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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 — Last week’s Pinoy MSME Expo — one of the highlights of the city’s annual celebration for micro, small, and medium-scale enterprises — focused on start-up ventures, giving greenhorn entrepreneurs an experience on joining trade fairs.
DAVAO CITY -- The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) is ready to take on the lead role for coordinating power supply for the planned Mindanao Railway System (MRS), which will have electric trains.
DAVAO CITY -- An additional power supply of about 3,000 megawatts (MW) is projected to be required by the Mindanao grid by 2030, according to Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Assistant Secretary Romeo M. Montenegro.
DAVAO CITY -- An urban farming advocate is pushing for regular training sessions in the city not just to promote home gardening but to help reduce trash by turning biodegradable wastes into fertilizers.
DAVAO CITY — Holcim Philippines, Inc. is preparing to ramp up cement production in Mindanao as demand continues to increase with private sector projects and the government’s “Build, Build, Build” program.
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.
DAVAO CITY -- Trade between the Philippines and Indonesia has been steadily growing, but most of the cargo traffic still moves between Luzon and Java, which is costlier than more direct routes originating from Mindanao, according to Indonesian Consul General Berlian Napitupulu.
THE DEPARTMENT of Science and technology-SOCCSKSARGEN (DoST 12) is eyeing to increase civet coffee production in the region by putting up a Halal Civet Research and Development Center at the Mindanao State University (MSU) campus in General Santos City.
DAVAO CITY -- Growers and exporters are meeting later this month at the 2nd Durian Summit, in a bid to find ways to meet Chinese demand for frozen durian.
INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (IP) leaders from Maguindanao province will lead a “conversation” on July 9 set at the capital as the Congress bicameral committee conference tackles the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) this week.
THE DEPARTMENT of Science and Technology-Davao Region (DoST-11) has received the green light from the Davao City council to set up wastewater treatment facilities along the Davao River and at the city’s slaughterhouse.
CEBU AIR, Inc. is converting two of its ATR 72-500 passenger planes into freighter planes in order to take advantage of the growing demand from the logistics industry. In a statement, the listed operator of Cebu Pacific said it inked an agreement with Switzerland-based service provider IPR Conversions Ltd. to convert two of its ATR 72-500s.
DAVAO CITY — The fourth year of implementing the closed fishing season in the Davao Gulf commenced with no violators apprehended since June 1, according to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources-Davao Region office (BFAR-11).
LOCAL POLITICAL party Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) is now assessing potential alliances following the approval of its registration by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), according to Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, the party’s leader.
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.
MORE THAN 60 accredited mountain guides and porters of the Sta. Cruz Trail to Mt. Apo recently completed a ‘retooling’ course as part of the capability-building program of the Sta. Cruz municipal government and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Davao Region (DENR XI).
TACLOBAN CITY — Robinsons Land Corp. (RLC) is targeting the meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions (MICE) market for its Summit Hotel Tacloban, which was formally opened on Thursday.
DAVAO CITY -- The proposed two-track electric train system for the main line of the Mindanao Railway System (MRS) has been approved by the Department of Transportation (DoTr), a Davao-based business leader said.
DAVAO CITY -- Food industry workers like livestock slaughterers, chefs and baristas, as well as welders and other skilled construction workers are the most in demand both domestically and overseas, a Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) official said.
MUSICIAN ALLAN Pineda Lindo, popularly known as Apl de Ap of multi-awarded pop group Black Eyed Peas, and officials of the Thames International Business School have expressed intention to help the creative industry of Davao City by offering scholarships for both undergraduates and creative professionals.
DAVAO OCCIDENTAL, the newest province in the country, broke ground on June 8 for its P3-billion provincial capitol and business complex in the capital town of Malita.
DAVAO CITY Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has categorically said that she is not running for a seat in the Senate in the 2019 mid-term elections as she focuses on building up the new regional political party Hugpong Ng Pagbabago (HNP).
DAVAO CITY — Philippine Veterans Bank (PVB) has started relaunching its branches in key Mindanao cities as it aims to expand its market base, beginning with soldiers, military retirees and local government employees.
THE DAVAO regional office of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) wants to tap graduating students, specifically those taking entrepreneurial and accountancy courses, for assisting overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who want to apply for the agency’s livelihood assistance program.
THE DECOMMISSIONED airport in Mati City, previously used for private operations, could be reactivated for commercial flights within the year, according to a city official.
DAVAO CITY — Cacao farmers in Mindanao, particularly in the Davao Region, see New Zealand as a fresh market with the recent appointment of Mindanao Business Council (MBC) chair Vicente T. Lao as the country’s honorary consul for Mindanao.
NEW ZEALAND Ambassador to the Philippines David Strachan said Mindanao is a growing priority of the New Zealand Aid Programme as he announced an additional P18-million fund for humanitarian assistance in Marawi City through the World Food Programme.
DAVAO CITY — Cebu Landmasters, Inc. (CLI) and the Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU) are aiming to open the school component of their township project here by June 2019, followed by the commercial spaces within three years.
DAVAO CITY -- A research project evaluating the use of wild sage to treat Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is up for final technical assessment,...
CEBU PACIFIC Air (Cebu Air, Inc.) is undertaking an assessment of passengers’ profile to and from the Visayas and Mindanao as the budget carrier...
DAVAO CITY -- Australia’s Outsourcing Angel, a division of Red and Black Solutions Pty Ltd., is planning to hire virtual assistants (VAs) in Davao...
NOTEBOOKS AND other paper-based products are expected to increase as consumers begin buying supplies for the school opening in June. “We are expecting the...
THE DEPARTMENT of Trade and Industry-Region 11 office (DTI-Davao) will convert existing pasalubong centers into OTOP (One-Town-One-Product) shops that will showcase products of micro,...
DAVAO CITY -- The Mindanao Agri Network Corp. (MANCOR), distributor of rice brand Sun Made, is preparing to expand via exports to the Association...