

 

LAAK

 

Municipal Mayor: Reynaldo B. Navarro

No. of Barangays: 40

Access: Bus, passenger jeeps, habal-habal, motorcycles from Tagum City. Communication Services: Public Calling Offices,.

Medical Services: Private clinics, (10-bed) Laak Municipal Hospital, Davao Regional Hospital (nearby Tagum City)

Land Area: 947.06 sq. km.

Population: 59,450 (2000 NSO Census)

Climate: Tropical, no marked wet or dry season. Average Monthly Temperature 27.81◦C. April hottest month, January coolest month.

Physical Description: Wide range undulating landscape with average elevation of 200 m. above sea level. Highest points are Mt. Ampawid (844 m.), Mt. Olagusan (584 m.), and Mt. Abon-abon (320 m.) above sea level.

Industries (investment potentials): 70% municipal revenues come from agri-sector like agro-forestry, inland fishery, livestock-raising.

Destinations: Kapatagan Inland Resort, Mt. Ampawid Mountain Resort. Caves: Binasbas, Kiokmay, Sisimon, Amorcruz. Waterfalls and lakes: Ampawid, Baubo, Kinabalian and Lugom, Mt. Banabanon View Point, Mt. Kapipilayan View Point.

 

*Kapatagan Inland Resort. National highway. Venue for swimming competitions. 50-person accommodation, day or overnight stay. 13 kms from Poblacion. 39.48 kms from Tagum City. 83 kms. From Nabunturan.

 

For further info contact: Provincial Tourism Office, Office of the Governor, Compostela Valley, Tel. No. (84) 3760140

 

 

NABUNTURAN

 

Capital, Compostela Valley

Distance: 90 kms. from Davao City and 33 kms. from Tagum City

 

Municipal Mayor: Macario T. Humol

No. of Barangays: 28

Population:  60,543

Land Area:  245.29 sq. km.

Climate: Tropical, no marked wet or dry season. Average Monthly Temperature 27.81◦C. April hottest month, January coolest month.

Physical Description: Flat, rolling, and hilly-mountainous. Traversed by Manat river

Access: Bus, passenger jeeps, taxi, motorcar, motorcycles from Tagum City

Financial Institutions: One Network Bank, Land Bank of Nabunturan, TRU-Bank, Rural Bank of Nabunturan, Nabunturan Integrated Cooperative, Money express, lending institutions, pawnshops, insurance services

Communication Services: Public calling offices (PLDT, PhilCom, DOTC-TELOF), Smart Tawag Centre, Cable television network, radio station, postal services, cell sites, internet services, publications

Medical Services: private clinics, municipal health office, Montevista District Hospital

Industries (investment potentials): Rice and corn mills, bakeries, tailoring shops, furniture, sawmills

Destinations: Bukal Hot & Cold Spring, Toyuzo Inland Resort, Cepada Garden Resort, ComVal Hotel & Restaurant, Bibingka industry, Chain Cooperative Handicraft Industry of Nabunturan (CCHIN), Golden Valley Swimming Pool, Nabunturan Integrated Cooperative. San Vicente Caves. Simballay Thanksgiving (July 21), AniBina Festival (March 1-8).

 

*Toyuzo Inland Resort. Nestled on Mainit Protected Area and Landscape. Sauna baths, two swimming pools with lukewarm water from hotspring nearby. Mini-jacuzzi pools. Entrance fee: P40. Picnic cottages: P100-P200. Overnight cottages: P750 (for three persons/room), P1,500 (family rooms for ten people). Reservations: (082) 221-6771.

*Golden Valley Inland Resort. Magsaysay. Heroes Hall (RP’s largest collection of heroes on display). Two large pools for adults and children. Family outing. Entrance fee: P35. Cottages for day outings P100.

*San Vicente Cave. Brgy. San Vicente. Four caves open to tourists. Sinking caves. Unique stalactite, stalagmite formations. Entrance and guide fee: P100-150. Contact Municipal Mayor’s Office (084) 3761152

 

For further info contact: Provincial Tourism Office, Office of the Governor, Compostela Valley, Tel. No. (84) 3760140

 

 

MARAGUSAN

Summer Capital of Davao Region

Distance: 83.69 kms from Nabunturan

 

Municipal Mayor: Cesar C. Colina

No. of Barangays: 24

Population:  45,937

Land Area:  394.29 sq. km.

Climate: Tropical, no marked wet or dry season. Average Monthly Temperature 27.81◦C. April hottest month, January coolest month.

Physical Description: Surrounded by mountain ranges. Typhoon-free. Fertile valley 2,099 ft. above sea level. Highest elevation 7,880 ft.

