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DAVAO CITY — Universal Robina Corp. (URC), the food and beverage unit of JG Summit Holdings, Inc., has completed the P1-billion expansion of its flour milling plant here, increasing production threefold for export to Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand, company officials said Thursday.
PROTESTING WORKERS who have been dismissed from the Holcim Philippines, Inc. plant in Davao City, hired through contractor Fort Steel Cargo Integrators Inc., pressed on their call to be reinstated and be given regular employment status.
COTABATO LIGHT and Power Co. (CLPC), an Aboitiz Power Corp. (AboitizPower) subsidiary, reported a 14% increase in energy demand in its franchise areas in the Bangsamoro region in 2018 to 32 megawatts (MW) from 28 MW the previous year, and expects continued uptrend with the implementation of the new Bangsamoro Organic Law.
DAVAO CITY — Listed independent oil firm Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc. is assessing various locations proposed by potential dealers as part of its expansion program this year, a top company official said yesterday.
DAVAO CITY — BALL MILL facilities for gold ore extracted from Mt. Diwalwal in Compostela Valley have been given until this weekend to move out and transfer to a government-designated site as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is set to rehabilitate the Naboc River.
DAVAO CITY -- About P55.3 million worth of crops in Davao Region were reported to have been destroyed due to the dry spell brought about by the current El Niño.
DAVAO ORIENTAL’S provincial government has banned quarrying within the river that serves as the main water source of the Aragon Dam in Cateel town, considered as the biggest irrigation system in Mindanao.
HOLCIM PHILIPPINES, Inc. said on Wednesday that it is coordinating with its contractor, Fort Steel Cargo Integrators Inc., whose employees have been protesting over their alleged mass termination.
THE NATIONAL Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) has branded the resolutions of some local government units (LGUs) in the Davao Region declaring them persona-non-grata as mere public relations (PR) stunts by the military.
DAVAO CITY -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) will ensure that the rice industry will become more competitive as the Rice Tariffication Law comes into force.
WITH THE implementation of the law on rice tariffication, the government must adopt a single-window program on importation, said a top official of the office of Sen. Cynthia A. Villar, principal author of the law.
DAVAO CITY -- The Davao Oriental provincial government is gearing up to improve its competitiveness in agriculture and tourism, with the province also in the process of drafting a 10-year plan for these industries.
DAVAO CITY’s law enforcers are now investigating the reported proliferation of fake gold bars on the watch of a syndicate, after a purchase of one such gold bar was reported to the Marilog Police Station. Chief Insp. Estrello B. Ramiso, head of the police station, said this was not the first time his station received such a complaint.
THREE COMMUNAL irrigation systems in the two Agusan provinces, which would cover about 500 hectares (ha) and benefit about 2,700 households, has received funding under the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP).
THE MILITARY’S Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) reported that it unearthed 30 landmines in various areas, allegedly planted by the communist armed group New People’s Army (NPA).
THE DAVAO Oriental provincial government has secured a P650 million loan from the government-run Development Bank of the Philippines to fund several “high-impact” projects.
DAVAO CITY -- The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) has tapped the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) as financial advisor for 12 major projects and as a possible loan provider for other proposed ventures in the southern islands.
THE DAVAO city government is aiming to release a new Investment Incentive Code within the first semester of the year, with the draft now under review for approval by the Investment Promotions Center’s board.
DAVAO CITY’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Fund Investment Plan (CDRRMFIP) for 2019 has been approved with an allocation of about P436 million.
THE DAVAO Police Regional Office (PRO-11) is undertaking a crackdown anew on cops suspected to be protecting illegal gambling activities.
THE PROVINCIAL Peace and Order Council of Davao Oriental is looking into the activities of nine schools located within indigenous people (IP) communities that are reportedly being used by the communist New People’s Army (NPA) as recruitment sites.
THE DAVAO City government has formed a technical working group (TWG) that will help craft initiatives on environmental protection in line with its sisterhood agreement with Japanese city Kitakyushu.
DAVAO CITY -- The economy of Mindanao is forecast to grow by up to 8% this year with projects boosting agricultural output, investments in urban areas, and improved business confidence arising from the implementation of the Bangsamoro Organic Law, an official of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) said.
TODAY’S PLEBISCITE for a new law that will expand the geographic coverage and economic authority of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) comes at a period when significant growth has been recorded in this part of the country that has otherwise been afflicted by poverty and armed conflict.
DAVAO CITY -- The implementing rules and regulations (IRR) for a legalized barter trading system in western parts of Mindanao are now being finalized by the Mindanao Barter Trading Council and could be completed next month.
A MAGNITUDE 6 earthquake jolted parts of Mindanao at 4:03 a.m. Wednesday, with the epicenter recorded 127 kilometers southeast of Gov. Generoso town in...
DAVAO CITY -- The business sector is pinning its hopes on a new airport authority to improve the operations of this city’s Francisco Bangoy International Airport, with legislation creating the new body recently clearing the House of Representatives.
A DAVAO CITY court denied the Dec. 4, 2018 motion of the Department of Justice (DoJ) for issuance of hold departure order (HDO) against Sen. Antonio F. Trillanes IV over his four libel cases, ruling that he is not a flight risk.
CONFLICTS and crimes with a maximum prison term of six years involving indigenous people (IP) in Davao City could be settled through traditional mechanisms after the mayor signs the ordinance recently approved by the council.
LAW ENFORCEMENT agencies have placed the entire provinces of Compostela Valley and Davao del Sur in the election watch list because of the presence of private armed groups and New People’s Army (NPA) rebels.
POLICE DIRECTOR General Oscar D. Albayalde said he has ordered the relieved of three intelligence officers who allegedly “leaked” a document ordering the profiling of members of the left-leaning Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) Party-list, but added that he did not sign any such directive.
DAVAO CITY -- A cooperative in Sarangani province is expanding its abaca production area to about 1,000 hectares as it started selling its products to China.
DAVAO CITY -- Aboitiz Power Corp. subsidiary, Davao Light and Power Company, Inc. (DLPC) is allocating a capital expenditure (CAPEX) of about P1.5 billion this year, which will be used for an underground cable system in Davao City and its rural electrification program.
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