Located along Palma Gil Street, in a 2- storey building formerly occupied by the Department of Education, the Davao City Pasalubong (Souvenir) Center is right at the heart of the city to serve as a one- stop destination for Davao made products. Through the years, Davao City has been known to have various quality food and non- food products that are always sought after by visitors and tourists who come to the city. The center carries exclusively Davao- made products such as locally grown fresh fruits, flowers, processed foods, gifts, housewares and fashion accessories. A coffee shop located on one end of the building is also serving uniquely Davao- made products such as the Davao Coffee, local pastries, and other native delicacies.
The Pasalubong Center has been established by the City Government of Davao through the initiative of City Mayor Sara Duterte primarily to promote and sell Davao-made quality products to foreign and local visitors and guests. It is envisioned to become a one-stop shop of all Davao City made quality products (using locally or internationally sourced materials as well as indigenous and recyclable materials) such as handicrafts, processed food, fashion accessories, souvenir and gift items, home decors, indigenous costumes and native accessories, etc.
Its location is considered strategic being situated right next to the People’s Park and to the proposed 120- seater Cinematheque constructed by the Film Development Council of the Philippines. It is also in close proximity to around 10 big and small hotels within the downtown area. This makes the area practically an emerging tourism center of the city.