Have you heard of a place in Davao City called Ulas? If you are from Davao or have been here frequently, the answer would be a resounding “Yes.” For those who do not, here are some short descriptions:
Showing three popular landmarks in Davao City: The Marco Polo Hotel Davao, The Ateneo de Davao University, and The Freedom Park. All accessible along the Roxas Avenue.
The Marco Polo Hotel is Davao’s most classy hotel. The Ateneo de Davao University is one of the best schools in Davao. The Freedom Park is the favorite hang-out of freedom lovers in Davao. And the Roxas Avenue connects them all.
This photo shows the Magallanes Street. It’s new name is A. Pichon,
but people still call it by its old name Magallanes just the other street names in Davao City.
At Magallanes you will find the famous Grand Men Seng Hotel, The City Council Building
(which also houses the City Library) and the Davao City Hall Building are also accessible
via the Magallanes Street.
In the near future, the Davao Museum will be transfered to the Magallanes Street from its present home at the Insular Village. The construction of the said museum is already underway.
This is the prominent San Pedro Cathedral in Davao City. To the left is the San Pedro Street. To the right is the Claveria Street also known as the C.M. Recto Avenue.
This one is a bit tricky for the first time visitors and travelers in Davao City.
They are not written on the store or business signages, but people refer to the old street names in downtown Davao as they would an old familiar friend.
You are waiting for a jeepney and you have the most fancy map of Davao. The jeepney hangs “Claveria” on its signboard, but there is no Claveria on your map.
“Am I already standing right along the Claveria Street?”, you ask yourself in silence. If you are a total stranger, it’s hard to tell whether you are right or wrong. And this can feel a bit annoying.