It’s the only province in the Davao Region that does not have “Davao” in its name. That will soon change, though. Compostela Valley, created in 1998 through Republic Act 8470 that divided the Province of Davao del Norte, will soon be named “Davao de Oro.”
President Rodrigo Duterte has signed R.A. 11297 on April 17 allowing a plebiscite that will be conducted and supervised by the Commission on Elections. The change to “Davao de Oro” will be subject to ratification by a majority of the votes cast by the qualified voters during the said plebiscite.
Compostela Valley Vice Governor-elect Maricar Zamora said that the new law is “a good day” for the province.
“We will soon be named DAVAO DE ORO! Thank you President Rodrigo Duterte for approving our bill… now it is Republic Act No. 11297, An Act Renaming the Province Compostela Valley as the Province of Davao de Oro…”Next step…. plebiscite!!! Let us say “YES! to DAVAO DE ORO”
Congratulations, Davao de Oro!