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Davao expands seawards by building four islands

Davao is a microcosm of the urbanisation sweeping Asia as the region speeds through the transition from agrarian society to an urbanised economy in less than half a century.


IN the shadow of the Philippines' highest volcano, Davao city's reputation as one of the safest, most vibrant and best-run cities in the country is drawing migrants and business people in their thousands. But there's nowhere to put them.

Encompassed by hills to the north,