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DAVAO CITY -- Dabawenyo Capsicum, a group of manufacturers of chili pepper products, said bureaucracy remains their biggest stumbling block despite the strong support for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
THE DAVAO del Sur government has placed the province under a state of calamity due to the dry spell brought that has caused an estimated P161.2 million in damage to rice and corn farms.
DAVAO CITY -- Noble Endeavors Mindanao, Inc. (NEMI), a non-profit based in President Roxas, Cotabato and funded by Global Development group (GDG) of Australia, is working with indigenous people (IP) communities to make goat’s milk.
A PORTION of the P19.8 billion Davao City Coastal Bypass Road Project, which started construction in 2017, is expected to be partially opened before the year ends.
DAVAO CITY -- Chocolates are now thought to offer health benefits apart from being a sweet treat, but a Davao-based chocolate company is launching a vegan variety, in what is claimed to be a first for a Philippine producer.
DAVAO CITY — The Anti Money Laundering Council (AMLC) has frozen a total of P1.4 billion in illegal drug-related assets from 2017-2018, almost four times the P365 million held from 2013 to 2016.
THE 82ND founding anniversary of Davao City kicked off on March 1 amid tight security, with up to 4,000 personnel from the city, regional, and other auxiliary forces deployed throughout the city on shifting schedules from March 1 to 19.
DAVAO CITY — “Please don’t disrupt our lives,” was the plea made by Paulina C. Pestaño on behalf of the 1,600 lot owners at South Pacific Golf and Leisure Estates Homeowners Association. The high-end subdivision developed by Sta. Lucia Realty, which is also home to an 18-hole par-72 golf course worth P500 million, is one of several areas that will be affected by the alignment of the Mindanao Railway System (MRS) Tagum-Davao-Digos (TDD) segment.
A BILL sponsored by Davao City 2nd District Rep. Mylene G. Albano, which was passed by the House of Representatives and is now under deliberation in the Senate, seeks to change the city’s founding anniversary to the original date of March 1 from the current March 16.
DAVAO CITY’s local government and motorists are banking on the ongoing rehabilitation of the 10-year old traffic signal light system to improve the worsening road congestion.
THE Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board-Davao Region office (LTFRB-11) has ordered a one-month suspension on the operation of 34 Metro Shuttle buses owned by Davao Metro Shuttle Corp. after a deadly collision with a bus of another company last Monday.
TOURISM OFFICIALS in the Davao Region remain optimistic that the industry will not be seriously affected by the series of bombings and grenade attacks in other parts of Mindanao, which has again prompted travel warnings by several foreign governments.
SECURITY FORCES are on heightened alert as Davao City hosts the Davao Regional Athletic Association (DAVRAA) Meet 2019, which opened Jan. 27, and amid the Sunday bombing in Jolo, Sulu.
DAVAO CITY is banking on big sporting events to help achieve the 2.8 million target tourist arrivals for 2019.
DAVAO CITY -- The Davao Backyard Swine Raisers Association is planning to construct a P10 million feed mill facility to lower the cost of backyard farmers and improve the biosecurity of small steads.
DAVAO City Mayor Sara Z. Duterte has issued an executive order requiring certain establishments to submit a sewerage treatment plant design before they can renew their business permits.
DAVAO CITY -- Construction of the P8-billion Davao City-UP Sports Complex is now 80% complete and the local government is positioning to host national and international events, including the 2019 South East Asian Games (SEA Games) in December.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte wants to use the road user’s tax collected by the Road Board to fund infrastructure and flood control projects aimed at improving Bicol region’s preparedness against disasters.
THE DAVAO City Business Bureau is expecting more than 39,000 business permit renewals this year, with processing to start Thursday, Jan. 3.
THE DAVAO City Police Office (DCPO) city recorded zero firecracker-related incident during the 2018 Christmas and New Year’s eve celebrations, marking 17 years of the strict observance of the ban on firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices.
CONTRACTUAL workers of the Davao City government, currently receiving an average of P7,400 a month, are getting a salary increase in 2019 with the approval of next year’s P8.8 billion budget.
THE DAVAO City Council approved last week an ordinance institutionalizing Permeable Paving Systems (PPS) in the construction of car parking spaces, walkways, open spaces, and low-traffic roads of establishments.
BUILDINGS and other gathering areas in the city will soon be required to have photo-luminescent safety and directional markings leading to exit points as an additional safety measure in case of fire and other emergencies.
CONSUMER goods wholesaler, retailer and mall operator New City Commercial Corporation (NCCC) has launched the LTS Entrepreneurship Awards for Mindanao and the search will kick off next year.
THE DAVAO City council has approved a resolution endorsing the Mindanao Railway Project, but set conditions for the local segment’s implementation.
DAVAO CITY -- Members of the Mindanao Agricultural Machinery Industry Association (MAMIA) called on the private sector and the government to provide more support to mechanization to improve agricultural production and incomes.
DAVAO CITY -- The growth of technology start-ups and the overall outsourcing industry in Davao is being hampered by payment system problems and the martial law in force in the Philippines’ southern islands.
OFFICIALS of provinces and cities named among the top 10 richest in the country in terms of assets have cheered their respective rankings, but at the same time acknowledged that the challenge remains on how to make wealth and government services more inclusive.
MICRO, SMALL and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are expected to benefit from the increased tourism and trade that will be prompted by the opening of a Chinese consulate general in Davao City.
THE REVIVAL of the Manila-Davao shipping route, launched on Oct. 28, was welcomed by the business sector as a boost to tourism and agricultural trade.
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