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Mayors in Mindanao’s 3 major cities running for re-election

INCUMBENT MAYORS in three of Mindanao’s major cities — Cagayan de Oro, General Santos (GenSan), and Davao — have filed their respective Certificates of...

Davao-Samal bridge construction to start on Davao side in 2019

DAVAO DEL Norte Governor Anthony G. del Rosario announced last week that the construction of the bridge linking the Island Garden City of Samal to Davao City in mainland Mindanao will start by 2019.

Lazada opens first hub in Davao

E-COMMERCE site Lazada Philippines on Wednesday opened its first warehouse in Davao City — its third warehouse in the country — which is expected to speed up the delivery of items to online customers in the area.

Davao Region police has 800 vacant slots to fill

THE DAVAO Region police office has called for more applicants with 800 positions to fill and candidates numbering only over half of that. Chief...

Davao council sets Oct. 8 for probe on ‘high’ airfare costs...

THE DAVAO City council will hold a public hearing on Oct. 8 to look into the cost of domestic flights to and from the city.

Japan upgrading Davao office into consulate general

THE JAPANESE government is upgrading its consular office in the city into a consulate general office, which would have authority to handle wider commercial relations.

Chinese business delegations visit Davao as consular office prepares for opening

MORE CHINESE investors have been visiting Davao City to scout for business opportunities in the southern islands, according to Mindanao Development Authority Deputy Executive Director Romeo M. Montenegro.

P65M worth of pirated DVDs seized in Davao up for destruction

DIGITAL VIDEO Discs (DVDs) containing pirated content, with an estimated value of P65 million, are up for destruction after these were seized in Davao City by law enforcers last week.

Bangladesh opens consulate in Davao, sees stronger Mindanao ties

THE PEOPLE’s Republic of Bangladesh has opened a consulate in Davao City with an aim of strengthening ties with the Philippines and cooperation with Mindanao’s agriculture and business processing sectors.

Davao growers hope to raise coffee quality

DAVAO CITY — The Davao Region coffee industry is targeting farmers in a bid to increase quality awareness among growers, allowing them to grow their incomes.

2 new international routes opening in Davao City

DAVAO CITY — The Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (DCCCII) is confident that the addition of two more international routes to and from the city this year will boost tourism in the region and other parts of Mindanao.

Davao BPO firms, JICA may tie up for Japanese training

DAVAO CITY — ICT-Davao, Inc., an industry association for information and communication technology firms, is in discussions with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for a Japanese-language training facility for business process outsourcing (BPO) workers.

Davao designer collaborates with Mindanao’s artisans

DAVAO CITY-based designer first worked with indigenous crafts in 2016, when won the first Stellar Young Designers Competition in 2016, organized by the Davao fashion Design Council (DFDC) and Abreeza Ayala Mall, for gender-bending pieces which featured the embroidery of the T’boli indigenous group.

83 Davao Region cops dismissed since 2016

THE DAVAO Police Regional Office (PRO-11) has vowed to throw the book at its erring members, noting that 83 cops from the region have been dismissed since January 2016 after being found guilty of involvement in criminal activities.

A (nearly non-political) portrait of Davao

FORGET, for a moment, that Davao City is the hometown of President Rodrigo R. Duterte.

Davao council unlikely to reverse new business tax rates, but considering...

THE DAVAO City council has vowed to come up next month with a solution to the complaints of local traders on the higher business tax rates approved in 2017 and took effect this year.

Davao voters sees exodus of PDP-Laban members to HNP regional party

THE VOTING population in Davao City see members of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) jumping ship to the newly-formed Hugpong Ng Pagbabago (HNP) regional party led by the city’s mayor, Sara Duterte-Carpio, according to a survey by the Institute of Popular Opinion (IPO) of the University of Mindanao (UM).

Davao City focuses on access to comprehensive, quality health services for...

Davao City is one of the country’s most progressive cities, thanks to its strong and forward-looking local government. The city’s dynamic approach to governance extends to the provision of a comprehensive range of high-quality health services.

Davao underground cable project to be extended to CM Recto Street

THE SECOND phase of the underground cabling project in Davao City will start next month along Claro M. Recto Street.

Davao Region records highest teen pregnancies in 2017

DAVAO REGION recorded the highest number of adolescents who started child bearing at age 10 to 19, based on the National Demographic Health Survey in 2017.

DA-Davao sets P10-M seed fund for Gulayan program

THE DEPARTMENT of Agriculture-Davao Region office (DA-11) has earmarked a P10 million budget for seeds that will be distributed under the Gulayan Program to encourage communities to pursue backyard farming.

