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1CHAPTER 1IntroductionHistorical Background of Barangay TalomoBarangay Talomo derived its name from the great Bagobo Chieftain DATU“TAOMO”who was one of the most trusted general and friend of Davao’sLegendary Hero Datu, Bago.In 1870’s to 1950’s the influx of migrant settlers came from the VisayasIsland dominated by Cebuano’s and Leyteo’s.In 1914 Jersuit Fathers built the San Ignacio de Loyola Chapel, the firstchapel in Davao after San Pedro Church.Japanese time in TalomoIn 1920 a terminal of a bus company known as Davao Autobus Co, Inc.was also in Talomo. Japanese businessmen came to Davao and set up theirestablishments in Talomo. The presence of this establishments andtransportations facilities made Talomo the commerce and trade center, it wasconsidered one of the busiest and progressive communities in Davao.In 1932 Talomo Primary School was opened to the public. Annex to thehealth dispensary is the Social Hall. Social gathering and community celebrationwere held in this hall.Along the shoreline, houses were built exclusively for the Japanesefamilies, in 1940 Talomo was known as “Little Tokyo” in Davao. A little farther,bunk known as “camarin” were built for Filipino laborers.After the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 1,1941, Japanesebombers attacked the Battery Station at Libby Road on December 8, 1941. Manyresidents of Talomo evacuated to safer place while some stayed behind. The
2residents who stayed behind experienced Japanese soldier’s brutality. Later theonce Japanese foremen and employees were now soldiers of the JapaneseImperial Army. They assured the safety of the residents, thus the return of theevacuees to Talomo. Once more there was unity and peace in the community.American time in TalomoAfter “liberating” Leyte and Luzon, the Americans bombers shelled Talomoto clear it from the enemy. The shelling devastated the whole area along thebeach including the houses and commercial establishments. In 1945 Talomoevacuees returned, materials of destroyed buildings were utilized as huts as theirtemporary shelter.

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