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MinBizCon 2018 shifts focus to BBL, federalism

DAVAO CITY — Organizers of the annual Mindanao Business Conference (MinBizCon) have decided to change the focus of this year’s event in anticipation of the approval of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).

Bamboo designated ‘golden crop’ by Davao agri expo in September

DAVAO CITY -- This year’s Davao Agri-Trade Expo will promote the planting of so-called “golden crops,” which include cacao, coffee, coconut, corn, cassava, rice, banana, as well as bamboo.

Double-track electric system eyed for Mindanao railway

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.

All Moro Convention group drafts Bangsamoro constitution under federal system

DAVAO CITY -- A proposed constitution for a Bangsamoro region under a federal system of government will be submitted to the Consultative Committee to...

CityMall Northtown gets council committee endorsement

THE PLANNED CityMall in the high-end subdivision Northtown in Davao City has been endorsed for second reading by the City Council committee on housing, rural and urban development.

Duterte son to file charges vs Trillanes

PRESIDENTIAL SON Paolo Z. Duterte is set to file criminal and civil charges against Senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV for implicating him in the smuggling of about P6.4 million worth of the illegal drug shabu last year.

CARD Bank launches cardless withdrawal system

MICROFINANCE PROVIDER Center for Agriculture and Rural Development Bank, Inc. (CARD) has introduced automated teller machine (ATM) withdrawals using smartphones.

Rep. Floirendo vouches for integrity of slain journalist Denora

DAVAO DEL Norte 1st District Rep. Antonio R. Floirendo Jr. called on authorities to immediately resolve the murder of local newspaper publisher Dennis Wilfredo D. Denora, who was shot in Panabo City by motorcycle-riding men last June 7.

Panama disease-resistant bananas spark buyer complaints

DAVAO CITY -- Small banana growers have received complaints from buyers of some of their harvest from the Giant Cavendish Tissue Culture Variant 218...

13 Franklin Baker workers die in van-truck head-on-collision in Sta. Cruz

A SERVICE vehicle owned by Dames Agency figured in a head-on-collision with a truck Sunday afternoon in Sta. Cruz town, leaving 14 people dead, 13 of whom were workers of Franklin Baker Corp. Four others were injured, according to the town police report.

Davao Oriental moves toward better mechanization for higher agri output

DAVAO ORIENTAL, which recently bagged 10 of 23 regional agri-fishery awards from the Department of Agriculture, is focusing on improving mechanization to increase output, particularly for rice and coconut.

Arrested NPA leader in southern Mindanao now facing 12 cases in...

THE ALLEGED head of the New People’s Army (NPA) group operating in the southern Mindanao area, who was nabbed last month in Bukidnon, has been moved to the Davao City jail and is now facing 12 cases, five of which are non-bailable, for murder and illegal detention.

ARMM agri-based products get boost for international market

THE AUTONOMOUS Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) is enhancing the marketability of its processed agricultural products to give it a shot at the international market.

Duterte to sign loan, cooperation agreements with South Korea

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte is set to sign four memoranda of understanding (MoU) with the South Korean government during his first official visit on June 3 to 5.

Damosa Land prepares to launch 2 projects in Davao del Norte

DAVAO CITY -- Damosa Land, Inc. (DLI) is preparing to begin marketing and pre-selling activities this year for its two new residential projects in...

Incentives for parking spaces in Davao City out soon

DAVAO CITY Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio is expected to sign this month a new ordinance providing incentives to parking space investors, according to Lemuel G....

Families evacuated following landslide in Nabunturan village

A LANDSLIDE dawn of May 20 has displaced 12 families in Barangay Linda in Nabunturan, Compostela Valley following persistent rains. The municipal government reported...

10 more Go Negosyo centers lined up in Davao Region

THE DEPARTMENT of Trade and Industry-Davao Region office (DTI-11) is planning to set up 10 more Go Negosyo Centers over the next two years...

Davao City launches peace-building program as alternative to local talks with...

THE DAVAO City government has launched its Peace 911 program, which is intended to bring customized development projects in areas that are known lairs...

Davao City plans sisterhood agreement with another Chinese city

THE DAVAO city government is planning to forge a sisterhood agreement with another city in China to further expand trade and cultural ties. The...