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DAVAO CITY — Aboitiz-led Apo Agua Infrastructura Inc. is finalizing a recovery plan to get back on track the completion of its P12-billion bulk water supply project in Davao City that has been affected by quarantine restrictions.
CURFEW, shopping and entry passes, wearing of face mask, and checkpoints are among the rules that remain strictly in place in areas that have transitioned starting May 1 into the general community quarantine (GCQ), a government classification wherein restrictions are eased on public transport, business operations, and government offices.
SEVERAL local governments in Mindanao, where only Davao City has been declared as a high risk area for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), want to extend the strict quarantine measures being implemented despite a greenlight to ease restrictions by May 1.
People wait in line to get inside the Muntinlupa City Public Market on April 16 as the local government starts the strict implementation of physical distancing and set dates for shopping on a per barangay basis. The restrictions will be in effect until April 30.
DAVAO CITY -- Quarantine protocols imposed by some local governments in Mindanao in line with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis have affected the production of some banana export firms in the midst of strong demand for the fresh fruit, a top industry executive said.
THE HEAD of Davao City’s Business Permit and Licensing Division has resigned after being held responsible for failure to revoke the permit of a...
DAVAO CITY -- The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) has launched a program to directly connect local government units (LGUs) in the southern islands with suppliers of agricultural produce, with the aim of identifying local surpluses and transferring them to LGUs in need.
DAVAO CITY -- Two local business families here have teamed up for a four-building condominium complex, called Legacy Leisure Residences, that is targeted for young families as well as buyers who intend to rent out their units to tourists and long-term occupants.
DAVAO City-based Felcris Hotels and Resorts Corp. is planning to build a hotel and convention center with an estimated budget of P1.2 billion.
THE BANGSAMORO Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) government appealed for the public’s cooperation as it tracks down the people who attended a recent big gathering of Islamic preachers in Kuala Lumpur, where many of Malaysia’s COVID-19 cases are linked.
THE INTEGRATED Bar of the Philippines (IBP) will release early half of the 13th month pay and salaries of its national office employees located in the National Capital Region while Luzon is under enhanced community quarantine due to the novel coronavirus disease.
SEVERAL LOCAL governments around the country — mostly major cities, provinces, and even some municipalities — have declared a community quarantine to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the new coronavirus that has infected 140 Filipinos as of March 15.
DAVAO CITY -- The nearly P1 billion worth of funding obtained by Davao del Norte from the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) is starting to show results in the cacao industry.
THE DAVAO Oriental provincial government recently signed a memorandum of agreement with falcata tree farmers to strengthen its program that combines reforestation with sustainable livelihood.
DAVAO CITY -- The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) said it will train aquaculture farmers starting this week to build up milkfish and white shrimp output, with a target of 10,000 offshore fish cages within two years.
THE PHILIPPINE Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) is cracking down on hospitals for fraudulent claims involving such schemes as “upcasing” and “patient seeking.”
THREE BAYS in Mati City, Davao Oriental are now officially included in the list of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Association (MBBWA).
DAVAO CITY — The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) has teamed up with a Mindanao-based university and an agricultural trading firm for an agribusiness program focusing on poor and conflict-affected communities.
THE 3,000 drivers who will be employed for the High Bus Priority System (HPBS), with priority given to existing jeepney drivers, will undergo training to get a certification from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
CONSTRUCTION will start this year for the initial residential units and the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) graduate school at the Agriya mixed-use complex of Damosa Land, Inc. (DLI) in Panabo City, Davao Del Norte.
THE DAVAO City government is planning to propose new ventures for funding under the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) as it recently re-established the special unit tasked to manage the agriculture-focused program at the local level.
DAVAO CITY -- China is assessing a loan request by the Philippine government for the construction of the Samal-Davao bridge and a decision could be reached within the early part of the year, according to Chinese Consul General Li Lin.
THE PROVINCES of Davao Oriental and Surigao del Sur have finalized the settlement of a two-decade old boundary dispute in the towns of Boston and Lingig. Officials of the two provincial governments, in a joint session held in Davao City last week, issued a common ordinance defining the political boundary in the contested area.
MARSMAN ESTATE Plantation Inc.’s (MEPI) offer of a P90,000 per hectare (ha) payment annually to 140 banana farmers remains on the table, the export company said.
PIGS THAT tested positive for the African Swine Fever (ASF) in Barangay Namolan have been culled, the Lingayen provincial office reported Tuesday evening.