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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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

Sta. Cruz joins NAITAS Exhibit

A woman visitor here takes time to read the brief history of Sta. Cruz as one of the products showcased
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Sta. Cruz joins NAITAS Exhibit

UPMIN INTRODUCES PHIL LIDAR PROGRAM

Mayor Alexis C. Almendras speaks before the University of the Philippines Mindanao representatives, personnel from DOST and DENR and other
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UPMIN INTRODUCES PHIL LIDAR PROGRAM

FBCOP inaugurates Darong Plant

The Franklin Baker Company of the Philippines (FBCOP) inaugurates its new plant located in Barangay Darong, Sta. Cruz, Davao del
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FBCOP inaugurates Darong Plant

Cash for Work

A Bagobo Woman in Barangay Tibolo works on her nursery project as part of the work assignments covered under the
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Cash for Work

BSP Provincial Encampment 2016

Mayor Alexis Almendras meets with DepEd North District Supervisor Nancy Iyog and Boy Scouts of the Philippines Council Chairperson Dante
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BSP Provincial Encampment 2016

More Mt. Apo Rehab Efforts

The Royal Mandaya Hotel recently turns over 50,000 worth of assistance to DENR for rehabilitation of Mt. Apo. The amount
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More Mt. Apo Rehab Efforts