Access: Bus, passenger jeeps, taxi, motorcar, motorcycles

Communication Services: Public calling offices (PLDT, postal services, cell sites, internet services, banks, publications)

Medical Services: private clinics, municipal health office, Maragusan Municipal Hospital

Industries (investment potentials): High-value vegetables, fresh tropical fruits. Tourism.

Destinations: Highland Lake Caampali (7,800 ft. above sea level. 0.75-hectare Enchanted Lake. Mt. Candalaga, Marangig Falls, Tagbibinta Falls. Mansaka Community. Aguacan Cold Spring Resort.

*Marangig Falls. Brgy. Albay. 13 tiers. Entrance fee: P5. Picnic cottages: P100. Part of Maragusan Tour Package. 7 km from Poblacion.

*Tagbibinta Falls. Brgy. Coronobe. 7 tiers. Entrance fee: P5. Cottages: P100. Part of the Maragusan Tour Package. 5 km from Poblacion.

*Mt. Candalaga. 7,880 ft. above sea level. Mountain climbing. Outdoor sports. 30 waterfalls. 100 cold springs. Rafflesia Watch on World’s Biggest Flower (September, October). 1998 National Mountaineering Climb and Congress. Annual mountaineering challenge on Holy Week and October.

*Mansaka Community. Composed of Christians and Mansakas. Untouched culture. Authentic native rituals, dances. Antique necklace. Mansaka musical instruments kudlong, paradag,and takol. Native antique bells, gongs. Inland Resort. Carenderias. Rural Bank, cockpit, rice-corn mills, public market.

Accomodations:

*Aguacan Cold Spring Resort. 20 rooms. Restaurant, swimming pool, function hall. Entrance fee: Adult: P20. Children: P15. Picnic huts: P40-P300. Cottages: P350-P1,500

*Maragusan Holiday Plaza. Municipal government-owned. 5 rooms. Municipal gymnasium. P150 per room. No aircon.

*Durian Inn. 5 rooms. Mahogany St. P100 up per room.

*Cabana Pension House. 5 rooms. Gumamela St. P100-P200 per room.

 

For further info contact: Provincial Tourism Office, Office of the Governor, Compostela Valley, Tel. No. (84) 3760140

 

 

 

NEW BATAAN

 

Distance: 40.4 kms from Nabunturan

 

Municipal Mayor: Lorenzo L. Balbin, Jr.

No. of Barangays: 16

Population:  43,327

Land Area:  688.6 sq. km.

Climate: Tropical, no marked wet or dry season. Average Monthly Temperature 27.81◦C. April hottest month, January coolest month.

Physical Description: Gently sloping, rolling mountain areas. Of the total land area, 45.37% is timberland. 16,364 hectares is forest reserves. 632 hectares is unclassified public forest. 20,072 hectares is alienable and disposable.

Access: Bus, passenger jeeps, taxi, motorcar, motorcycles

Communication Services: Public calling offices (PLDT, postal services, Smart communication, Globe Telecom internet services, banks, publications)

Medical Services: private clinics, municipal health office

Industries (investment potentials): Tourism. Crop production, industrial crops. Rice, corn, vegetables, root crops, banana, coffee, coconut cacao.

Destinations:

Malumagpak Falls. Mt. Manurigao. Calamocan Brooks. Judilla Inland Resort. Andap Inland Resort. White Peak. Bamboo Inland Resort.

 

*Andap Inland Resort. Maragusan-New Bataan Road. 6 km. from Poblacion. Swimming pools carved from hillsides. Entrance fee: Adult P20, Child P10. Cottages: P75-P1,000. Reservations: 09104305531

*Judilla Inland Resort. Sitio Bamboo, Brgy. Andap. 7 km. from Poblacion. Entrance fee: P10. Cottages: P100. Reservations: Municipal Tourism Office

*Mt. Manurigao. 4,055 ft. above sea level. Venue for annual Malumagpak  mounting climbing Challenge. Malumagpak Falls. Philippine eagle sighting. Wild deer. Mansaka tribal culture. Climbing registration fee: P75 (inclusive of kits). Porter guide fee: P150-P500. Reservations: Municipal Tourism Office.

*Calamocan Brooks. River trekking challenge. Entrance fee: P10. Guide fee: P100-P150. Reservations: (0920) 2226147 or (0920) 2166110

*White Peak. Mt. Tagub (Mt. Padadagsaan-highest point of Compostela Valley) range. Entry point is Sitio Libuton, Brgy. Andap. Rare flora and fauna. Bonsai trees, mossy virgin forest. Annual White Peak Climb. Climbing registration fee: P75 (inclusive of kits). Porter guide fee: P150-P500. Reservations: (0921) 5830244/(0920) 2226147.

 

For further info contact: Provincial Tourism Office, Office of the Governor, Compostela Valley, Tel. No. (84) 3760140

 

 

 

MONKAYO

 

Distance: 29 km. from Nabunturan, 120 kms from Davao City.

