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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.
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.
DAVAO CITY -- Domestic processors of cacao, some of which are operated by farmers themselves, have propped up bean prices, offering a safety net for growers at a time of fluctuating global prices for the commodity.
TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte — The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (PCCI) is bringing 31 companies that will offer franchising opportunities in Marawi, with some fees waived in support of the city’s rehabilitation.
DAVAO CITY — The Center for Agriculture and Rural Development, Inc. (CARD) has released about P450.9 million in loans to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) since July 2017 as part of its agreement with the government for the Pondo sa Pagbabago at Pag-Asenso (P3) program.
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.
A TEAM that was instrumental in helping rescue hostages and trapped residents in Marawi City during the height of the siege last year has been reactivated to serve as a center for receiving concerns on the government’s rehabilitation program.
LAW ENFORCERS in Davao City have enhanced security measures through the deployment of more personnel around the city following the two bombings in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat last week and on Sunday.
DAVAO CITY — SM Development Corp. (SMDC), the real property arm of the Henry Sy group, has started preparations for the construction of its first condominium project in the city.
THE DAVAO ORIENTAL provincial government has tapped the Tech4d Center, a computer-based educational mechanism under the Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT), to provide rebel returnees with new skills.
DAVAO CITY -- Avida Land Corp, the mid-range brand of property giant Ayala Land Inc, (ALI), has launched its second condominium project here, targeting young and single professionals as a major market.
THE DAVAO City government is looking at more partnerships with Israeli non-government organizations and other groups after last week’s signing for an education project that will provide capacity-building training to local teachers.
DAVAO CITY -- The Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) has allocated about P20 million for the development of the marine industry in a town in the island province of Tawi-Tawi.
THE NATIONAL government has assured the indigenous peoples (IPs) of Mindanao that the implementation of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) will include their development by addressing their specific concerns.
DAVAO CITY — Global Comfort Group Corp., the company behind the Eurotel and Icon hotel brands, is injecting more funds until 2019 for the renovation of rooms and the construction of a halal kitchen at the Apo View Hotel.
DAVAO CITY — The government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) have started preparing for the normalization track of the peace agreement, particularly the integration of armed MILF members back into their communities.
LAW ENFORCERS have intensified security preparations for the main week of the Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival in light of the car bomb explosion in Lamitan City, Basilan last week that killed 11, including the suspected bomber.
DAVAO CITY -- Taiwan health care companies are coming to Davao this week to look for possible partners, an official with the Mindanao Business Council (MinBC) said.
DAVAO CITY -- The approved P56 increase in Davao Region’s minimum daily wage will come in two tranches, with the first installment of P30 taking effect on Aug. 16.
DAVAO CITY -- Many farm areas around the country stand to benefit from an irrigation system, but proposals from local government units (LGUs) are thin on the ground, an official of the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) said.
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.
THE SECOND phase of the underground cabling project in Davao City will start next month along Claro M. Recto Street.
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 — The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) has proposed the issuance of sukuk, or Islamic bonds, to raise funds for the national government’s key projects in Mindanao.
PRIVATE SECTOR groups in Western Visayas and Davao are urging their respective Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Boards (RTWPB) to reconsider minimum wage hike increases, warning that higher manpower costs could make their industries uncompetitive.
THE DEPARTMENT of Education (DepEd) in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) has started assessing the status of education in the region as it prepares a transition plan for the new Bangsamoro, the entity expected to replace the ARMM if the Bangsamoro Basic Law is approved.
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.
DAVAO CITY -- Banana farming company Marsman Estate Plantation, Inc. (MEPI) has asked the Presidential Agrarian Reform Council to allow it to create an “ad hoc negotiation task force” to resolve the remaining issues on its lease arrangement with a minority of agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs).
THE DAVAO City government plans to produce identification cards (ID) per family to ease the distribution of relief goods and other assistance during calamities, according to the City Social Services and Development Office.
DAVAO CITY — Despite the apparent fallout between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus G. Dureza said the Duterte administration is still open to the peace talks.
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.
TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte — The group formed by the National Electrification Administration (NEA) to manage the Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Daneco) has promised to settle its P2.1 billion debts to suppliers within the next two years.
THE DAVAO City police has formed a group to investigate the ambush last Monday on Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Assemblyman Sidik S. Amiril.
MATI CITY, Davao Oriental — Proposed legislation that will establish the coconut trust fund and provide interventions for the industry’s development could be passed and signed into law before the President’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 23, according to Senator Cynthia A. Villar.
DAVAO CITY — Azuela Cove, the joint township project of the Ayala and Alcantara groups, will have a multilevel supermarket to be put up by mall developer DS Gaisano Group, Inc.
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