A. Roads and Bridges
Monkayo has the total length of road network 537,203 kilometers broken down as follows: 36,610.82 kilometers concrete roads, 28,650 kilometers asphalt roads, 338,511.75 kilometers graveled roads and 89,237 kilometers earth roads. Refer to Table 19.
The total length of the road right of way is 8,991 kilometers and proposed road with 30,989 kilometers.
The total barangay road is 495,963.50 meters of which 26,882.50 meters are concreted, 209,394.00 meters graveled and 87,865.00 meters earth. Refer to Figure 28.
Within the municipality, there are 33 Reinforced Concrete Deck Girder Bridges, four Bailey Bridges, seven Hanging Bridges, one Tram Line Cable and six box culverts.
Inventory of Roads by System Classification and Type of Pavement, Year 2016
B. Land Transport
In 2016, Monkayo’s public transportation system is mainly provided by public and private vehicles, broken down into the following:
- Around 177 units of air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned buses that ply inter-regional routes within Davao and Caraga regions, as well as trips between Davao City, Butuan City, Tandag, Surigao City, Tacloban City, Ormoc City and Metro Manila daily; These buses account for 16% of the total;
- 132 units of public utility vans, 97 of which cover inter-provincial routes covering Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte to Davao City and vice versa while the remaining 35 ply intra-regional routes, mainly to Davao and Caraga regions. These vans account for 12% of the total;
- There are 293 units of yellow side cars operating mainly in Poblacion, accounting to 26% of the total;
- There are 45 units of center cars covering to routes – Poblacion to Olaycon and Poblacin to Pasian, accounting to 4% of the total;
- Also, there are 457 units single motors travelling to all points of the municipality that accounts to 41% of the total; and,
- Other mode of transportation include the winged motorcycle or locally known as “skylab” with routes in Casoon, San Jose, San Isidro and Haguimitan. There are 10 unit operating in the municipality that accounted to 1% of the total.
- The entry of the wireless telecommunication companies led by Smart and Globe has accelerated growth of the local telecommunication industry.
- Internet access has also been increasing, powered by more accessible and affordable broadband services being offered by Smart and Globe.
- The broadcast media in Monkayo has continued to grow over the years. These are being provided by AM and FM radio stations stationed in Nabunturan, Tagum City and Davao City, and local television stations, ABS-CBN, GMA, PTV and UNTV and among other.
- Also, the direct-broadcast satellite subscription television service is gaining momentum in the municipality operated by Sky Direct owned by ABS-CBN, Cignal TV owned by the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) and TV5, Dream Satellite TV owned by Philippine Multi-media System Inc. (PMSI) and GSat owned by Global Broadcasting and Multi-Media Inc. that offers both prepaid and postpaid packages with exclusive channels.
- The Monkayo Cable is the lone pay television operator in the municipality offering a subscription-based television services.
- National and local dailies and local weekly newspapers are also available in the municipality.
- Postal services are being provided by the Philippine Postal Corporation (PhilPost) whose staff and personnel handle the outgoing and incoming mails and packages, and foreign and domestic printed matters. Complementing it is the presence of courier company LBC Express Inc. (formerly known as Luzon Brokerage Company). Courier is distinguished from ordinary mail services by features such as speed, security, tracking, signature, specialization and individualization of express services, and swift delivery times, which are optional for most everyday mail services.
- However, the advent of short-messaging services offered by mobile telecommunication and internet-based technologies and social networking sites like Yahoo, Gmail, Skype, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have affected these traditional communication services as it offers an instant messaging that provides online text message and video chat services where the users may transmit both text and video messages and may exchange digital documents such as images, text, and video and it also allows video conference calls.
- The Municipal Government is implementing Level I, II and III water system in different barangays of Monkayo. However, not all households have access to potable drinking water supply located within the 200 meters of dwellings as the standard requirement.
- The waterworks system run by the Local Government Unit of Monkayo – Waterworks Unit supplies the requirements of Brgy. Poblacion and its neighboring barangays. Its main water source came from the two spring in BTC, Union and Sitio Maite, Salvacion. Refer to Figure 29.
- As of 2014, there are 8,310 households served by shallow well after super typhoon Pablo hit the Municipality. There were top five barangays utilizing it, namely: Mt.Diwata, Upper Ulip, Salvacion, Casoon, and Awao.
- On deep well there are 460 households served with two barangays left functional after super Typhoon Pablo hit and damaged other existing deep well in the municipality and the barangays left functional namely; Macopa, and Mamunga.
- On improved spring, there are 5,191 households served with these top five barangays utilizing it, namely: Mt. Diwata, Casoon, San Jose, Banlag, and Pasian.
- Electric power services in the municipality is being provided by the Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative (DANECO) with one sub-station in Brgy. San Jose carrying a capacity of 0ne mega-volt amperes (1 MVA).
- In 2016 data of DANECO, there are 10,332 households provided with electricity services that is 48% of the total households in the municipality covered.
- There are 1,880 connections generating to 1,221,642.00 KW consumed in the municipality of which, 62% were consumed in residential areas, 16% for commercial establishments, 10% industrial firms, 9% for public offices and the remaining 1% is for the street lighting.