 

Municipal Mayor: Manuel B. Brillantes , Jr.

No. of Barangays: 21

Population:  85,830. About 46% Cebuanos. The rest Mandaya, Mansaka, Manguangan, Dibabawon, and other Filipino Christian and Muslim ethnic groups

Land Area:  692.89 sq. km.

Climate: Tropical, no marked wet or dry season. Pronounced rainfall from Nvember to January.

Physical Description: Extensive mountain ranges and vast rolling areas with uneven lowland distribution.

Access: Bus, passenger jeeps, taxi, motorcar, motorcycles

Communication Services: Public calling offices (PLDT, postal services, Smart communication, Globe Telecom, internet services, banks, publications)

Medical Services: private clinics, municipal health office

Industries (investment potentials): An emerging growth centre for mineral, agricultural resources, primarily agricultural. Hardwood lumber—lauan, apitong, yakal, mahogany, toog, gmelina, bagrasses, ipil-ipil. Rattan. Minerals: gold, silver, copper from Mt. Diwalwal. Diverse crops. Lanzones. Durian.

Destinations: Kumbilan cave, Casoon. Pasian Caves. Inland Resort of Maite, Sagay Falls of Salvacion. Pasian Falls. Magdagandang Falls, Seven Waterfalls of Awao. Kasiyawan Festival (July 31) Gold mining in Diwalwal. Upper Ulip Hot Spring. Buenas Creek Inland Resort (Mt. Diwata). Lantawanan Inland Resort (Union).

 

*Kumbilan cave. Brgy. Casoon. Tunnel-like features. Fruit bats (kabyaw) lairs. To get there, take a bus to Monkayo. From highway, ride a motorcycle for P10. Rsgitration required by barangay hall. Reservations: Municipal tourism coordinator (0927) 4217548.

 

For further info contact: Provincial Tourism Office, Office of the Governor, Compostela Valley, Tel. No. (84) 3760140

 

 

MONTEVISTA

 

Distance: 11 km. from Nabunturn, 44 km. from Tagum City

 

Municipal Mayor: Teofista T. Jauod

No. of Barangays: 20

Population: 33,225. Cebuanos, Mandayas, Davawenos, Waray, Boholanos, Ilocanos are dominant groups.

Land Area: 265 sq. km.

Climate: Tropical, no wet or dry season. Average Monthly Temperature 27.81◦C. April hottest month, January coolest month.

Physical Description: More than half of the total land area, particularly the western portion, are hilly and mountainous. Flat, rolling, hilly and mountainous. Highly sedimentary foothills occupy at least ½ of the total land area.

Communication Services: Public calling offices (PLDT, postal services, Smart communication, Globe Telecom, internet services, banks, publications)

Medical Services: private clinics, municipal health office, 25-bed Montevista District Hospital.

Industries (investment potentials): More than 17,000 hectares (70%) of land area are used for agricultural activities. Crops: corn, coconut, rice, coffee, banana, fruits, cacao, vegetables, root crops, perennial crops. Riceland area: 1,160 hectares. 900 hectares planted to fruit trees.

Destinations: Waterfalls. Springs. Mountains.

 

For further info contact: Provincial Tourism Office, Office of the Governor, Compostela Valley, Tel. No. (84) 3760140

 

 

COMPOSTELA

Trading Centre of the Province

Distance: 24.01 km. from Nabunturan, 57.1 km. from Tagum City

 

Municipal Mayor: Reynaldo Q. Castillo

No. of Barangays: 16

Population: 61,667.

Land Area: 187.5 sq. km.

Climate: Tropical, no wet or dry season. Average Monthly Temperature 27.81◦C. April hottest month, January coolest month.

Physical Description: More than half of the total land area, particularly the western portion, are hilly and mountainous. Flat, rolling, hilly and mountainous. Highly sedimentary foothills occupy at least ½ of the total land area.

Communication Services: Public calling offices (PLDT, postal services, Smart communication, Globe Telecom, internet services, banks, publications)

Medical Services: private clinics, municipal health office, 25-bed Montevista District Hospital.

Industries (investment potentials): Mining (Bango, Pulang Lupa). Commerce. Agriculture: banana plantation, rice, corn, coconut, rice, coffee, root crops, perennial crops. Banking & finance, fruits.

Destinations:  Kumaykay Falls. 1st Congressional District Nursery, Seat of First Congressional District. Livestock & poultry. Rattan/wood furniture, rice/corn mill, repair shops, sawmill. Blacksmith shop.

Accomodations: RTR Inn & Restaurant. Poblacion. Bed capacity: 20-50 persons. Room rates: P350-P500. Reservations: Provincial Tourism Office.

 

For further info contact: Provincial Tourism Office, Office of the Governor, Compostela Valley, Tel. No. (84) 3760140