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DAVAO CITY -- The Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) will channel loans to local governments units (LGUs) for water supply and irrigation systems under a program set up by the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), to be launched Dec. 6.
THE MINDANAO Development Authority (MinDA) will expand the MinDA Tienda project into a livelihood development program for those affected by the series of earthquakes last October in parts of Mindanao.
DAVAO CITY -- The Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (DCCCII) has signed a partnership agreement with the Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management (A-PAD) to develop a continuity program that will help small firms sustain their operations during calamities.
DAVAO CITY -- All power distribution utilities (DU) in Mindanao, both electric cooperatives and private companies, have applied to participate in the wholesale electricity spot market (WESM), which is targeted to start commercial operations on Jan. 26.
THE QATAR Fund for Development is looking into the possible funding of a P200 million project that will help develop Bangsamoro communities in the town of Tulungan.
THE COTABATO provincial government held a planning workshop on Wednesday as a first step to drafting the recovery and rehabilitation program for residents displaced by the series of earthquakes in October.
A 57-MEMBER delegation from Malaysian is visiting Davao City on Nov. 19–21 to explore business linkages and potential investments, Malaysian Trade Commissioner Siti Azlina said.
DAVAO CITY — The University of the Philippines Mindanao (UP Min) is putting forward several proposals under its five-year development that would need a funding of about P12 billion.
THE RUNNING count of people affected by the series of earthquakes in central Mindanao last month has reached 231,250, more than half of them in Makilala town in Cotabato, based on the latest update from the national disaster management agency. Of the total, 36,183 are staying in 32 evacuation centers. Aside from Makilala, the other affected areas are: Cotabato’s capital Kidapawan City and five other towns; Malita and Santa Maria in Davao Occidental; and Davao del Sur’s capital Digos City and eight towns. On infrastructure, 26 schools have been totally destroyed while 1,050 are partially damaged. Houses account for the biggest hit with 10,862 totally damaged and 22,287 partial.
THE Southern Philippines Development Authority will pitch oil and power projects to Qatar businessmen visiting Manila this week.
DAVAO CITY – The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) has proposed the planting of sorghum in banana farms that have been affected by Fusarium wilt, also known as Panama disease, to provide an alternative income to farmers and allow the land to recover.
THE DAVAO Oriental provincial government is preparing for the visit and evaluation by the Club of Most Beautiful Bays in the World for the formal inclusion of Pujada Bay in the list.
THE CONFLICT surrounding roads in the Floirendo-run banana farms in Sto. Tomas and Braulio Dujali, Davao del Norte has been settled with an agreement signed by the parties.
DAVAO CITY -- CHMI Land, Inc., the real estate arm of Corporate Holdings Management Inc., is opening its Acacia Hotel Davao by December, the third in its chain after Alabang and Bacolod.
DAVAO CITY — PLDT, Inc. and its wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. have opened two converged stores here with an aim to grow their respective customer base, especially in the postpaid segment.
LOCAL OFFICIALS, together with representatives of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), have decided to expand the development plan for the airport in Mati City, Davao Oriental to include a runway for bigger aircraft.
DAVAO CITY — The Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association, Inc. (PBGEA) has condemned the action of the Davao del Norte provincial government to clear the roads leading to banana plantations, which would have led to the destruction of biosecurity facilities.
DAVAO CITY -- Metrobank Card Corp. (MCC), the credit card arm of Metropolitan Bank and Trust Co., sees the implementation of the national identification system as a driver for expanding its business, including in unserved areas of Mindanao.
DAVAO CITY -- Debbie U. Rodolfo, a mother and entrepreneur, recently opened the first of two shopping mall-based branches of Tinker House in the Davao Region, and she wants to bring the play-and-learn station concept further to offices, parties and even schools.
VARIOUS FOREIGN agencies have committed about P408 million to fund development projects in Mindanao, particularly in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) announced last week.
DAVAO DEL NORTE Gov. Edwin I. Jubahib backed down Wednesday on his order to undertake supposed road clearing operations at the entry point of Tagum Agricultural Development Co. Inc.’s (Tadeco) banana plantations in the towns of Sto. Tomas and Braulio Dujali.
ABOUT 500 families affected by the 2017 siege in Marawi City will benefit from the permanent housing project of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM).
DAVAO CITY-based Alsons Development and Investment Co. is transforming the former Madrazo fruits stands area into a shopping and dining destination with its Poblacion Market Central project.
DAVAO CITY -- The city government has amended its Investment Incentive Code by adding new `perks including tax breaks for projects in “preferred areas” outside the city center and for hiring indigenous peoples (IPs) and persons with disabilities (PWDs).
DAVAO CITY -- Mindanao borrowers are expected to take up about P9.6 billion worth of mortgages out of the P85 billion target set for the Home Development Mutual Fund, a fund official said here last week.
DAVAO CITY -- The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) has partnered with an Israeli agricultural company to develop a water system for drinking and irrigation for possible use in remote areas in Mindanao and Palawan.
DAVAO CITY -- Realme Philippines wants to put up a concept store in every mall in this city, with two of them targeted for opening before the end of the year.
DAVAO CITY -- Gov. Nelson L. Dayanghirang of Davao Oriental issued last week an order banning the entry of swine and pork products where African Swine Fever (ASF) has been detected.
DAVAO CITY -- A supply deal has been signed between Mindanao organic rice farmers and a US buying group for rarities of organic rice varieties, the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) said.
DAVAO CITY -- Homegrown retailing company New City Commercial Center is rolling out next month its credit card, NCCC Credit Card, its partnership with Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.
DAVAO CITY — Seedwork Philippines is pushing for the propagation of its premium rice variety in the Davao Region as a way for local farmers to increase their incomes as the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) looks to export these varieties.
DAVAO CITY -- Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. is set to open next month its concept store in this city as it tries to corner a bigger chunk of the mobile phone market here.
DAVAO CITY -- The Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry has called on government to implement measures to prevent the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) to Mindanao.