Last updated on December 11, 2019
In 2006, Tagum became the Palm
Tree City of the Philippines. It also holds an unofficial record for
having the tallest Christmas tree in the Philippines. At 153 feet tall, the
stunning structure erected at the Freedom Park at the back of the City Hall
rivaled Puerto Princesa City’s 100 feet tall Christmas tree. Tagum is also the
home of the world’s biggest wooden rosary, made out of ironwood, located at the
Christ The King Cathedral, also one of the region’s biggest Catholic churches.
Since 1999, Tagum annually hosts the Musikahan Festival aimed at showcasing the musical talents of Tagumeños, Mindanaoans and Filipinos in general, draws thousands of visitors both locally and internationally. The notable growth of Tagum Cooperativee being one of the best cooperative in the Philippines with a membership of 83,378 from the City and the neighboring towns and city within the region clearly
Health and Medical Services; Aquino Specialists Medical Hospital, Bishop Joseph Regan Memorial Hospital,Davao Regional Medical Center – one of the best public hospitals in the Philippines, Medical Mission Group Hospital and Health Services Cooperative of Tagum, Midpark Medical Center (under construction), Tagum Doctor’s Hospital, United Doctor’s Hospital signifies the city’s financial standing and capabilities.
Pantaleon Alvarez, politician, the current Speaker of the House of the Representatives of the Philippines and a Congressman from the First District of Davao del Norte.
Tagum is typhoon-free due to its location. The city enjoys a weather that remains balmy all year round. It is characterized by a uniform distribution of rainfall, temperature, humidity, and air pressure. It has no pronounced wet or dry season. Weather predictability makes it highly conducive to agricultural production.