Saturday, July 28, 2012

Commemorative Monument of Peace and Unity

The Commemorative Monument of Peace and Unity, or the Centennial Monument of Peace and Unity is an important fixture and landmark in the City of Davao as the monument celebrates the peaceful and harmonious coexistence between the indigenous inhabitants and migrant people of Davao City in the last 100 years. It was unveiled during the celebration of the 100th year of Philippine Independence in June 12, 1998.

The Monument artfully depicts the men and women of the different indigenous peoples in native outfits as well as the migrants of Davao City in a noble gesture of jointly raising their hands as a symbol of peace and unity as the three doves are released from the hands of a woman dressed in traditional Baro at Saya - depicting our Mother Philippines. It is a work of art of Kublai Milan, a famous artist and prolific sculptor of Davao City.

The Monument's Marker

The Marker reads:

The Commemorative Monument of Peace and Unity

This Centennial Monument of Peace and Unity is dedicated to the people of 
Davao. The different natives of Lumads of Davao. The Muslims who came 
and settled along Davao's coast and the Christians led by Don Jose
Oyanguren who came in 1848 to establish the first Christian settlement here.

They, People of diverse cultures and from different places who came and
lived together as one, made Davao what it is today. We, their descendants,
beneficiaries and present Davaoeños, honor them for their legacy of unity
and peace . . . their most valuable legacy to us.

Unveiled June 12, 1998 in celebration of the Centennial Year
of the Philippine Independence (1898 - 1998).

Davao City's Commemorative Monument of Peace and Unity

How to get to the Commemorative Monument of Peace and Unity

This important landmark is situated infront of the Sangguniang Panlungsod ng Dabaw, facing the San Pedro Cathedral along San Pedro Street in downtown area. It is easily accessible by private or any public transportation which is readily available anywhere in the city.

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