Zamboanga-Kalimantan sea transport service being considered

DAVAO CITY — A sea transport service linking Kalimantan and Zamboanga is being eyed to boost trade and tourism between Indonesia and the Philippines, according to Indonesian Consul General Berlian Napitupulu.

Davao tourist arrivals up 20%

TOURIST ARRIVALS in the city from January to May this year went up by 20% to 975,000 from 806,000 during the same period last year.

AirAsia cancels Davao-KL flights starting Aug. 21

DAVAO CITY — Malaysia AirAsia Berhad is dropping its flights between Davao and Kuala Lumpur in August, less than a year after launching the service in December 2017.

Damosa Land prides itself on a legacy of homegrown development

For over two decades, Damosa Land, Inc. (DLI), the property development arm of the ANFLOCOR Group of Companies, has been at the forefront and...

The real estate potential of Vis-Min

The Philippine real estate market has exhibited a stellar growth in recent years and is poised to sustain the momentum in the coming years....

Notable townships in Visayas and Mindanao

Not only is the Philippines seeing massive changes in its economy as part of its growth as a developing country, huge transformations can also...

ALI unit expands Davao luxury residential project

AYALA LAND Premier (ALP) is launching the second tower of its luxury residential project in Davao City within the year, after seeing strong demand for the first tower where it generated P2.6 billion in sales.

CLI partners with Lyceum Davao to redevelop property

Cebu Landmasters, Inc. (CLI) has partnered with Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU) for the redevelopment of its Davao campus into a mixed-use university...

Duterte awards medals to soldiers wounded in action

President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Thursday, May 24, honored at least seven wounded-in-action soldiers in Davao City as he awarded them the medals of...

Davao hopes to draw more tourists from Down Under with PHL-Australia...

DAVAO CITY’S hosting this year of the Philippines-Australia Friendship Week from May 21 to 27 is expected to bring in more tourists from Australia....

Only over 2,000 applicants for 12,500 opening in Davao job fair

JOB SEEKERS totalled only 2,027 on the first day of the two-day job fair organized by the Department of Labor and Employment-Davao (DoLE-9) in...

Cathay Pacific to launch Hong Kong-Davao direct flight by Oct.

THE CATHAY Pacific Group is launching a direct flight linking Davao City and Hong Kong starting Oct. 28. In a statement, Cathay Pacific said its...

Cathay Pacific announces Davao-Hong Kong flights

The Cathay Pacific Group is launching a direct flight to and from Davao City and Hong Kong starting October 28. Its regional airline Cathay Dragon...

Davao labor groups hit wage board over slow rate review

A COALITION of labor groups has criticized the Davao Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB-11) for its slow rate review process that started...

Labor Day job fairs to focus on underemployment in Davao Region

THIS YEAR’s Labor Day job fairs on May 1 aim to address underemployment in Davao Region, according to Marlito D. Ayala, Department of Labor...

Style from the South

JUDICIOUS editing, restraint, a respect for diversity, and a love for local brought impossible heights of chic at the regional fashion show of Panasonic...

Davao water supply project still awaiting DAR conversion permit

THE BULK water supply project of Aboitiz-led Apo Agua Infrastructura, Inc. (AAII) continues to be delayed by the conversion permit that remains pending at...

Moderately strong quake hits some areas in Mindanao

A moderately strong 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck at sea off the main southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said, though...

Davao restaurateur is set to open Mindanao’s very first halal bar

DAVAO CITY — Restaurateur Wady Vapor is set to open a halal bar which will be the first not just in Mindanao but in...

Airswift opens booking for Davao-El Nido flights

DAVAO CITY — Ayala-owned boutique airline Airswift Transport Inc. has officially opened booking for its El Nido-Davao flights. The airline's El Nido-Davao flights will start...

Davao Light urges solar rooftop owners to join net metering program

Davao Light and Power Co., Inc. is encouraging its solar rooftop owners to sign up under its net metering program that allows them to...

Fulfilling dreams through chocolate

By Bjorn Biel M. Beltran, Special Features Writer Success comes in many forms. For others, it may be from the fulfillment of ones dreams and aspirations....

Unsolicited proposal submitted for Davao, new Bohol airports

CHElSEA Logistics Holdings Corp. (CLC) has submitted to the Department of Transportation (DOTr) an unsolicited Public-Private Partnership (PPP) proposal to develop the Davao and...

Davao Region leaders cut national party ties, form regional party

FOUR of five provincial governors and a majority of elected officials in the Davao Region are resigning from their national party affiliations after forming...