The municipality of Sta. Cruz was an active participant in the making of Mindanao’s and Philippines’ histories. From the Spanish rule, to American regime, to Japanese occupation, to independence, to Martial Law, to EDSA Revolution, Sta. Cruz’ story was intricately interwoven into the country’s saga.

More than a century-old municipality, Sta. Cruz was legally created last October 5, 1884 and it is the third oldest town in Mindanao. This gulf was originally called LABO, a Bagobo word meaning marshland. The Bagobo-Tagabawa tribe ruled by Datu Ali were the early settlers in the area.

According to pioneers, Sta. Cruz originated its name way back in 1880 when Spaniards planted a cross under a shelter upon their failure to Christianize the settlers who continued to resist them. Another group of migrants settled adjacent to the cross whcih was near to the present municipal building site, the place came to be know as “SA CRUZ” which means at the cross.

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PASIG BOATMEN CONDUCT BENCH MARKING IN SURIGAO

Boat Operators and stakeholders in Passig Islet, Bato, Sta. Cruz were recipient of a bench marking activity in Britannia Group
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PASIG BOATMEN CONDUCT BENCH MARKING IN SURIGAO

CHILD-FRIENDLY LGU

MSWDO Adelaida Badilla presents the 2017 Child-friendly LGU Seal for Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur during Monday's flag-raising ceremony. Sta.
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CHILD-FRIENDLY LGU

STA. CRUZIAN IS EXEMPLARY CHILD REGIONAL WINNER

JUSTIN FAITH A. SIOCO, a student from sitio Baruring, Sibulan, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur is the regional winner of
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STA. CRUZIAN IS EXEMPLARY CHILD REGIONAL WINNER

STA. CRUZ PARTICIPATES KALINAW KULTURA MINDANAO DAVAO LAUNCH

The Municipality of Sta. Cruz took part in the Davao Launching of Kalinaw, Kultura Mindanao held on November 29 at
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STA. CRUZ PARTICIPATES KALINAW KULTURA MINDANAO DAVAO LAUNCH

Signage installed along Sibulan Trail to Mt. Apo

The GIZ-COSERAM and LGU of Sta. Cruz jointly undertake CEPA mechanism to enhance better implementation of Mt. Apo Trekking Program
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Signage installed along Sibulan Trail to Mt. Apo

Municipality of Sta. Cruz and Mandaluyong City inks Sisterhood Pact

A sisterhood agreement between the Municipality of Sta. Cruz and the City of Mandaluyong was formally signed on February 19,
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Municipality of Sta. Cruz and Mandaluyong City inks Sisterhood Pact

Notice of Vacant Position

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Notice of Vacant Position

SMB is the top taxpayer

San Miguel Brewery, Inc. (SMB), a subsidiary of San Miguel Corporation and the leading beer manufacturing firm in the country,
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SMB is the top taxpayer

San Miguel Foundation launches Happy si Mommy, Healthy si Baby Program

The San Miguel Foundation has launched its health and nutrition program on July 12, 2017 at the San Miguel Brewery
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San Miguel Foundation launches Happy si Mommy, Healthy si Baby Program

HEDCOR Turns over Municipal Revenue Share

HEDCOR Inc., a hydro power-generation firm operating in Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur recently turns over the revenue share for
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HEDCOR Turns over Municipal Revenue Share