Monday, August 15, 2011

Davao City: San Pedro Cathedral and Sangguniang Panlungsod Building


Tired and weary of my long travel from Malaybalay City, Bukidnon to Davao City, I took a nap inside my cozy room at the Blue Velvet Hotel. The brief rest reinvigorated my body so I went out of the hotel and walked along Claro M. Recto Street.

The bell tower of San Pedro Cathedral

At the corner of San Isidro Street is the San Pedro Cathedral. It is the oldest church in Davao City with the original structure built in 1847.    

This is now the current church with its concrete frontage which has a unique curved design:


I went inside the church and prayed. I thanked God for my safe travel and asked His help as I'm going to take the Real Estate Appraiser Board Exam the following day.

This is the church's interior:


Across the San Pedro Cathedral is the light green-colored Sangguniang Panlungsod building. Sangguniang Panlungsod is the legislative body of the city. It functions to enact ordinances, approves resolutions and appropriates funds for the City and its residents.

The men sitting below the monument are actually photographers, the ones who take souvenir photos for a fee. With almost everybody now owning a digital or cellphone camera, I wonder if these photographers still make a good living out of their profession these days.

Fronting the Sangguniang Panlungsod building is the Commemorative Monument of Peace and Unity. The monument was unveiled during the Philippine Centennial celebration as it represents the peaceful co-existence of the migrants and the indigenous DavaoeƱos in the last 100 years.

After hanging within the vicinity for awhile, observing people and jeepney routes, I walked back to Claro M. Recto St. and took a multicab ride to Abreeza Mall.

5 comments :

  1. Very nice images. made me look at Davao City again.Cheers to Blogger Earl!

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  2. It is true that when we seek his divine intervention sincerely, we will blessed in return. Congrats earl for passing the board exam of real estate appraiser. Viewing the photos made me recalled my visit in this church when i first stepped on this City.:-).

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  3. @gali: thanks waltz.i believe this city was once your second home..dugay na ta wala naka-beer no?hehehe.

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  4. @con tour: thanks bon.you're right, it was divine intervention that helped me passed the exam, even with inadequate preparation. truly, faith has the power to convert our goals to reality.

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  5. nice capture of the altar! ((:

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