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Davao Language and Dialect:

Mother tongue of the population* (dialect) spoken by a person in his earliest childhood.

Mother tongue
(ethnic origin)

Cebuano
Tagalog
Hiligaynon
Bagoboo, Guiangao
Davaoeño
Tagacaolo
Bilaan
Ilocano
Waray
Manobo
Maguindanao
Mandaya
Others
Not Stated
TOTAL
Percent
(%)

74.56
3.86
3.43
3.16
1.26
2.38
1.67
1.01
0.55
2.15
1.91
2.01
2.04
0.01
100.00

Data obtained from "Statistical Variable", Regional Quarterly Publication, National Census & Statistics Office, Davao City.


Northern Philippine Cuisine

For festive occasions, people band together and prepare more sophisticated dishes. Tables are often laden with expensive and labor-intensive treats requiring hours of preparation. In Filipino celebrations, lechón (also spelled litson) serves as the centerpiece of the dinner table. It is usually a whole roasted pig, but suckling pigs (lechonillo, or lechon de leche) or cattle calves (lechong baka) can also be prepared in place of the popular adult pig.

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