If you are from Davao, your field trip or family outing is incomplete without going to the famous Crocodile Park. The park has shaped many of our childhoods, and we have one person to thank for that— Philip Dizon. 

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However, in an unfortunate incident, Philip Dizon lost his life in a road accident; he was 69. 

According to the Philippine Daily Inquirer, the businessman was riding his three-wheel Can-Am when it lost control and went to the opposite lane, hitting the concrete. The location of the accident was along the Bansalan-Balutukay road in Davao Del Sur.

Dizon was brought to the Davao Provincial Hospital but sadly passed away.

Photo from Davao Today

Philip Dizon also owns Dizon Farms, the Mt. Apo Highland Resort, and Mt. Apo Civet Coffee. Dizon had always been interested in crocodiles since 1986 when he learned about crocodile skins. He started breeding crocodiles, which led to the establishment of Davao Crocodile Farm in 1989.

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