Message from the City Mayor

Dearest Visitors and Future Development Partners,

Mabuhay ug Madiaw! Maayong pag-abot sa Island Garden City of Samal! Daghang salamat for choosing our island city not just your next travel and investment destination but also your home. You have become a family to Samaleños who share in the responsibility of building self-reliant, disaster resilient, economically progressive and pro-environment community.

The City Government values equity and inclusiveness as we respond to the community's need. Hence, we continuously strive to expand public service delivery through establishment of viable facilities, sustainable programs & projects and efficient outcome based customer services. This is made possible with the proactive participation of our stakeholders, partner agencies and civil society groups geared towards accelerated Economic and Investment opportunities for our people.

More so, IGACOS is a haven for leisure and pleasure. reward yourself with a well-deserved vacation in a day or two. Indulge into our sundry and fun-filled activities; climb the highlands of Puting Bato, bask into the island's 118 kilometers of white sand beaches; make your shout-outs at the deepest depression in Bito or say hi to the thousands giant clams in Adecor; pacify in the cold waters of Hagimit Falls or smile back to the famous Guiness' Monfort Fruit Bats. Not to mention other natural wonders you,  yourself, need to discover in our island. This is definitely an experience you shoul not miss!

Also, fill in your buckets with our own sweet yellow mangos, our famous Samal monggo, coconut products and all other delectable delicacies that your family and friends will surely love.

May you be enamoured with the paradise we call home; our island we call IGaCoS. Welcome to our humble abode: the Island Garden City of Samal - where fun begins!

Samal Latest Events

City Investment and Tourism Office, headed by Ms. Rosabel V. Jusguan, facilitated the Summer Saya sa Isla 2024 Samal Island Dive Seafari Fellowship Night on May 18, 2024 at the Punta Del Sol Beach Resort, attended by the participating teams: Glide free diving, Coastal Dive, Santosidad, South Shore, Scubaqua. 

The Local Council for the Protection of Children (LCPC) and the Local Committee on Anti-Trafficking and Violence Against Women and their Children (LCAT-VAWC) conducted a functionality assessment on the Local Government Unit of Samal on May 15, 2024, at the SP Committee room.

The local government of the Island Garden City of Samal, under the leadership of City Mayor Al David T. Uy, through the City Environment and Natural Resources Office, spearheaded by Atty. Iryshell P. Villegas, facilitated the city’s celebration of the Philippines' Earth Day 2024 on April 26, 2024, with the theme "Planets vs. Plastics".

Land Registration Authority (LRA) Administrator, Gerardo P. Serios, together with LRA XI Acting Register of Deeds IV, Atty. Hanniyah P. Sevilla, made a courtesy call on City Mayor Al David T. Uy, on May 2, 2024, at the City Mayor’s Office.

The Department of Trade and Industry-Davao del Norte (DTI-DavNor), represented by Mr. Elycer B. Remigio, conducted the Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) provincial evaluation at the City Mayor's conference room. This was in response to the request of the technical working group of the CMCI in the city, in preparation for the regional evaluation by the DTI-XI.

The local government of Island Garden City of Samal achieved resounding success, after a thorough on-site monitoring inspection conducted by Engr. Rhuelo D. Aradanas, Ph.D., Regional Chief of the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) Eastern Mindanao Regional Field Office, together with Eloie Barrientos, Marie Joy Kamille S. Dayhon, Alex Alphonso P. De Guzman, and Wenona Gee D. Paden. It was verified that our frontline services adhere to provision of Republic Act No. 11032 or Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018. 


New City Hall, Sitio Maag
Peñaplata, Samal District
Island Garden City of Samal
Davao del Norte

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