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Living in Davao City

Living in Davao City, whether you're staying for a short while, or moving over permanently, provides exciting life opportunities. The largest city in the whole of the Philippines in terms of ground area, it serves as the main hub for trading and commerce in Mindanao. The Fruit Basket of the Philippines, as it's known by some, is close to the isolate village of Lanang. It is in Lanang that you can find a Davao museum, which is a good place to visit if you are interested in learning about the place you're staying in as an expatriate. Davao’s China Town can also offer stunning architecture, and magnificent cuisine and it is the only China town in the whole of Mindanao.

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  • Issues during elections?
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    Mar 22, 9:32 AM
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    Thanks guys, just talked to him and he told me he will come anyways. But now that I know about the liquor ban, he might reconsider, haha. Again, many thanks for the help! P

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    Oct 20, 1:59 AM
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    Hello Sir im interested applying a job i have experience all job desctiption that you post..internation.. I work there at BGC morethan 3yrs..but this covid pandemic i have no work my Employer he is …

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    Feb 23, 8:41 AM
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    Hi Erika, Wow where to start Ü. Perhaps your best bet would be to visit my blog http://auspat.blogspot.com there is a heap of stuff there that documents my Filipino experience in both words & …

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Moving to Davao City

Whether you're moving to Davao City in order to start a new job, or you are just thinking about having a fresh start in a new country, relocating to Davao City will present you with some exciting new opportunities. Because of the thriving energy businesses in the area, and the growing cultural representation, many people move to Davao City for a new start. With an average monthly temperature of 27 degrees Celsius, the area is pleasant to live in during both summer and winter months. The articles in InterNations’ Expat Magazine do a brilliant job of alleviating any stress you might feel before moving to another country. There, you can find articles that, for example, detail the taxation laws expats often face, the cultural differences you might come across, and the types of things you might need to consider when planning your new life as an expatriate in Davao City.

Working in Davao City

Working in Davao City is much like working anywhere else in the world. Your first few days can be daunting and confusing experiences, with cultural differences and an unknown business etiquette getting in the way of productive work. If you're nervous about starting life as an expat working in Davao City, and would like some help starting out, the InterNations forums could be a handy solution. Thousands of international expatriates, some of which have even lived in more than two foreign countries, leave posts and comments in the forums that are related not only to new job anxiety. Because Davao is part of the East Asian Growth Area, a regional cooperative, the market is currently experiencing a boom. In 2011, the city was ranked as the 87th fastest growing in the world, partly due to its thriving power grid. The Davao Light and Power Co are moving from strength to strength, offering thousands of jobs to people in the country.

  • Jacques Paillard

    All expatriates in my company joined InterNations because it really helped me get accustomed to my new life in Manila.

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    The idea of getting to know other expats in Manila was very appealing to me, and I've greatly expanded my network in the Philippines.

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