About Tagum

Since its founding as a City thirteen years ago, many brands had been connected to Tagum. For one, it is the premiere Palm City of the Philippines, The Music Capital of Mindanao, the City of Parks and the Home of Festivals. its annual Musikahan sa Tagum Festival gathers the best musical artist and enthusiast from the different parts of the country to celebrate the world's universal language: Music.

Last February 2011, the City successfully hosted the Cuerdas sa Pagkakaissa: the Third International Rondalla festival which convened the best and the brightest plucked string instrument players from many countries across the globe. Eight months after, The City Government of Tagum and the City of Tagum Tourism Council grabbed the opportunity to host the Dayaw: Indigenous Peoples Festival 2011. This  move implanted the City as one of the rising cultural hubs in the Philippines.

Though at the course of rapid development and modernization, the city makes sure that its cultural fibers are in place -- a thread that connects the past and the future generations. in its soil flourishes a unique culture by its indigenous peoples.

The City Government of Tagum under the leadership of Mayor rey T. Uy and the City Tourism Council of tagum headed by Mrs. Alma L. Uy had implanted the city as one of the favorite hosting sites for cultural enhancement activities. Indeed the city is the city to watch out for.

No wonder why this is so because the city respects cultural diversity and sees it as a conduit for progress.


The Davao International Airport has daily flights to and from major cities in the Philippines and weekly flights to Singapore and Manado, Indonesia. The airport is an hour ride from Tagum City. Upon arrival at the airport, metered taxicabs are available that will take you to the bus terminals located at Ecoland, Davao City and from there different kinds of buses will take you safe to Tagum City.

Superferry will bring you to Davao Sasa Wharf safely with its three times a week trip if you are from Manila. When you leave Manila on Monday you will reach Davao by Wednesday and if you leave Wednesday you will arrive on Friday and if its Saturday you will reach Davao by Monday. You can check their schedules at superferry.
If you’re from Cebu City, the trip is only once a week, the departure is Sunday and you will arrive Davao on Monday.
If youre from Iloilo City, the departure is every Thursday and the arrival is Friday and if you’re from Zamboanga City the departure is every Tuesday and the arrival is Wednesday.

Tagum City can be reached by land boarding Philtranco Bus from Pasay City via Bicol Region then to Samar, Leyte. From Leyte the bus will board a ferry boat to Surigao City then to Butuan City, San Francisco Agusan del Sur and in a few hours you will reach Tagum City. It took you three days to reach Tagum by land but you will enjoy the scenic views of the Philippine Island from Metro Manila to Visayas and Mindanao.

Major Transportation Facilities from Davao Ecoland Terminal to Tagum City:

Services: Super Coach, Regular Aircon and Non-air Buses Available
Route: Davao City to Tagum City, Nabunturan, New Bataan & Monkayo
Tel Nos. (084) 217-3149

Services: Aircondition and Non-aircondition Buses
Route: Davao City to Tagum City, Mati, Davao Oriental, Butuan City, Surigao and Cagayan de Oro City
Tel Nos. (082) 244-0654

Upon Arrival at the Tagum City Overland Transport and Integrated Terminal (TOTIT) pedicabs, multicabs and cars for rent are available for hire to ferry visitors to the nearby hotels and lodging houses to stay.